|Denmark 1965: The Beatles' Hottest Hits. Parlophone PMCS 306. Photo: Parlogram|
- I Feel Fine
- I Call Your Name
- I'll Get You
- From Me To You
- This Boy
- She Loves You
- Long Tall Sally
- Thank You Girl
- She's A Woman
- Slow Down
- I Want To Hold Your Hand
|The back cover of the Danish album. Photo: Parlogram.|
|The label for side 1 (Denmark). Photo: Parlogram|
Matrix numbers: XSTX 115 I and XSTX 116. In Sweden, the same album with the same catalogue number (and matrix numbers) was released as The Beatles' Greatest Hits, but sporting a different cover.
|Sweden 1965: The Beatles' Greatest Hits. Parlophone PMCS 306.|
|The back cover for the Swedish album.|
|The label for side 1 (Sweden)|
The Danes are likely to have selected the "eskimo" photo, taken backstage at the Hammersmith Odeon during the 1964/5 Beatles Christmas shows, due to the fact that Greenland (where eskimos live) is Danish territory. They could not have chosen a concert photo from The Beatles' only visit to Denmark, because Jimmy Nicol was substituting for Ringo on those two concerts.
Beware of fakes
Due to its popularity and rarity, the Danish album has had the dubious honour of having been counterfeited by modern day pirate vinyl pressing plants, usually on coloured vinyl.
|Available in several colours, the counterfeits are quite common.|
|The counterfeited back doesn't have the wraparound flaps like the original had.|
Usually, whenever you find an original, it's not in a great shape. The white sections of the album cover has usually yellowed with age, and the record will have been played to death. When a decent original comes on the market, prices will be around 500-650 GBP. However, due to the scarcity and collectability of this album, even beat up originals command high prices. Unless you're lucky and the dealer doesn't know what he has. A Swedish "Greatest Hits" will be priced at around 100-150 GBP.