World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

The Beatles Collection

Article Id: WHEBN0004149903
Reproduction Date:

Title: The Beatles Collection  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings), The Beatles, The Beatles discography, The Beatles: The Collection, The Beatles Box Set
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

The Beatles Collection

The Beatles Collection
Box set by The Beatles
Released November 2, 1978
Recorded 11 September 1962 – 1 April 1970, EMI, Trident, Olympic and Apple studios, London; Pathé Marconi Studio, Paris; EMI Studios, Bombay
Genre Rock
Length 533:40
Label Parlophone
Producer Phil Spector (Let It Be)
The Beatles British chronology
Love Songs
(1977)
The Beatles Collection
(1978)
Rarities
(1978)
The Beatles American chronology
Love Songs
(1977)
The Beatles Collection
(1978)
Rarities
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

The Beatles Collection is a boxed set of vinyl albums released in the United States in November 1978 and the following month in the United Kingdom containing the official catalogue of The Beatles in stereo, and a new compilation called Rarities. The American issue by Capitol Records contained the British pressings of the same 12 original Beatles albums, with an American pressing of Rarities. The American pressing of Rarities differed from its British counterpart in that it included the previously released English-language versions of "She Loves You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand," rather than the German-language version found on the British pressing.[2] The American edition of the boxed set was a limited edition of only 3,000 numbered copies.[3] The limited availability of the American release resulted in the British release becoming popular as an import into the US.[4]

Contents

  • Contents 1
  • Album listing 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Contents

The boxed set did not include a number of Beatles recordings, including those released on the Magical Mystery Tour album. The album had been released in the United States in 1967, but it was not counted among the group's official catalogue because it was not issued in the United Kingdom until 1976. The collection also failed to include the non-album singles that had been previously released on the twin compilation packages, 1962–1966 and 1967–1970.

Along with the LPs listed below with their sleeves, the collection also include the inserts contained in the individual albums including the cardboard cutout sheet in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and the photos and poster in The Beatles.[5]

Audiophile company Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab released a similar boxed set in 1981 called The Beatles: The Collection consisting of the 12 British versions of the albums (Rarities was not included, but Magical Mystery Tour was), pressed off the original Abbey Road studio master tapes (except for MMT) using a technique called "Half Speed Mastering" and pressed on Japanese "virgin" vinyl. The set was highly acclaimed for its sonic accuracy and only approximately 25,000 were released. In this case, the actual covers for each album was a photo of the studio master tape along with the engineer's log sheet. The original album covers were put together in a full-sized booklet.

Album listing

Album Label Release date Peak position
Please Please Me Parlophone Records PCS 3042 22 March 1963 1
With the Beatles Parlophone Records PCS 3045 22 November 1963 1
A Hard Day's Night Parlophone Records PCS 3058 10 July 1964 1
Beatles for Sale Parlophone Records PCS 3062 4 December 1964 1
Help! Parlophone Records PCS 3071 6 August 1965 1
Rubber Soul Parlophone Records PCS 3075 3 December 1965 1
Revolver Parlophone Records PCS 7009 5 August 1966 1
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Parlophone Records PCS 7027 1 June 1967 1
The Beatles (The White Album) Apple Records PCS 7067/8 22 November 1968 1
Yellow Submarine Apple Records PCS 7070 17 January 1969 3
Abbey Road Apple Records PCS 7088 26 September 1969 1
Let It Be Apple Records PCS 7096 8 May 1970 1
Rarities Parlophone Records PSLP 261 (British editions) Capitol SPRO-8969 (US editions) 2 December 1978 71

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r60400
  2. ^ "Beatles Rarities album". Rare Beatles. Retrieved 31 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "The Beatles Collection". Allmusic. Retrieved 31 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Beatles Box sets". Rare Beatles. Retrieved 31 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "United Kingdom Beatles Box sets". Rare Beatles. Retrieved 31 January 2009. 
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.