Beatles discography: Canada

As in the USA, The Beatles' releases in Canada were marketed by Capitol. Unlike America, however, Capitol in Canada issued the group's recordings from early 1963.

The first three Canadian albums were different from the US releases, although from the A Hard Day's Night soundtrack onwards they were largely identical. In 1968 Capitol Canada released three early US LPs in stereo to replace these.

Aditionally, Let It Be was released as a box set with the paperback book, as in the United Kingdom, whereas US fans had to do with just the LP. Other variations exist, including five singles unique to Canada.


Beatlemania! With The Beatles
25 November 1963
Capitol T-6051
Beatlemania! With The Beatles album artwork - Canada
Twist And Shout
3 February 1964
Capitol T-6054
Twist And Shout album artwork - Canada
Long Tall Sally
27 April 1964
Capitol T-6063
Long Tall Sally album artwork - Canada
A Hard Day's Night
26 June 1964
United Artists UAL 3366 (mono)
United Artists UAS 6366 (stereo)
A Hard Day's Night
Tell Me Why
I'll Cry Instead
I Should Have Known Better (orchestral instrumental)
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
And I Love Her (orchestral instrumental)
I Should Have Known Better
If I Fell
And I Love Her
Ringo's Theme (This Boy) (orchestral instrumental)
Can't Buy Me Love
A Hard Day's Night (orchestral instrumental)
A Hard Day's Night album artwork - USA
Something New
20 July 1964
Capitol T-2108
Something New album artwork
The Beatles' Story
23 November 1964
Capitol TBO-2222
On Stage With The Beatles
How Beatlemania Began
Beatlemania In Action
Man Behind The Beatles - Brian Epstein
John Lennon
Who's A Millionaire?
Beatles Will Be Beatles
Man Behind The Music - George Martin
George Harrison
A Hard Day's Night - Their First Movie
Paul McCartney
Sneaky Haircuts And More About Paul
The Beatles Look At Life
'Victims' Of Beatlemania
Beatle Medley
Ringo Starr
Liverpool And All the World!
The Beatles' Story album artwork - USA
Beatles '65
15 December 1964
Capitol T-2228 (mono)
Capitol ST-2228 (stereo)
Beatles '65 album artwork - USA
Beatles VI
14 June 1965
Capitol T-2358 (mono)
Capitol ST-2358 (stereo)
Beatles VI album artwork - USA
9 August 1965
Capitol MAS-2386 (mono)
Capitol SMAS-2386 (stereo)
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
Rubber Soul
9 December 1965
Capitol T-2442 (mono)
Capitol ST-2442 (stereo)
Rubber Soul album artwork - USA
Yesterday... And Today
20 June 1966
Capitol T-2553 (mono)
Capitol ST-2553 (mono)
Yesterday And Today album artwork (butcher cover) - USA
8 August 1966
Capitol T-2576 (mono)
Capitol ST-2576 (stereo)
Revolver album artwork
Meet The Beatles!
1 February 1967
Capitol T-2047 (mono)
Capitol ST-2047 (stereo)
Meet The Beatles! album artwork - USA
The Beatles' Second Album
1 February 1967
Capitol T-2080 (mono)
Capitol ST-2080 (stereo)
The Beatles' Second Album artwork - USA
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2 June 1967
Capitol MAS-2653 (mono)
Capitol SMAS-2653 (stereo)
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album artwork
Magical Mystery Tour
27 November 1967
Capitol MAL-2835 (mono)
Capitol SMAL-2835 (stereo)
Magical Mystery Tour album artwork
The Early Beatles
1 August 1968
Capitol ST-2309
The Early Beatles album artwork - USA
The Beatles (White Album)
25 November 1968
Apple SWBO-101
The Beatles (White Album) artwork
Yellow Submarine
13 January 1969
Apple SW-153
Yellow Submarine album artwork
Abbey Road
1 October 1969
Apple SO-383
Abbey Road album artwork
Hey Jude/The Beatles Again
26 February 1970
Apple SW-385
Hey Jude album artwork
Let It Be
18 May 1970
Apple SOAL-6351
Let It Be album artwork

22 responses on “Beatles discography: Canada

  1. Von Bontee

    Damn, everytime I see the covers of “Beatlemania!” and “Twist And Shout” I think of the scratchy old copies I saw in dollar bins in the mid-80s and think “Why why why didn’t I buy them??”

  2. Peter Kearney

    Two questions about vinyl issues: 1. The Apple collection of various tracks titled “Hey Jude” on the album sleeve actually gives the album title as “The Beatles Again” on the disc itself. Which is the official title? 2. Another title question: is the correct album title “Yesterday… and Today” or “”Yesterday”… and Today”, with the second choice obviously punning on the hit song “Yesterday”, which is included. Any help out there?

  3. John Carsell

    Recently acquired a very hard to find Canadian 1980’s retro black and rainbow labeled Yesterday & Today. The 3 previous douphonic tracks I’m only Sleeping, And Your Bird Can Sing and Dr. Robert are presented here in full glorious stereo. These tracks are also flat copies from UK masters and have no eq changes or limiting and therefore sound better than all the other songs which have been treated to Capitol’s limiting and processing. This LP seems to be more scarce than the US butcher cover.

  4. Bongo

    I’m just missing the 1964 Canada Capital Long Tall Sally to finish my Canadian set. I was so happy to find an original 1967 Cnd mono Magical Mystery Tour Album. Nice to see Canada Capital release Beatles music in 1963, before their US counterpart.

  5. rick

    Other variations exist, including five singles unique to Canada.

    Any body know what these 5 unique singles were? 1) Thank You Girl 2) ?, 3) ?, 4) ?, & 5) ?

    1. Lewis Tyler

      Canada 9 Beatles Capitol swirl: Love me do 1st version, Ask me whyPlease please me, From me to you/Thank you girl, She loves you/ I’ll get you, Beethoven/Postman, This boy/Loving, Sie liebt dich/I’ll get you, Secret/Thank you girl, Twist and shout/There’s a place. Beatle Lew.

  6. Bongo

    Joe, If I could just correct you on a few dates on Canada’s all important 3 unique To Canada Capitol Albums.
    1) Beatlemania! With The Beatles was released November 25 1963, just 3 days after the UK LP
    2) Twist And Shout was released February 03 1964 and finally
    3) Long Tall Sally was released April 27 1964.
    Our CND BeatlesBible reference is Again, txs for the great job, just absolutely love this site.

      1. George Rollo

        Hi again Joe,

        George here again, I can’t remember if I wrote to you before about some single missing from your list,
        they are as follows.

        1) Capitol Star line 45-6061 Twist & Shout / There’s A Place issued 18th Oct 1965
        2) ” ” ” 45-6062 Love Me Do / P.S.I Love You issued 18th Oct 1965
        3) ” ” ” 45-6063 Please, Please Me / From Me To You issue 18th Oct 1965
        4) Apple 2531 Ballad Of John & Yoko / Old Brown Shoe.

        Hope this info helps,

        Regards, George

  7. Bongo

    Just for the record (no pun intended) in Canada, The U.S. versions of “Meet The Beatles”, then “Beatles Second Album” were released February 1st 1967 to make up for the delay of “Sgt Pepper”, (Like the U.K. put out “A Collection Of Oldies”).

    Then finally they released the U.S. “Early Beatles” August 1st 1968 between “Magical Mystery Tour” LP and the long awaited “White Album”. This way, they had released all the U.S. Albums to the Canadian market, that they had previously missed, while keeping record sales up.


  8. socorro

    Kevin Holland: Good luck finding a mono copy of MTB. I’m looking for one too.

    J Roger Gardy: The double “Don’t” in Don’t Bother Me appears only on a specific pressing on the purple Capitol label, circa 1978. Congratulations, it is a cool and semi-rare variation.

    David Coll: A tiny number of genuine Canadian butcher sleeves have surfaced. It must have the Litho in Canda reference found on the other mid-60s sleeves. A paste-over butcher has been confirmed from Jamaica, although it was a standard US sleeve exported to Jamaica to house a Jamaica-pressed copy of Y&T. The Jamaican Y&T disc is far rarer than the butcher sleeve.

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