Beatles – With the Beatles Japan red vinyl LP with obi

$250.00

Free U.S. shipping!  A 1969 red vinyl Japanese pressing of With the Beatles by the Beatles, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese red vinyl pressing of With the Beatles, including the original obi and a cover and photo booklet that was unique to the Japanese release.

About this copy: This copy of With the Beatles is a 1969 pressing on the Apple label of an album that was originally released in Japan in 1966.

The cover is VG++, and close to M-, with slight wear on the back cover.   The obi is M-.  The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached, but has a bit of writing on it.

This LP was issued without an insert, as it has a gatefold cover and an 8 page photo booklet inside.  The black paper inner sleeve is included; it has a small tear near the center hole but no splits.

The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  The disc has clearly been played only a couple of times and has been well cared for.

A beautiful copy of a scarce Beatles LP that’s hard to find complete.

Background: With the Beatles was the second album by the Beatles, issued in the UK in November, 1963.  An altered version of the album was released in the U.S. in January, 1964 as Meet the Beatles.

Oddly enough, the album was not released in Japan until May, 1966.  The album was issued to commemorate the Beatles’ tour of Japan in June, 1966, where they played five concerts at the Budokan hall.

The Japanese version of the album had the same songs as the UK version, but the songs had a different running order.  The gatefold cover and cover art were unique to the Japanese release.

The album was released in Japan in May, 1966 on the Odeon label and reissued in September, 1969 on the Apple label, with both pressings originally pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.

Allmusic.com gave With the Beatles a 5 star review:

With the Beatles is a sequel of the highest order — one that betters the original by developing its own tone and adding depth. While it may share several similarities with its predecessor — there is an equal ratio of covers-to-originals, a familiar blend of girl group, Motown, R&B, pop, and rock, and a show tune that interrupts the flow of the album — With the Beatles is a better record that not only rocks harder, it’s considerably more sophisticated. .. Still, the heart of With the Beatles lies not in the covers, but the originals, where it was clear that, even at this early stage, the Beatles were rapidly maturing and changing, turning into expert craftsmen and musical innovators.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
AP-9678
Year of Release: 1969
Format: Stereo
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Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in