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. According to the RIAA, the Beatles 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 "Hot 100" artists; as of 2017, 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. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and all four 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

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1965 A Hard Days Night The Beatles 1
1965 Beatles for Sale The Beatles 1
1965 Beatles for Sale, No. 2 The Beatles 1
1965 The Beatles’ Million Sellers The Beatles 1
1966 Yesterday The Beatles 1
1966 Nowhere Man The Beatles 1
1966 Drive My Car The Beatles 1
1967 Magical Mystery Tour The Beatles 2
1967 Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane The Beatles 1
1997 Hamburg Twist The Beatles with Tony Sheridan 4 1

EP + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 The Beatles The Beatles 1
1981 E.P. Collection The Beatles 5 3
1981 Rarities (From "Beatles E.P. Collection") The Beatles 1

Other

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 Another Beatles Christmas Record The Beatles 1
1970 Christmas Album The Beatles 1
1988 Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 1 The Beatles 2
1988 Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 2 The Beatles 2
1989 Get Back Sessions The Beatles 1
1989 In the Beginning... The Beatles 1
1989 Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 3 The Beatles 2
1989 Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 4 The Beatles 2
1989 Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 5 The Beatles 2
1989 Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 6 The Beatles 2
1990 Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 7 The Beatles 1
1990 Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 8 The Beatles 1
1991 Acetates The Beatles 1
1991 Get Back and 22 Other Songs The Beatles 2
1991 The Decca Tapes The Beatles 1
1991 The Original Decca Tapes & Cavern Club Rehearsals The Beatles 1
1991 Unsurpassed Demos The Beatles 1
1991 Unsurpassed Masters, Volume 5 (1969) The Beatles 1
1992 Hodge-Podge The Beatles 1
1992 Nothing Is Real: The Making of "Strawberry Fields Forever" The Beatles 1
1992 The "Let It Be" Rehearsals, Volume 2: All Things Must Pass The Beatles 1
1993 Arrive Without Aging The Beatles 1
1993 Leave My Kitten All Alone The Beatles 1
1994 Across the Universe The Beatles 1
1994 More Sweet Apples: Unpublished Songs and Alternative Versions 1966-69 The Beatles 1
1994 No. 3 Abbey Road NW8 The Beatles 1
1994 The "Let It Be" Rehearsals, Volume 3: All Things Must Pass, Part 2: Acoustic Set The Beatles 1
1994 The "Let It Be" Rehearsals, Volume 5: The Auction Tapes The Beatles 1
1994 The Get Back Journals, Volume 3 The Beatles 1
1994 The Lost Pepperland Reel: And Other Rarities The Beatles 1
1994 The Sweetest Apples The Beatles 1
1995 Studio 2 Sessions at Abbey Road, Volume 1 The Beatles 1
1996 Let It Be Sessions The Beatles 1
1998 Acoustic Masterpieces: The Esher Demos The Beatles 1
1999 Abbey Road Video Show The Beatles 1
1999 Another Sessions... Plus The Beatles 1
1999 From Kinfauns to Chaos The Beatles 1
1999 John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 1: "That Means a Lot" The Beatles 1
1999 John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 2: "Los Paranoias" The Beatles 1
1999 John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 3: "She Loves You" The Beatles 1
1999 John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 4: "How Do You Do It?" The Beatles 1
1999 John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 5: "Odds & Ends" The Beatles 1
1999 John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 6: "Abbey Road Video Show" The Beatles 1
1999 Pepperland The Beatles 1
1999 Revolving The Beatles 1
1999 The Alternate Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles 1
1999 The Alternate Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles 1
1999 Turn Me On Dead Man: The John Barrett Tapes The Beatles 1
2000 Another Tracks Of: With the Beatles! '63 The Beatles 1
2000 Give Apple a Chance: The Beatles 1971 The Beatles 1
2000 The Alternate Abbey Road The Beatles 1
2000 The Other Way of Crossing: Abbey Road Outtakes The Beatles 1
2000 Thirty Days: The Ultimate Get Back Sessions Collection The Beatles 1
2001 New Year's Day The Beatles 1
2001 Strawberry Lane The Beatles 1
2002 A-Cam + B-Cam: Stereo at Twickenham, Jan. 3rd, 1969 The Beatles 1
2002 Acetates The Beatles 1
2004 The Days in Their Life, Volume 1 The Beatles 1
2004 Yesterday Mixes... Today The Beatles 1
2005 Tokyo Highway 66 The Beatles 1
A Dolls House: 25 More White Album Mixes The Beatles 1
A Hard Day's Night (Deluxe) The Beatles 1
A-B Road 1-23-69 The Beatles 1
Abbey Road Companion The Beatles 1
Alternative Revolver The Beatles 1
Beatles for Sale (Deluxe) The Beatles 1
Control Room Monitor Mixes The Beatles 1
Get Back 2nd Mix The Beatles 1
Get Back Sessions Anthology The Beatles 1
Help! (Deluxe) The Beatles 1
Kinfauns The Beatles 1
Primal Colours The Beatles 1
Raw Energy The Beatles 1
Revolution The Beatles 1
The Complete Decca Audition The Beatles 1
The Decca Auditions The Beatles 1
The Decca Tapes The Beatles 1
The Get Back Sessions The Beatles 1
The Help! Sessions The Beatles 1
The Help! Sessions The Beatles 1
The Lost Anthology, Volume 4 The Beatles 1
The Peter Sellers Tape The Beatles 1
The Recording Sessions, Volume 3 The Beatles 1
The Silver Beatles The Beatles 1
White Sessions The Beatles 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Silver Beatles The Beatles 1
2009 Abbey Road The Beatles 1

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