Those of you following the debacle around the 50th anniversary re-issue of the Beatles “Love Me Do” vinyl single will be interested to know of a further BIG mistake on the now re-called disc.
Not only did EMI stuff up the version of the song on the A-side of the disc (see previous post on this), it is now emerging that there is also another big mistake.
They have put the wrong catalogue number on the B-side….
The “Love Me Do” single has the Parlophone Records catalogue number R-4949. However, on the B-side of the 50th anniversary reissue (which contains the song “P.S. I Love You”), EMI have printed the catalogue number R-4714:
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That R-4714 catalogue number actually belongs to the 1960 Matt Monro release “Portrait of My Love”:
Hence some people on Ebay getting a bit carried away with their pricing on this one….
Some are even claiming this this mistake is the 2012 equivalent of the infamous “Butcher Cover” all over again and stating that the value of the re-called “Love Me Do” will just grow and grow. What do you think?