CAPITOL RECORDS INTO THE 70'S AND 80'S

ALTHOUGH CAPITOL RECORDS PLANNED A BEST OF THE BEATLES DOUBLE ALBUM IN MID-1964, NO BEATLES GREATEST HITS ALBUM WAS LEGITIMATELY ISSUED IN THE UNITED STATES UNTIL APRIL 2, 1973, WHEN APPLE RELEASED A PAIR OF DOUBLE ALBUMS CONTAINING HITS AND KEY ALBUM TRACKS, ENTITLED "THE BEATLES 1962-1966", AND "THE BEATLES 1967-1970". THESE RELEASES WERE MAINLY DUE TO APPLE'S AND CAPITOL'S CONCERN OVER THE WIDESPREAD DISTRIBUTION OF UNAUTHORIZED COLLECTIONS THAT WERE BEING MANUFACTURED AND RELEASED ILLEGALLY.

UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE BEATLES CONTRACTS WITH EMI AND CAPITOL IN JANUARY, 1976, BOTH COMPANIES HAD THE RIGHT TO REISSUE THEIR BEATLES MASTERS IN ANY MANNER THEY SAW FIT. ON JUNE 11, 1976, CAPITOL ISSUED THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF THEME LP ALBUMS CONTAINING PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BEATLES SONGS, WITH THE RELEASE OF THE TWO-RECORD SET, TITLED "ROCK 'N' ROLL MUSIC".

RECORDS ARE LISTED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF RELEASE DATE
 


  GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE  b/w  HELTER SKELTER
CAPITOL 4274, PICTURE SLEEVE WITH 45 SINGLE
RELEASED: 5/31/76

ON MAY 31, 1976, CAPITOL ISSUED THIS SINGLE FROM ITS UPCOMING "ROCK 'N' ROLL" ALBUM. THE DISC WAS THE FIRST "NEW" BEATLES SINGLE ISSUED IN THE U.S. IN OVER SIX YEARS. THE SINGLE'S PICTURE SLEEVE (CAP 4274.PS1, SPIZER) FEATURES A GREEN-TINTED ILLUSTRATION OF THE BAND FROM THE "ROCK 'N' ROLL" ALBUM COVER.

TO KEEP UP WITH DEMAND FOR THIS MILLION-SELLING SINGLE, CAPITOL HIRED ADDITIONAL FACTORIES TO MANUFACTURE THE DISC. THE SINGLE OFFERED HERE IS THE RARER NON-CAPITOL PRESSING (4274.01NC1, SPIZER), THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE SERRATIONS SURROUNDING THE LABEL.

BOTH SLEEVE AND RECORD ARE IN MINT "AS NEW" CONDITION.

CONDITION: M / M
ITEM#: PS453
PRICE: $150


 
   


  ROCK Ní ROLL MUSIC
CAPITOL SKBO-11537
RELEASED: 6/11/76

WITH RARE RED ROUND HYPE STICKER "THE BEST OF THE BEATLES ROCK 'N' ROLL MUSIC" ADHERED ON THE FRONT COVER SHRINKWRAP.

THIS ORIGINAL SILVER FOIL COVER DOUBLE LP RELEASE IS BECOMING VERY DIFFICULT TO ACQUIRE. YOU HAVE TO GET THEM SEALED OR IN THE WRAP TO GET A REALLY NICE EXAMPLE. THIS ONE IS STILL SEALED.

THE VERY BEST EXAMPLE WE HAVE EVER OFFERED FOR THIS TITLE. RINGWEAR IS USUALLY NOTORIOUS ON THIS DELICATE COVER, YET THIS ONE HAS NONE. IT REMAINS BRILLIANT "AS NEW" AND STILL SEALED.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: LP343
PRICE: ------

 
   
  THE BEATLES AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
CAPITOL SMAS-11638
RELEASED: 5/4/77

FIRST ISSUE COVER WITH RAISED LETTERS & GRAPHICS !! AN ABSOLUTE GEM CORNER TO CORNER OF THIS SEALED EXAMPLE.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: LP074
PRICE: ------

 
   
THE BEATLES AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
CAPITOL SMAS-11638
RELEASED: 5/4/77

SECOND ISSUE COVER

MUCH SCARCER SECOND COVER WITHOUT RAISED LETTERS AND GRAPHICS. SOLD IN FAR LESS NUMBERS THAN THE FIRST ISSUE. SMALL 1" PIECE OF SHRINK TORN ON BOTTOM LEFT FRONT CORNER, OTHERWISE TIGHT SEAL.

  CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: LP514
PRICE: $225


 
   


  LOVE SONGS
CAPITOL SKBL-11711
RELEASED: 10/21/77

DOUBLE LP WITH BOOKLET AND CUSTOM INNER SLEEVES.

WITH RARE OVAL GOLD WITH BROWN PRINT LP STICKER ADHERED TO FRONT COVER SHRINK.

A TRUE GEM FROM CORNER TO CORNER. IMPECCABLE. THE VERY BEST EXAMPLE OF THIS TITLE WE HAVE EVER SEEN. NO RINGWEAR. GOLD STICKER IS MERE PERFECTION.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: LP168
PRICE: $550


 
   
LOVE SONGS
CAPITOL SKBL-11711
RELEASED: 10/21/77

DOUBLE LP WITH BOOKLET AND CUSTOM INNER SLEEVES.

WITH RARE OVAL GOLD WITH BROWN PRINT LP STICKER ADHERED TO FRONT COVER SHRINK.

A REAL SEALED BEAUTY CORNER TO CORNER. NO PROBLEMS AT ALL. JUST SOME MINIMAL WEAR TO THE GOLD STICKER. NO RINGWEAR.
  CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: LP073
PRICE: $475


 
   
LOVE SONGS
CAPITOL SKBL-11711
RELEASED: 10/21/77

DOUBLE LP WITH BOOKLET AND CUSTOM INNER SLEEVES.

THIS EXAMPLE DOES NOT HAVE THE OVAL GOLD LP STICKER. A REAL SEALED BEAUTY, WITH ONLY MINOR FLAW BEING A SMALL PIECE OF SHRINK MISSING FRONT RIGHT CORNER. NO RINGWEAR.
  CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: LP162
PRICE: $250


 
   


  RARITIES
CAPITOL SHAL-12060
RELEASED: 3/24/80

FIRST COMMERCIAL ISSUE: WITH RAISED EMBOSSED PHOTO ON FRONT COVER ONLY, AND DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" ON BACK COVER.

WITH RARE 2" X 2" WHITE LP HYPE STICKER WITH PURPLE PRINT "CONTAINS RARE PHOTOS INCLUDING BUTCHER SHOT" ADHERED TO FRONT COVER SHRINK.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: LP071
PRICE: $325


 
   
RARITIES
CAPITOL SHAL-12060
RELEASED: 3/24/80

FIRST COMMERCIAL ISSUE: WITH RAISED EMBOSSED PHOTO ON FRONT COVER ONLY, AND DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" ON BACK COVER.

WITH RARE 2" X 2" WHITE LP HYPE STICKER WITH PURPLE PRINT "CONTAINS RARE PHOTOS INCLUDING BUTCHER SHOT" ADHERED TO FRONT COVER SHRINK.

  CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: LP344
PRICE: $325


 
   
  RARITIES
CAPITOL SHAL-12060
RELEASED: LATE 1980

SECOND COMMERCIAL ISSUE: WITH RAISED EMBOSSED PHOTOS ON BOTH THE FRONT AND BACK COVER, AND WITH "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" ADDED ON TO THE BACK COVER.

STUNNING STILL SEALED EXAMPLE.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: LP345
PRICE: $375


 

 
   
  RARITIES
CAPITOL SHAL-12060
RELEASED: 1985

THIRD COMMERCIAL ISSUE: PHOTOS ARE NOT EMBOSSED ON BOTH THE FRONT AND BACK COVER. WITH "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" ADDED ON TO THE BACK COVER.

GORGEOUS STILL SEALED EXAMPLE.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: LP346
PRICE: ------


 
   

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  ROCK Ní ROLL MUSIC VOLUMES 1 & 2
CAPITOL SN-16020 & CAPITOL SN-16021
RELEASED: 10/2/80

RE-RELEASED IN TWO INDIVIDUAL LP ALBUMS CONFIGURATIONS

ISSUED ON THE CAPITOL RECORDS GREEN BUDGET LINE LABEL, BOTH SEPARATE LP ALBUMS ARE TAKEN FROM AND IDENTICAL TO THE TWO-RECORD "ROCK N' ROLL MUSIC" ALBUM GATEFOLD SET, THAT WAS ISSUED IN JUNE 1976.

BOTH ARE AVAILABLE HERE IN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT "AS NEW" STILL SEALED CONDITION. BOTH FRONT COVERS HAVE THE ROUND GREEN WITH WHITE PRINT HYPE STICKER THAT READS " A CAPITOL RECORDS VALUE", ADHERED TO THE SHRINKWRAP.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED X 2
ITEM#: LP398
PRICE: $350


 
   

  REEL MUSIC
CAPITOL SV-12199
RELEASED: 3/24/82

(ACTUAL IMAGE)

TWO YEARS AFTER ITS RELEASE OF "RARITIES", CAPITOL ISSUED YET ANOTHER BEATLES THEME ALBUM. THIS TIME THE CONCEPT WAS TO FEATURE SONGS FROM THE GROUP'S FIVE FILMS: A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, HELP!, MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR, YELLOW SUBMARINE AND LET IT BE.

OFFERED HERE IS AN ORIGINAL CAPITOL RECORDS 1982 YELLOW /GOLD VINYL NUMBERED PROMOTIONAL LIMITED EDITION OF THE CLASSIC "REEL MUSIC " ALBUM WHICH STILL REMAINS IN FACTORY SEALED BRAND NEW CONDITION. NO ISSUES ON THIS EXAMPLE AND IS CORNER TO CORNER GEM.

THESE DJ COPIES WERE NUMBERED ON THE BACK UPPER RIGHT COVER IN THE AREA WHERE THE STOCK COPY 'UPC' SYMBOL IS NORMALLY PRINTED. LIMITED TO ONLY 12,000 DJ COPIES, THIS COPY IS A RELATIVELY LOW ONE AT NUMBER 1570.

COMPLETE WITH THE CUSTOM INNER SLEEVE AND THE 11" X 11" SOUVENIR PROGRAM BOOKLET ENCLOSED.

INCLUDES THE SPECIAL 3" X 211/16" 'FILM FRAME' STICKER ADHERED TO THE FRONT COVER SHRINKWRAP.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: LP365
PRICE: $250


 
   

  REEL MUSIC
CAPITOL SV-12199
RELEASED: 3/24/82

(ACTUAL IMAGE)

TWO YEARS AFTER ITS RELEASE OF "RARITIES", CAPITOL ISSUED YET ANOTHER BEATLES THEME ALBUM. THIS TIME THE CONCEPT WAS TO FEATURE SONGS FROM THE GROUP'S FIVE FILMS: A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, HELP!, MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR, YELLOW SUBMARINE AND LET IT BE.

OFFERED HERE IS AN ORIGINAL CAPITOL RECORDS 1982 YELLOW /GOLD VINYL NUMBERED PROMOTIONAL LIMITED EDITION OF THE CLASSIC "REEL MUSIC " ALBUM WHICH STILL REMAINS IN FACTORY SEALED BRAND NEW CONDITION. 3.5" SHRINK SPLIT AT THE MOUTH OPENING TOWARD THE BOTTOM IS ONLY FLAW.

THESE DJ COPIES WERE NUMBERED ON THE BACK UPPER RIGHT COVER IN THE AREA WHERE THE STOCK COPY 'UPC' SYMBOL IS NORMALLY PRINTED. LIMITED TO ONLY 12,000 DJ COPIES, THIS COPY IS A RELATIVELY LOW ONE AT NUMBER 1172.

COMPLETE WITH THE CUSTOM INNER SLEEVE AND THE 11" X 11" SOUVENIR PROGRAM BOOKLET ENCLOSED.

INCLUDES THE SPECIAL 3" X 211/16" 'FILM FRAME' STICKER ADHERED TO THE FRONT COVER SHRINKWRAP.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: LP359
PRICE: $200


 
   

 

  THE BEATLES 20 GREATEST HITS
CAPITOL SV-12245
RELEASED: 10/15/82

1ST PRESSING: WITH BLACK, BLUE AND GRAY PRINT ON BACK COVER.

WITH ROUND RED LP STICKER WITH WHITE PRINT THAT STATES ALL 20 HITS CHARTED AT #1, STILL ADHERED TO SHRINK.

MOST BEAUTIFUL STILL SEALED EXAMPLE. MINOR FLAW IS 2" SHRINK TEAR ON BACK COVER LOWER LEFT. COVER IN THAT AREA NOT AFFECTED AT ALL.

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: LP053
PRICE: $250


 
   
  THE BEATLES 20 GREATEST HITS
CAPITOL SV-12245
RELEASED: 10/15/82

1ST PRESSING: WITH BLACK, BLUE AND GRAY PRINT ON BACK COVER.

WITH RARE ROUND RED LP STICKER WITH WHITE PRINT THAT STATES ALL 20 HITS CHARTED AT # 1, STILL ADHERED TO SHRINK: MOST PERFECT STILL SEALED EXAMPLE. STUNNING !

STILL SEALED !!

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: LP049
PRICE: ------

 
   
 

  LEAVE MY KITTEN ALONE / OB LA DI, OB LA DA
CAPITOL B-5439, PICTURE SLEEVE
NEVER ISSUED, PROPOSED RELEASE: 1/31/85

IN 1984, EMI BEGAN PREPARING AN ALBUM OF UNRELEASED BEATLES RECORDINGS TITLED "SESSIONS". PLANS CALLED FOR ISSUING THIS PREVIEW SINGLE A FEW WEEKS AHEAD OF THE ALBUM'S RELEASE. PRODUCED IN LIMITED QUANTITIES AND SHELVED DUE TO LEGALITIES.

THIS SLEEVE (CAP 5439.PS1, SPIZER) WAS THE ONLY FINISHED PRODUCT FROM THE "SESSIONS" PROJECT AND IS IN FLAWLESS CONDITION.

CONDITION: M
ITEM#: PS616
PRICE: $350


 

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