Beatles – White Album sealed U.S. white vinyl 2 LP set

beatles white album white vinyl u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed limited edition white vinyl U.S. pressing of the Beatles self-titled LP, The Beatles, also known as the White Album, complete with poster and four photo inserts.

About this copy:  This copy of the White Album is a limited edition U.S. pressing from 1978 on white vinyl, pressed on the then-current maroon Capitol label.

As the album is still sealed, the records are presumably new and unplayed.  The poster and four photo inserts are included.

There is a hype sticker on the shrink wrap indicating that the album is a white vinyl limited edition.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes.  There is trace residue from a price sticker on the wrap next to the hype sticker.

Unlike most sealed copies that are found today, this one does not have a promotional hole punched in the cover.

A nice copy of an increasingly scarce LP, and one we rarely have in stock for very long.

Background: In 1978, collectors were showing a lot of interest in both picture discs and colored vinyl records, so record companies worldwide issued a number of new and older titles in those formats to satisfy collector demand.

In the United States, Capitol Records pressed three different albums by the Beatles on colored vinyl – The Beatles 1962-1966 on red vinyl, The Beatles 1967-1970 on blue vinyl, and The Beatles, or The White Album on white vinyl.

All three pressings are collectible, though the White Album seems to be the one that attracts the most demand from collectors today.  For some reason, the White Album is one of the most sought-out colored vinyl LPs.  It’s also the hardest one to find in good condition, as the white cover is easily prone to wear.

Allmusic.com gave The Beatles a 5 star review:

Each song on the sprawling double album The Beatles is an entity to itself, as the band touches on anything and everything it can. This makes for a frustratingly scattershot record or a singularly gripping musical experience, depending on your view, but what makes the so-called White Album interesting is its mess. …None of it sounds like it was meant to share album space together, but somehow The Beatles creates its own style and sound through its mess.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Capitol
Catalog Number:
SEBX-11841
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Beatles – Abbey Road sealed limited edition U.S. picture disc LP

beatles abbey road u.s. picture disc lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed copy of the U.S. limited edition picture disc of Abbey Road by the Beatles.

About this copy: This copy of Abbey Road is an original 1979 U.S. release from Capitol Records.

As the album is sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact, with no rips, tears, or holes.  There is a large punch hole in the upper right hand corner; this is how Capitol Records marked promotional copies of the album.

A beautiful copy of a great-looking picture disc.

Background: During the late 1970s, record companies started sending out picture discs of new albums as promotional items.  These records soon became popular with collectors and the record companies, seeing an opportunity for extra money, began issuing limited edition picture discs commercially of then-new and older popular titles.

This fad didn’t last long, as buyers soon grew wary of paying twice the price for a picture disc of an album they likely already owned, and by 1980, releases of picture disc LPs in the United States became somewhat of a rare occurrence.

Among the titles released at the time were two titles by the Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road.  The Sgt. Pepper disc was released first and sold quite well.  By the time Abbey Road was released, buyers had become reluctant to pay big bucks for picture discs, and a lot of stores didn’t even bother to stock it.

As a result, the Abbey Road picture disc is considerably rarer than the Sgt. Pepper version.

Released in 1969, Abbey Road was the final studio album recorded by the Beatles.  The album reached #1 on both the U.S. and UK album charts.

Allmusic.com gave Abbey Road a 5 star review:

 In many ways, Abbey Road stands apart from the rest of the Beatles’ catalog, an album that gains considerable strength from its lush, enveloping production — a recording so luxuriant, it glosses over aesthetic differences between the group’s main three songwriters and ties together a series of disconnected unfinished songs into a complete suite. Where Sgt. Pepper pioneered such mind-bending aural techniques, Abbey Road truly seized the possibilities of the studio and, in doing so, pointed the way forward to the album rock era of the 1970s. Many of the studio tricks arrive during that brilliant suite of songs, a sequence that lasts nearly a full side of an album. … While a single song or segment can be dazzling, having a succession of marvelous, occasionally intertwined moments is not only a marvel but indeed a summation of everything that made the Beatles great.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Capitol
Catalog Number:
SEAX-11900
Year of Release: 1979
Format: Stereo
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Beatles – 1962-1966/1967-1970 Japan red/blue vinyl 4 LP set with obi

Offered for sale is a set of two colored vinyl double albums by the Beatles – Japanese pressings of The Beatles 1962-1966 on red vinyl and The Beatles 1967-1970 on blue vinyl, with both including the original obi and inserts.

These are the original 1978 colored vinyl pressings and not the more common 1982 reissues.

About these copies: This is a set of two different Japanese colored vinyl albums by the Beatles, The Beatles 1962-1966 and The Beatles 1967-1970 pressed on red and blue vinyl, respectively.

The Beatles 1962-1966This copy of The Beatles 1962-1966 is a 1978 pressing on the EMI/Odeon label.

The cover is VG+ with slight corner and edge wear and slight foxing on the inside of the cover.

The obi is VG+ with a repaired tear at the top edge.  The insert is VG++ with slight foxing.  The custom inner sleeves are VG++ with a couple of minor wrinkles.

The red vinyl discs are M- with a number of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean discs!

The Beatles 1967-1970 – This copy of The Beatles 1967-1970 is a 1978 Japanese issue, pressed on the EMI/Odeon label.

The cover is VG+, with slight corner wear and a bit of foxing on the inside of the gatefold.

The obi is M- with no rips or tears.  The custom lyric inner sleeves are included and have no splits.  The Japanese lyric insert is M-.

The blue vinyl discs are M- on sides 1, 2, and 4, with a number of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Side 3 is VG++ with a couple of faint scuffs.  Clean discs!

A nice copy of a set that’s hard to find complete.

Background: In 1973, a company in the U.S. illegally created a “best of” box set by the Beatles called The Beatles – Alpha and Omega.  That album was heavily advertised on television and sold well, but it attracted the attention of the Beatles’ record company, Capitol Records.  They sued to have the album removed from the market.

Seeing a good opportunity, Capitol then issued four discs of Beatles hits themselves as two separate albums with the same cover photos:

The Beatles 1962-1966 covered the band’s early years and had a cover with a red border.  The Beatles 1967-1970 covered the band’s later years and had a cover with a blue border.

In 1978, the two albums were released as limited editions on red and blue vinyl, respectively, in a number of countries around the world, including the U.S. and Japan.  In Japan, the LPs were reissued in 1982 on blue vinyl with the same catalog number and a different obi.

Allmusic.com gave The Beatles 1962-1966 a 4 1/2 star review:

Assembling a compilation of the Beatles is a difficult task, not only because they had an enormous number of hits, but also because singles didn’t tell the full story; many of their album tracks were as important as the singles, if not more so. The double-album 1962-1966, commonly called The Red Album, does the job surprisingly well, hitting most of the group’s major early hits and adding important album tracks like “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away,” “Drive My Car,” “Norwegian Wood,” and “In My Life.”

Allmusic.com gave The Beatles 1967-1970 a 4 1/2 star review:

Picking up where 1962-1966 left off, the double-album compilation 1967-1970, commonly called The Blue Album, covers the Beatles’ later records, from Sgt. Pepper’s through Let It Be. Like The Red Album, The Blue Album …contains a mixture of hits, including singles like “Lady Madonna,” “Hey Jude,” and “Revolution” — which had originally appeared only as 45s — plus important album tracks like “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” “A Day in the Life,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and “Come Together,” as well as orphaned tracks such as the single versions of “Let It Be” and “Get Back,” which had never been on any LP before. … As a précis of the group’s final 36 months, it’s all mightily impressive, even if 1967-1970 misses several great songs. But like its predecessor, this set does capture the essence (if not the full range) of the Beatles’ later recordings.

In 1978, the two albums were released as limited editions on red and blue vinyl, respectively, in a number of countries around the world, including the U.S. and Japan.

In 1982, due to public demand, the Beatles Japanese record company, EMI/Odeon, reissued the two albums, again on red and blue vinyl.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI/Odeon
Catalog Number:
EAS-50021-24
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Various (Beatles) – 95 Million People’s Popular Request Vol. 3 red vinyl Japan LP with obi

95 Million People's Popular Request Vol. 3 red vinyl Japan LP

Offered for sale is an original red vinyl copy of the 1965 Japan-only compilation album 95 Million People’s Popular Request Vol. 3, featuring tracks by the Beatles, the Dave Clark Five,  and others, and including the original obi.

This was Volume 3 in a three- volume series of compilation albums featuring British Invasion artists, and is the hardest of the three titles to find.   This album includes three tracks by the Beatles – “Help!”, “Yesterday,” and “You’re Going to Lose That Girl.”

About this copy: This copy of 95 Million People’s Popular Request Vol. 3 is a 1965 Japanese pressing on the Odeon label, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.

The cover is M- with slight discoloration on the back cover from age, but no writing, tears, or wear.  The obi obscures all of the text on the cover, so we’ve included photos with the obi removed to make it easier to read.

The obi is visually VG+.  There are repaired tears at the top and bottom edge that have been repaired using part of an obi from another album that came out about the same time.

The envelope-style paper inner sleeve is VG+ with moderate foxing, but no tears.  The insert is VG+ with moderate foxing, but no tears.

The red vinyl disc is VG++, with a couple of very faint sleeve scuffs.  There are a number of spindle marks on the labels.  It’s a clean disc that has been well cared for.

A nice copy of a great compilation album that’s hard to find complete.

Background: Issued in 1964-1965, the three volume set 95 Million People’s Popular Request was a series of compilation albums released in Japan that featured tracks from established and up and coming British Invasion artists.

All three albums in the series included several tracks by the Beatles, though each album sold fewer copies than the one before it.

Tracks on 95 Million People’s Popular Request Vol. 3 are:

  • The Beatles–Help!
  • Cliff Richard–Angel
  • Claude Ciari–La Playa
  • The Dave Clark Five–Catch Us If You Can
  • Franck Pourcel Et Son Grand Orchestre– Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son
  • Herman’s Hermits–I’m Henry The Eighth I Am
  • Adamo–La Nuit
  • The Beatles–Yesterday
  • The Beatles–You’re Going To Lose That Girl
  • The Dakotas–The Cruel Sea
  • The Animals–We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place
  • Georges Jouvin Et Sa Trompette D’Or*–Il Silenzio
  • Cliff Richard–Legata Ad Un Granello Di Sabbia
  • Adamo–Quand Les Roses
  • Enrico Macias–L’Amour, C’Est Pour Rien

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Odeon
Catalog Number:
OP-7420
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Stereo
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Beatles – Let It Be red vinyl Japan box set LP with obi and book

beatles let it be box set japan lp

Offered for sale is a complete original Japanese red vinyl box set pressing of Let It Be by the Beatles, including the original obi and 164 page book.

About this copy: This copy of Let It Be is a 1970 Japanese pressing on the Apple label.

This is the limited edition box set that included the 164 page softcover book titled “The Beatles Get Back.”

This set consists of:

  • An outer box with a removable slipcover
  • An obi around the box
  • A tray to hold the book
  • A copy of the 164 page softcover “The Beatles Get Back” book.  This book was printed in the UK and has English text.  There is a sticker on the back.
  • A non-gatefold cover for the LP itself
  • A lyric insert
  • A red vinyl copy of the Let It Be album

The box itself is VG++ and close to M- with trace edge wear.  The die-cut “medallion” obi is M-.  The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is still attached.  There are no tears in the obi.

The tray for the book is VG+ with a few wrinkles on one of the flaps.  There are no tears.

The book is VG+ with slight edge wear.  It’s tightly bound and has no loose pages.

The LP cover is VG+ with slight edge and corner wear.  The lyric insert is M-.

The red vinyl disc is M- on side one and VG++ (and close to M-) on side two with two faint scuffs through the first two tracks.  There are a number of spindle marks on the labels, but the record is exceptionally clean.

A beautiful copy of a set that’s hard to find complete and is usually found in terrible condition.  The original retail price of this box set was close to $100 in today’s dollars.  As it was quite expensive, it did not sell well.

Background: Let It Be was the final studio album by the Beatles, issued just as they were breaking up in early 1970.  Containing the hits “Let It Be” and “The Long and Winding Road,” the album reached #1 on the album charts in both the U.S. and the UK.

In Japan, as in the UK and Canada, the album was released as both a box set with a 164 page book and a regular issue with a gatefold cover, similar to the U.S. release.  First pressings were issued on “Everclean” red vinyl.

Allmusic.com gave Let It Be a 4 1/2 star review:

The only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews, there are few other rock records as controversial as Let It Be.   … All that said, the album is on the whole underrated, even discounting the fact that a sub-standard Beatles record is better than almost any other group’s best work. …As flawed and bumpy as it is, it’s an album well worth having, as when the Beatles were in top form here, they were as good as ever.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
AP-9009
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Beatles – Beatles Greatest 1976 Japan white label promotional LP with obi

beatles greatest japan promo lp

Offered for sale is a Japanese white label promotional copy of Beatles Greatest by the Beatles, including the original obi.

This LP includes the “hi-hat” cymbal intro to “All My Loving.”

About this copy:  This copy of Beatles Greatest is a 1976 Japanese pressing on the EMI/Odeon label.

While the album was released in Germany in 1965, this pressing is the first Japanese release.

The cover is VG+ with slight general wear on the back and slight edge and corner wear.  The obi is VG+ with slight wear at the top and bottom edges.  The lyric insert is missing.

The white label promo disc is M- and may be unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a rare Beatles LP, as white label promotional copies of any of their Japanese album rarely turn up for sale.

Background: Originally released in Germany and the Netherlands in 1965, Beatles’ Greatest was one of the first compilation albums to be released by the band.

The album is noteworthy for including the “whispering” intro to “I Feel Fine” and the “hi-hat” cymbal introduction to “All My Loving.”

Tracks are:

  • I Want To Hold Your Hand
  • Twist And Shout
  • A Hard Day’s Night
  • Eight Days A Week
  • I Should Have Known Better
  • Long Tall Sally
  • She Loves You
  • Please Mister Postman
  • I Feel Fine
  • Rock And Roll Music
  • Ticket To Ride
  • Please Please Me
  • It Won’t Be Long
  • From Me To You
  • Can’t Buy Me Love
  • All My Loving

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI/Odeon
Catalog Number:
EAS-81056
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Beatles – Beatles for Sale 1967 red vinyl Japan LP with obi

beatles for sale 1967 japan red vinyl lp

Offered for sale is a red vinyl Japanese pressing of Beatles for Sale by the Beatles, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Beatles for Sale is a 1967 pressing on the Odeon label of an album that was originally released in 1965.

The cover is VG++, with some discoloration from age on the inside, but no wear.  The obi is VG, with some wrinkles and repaired tears at the top and bottom edge.  The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is still attached.

The lyric insert is VG++ with slight discoloration from age. The envelope-style inner sleeve is VG++ with a few minor wrinkles.

The red vinyl disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of very faint sleeve scuffs.  There are a few spindle marks on the labels.  The disc plays with slight surface noise, as is common for these red vinyl LPs.

A nice copy of a scarce Beatles LP and the only copy of this particular pressing we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Beatles for Sale was the fourth studio album by the Beatles, released in December 1964 in the UK and in early 1965 in Japan.  The LP was not released in the U.S., but tracks from the album were spread across several U.S.-only LPs.

The album reached #1 on the UK charts.

Allmusic.com gave Beatles for Sale a 5 star review:

It was inevitable that the constant grind of touring, writing, promoting, and recording would grate on the Beatles, but the weariness of Beatles for Sale comes as something of a shock. Only five months before, the group released the joyous A Hard Day’s Night. Now, they sound beaten, worn, and, in Lennon’s case, bitter and self-loathing… leaving the impression that Beatlemania may have been fun but now the group is exhausted. That exhaustion results in the group’s most uneven album, but its best moments find them moving from Merseybeat to the sophisticated pop/rock they developed in mid-career.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Odeon
Catalog Number:
OP-8442
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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Beatles – Rubber Soul original Japan red vinyl LP with obi

Beatles - Rubber Soul Japan red vinyl LP

Offered for sale is an original  red vinyl Japanese pressing of Rubber Soul by the Beatles, including the rare original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Rubber Soul is a 1965 Japanese pressing on the Odeon label, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.

The cover is VG++, it’s close to M-, with a few minor creases.

The original blue and white obi with the ¥1800 price is VG, with some wrinkles, some foxing, and two repaired tears.  This version of the obi did not originally include a “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag.”

The lyric insert is VG++, with slight discoloration from age.  The original paper inner sleeve is VG, with part of the top flap torn off.

The red vinyl disc is difficult to grade.  The playing surface appears to be M-, with no marks at all.  There are many spindle marks on the labels, so the record was played quite a lot, but well cared for.  It plays with a bit of noise, as do many of these red vinyl LPs.

A nice copy of a rare Beatles item and only the second original pressing we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Released in December, 1965, Rubber Soul was the seventh Beatles album to be released by Capitol Records.  The U.S. version of the album, which had a different track lineup from the UK version, reached #1 on the U.S. album charts.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Odeon
Catalog Number:
OP-7450
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Stereo
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Beatles – Let It Be UK white vinyl LP

beatles - let it be uk white vinyl lp

Offered for sale is a limited edition white vinyl pressing of Let It Be by the Beatles, issued in Great Britain in 1978 for export only.

About this copy: This copy of Let It Be is a 1978 pressing on the Apple label.

The cover is VG+, with slight edge and corner wear and a few minor cracks in the lamination.   For some reason, this title is prone to lamination issues.

The white vinyl disc is M- on side one.  Side two is VG with a hairline scratch across the entire side and two other scratches through the first two tracks.  There are many spindle marks on both labels, suggesting that the record, while well cared for, has been played quite a bit.

It plays with light surface noise.

A nice copy of a scarce Beatles LP.

Background: In the late 1970s, collectors were showing a lot of interest in colored vinyl, so record companies around the world began pressing both old and (then-) new titles on colored vinyl as limited edition pressings.

In Great Britain, EMI Records pressed four different titles by the Beatles on colored vinyl: Magical Mystery Tour (yellow), Abbey Road (green), The Beatles (white), and Let It Be, which was also pressed on white vinyl.

All four titles were pressed for export only, and were not sold within the United Kingdom.  Most, if not all, of those titles were exported to the United States, where they were readily available for the short time they were in print.

All four titles are scarce today.

Let It Be was the final studio album by the Beatles, released in May, 1970.  As the album was technically a soundtrack album to the film of the same name, distribution of the album was handled by ABCKO, the company that belonged to Beatles manager Allen Klein, rather than Capitol Records.

When Apple Records was dissolved in 1975, Let It Be became the only Beatles studio album to go out of print, and it was actually out of print for several years in the late 1970s and occasionally turned up for sale in discount bins.

Allmusic.com gave Let It Be a 4 1/2 star review:

The only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews, there are few other rock records as controversial as Let It Be.   … All that said, the album is on the whole underrated, even discounting the fact that a sub-standard Beatles record is better than almost any other group’s best work. …As flawed and bumpy as it is, it’s an album well worth having, as when the Beatles were in top form here, they were as good as ever.

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Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
PCS 7096
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Beatles – White Album sealed white vinyl German DMM 2 LP set

Beatles - White Album white vinyl German DMM LP

Offered for sale is a still sealed limited edition white vinyl pressing of the limited edition direct metal mastered German pressing of the The Beatles (aka the White Album) by the Beatles, including all original inserts.

This pressing is regarded by many as the best-sounding version of The White Album ever released on vinyl.

About this copy: This copy of The White Album is a 1985 German pressing on the Apple label.

As the album is still sealed, the records are presumably new and unplayed.  The four photos of the bandmembers and the poster should be inside.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears or holes.  The cover is M- with no splits; there is a tiny dent in the upper left hand corner.

There is a small hype sticker on the cover that says “Pressung Weiss – Direct Metal DMM Mastering.”

“No. 110503” is faintly embossed on the front cover.

A beautiful copy of a rare and desirable pressing of The White Album and the nicest copy we’ve ever had for sale.
Background:  The Beatles, aka the “White Album”, was the ninth studio album by the Beatles (by the UK method of counting, anyway.)  Released in late 1968, the album reached #1 on the charts pretty much everywhere and is the largest-selling album in the band’s history, as a sale of a double album counts as two albums sold.

Analog Planet had this to say about this particular pressing of The White Album:

Our next contestant, the 1985 German white vinyl direct-metal-mastered/DMM reissue (1C 172-04 173/74), is one of my favorite ways to listen to the The White Album in stereo. Compared to the 1978 UK white vinyl export, it is more dynamic and has greater clarity and definition. Listening to “Birthday”, the driving bass is phenomenally deep, taut and tuneful. Ambience retrieval is exceptional, with a layered soundstage and a believable presence on even the more difficult to reproduce tracks. The subtle inner details of the guitars on “Back in the USSR” are revealed, and Ringo’s double tracked drum fills are conveyed with powerful energy on “Glass Onion”. The cymbals can sound a little splashy at times, and on some systems this pressing may not be as laid back as you might like. But I believe it’s a mastering that fits the majority of the songs on this recording. Try listening to Lennon’s “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide But Me And My Monkey”. This LP cuts through the confusion, rendering the dueling guitars brilliantly and the ringing hand-bell distinctly and realistically.

Allmusic.com gave The Beatles a 5 star review:

Each song on the sprawling double album The Beatles is an entity to itself, as the band touches on anything and everything it can. This makes for a frustratingly scattershot record or a singularly gripping musical experience, depending on your view, but what makes the so-called White Album interesting is its mess. …None of it sounds like it was meant to share album space together, but somehow The Beatles creates its own style and sound through its mess.

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Country of origin: Germany
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
1C 172-04 173/74
Year of Release: 1985
Format: Stereo
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