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Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Singles box due Nov 22


  • Pre-order at

  • We are proud to announce the release of this collectible box set presenting 46 tracks on 23 7-inch vinyl singles, in faithfully reproduced international picture sleeves, accompanied by a 40-page booklet with photos, ephemera, and detailed essays by Beatles historian Kevin Howlett. 
  • These singles, plus an exclusive new double A-side single for the mid-1990s-issued tracks “Free As A Bird” and “Real Love,” are newly remastered from their original multi-track master tapes and cut for vinyl at Abbey Road Studios for a new limited edition boxed set.
  • The Singles Collection will be released worldwide on November 22 by Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe.
1962 [sleeve art: U.S.]
1A: Love Me Do
2B: P. S. I Love You
1963 [sleeve art: Chile]
1A: I Want To Hold Your Hand
2B: This Boy
1963 [sleeve art: Greece]
1A: She Loves You
2I'll Get You
1963 [sleeve art: Italy]
1A: Please Please Me
2B: Ask Me Why
1963 [sleeve art: Norway]
1A: From Me To You
2B: Thank You Girl
1964 [sleeve art: Austria]
1A: Can't Buy Me Love
2B: You Can't Do That
1964 [sleeve art: Holland]
1A: A Hard Day's Night 
2B: Things We Said Today
1964 [sleeve art: Sweden]
1A: I Feel Fine 
2B: She's A Woman
1965 [double A-side / sleeve art: France]
1A: We Can Work It Out 
2A: Day Tripper
1965 [sleeve art: Belgium]
1A: Help!
2B: I'm Down
1965 [sleeve art: Spain]
1A: Ticket To Ride 
2B: Yes It Is
1966 [double A-side / sleeve art: Argentina]
1A: Eleanor Rigby 
2A: Yellow Submarine
1966 [sleeve art: Turkey]
1A: Paperback Writer 
2B: Rain
1967 [double A-side / sleeve art: Australia]
1A: Strawberry Fields Forever
2A: Penny Lane
1967 [sleeve art: Mexico]
1A: Hello, Goodbye 
2B: I Am The Walrus
1967 [sleeve art: West Germany]
1A: All You Need Is Love 
2B: Baby, You're A Rich Man
1968 [sleeve art: Japan]
1A: Lady Madonna 
2B: The Inner Light
1968 [sleeve art: South Africa]
1A: Hey Jude 
2B: Revolution
1969 [sleeve art: Denmark]
1A: Get Back
2B: Don't Let Me Down
1969 [sleeve art: Israel]
1A: Something 
2B: Come Together
1969 [sleeve art: Portugal]
1A: The Ballad Of John And Yoko 
2B: Old Brown Shoe
1970 [sleeve art: UK]
1A: Let It Be 
2B: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
1995 / 1996 [exclusive double A-side single / sleeve art: worldwide]
1A: Free As A Bird [1995]
2A: Real Love [1996]


taxman said...

205 euros for 46 songs is 4,45 euros for each one, songs that we already heard a million times. OK, I understand we are buying more an experience than the songs themselves, nevertheless it's a bit too expensive for me, I'll pass on this one.

piper909 said...

Yeah, pretty much my feeling, too. I'm happy with my singles from the 1980s and earlier.

bob katz said...

How many times? How many? Not me!

John Medd said...

If the pips were squeaking in September 2018...

James Kelly said...

$229.00 US! Too much for me.

Shad Radna said...

"Newly remastered from their original multi-track master tapes" would make these remixes, even if the intention has been to replicate the original mixes.

Debjorgo said...

I hope this doesn't delay the next McCartney archive release. Wasn't it about this time last year? (I'm still hoping for London Town and Back to the Egg!)

Beatlemilio said...

Notice there has been a "little change" in the press release. The words "multi-track" has been deleted. So now is "newly remastered from their original master tapes".
As it is in the description of the Beatles Store ("newly cut for vinyl from their original mono and stereo master tapes") or in the titles of the Youtube video ("mastered from the original mono and stereo tapes"), I'm not sure if it is a new remaster or not, but if you listen to the songs in the video (most of them in mono) it seems clearly that it is not a remix.

Shad Radna said...

Obviously remixes of quite a lot of these tracks were released in 2015 anyway.

It's still possible that the discs themselves could sound better than the original discs just through re-cutting, although frankly I'd be surprised if they do.

When Elvis's hits were being re-released (quite) a few years back, they issued 10" vinyl versions playing at 45. If we have to have a Beatles boxset like this, I wish they'd do something like that with them and really go for the best sound quality. I'd probably even buy a set like that.

Judemac said...

Simply over priced & on vinyl only? Apple just trying to do another money grab.

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J. D. Mack said...

I'm curious what tape they are using for "She Loves You." The source for the 2009 "Mono Masters" and the 2015 "1" reissue is the same digital tape, leading me to conclude that the original analog master was either missing or no longer playable.

James Peet said...

I believe that the session tapes for "She Loves You"/"I'll Get You" went missing fairly soon afterwards and have, so far, not resurfaced. This is why we only have these in mono, and using the original mono mixes. My best guess would be that they were wiped, or destroyed. For such an iconic single, it's very sad that the tapes were lost. I'm fairly sure that EMI began to preserve the Beatles' session tapes pretty soon after this blip.

Have I imagined it that these singles are pressed on 180g vinyl? Seems very heavy for a single.

RAJ said...

Who could this release possibly be aimed at? Millennials who are infatuated with vinyl when they're not streaming? I just don't get it. But then again, I really don't get a lot of what Apple does. Still, I guess it's better than them not putting anything out for public consumption.

James Peet said...

I think that it may be aimed at younger fans, who can hear the singles, on quality vinyl, and in the original 7" format. I like the look of it,, and will be saving up me pennies and pounds for it.

I don't really trust the "limited" terms that are put on these kinds of releases. Iirc, the 2009 Mono box was "limited", but I can see it for sale via Amazon. The 2017 Christmas Fan Club release was meant to be "limited", and yet it's still available on Amazon. Clearly, there are "limited" releases, and there are "limited" releases.