The Beatles ‎– Rarities

Parlophone ‎– 2C 070 07291, EMI ‎– 2C 070 07.291
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, US version, Gatefold


A1 Love Me Do 2:22
A2 Misery 1:46
A3 There's A Place 1:47
A4 Sie Liebt Dich 2:16
A5 And I Love Her 2:36
A6 Help! 2:16
A7 I'm Only Sleeping 2:59
A8 I Am The Walrus 4:32
B1 Penny Lane 3:00
B2 Helter Skelter 3:38
B3 Don't Pass Me By 3:45
B4 The Inner Light 2:32
B5 Across The Universe 3:44
B6 You Know My Name (Look Up My Number) 4:17
B7 Sgt. Pepper Inner Groove 0:02

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French pressing of the US version of Rarities, which was issued there March 1980.

This album is a compilation of tracks that were considered rare in the US at the time. B-sides and other tracks that hadn't been on any Capitol album, different mixes etc.

Also known for reproducing the infamous "butcher shot" for the first time since Yesterday & Today in 1966, on the inside gatefold.

The jacket used is the first US version where is no George Martin producer credit on the back lower left corner and the text for "Helter Skelter" there is an error that states " you don't hear the classic Lennon statement..." The photos on this cover are not raised/embossed.

Some pressings came with the same inner sleeve as the US version, with 32 black & white photos. Some came with just a plain black inner sleeve.

Printed by Offset France, logo on lower left back corner.

There is a later French pressing as well, with a barcode, here: The Beatles - Rarities

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SACEM
  • Other (Distribution Code on sleeve): PM 261
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side 1): 2C 070 - 07.291
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side 2): 2C 070 - 07.291
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side 1): C 070 - 07.291 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side 2): C 070 - 07.291 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side 1, stamped): M6 33200 6 I 729I A 2I
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side 2, stamped): M6 33200 7 I 729I B 2I

Other Versions (5 of 32) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SHAL-12060 The Beatles Rarities(LP, Comp, Mono, 1st) Capitol Records SHAL-12060 US 1980 Sell This Version
SHAL-12060 The Beatles Rarities(CDr, Comp, Mono, Unofficial) Capitol Records (2) SHAL-12060 US 2001 Sell This Version
4XA-12060 The Beatles Rarities(Cass, Comp) Capitol Records 4XA-12060 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
TC-PCSO-7581 The Beatles Rarities(Cass, Comp, Dol) Parlophone TC-PCSO-7581 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
SHAL-12060 The Beatles Rarities(LP, Comp, Mono, 2nd) Capitol Records SHAL-12060 US 1980 Sell This Version