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Apple SW 6386 The Beatles Let It Be
Early copies are RCA-pressed and label states «1970, Apple Records». Early covers have the Modern Graphics printers logo on the spine. The cover differs somewhat from the 6351 version in that it lists the full songwriter and publisher information for each track on the back sleeve and it also has «ORIGINALLY RELEASED AS SOAL-6351» at the bottom right hand corner. EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1972 November 1. This is the Last Beatles LP on the 6000 series.
Let It Be 1972 Reissue Canadian LP
Polydor 2371.051 The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan In The Beginning (circa 1960)
1972, Gatefold
In the Beginning Canadian LP
SKBO 3403 The Beatles 1962-1966
1973, 2ble album with custom label and inner sleeves, known as "the Red Album". Early copies were issued with an insert listing the songs from the album. The insert also states" Theses are the only authorized collections of The Beatles. On Apple Records (Since this compilation was put together in reaction to a TV sold compilation box set called "Alpha Omega"). Another insert called "FOR YOUR INFORMATION..." was also found in some copies, this one listing discographies on the different formats available.
Red Album Canadian LP
SKBO 3404 The Beatles 1967-1970
1973, 2ble album with custom label and inner sleeves, known as "the Blue Album". Early copies were issued with an insert listing the songs from the album. The insert also states" Theses are the only authorized collections of The Beatles. On Apple Records (Since this compilation was put together in reaction to a TV sold compilation box set called "Alpha Omega"). Another insert called "FOR YOUR INFORMATION..." was also found in some copies, this one listing discographies on the different formats available.
Blue Album Canadian LP
SKBO 11537 The Beatles Rock'n'Roll Music
June 1976, 2ble gatefold album , silver foil cover.
 Rock N Roll Music Canadian LP
SMAS 11638 The Beatles The Beatles Live At The Hollywood Bowl
May 1977
Hollywood Bowl Canadian LP
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The French and English contest forms from 1977, this was a 2 sided yellow form which was inside the LP when you opened the gatefold.
You could win 8 tracks or Lps or T-shirts. They did not do this for the other LPs. They also did a large poster for the contest.
SKBL 11711 The Beatles Love Songs
November 1977
 Love Songs Canadian LP
SEAV 11840 The Beatles Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1978, Purple label, Unique Canadian issue on purple marbled vinyl, with insert.
 Sgt Pepper's Marbled Vinyl Canadian LP
SEBX 11841 The Beatles The Beatles aka The White Album
1978, Special issue on white vinyl. Purple like label. with inserts and poster.
WHite Album White Vinyl Canadian LP
SEBX 11842 The Beatles 1962-1966
1978, Special issue on red vinyl. Purle like label, but red.
Red Album Red Vinyl Canadian LP
SEBX 11843 The Beatles 1967-1970
1978, Special issue on blue vinyl. Purple like label, but blue.
Blue Album Blue Vinyl Canadian LP
SEBX 11844 The Beatles Love Songs
1978, Unique Canadian issue on yellow / gold vinyl. The booklet inserted in the album had the catalue number of the original album .
 Love Songs Yellow Gold Vinyl Canadian LP
SN 16020 The Beatles Rock'n'Roll Music vol. 1
Issued on the green budget label
 Rock N Roll Music vol. 1 Canadian LP
SN 16021 The Beatles Rock'n'Roll Music vol. 2
Issued on the green budget label.
 Rock N Roll Music vol. 2 Canadian LP
SW 11921 The Beatles A Hard Day's Night (soundtrack)
Purple label; Issued on Capitol Records for the first time. Later reissued on the retro rainbow label.
 A Hard Day's Night Capitol Purple Label Canadian LP
SHAL 12060 The Beatles Rarities
1980
 Rarities Canadian LP
SL 9612 The Beatles The Beatles Ballads
November 1980, Retro Rainbow label. Not issued in the USA this album was a Canadian issue of a european compilation album. The cover shows a painting that was considered as a possibility for the white album's cover at one point.
 Beatles Ballads Canadian LP
SV 12199 The Beatles Reel Music
March 1982, Custom Label, came with a picture inner sleeve and a colorful booklet covering all the beatles films.
 Reel Music Canadian LP
SV 12199 The Beatles Reel Music
March 1982, Custom Label, special promo issue on Gold vinyl. The Canadian version is numbered with a gold stamp on the front of the album instead of a black printed number on the back like in the USA. Probably around 2000 copies only were pressed in Canada.
 Reel Music Promo Canadian LP
PL 5003 The Beatles The Beatles Talk Downunder
In 1982, Passport Records issued the interview album "The Beatles Talk Downunder", covering interviews done during their Austrlian tour.
Beatles Talk Downunder Canadian LP
SO 12245 The Beatles 20 Greatest Hits
October 1982, Purpe label, first issues note the running time for "Yesterday" as 1:04. Later copies corrected the time to 2:04. A later issue on the retro rainbow label also exists, this pressing also featured the brown sticker and some copies featured an insert promoting new Beatles books (see below). This album has a special edit of Hey Jude, faded out at 5:05 instead of 7:11. Two singles were issued in conjonction with this album; Love Me Do 20th anniversary, and I Want To Hold Your Hand reissue, both on the retro swirl label (see the post 1970 singles section for details).
 20 Greatest Hits Canadian LP
 20 Greatest Hits Canadian Insert
SPRO 230 Various Chartbusters in-store sampler
Dated around 1983, this white label sampler featured the Beatles' short version of Hey Jude released on the "20 Greatest Hits" album, as well as many other artists from the early 80s, like Pat Benetar, the Stray Cats, Kenny Rodgers, and Bob Seger.
Chartbusters 1986 Canadian LP
CLJ-46435 The Beatles Please Please Me
Retro Rainbow label; first issue of the UK albums and formats in Canada on vinyl. The album were issued in Canada on July 21, 1987, six months after the CD release of January.
 Please Please Me CLJ Canadian LP
CLJ-46436 The Beatles With the Beatles
Retro Rainbow label; first issue of the UK albums and formats in Canada on vinyl. The album were issued in Canada on July 21, 1987, six months after the CD release of January.
 With The Beatles CLJ Canadian LP
CLJ-46437 The Beatles A Hard Day's Night
Retro Rainbow label; first issue of the UK albums and formats in Canada on vinyl. The album were issued in Canada on July 21, 1987, six months after the CD release of January.
 A Hard Day's Night CLJ Canadian LP
CLJ-46438 The Beatles Beatles For Sale
Retro Rainbow label; first issue of the UK albums and formats in Canada on vinyl. The album were issued in Canada on July 21, 1987, six months after the CD release of January.
 Beatles For Sale CLJ Canadian LP
CLJ-46439 The Beatles Help!
Retro Rainbow label; first issue of the UK albums and formats in Canada on vinyl. The album were issued in Canada on July 21, 1987, six months after the CD release of January.
 Help CLJ Canadian LP
CLJ-46440 The Beatles Rubber Soul
Retro Rainbow label; first issue of the UK albums and formats in Canada on vinyl. The album were issued in Canada on July 21, 1987, six months after the CD release of January.
 Rubber Soul CLJ Canadian LP
CLJ-46441 The Beatles Revolver
Retro Rainbow label; first issue of the UK albums and formats in Canada on vinyl. The album were issued in Canada on July 21, 1987, six months after the CD release of January.
 Revolver CLJ Canadian LP
LS-2-7001 The Beatles The Beatles Live At The Star Club
Has extra songs to the UK issue.
 Live At The Star Club Canadian LP
PHX 339 The Beatles First Movement
Phoenix Records. yellow label, features Tony Sheridan material.
 First Movement Canadian LP
PHX 352 The Beatles The Silver Beatles vol. 1
Phoenix Records - features tracks from the 1962 DECCA audition
 Silver Beatles vol. 1 Canadian LP
PHX 353 The Beatles The Silver Beatles vol. 2
Phoenix Records - features more tracks from the 1962 DECCA audition
 Silver Beatles vol 2 Canadian LP
AR 2452 The Beatles The Complete Silver Beatles
Audio Rarities, white label, silver foil cover, features material from the Decca audition.
 Complete Silver Beatles Canadian LP
TC 207 The Beatles 60 Flashback Greats
K-tel 3 LP box set including "My Bonnie" by The Beatles with Tony Sheridan and Peter and Gordon's version of the McCartney song " A World Without Love".
 Flash Back Ktel Canadian LP
TC 221 The Beatles 60s fever
From a box set from K-Tel, features " Ain't She Sweet"
 60s Fever K Tel Canadian LP
The Beatles Historic Live Recordings
 Historic Live Recordings Canadian LP
The Beatles First Live Recordings vol. 1
Pickwick Records
 First Live Recordings vol. 1 Canadian LP
The Beatles First Live Recordings vol. 2
Pickwick Records
 Firest Live Recordings vol.2 Canadian LP




These releases were only manufactured in Canada as cassettes, CDs or other digital formats; LPs were imported.





Serial Number Artist Title
C2 46439 The Beatles Help!
EMI Canada, this is a special "error" pressing unique to Canada. The pressing plant mistakenly used the original 1965 UK LP mixes for this early CD pressing of the UK album. George Martin did not like the original mixes and remixed Help and Rubber Soul specifically for the new CD stereo releases in 1987. All CD releases around the world had these new mixes, except Canada.

This pressing, known as the "Disque Americ" version (the name of the plant who pressed it) has become quite sought after through the years as it was the only CD versions of these mixes, until the 2009 mono remasters box set which featured the original mixes "for the first time" (officially).

Those "special" CDs were manufactured by Disque Americ in Drummondville, Québec, Canada and that credit appears on the CD inner ring. (Made by / Fabriqué Par Disque Americ Canada). It's been reported that the Rubber Soul and Help! CDs pressed by Cinram in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada (the year is unknown) also contain the original UK mixes (CINRAM version pictured below). One way to recognize the original mix is the absence of echo on the vocals from "Dizzy Miss Lizzie"; the 1987 remix has a lot of it.
Helo! Disc Amerik Canadian CD
C2 46440 The Beatles Rubber Soul
EMI Canada, this is a special "error" pressing unique to Canada. The pressing plant mistakenly used the original 1965 UK LP mixes for this early CD pressing of the UK album. George Martin did not like the original mixes and remixed Help and Rubber Soul specifically for the new CD stereo releases in 1987. All CD releases around the world had these new mixes, except Canada.

This pressing, known as the "Disque Americ" version (the name of the plant who pressed it) has become quite sought after through the years as it was the only CD versions of these mixes, until the 2009 mono remasters box set which featured the original mixes "for the first time" (officially).

Those "special" CDs were manufactured by Disque Americ in Drummondville, Québec, Canada and that credit appears on the CD inner ring. (Made by / Fabriqué Par Disque Americ Canada). It's been reported that the Rubber Soul and Help! CDs pressed by Cinram in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada (the year is unknown) also contain the original UK mixes.

Program length is 36:01 - containing an extra 13 seconds over the standard issue (all other releases of Rubber Soul have a program length of 35:48). Indicators of the UK mix are the hard-right lead vocal on "Drive My Car", and the "pop" at around 1:07  on "Run For Your Life".
 Rubber Soul Disc Amerik Canadian CD
SPT 9921 The Beatles The Savage Young Beatles
This is the Canadian cassette issue of the Savage Young Beatles album. possibly an unauthorised issue, but Canadian nonetheless. White shell, made in Québec (Montreal) by Distribution Madacy Inc. It seems to be part of series called SPOTLIGHT. This cassette features the Tony Sheridan material.
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100.040 The Beatles The Beatles Vol.2
Black shell, imported by Madacy Inc, Montreal, for the company InterTape. This features material from the live Starclub recordings. Also probably an unauthorized issue. It is not known if a volume 3 or 4 exist, but it is most likey that volume 1 exists.
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BBX 1 The Beatles Wooden Box Set
In The Late 80s, EMI issued this CD and Cassette Box Set including all the UK albums plus Past Masters - making for the first time a box of EVERYTHING the Beatles had issued. The wooden Box contained Canadian pressings, a booklet and a white instruction sheet for the box.
 Canadian Wooden Box Cassette Black Box Set
CDP 7 90043-4 The Beatles Past Masters (1 and 2)
released March 7, 1988. LPs were imported from the USA, but CDs and cassettes were made in Canada
 Past Masters
9080328 The Beatles Imagine John Lennon
A Lennon Compilation featuring lennon's "best" Beatles songs. LPs were imported from the USA, but CDs and cassettes were made in Canada
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A 22131 The Beatles The Beatles Live Rockin' At The Star Club
1991, Sony. Sold only as cassettes and CDs, this set was removed from the shelves as the rights to the recordings were not settled. Some consider it a bootleg… It was also issued in the USA as a two volume set with covers in red and black.
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P2 23701 The Beatles The Early Tapes of The Beatles
Polydor, this CD was widely available in Canada in the 90s.
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724383179626 The Beatles Live at The BBC
Released on 30 November 1994. LPs were imported from the UK, but double jeweled case CDs and cassettes were made in Canada. The first Canadian pressing included a coupon for Beatles merchandise orders. Folded digipack promos were sent to radio stations but were imported from the USA.
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724383444526 The Beatles Anthology 1
November 21, 1995, LPs were imported from the UK, but CDs and cassettes were made in Canada. Elaborate promo CDs were sent to radio stations but those promos were imported form the USA. In some parts of the country, stores (like Canadian Tire) started selling the albums the day before the official release (illegally) so, many stores panicked and started rush releasing the albums as well. Copies are confirmed to have been sold the night before from local stores in Quebec City.
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724383444823 The Beatles Anthology 2
Released March 18, 1996, LPs were imported from the UK, but CDs and cassettes were made in Canada. Promo CDs were sent to radio stations but those promos were imported form the USA. Another special vinyl promo was sent to college radio stations, but this too was imported from the USA. This Sampler offered slightly different edits of the featured songs.
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724383445127 The Beatles Anthology 3
Released October 28, 1996. LPs were imported from the UK, but CDs and cassettes were made in Canada. Promo CDs were sent to radio stations but those promos were imported form the USA
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A cardboard slip case for all 3 Anthologies was available in stores for free for a short while when the last chapter was issued.
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724352932528 The Beatles 1
Released November 13th, 2000. LPs were imported from the UK, but CDs were made in Canada
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724352148127 The Beatles Yellow Submarine Songtrack
Released 13 September 1999. LPs were imported from the UK, but CDs and cassettes were made in Canada. original LPs were on bright yellow vinyl, but some rarer copies were on plain black vinyl. Promo CDs were sent to radio stations but those promos were imported form the USA. The 1999 CD is pictured below.
In early June 2012, the album was remastered and reissued as part of the remastered digipack series launched in 2009, along with a revamped version of the movie.
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724359571324 The Beatles Let It Be Naked
Released 17 November 2003. LPs were imported from the UK, but CDs were made in Canada
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n/a The Beatles The Remasters Box Set
On 09 09 2009, EMI reissued the Beatles catalogue completely remastered as single albums but also as a stereo box set. The albums inside were made in Canada. The Mono box set on the other hand was imported from Japan (see the "Imported Releases" page).
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n/a The Beatles The Remasters Box Set (digital Download)
Released approximately December 2010. In the wake of this new digital era, just like CDs were the new music format in the late 80s, digital download is also now the new format. Although difficult for some to consider it as a true format (not being a physicial format) the music is nevertheless being sold and promoted more and more this way, to reach younger fans and to follow the exponential evolution of technology. Because of all this, it is important to underline the Beatles recent availability on itunes, as they offer the catalogue off their website, but also because a special (physical) 149$ Beatles package is being manufactured and sold in canadian Apple stores; thus making it an actual Canadian release!

This nice cardboard fold-out includes a download card, giving an exclusive access to a digital download of the whole stereo remastered box set; including the mini documentaries found in the CD box set.

itunes box set
n/a The Beatles The Remasters Box Set (Apple USB key)
Released approximately December 2010. In the wake of this new digital era, just like CDs were the new music format in the late 80s, digital download is also now the new format. Although, to offer a smoother transition into the digital era, EMI offered a hybrid between digital/physical formats by offering digital content on a format that can be held in your hand and kept in a collection. This came under the shape of a cool plastic Apple-shaped USB key that holds a digital copy of the whole stereo remastered box set; including the mini documentaries found in the CD box set. The stem portion of the apple could be removed and plugged into a computer to acces the music. Not manufactured in Canada this was imported to Canada. Not being very popular, some rare copies can still be found in record stores.

itunes USB box set
08307026 The Beatles 1 (one)
Released September 13, 2011. On this date was released the CD version of the new remastered version of the best selling album "1". Indeed this new release was available on itunes as a digital download since September 2nd, but saw a CD release made in Canada a few weeks later. Early copies were sold with give away posters of the colorful Avedon pictures featured in the earlier release from 2000. The CD featured a yellow sticker stating "27 classic No.1 singles - remastered".

Also, US and UK official stores are selling a limited edition hand numbered print of the Beatles 45s, made especially for this remastered issue. Apparently only 250 copies of these prints are available for 75$
 promo
B0019415 02 The Beatles On Air - The Beatles Live At the BBC vol. 2
Released on November 11, this album was pressed in Canada on the CD format, but features a US made cover. The CDs were either available separately or in a box set that included both the BBC 1 and BBC 2 albums on CD. The album is alsao available on LP (pressed and imported from the EU). The album was accompanied by a promo 7 inch vinyl EP in HMV stores across the UK and Canada. (see post-1970 45s page for details).

BBC CDs
n/a The Beatles The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963
Released on December 17, this album was released only on iTunes, and was released without any promotion, press release or even any announcement on the official Beatles website. Rumours circulated on Beatles blogs around the world, and true enough, days later, the album popped up on iTunes in most Asian countries, to finally become available the next day in North America and Europe. This 59 track digital download only album features alternate studio tracks of the Please Please Me album, as well as a few piano demos of unreleased songs and 44 BBC tracks, all of which was previously available on bootlegs, but in much poorer sound quality.

The album was in fact not meant as a truly interesting album worth talking about, or even releasing at all for that matter, but was instead simply meant to protect Beatles song copyrights for a few more decades in the UK. At this time, it is not known if the album will remain available, or if it will be removed from iTunes as it happenned in other countries. It is also not known if other volumes will be issued in the same series.

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