The Beatles - Rarities



Disc 1 | 12"
1st cover 
A Matrix:
SHAL 1-12060  
B Matrix:
SHAL 2-12060  
Record Details
Artist: The Beatles
Title: Rarities
Format: 12"
Label: Capitol Records
Cat No: SHAL-12060
Released: 24 Mar 1980
Genres: Beat, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Status Details
Status Have
Additional Information
Comments This album is a compilation of tracks that were considered rare in the US at the time. B-sides and other tracks that hadn't been on any Capitol album, different mixes etc.

Also known for reproducing the infamous "butcher shot" for the first time since Yesterday & Today in 1966, on the inside gatefold.

There are 3 cover variations. This one is #1:

-The photo on the front is raised/embossed
-There is no George Martin producer credit on the back lower left corner
-Under "Helter Skelter" there is a text error that states "...so you don't hear the classic Lennon statement..."

-Both the cover photo and the photos on the back are raised/embossed
-George Martin's producer credit is now on the lower left corner on the back
-Under "Helter Skelter" it now states "...so you don't hear the classic statement..."

-Both the cover photos and the photos on the back are NOT raised/embossed
-George Martin's producer credit is present
-"Helter Skelter" states "...so you don't hear the classic statement..."

-Some copies came with a 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" hype sticker on the shrinkwrap stating "Contains Rare Photos Including "Butcher" shot" (see photo)

-Some pressings are translucent vinyl (hold up to a bright light and you can see through it)

A1 - Mono British single, with Ringo Starr on drums
A2 - Stereo. Unreleased in U.S.
A3 - Stereo. Unreleased in U.S.
A4 - Stereo German single.
A5 - Stereo from German album "Something New"
A6 - Mono single version
A7 - Stereo from British "Revolver" version
A8 - Stereo. Unreleased version
B1 - Stereo. Unreleased version
B2 - Mono. Unreleased in U.S.
B3 - Mono. Unreleased in U.S.
B4 - Mono from "Lady Madonna" single.
B5 - Stereo from charity album "No One's Gonna Change Our World"
B6 - Mono from "Let it Be" single
B7 - Stereo tail from Side 2 of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album in many countries but not in U.S.

Manufactured by Capitol Records, Inc. Printed in U.S.A.
℗ 1980 EMI Records Limited © 1980 Capitol Records, Inc.
Mastered by Capitol
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