The Beatles ‎– A Collection Of Beatles Oldies

Apple Records ‎– EAS-80557
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1976 "Country Flag" OBI / EAS re-issue series of the Beatles Japanese LP catalog. Issue n° 8 in the series, with UK flag OBI.

Disc/Label info:
-Lighter green Apple label.
-Uses a UK master as identified by matrix stamp

Packaging info:
-Parlophone logo has been blended out at the lower right of the front cover but no Apple logo replaces it.
-Includes Japanese/English bio-lyric sheet insert.
-OBI states ‎¥2,500
-Earlier pressings came with black inner sleeve, later pressings clear rice-paper sleeve.
-Some copies imported to North America may have come with an "imported Japan" Capitol-EMI sticker (see photo)
-Has the same design and track listing as U.K. release.
-The photography of the back cover is reversed, Harrison is on the left side the circle with "but goldies" is on the right side.
-Robert Whitaker's name is misspelled as Robert Whittaker on the rear cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Label)): YEX-619
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Label)): YEX-620
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A [Stamped]): YEX-619 3S2 SG 〄 6-6 Z 8..1 - 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B [Stamped]): YEX-620 3S2 1 〄
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant: Run-out Side A, stamped): YEX-619 4S3⃫2 33 〄 7 - Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant: Run-out Side B, stamped): YEX-620 3S 5C 〄

Other Versions (5 of 215) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PCS 7016 The Beatles A Collection Of Beatles Oldies(LP, Comp) Parlophone PCS 7016 UK 1966 Sell This Version
2J062-04258 The Beatles A Collection Of Beatles Oldies(LP, Comp) EMI 2J062-04258 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
1A 038-1575451 The Beatles A Collection Of Oldies But Goldies(LP, Comp, RE) Odeon, Fame 1A 038-1575451 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1 C 072-04 258 The Beatles A Collection Of Beatles Oldies(LP, Comp, RE) Odeon 1 C 072-04 258 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
TC-AX-104258 The Beatles A Collection Of Beatles Oldies(Cass, Comp, RE) Axis (3) TC-AX-104258 Australia Unknown Sell This Version



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August 31, 2018

The B side is an almost perfect sequence; & sounds very electric on this pressing