An Overview of Australian Beatles Records – Revised and Expanded

Anyone who collects Australian Beatles records seriously must have a copy of this newly-revised book – which came out just this week.

Jaesen Jones is an Australian collector who has produced what must be the most comprehensive reference on all the Australian Beatles releases. Now in a revised and expanded edition featuring over 60 new pages, this book answers just about about any question you’d have regarding all the variations available.

He decided to do a revised and expanded edition due to the popularity of the first edition of “An Overview Of Australian Beatles Records

Since that book’s release in April last year, Jaesen has managed to uncover much more detailed information about the label typesetting process from industry insiders. This enabled him to confirm with greater accuracy the availability of some label styles, as well as include scans of many more label variations for easier identification (in fact, there’s an additional 12 pages just detailing label typesetting, including scans of 35 LP labels that collectively contain every font used on every Beatles LP issued by EMI Australia).

The new revised edition has been updated and expanded, with 60 new pages comprising sections on mechanical royalties and royalty stamps, custom pressings, contract pressings as well as many new images of sleeves, labels and ephemera. Most existing scans have been replaced with higher quality scans.

Like last time, only limited copies will be available (less than 300). And Jaesen says he’ll be releasing no more editions after this one.

If you are interested in a copy you will need to be quick. You can read more about the book and/or purchase it directly on-line at or

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2 thoughts on “An Overview of Australian Beatles Records – Revised and Expanded

  1. Looks like a fun read! FWIW, I once saw a copy of The Beatles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 pressed on orange Columbia labels instead of Parlophone labels, obviously in error. The store wanted way too much money for it or I would have picked it up as a curiosity piece.


    • Hi, yes the book mentions that the orange Columbia label was used – but only references the “With the Beatles” LP being pressed using this label, and only for a very limited time. Does not mention “Greatest Hits, Vol. 2”. So it may have been something VERY rare if that was the title….


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