Beatles – Reel Music sealed 1982 promo-only gold vinyl LP

A sealed copy of the gold vinyl pressing of the Beatles' Reel Music, issued in 1982 as a promotional item only.


Offered for sale is a still sealed copy of the numbered, promo-only colored vinyl release of the Beatles’ 1982 LP, Reel Music.

Reel Music was a compilation album released in 1982 by Capitol Records that contained songs that had appeared in the Beatles’ films A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, Magical Mystery Tour, Yellow Submarine and Let It Be.  To promote the album, Capitol pressed 12,000 numbered copies on gold (or if you prefer, yellow) vinyl.  These were issued strictly as promotional items and were not offered for sale to the public.

The album featured stereo mixes that were rare to the US or previously unavailable (per Wikipedia):

  • The first US release of the British stereo mix of “I Am the Walrus”. Previous American releases of the song had the intro edited like the mono mix, although an edit of the British version appeared on Rarities two years before
  • The official American debut of the songs “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Ticket to Ride” in true stereo
  • A unique stereo edit of “I Should Have Known Better”, with the harmonica error in the intro fixed. This version was issued only on the Capitol pressing and has never appeared on any other record.

About this copy: The copy offered for sale is still sealed and is presumably mint and unplayed.  This copy is numbered 1478 out of 12,000 copies, making it a relatively low-numbered copy.  The wrap is fully intact except for two 2″ splits at the mouth of the cover.  These have been secured with tape to prevent future tears.  Aside from that, there are no bent corners, punch holes or tears in the wrap.   The album should also include a color booklet.

A nice copy of a great Beatles collection.

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