The album consisted of eight songs from the British Parlophone Lp release of the soundtrack to the film "A Hard Day's Night" (PMC 1230, July 1964). In addition there were two songs from the British Parlophone Ep "Long Tall Sally" (GEP 8913, June 1964) and one odd track which was the German version of "I Want To Hold Your Hand" called "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand". As with the previous three Capitol Of Canada "6000 Series" Beatles albums issued between November 1963 and May 1964, the Something New album was only issued in Canada in mono in the summer of 1964.
The track listing below (taken from the back of the 1964 Canadian mono Lp) shows that only two songs of the eleven included on the album were not written by The Beatles and these were the two tracks from the UK Long Tall Sally Ep ... Slow Down and Matchbox.
This 45 was issued in the USA on the Specialty label as Specialty 626. The A side was Slow Down and the B-side was Dizzy Miss Lizzy ( a song that was covered the following year on the Beatles VI album). In Canada the 45 was issued in February / March 1958 on the Regency label (Regency 720X) , the same label that had issued Little Richard's opus Long Tall Sally. CHUM 1050 Toronto charted the disc for 2 weeks in March 1958 and it peaked at number 40 (Source: Ron Hall).￼ ￼￼
Matchbox was the A-side of a 45 issued in the USA as Sun 261 on February 11th., 1957. The B-side was a track called "Your True Love". In Canada the same 45 was issued by Quality Records using catalogue number K1599. The Quality 45 would lag the USA release by a few weeks.￼ ￼ ￼
Note that there were no chart entries in Canada for this record in early 1957. Toronto's CHUM charts did not start until May 27th., 1957 (Source: Ron Hall).
At the Toronto Rock And Roll Revival Concert held at Varsity Stadium on Saturday, September 13th., 1969, John and Yoko and the Plastic Ono Band opened their Toronto set list with "Blue Suede Shoes", a real tribute to Carl Perkins (who had issued that 45 in Canada in April 1956 as Quality K1473).
Of course, John was still a Beatles at the time he played the song live ... and Blue Suede Shoes opens the Live Peace In Toronto LP.
Note - I was lucky enough to see Carl Perkins play guitar as back up to Johnny Cash when they played together at the Ottawa Exhibition in 1970. They played two nights (Monday, August 24th., 1970 and Tuesday, August 25th., 1970) at the Grandstand at Lansdowne Park under the bill "Johnny Cash with June Carter, the Carter Family, The Statler Brothers, The Tennessee Three and Carl Perkins". Phew .. Carl Perkins was listed last on that bill ... Rock On Carl !