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the beatles rarities
20 November 2013
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breatle62
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Does anyone remember the beatles Rarities...not sure if its on cd...

20 November 2013
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breatle62 said
Does anyone remember the beatles Rarities...not sure if its on cd...

Pretty sure it was LP only, and basically replaced by Past Masters on double CD.  I had the old blue-covered one when I had the Beatles boxed LP set back in the day.

 

20 November 2013
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Different US and UK LPs were released in their respective countries, originally the LP was meant and promoted as exclusive to the box that contained all the original UK albums but not too soon later it was available on its own - probably a good thing as it meant fans didn't have to buy all the UK albums again for 1 LP.

There is now no need for a UK cd release as it's basically a skimmed down Past Masters,  the US has a couple of alternate mixes that are still not on cd but with the mono box out there its not that much of a necessity (i think And I Love Her and Penny Lane are the two still not officially available) - however with the US albums looking like they are going to be released individually in January it might make an appearance.

As with every Beatles album ever released its widely available on bootleg.

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21 November 2013
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I have that on vinyl!  heart

I've yet to see it on CD.  

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27 May 2015
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meanmistermustard said
Different US and UK LPs were released in their respective countries, originally the LP was meant and promoted as exclusive to the box that contained all the original UK albums but not too soon later it was available on its own - probably a good thing as it meant fans didn't have to buy all the UK albums again for 1 LP.

There is now no need for a UK cd release as it's basically a skimmed down Past Masters,  the US has a couple of alternate mixes that are still not on cd but with the mono box out there its not that much of a necessity (i think And I Love Her and Penny Lane are the two still not officially available) - however with the US albums looking like they are going to be released individually in January it might make an appearance.

As with every Beatles album ever released its widely available on bootleg.

The UK Rarities LP was probably the biggest fan ripoff in The Beatles' entire officially released product history, from then to now.

The original UK albums were collected as a boxed set (blue box with gold print: there was also a mono box in red, collecting the mono albums.  I don't recall ever seeing a red sleeve Rarities, so I don't think there was one).  There was no Past Masters at that time, so all the Past Masters-type tracks were collected on a single LP called Rarities.  It was only supplied as part of the boxed set so, if you were a completist, you had to buy the boxed set - which included all the albums which you already had, at full price - in order to get it.

Retailers, having established a supply/demand situation, simply removed it from the box, sold it at a premium, and put the other albums in the sames racks - they sold steadily, anyway.

EMI, recognising that they had been thoroughly beaten, did what they had assured everyone they wouldn't do, and issued it as a single, standalone album.  With a subtly different sleeve, correcting errors which had been on the original sleeve.  So, if you were a completest.....

The US Rarities was an entirely different album, much more intelligently assembled with, for the US market, real rarities (ie. some UK mixes which were noticeably different to the UK catalogue).

27 May 2015
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It's out on CD, just not an official Apple release. apple01  You'll find them on Ebay and other sites.

U.K. version: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/BEATLES.....33a34864c9

U.S. version: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/The-Bea.....41968c0613

I always loved the extra trumpet at the ending of Penny Lane......

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27 May 2015
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I'll never understand why you'd buy the unofficial bogus cds ($27 for the UK when you have all the tracks anyway!!!) when a little searching online will enable you to download them for free. 'Penny Lane' on the US variation isn't even the proper mix as they lazily took the stereo mix and lumped on the mono trumpet part.

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