The Beatles ‎– The Beatles

Apple Records ‎– SWBO-101, Apple Records ‎– SWBO 101
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Mispress, Numbered, Stereo, 1st Press, Capitol Text, Scranton Pressing

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A mispressing from the original rejected Capitol master. When mastering the White Album for the U.S., Capitol Records had applied much more dynamic limiting in the mastering process than the U.K. release. When George Harrison (who was in the U.S. at the time) heard this version, he demanded Capitol remaster the album to reflect the U.K. mastering before the album's official U.S. release. However, stampers taken from the original rejected Capitol master did make it out to the Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Scranton by mistake and were used in the first batch of pressings at Scranton before being retired and replaced with George Harrison's approved U.S. master.

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First pressing has "Mfd. by Capitol...." in white rim text on sides 2 and 4, with various title mistakes and unique number on the front cover.

This 1st press has A4 "Obladi Oblada", A6 "Bungalow Bill", B7 'Why Don't We Do It In the Road' (without question mark) , D1 "Revolution No. 1", D5 "Revolution No. 9" and D6 "Goodnight".
Cover has "The Beatles" embossed, located towards the lower right corner, and sequentially numbered.

Pressed at Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Scranton, as identified by the "IAM" in a triangle stamp in the run-outs.

Comes with fold-out lyric poster and 4 glossy photos on card stock.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A run-out, etched & stamped): SWBO-1-101-B29 IAM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B run-out, etched & stamped): SWBO-2-101-B28 IAM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C run-out, etched & stamped): SWBO-3-101-A28 IAM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D run-out, etched & stamped): SWBO-4-101-A28 IAM

Other Versions (5 of 569) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PMC 7067/8 The Beatles The Beatles(2xLP, Album, Mono, M/Print, Num) Apple Records PMC 7067/8 UK 1968 Sell This Version
PMCQ 31513/4, 3C 062-04173/4 The Beatles The Beatles(2xLP, Album, Num, RE, Emb) Apple Records, Apple Records PMCQ 31513/4, 3C 062-04173/4 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
LSAP 79003/4 The Beatles The Beatles(2xLP, Album, RE) Jugoton, Apple Records LSAP 79003/4 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
0602567572015 The Beatles The Beatles And Esher Demos(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180 + 2xLP, 180 + Box, Comp) Apple Records, Universal Music Group International 0602567572015 USA & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
SWBO-101, SWBO 101 The Beatles The Beatles(2xLP, Album, Num, Cap) Apple Records, Apple Records SWBO-101, SWBO 101 US 1968 Sell This Version