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BBC Transcription 78

Unlike their counterparts in other nations, Parlophone in the UK did not produce any 78s past the turn of the decade. This didn't stop some companies from doing so for their own purposes. As documented in issue 288 of the UK magazine Record Collector, United Artists produced some 12 inch 78 rpm reference acetates for the film A Hard Day's Night. Like many large broadcasting organisations, the BBC regularly produced transcription discs to be used in-house. While it is not known why this transcription was done at 78 rpm, the record shown below may have been destined for BBC affliate stations overseas. Apparently the mastering was done by a certain Mr Cockup, as he took a tip from the folks at Vee-Jay, crediting the record to The Beetles. Mr C also saw fit to rework the title, transforming Parlophone R 5015, From Me to You, was into If There's Anything That You Want.

BTW - The B side is not the Beatles, but is marginally Beatles related. It features fellow EMI (via Columbia)/ Vee-Jay artist Frank Ifield's single Be Nobody's Darling But Mine (Columbia DB 7007).

It is believed that this item would fetch over US$2,000.

If There's Anything That You Want (sic)