The Beatles - 20 Greatest Hits

12" Excellent

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Record Details

Artist: The Beatles
Title: 20 Greatest Hits
Format: 12"
Label: Capitol Records
Cat No: SV-12245
Released: 1982
Genres: Pop RockBeatPsychedelic Rock
Condition Excellent
Status Have
Added To List 10th June 2018
Disc 1 | 12"
Jacksonville pressing 
A Matrix:
B Matrix:

Additional Information

Comments 1983-85 pressing with black colorband labels.
This is the 2nd cover variation, with all of the text on the back cover in black ink.

There were 2 80s Black Capitol rainbow band label variations in the 80s.

This one was pressed 1983-1985 at Capitol's Jacksonville plant as identified by a "O" in the matrix runout. Both sides stamped MASTERED BY CAPITOL. The label has a dull label finish and has the classic 1.5" diameter inner-ring notch that surrounds the spindle hole. The vinyl is a little more firm than the later SRC pressings, and some pressings are translucent (hold the disc up to a bright light and you can seed through it).

(The other pressing, 1986-87, were pressed at Specialty Record Corporation (The large S surrounding R and C stamped in the run-out), also identified by smooth indent/notch approx 3/4" from edge of label and glossy finish. The SRC pressings also have more etching data on the run-out. The vinyl is a little more flexible/bendy than the Capitol pressings.

Some copies came with the custom photo-collage inner sleeve, others came in a clear rice-paper sleeve that Capitol was using at the time.
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