Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. copy of the picture disc pressing of the compilation album The Beatles in Italy by the Beatles.
This album was legitimately released in Italy in 1965, with a different cover. The picture disc pressing is an unauthorized U.S. release.
About this copy: This copy of The Beatles in Italy is a 1980 U.S. pressing, ostensibly on the EMI label, as shown on the cover.
As the album is sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
The wrap is fully intact except for a 3″ (8 cm) break at the top edge in the center of the cover. We have secured this with tape to prevent further tears to the wrap.
Two original price stickers are still attached to the wrap (not shown in photos.)
A beautiful copy of a rare Beatles picture disc, and the first copy we’ve seen since the album’s original release.
Background: Released in 1965, The Beatles in Italy was a compilation album created for sale in that country to commemorate the band’s tour of the country that year.
While the album was a compilation of previously released studio tracks, the album became sought after by collectors when John Lennon erroneously stated that he thought a live album had been released in Italy.
The record probably would have remained obscure had not John Lennon, in a 1970 Rolling Stone interview, speculated that there might have been a live album released in Italy. “There’s one in Italy apparently, that somebody recorded there.”
The front cover featured a live photo of the band on stage. The back cover photo showed the Beatles holding glasses of champagne.
In 1980, an unauthorized version of the album was released in the U.S. as a picture disc, using the champagne photo on side one.
- Long Tall Sally
- She’s A Woman
- From Me To You
- I Want To Hold Your Hand
- Ticket To Ride
- This Boy
- Slow Down
- I Call Your Name
- Thank You Girl
- Yes It Is
- I Feel Fine
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