Thursday, 24 February 2011


Artist: The Beatles.  Title: Day Tripper.  Label: Odeon. Format: 7" EP.  Country: Spain. Cat. No.: DSOE 16.685. Year: 1966.

Today's offering is this 1966 Spanish issued EP from The Beatles.  Side One opens up with Lennon's drug related/inspired "Day Tripper"; which was the top side of the original double A Side. And shows the boundaries being pushed both lyrically as well musically - just check out the guitar work in particular.  Next up is what was the flip side on the original UK and US single (and perhaps also elsewhere in the world) - "Can Work Out"and another of McCartney's songs about his partner/girlfriend of the time Jane Asher.

Side Two opens with a belter of track in the form of the hammond driven wownesss that is "I'm Down".  It has to be one of the best of McCartney's Little Richard inspired tunes - and of course originally seeing the light of day on the flip side of the 'Help' 45.  The final track is the obligatory Ringo track that usually best avoided on Beatle LPs (sorry to all the Ringo (don't call me by me stage name) Starr fans - but it does tend to be true) in this case the version of "Act Naturally" that surfaced on side two of the 'Help' LP.

I've included a scan of the rear of the sleeve - and you can see that the spanish translation of the titles are included (which should've also been mentioned in connection with the Mexican EP in the previous post).  And Odeon also list all the other Beatles EPs they'd already issued up to this point.

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