The Best of The Easybeats + Pretty Girl

First released
Released May 1967. (Australia and New Zealand).

Recording Details
“Friday On My Mind”, “Made My Bed, Gonna Lie In It”, “Pretty Girl” and “Remember Sam” recorded in September 1966 at IBC Recording Studios, London. Producer: Shel Tamley.

“For My Woman” recorded at the 2UW Theater.

“She’s So Fine” recorded at Armstrong Studios in Melbourne with further overdubs at EMI Studios, Sydney. Producer: Ted Albert.

“Wedding Ring”,  “Sad Lonely And Blue”, “Easy As Can Be”, “Sorry” recorded at EMI Studios in Sydney.  Producer: Ted Albert.

“Women”, “Come And See Her”, “In My Book”, “I’ll Make You Happy”, “Too Much” recorded at Armstrong Studios in Melbourne. Producer: Ted Albert.

Summary

The first compilation album of the group was released exclusively in Australia and New Zealand to coincide with the 1967 Australian Homecoming Tour.

Reception

The Best of The Easybeats + Pretty Girl peaked on the Kent Report Charts at number 3 and became the 20th best selling album in Australia in 1967. Another interesting feature about this LP was the “Recording History of The Easybeats” chart featured on the covers rear.

Recording History from the rear cover of The Best of LP

It was digitally remastered for CD in 1987 then in 1997 with a different artwork.

Best of 1997
The 1997 reissue.

It was then remastered again by Don Bartley and reissued in 2013 for the  iTunes Store and released in 2014 on 180 gram vinyl for Record Store Day Australia.

The artwork to the 2013 remastered version. This version features slightly different font to the original 1967 version and has the Parlophone logo removed. This version of the cover was used for the 2014 Record Store Day Australia release.
The artwork to the 2013 remastered version. This version features slightly different font to the original 1967 version and has the Parlophone logo removed. This version of the cover was used for the 2014 Record Store Day Australia release.

Original Track Listing 

Side A

  1. For My Woman (Young, Wright)
  2. She’s So Fine (Young, Wright)
  3. Wedding Ring (Young, Wright)
  4. Sad Lonely And Blue (Young, Wright)
  5. Easy As Can Be (Young, Wright)
  6. In My Book (Young, Wright)
  7. Women (Young, Wright)

Side B

  1. Pretty Girl (Vanda, Young)
  2. Come And See Her  (Young, Wright)
  3. I’ll Make You Happy  (Young, Wright)
  4. Too Much (Vanda, Young, Wright)
  5. Sorry (Young, Wright)
  6. Made My Bed ; Gonna Lie In It (Young)
  7. Friday On My Mind (Vanda, Young)

Released Versions

Australia

Parlophone Label

LP’s

1967 – PMCO 7541 – yellow/black PARLOPHONE label with Alberts royalty stamp. Labels state “THE BEST OF THE EASYBEATS + PRETTY GIRL”. At some stage between 1967 and 1968 a label run used “THE BEST OF THE EASYBEATS plus PRETTY GIRL”, but subsequent pressings reverted back to the original layout).

1969 – PMCO 7541 – white/black PARLOPHONE label with yellow ALBERT PRODUCTIONS underneath.

1971 – PMEO 9958 – teal “EMI one box” PARLOPHONE label

DRUM Label

LP’s

1974 – DRUM 8119

Alberts Productions

LP’s

1975 – BALP 10228

1987 – AX 701440

CD’s

1987 – 465396 2

EMI Retail Promotions

CD’s

1997 – CDAX 701440 – features an alternate artwork.

Alberts Productions/Sony

Digital Download

2013 – iTunes Store Download

LP’s

2014 – APLP201301

New Zealand

1968 – PMCO 7541 (NZ contract yellow/black label)

Special thanks to Jae and Bill for their help with the various catalog numbers, releases and mixes.

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