Beatles – The Beatles Second Album red vinyl Japan LP with obi


A 1970 Japanese red vinyl pressing of The Beatles Second Album by the Beatles, including a gatefold cover and the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese red vinyl pressing of The Beatles Second Album by the Beatles, including a Japan-only gatefold cover and the original obi.

This LP has the same track listing as the U.S. title of the same name, but different tracks from the earlier Japanese release with this title.

About this copy: This copy of The Beatles Second Album is the first Japanese issue of this LP with this track listing, released in 1970 on the Apple label.

The cover is VG+, with a dented corner and faint general wear.

The obi is VG, with a number of wrinkles and repaired tears at the top and bottom edges.  The insert is M-.  The original black inner sleeve is included.

The red vinyl disc is M- and looks like it may have been played once, as there’s a single spindle mark on the side two label.  Beautiful disc!

A very nice copy of a scarce Beatles LP.

Background: The Beatles Second Album was released several times in Japan, with major differences in covers and track listings.

The original pressings were released in June 1964, with the subtitle (Beatles No. 2), a single-pocket cover, and these tracks in mono:

  • Can’t Buy Me Love
  • Do You Want To Know A Secret
  • Thank You Girl
  • A Taste Of Honey
  • It Won’t Be Long
  • I Wanna Be Your Man
  • There’s A Place
  • Roll Over Beethoven
  • Misery
  • Boys
  • Devil In Her Heart
  • Not A Second Time
  • Money
  • Till There Was You

That version was released again in 1966, 1967, and 1970.

In 1971, another album was released with the same title – The Beatles Second Album.  This version had a gatefold cover, was pressed in stereo, and contained the same tracks as the American pressings of The Beatles Second Album:

  • Roll Over Beethoven
  • Thank You Girl
  • You Really Got a Hold on Me
  • Devil in Her Heart
  • Money (That’s What I Want)
  • You Can’t Do That
  • Long Tall Sally
  • I Call Your Name
  • Please Mr. Postman
  • I’ll Get You
  • She Loves You

Confusing?  Indeed.  This last version was part of the “U.S. Edition Series” and was only issued one time in Japan.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × .25 in