Offered for sale is an original Japanese red vinyl copy of the Beatles Story 2 LP box set, including the original obi and all inserts.
This rare 1966 pressing was the album’s original release in Japan.
About this copy: This copy of the Beatles Story is a 1966 Japanese pressing on the Odeon label, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.
The box is in VG + condition, with slight discoloration along the right-hand edge of the front. The obi is VG + +, with slight foxing.
The 24 page booklet contains the entire script of the album in both English and Japanese, along with a few photos. The booklet is M-.
The two custom inner sleeves and the two envelope-style inner sleeves are M-.
The two red vinyl discs are M- on sides one, two, and four. Side three is VG + + with a very tiny inaudible mark.
A beautiful copy of a very rare Beatles LP, as the 1966 Japanese pressings were very limited in production.
Background: At the height of Beatlemania, record companies couldn’t get enough Beatles product out on the shelves to satisfy consumers. When Vee Jay records issued the interview-only album Hear the Beatles Tell All, Capitol issued their own documentary album as a two-record set, entitled The Beatles Story. This album featured interviews, press conference excerpts, narration about the history of the band, and brief snippets of some of their songs.
The album reached number seven on the US albums chart and was certified gold by the RIAA.
The strangest of all albums released during the Beatles’ lifetime, The Beatles Story appeared in November 1964, during the thick of Beatlemania. In fact, Beatlemania, not the Beatles, is the very topic of The Beatles Story, a tedious neo-documentary record that tells the tale of the Fab Four’s rise to power via a collection of musical snippets, interview excerpts, and scripted narrative. …It’s an artifact and it’s interesting because it captures some of the madness surrounding Beatlemania, but it’s not something to hear more than once.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1966|