Beatles – White Album 1986 Japan red vinyl mono 2 LP set with obi


A 1986 Japanese mono pressing of the White Album by the Beatles, pressed on red vinyl and including the original obi and all inserts.

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Offered for sale is a rare 1986 Japanese red vinyl mono pressing of The Beatles, also known as the White Album, complete with original obi and all inserts.

While the mono version had been previously issued as a limited edition in 1982, the original 1968 version of the album was released in Japan only in stereo.

About this copy: This copy of the White Album is a 1986 red vinyl Japanese pressing featuring the original mono mix of the album, issued to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the band’s 1966 visit to Japan.

The cover, obi, poster, and photographs of all four band members are included and all are M-.

The lyric insert is VG+, with no tears, but a bit of discoloration.

The two red vinyl discs are M-.  One side has a single spindle mark on the label; the other three sides do not, and may be unplayed.

A beautiful copy of a terrific album that’s surprisingly hard to find complete.

Background: The Beatles, also known as the “White Album,” was originally mixed for both mono and stereo, but it was released in mono in only a few countries.  The United States and Japan released the album in stereo only.

The mono mix is considerably different from the stereo mix, and mono copies have long been sought out by collectors.

In Japan, the album was issued as a red vinyl limited edition in mono in 1982 and again in 1986. gave The Beatles a 5 star review:

Each song on the sprawling double album The Beatles is an entity to itself, as the band touches on anything and everything it can. This makes for a frustratingly scattershot record or a singularly gripping musical experience, depending on your view, but what makes the so-called White Album interesting is its mess. .. None of it sounds like it was meant to share album space together, but somehow The Beatles creates its own style and sound through its mess.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI/Odeon
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1986
Format: Mono
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Additional information

Weight 23 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in