Beatles – 1962-1966 1993 UK red vinyl 2 LP set


A limited edition red vinyl UK pressing of the double album The Beatles 1962-1966, issued in 1993.

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Offered for sale is a limited edition, 2 LP red vinyl pressing of the Beatles 1962-1966, released in the UK in 1993.

About this copy: The copy of Beatles 1962-1966 offered for sale is a red vinyl 2 LP set on the Apple label.

The cover is VG+, with a couple of minor corner dents, but there are two repaired splits at the top of the cover that measure about 3″ each (see phot0.)

The cover has a hype sticker that says “Limited Edition Red Vinyl Digitally Remastered.”

The two custom inner sleeves and title insert are M-.

The two red vinyl discs are M- and may be unplayed.

A nice copy of a scarce colored vinyl set.

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.

The albums were reissued in Japan in 1982 and 1986, and in the UK in 1993.

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Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1993
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 18 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in