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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 music band in history. 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 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band became integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of 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 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 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 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 (also known as the "White Album", 1968) and Abbey Road (1969). After their break-up in 1970, they 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 physical and digital albums worldwide. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. They are also the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 178 million certified units. 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. 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 were also collectively included in Time magazine's compilation of the twentieth century's 100 most influential people.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Complete Christmas Collection: 1963-1969 The Beatles 1
1992 Hamburg 1961 Tony Sheridan & The Beatles 2
1992 She Loves You The Beatles 1
1992 The Look Behind Collection The Beatles 1
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
1993 All Too Much The Beatles 1
1993 Artifacts The Beatles 1
1993 Hey, Jude The Beatles 1
1993 The Beatles, Volume II The Beatles 1
1994 A Hard Day’s Night / Beatles for Sale The Beatles 2
1994 Artifacts II The Beatles 1
1994 Golden Beatles The Beatles 1
1994 The 1968 Demos The Beatles 1
1994 The Beatles Collection, Volume 6: The Beatles, Part 1 The Beatles 1
1995 Ain’t She Sweet Tony Sheridan & The Beatles 1
1995 Anthology 1 The Beatles 2.25 7
1995 Artifacts III The Beatles 1
1996 Anthology 2 The Beatles 3 6
1996 Anthology 3 The Beatles 3.35 5
1996 Come Together: Beatles In The '90s The Beatles 1
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
1997 The Alternate Revolver The Beatles 1
1997 Whitology The Beatles 2
1997 Yesterday & Today The Beatles 1
1998 The Ultimate Beatles Christmas Collection The Beatles 1
1998 Words of Love The Beatles 1
1999 Anthology Extra The Beatles 1
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 Let It Be Sessions Anthology The Beatles 1
1999 Platine Collection The Beatles 1
1999 Songs for Eleanor The Beatles 1
1999 The Best of Beatles The Beatles 1
1999 The Twickenham Sessions The Beatles 1
2000 1 The Beatles 4.3 17
2000 Abbey Road Recording Sessions The Beatles 1
2000 Beatles Forever The Beatles 1
2000 Day by Day Vol. 8: The Complete Get Back Sessions The Beatles 1
2000 Down in Havana The Beatles 1
2000 Please Please Me / With The Beatles The Beatles 4 1
2000 Rare Beatles The Beatles 5 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 Essential White LP Vol. 1 The Beatles 1
2001 Essential White LP Vol. 2 The Beatles 1
2001 Essential White LP Vol. 3 The Beatles 1
2001 Essential White LP Vol. 4 The Beatles 1
2001 Essential White LP Vol. 5 The Beatles 1
2001 Essential White LP Vol. 6 The Beatles 1
2001 Essential White LP Vol. 7 The Beatles 1
2001 Music World The Beatles 1
2002 Complete Home Recordings 1958-1962 The Beatles 1
2002 Complete Home Recordings 1963 The Beatles 1
2002 Complete Home Recordings 1964-1966 The Beatles 1
2002 Complete Home Recordings 1968-1969 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
2003 The Alternate White Album The Beatles 1
2003 The Journey The Beatles 1
2004 The Capitol Albums, Vol. 1 The Beatles 3
2004 Anthology Outtakes Vol. 1 The Beatles 1
2004 Anthology Outtakes Vol. 2 The Beatles 1
2004 Anthology Outtakes Vol. 3 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 5 3
2006 Please Please Me Deluxe Edition Vol. One The Beatles 1
2006 Please Please Me Deluxe Edition Vol. Two The Beatles 1
2006 The Capitol Albums, Volume 2 Sampler The Beatles 1
2006 With The Beatles Deluxe Edition Vol. One The Beatles 1
2006 With the Beatles Deluxe Edition Vol. Two The Beatles 1
2007 A Hard Day's Night Deluxe Edition Vol. One The Beatles 1
2007 A Hard Day's Night Deluxe Edition Vol. Two The Beatles 1
2007 Beatles For Sale Deluxe Edition Vol. One The Beatles 1
2007 Beatles for Sale Deluxe Edition Vol. Two The Beatles 1
2007 Greatest Hits The Beatles 5
2007 Help! Deluxe Edition Vol. One The Beatles 1
2007 Help! Deluxe Edition Vol. Two The Beatles 1
2007 Magical Mystery Year (Magical Mystery Tour) Deluxe Edition Vol. One The Beatles 1
2007 Magical Mystery Year (Magical Mystery Tour) Deluxe Edition Vol. Two The Beatles 1
2007 Revolver Deluxe Edition Vol. One The Beatles 1
2007 Revolver Deluxe Edition Vol. Two The Beatles 1
2007 Rubber Soul Deluxe Edition Vol. One The Beatles 1
2007 Rubber Soul Deluxe Edition Vol. Two The Beatles 1
2007 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Deluxe Edition Vol. One The Beatles 1
2007 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Deluxe Edition Vol. Three The Beatles 1
2007 The Beatles Deluxe Edition Vol. Five - Go Too Far The Beatles 1
2007 The Beatles Deluxe Edition Vol. Four The Beatles 1
2007 The Beatles Deluxe Edition Vol. One The Beatles 1

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