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"The Savage Young Beatles" was assigned catalog number BM 69, the disc appears to be the first LP issued by Savage Records. The original back cover states that the disc was "DISTRIBUTED by CASUAL, 126 W. 42nd. ST., N.Y.C." This is the same address by Bob Gallo and Bob Harvey. During that time, Gallo recorded several songs with the Pete Best Combo, which would be issued on a later Savage album. Pete Best confirmed that Savage Records was a Bob Gallo project.
(from "THE BEATLES SWAN SONGS by Bruce Spizer)


#1-1 The Savage Young Beatles (1st. Press "Yellow Label": BM 69)
October 1965
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#1-2 The Savage Young Beatles (2nd. Press "Orange Label": BM 69)
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TITLE THE BEATLES WITH TONY SHERIDAN AND THEIR GUESTS
CATALOG NUMBER BM 69
RELEASE DATE 1965? / Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Cry For A Shadow
Sweet Georgia Brown
Let's Dance
Ruby Baby
If You Love Me, Baby
Ya-Ya
What I Say
Why
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label label label The orange labels have "SAVAGE RECORDS" at the top and catalog number "BM 69" was printed at the right side of the center hole.
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label label While the cover implies that all the songs were recorded by the Beatles in Hamburg, only half of the record's eight songs have any Beatles involvement.
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label The orange labels have "Hamburg - 1961 - Germany" and "Recorded by the Beatles" in small uppercase letters at the bottom.
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LABEL Orange label with black print
MIX Mono
PRESS FACTORY
Unknown (DISTRIBUTED by CASUAL, 126 W. 42nd. ST., N.Y.C.)
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 UAL 3366 A-1AH  (hand etched)
SIDE 2 UAL 3366 B-1AH  (hand etched)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
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COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT DISTRIBUTED by CASUAL, 126 W. 42nd. ST., N.Y.C.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Publicity photo shot on 17th. December  1961.
INNER SLEEVE Unknown / plain white inner sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER -
COMMENTS
The Beatles Hamburg recordings have been the subject of several albums of dubious origins. The first such disc was "The Savage Young Beatles", which appears to have been issued in October 1965. While the cover implies that all the songs were recorded by the Beatles in Hamburg, only half of the record's eight songs have any Beatles involvement. The other four tracks are the same Tony Sheridan recordings that rounded out the Polydor album "The Beatles First!". The songs on "The Savage Young Beatles" were plobably dubbed from an import copy of the German Polydor LP.

First issue:
 It was issued in the early fall (most likely October) 1965 in the U.S.
Cover has an orange background in the front with a yellow background on the record labels.
The text on the cover above the photographs has an error as it reads “This is the…The Savage Young Beatles.” The double usage of the word “the” was never corrected on any authentic copies.
The back cover design included liner notes with 2 incorrect pieces of information. First it mentions that the album contains two of The Beatles first instrumentals when “Cry For A Shadow” is the only instrumental on the record. Secondly, it refers to Pete Best’s singing, and Pete does not sing on this record at all.
The original back cover states that the disc was "DISTRIBUTED by CASUAL, 126 W. 42nd. ST., N.Y.C."
The rare original orange cover came with records pressed with yellow labels. These labels have "HAMBURG 1961" in large print at the top.

Second issue:
After a very limited first pressing, the album was repackaged with a yellow background jacket and orange record labels.
The text on the cover above the photographs has an error as it reads “This is the…The Savage Young Beatles.” The double usage of the word “the” was never corrected on any authentic copies.
The liner notes on the re-issued back covers are modified to remove the mistake about “two instrumentals” on the first back covers and also sympathetically imply that Pete Best was wronged when he was sacked from The Beatles. The text still erroneously refers to Pete Best’s singing.
The orange labels have "SAVAGE RECORDS" at the top and "Hamburg - 1961 - Germany" and "Recorded by the Beatles" in small uppercase letters at the bottom.



#2-1 Best Of The Beatles (1st. Press: BM-71)
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TITLE Best of the Beatles   Peter Best
CATALOG NUMBER BM-71
RELEASE DATE 1966? / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Last Night
Casting My Spell
Why Did You Leave Me Baby
Wait And See
Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
Some Other Guy
I Need Your Lovin'
I'm Blue
Nobody But You
She's Allright
I Can't Do Without You Now Keys To My Heart
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1966: First Press
1971: Reissue
Reissue with a new cover on which the circle around Pete's head is blue rather than white.
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label Savage also produced the deceptively titled "Best of the Beatles (BM-71)". The album is not a Beatles greatest hits collection as one might first believe but recordings by Pete Best, former Beatle drummer.
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label The East Coast Pressings:
Pressed by MGM's factory in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with labels printed by Pace Press, in New York.
The Bloomfield record have a 1 1/2" diameter ring and labels with the side number on the left and the catalog number on the right.
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LABEL Black label with silver print featuring the METRO logo
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Bloomfield, New Jersey
VINYL
Bloomfield, New Jersey
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 m563  SIDE 1   66mt310  (hand etched)    J11(?)   (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 m563  SIDE 2   66mt311  (hand etched)    I21(?)   (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
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COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT ® © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. / Printed in U.S.A.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Notes by Sonny Daye
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER Arranged and Produced by Bob Gallo
COMMENTS
BEST Of the Beatles, 1966 release on Savage Records BM 71. Very famous cover photo of the Beatles in Hamburg Germany includes Pete Best & Stu Sutcliffe.

"The Savage Young Beatles" was assigned catalog number BM 69, the disc appears to be the first LP issued by Savage Records. The original back cover states that the disc was "DISTRIBUTED by CASUAL, 126 W. 42nd. ST., N.Y.C." This is the same address by Bob Gallo and Bob Harvey. During that time, Gallo recorded several songs with the Pete Best Combo, which would be issued on a later Savage album. Pete Best confirmed that Savage Records was a Bob Gallo project.



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