Beatles discography: Australia


Twist And Shout
28 September 1963
Parlophone GEPO 8882
Twist And Shout EP artwork - United Kingdom
The Beatles' Hits
6 February 1964
Parlophone GEPO 8880
The Beatles' Hits EP artwork - Australia
The Beatles No 1
19 March 1964
Parlophone GEPO 8883
The Beatles No 1 EP artwork - Australia
All My Loving
16 March 1964
Parlophone GEPO 8891
All My Loving EP artwork - Australia
18 June 1964
Parlophone GEPO 70013
Requests EP artwork - Australia
More Requests!
20 August 1964
Parlophone GEPO 70014
More Requests! EP artwork - Australia
Further Requests
19 November 1964
Parlophone GEPO 70015
Further Requests EP artwork - Australia
Extracts From The Film A Hard Day's Night
10 December 1964
Parlophone GEPO 8920
Extracts From The Film A Hard Day's Night EP artwork - United Kingdom
With The Beatles
4 February 1965
Parlophone GEPO 70016
With The Beatles album and EP artwork - Australia
Extracts From The Album A Hard Day's Night
4 March 1965
Parlophone GEPO 8924
Extracts From The Album A Hard Day's Night EP artwork - United Kingdom
Beatles For Sale
24 June 1965
Parlophone GEPO 70019
Beatles For Sale EP artwork – Australia
Beatles For Sale No 2
2 September 1965
Parlophone GEPO 70020
Beatles For Sale No. 2 EP artwork – Australia
5 May 1966
Parlophone GEPO 70026
Yesterday EP artwork - United Kingdom
Nowhere Man
3 November 1966
Parlophone GEPO 8952
Nowhere Man EP artwork - United Kingdom
11 November 1967
Parlophone GEPO 70043
Help! EP artwork - Australia
Norwegian Wood
8 February 1968
Parlophone GEPO 70044
Norwegian Wood EP artwork - Australia
Magical Mystery Tour
14 March 1968
Parlophone MMT-1 (mono)
Parlophone SMMT-1 (stereo)
Magical Mystery Tour EP artwork
Penny Lane
4 July 1968
Parlophone GEPO 70045
Penny Lane EP artwork - Australia

21 responses on “Beatles discography: Australia

  1. Terry

    as a 14 year old I bought the ‘MMT and other splendid hits’ from the World Record 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.

      1. George Rollo

        Hi Joe,
        Just to let you know about a few more “inaccuracies” & missing records. (Singles)

        1: A 8943 Something / Come Together was issued on the 19th Oct 1969 not on the 17th Oct
        2: A 8107 Roll Over Beethoven / Hold Me Tight was issued on the 5th March 1964 not on the 16th March

        Records not listed are as follows,

        1: A11115 Yesterday / I Should Have Known Better issued 31st May 1976
        2: A11182 Got To Get You Into My Life / Helter Skelter issued July 1976
        3: Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band – with A Little Help From My Friends / A Day In The Life
        issued 28th Aug 1978
        4: A689 Movie Medley / I’m Happy Just To Dance With You issued 8th April 1982
        5: ED48 Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You / Love Me Do 12″ single issued July 1983
        6: AB34 Box Set of 34 singles issued Oct 1983

        Info taken from the Jeff Russell book “The Beatles Album File & Complete Discography”

        Hope tis info is of use to you.


  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.


  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!

  9. ron decline

    the australians were smart enough to release obla-di -obla -da as a single.they knew it would go to number 1.also it wasnt about the american market or australia would have released magical mystery tour in 67 like the american market did.

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