The Beatles ‎– Talk Downunder

Trio Records ‎– PK-20001, Trio Records ‎– PK-20001(M)
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Promo, Clear Green

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A1 Message From England
Voice – George*
A2 Hong Kong
Interviewer – Bob Rogers (3)
A3 Darwin
Interviewer – John Edwards*
A4 Sydney
Voice – Kevin O'Donohue
A5 Adelaide
Interviewer – Bob Rogers (3)Voice – Bob Francis (4)
A6 Sydney
Interviewee – Ringo*Interviewer – Garvin Rutherford
A7 Melbourne
Interviewer – Allan Lappin, Bob Rogers (3)
A8 Sydney
Interviewer – Bob Rogers (3)Voice – 'Good Guy' Mike Walsh*, Ringo*
B1 Wellington
Interviewer – Bob Rogers (3)
B2 Auckland/Dunedin
Interviewer – Bob Rogers (3)
B3 Brisbane
Interviewer – Tony McArthur
B4 Sydney
Interviewer – Bob Rogers (3), Garvin Rutherford

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Promotional copy.
Green wax.
Comes in hard sleeve with green obi and "Sample" sticker on back.
Includes 4-pages insert.

With gatefold Japanese insert with interview transcriptions.

Track A1 - Studio tape sent to DJ Barry Ferber, March 1964. George sends greetings from train carriage during filming of 'A Hard Day's Night'.
Track A2 - June 10. Interviews at President Hotel by Bob Rogers.
Track A3 - June 11. First interview on Australian soil, at Darwin Airport by John Edwards.
Track A4 - June 11. Description of arrival at Mascot Airport by Kevin O'Donohue. First Sydney press conference at Sheraton Hotel, before general media.
Track A5 - June 12/13. Interview on plane from Sydney by Bob Rogers. Appearance on balcony of South Australia Hotel, described by Bob Francis. Hotel room Interviews by Bob Rogers.
Track A6 - June 14. Ringo interviewed by Garvin Rutherford en route to Melbourne to join rest of group.
Track A7 - June 15/17. Appearance on balcony of Southern Cross Hotel. Hotel interviews by Allan Lappin and Bob Rogers. Concert announcements at Festival Hall.
Track A8 - June 18/21. Paul's birthday party at Sheraton Hotel. 'Goog Guy' Mike Walsh gives Ringo a kazoo lesson. Interview on plane to Wellington by Bob Rogers.

Track B1 - June 22/23. Interviews at St. George Hotel by Bob Rogers.
Track B2 - June 24/25. Interviews at Royal International Hotel and The New City Hotel by Bob Rogers.
Track B3 - June 29/30. Interviews at Lennon's Hotel by Tony McArthur.
Track B4 - July 1. Farewell airport interviews by Bob Rogers and Garvin Rutherford.

Special thanks to Dave White & Radio 2SM, Bob Rogers and Max Barrenger for tapes and permission.
℗ & © 1981, Raven Records, Australia.
Photographs from the book 'The Beatles Downunder' by Glenn A. Baker, published November 1981 by Wild & Wooley Press, Sydney, Australia.
Dedicated to Dr. Winston O'Boogie.

Originally Released on Raven Records, Australia, 1981.

Made by Trio-Kenwood Corp., Japan.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A [label]): PK-20001 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B [label]): PK-20001 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A [stamped]): G V 〄Ⓑ PK-20001A 111✣ Q
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B [stamped]): G PK-20001B 111 ✣✣
  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Other (Price): ¥2,000
  • Other (Japanese promo symbols on both labels): 見本盤

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RVLP 1002 The Beatles Talk Downunder(LP, Mono) Raven Records RVLP 1002 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
GP 5001 The Beatles Talk Downunder(LP, Mono) Goughsound Ltd. GP 5001 UK 1982 Sell This Version
PVC 8911 The Beatles Talk Downunder(LP, Album, Mono) PVC Records PVC 8911 US 1982 Sell This Version
PVCC 8911 The Beatles Talk Downunder(Cass, Album) PVC Records PVCC 8911 US 1982 Sell This Version
CBAK 4024 The Beatles Talk Downunder Vol. I(CD, Unofficial) Baktabak CBAK 4024 UK Unknown Sell This Version