Beatles – 1967-1970 Japan blue vinyl 2 LP set with obi


A Japanese pressing of  The Beatles 1967-1970 on blue vinyl, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of The Beatles 1967-1970 on blue vinyl, including the original obi.

About these copies: This copy of The Beatles 1967-1970 is a 1978 Japanese issue, pressed on beautiful blue vinyl and including the original obi, custom inner sleeves and lyric insert.

The cover is VG+, with slight wear at the corners and top edge, and a bit of foxing, mostly on the inside of the cover.

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 discs are M-; side 3 has a single spindle mark, but there are none on the other three sides.  The first disc may be unplayed.

A beautiful copy of a terrific Beatles LP.

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

Both are hard to find today, especially complete, so we’re offering both of them together as a set.  The Japanese colored vinyl versions are far harder to find than the American colored vinyl pressings.

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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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Additional information

Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in