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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 formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the group were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s. They often incorporated classical elements, older pop forms and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways, and later experimented with several musical styles ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock. As the members continued to draw influences from a variety of cultural sources, their musical and lyrical sophistication grew, and they were seen as an embodiment of the era's sociocultural movements.

Led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960, with Stuart Sutcliffe initially serving as bass player. The core trio of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison, together since 1958, went through a succession of drummers, including Pete Best, before asking Starr to join them in 1962. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act, and producer George Martin guided and developed their recordings, greatly expanding the group's homeland success after their first hit, "Love Me Do", in late 1962. As their popularity grew into the intense fan frenzy dubbed "Beatlemania", they acquired the nickname "the Fab Four", with Epstein, Martin, and other members of the band's entourage sometimes given the informal title of "fifth Beatle".

By early 1964, the Beatles were international stars, leading the "British Invasion" of the United States pop market and breaking numerous sales records. They soon made their motion picture debut with the mock-documentary A Hard Day's Night (1964). From 1965 onwards, they produced increasingly innovative recordings, including the albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (also known as the "White Album", 1968) and Abbey Road (1969). In 1968, they founded Apple Corps, a multi-armed multimedia corporation that remains active. After disbanding in 1970, the four members each enjoyed success as solo artists. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001. McCartney and Starr remain musically active.

The Beatles are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 800 million records worldwide. They are the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 178 million certified units. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and all four main members were inducted individually from 1994 to 2015. They have also 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 artists; as of 2017, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with twenty. They have received seven Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. They were also collectively included in Time magazine's compilation of the twentieth century's 100 most influential people.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Please Please Me The Beatles 4.1 56
1963 With The Beatles The Beatles 3.9 40
1964 Introducing… The Beatles The Beatles 3 27
1964 Meet The Beatles! The Beatles 4.35 31
1964 Twist and Shout The Beatles 5 1
1964 The Beatles’ Second Album The Beatles 3.75 26
1964 The Beatles’ Long Tall Sally The Beatles 4.5 1
1964 Something New The Beatles 3.65 27
1964 Beatles for Sale The Beatles 3.8 40
1964 Beatles ’65 The Beatles 4 27
1965 Beatles VI The Beatles 5 26
1965 Rubber Soul The Beatles 4.4 30
1966 Revolver The Beatles 4.65 33
1967 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles 4.55 39
1968 The Beatles (“The White Album”) The Beatles 4.35 42
1969 Abbey Road The Beatles 4.65 31
1970 Let It Be The Beatles 3.8 24

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 The Beatles with Tony Sheridan and Guests The Beatles with Tony Sheridan 3 5
1964 Jolly What! England's Greatest Recording Stars: The Beatles & Frank Ifield on Stage The Beatles & Frank Ifield 4 6
1964 The Beatles Beat The Beatles 1 4
1964 The Beatles' First The Beatles feat. Tony Sheridan & Guests 4 6
1964 Les Beatles Les Beatles 4 2
1964 Ain't She Sweet The Beatles & The Swallows 3 4
1965 The Early Beatles The Beatles 5 15
1965 The Beatles’ Greatest The Beatles 2
1965 Greatest Hits The Beatles 5 1
1966 Yesterday… and Today The Beatles 5 4
1966 A Collection of Beatles Oldies The Beatles 4
1966 And Now: The Beatles The Beatles 1
1966 Greatest Hits Volume 1 The Beatles 1
1968 The Beatles First The Beatles 1
1970 Hey Jude The Beatles 4 10
1970 In the Beginning (Circa 1960) The Beatles feat. Tony Sheridan 4 6
1973 1962–1966 (“The Red Album”) The Beatles 4.35 12
1973 1967–1970 (“The Blue Album”) The Beatles 4.15 14
1976 Rock ’n’ Roll Music The Beatles 4
1977 Love Songs The Beatles 5 3
1978 Rarities The Beatles 2
1978 The Beatles Collection The Beatles 4
1980 Rarities The Beatles 2
1980 The Beatles Ballads The Beatles 2
1981 Beatles Box The Beatles 1
1981 Historia de la musica rock The Beatles 1
1982 Reel Music The Beatles 2
1982 20 Greatest Hits The Beatles 2
1983 23: The Number Ones The Beatles 1
1984 The Early Tapes of The Beatles The Beatles / The Beatles with Tony Sheridan / Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers 4 8
1987 Perfect Collection The Beatles 9
1988 Past Masters, Volume One The Beatles 5 8
1988 Past Masters, Volume Two The Beatles 4.65 8
1988 The Beatles Box Set The Beatles 1
1988 Past Masters The Beatles 4.5 3
1992 Hamburg 1961 Tony Sheridan & The Beatles 2
1993 16 Superhits, Volume 1 The Beatles 1
1993 16 Superhits, Volume 2 The Beatles 1
1993 16 Superhits, Volume 3 The Beatles 1
1993 16 Superhits, Volume 4 The Beatles 1
1995 Ain’t She Sweet Tony Sheridan & The Beatles 1
1995 Anthology 1 The Beatles 2.25 7
1996 Anthology 2 The Beatles 3 6
1996 Anthology 3 The Beatles 3.35 5
1996 Reeperbahn - The Early Beatles The Beatles 1
1996 The Best Of (26 Unforgettable Hit Songs) The Beatles 1
1997 Best Of the Beatles The Beatles 1
1998 Words of Love The Beatles 1
1999 Platine Collection The Beatles 1
1999 The Best of Beatles The Beatles 1
2000 1 The Beatles 4.3 17
2000 Please Please Me / With The Beatles The Beatles 4 1
2001 Beatles Bop - Hamburg Days The Beatles with Tony Sheridan 5 1
2003 The Journey The Beatles 1
2004 The Capitol Albums, Vol. 1 The Beatles 3
2006 The Savage Young Beatles with Tony Sheridan The Savage Young Beatles with Tony Sheridan 1
2006 The Capitol Albums, Vol. 2 The Beatles 5 3
2009 Mono Masters The Beatles 2
2009 The Beatles (2009 stereo remasters) The Beatles 5 6
2009 The Beatles in Mono (2009 mono remasters) The Beatles 5 3
2009 Revolver / Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles 1
2010 1962–1966 / 1967–1970 The Beatles 1
2011 Anthology Highlights The Beatles 1
2011 The Beatles with Tony Sheridan: First Recordings 50th Anniversary Edition The Beatles 1
2012 Tomorrow Never Knows The Beatles 1
2013 The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 The Beatles 1
2014 The U.S. Albums The Beatles 4.5 1
2014 Meet The Beatles The Beatles 1
2017 From Liverpool to Hamburg The Beatles 1
2017 The Christmas Records The Beatles 1
1962 - 1970: The Best of The Beatles 1
1962-1970 The Beatles 1
Best, Volume 9: 1966 The Beatles 1
EP Collection, Volume 2 The Beatles 1
Golden Best 20, Volume 1 The Beatles 1
Last Year The Beatles 1
Mythology 2 The Beatles 1
Platinum, Volume 2 The Beatles 1
The Beatles (karaoke) The Beatles 1
The Beatles The Beatles 1
The Beatles 1967-70 The Beatles 1
The Beatles Best: Super Star Hit Collection, Volume 3 The Beatles 1
The Beatles Golden Edition The Beatles 1

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