The Beatles ‎– Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane

Apple Records ‎– 0602557385618, Universal Music Group International ‎– 0602557385618, Apple Records ‎– 5738561, Universal Music Group International ‎– 5738561, Parlophone ‎– R 5570
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition, Reissue, Push-out Centre


A Strawberry Fields Forever
AA Penny Lane

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New stereo remix by Giles Martin and Sam Okell.

Released for Record Store Day 2017, limited to 7000 copies.

Made and printed in EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 02557 38561 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 602557385618
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 7XCE 18415
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA label): 7XCE 18416
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 5738561 MILES ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED BH65482- 01 / B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA runout): 5738561 MILES ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED BH65482- 01 / A1
  • Label Code: LC01846
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Barcode (Scanner): 0602557385618

Other Versions (5 of 108) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
R 5570 The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane(7", Single, Sol) Parlophone R 5570 UK 1967 Sell This Version
45-87675 The Beatles Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever(7") Odeon 45-87675 Ecuador Unknown Sell This Version
QMPS 16404, QMSP 16404 The Beatles Penny Lane(7", Jukebox) Parlophon, Parlophon QMPS 16404, QMSP 16404 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
5810 The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane(7", Single) Capitol Records 5810 US 1967 Sell This Version
7-BT-05 The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane(7", Single, Mono) Odeon 7-BT-05 Brazil 1967 Sell This Version


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May 31, 2017
Got a sealed copy today. There were hairs, dust and smudges all over it. Wooshing sound at the start of strawberry fields. Quality control = non existant.


May 27, 2017
Well I've played it it sounds so crisp clean and clear John's vocal is centered around a 180 degree stereo sound stage its subtile and sounds fresh.
great great great great shame with PL that they did not replicate that superior and defining Piccolo trumpet ending that USA Capitol did for their original promo 45 and cut that avent garde stuff out remember IMO SFF is even worse strawberry jam, straw-berry- jam, number 9, number 9, number 9, it's not enjoyable its annoying drivvle. IMO naturally

There is also a lovely liitle sax touch that should really end and close Lady Madonna ties it up nicely. but hey ho what do I know I'm just a fan. Sorting out PL would have been great and really meant it had been remixed, Number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9.


May 14, 2017
Who needs sacking at Calderstone X or Y ?
Touches to do for the Beatles fans before the Diagnosti albums come out:
1. On Magical Mystery Tour LP add the film incidentals
Bonzo Dog Do Da Band " Back Street Cutie" The brass band race around the airfield

2. On the 1962 -1966 Alan Klein compiled "double red" follow the USA original release and include the James Bond theme parody prior to Help that Klein insisted on and had tagged on.
Otherwise this little nugget of fun will never EVER have had a UK release.
but then what do I know I'm just a Beatle fan


May 14, 2017
The lister used the wrong terminology the record has a replica dinked 4-pin OC (optional centre) and NO do not push this out you will devalue and or snap the plastic hence this crass terminolgy needs to go! The Centre is Optional and is an OC Optional Centre that has been dinked on a dinking machine (that Germany's Optimal pressing plant has invested in esp after the Magical Mystery tour 7" retro release with drawn on OC's and made UMG a laughing stock with Beatles collectors)
They have made one very big and very stupid mistake on this retro release and it's so obvious it begger's belief and that's the printed matrix on the labels!#
As this 7" is now Stereo and first time UK stereo and following the EMI in-house system and as UMG did not for some daft reason state the stereo sonics on the re-produced labels yet have made in the EEU at 6 o'c then the matix should say 7YCE and not 7XCE the "Y" confirms a stereo master the "X" a mono master.
Clearly the compilers at UMG do not know their facts and these important and correct touches!
sack them!
But there you have the reason EMI in bold EVERY MISTAKE IMAGINABLE

If it's stereo remixed or what its YCE if it's still mono also remixed or what it's XCE how simple is that Y = Stereo X = Mono over at EMI at Decca it was XDR for Mono masters/mixes and ZDR for Stereo masters/mixes Z = Stereo X = Mono over at Decca

( Decca group also owned licenced managed etc etc by UMG get your matrix facts right or get out of the job)
Some people who get paid a lot of money do not know their XYZ! fact by trying to be too clever and falling at the final hurdle and not doing their homework).
This 7" should fit nicely with 50th A. Sgt Peppers due on the 26th with new stereo mixes too
YEX or XEX wait and see!

Great shame on this project and a needless gaff!


April 27, 2017
edited 6 months ago
Is it recommended to push out the center or keep it in place? Just curious if it's a gimmick of sorts or if there's any sonic value to keeping/removing it. Otherwise I'll likely keep it in place to maintain collectibility.


April 25, 2017
edited 6 months ago
Mine is quite warped. Not enough to return it, but quite noticable. Sounds is, well, disappointing and distorted. I think there are probably better records of this still out there.


April 22, 2017
edited 7 months ago
Quite deceived by the sound of Strawberry Fields Forever, very muddy bass, too much bass on the drums... But after flipping to Penny Lane, I have to admit that the mix is simply amazing, the same treatment should have been applied to side A ! Best sound is still on the mono Lp's though !


April 22, 2017
Anyone's copy sound distorted, not much, just enough to notice. Tried with three different cartridges to see if it was on my end?


April 21, 2017

Had to play it. Great mix... to all those who missed out I'm sorry and hope you get one without having to pay the rediculous prices already being asked for it. Peace and Love...