Many copies exist without the added ‘#726’ number on the insert.
Apparently, the original WCF pressing with printed labels (matrix: GM 726 A / GM 726 B) is in stereo but the white label reissue (GM 726 B(crossed out) A / GM 726 B; alt. matrix for side B; GM R6 B) was reduced to mono, derived from the right channel of the earlier pressing. The reissue also runs slightly faster and the sides are reversed compared to the original, as indicated by the crossed out B.
USA: End of 1971/early 1972
According to Beatlegmania Vol. 2, a copy of this pre-TMOQ release (and pendant to their Reedy River LP, sticker version):
- Matrix (Side A): Side-2-B (starts with “The Walk”)
- Matrix (Side B): Side 1-A (starts with “Across The Universe”)
A collection of Get Back sessions stereo mixes taken from the various 1970 bootlegs, while side two is copy of officially released material (at least in the UK, when looking at the Wildlife benefit album version of “Across The Universe”).
Someone (Ken?) continued with volumes 3 & 4, which became 100% pirates copying solo-Beatles tracks. Even WCF/pre-Berkeley released their own copy of vol. 3 as 2033.
A later TMOQ-branded version was produced in 1972 but this must be very rare: