Beatles – Something New 1970 red vinyl Japan LP with medallion obi


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Free U.S. shipping!  An original Japanese red vinyl copy of Something New by the Beatles, including the original die-cut “medallion” obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese red vinyl copy of Something New by the Beatles, including the original die-cut “medallion” obi.

Note: While Something New was released in the U.S. in 1964, this 1970 pressing is the first Japanese release of the album.

About this copy: This copy of Something New is a 1970 Japanese pressing on the Apple label, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.

The gatefold cover is VG++ and close to M- with very slight corner wear.

The die-cut “medallion” obi is M-; the “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is still attached.  The black paper inner sleeve is M-.

The lyric insert is M-.

The red vinyl disc is VG++  with a few faint hairlines on each side and a number of spindle marks on the labels.  It’s a clean disc that has been well cared for.

A nice copy of a rare Beatles LP, as this title is one of the harder Japanese Beatles albums to find on red vinyl.

Background: Something New was the third Beatles album to be released by Capitol in 1964, and the album was prepared exclusively for the American market, though it was later issued in other countries.

The album reached #2 on the American albums chart, helped by the singles “And I Love Her” and “Matchbox.” gave Something New a 3 1/2 star review:

It was the summer of 1964, and it had been a whole three months (!!!) since a new Beatles album from Capitol Records –… And so Something New was released about a month after UA’s (A Hard Day’s Night) soundtrack, and if it wasn’t as strong as the two preceding U.S. albums, in any other context and circumstance it would have been a contender for best rock & roll album of the year. Grouped alongside the band’s hard-rocking, first-rate covers of Carl Perkins’ “Matchbox” and Larry Williams’ “Slow Down,” and topped out with their German-language rendition of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (“Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand”), which probably couldn’t fit anywhere else, the Hard Day’s Night material sounded fine, and few fans seemed to mind paying twice for the songs that overlapped between the two albums.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in