Beatles discography: United Kingdom (UK)


Twist And Shout
12 July 1963
Parlophone GEP 8882
Twist And Shout EP artwork - United Kingdom
The Beatles' Hits
6 September 1963
Parlophone GEP 8880
The Beatles' Hits EP artwork - United Kingdom
The Beatles No 1
1 November 1963
Parlophone GEP 8883
Beatles No. 1 EP artwork - United Kingdom
All My Loving
7 February 1964
Parlophone GEP 8891
All My Loving EP artwork - United Kingdom
Long Tall Sally
19 June 1964
Parlophone GEP 8913
Long Tall Sally EP artwork - United Kingdom
Extracts From The Film A Hard Day's Night
4 November 1964
Parlophone GEP 8920
Extracts From The Film A Hard Day's Night EP artwork - United Kingdom
Extracts From The Album A Hard Day's Night
6 November 1964
Parlophone GEP 8924
Extracts From The Album A Hard Day's Night EP artwork - United Kingdom
Beatles For Sale
6 April 1965
Parlophone GEP 8931
Beatles For Sale EP artwork - United Kingdom
Beatles For Sale No 2
4 June 1965
Parlophone GEP 8938
Beatles For Sale No 2 EP artwork - United Kingdom
The Beatles' Million Sellers
6 December 1965
Parlophone GEP 8946
The Beatles' Million Sellers EP artwork - United Kingdom
4 March 1966
Parlophone GEP 8948
Yesterday EP artwork - United Kingdom
Nowhere Man
8 July 1966
Parlophone GEP 8952
Nowhere Man EP artwork - United Kingdom
Magical Mystery Tour
8 December 1967
Parlophone MMT-1 (mono)
Parlophone SMMT-1 (stereo)
Magical Mystery Tour EP artwork

33 responses on “Beatles discography: United Kingdom (UK)

  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)

  5. Bongo

    I’m curious of why they released “Baby It’s You” on 20 March 1995 as a single??? I get releasing Free As A Bird ’95 & Real Love ’96 as they are new releases, but “Baby It’s You” ? Why???? (see bottom of page 2)

  6. Dominic

    Baby It’s you was actually an EP & the 3 additional tracks with it hadn’t been released on the earlier Beatles Live at The BBC album which came out in Dec 94. Baby it’s You EP was released three months later in Mar 95 and did very nicely reaching no.7 in the UK. Also missing is the Movie Medley single from June 82 which reached no.10 in the UK

      1. Bongo

        I can’t believe all those great singles that were never released on any of the UK LPs (not including Oldies But Goldies) that would have made each album that much better. That’s the one and only good thing Capitol records did by including each of those great singles on the albums.

  7. Bongo

    Shouldn’t the last 3 singles be considered EPs and be on the EP Page 3? (1995 “Baby’s In Black”, “Free As A Bird” & 1996 “Real Love”)

    1. Joe Post author

      That’s a good point. They were also released as two-song 7″ singles, although I’ve not reflected that in the tracklisting. They’re generally considered singles rather than EPs, and I think it would confuse people (and lead to other comments) if I moved them to the EPs section.

  8. graham

    hi, l have meet the beatles past masters volume 1 and volume 2 on cds on capital records made in japan. on meet the beatles volume 2 on the back is the track listing, track 4 is rain there is another track listing on the cd itself which has track 4 as han instead of rain also there is another track listing on the inside cover which also states track 4 as han. was this cd withdrawn as l cannot find it anywhere on the internet. please do`es anyone have information on these cds. please let me know.

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