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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 were 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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Discography

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Year Title RatingReleases
2007 The Beatles Deluxe Edition Vol. Six - Whitecasts 1
2007 The Beatles Deluxe Edition Vol. Two 1
2007 The Beatles Deluxe, Volume 1 1
2007 The Beatles Deluxe, Volume 2 4.5 1
2007 The Beatles Deluxe, Volume 3 1
2007 The Decca Audition 1
2008 The 20 greatest hits 1
2009 Mono Masters 2
2009 The Beatles (2009 stereo remasters) 5 6
2009 The Beatles in Mono (2009 mono remasters) 5 3
2009 09.09.09 Sampler 1
2009 Historical Decca Audition Tape 1
2009 Revolution: Take... Your Knickers Off! 1
2009 Revolver / Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 1
2009 The Revolver Sessions 1
2010 1962–1966 / 1967–1970 1
2010 Complete Control Room Monitor Mixes 1
2010 Get Back - A Collection Of Unreleased Albums 1
2010 Meet The Threetles! (The First Album By England's Phenomenal Pop Combo) 1
2011 Anthology Highlights 1
2011 The Beatles with Tony Sheridan: First Recordings 50th Anniversary Edition 1
2011 Abbey Road Show 1983 1
2011 Sessions: A Collection of Unreleased Album 1
2012 Tomorrow Never Knows 1
2012 Instant Karma! 1
2012 Imagine Clouds Dripping 1
2012 Living in the Material World 1
2012 Band on the Run 1
2012 Good Night Vienna 1
2012 The Black Album 3
2013 The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 1
2013 I Saw Her Standing There 1
2014 The U.S. Albums 4.5 1
2014 Meet The Beatles 1
2015 21 1
2016 Abbey Road And Beyond (Greatest Hits And Lost Sessions 1962 - 1966) 1
2017 From Liverpool to Hamburg 1
2017 The Christmas Records 1
2017 Attack Of The Filler Beebs! 1
2017 The Beatles Lost Album 1
2017 The Lost Album 1
2017 White Out 1
2018 Greatest Songs 1
1956-1970 (APE-956 3 disc set. Cover an airbrushed photo of Beatles cover band standing around bass drum.) 1
1962-1970 1
Alternate Masters 1
Anthology 4: Advanced Test 1
Anthology 5: Advanced Test 1
Anthology 6: Advanced Test 1
Anthology 2000 1
Anthology Plus 1
Anthology Plus 1
Attack Of The Filler Beebs! Episode One 1
Attack Of The Filler Beebs! Episode Three 1
Attack Of The Filler Beebs! Episode Two 1
Beatles Live 06 - Convention Hall Wisdom 1
Best, Volume 4: 1964 1
Best, Volume 9: 1966 1
Casualties 1
Christmas Albums 1963-1969 1
Documents, Volume 1 1
Documents, Volume 2 1
Documents, Volume 6 1
English Summer 1
EP Collection, Volume 2 1
Every Little Thing, Volume 1 1
Every Little Thing, Volume 2 1
Every Little Thing, Volume 3 1
Finest Collectors 1
For No One: The Best of the Beatles’ Private Recordings 1960–69 1
Golden Best 20, Volume 1 1
John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 7: Get Back (version 2) 1
John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 8: Sessions 1
Lady Madonna Recording Sessions Reconstructed 1
Last Year 1
Let It Be (Deluxe Edition) 1
Magical Mystery Tour (Mono and Stereo) 4 1
More Masters 1
Mythology 2 1
Off White 1
Past Masters 1
Platinum, Volume 1 1
Platinum, Volume 2 1
Rubber Soul / "Yesterday"... and Today 1
Sessionography Two: Outtakes and Outmixes: July 1963 to October 1964 1
Shockwaves, Volume 7 - Everest 1
Soul Sessions 1
Super Star Hit Collection, Vol. 2: The Beatles Best II 1
The "Let It Be" Rehearsals, Volume 4: Rock and Roll 1
The Acoustic Submarine 1
The Alternate ''Magical Mystery Tour'' Album 1
The Beatles (karaoke) 1
The Beatles 1
The Beatles 1962–1970, Part 2 1
The Beatles 1962–1970, Part 3 1
The Beatles 1967-70 1
The Beatles Ballads 1
The Beatles Best: Super Star Hit Collection, Volume 3 1
The Beatles Collection, Volume 1 1
The Beatles Golden Edition 1

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