Beatles – Decca Tapes 1979 unauthorized picture disc LP


An unauthorized picture disc LP of the Beatles Decca audition tapes, released in 1979.

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Offered for sale is a limited edition picture disc of the Beatles 1962 Decca audition tapes, released in 1979 by Circuit Records.

About this copy: This is an original pressing of the 1979 unauthorized picture disc of the Beatles Decca tapes by Circuit Records.  The picture disc is in M- condition and appears to have had little, if any play.  The album was not released with a cover and comes in a thin clear plastic sleeve, as originally issued.

A nice copy of a now-scarce Beatles picture disc.

Background: The Beatles auditioned for Decca Records on New Year’s Day, 1962, playing a few original tunes along with a number of pop standards and recent hits by other groups.  The label famously declined to sign the group, signing Brian Poole and the Tremoloes instead.

The material from the audition leaked at some point in the 1970s, and was issued on a number of bootleg releases.  As a bonus, the tapes, while mono, were of very high quality.

In 1979s, a label calling itself “Circuit Records” released the Beatles Decca material in picture disc form, and the LP was one of the first bootleg picture discs ever released.  The photo is a nice shot of the band from the era, wearing leather jackets and including then-drummer Pete Best.


Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in