Offered for sale is a limited edition red vinyl mono Japanese pressing of With the Beatles by the Beatles, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of With the Beatles is a 1986 mono pressing on the EMI/Odeon label.
The cover is M-. The obi is M-. The lyric insert is VG+, with slight fading, but no tears.
The red vinyl disc is M- and looks unplayed. Beautiful disc!
A nearly perfect copy of a scarce Beatles LP.
Background: In the 1960s, most Japanese LPs were issued in stereo only, so most Japanese buyers never had the opportunity to hear the original mono mixes of most of the Beatles songs.
In 1982, EMI records released limited edition red vinyl pressings in mono of all of the Beatles albums from Please Please Me through Yellow Submarine. This series was reissued in 1986 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band’s 1966 visit to Japan.
Released in November, 1963, With the Beatles was the second album by the Beatles to be released in the UK. It was released in the United States in 1964 with a different track lineup as Meet the Beatles.
The album reached #1 on the album charts in both the U.S. and the UK.
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|
|Year of Release:||1986|