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The Singles Collection 1962-1970 (1976)

The Singles Collection 1962-1970 (1976)

One of the earliest reissues by EMI after their contract with the Beatles expired in 1976, The Singles Collection 1962-1970 collected the 22 singles released by the band during their recording career. The discs were issued in newly-designed sleeves featuring green fronts and different photos for each on the back.

A second edition was issued in a newly-designed box and included Yesterday / I Should Have Known Better (R 6013). The second edition was reissued with another new addition,Back In The U.S.S.R. / Twist And Shout (R 6016).

The third edition, issued 1978, included another new single, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends / A Day In The Life (R 6022).

Release history

  • EMI EMI/6 (second edition), released March 6, 1976 (as The Beatles Collection)
  • EMI/World Records BS 24 (third edition), released 1978 (as The Beatles Collection, mail order only)

Disc sleeves

The Beatles Singles Collection (1976), disc sleeve selection

Second edition (1976) box

The Beatles Singles Collection (1976)

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CD Singles Collection


Artist: The Beatles
Binding: Audio CD
Format: Box set
Publisher: Parlophone
Manufacturer: Parlophone
Used From: $179.95 Collectible From: $374.95

Import only box set containing 22 CD replicas of the Fab Four's original seven inch singles issued in the UK between 1962 and 1970, each packaged in a cardboard replica sleeve that features the cover art from the seven inch singles that were reissued in the 1980s.