Offered for sale is a set of two colored vinyl albums by the Beatles – limited edition UK pressings of The Beatles 1962-1966 on red vinyl and The Beatles 1967-1970 on blue vinyl, issued in 1978.
About these copies: This is a set of two different UK colored vinyl albums by the Beatles, The Beatles 1962-1966 and The Beatles 1967-1970 pressed on red and blue vinyl, respectively. These were a limited edition issue released in 1978.
The Beatles 1962-1966 – A UK two-record set pressed on red vinyl. Cover is M-, with faint wear at the corners. The custom inner sleeves are included and have no splits.
The red vinyl discs are M- and appear to be unplayed.
The Beatles 1967-1970 – A UK two-record set pressed on blue vinyl. Cover is M-, with faint wear at the corners.
Side 1 has a couple of spindle marks and an inaudible mark through the first track, “Strawberry Fields Forever.” Side 2 is M-. The second disc is M- and appears to be unplayed. The custom inner sleeves are included and have no splits.
A beautiful set of terrific records and the first time we’ve had either of these pressings.
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., the UK and Japan.
The UK pressings are rather scarce, as the albums were also issued on colored vinyl in the United States, so few copies were imported. These titles are harder to find than the colored vinyl issues of Magical Mystery Tour, Let It Be, or Abbey Road, which were widely exported to the U.S.
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|Country of origin:||UK|
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|Year of Release:||1978|