Offered for sale is a still sealed original U.S. stereo pressing of The Early Beatles by the Beatles.
About this copy: This copy of The Early Beatles is a 1965 (or shortly thereafter) U.S. pressing on the “rainbow” Capitol label.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed. The label and inner sleeve variations are unknown.
The wrap is fully intact except for a small tear at the lower left-hand corner of the cover. There is a small stain there. There are several breathe holes in the shrink wrap.
There is a small #5 on the back cover, indicating that this album was pressed at Capitol’s Los Angeles pressing plant.
A beautiful copy of a relatively scarce Beatles LP, as this album sold somewhat poorly, especially in stereo.
Background: After Capitol Records acquired the rights to the first Beatles album from Vee Jay Records, they opted not to reissue either Introducing the Beatles or the British Please Please Me LPs, but instead put together an altogether different collection of songs from the same material, with the title The Early Beatles.
The album was essentially Introducing the Beatles, with a few tracks left out that had already been released on other albums. The public was largely indifferent, and the album only reached #43 on the Billboard album chart.
The Early Beatles does not represent its songs in the sequence — or in their exact content — that its makers intended; not by a long shot. That said, this is also the way that tens of millions of listeners in the U.S. did hear this material between 1965 and 1983. And of course, any means by which one gets to hear 11 1963-vintage tracks by the Beatles is OK. Whatever particular order or specifics of the songs, the listening experience will stack up well against any other 11 songs by anybody else who was walking around back then.
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|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1965|