Long Tall Sally • Beatles UK EP

UK vinyl EP Long Tall Sally

‘Long Tall Sally’ UK EP – front cover
Front cover
‘Long Tall Sally’ UK EP – back cover
Back cover
‘Long Tall Sally’ UK EP – Parlophone record label
Record label
  • Label: Parlophone GEP 8913 MONO
  • Released: 19th June 1964
  • Sales figures: after 6 months – ¼ million
  • Peak position:
    Record Retailer – #1
  • Weeks at No.1: 7 – from 11th July 1964
  • Weeks in chart: 37 – from 4th July 1964

Side A: Long Tall Sally / I Call Your Name
Side B: Slow Down / Matchbox

All tracks by Lennon/McCartney except (1) Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell, (3) Williams and (4) Perkins

When Capitol finally cottoned on to the fact that The Beatles were something special, the band had already released two whole albums and five stand-alone singles in Britain. The American company thus found themselves with a whole host of songs from which to cobble together their debut LP.

Unfortunately they didn’t hold the rights to their first four singles because they’d refused to take up the option when offered, so eight of those songs had passed over to Vee-Jay and Swan.

‘Meet The Beatles!’ was eventually put together with the A and B-sides of their breakthrough single in the States (‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’) plus the pick of the best tracks from ‘Please Please Me’ and ‘With The Beatles’.

Given that American albums were generally shorter than their British …

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UK CD EP (Re-release) Long Tall Sally

  • Label: Parlophone CDGEP 8913
  • Released: 15th June 1992

CD: Long Tall Sally / I Call Your Name / Slow Down / Matchbox

All tracks by Lennon/McCartney except (1) Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell, (3) Williams and (4) Perkins

This is the CD version of the vinyl EP, released as part of the ‘The EP Collection’ in 1992.

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