The Beatles ‎– 20 Greatest Hits

Capitol Records ‎– SV-12245
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, 2nd cover

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1982 compilation has 2 cover variations.

This is #2, printed late 1982/early 1983, which has all of the text on the back in black ink. (Cover #1 has Side One/Two and the publishing credits and recording dates on the back in light blue print and bottom credit text in gray.) Here is the link to cover #1: The Beatles - 20 Greatest Hits

Also, the typo error on side 1 label, A10, has been corrected, with "Yesterday" having the correct running time of 2:04 (1st pressing had it as 1:04).

Note: B4 "Hey Jude" has been edited for this release.

Pressed at Capitol's Jacksonville plant, as identified by "O" in the run-outs.
Some copies may be translucent (hold the disc up to a bright light and you can see through it)

Issued with a custom photo-collage inner sleeve and a round red hype sticker on the shrink wrap "Contains 20 #1 Hits".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Barcode (Scannable): 077771224515
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side 1 ): SV-1-12245
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side 1): SV-2-12245
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 run-out, etched & stamped): SV-1-12245 F-2 #1 (202) MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally O
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 run-out, etched & stamped): SV-2-12245 F-1 #1 (202) MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally O

Other Versions (5 of 110) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PCTC 260 The Beatles 20 Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, Fir) Parlophone PCTC 260 UK 1982 Sell This Version
4XO-12245 The Beatles 20 Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp, RE, Dol) Capitol Records 4XO-12245 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
4XV-12245 The Beatles 20 Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp, RE) Capitol Records 4XV-12245 US 1986 Sell This Version
10C 066-1076741 The Beatles 20 Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Odeon 10C 066-1076741 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
1A 064-54249, 1A 064.54249 The Beatles 20 Grootste Hits(LP, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone 1A 064-54249, 1A 064.54249 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version