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eric_a
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Posted: 11 November 2017 at 11:11pm | IP Logged Quote eric_a

I was surprised to find last night that the promo copy
of Lovin' Spoonful's "Daydream" (Kama Sutra
208), from 1966, has the song pressed on both sides.

This became common practice in the '70s, of course
(often
with mono/stereo sides), but I wasn't aware of any in
the
'60s that didn't include the stock b-side.

Could this be the earliest example of a self-paired
promo?

Edited by eric_a on 12 November 2017 at 6:00pm
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Posted: 12 November 2017 at 6:23pm | IP Logged Quote Hykker

Columbia and Epic released at least some double-A singles
at least as early as mid 1965, usually they were on
colored vinyl, they also issued white-label versions of
the same single on styrene. The earliest one I have is
Robert Goulet's "Summer Sounds" from June of that year.

I also have a single "My Coloring Book" by Sandy Stewart
on Colpix from 1963...it has a long version on one side,
short version on the other. Not sure if that counts.

Motown was an early adopter of double-A promo
singles...by late '66 most of their singles were released
that way.
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 9:50pm | IP Logged Quote TomDiehl1

My promo copy of I Love You The Way You
Are by Bobby Vinton on Diamond records
from 1962 is the earliest one I can
currently think of.

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