Beatles – Meet the Beatles 1976 Japan-only mono white label promotional LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A Japan-only mono white label promotional pressing of Meet the Beatles, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese white label promotional mono pressing of Meet the Beatles, including the original obi.

Note: This 14 track LP was unique to Japan and has a different track listing from the U.S. LP with the same title and cover and was issued only in mono.

About this copy: This copy of Meet the Beatles is a 1976 Japanese pressing on the Apple label of an album that was originally released in 1964.

The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with a couple of minor foxing spots and a couple of minor corner dents.

The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The white label promo disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of a rare Beatles LP.

Background:  The Beatles were immensely popular in Japan, and over the years, their Japanese record label released all of the U.S. Capitol Albums, all of the UK versions of the band’s work and a number of Japan-only releases.

Meet the Beatles is one of those Japan-only titles.  While the album shares a title and cover art with the band’s first American album for Capitol, the track listing is completely different.  Unlike most Japanese Beatles releases, this version of the title was issued only in mono with a standard (non-gatefold) cover.

Adding to the confusion is the fact that a version that was identical to the U.S. version was also released in Japan, and that version was released in stereo with a gatefold cover.

Track listing on this LP:

  • I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • She Loves You
  • From Me to You
  • Twist and Shout
  • Love Me Do
  • Baby It’s You
  • Don’t Bother Me
  • Please Please Me
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • P.S. I Love You
  • Little Child
  • All My Loving
  • Hold Me Tight
  • Please Mister Postman


Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Mono
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Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in