The Beatles

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The official name of “The White Album” is “The Beatles”; please do not add incorrectly titled releases to the database!

Please do not re-add individual mono remaster releases to their individual release groups. The mono remasters were never released separately, and are all already in the database as 13 mediums of the release the name "The Beatles in Mono".

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The Beatles were an English rock band that formed in Liverpool, in 1960. With John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several genres, ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania", but as their songwriting grew in sophistication they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era's sociocultural revolutions.

From 1960, the Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act and producer George Martin enhanced their musical potential. They gained popularity in the United Kingdom after their first hit, "Love Me Do", in late 1962. They acquired the nickname "the Fab Four" as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the following year, and by early 1964 they had become international stars, leading the "British Invasion" of the United States pop market. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced what many critics consider their finest material, including the innovative and widely influential albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (commonly known as the White Album, 1968) and Abbey Road (1969). After their break-up in 1970, they each enjoyed successful musical careers. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001. McCartney and Starr, the surviving members, remain musically active.

According to the RIAA, the Beatles are the best-selling band in the United States, with 177 million certified units. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. In 2008, the group topped Billboard magazine's list of the all-time most successful "Hot 100" artists; as of 2014, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with twenty. They have received ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Score and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. Collectively included in Time magazine's compilation of the twentieth century's 100 most influential people, they are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 600 million records worldwide. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the Beatles as the greatest artist of all time.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1962 My Bonnie Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers 4 3
1984 Gyllene ögonblick på Gröna Lund Various Artists 1
Beatles tapes II Early Beatles Mania: 1963-64 Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1964 Jolly What! England's Greatest Recording Stars: The Beatles & Frank Ifield on Stage Compilation Various Artists 1
1964 Jolly What! England's Greatest Recording Stars: The Beatles & Frank Ifield on Stage Compilation Various Artists 1
1964 Let’s Do The Twist, Hully Gully, Slop, Surf, Locomotion, Monkey Compilation Various Artists 3 2
1969 No One's Gonna Change Our World Compilation Various Artists 1
1973 The Best of George Harrison Compilation George Harrison 4 3
1975 History of British Rock, Volume 3 Compilation Various Artists 1
1986 Now That's What I Call Music: The Summer Album Compilation Various Artists 1
1988 The British Invasion: The History of British Rock Compilation Various Artists 9
1990 British Gold - 25 Great Hits Compilation Various Artists 1
1990 British Rock Compilation Various Artists 1
1991 All Time Rock Compilation Various Artists 1
1991 La Fabuleuse Histoire du Rock Compilation Various Artists 1
1992 The Spirit of the 60s: 1963: The Hits Don't Stop Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 Rock and Roll Club, Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 Rock and Roll Club, Volume 3 Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 Rock and Roll Club, Volume 5 Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 The Sixties Anthology, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 50 Rock and Roll Milestones, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 2
1997 The Ultimate Rock Collection, Volume 1 (1964-1970) Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Geschichte der Pop Musik Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 Explosive Doowops, Volume 4 Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 A música do século 6 Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 Skeive Skiver 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
2001 Classic Cuts Presents Party in a Box Compilation Various Artists 1
2001 Simply the Best of the 60's Compilation Various Artists 1
2001 Star-Club Oldies Compilation Various Artists 1
2001 The Complete Apple Singles Collection, Volume 1: 1968-1969 Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 Guitar Moods Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 101 Love Songs Compilation Various Artists 1
2004 The Best of the 1960's 70's 80's 90's Classic's Compilation Various Artists 6
2004 James Hyman Mix, Volume 2 Compilation James Hyman 1
2005 Instrumental Nuggets, Volume Two Compilation Various Artists 1
2005 Die Hit-Giganten: Hits der 60er Compilation Various Artists 1
2005 And the Beat Goes On Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 The Hamburg Sound Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 50 Jahre Bravo: 1956-2006 Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 Bedtime Songs Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 British Invasion Gold Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 Las mejores canciones de anuncios TV vol.1 Compilation [unknown] 1
2006 The No.1 DJ Collection: 60's, Volume 5 Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 The No.1 DJ Collection: 60's, Volume 6 Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 The No.1 DJ Collection: 60's, Volume 7 Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 The No.1 DJ Collection: 60's, Volume 8 Compilation Various Artists 1
2007 The Cavern: The Most Famous Club in the World Compilation Various Artists 1
2007 Men in Song Compilation Various Artists 1
2009 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Flower Power Hits Compilation Various Artists 1
2009 Die Hit-Giganten: Instrumental Hits Compilation Various Artists 1

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