Souvenir Of Their Visit To America
(Vee-Jay VJEP 1-903 MONO)
Side A: Misery / A Taste Of Honey
A confusing EP! Because Vee-Jay only had sixteen songs to play with, they set about re-releasing them in as many different formats as possible. This one came out on the same day as the 'Do You Want To Know A Secret' single, and even had the same picture on the front. After a few months it became clear that EP sales were never going to reach the giddy heights of their singles, so they decided to re-market it as a 45 (even though it still had four songs on it). They introduced a new cover with 'Ask Me Why' in bold print, and dropped the price by a third.
Highest chart position: Billboard) didn't enter; Cashbox) didn't enter; Record World) didn't enter
US sales figures: 78,800
Four By The Beatles
(Capitol EAP 1-2121 MONO)
Side A: Roll Over Beethoven / All My Loving
Capitol's first EP combined two of the mega-selling singles from Canada. Imported copies of All My Loving b/w This Boy had even managed to make #45 in the Billboard chart. And Roll Over Beethoven b/w Please Mr. Postman didn't do too bad either - reaching a respectable #68.
Highest chart position: Billboard) #92; Cashbox) #86;
Record World) 97
US sales figures: 75,000
4 By The Beatles
(Capitol R-5365 MONO)
Side A: Honey Don't / I'm A Loser
Highest chart position: Billboard) #68; Cashbox) #68;
Record World) didn't enter
The EP Collection
Baby It's You
Side A: Baby It's You / I'll Follow The Sun
This was released to help promote the Live At The BBC LP. Each song features a different Beatle singing.
Highest chart position: Billboard) #67