United Kingdom discography

The Beatles' releases in their home country were as the group, Brian Epstein and George Martin wished them to be. In many other countries the songs were seized by eager record labels who often mixed and matched tracks to assemble new collections, normally without The Beatles' awareness or assent.

This UK discography contains The Beatles' albums, singles and EPs released from 1962 onwards. The albums have since become the group's de facto versions worldwide.

Albums

Please Please Me
22 March 1963
Parlophone PMC 1202 (mono)
Parlophone PCS 3042 (stereo)
Please Please Me album artwork
With The Beatles
22 November 1963
Parlophone PMC 1206 (mono)
Parlophone PCS 3045 (stereo)
With The Beatles album artwork
A Hard Day's Night
10 July 1964
Parlophone PMC 1230 (mono)
Parlophone PCS 3058 (stereo)
A Hard Day's Night album artwork
Beatles For Sale
4 December 1964
Parlophone PMC 1240 (mono)
Parlophone PCS 3062 (stereo)
Beatles For Sale album artwork
Help!
6 August 1965
Parlophone PMC 1255 (mono)
Parlophone PCS 3071 (stereo)
Help! album artwork
Rubber Soul
3 December 1965
Parlophone PMC 1267 (mono)
Parlophone PCS 3075 (stereo)
Rubber Soul album artwork
Revolver
5 August 1966
Parlophone PMC 7009 (mono)
Parlophone PCS 7009 (stereo)
Revolver album artwork
A Collection Of Beatles Oldies
9 December 1966
Parlophone PMC 7016 (mono)
Parlophone PCS 7016 (stereo)
A Collection Of Beatles Oldies album artwork
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1 June 1967
Parlophone PMC 7027 (mono)
Parlophone PCS 7027 (stereo)
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album artwork
The Beatles (White Album)
22 November 1968
Apple PMC 7067-7068 (mono)
Apple PCS 7067-7068 (stereo)
The Beatles (White Album) artwork
Yellow Submarine
17 January 1969
Apple/Parlophone PMC 7070 (mono)
Apple PCS 7070 (stereo)
Yellow Submarine album artwork
Abbey Road
26 September 1969
Apple PCS 7088
Abbey Road album artwork
Let It Be
8 May 1970
Apple PCS 7096
Let It Be album artwork
Magical Mystery Tour
19 November 1976 (LP)
22 September 1987 (CD)
Parlophone PCTC 255 (LP)
Parlophone CDP 7 48062 2 (CD)
Magical Mystery Tour album artwork
The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl album artwork
Past Masters Volume One
7 March 1988
Apple/ Parlophone CDP 7 90043 2

Volumes One and Two released as a single collection on 9 September 2009

Past Masters Volume One album artwork
Past Masters Volume Two
7 March 1988
Apple/ Parlophone CDP 7 90044 2

Volumes One and Two released as a single collection on 9 September 2009

Past Masters Volume Two album artwork
Live At The BBC
30 November 1994
Apple/Parlophone CDPCSP 726
Live At The BBC album artwork
Anthology 1
21 November 1995
Apple/Parlophone CDPCSP 727
Anthology 1 album artwork
Anthology 2
18 March 1996
Apple/Parlophone CDPCSP 728
Anthology 2 album artwork
Anthology 3
28 October 1996
Apple/Parlophone CDPCSP 729
Anthology 3 album artwork
Yellow Submarine Songtrack
13 September 1999
Apple/Parlophone 521 4812
Yellow Submarine Songtrack album artwork
Let It Be... Naked
17 November 2003
Apple/Parlophone 595 7132
Let It Be... Naked album artwork
Love
20 November 2006
Apple/Parlophone 0946 3 79808 2 8 (CD)
Apple/ Parlophone 0946 3 79810 2 3 (CD/DVD-Audio)
Love album artwork
On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2
11 November 2013
Apple 602537491698 (CD)
And Here We Are Again (Speech)
Words Of Love
How About It, Gorgeous? (Speech)
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Lucille
Hey, Paul... (Speech)
Anna (Go To Him)
Hello! (Speech)
Please Please Me
Misery
I'm Talking About You
A Real Treat (Speech)
Boys
Absolutely Fab (Speech)
Chains
Ask Me Why
Till There Was You
Lend Me Your Comb
Lower 5E (Speech)
The Hippy Hippy Shake
Roll Over Beethoven
There's A Place
Bumper Bundle (Speech)
PS I Love You
Please Mister Postman
Beautiful Dreamer
Devil In Her Heart
The 49 Weeks (Speech)
Sure To Fall (In Love With You)
Never Mind, Eh? (Speech)
Twist And Shout
Bye, Bye (speech)
John - Pop Profile (Speech)
George - Pop Profile (Speech)
I Saw Her Standing There
Glad All Over
Lift Lid Again (Speech)
I'll Get You
She Loves You
Memphis, Tennessee
Happy Birthday Dear Saturday Club
Now Hush, Hush (Speech)
From Me To You
Money (That's What I Want)
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Brian Bathtubes (Speech)
This Boy
If I Wasn't In America (Speech)
I Got A Woman
Long Tall Sally
If I Fell
A Hard Job Writing Them (Speech)
And I Love Her
Oh, Can't We? Yes We Can (Speech)
You Can't Do That
Honey Don't
I'll Follow The Sun
Green With Black Shutters (Speech)
Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!
That's What We're Here For (Speech)
I Feel Fine (studio outtake)
Paul - Pop Profile (Speech)
Ringo - Pop Profile (Speech)
The Beatles: On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2 cover artwork

19 responses on “United Kingdom discography

  1. Don

    it seems you have Mystery Tour out of order in this chonological listing… when you click the album it shows a much earlier original release date than 1976…

    1. Joe Post author

      MMT was released as a double-EP set in the UK in December 1967 (and is shown in the EP section of this discography), and with extra tracks as a full LP in the US and elsewhere. The album was imported to the UK but wasn’t officially released there until 1976.

  2. Rienk

    I always got the impression that I have an original UK-single of Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, coupled with While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Was that single not released in the UK? And also, wasn’t Back in the USSR not released as a single in the UK?

    1. Gerd Hanke

      “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” coupled with “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” has been released in Germany on Apple/Odeon O 24 004 as well as in Japan. “Back in the USSR” coupled with “Don’t Pass Me By” has been released in Scandinavia (I’m not sure whether it has been Sweden and/or Norway) on Apple SD 6061. “Back in the USSR” coupled with “Twist And Shout” has been released in the US. As far as I know neither of both singles have been officially released in the UK.

  3. it'smikew

    Is there any reason why you haven’t listed Rock ‘n’ Roll Music, the compilation vinyl double album released in June 1976 on Parlophone (PCSP 719). It was an official album, much like Beatles Oldies, which you have listed.

    1. Joe Post author

      Yes. Generally I only include core albums, or compilations which included previously unreleased songs (Oldies had Bad Boy on it). I would like to expand these discographies to include every release in every country, but it’d probably be an endless job. There have been so many official or unofficial compilations over the years that I had to draw the line somewhere.

      1. Von Bontee

        Well, fwiw, “Rock ‘n Roll Music” was notable for featuring the first appearance of “I’m Down” on a North American LP. (Plus “Got To Get You Into My Life” was taken from the album and released as a single that summer, becoming a big hit and consequently giving my 8-year old self my first exposure to the song!) Still, I agree it’s not feasible to include every non-UK compilation.

        But, hey: I’m just now noticing that you haven’t included the UK “Rarities” up there! Shouldn’t that be added?

      2. Disker

        I know it’s only just hit the stores, and the details have been available in ‘Latest Posts’ for some time, but it would be great to see ‘On Air’ in the discography.

    2. Disker

      The amazing ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Music’ collection included all four fabulous tracks from the ‘Long Tall Sally’ EP, as well as ‘I’m Down’. It was the first UK album to include any of these.

      I’d love to see ‘Beatles Ballads’, ‘Love Songs’, and even ‘Reel Music’ included for the artwork alone!

      1. Joe Post author

        Are you THE Disker? (Your email address suggests you might be.) If so, hello!

        I’ll try to add those albums if I get a chance, though I generally avoid compilations.

  4. Peter Mulholland

    Yestrday was released as a single in 1976 (R6013) bw I should have known better as part of the singles collection; Back In The USSR in June 1976 (R6016) bw Twist and Shout and Sgt Pepper bw A Day In The Life in 1978 (R6022)

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