In the '60's, the Rolling Stones singles seems to be really a mess between the UK and the US releases. With some early stuff being recorded in the US (Chess), sent to the UK, the single is released in the UK, then a dub is sent to the US and it is released in the US. Steve Hoffman has stated somewhere that he got all the UK Decca Stones singles, because "for all the US recorded stuff, they sent the tapes to the UK, then sent dubs back to the US." For early stuff (Chess), I get that. But for the mid 60's singles, "Satisfaction", "Get off of my My Cloud", "19th Nervous Breakdown", "Mothers Little Helper", "Paint it Black", this really makes no sense. For example, "Satisfaction": Recorded: 12 May 1965 Released: US: 5 June 1965 Just three weeks later Released: UK: 20 August 1965 That is three months later So, sending the tape to the UK, then sending a dub back, then mastering that dub and doing the single in the US, that makes no sense. Seems to me there is no way there is enough time, three weeks, to send the thing to the UK, dub it, send it back and master and release it. Sense would be, record the thing, master it, get the single out, then send the tape to the UK. But.... The Stones were tied to ABKCO. Klein kept the master tapes in New York (So far as I know...). So it would make sense that the master was sent to NY, dubbed, and the dub then sent to the UK for the UK release. The examples above, are all RCA recordings. I have various examples of the US London and UK Decca releases. In the case of "Satisfaction", I have US London 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, and 1E stampers. Decca, various stampers. And the Londons sounds like the master and the Deccas sound like dubs. The Decca singles are not as good. And the Londons are styrene too, not vinyl, like the Deccas. Anybody know anything about this?