Beatles – Help! 1982 Japan red vinyl mono LP with obi


A limited edition Japanese red vinyl mono pressing of Help! by the Beatles, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese limited edition red vinyl mono pressing of Help! by the Beatles, including the original obi.

This LP contains the UK cover and track listing of the album.

About this copy: This copy of Help! is a 1982 Japanese  pressing on the EMI/Odeon label.

The cover is M- with a tiny corner dent.  The obi is M-.

The insert is VG+, with no wear or tears, but a fair amount of discoloration, as though it was exposed to sunlight.

The red vinyl disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Beautiful copy!

A nice copy of a scarce Beatles LP.

Background: Help! was the fifth studio album by the Beatles, reaching #1 on both the UK and U.S. charts. gave Help! a five star review:

Considering that Help! functions as the Beatles’ fifth album and as the soundtrack to their second film — while filming, they continued to release non-LP singles on a regular basis — it’s not entirely surprising that it still has some of the weariness of Beatles for Sale. Again, they pad the album with covers, but the Bakersfield bounce of “Act Naturally” adds new flavor (along with an ideal showcase for Ringo’s amiable vocals) and “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” gives John an opportunity to flex his rock & roll muscle. George is writing again and if his two contributions don’t touch Lennon and McCartney’s originals, they hold their own against much of their British pop peers.

In the 1960s, most Japanese LPs were issued in stereo only, so most Japanese buyers never had the opportunity to hear the original mono mixes of most of the Beatles songs.

In 1982, EMI records released limited edition red vinyl pressings in mono of all of the Beatles albums from Please Please Me through Yellow Submarine.  This series was reissued in 1986, though that series featured a different obi from this one.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI/Odeon
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1982
Format: Mono
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in