Australia discography

Singles

Please Please Me
21 February 1963
Parlophone A 8080
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
From Me To You
9 May 1963
Parlophone A 8083
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
She Loves You
29 August 1963
Parlophone A 8093
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
I Want To Hold Your Hand
12 December 1963
Parlophone A 8103
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
Love Me Do
16 January 1964
Parlophone A 8105
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
Roll Over Beethoven
5 March 1964
Parlophone A 8107
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
Can’t Buy Me Love
30 April 1964
Parlophone A 8113
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand
25 June 1964
Parlophone A 8117
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
A Hard Day’s Night
10 July 1964
Parlophone A 8123
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
I Should Have Known Better
20 August 1964
Parlophone A 8125
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
I Feel Fine
27 November 1964
Parlophone A 8133
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
Rock And Roll Music
11 March 1965
Parlophone A 8153
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
Ticket To Ride
15 April 1965
Parlophone A 8133
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
Help!
23 July 1965
Parlophone A 8163
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
Yesterday
14 October 1965
Parlophone A 8173
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out
9 December 1965
Parlophone A 8183
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
Nowhere Man
24 March 1966
Parlophone A 8193
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
Paperback Writer
16 June 1966
Parlophone A 8203
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby
25 August 1966
Parlophone A 8213
Parlophone single sleeve, 1963-66 - Australia
Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever
16 March 1967
Parlophone A 8243
Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever single artwork - United Kingdom
All You Need Is Love
13 July 1967
Parlophone A 8263
Parlophone single sleeve, 1967-68 - Australia
Hello, Goodbye
7 December 1967
Parlophone A 8273
Parlophone single sleeve, 1967-68 - Australia
Lady Madonna
29 March 1968
Parlophone A 8293
Parlophone single sleeve, 1967-68 - Australia
Hey Jude
20 September 1968
Parlophone GEPO-70045
Parlophone single sleeve, 1967-68 - Australia
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
20 February 1969
Apple A 8693
Apple single sleeve - Australia
Get Back
9 May 1969
Apple A 8763
Apple single sleeve - Australia
The Ballad Of John And Yoko
19 June 1969
Apple A 8793
Apple single sleeve - Australia
Come Together/Something
17 October 1969
Apple A 8943
Apple single sleeve - Australia
Let It Be
13 March 1970
Apple A 9083
Let It Be single artwork - United Kingdom
The Long And Winding Road
11 June 1970
Apple A 9163
Apple single sleeve - Australia

15 responses on “Australia discography

  1. Terry

    as a 14 year old I bought the ‘MMT and other splendid hits’ from the World Record Club..it even has graded circles (for treble and bass)on the back cover where you can mark in your own preferences.
    I also bought the ‘Essential Beatles’ now in very poor condition…strange compilation (Honey Don’t and ‘Boys’?)
    and ‘Hey Jude’..would’ve made more sense to have ‘Day Tripper’ and ‘We Can Work It Out’ instead of ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ and ‘I Should’ve Known Better’

    1. Leon

      This was all about the American market. Remember, the “Hey Jude” LP wasn’t issued in the UK back then (although they eventually did issue it in the 1980′s). So it was ALL about the US market didn’t have. Both sides of the “Day Tripper” 45 were already issued on the US only “Yesterday and Today” LP, but both “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “I Should Have Known Better” had NOT been on any US Capitol LP. They were both on the soundtrack of “A Hard Day’s Night” which was issued on the “United Artists” label.

  2. Ken Marsh

    I am confused with the Australian release date of the “All My Loving” EP. The release is shown as 9 April 1964. However, “the original and authentic Top 40 chart” showed it as the release of the week on 16 March and it made its Top 40 debut on 20 March, peaking at #1 on 3 April.

    How can this be? Should the release date be 9 MARCH and not APRIL? Also, the single “Roll Over Beethoven/Hold Me Tight” is not listed in the singles releases.

    Any other “inaccuracies” in the discography?

    1. Joe Post author

      There probably are – I’ve covered over 40 countries and I’m sure some errors will slip through. I’m grateful to people such as yourself for pointing them out.

      I’ve added the ROB/HMT single – not sure how I missed that. However, I’m not sure of the precise release date of the AML EP. In the absence of anything more accurate, I’ll put it as 16 March.

  3. vince

    I have an Australian pressing of The Beatles single Please Please Me/Ask Me Why. The label is lavender in colour and the Parlophone format is quite different to every other Beatles single in my collection. Would this be one of the first beatles records pressed in Australia. I have had the record since 1964.

  4. Ian

    Any idea of the value of the Australian releases of “With The Beatles” and “Beatles For Sale”, with the sleeves being different from the UK releases? I have an original copy of each.

    1. VinylSimon

      If by original you mean a gold/black label version of “With The Beatles” then, it could go for a couple hundered AUD to $1000 AUD depending on condition etc… give or take. If it is the 2nd release on black/yellow parlophone labels then it would go for much less. Between 20-60 AUD depending on condition. I mentioned both as some people are under the false impression that the black/yellow label job is a 1st press.

      The above is on the basis the copy you own is mono and not stereo.

  5. Rafa

    There is a song missed in “The Essential Beatles”. Between «Honey Don’t» and «Baby You’re A Rich Man» there was the song «P.S. I Love You».

    The correct song list in side 1 of the LP was:

    1. «Love Me Do»
    2. «Boys»
    3. «Long Tall Sally»
    4. «Honey Don’t»
    5. «P.S. I Love You»
    6. «Baby You’re A Rich Man»
    7. «All My Loving»
    8. «Yesterday»
    9. «Penny Lane»

    The same tracklisting must be on the New Zealand’s version of the LP.

    Greetings.

  6. Rafa

    The original tracklisting of the EP “Beatles for Sale” was:

    Side 1:
    1. «No Reply»
    2. «I’m a Loser»
    Side 2:
    1. «Words of Love»
    2. «Eight Days a Week»

  7. Rafa

    The correct mono prefix of the cat# for the “Please Please Me” album is PMCO (sure is a mistake! :)), and the true stereo prefix for the “Beatles for Sale” and “Greatest Hits Volume 2″ LP’s was PCSO (sure another mistake).

    “Yellow Submarine” was released only on Apple Records, both in mono and stereo, not on Parlophone.

    And “Magical Mystery Tour” was released with the cat# S-4574 through World Record Club. I think the spelling WRC is redundant, because it doesn’t form a unit with the cat#.

  8. Bobcatbob

    I wonder who on earth compiled The Essential Beatles and what their reasoning was ? So mych Ringo, so little John. And the early photos of Ringo on the cover art are so un-Beatle-like and don’t even look like Ringo somehow!

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