Offered for sale is a blue vinyl Japanese pressing of the double album The Beatles 1967-1970, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of The Beatles 1967-1970 is a 1982 Japanese issue, pressed on the EMI/Odeon label.
The cover is M-.
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- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean discs!
A beautiful copy of a terrific Beatles LP and perhaps the nicest 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.
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.
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