The Beatles Vinyl Box Set

The Stereogum prizewagon is back today to give away one of the hottest items out — the stereo edition of the Beatles vinyl box Apple/EMI put out earlier this fall (here’s the product link). To enter the sweeps, you need be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook and comment with your favorite Beatles album (maybe a sentence about it, too?) via Facebook Connect (do not use your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to check if you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends). Sweepstakes ends 11/29 at 6 PM EST and the winner will be picked at random. An exhaustive list of the LPs is included below (via Press Release).

Please Please Me
“Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You” are presented in mono
(North American LP debut in stereo)

With The Beatles
(North American LP debut in stereo)

A Hard Day’s Night

(North American LP debut in stereo)

Beatles For Sale
(North American LP debut in stereo)

Features George Martin’s 1986 stereo remix

Rubber Soul
Features George Martin’s 1986 stereo remix

Original album

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Packaging includes replica psychedelic inner sleeve, cardboard cutout sheet and additional insert

Magical Mystery Tour
Packaging includes 24-page colour book

The Beatles (double album)
Packaging includes double-sided photo montage/lyric sheet and 4 solo colour photos

Yellow Submarine
“Only A Northern Song” is presented in mono. Additional insert includes original American liner notes.

Abbey Road

Original album

Let It Be
Original album

Past Masters, Volumes One & Two
(double album)
“Love Me Do” (original single version), “She Loves You,” “I’ll Get You,” and “You Know My Name
(Look Up The Number)” are presented in mono. Packaging, notes and photographic content is based
on the 2009 CD release.

The set also includes a 252-page book of photos and context.

Comments (480)
  1. Sgt Peppers!

  2. abbey road for me

  3. I’ve always liked “Revolver” mostly because I like all the loud rockers (“And Your Bird Can Sing”) and slow ones (“Here, There and Everywhere”) equally. Plus “Taxman” is just awesome.

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  5. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

  6. Revolver! And Taxman is my favorite song. I listen to it before every microecon test I take.

  7. Revolver, simply because “For No One” is my favorite Beatles song, and the rest of it holds up despite the unfortunate presence of “Yellow Submarine.”

  8. The Beatles (White Album) is probably my favorite. I think in some ways hearing this as a child opened my mind to the possibilities of the “album” as a format, something that has informed my listening habits to this day.

  9. “Revolver” – closing with Tomorrow Never Knows is a sign of what was to come.

  10. Revolver. ‘She Said She Said’ drenches my mind in acid-soaked vibes e’ry time.

  11. revolver – awesome cover art and ‘tomorrow never knows.’ need i say more?

  12. Abbey Road. The drum solo, the primal scream, the medley, and the overall perfection.

  13. Abbey Road. George Harrison songwriting at its finest.

  14. With The Beatles! So many classic covers and originals and they still sound hungry! Great pop tunes, bet it’d sound great on vinyl!

  15. Let it Be

    “That was ‘Can You Dig It’ by Georgie Wood, and now we’d like to do ‘Hark, the Angels Come’”

  16. Revolver – no album in history is as interesting, memorable and forward-thinking.

  17. As much as I do adore the late-career Beatles stuff like Revolver and Sgt. Pepper’s, With The Beatles has always been my favorite — simplistic pop tunes at their very best.

  18. Magical Mystery Tour has always been my favorite; it’s got “Fool on the Hill”. But it’s very close to every other Beatles record.

  19. Rubber Soul – the perfect Sunday morning record.

  20. The Beatles (White Album)

  21. My favorite album (Today) is Abbey Road. I love how the second half of the album flows from one song to the next, leading up to their grand finale.

  22. Make That Ass Clap (Clap Clap Clap)

    no, but seriously, it’s Sgt. Pepper’s. I was 10 when my guitar teacher burned me a copy and it’s still one of the best pieces of music I’ve heard.

  23. Let it Be. for better or worse it is the only Beatles album I can listen to end to end no matter my mood.

  24. Has to be “Rubber Soul”. A real turning point for the group, and it’s just full of great tunes!

  25. The White Album. Something for errrryone on there, and the first (but certainly not last) time we got to see John Lennon in the nude! #IGOTBLISTERSONMYFINGERS

  26. Definitely “Revolver.”

    In the year 50000000 people will still be listening to Revolver.

  27. Rubber Soul was my favorite when I was a kid, and it still is

  28. Magical Mystery tour

  29. Revolver. I’ll never forget the first time I heard it, it opened up a whole new world of music for me.

  30. The White Album. There might be something for everyone in it, but it definitely has everything for me. Best flowing sequence of songs ever.

  31. Rubber Soul hands down is my favourite album because it has so many of my favorite Beatle songs on it, especially In My Life.

  32. Abbey Road, because the medley makes me happier than any stretch of any other album.

  33. Definitely Rubber Soul. There’s just something about opening with “Drive My Car” that gets me every time.

  34. The White Album

  35. White Album!!!

  36. Abbey Road. Not only does it have the immaculate medley on Side B, but you have George’s finest moments as a Beatle, the best harmonies of any Beatles album, and some Lennon classics (“Come Together,” “I Want You.”) Hell, even Ringo penned a good song here!

  37. Magical Mystery Tour because it makes little sense and it’s easy to love it because of it.

  38. Rubber Soul – love the introduction of the sitar in the Beatles music. Nowhere Man, Michelle, In My Life…all great songs in the Beatles catalogue.

  39. Abbey Road. The side two medley is perfect.

  40. Look fellas, It’s Lisa in the Sky! No diamonds though.

  41. White Album. So expansive! Every facet of every Beatles era (and even future solo careers) is represented to some degree.

  42. Revolver : it is the most consistently brilliant. Epic album !

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