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 1963 their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania", and as the group's music grew in sophistication in subsequent years, 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 in 1962. 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.

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

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Beatles Behind Closed Doors: Let It Be Sessions Outtakes The Beatles 1
The Beatles in Concert - Liverpool 63.12.07 Washington 64.02.11 The Beatles 1
The Complete BBC Sessions: Upgraded The Beatles 1
The Complete Ed Sullivan Shows The Beatles 1
The Lost Paris Tapes (Live at the Olympia Theatre January 1964) The Beatles 1
Twist and Shout The Beatles 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 8 Mile and Abbey: Eminem Meets the Beatles Eminem & The Beatles 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Men & Horses, Hoops & Garters The Beatles 1
2003 Let It Be… Naked The Beatles 3.75 8
2006 Love The Beatles 4 14
2009 Everyday Chemistry The Beatles 3 1
Hate The Beatles 1
Meet The Threetles! The Beatles 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 A Hard Day’s Night The Beatles 4.1 22
1965 Help! The Beatles 4.1 18
1967 Magical Mystery Tour The Beatles 4.7 13
1969 Yellow Submarine The Beatles 3.25 15
1994 The Beatles Collection, Volume 8: Yellow Submarine The Beatles 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 My Bonnie Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers 4 9
1962 Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You The Beatles 4.5 34
1963 Please Please Me / Ask Me Why The Beatles 5 20
1963 From Me to You / Thank You Girl The Beatles 5 15
1963 She Loves You The Beatles 4 6
1963 I Want to Hold Your Hand The Beatles 4 6
1963 The Beatles’ Christmas Record The Beatles 4 1
1963 Roll Over Beethoven The Beatles 3
1964 Please Please Me / From Me to You The Beatles 4.5 20
1964 Cry for a Shadow The Beatles/Tony Sheridan with The Beatles 4 3
1964 All My Loving The Beatles 4 2
1964 Twist and Shout / There's a Place The Beatles 5 23
1964 Can’t Buy Me Love The Beatles 4
1964 Do You Want to Know a Secret / Thank You Girl The Beatles 5 14
1964 Why The Beatles 4 2
1964 Ain’t She Sweet The Beatles 4 4
1964 Skinny Minny Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers / The Beatles with Tony Sheridan 3 1
1964 Komm gib mir Deine Hand /Sie liebt Dich The Beatles 2
1964 Sie liebt dich The Beatles 2
1964 Sweet Georgia Brown (Atco) The Beatles 4 1
1964 Ain't She Sweet (Atco) The Beatles 4 3
1964 A Hard Day’s Night The Beatles 3
1964 And I Love Her / If I Fell The Beatles 1
1964 I’ll Cry Instead The Beatles 1
1964 I Should Have Known Better The Beatles 1
1964 Matchbox The Beatles 1
1964 I Feel Fine The Beatles 3
1964 All My Loving / I Wanna Be Your Man The Beatles 1
1964 Anna / Ask Me Why The Beatles 5 1
1964 I’ll Get You The Beatles 1
1965 Sweet Georgia Brown Tony Sheridan & The Beatles 3 1
1965 Eight Days a Week The Beatles 5 1
1965 Rock and Roll Music The Beatles 1
1965 Ticket to Ride The Beatles 4 4
1965 Help! (single) The Beatles 4 4
1965 Yesterday The Beatles 5 5
1965 Boys The Beatles 1
1965 We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper The Beatles 3
1965 Rock and Roll Music / I'm a Loser The Beatles 5 1
1966 Nowhere Man The Beatles 5 2
1966 Paperback Writer / Rain The Beatles 3
1966 Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby The Beatles 5 3
1967 Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane The Beatles 5 4
1967 All You Need Is Love The Beatles 4
1967 Hello, Goodbye The Beatles 4 6
1968 Lady Madonna The Beatles 8
1968 Hey Jude The Beatles 5 7
1969 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da The Beatles 4 2
1969 Get Back The Beatles 4 4
1969 The Ballad of John and Yoko The Beatles 4
1969 Something The Beatles 4 3
1969 Octopus's Garden / Something / Come Together The Beatles 1
1970 Let It Be The Beatles 4 5
1970 The Long and Winding Road The Beatles 2
1976 Got to Get You Into My Life The Beatles 2
1976 Back in the U.S.S.R. The Beatles 4 1
1978 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band / With a Little Help From My Friends The Beatles 3
1978 Roll over Beatles Tony Sheridan + The Beat Brothers alias The Beatles 4 1
1982 The Beatles’ Movie Medley The Beatles 3
1994 Baby It’s You The Beatles 4
1995 Free as a Bird The Beatles 5
1996 Real Love The Beatles 5
Come Together The Beatles 1

Single + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1976 The Singles Collection 1962 - 1970 The Beatles 5 3
1982 Singles Collection The Beatles 5 1
1989 CD Singles Collection The Beatles 5 4
2013 The Beatles with Tony Sheridan Singles Box The Beatles with Tony Sheridan 4 1

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2016 Twist and Shout The Beatles 1

Single + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1965 The Beatles Third Christmas Record The Beatles 1
1968 The Beatles' Sixth Christmas Record The Beatles 1
1969 The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record The Beatles 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 My Bonnie Tony Sheridan with The Beatles 4 1
1963 Twist and Shout The Beatles 5 10
1963 The Beatles’ Hits The Beatles 2
1963 No. 1 The Beatles 1
1964 All My Loving The Beatles 1
1964 Les Beatles Les Beatles 4 1
1964 Souvenir of Their Visit to America The Beatles 5 12
1964 Four by the Beatles The Beatles 1
1964 Long Tall Sally The Beatles 1
1964 Extracts From the Film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ The Beatles 1
1964 Extracts From the Album ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ The Beatles 1

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