From Sun Newspapers:
Record label bosses have reportedly recalled a vinyl re-release of The Beatles’ hit single Love Me Do after accidentally pressing the wrong version of the song for the anniversary edition.
Executives at EMI made plans to re-release the band’s 1962 debut to mark the 50th anniversary of the single’s U.K. release on Oct. 5, but the limited edition vinyl copies were called back after a startling discovery was made.
Record bosses reportedly put out the album version of the track, which featured session musician Andy White playing drums instead of band member Ringo Starr, so they decided to recall the product, according to Examiner.com.
An email from a U.K. record dealer, obtained by the website, reads, “EMI have recalled all the stock because the version on the single is incorrect and under strict instructions from Apple (the Beatles’ label) the stock is to be destroyed.
“The single version as you probably know featured Ringo and the album version I believe featured Andy White with Ringo on tambourine. It’s the album version on the 7 inch! At the moment EMI have no plans to make the correct version.”
Copies of the vinyl, featuring the wrong version, are now reportedly selling for big money on internet auction website eBay.com.