Costa Rica discography

Albums

Meet The Beatles!
1964
Odeon T-2047 (mono)
Meet The Beatles! album artwork - USA
The Beatles' Second Album
1964
Odeon T-2080 (mono)
The Beatles' Second Album artwork - USA
Something New
1964
Odeon T-2108 (mono)
Something New album artwork
Beatles For Sale
Early 1965
Odeon PMC-1240 (mono)
Beatles For Sale album artwork
Beatles '65
1965
Odeon T-2228 (mono)
Beatles '65 album artwork - USA
Help!
1965
Odeon SMAS 2386 (stereo)
Help!
The Night Before
From Me To You Fantasy (instrumental)
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
I Need You
In The Tyrol (instrumental)
Another Girl
Another Hard Day's Night (instrumental)
Ticket To Ride
The Bitter End/You Can't Do That (instrumental)
You're Going To Lose That Girl
The Chase (instrumental)
Help! album artwork - USA

Singles

I Wanna Be Your Man
Summer 1964
Odeon 25037
Odeon single sleeve - Costa Rica
A Hard Day's Night
Autumn 1964
Odeon 25058
Odeon single sleeve - Costa Rica
I'll Cry Instead
Autumn 1964
Odeon 25059
Odeon single sleeve - Costa Rica
She Loves You
Early 1965
Odeon 25071
Odeon single sleeve - Costa Rica
Words Of Love
Early 1965
Odeon 25074
Odeon single sleeve - Costa Rica
Eight Days A Week
Early 1965
Odeon 25076
Odeon single sleeve - Costa Rica
Misery
Summer 1965
Odeon 25081
Odeon single sleeve - Costa Rica

10 responses on “Costa Rica discography

  1. pinio65

    1964

    SP: Quiero Estrechar Tu Mano / La Vi Alla
    (I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND / I SAW HER STANDING THERE )
    ODEON 25032 [Mono] Costa Rica
    The Beatles
    YELLOW LABEL

    December ’64 – Early ‘ 65

    SP: I Feel Fine / She’s A Woman
    Odeon R – 5200 Mono] Costa Rica
    The Beatles

    1964
    SP: Quieres Saber un Secreto (Do You Want To Know A Secret) /
    Twist Y Gritos (Twist And Shout
    Odeon 3615 [Mono] Costa Rica
    The Beatles

    1964
    SP: Till There Was You/ Hold Me Tight
    Odeon 25036 [Mono] Costa Rica
    The Beatles

    Summer 1964

    SP: I Wanna Be Your Man / Not A Second Time
    Odeon 25037 [Mono] Costa Rica
    The Beatles

    Autumn 1964
    SP: A Hard Day’s Night / Things We Said Today
    Odeon 25058 [Mono] Costa Rica
    The Beatles

    Autumn 1964
    SP: I’LL CRY INSTEAD / ANYTIME AT ALL
    ODEON 25059 [Mono] Costa Rica
    The Beatles

    1964
    SP: And I Love Her / When I Get Home
    Odeon Records 25060  [Mono] Costa Rica
    The Beatles

    1964
    SP: If I Fell / ??????????
    Odeon Records 25063  [Mono] Costa Rica
    The Beatles

  2. pinio65

    Early 1965
    Early 1965

    SP: Debi conocerla mejor / ???????
    ( I Should Have Known Better / ??????? )
    Odeon 25073 [Mono] Costa Rica
    The Beatles

    1965

    SP: ???????? / Rock And Roll Music
    Odeon 25.077 [Mono] Costa Rica
    The Beatles

  3. Rafa

    Hi, Joe

    first at all, sorry for my impatience. I must understand that there is life outside this web page :). So, I will inform the inaccuracy in the most discographies as possible as I can do it. (Don’t sure if I have express myself correctly in your tongue. So sorry again).

    In Costa Rica, like in Mexico, the Beatles’ album discography was a hybrid one between the US version and the UK version discographies. The five first albums were:

    “Meet the Beatles” (mono, Odeon T-2047; released in 1964; songs and LP cover like US issue)

    “The Beatles’ Second Album” (mono, Odeon T-2080; released in 1964; songs and LP cover like US issue)

    “Something New” (mono, Odeon T-2108; released in 1964; songs and LP cover like US issue)

    “Beatles for Sale” (mono, Odeon PMC-1240; released in early 1965; songs and LP cover like UK issue)

    “Help!” (mono, Odeon SMAS 2386; released in 1965; songs and LP cover like US issue)

    For the last of this LP’s (“Help!”) sure there was a mono issue of the album (like in USA), but I don’t have the info.

    I don’t know of the rest of the Costa Rica’s Beatles’ album discographiy.

  4. Rafa

    Sorry, but I must add another LP that I’ve seen on a web site: “Beatles ’65” (mono, Odeon T-2228; same as the US issue). In the rear cover states: “Also available in stereo”, so I must suppose there are mono and stereo versions of all the Beatles’ albums released in Costa Rica from the very first start, like in the United States.

    And a correction above for the “Help!” album: this album was released at least in stereo (prefix cat# SMAS, as stated in my info), apart surely in mono.

    Uf, no more.

    1. Joe Post author

      Thanks Rafa. I think I’ve amended everything, but let me know if I’ve missed out something. And if you hear of cat #s for the stereo releases do please let me know.

  5. socorro

    There were no stereo LPs from Costa Rica. The sleeve references the stereo version because the sleeves were imported from the US. That’s why the rear sleeves have ads for Beatles Story and Beatles VI, neither of which were issued in Costa Rica.

    There is one more Costa Rica LP — The Early Beatles. It is impossibly rare but I can 100% confirm that it exists. It came on the usual red Odeon label, in a stickered US sleeve, with the US mono catalog number (T-2309).

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