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Dick James Demo Disc
According to "Collecting The original U.K. Pressings, 1962-70" by Mitch Scharoff, Before each Beatles record made its way into a shop so it could purchased, there were a few steps it went through to become the actual released product. In this chapter we'll examine 1) Acetates, 2) Test Pressings, 3) Promos and 4) Factory Samples.
An acetate is a recorded disk made of a thin metallic base, coated with a layer of vinyl. Their sound quality deteriorates after a number of plays, and they are a little heavier than common records. It can contain a song in any of various stages of completion - whether an alternate mix, a different take, an unfinished version of a song, or the final, released version.


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#1Here There And Everywhere (Demo Disc: Asetate)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Here There And Everywhere
SIDE 2 -
RELEASE DATE
One Sided Demo Disc (Acetate)
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label label label The words "DEMO DISC DICK JAMES MUSIC LIMITED" were printed on the label.

Track name and Artist name were typed on the label.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
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LABEL
Dick James Music Limited Demo Disc
MIX
Mono
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
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RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
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PUBLISHER'S NAME
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CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
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COMMENTS
Dick James Acetates; It was a single sided disk.

According to "THEBEATLESOURCE" Web Site,
It would seem that Dick James acetates were generally used for copyright, publishing and demo purposes. However, so little is known about their origin and function that their real purpose is unclear. They are the rarest of The Beatles' sanctioned acetates. According to Beatles acetate expert, Mark Erbach, "Dick James Acetates" were classically poor quality. They used blanks from a company in the UK called "MeloDisc" and they did not hold up well."



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