"THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM - OPEN END INTERVIEW"
PROMOTIONAL "NOT FOR SALE" SLEEVE & COMPACT 33 DISC
CAPITOL, PRO 2598-99
ISSUED TO RADIO STATIONS: APRIL 1964

 

CONDITION: VG+++ (SLEEVE) / M- UNPLAYED "AS NEW" (RECORD)
ITEM#: PR719
PRICE: $5,000


 
  DESCRIPTION
(ACTUAL IMAGES)

TO ENCOURAGE DISC JOCKEYS TO PROMOTE THE BEATLES, CAPITOL PREPARED OPEN-END INTERVIEW RECORDS THAT ALLOWED A DISC JOCKEY TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT HE WAS PERSONALLY CONDUCTING AN IN-STATION INTERVIEW WITH THE GROUP. THE ILLUSION WAS CREATED BY COMBINING A SCRIPT OF STATEMENTS AND QUESTIONS TO ASK THE GROUP WITH A RECORD CONTAINING GAPS OF SILENCE FOR THE DJ TO READ THE SCRIPT BETWEEN THE PRERECORDED RESPONSES OF THE BOYS. AS PART OF ITS BEATLES CAMPAIGN, CAPITOL SENT COPIES OF THE FIRST BEATLES INTERVIEW RECORD TO BROADCASTERS IN FEBRUARY, 1964. IT WAS TITLED "MEET THE BEATLES - THE BEATLES OPEN-END INTERVIEW".
(ALSO AVAILABLE - CLICK HERE TO VIEW).

  

CAPITOL THEN PREPARED THE SECOND AND FINAL OPEN-END INTERVIEW RECORD TO HELP PROMOTE THE LP "THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM", RELEASED IN APRIL 1964. WHEN THESE DO SURFACE THEY ARE FOUND IN HORRENDOUS CONDITION. THERE IS NO DOUBT THIS EXAMPLE OF "THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM OPEN-END INTERVIEW" OFFERED HERE, IS AT A WORLD CLASS LEVEL AND THE FINEST TO EXIST. FURTHERMORE, IT IS BELIEVED THAT LESS THAN ONE THOUSAND OF “THE BEATLES' SECOND OPEN-END INTERVIEW” SETS WERE PREPARED, MAKING IT EXTREMELY RARE AND HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE - ESPECIALLY IN THIS MAJESTIC CONDITION. THIS SECOND BEATLES OPEN END INTERVIEW SET, IS THE RARER OF THE TWO ISSUED, AND PRODUCED IN FAR LESS NUMBERS THAN THE FIRST.

THE STRAIGHT CUT SIDE OF "THE BEATLES' SECOND OPEN-END INTERVIEW" PICTURE SLEEVE (CAPPRO 2598.PS1, SPIZER) CONTAINS THE TEXT OF THE INTERVIEW PRINTED BELOW THE TITLE OF THE DISC. THE TITLE HAS THE SAME GRAPHICS AND COLOR SCHEME OF THE TITLE PRINTED ON THE ALBUM'S FRONT COVER. THE DJ LINES ARE IN BOLD BLACK PRINT AND THE BEATLES RESPONSES ARE IN RED ITALIC LETTERS. THE CAPITOL LOGO AND THE PRODUCTION CREDIT APPEAR IN BLACK IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER.

THE OPEN TAB SIDE OF THE PICTURE SLEEVE HAS "SIDE TWO" IN THE UPPER LEFT CORNER AND "PRO 2599" IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER. THE CAPITOL LOGO APPEARS TOP CENTER ABOVE A 4" X 4" ILLUSTRATION OF THE FRONT COVER TO THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM. THE TITLES TO THE SONGS ON SIDE 2, NAMELY “PLEASE MR. POSTMAN” AND “THANK YOU GIRL”, APPEAR BELOW THE COVER ALONG WITH THE PHRASE "OPEN-END INTERVIEW WITH THE BEATLES AND "ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN" ON SIDE ONE. ON THE ALBUM COVER, "THE BEATLES" IS IN RED. THE REST OF THE PRINT IS IN BLACK.

THE SLEEVE GRADES AT A SOLID AND BEAUTIFUL VG+++, DISPLAYING ONLY SOME LIGHT HANDLING WEAR AND FAINT RECORD IMPRESSION (NOT RINGWEAR), WHICH IS TYPICAL DUE TO THE THIN MATERIAL USED IN PRODUCTION. AGAIN, THERE IS NO RINGWEAR AT ALL. THE SLEEVE REMAINS FLAT AND THERE ARE NO TEARS, RIPS OR SPLITS ANYWHERE. THE COMPACT 33 RECORD IS A JEWEL, GRADING MINT MINUS UNPLAYED "AS NEW" STATUS. THE HIGH GLOSS LABELS ARE JUST AS GLORIOUS.

LIKE ITS PREDECESSOR, THE RECORD (CAPPRO 2598.01, SPIZER) CONTAINS AN OPEN-END INTERVIEW LEADING UP TO A FEATURED SONG ON SIDE 1 (PRO 2598) AND TWO SONGS FROM THE ALBUM ON SIDE 2 (PRO 2599). THIS INTERVIEW WAS ALSO PRODUCED BY JACK WAGNER, WHO APPARENTLY USED THE SAME BASIC INTERVIEW HE HAD USED FOR THE FIRST RECORD. IN FACT, ONE OF GEORGE'S ANSWERS ON THIS SECOND INTERVIEW DISC IS MERELY AN EDIT OF A RESPONSE THAT APPEARED ON THE FIRST RECORD.

THE 7" INTERVIEW RECORD HAS A SMALL PLAY HOLE AND THE SAME LABEL BACKDROPS AS THOSE USED FOR THE CAPITOL COMPACT 33 DISCS. THE STAR SYMBOL ETCHED IN THE TRAIL-OFF AREAS INDICATE THAT THE DISC WAS MANUFACTURED IN HOLLYWOOD AND PRESSED BY CAPITOL'S LOS ANGELES FACTORY. THIS WOULD BE TRUE FOR THE SLEEVE AS WELL, DUE TO THE TAB CUT STYLE THAT THE WEST COAST SLEEVES ARE KNOWN FOR.

   

  

 

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