Beatles – 1962-1966 1978 Japan red vinyl white label promotional 2 LP set with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1978 red vinyl white label promotional Japanese pressing of The Beatles 1962-1966, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a limited edition Japanese red vinyl white label promotional pressing of the double album The Beatles 1962-1966 by the Beatles, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of The Beatles 1962-1966 is a 1978 Japanese pressing on the Apple label of an album that was originally released (on black vinyl only) in 1973.

The cover is M-, aside from very slight wear at the lower left hand corner.

The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.  The custom inner sleeves are M- with no splits.

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

A gorgeous copy of a scarce Beatles LP and the only promotional copy we’ve ever had for sale.

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.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Weight 22 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × .25 in