Offered for sale is a Japanese white label promotional copy of Something New by the Beatles, including the original obi and a gatefold cover.
About this copy: This copy of Something New is a 1976 pressing on the Apple label of an album that was first released in Japan in 1970.
The gatefold cover is VG+, with moderate edge and corner wear. The obi is M-.
The lyric insert is VG+ with slight fading on one edge.
The white label promo disc is M-, with slight foxing and a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a rare Beatles LP, as Japanese white label promotional LPs were quite limited in production.
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.”
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|
|Year of Release:||1976|