The Beatles: The Singles Collection

Long speculated upon, now officially announced. Apple Records will be releasing a new Beatles box set of 23 UK 7-inch vinyl singles titles, each with unique cover art from around the world faithfully reproduced – right down to the record labels used in the particular country.

The set includes all 22 singles issued in the UK between 1962 and 1970, plus a single that is unique to this set – a double A-side of the songs ‘Free As A Bird’ and ‘Real Love’. All the singles have been remastered from the original mono and stereo tapes at EMI’s Abbey Road studios and will be pressed on “180-gram vinyl”. Don’t they mean just heavyweight vinyl? A 180-gram vinyl 45 is gonna be kind of thick…..

The box will include a 40-page illustrated booklet with an essay by respected Beatle historian Kevin Howlett.

You can read the full press release from Apple/Universal Music, which includes a full track listing and details the country from which each cover comes from. Glad to see that Australia will be represented by the double A-side ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’/’Penny Lane’! The picture cover for this was used in a number of markets, but the labels are unique:

The Beatles: The Singles Collection will be released on Novemver 22nd.


3 thoughts on “The Beatles: The Singles Collection

  1. Very nice set . On order

    Probably will be an EP set but that’s a no brainer .

    Wondering if they will do a USA single version set as they did the US Albums ?

    Naturally I would like to see the Aussie Singles Set redone , but that will never be .

    Thanks for your post.


    W Nala


  2. Mine is on order as well. I think it’s a no brainer there’ll be an EP set to follow. Maybe same time next year? A box of the US singles would be really nice too, but don’t hold your breath for that one. Cheers!


  3. Another very nicely packaged product that looks great amd collectors will covet and never actually play.

    I’d much prefer a single-CD comp of the fan club Xmas messages. That would be a perennial holiday best seller. I’ve only been asking for 30 years.


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