The Beatles ‎– The Beatles' Story

Capitol Records ‎– STBO-2222, Capitol Records ‎– STBO 2222
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold


A1 On Stage With The Beatles
A2 How Beatlemania Began
A3 Beatlemania In Action
A4 Man Behind The Beatles - Brian Epstein
A5 John Lennon
A6 Who's A Millionaire?
B1 Beatles Will Be Beatles
B2 Man Behind The Music - George Martin
B3 George Harrison
C1 A Hard Day's Night - Their First Movie
C2 Paul McCartney
C3 Sneaky Haircuts And More About Paul
D1 The Beatles Look At Life
D2 "Victims" Of Beatlemania
D3 Beatle Medley
D4 Ringo Starr
D5 Liverpool And All The World!

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Black rainbow color band without "subsidiary" rim text.

Side 1 is backed with side 4 and side 2 backed with side 3 (1/4/2/3 configuration "automatic sequence"). Cover has the dot and "file under" info printed so that there is very little space to the right of the catalog number.

Pressed at Capitol's Scranton plant, marked in run-out with IAM stamp.

First pressings came with light blue Capitol sleeve. Then just weeks after release, they began using the rust colored "Join the Teen Set" inner sleeves.


Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): ST1-2222
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): ST2-2222
  • Matrix / Runout (Label C): ST3-2222
  • Matrix / Runout (Label D): ST4-2222
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 variant 2 (stamp)): ST1-2222-X2 IAM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4 variant 2 (stamp)): ST4-2222-W1 #2 IAM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 variant 2 (stamp)): ST2-2222-A1 IAM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3 variant 2 (stamp)): ST3-2222-A1 IAM
  • Other (Number on label A and D): 1-2222
  • Other (Number on label B and C): 2-2222
  • Matrix / Runout (Alt Matrix for Side 1): STBO-1-2222-A-3 *
  • Matrix / Runout (Alt Matrix for Side 4): STBO-4-2222-A-3 *
  • Matrix / Runout (Alt Matrix for Side 3): STBO-3-2222-A-3 *
  • Matrix / Runout (Alt Matrix for Side 2): STBO-2-2222-A-3 *

Other Versions (5 of 23) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SLEMB-320 The Beatles The Beatles' Story(2xLP, RE, Gat) EMI SLEMB-320 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
TBO-2222 The Beatles The Beatles' Story(2xLP, Mono) Capitol Records TBO-2222 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
31C 164 86408/9 The Beatles The Beatles' Story(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Odeon 31C 164 86408/9 Brazil 1964 Sell This Version
STBO-2222, STBO 2222 The Beatles The Beatles' Story(2xLP, RP, Gat) Capitol Records, Capitol Records STBO-2222, STBO 2222 US 1969 Sell This Version
FL-1773, FL-1774 The Beatles The Beatles Story(LP, Unofficial) First Record FL-1773, FL-1774 Taiwan 1969 Sell This Version

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March 14, 2015
edited 9 months ago
This was issued in The 2014 US Albums box set, but not released individually on its own. However, a Russian pirate with eight page booklet from the 2014 Master has been issued. Quality is identical.


July 9, 2013
edited about 1 year ago

My version:
Green labels with purple ´Capital´ logo.
On disc 1
side 1: Tracks A1-A6,
side 4: Tracks D1-D5.
On disc 2
side 2: Tracks B1-B3,
side 3: C1-C3.
Made in U.S.A. * Factories: Scranton, PA.-Los Angeles, Calif.
Matrix runout/ disc 1 side 1: STBB I 2222 W 8#I,
Matrix runout/ disc 1 side 4: STBB 4 2222 W 6#2,
Matrix runout/ disc 2 side 2: STBB 2 2222 W 6#I,
Matrix runout/ disc 2 side 3: STBB 3 2222 W 9#2