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Beatles Records29 of 86RARE Revolver misprint. Side 1 is mono, side 2 is stereo. 66 pressing.Beatles & John Lennon Record Lot
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This album was distributed to record stores in the 1960s to promote the sales of Beatle albums. My uncle who owned a record store gave it to me.

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    What a great treasure ! They were the rage when they were discovered and I still enjoy some of their songs today. Love your LP !
  2. packrat-place packrat-place, 4 years ago
    This album was actually a bootleg, and not distributed to promote the Beatles.
    "This record contains the mix of Love Me Do with Ringo on drums. At the time (1964) this version was found only on U.K. singles. Supposedly this is the first Beatles non-authorized disc:
     “Before 1980, the only time the "Ringo on drums" version appeared in the United States was in April 1964, on an album of dubious legality called The Original Greatest Hits on the Greatest Records label (GRC-1001). This album hit the stores packaged as if it was just another Beatles sound-alike group like the Liverpools or the Manchesters, because it only had the outlines of Beatles-style wigs on the cover. But it contained the actual Beatles recordings, all dubbed from records. And it contained "Love Me Do" dubbed from a Canadian 45 as the first song on side 2. It had not yet been released by Tollie in the United States, and even then the Introducing the Beatles LP with "Love Me Do" on it (as opposed to "Please Please Me") was very rare.”
    Though nothing on the sleeve of this record mentions the Beatles, the images on the front and song titles were enough to tip off most people. As the story goes, Capitol Records stopped distribution of the album almost immediately after it hit the stores."
  3. Mr1, 4 years ago
    Great response, do you have any idea of the value?
  4. packrat-place packrat-place, 4 years ago
    Somewhere around $35-$50 in M or NM LP/ and cover. This is a nice LP, I believe it is the first bootleg Beatles LP.
  5. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    Wow Pack Your back !!!!!!!! And did amazing job on Id,ing this LP .

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