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, formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania", but as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the counterculture of the 1960s.

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 of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison went through a succession of drummers, including Pete Best, before asking Starr to join them. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act, and producer George Martin guided and developed their recordings, greatly expanding their 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 the next year, and by early 1964 became international stars, leading the "British Invasion" of the United States pop market. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced increasingly innovative recordings, including the 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 of varying lengths. McCartney and Starr, the surviving members, remain musically active. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001.

According to the RIAA, the Beatles are the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 178 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 2016, 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 Song 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. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and all four were inducted individually from 1994 to 2015.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Forever Gold The Beatles 1
1999 Get Back (The Glyn Johns Final Compilation) The Beatles 2
1999 Golden Collection 2000 The Beatles 1
1999 Platine Collection The Beatles 1
1999 Songs for Eleanor The Beatles 1
1999 The Best of Beatles The Beatles 1
2000 1 The Beatles 4.2 16
2000 Beatles Forever The Beatles 1
2000 Down in Havana The Beatles 1
2000 Please Please Me / With The Beatles The Beatles 4 1
2000 UK EP Collection, Volume 1 The Beatles 1
2000 UK EP Collection, Volume 2 The Beatles 1
2001 Beatles Bop - Hamburg Days The Beatles with Tony Sheridan 5 1
2001 Music World The Beatles 1
2002 Every Little Thing, Volume 4 The Beatles 1
2002 Music Heritage The Beatles 1
2003 Private Tapes, Volume 1 The Beatles 1
2003 Private Tapes, Volume 2 The Beatles 1
2003 Sessionography One: Outtakes and Outmixes: January 1962 to March 1963 The Beatles 1
2004 The Capitol Albums, Vol. 1 The Beatles 1
2004 The Road to Fame 1961-1962 The Beatles 1
2005 UK Singles Collection The Beatles 1
2006 The Savage Young Beatles with Tony Sheridan The Savage Young Beatles with Tony Sheridan 1
2006 The Capitol Albums, Vol. 2 The Beatles 1
2007 Greatest Hits The Beatles 5
2007 The Beatles Deluxe, Volume 1 The Beatles 1
2007 The Beatles Deluxe, Volume 2 The Beatles 4.5 1
2007 The Beatles Deluxe, Volume 3 The Beatles 1
2007 The Decca Audition The Beatles 1
2009 Mono Masters The Beatles 2
2009 The Beatles (2009 stereo remasters) The Beatles 5 3
2009 The Beatles in Mono (2009 mono remasters) The Beatles 5 2
2009 Revolution: Take... Your Knickers Off! The Beatles 1
2009 Revolver / Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles 1
2011 Anthology Highlights The Beatles 1
2011 The Beatles with Tony Sheridan: First Recordings 50th Anniversary Edition The Beatles 1
2011 Sessions: A Collection of Unreleased Album The Beatles 1
2012 Tomorrow Never Knows The Beatles 1
2012 Instant Karma! The Beatles 1
2012 Imagine Clouds Dripping The Beatles 1
2012 Living in the Material World The Beatles 1
2012 Band on the Run The Beatles 1
2012 Good Night Vienna The Beatles 1
2013 The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 The Beatles 1
2013 I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles 1
2014 The U.S. Albums The Beatles 4 1
2014 The Black Album The Beatles 2
2014 Meet The Beatles The Beatles 1
2015 21 The Beatles 1
16 Superhits, Volume 1 The Beatles 1
16 Superhits, Volume 2 The Beatles 1
16 Superhits, Volume 3 The Beatles 1
16 Superhits, Volume 4 The Beatles 1
1962-1970 The Beatles 1
Ain’t She Sweet Tony Sheridan & The Beatles 1
Alternate Masters The Beatles 1
Anthology 4: Advanced Test The Beatles 1
Anthology 5: Advanced Test The Beatles 1
Anthology 6: Advanced Test The Beatles 1
Anthology 2000 The Beatles 1
Anthology Plus The Beatles 1
Anthology Plus The Beatles 1
Beatles Live 06 - Convention Hall Wisdom The Beatles 1
Beatles Tapes III: The 1964 World Tour The Beatles 1
Best Selection 1962-1968 Part 3 The Beatles 1
Best, Volume 4: 1964 The Beatles 1
Best, Volume 9: 1966 The Beatles 1
Casualties The Beatles 1
Christmas Albums 1963-1969 The Beatles 1
Documents, Volume 1 The Beatles 1
Documents, Volume 2 The Beatles 1
Documents, Volume 6 The Beatles 1
English Summer The Beatles 1
EP Collection, Volume 2 The Beatles 1
Every Little Thing, Volume 1 The Beatles 1
Every Little Thing, Volume 2 The Beatles 1
Every Little Thing, Volume 3 The Beatles 1
For No One: The Best of the Beatles’ Private Recordings 1960–69 The Beatles 1
Golden Best 20, Volume 1 The Beatles 1
John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 7: Get Back (version 2) The Beatles 1
John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 8: Sessions The Beatles 1
Last Year The Beatles 1
Magical Mystery Tour (Mono and Stereo) The Beatles 1
More Masters The Beatles 1
Mythology 2 The Beatles 1
Off White The Beatles 1
Platinum, Volume 1 The Beatles 1
Platinum, Volume 2 The Beatles 1
Rubber Soul / "Yesterday"... and Today The Beatles 1
Sessionography Two: Outtakes and Outmixes: July 1963 to October 1964 The Beatles 1
Shockwaves, Volume 7 - Everest The Beatles 1
Soul Sessions The Beatles 1
The "Let It Be" Rehearsals, Volume 4: Rock and Roll The Beatles 1
The Acoustic Submarine The Beatles 1
The Alternate ''Magical Mystery Tour'' Album The Beatles 1
The Beatles (karaoke) The Beatles 1
The Beatles The Beatles 1
The Beatles 1962–1970, Part 2 The Beatles 1
The Beatles 1962–1970, Part 3 The Beatles 1
The Beatles 1967-70 The Beatles 1

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