Beatles Collectibles

By baelfire12 baelfire12
updated 8 days ago

My Beatles Collection
Ranked by importance/influence to me
This list includes the original British albums, the live albums and the US compilation Magical Mystery Tour. So every Beatles song released in the 60s. The Beatles Anthology included here is the Toshiba Japanese Edition.

  1. The Beatles - Abbey Road

    27 For Sale from $13.23

    October 21, 1969 released by Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd. Japan

    This is a copy of the 1st Japanese Pressing on Red Vinyl. I bought my first red Japanese Abbey Road copy in Berlin but actually this is an upgraded VG++ to NM copy as the other was a crackfest! Beautiful record!

    Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped variant 1): YEX-749 1S3 3 〄 1B
    Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped variant 1): YEX-750 1S2 3 〄

    Bought VG++/VG+

    Music ?/10 Sound ?/10

  2. The Beatles - Abbey Road

    34 For Sale from $33.82

    June 5th 1978 released Toshiba/EMI Japan Pro-Use Series

    This is a half - speed mastered audiophile issue LP, cut from the same plates used for the UHQR Mobile Fidelity series

    Album bought in Mint Condition, looked unplayed
    Mint Record Sleeve + Insert + OBI
    Incredible condition for a 40 year old record.

    Side A- YEX-749-H 1S 6 〄P
    Side B- YEX-750-H 1S 4 〄P

    Bought NM/M

    Music 11/10 Sound 10/10

  3. The Beatles - Abbey Road

    133 For Sale from $60.00

    The 2019 Worldwide 50th anniversary 3LP edition comes in a lift-top box which comprises of the album newly remastered (1/2 speed mastering) by Giles Martin sourced directly from the original tapes and previous unreleased studio outtakes, demos and studio chat.

    Bought Sealed on the 1st day of release

    Music 10/10 Sound 8/10

  4. The Beatles - The Beatles

    6 For Sale from $200.00

    The 1982 Japanese Limited Edition Red Vinyl Mono Series

    Contains differences form the stereo mix: extended outro for 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps', Organ in 'Happiness is a Warm Gun', 'Yer Blues' is longer, more reverb on some songs.

    Toshiba issued a limited edition series (limited to 10,000 copies of each record) of mono LPs. These records contain the original U.K. mono mixes and parallel very closely the U.K. mono reissue series that came out in England around the same time.

    Issued with 4 glossy photographs, a double-sided poster, black inner sleeves.

    Side A- YEX-709-M 1S 3〄 1-Z
    Side B- YEX-710-M 1S 3〄
    Side C- YEX-711-M 1S 3〄 1-Z
    Side D- YEX-712-M 1S 3〄

    Bought NM/NM with printed (fake) OBI on a very beautiful starch white cover

    Music 10/10 Sound 10/10

  5. The Beatles - The Beatles

    6 For Sale from $49.99

    White Album German Direct Metal Mastered Pressing from 1985

    It certainly is the punchiest and best detailed yet smooth mastering out there. Fantastic bass as well!

    Records are in bright white colour in great shape and have absolutely no hairlines.

    Included are the 4 pictures of the musicians and the poster (NM condition). Cover has no sticker, is close to NM (has a slight kink on bottom right corner but is without wear and no splits) No: 103130.

    On side 4, the song "Savoy Truffle" goes straight into the song "Cry Baby Cry" with no pause. (Pressing trademark)

    Side 1- 04173-A1 +//D
    Side 2- 04173-B1 +//D
    Side 3- 04174-A1 +//D
    Side 4- 04174-B1 +//D

    Bought NM/NM

    Music 10/10 Sound 10/10

  6. The Beatles - The Beatles

    10 For Sale from $49.99

    White Album French Pathé Marconi Pressing from 1978 on off-white wax.

    Included are the 4 pictures of the musicians and the poster with the lyrics on backside (NM condition). Also included a Pathé Marconi EMI voucher dated 14/2/1978, authorizing the leave of this record from factory after inspection signed by a Mme Nicolle!

    Missing the "Disques en Pâte Blanche, Tirage Limité" sticker

    Side 1- M6 262622 YEX 709 21
    Side 2- M6 3 10 27 7 1 YEX 710 21B
    Side 3- M6 311 664 1 YEX 711 21
    Side 4- M6 262621 YEX 712 21

    Bought NM/VG+ (wear on gatefold cover/ring wear/small dents)

    Music 10/10 Sound 9/10

  7. The Beatles - The Beatles And Esher Demos

    136 For Sale from $64.99

    The 2018 Worldwide 50th anniversary 4LP edition comes in a lift-top box which comprises of
    'The Beatles' album newly remastered (1/2 speed mastering) by Giles Martin sourced directly from the original four-track and eight-track session tapes and the 'Esher Demos'

    Another "point of view" of this glorious album.

    Bought Sealed

    Music 9/10 Sound 8/10

  8. The Beatles - Revolver

    5 For Sale from $110.26

    The 1986 Japanese Limited Edition Red Vinyl Mono Series
    20th Anniversary of Beatles Japan Concert
    "It was 20 years ago!"

    In 1986, Toshiba reissued the same as 1982 red vinyl mono series. They reissued these records with the exact same cover art work, same record labels, same catalog numbers, and the same prices. The top of the 1986 Obi bears the triangular logo for the 20th anniversary of the Beatles' concert in Japan.
    The 1986 series was also a limited edition, the number believed to be somewhat less than the 1982 edition (about 10.000 pieces)

    Side A- YEX-605-D 1S 11
    Side B- YEX-606-D 1S 10

    Bought NM/M with OBI

    Music 10/10 Sound 10/10

  9. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    4 For Sale from $199.99

    The 1986 Japanese Limited Edition Red Vinyl Mono Series
    20th Anniversary of Beatles Japan Concert
    "It was 20 years ago!"

    In 1986, Toshiba reissued the same as 1982 red vinyl mono series. They reissued these records with the exact same cover art work, same record labels, same catalog numbers, and the same prices. The top of the 1986 Obi bears the triangular logo for the 20th anniversary of the Beatles' concert in Japan.
    The 1986 series was also a limited edition, the number believed to be somewhat less than the 1982 edition (about 10.000 pieces)

    Side A- YEX-637-D 1S 8
    Side B- YEX-638-D 1S 7

    Bought NM/NM with OBI

    Music 10/10 Sound 10/10

  10. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour

    42 For Sale from $8.00

    1st UK Stereo Pressing (November 1976) bought directly from a (now retired) English music producer who kept the record unplayed.

    There's a sticker "FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE" on Side 2 of the label covering the Parlophone logo. Sleeve has a small crease in TL corner. Vinyl was unplayed.

    This U.S. version of Magical Mystery Tour officially was released in the United Kingdom on 19 November 1976. When the album was issued in Britain, EMI did a straight pressing from the American album, That left much to be desired as three of the tracks, “Penny Lane”, “Baby You’re A Rich Man” and “All You Need Is Love”, are in fake stereo.

    Side A- YEX 959-1 HTM
    Side B- YEX 960-1 HTM

    Bought NM/VG+

    Music 10/10 Sound 8/10

  11. The Beatles - Rubber Soul

    4 For Sale from $149.99

    The 1986 Japanese Limited Edition Red Vinyl Mono Series
    20th Anniversary of Beatles Japan Concert
    "It was 20 years ago!"

    In 1986, Toshiba reissued the same as 1982 red vinyl mono series. They reissued these records with the exact same cover art work, same record labels, same catalog numbers, and the same prices. The top of the 1986 Obi bears the triangular logo for the 20th anniversary of the Beatles' concert in Japan.
    The 1986 series was also a limited edition, the number believed to be somewhat less than the 1982 edition (about 10.000 pieces)

    Side A- YEX-178-D 1S 3
    Side B- YEX-179-D 1S 5

    Bought NM/NM with OBI

    Music 10/10 Sound 10/10

  12. The Beatles - Mono Masters

    28 For Sale from $58.00

    Part of the series: The Beatles In Mono

    This is an AAA 2014 Mono Reissue with replicated artwork, pressed in Germany.

    This is a compilation of B-sides, EP cuts and rarities that are not to be found within the main catalogue, with no obvious ommisions. This together with the British albums from 1963 to 1970 and Magical Mystery Tour, contain every Beatles song released in the 60s.

    Beatles in Mono records are newly mastered from the analogue master tapes and sound amazing!

    Bought Sealed

    Music 10/10 Sound 10/10

  13. The Beatles - Please Please Me

    9 For Sale from $79.38

    The 1986 Japanese Limited Edition Red Vinyl Mono Series
    20th Anniversary of Beatles Japan Concert
    "It was 20 years ago!"

    In 1986, Toshiba reissued the same as 1982 red vinyl mono series. They reissued these records with the exact same cover art work, same record labels, same catalog numbers, and the same prices. The top of the 1986 Obi bears the triangular logo for the 20th anniversary of the Beatles' concert in Japan.
    The 1986 series was also a limited edition, the number believed to be somewhat less than the 1982 edition (about 10.000 pieces)

    Side A- YEX-94-D 1S 4
    Side B- YEX-95-D 1S 2

    Bought NM/NM with OBI

    Music 9/10 Sound 10/10

  14. The Beatles - Let It Be

    103 For Sale from $100.99

    The 2021 Worldwide 50th anniversary 4LP+EP edition comes in a beautiful slipcase box which comprises of the original 'Let it Be' album newly remastered (1/2 speed mastering) by Giles Martin sourced directly from the original eight-track session tapes, a two LP set of rehearsals, jams, chatter plus the unreleased 'Get Back' version of the Glyn Johns mix. Plus a Let it be/Don't let me down EP on a 12" 45 RPM.

    Plus a 100 page book that includes track-by-track analysis and rare pictures.

    This is the original album plus the alternate version, which in addition to the 'Naked' version completes everything someone needs to have on this album. The best 50th anniversary Beatles' edition so far (and I got 3 of them now!). I used to own a 2U-2U 1st UK Pressing which sounded bad to me. Like a bootleg. Also bought a 1978 White Vinyl Let it Be which also sounded like a bootleg and I promptly returned it. This is now my go to version. By far the cleanest Let it Be I’ve ever listened to!

    Bought Sealed

    Music 9/10 Sound 10/10

  15. The Beatles - Let It Be... Naked

    14 For Sale from $203.01

    1st Pressing released November 17th 2003

    This is essentially the Let it Be album without the notorious Spector "Wall of Sound".

    Includes booklet and 7" record with groups' convos during rehearsals

    Typo appears on the back of the 12" and 7" sleeve: "The copyright in this sound recordingis owned by..."

    Side A- 5954380 1A1 SRZ
    Side B- 5954380 1B1 SRZ
    Side C- 5954380 1A1
    Side D- 5954380 1B1

    Bought NM/NM

    Music 9/10 Sound 10/10

  16. The Beatles - Beatles For Sale

    10 For Sale from $65.00

    The 1986 Japanese Limited Edition Red Vinyl Mono Series
    20th Anniversary of Beatles Japan Concert
    "It was 20 years ago!"

    In 1986, Toshiba reissued the same as 1982 red vinyl mono series. They reissued these records with the exact same cover art work, same record labels, same catalog numbers, and the same prices. The top of the 1986 Obi bears the triangular logo for the 20th anniversary of the Beatles' concert in Japan.
    The 1986 series was also a limited edition, the number believed to be somewhat less than the 1982 edition (about 10.000 pieces)

    Side A- YEX-142-D 1S 7
    Side B- YEX-143-D 1S 7

    Bought NM/NM with OBI

    Music 9/10 Sound 10/10

  17. The Beatles - Yellow Submarine

    6 For Sale from $80.00

    The 1986 Japanese Limited Edition Red Vinyl Mono Series
    20th Anniversary of Beatles Japan Concert
    "It was 20 years ago!"

    In 1986, Toshiba reissued the same as 1982 red vinyl mono series. They reissued these records with the exact same cover art work, same record labels, same catalog numbers, and the same prices. The top of the 1986 Obi bears the triangular logo for the 20th anniversary of the Beatles' concert in Japan.
    The 1986 series was also a limited edition, the number believed to be somewhat less than the 1982 edition (about 10.000 pieces)

    Side A- YEX-715-D 1S 4
    Side B- YEX-716-D 1S 2

    Bought NM/NM with OBI

    Music 9/10 Sound 10/10

  18. The Beatles - Yellow Submarine Songtrack

    47 For Sale from $66.53

    1999 EU Pressing on yellow vinyl. Remixed at Abbey Road Studios.

    All tracks were completely re-mixed for this release from the original multitrack tapes, including "Only a Northern Song", which is in true stereo for the first time.

    This soundtrack/compilation comprises the tunes listened to in the original 1968 film, many of which were not included on the original

    Side A- 521481 1 A-1-1-1
    Side B- 521481 1 B-1-1-1

    Bought NM/NM

    Music 9/10 Sound 9/10

  19. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night

    3 For Sale from $79.38

    The 1982 Japanese Limited Edition Red Vinyl Mono Series

    Toshiba issued a limited edition series (limited to 10,000 copies of each record) of mono LPs. These records contain the original U.K. mono mixes and parallel very closely the U.K. mono reissue series that came out in England around the same time.

    Matrix / Runout (Side 1): YEX-1 26-M 1S 9 〄 1-Z
    Matrix / Runout (Side 2): YEX-1 27-M 1S 4 〄
    Bought NM/NM with OBI

    Music 9/10 Sound 10/10

  20. The Beatles - With The Beatles

    7 For Sale from $107.06

    The 1986 Japanese Limited Edition Red Vinyl Mono Series
    20th Anniversary of Beatles Japan Concert
    "It was 20 years ago!"

    In 1986, Toshiba reissued the same as 1982 red vinyl mono series. They reissued these records with the exact same cover art work, same record labels, same catalog numbers, and the same prices. The top of the 1986 Obi bears the triangular logo for the 20th anniversary of the Beatles' concert in Japan.
    The 1986 series was also a limited edition, the number believed to be somewhat less than the 1982 edition (about 10.000 pieces)

    Side A- YEX-110-D 1S 11
    Side B- YEX-111-D 1S 10

    Bought NM/NM without OBI

    Music 8/10 Sound 10/10

  21. The Beatles - Anthology 2

    7 For Sale from $112.73

    March 1996 Edition By Toshiba-EMI Ltd. in Japan (TOJP)

    The cover is the same as the U.K.and U.S. LPs of the same name. This is a limited edition of 300,000 copies.
    Comes with a 16-page lyric booklet and "cap" obi.

    Volume 2 of the Beatles Anthology follows the Fab Four's most interesting studio period (1965 - early 1968) and is inarguably the best of the 3 volumes.

    Matrix / Runout (Side A): PCSP 728 1A-1S
    Matrix / Runout (Side B): PCSP 728 1B-1S
    Matrix / Runout (Side C): PCSP 728 2A-1S
    Matrix / Runout (Side D): PCSP 728 2B-1S
    Matrix / Runout (Side E): PCSP 728 3A
    Matrix / Runout (Side F): PCSP 728 3B

    Bought NM/NM

    Music 9/10 Sound 9/10

  22. The Beatles - Anthology 3

    7 For Sale from $85.71

    October 1996 Edition By Toshiba-EMI Ltd. in Japan (TOJP)

    The cover is the same as the U.K.and U.S. LPs of the same name. This is a limited edition of 300,000 copies.
    Comes with a 20-page lyric booklet and "cap" obi.

    Volume 3 of the Beatles Anthology covers the period of the dire "Get Back" rehearsals but also the pure gold period of the White Album. Much more fun to listen to than the 1st volume - which I actually didn't bother buying.

    Matrix / Runout (Side A): PCSP 728 1A-1S
    Matrix / Runout (Side B): PCSP 728 1B- 1S
    Matrix / Runout (Side C): PCSP 728 2A-2S
    Matrix / Runout (Side D): PCSP 728 2B-2S
    Matrix / Runout (Side E): PCSP 728 3A
    Matrix / Runout (Side F): PCSP 728 3B

    Bought NM/NM

    Music 9/10 Sound 9/10

  23. The Beatles - The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl

    115 For Sale from $4.41

    1977 Japanese First Edition

    This is a great live album. Terrible screaming from the crowd somehow ruins it but that's why Beatles stopped touring. They made the crowds go insane a little bit too much.

    Bought NM/NM

    Music 7.5/10 Sound 7.5/10

  24. The Beatles With Tony Sheridan - The Beatles With Tony Sheridan And Guests

    38 For Sale from $1.75

    1964 US First Edition

    Early Compilation released on February the 3rd 1964, by MGM in mono in the US.

    This is Early Beatles backing Tony Sheridan in Hamburg plus filler songs.

    Matrix / Runout (Side A): [Block-shaped "S" stamp] E4215 SIDE 1 64MG536-1
    Matrix / Runout (Side B): [Block-shaped "S" stamp] E4215 SIDE 2 64MG537-1

    Bought VG/VG

    Music 5/10 Sound 5/10

  25. The Beatles - Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany; 1962

    37 For Sale from $10.58

    1977 Japanese First Edition

    Hamburg based, pilled-popping, leather-clad rock 'n' roller Beatles. This is not music: it's history.

    Bought NM/NM

    Music 7/10 Sound 7/10