This 45 was pressed by Compo in Cornwall Ontario in January 1966. The duo of Peter Asher and Gordon Waller had scored a few hits with Lennon-McCartney songs that had been given to them, notably Capitol 5175 "A World Without Love" (April 1964), Capitol 5211 "Nobody I Know" (June 1964) and Capitol 5272 "I Don't Want To See You Again" (September 1964). Peter And Gordon had released a few records in 1965 but nothing had clicked for them.
Paul McCartney had been living with the Asher family in London in 1965 and knew Peter well. For this next release it was decided that Paul would use the pseudonym "Bernard Webb" to see if he could give them a hit record without the public knowing there was any Beatles connection.
Well the trick worked for a while until people found out that "Woman" had in fact been written for them by Paul. Needless to say the record zoomed up the charts in Canada before anyone knew the true story. No label changes were made by Capitol in Canada .. and this is the version that was sold in Canada with Bernard Webb as the writer !
Another version exists with different credits that lists the A side writer as "A.Smith" instead of "Bernard Webb". It's Canadian and likely a first issue. It looks identical in every way to the Bernard Webb version other than the writer credit. Any information on this different pressing would be appreciated.