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. Revolver because it’s the album that changed everything and featured every member of the Beatles at their peak.

  2. The White Album. “Happiness Is A Warm Gun” is far and away my favorite Beatles songs, and I to try whatever Paul was smoking when he wrote “Rocky Raccoon”.

  3. White Album. Because it’s pretty damn good.

  4. Help. It’s where things started to get interesting.

  5. Rubber Soul! First album that got me into The Beatles!

  6. ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’
    It used to be ‘Abbey Road’, but the flow and conceptual genius on ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ has surpassed it in my mind as of late. The trippy, time-bending (Where else would you find songs based on Victorian fairground posters?) experimental nature of the album is constructed perfectly, plus ‘A Day In The Life’ is a stellar end to a stellar album.

  7. Some of my first memories of anything, not just music, are listening to a cassette tape my dad had made off of his old record of Revolver in the late 1980s, and it will probably always be my favorite.

  8. ABBEY FRIGGEN ROAD! Oddly enough, this has been a recent appreciation due to my realization that Ringo Starr is amazing on this album. Not that he wasn’t previously, but that album is the Bible of tasteful yet imaginative drumming. ‘Come Together’ is enough evidence for that.

  9. Either Rubber Soul or Revolver: “Norwegian Wood,” “Taxman,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “I’m Looking Through You,” “If I Needed Someone,” etc. Pure gold.

  10. The White Album has always been my favorite. It was the first Beatles album I ever heard and quite a crazy intro to the band.

  11. White Album. Because Why Don’t We Do It In the Road.

  12. Revolver. Hands down.

  13. Yoko Ono’s Seasons of Glass!

  14. Rubber Soul. It is a perfect pop record, yet none of the songs were released as singles.

  15. it’s all about Rubber Soul for me. i dont know if anyone has ever done folk rock better than the Beatles’ pretty much only foray into the genre. cool stuff

  16. Revolver. I love the interplay between Lennon’s rock, and McCartney’s pop on this record.

  17. Revolver, because it’s a varied and nuanced record

  18. Abbey Road. Harrison’s Something and the best 15 minutes of music this side of Beethoven’s 9th!

  19. Revolver. Taxman is the best thing they ever did.

  20. Can’t choose a favorite Beatles album, (maybe Rubber Soul?) but Paul McCartney’s RAM is a stone cold classic to me. It was Indie Pop before that term existed.

  21. sgt. peppers. simply because one of the best songs ever: a day in the life

  22. Today my favorite Beatles record is ABBEY ROAD. Not a clunker in the bunch. Amazing that a the end they could pull together a create such magic.

  23. Gotta go with Abbey Road.

  24. Sheesh. It’s hard to choose a favorite Beatles album, but mine would have to be between Abbey Road and Revolver. I play either of those puppies, and when a song starts, I exclaim, “This one’s my favorite!” ….only to say it every freakin’ time a new track begins. They’re all my favorite.

  25. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, because the cover is one of the best ever, and it includes such great songs as “A Day in the Life”, maybe one of the best songs of The Beatles.

  26. I adore the diverse styles and consistent quality of The Beatles (White Album).

  27. White album – obscure songs. I mean come on “Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill” classic

  28. Revolver. It lies in between their pop beginning and their experimental end, for a perfect combination of the two.

  29. I’m going to go with Revolver. The songs are all classics.

  30. It’s Revolver with a bullet (yeah, I said it). It’s a perfect collection of songs that signals the transition that the band was making artistically. And the cover is every bit as iconic as Srgt. Pepper.

  31. Probably Revolver? Though Abbey Road is close.

  32. Magical Mystery Tour hands down! Great composition on the entire record!

  33. If I have to choose, I’ll go with the White Album. It covers so many genres – pop, experimental, country, metal, folk, blues, saloon music…

    I mean, seriously, how many bands can put together an album like it that still has such great flow and undoubtedly still works as a collective piece? Do songs like “Good Night,” “Helter Skelter,” “Julia,” “Yer Blues,” (etc, etc) get the recognition they deserve?

    It’s full of storytelling, imagery, ridiculousness, and flat-out discord. You can really tell in which direction each member was going as an artist. Even so, some of the most beautiful Beatles songs ever written are on this album.

    A side note is that my dad introduced me to the Beatles pretty much while still in the womb, and we were being silly and singing “I’m So Tired” a few hours before he died in a car accident. I always thought it was fitting that one of my last memories of him alive is of a Beatles song.

  34. Revolver is a good one. Good luck everyone!

  35. Rubber Soul is my favorite. Simple, beautiful songwriting.

  36. Cash Jackson  |   Posted on Nov 15th, 2012 0

    Revolver. It has the best of all Beatles worlds.

  37. As a kid, I would’ve said Sgt. Pepper’s or maybe the white album. But I’ve since evolved into a different kind of music fan and Abbey Road has stood the test of time (and my maturation).

  38. My favorite is Revolver as my 7 year old daughter first fell in love with “good day sunshine” as a toddler while in the car insisting that i repeat it over and over again. They’ve had a love affair with them ever since… i’d love to be able to buy all the records to add to my record collection to enjoy with my girls but sadly can’t afford to.



  40. The Beatles (White Album) has been my favorite since college.

  41. i don’t have a favorite album, because honestly i dont think ive ever sat down and listened to one in full. not because i dislike them, just because they obviously have been ubiquitous forever, and we all know numerous songs whether we want to or not. so with me, that has resulted in just never having the desire to listen to them of my own accord. this contest could sure change that though.

  42. For ages it was The White Album but it’s definitely Abbey Road nowadays.

  43. Gotta be Rubber Soul, the most beautiful Beatles record.

  44. Gotta go with The White Album. So representative of the band. So much to enjoy.

  45. The “White Album” rocks my world the most.

  46. Revolver definitely

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