Volume I

Spanish picture sleeve

Band On The Run / Zoo Gang (Apple J 006-05.683)

This single was released in Spain in 1974 with a rare sleeve that pictured Paul smoking a cigarette. This issue and three from Capitol (see below) were the only four record sleeves issued worldwide showing any of the Beatles smoking - and on all 4 sleeves it's Paul with the cigarette.

The photo in the sleeve above was used on three Capitol USA pictures sleeves - I Want To Hold Your Hand, Can't Buy Me Love, and I'll Cry Instead, as well as several pieces of sheet music including Can't Buy Me Love. The cigarette in Paul's hand was airbrushed out on some releases of the first picture sleeve, I Want To Hold Your Hand. For more information, see our section on Beatles Picture Sleeves.
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