Douglas Boynton Quine - Beatles Guest Book Part 7 (January 1, 2003 to present). Each guest book item includes the sender name, web address (if any), the date of the message, the message text, and a summary of my response (if any) to the writer in bold text. You may link back to my home page or to any of the sites in my Beatles Web Site Ring:
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WORLD-WIDE BEATLES ILLUSTRATED DISCOGRAPHY (PRESS STATEMENT) PART 1: EUROPEAN SINGLES
DUTCH AND BELGIAN AUTHOR ARE WRITING THE FIRST WORLD-WIDE BEATLES DISCOGRAPHY
Alkmaar / Antwerpen, the 1st of September 2003 On the 22nd of November 2003, the Dutchman Azing Moltmaker and the Belgian Samuel Coomans will reveal the first book of a series of five, containing the complete world-wide discography of the Beatles. This premiere takes place during the International Record- and CD Fair at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and is supported by an exhibition of unique and valuable Beatles-memorabilia. It is the first time ever that all the records, made by the Beatles, are catalogued in a book; therefore, this project is unique in the history of pop-music.
The co-operation between Moltmaker and Coomans started 4 years ago, when they met at the ARC-record fair in Utrecht. Both being passionate Beatles-collectors, they agreed that their was a great need for a complete inventory of the records the Beatles released in the 55 countries, during their 10-year career.
The result of 8 years of research is a first book, that contains all the 7 singles, released in Europe, from 1961 till 1971. Each country is illustrated by a detailed discography with the following information: Title of the song, year of release, labels and label numbers. A picture of the sleeve is shown for each record, as well as the existing variations of the sleeve (e.g. colour variations, different titles, different pictures, etc...) Each single is identified according to its specific label number; in case of any differences, the details are shown. Remarkable issues such as promotional releases, fanclub records and testpressings are also added to each discography.
The book has the dimensions of an LP-record and contains 220 high-quality pages. It has a hard-cover, is printed in full-colour and is released by editor Boekenplan in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. Because of the international character of this project, the text is written in English. The book will cost 50 Euro.
The complete discography project covers 5 books: The first book deals with all the European single releases, the second book is about the singles released in the rest of the world. Book number 3 will handle the E.P.s, released world-wide. A fourth book has been reserved for the LP-albums (long plays). Finally a fifth book shall be published, which discusses the rarities, that are released until now.
Because of the high amount of very detailed information, the book will be a valuable source for the record collector. However, due to the illustrated character, Beatles fans and more generally spoken, music lovers will also be attracted to it.
The book will be released world wide; it is for sale in many shops and on several record fairs. It is possible to order the book on-line via the websites of the authors.-- Samuel Coomans email: samuel.coomans (at) pandora.be
Title Catalog Year Mirror Reason Beales For Sale SLEM-046 1966 UK No 60's US release Help! SLEM-004 1965 US Ken Thorne score, no Gatefold Rubber Soul SLEM-020 1966 UK UK matrixes Yesterday And Today SLEM-051 1966 US No UK release Revolver SLEM-056 1966 US 11 songs Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band SLEM-081 1967 UK UK matrixes (no inner groove, nor inserts) A Collection Of Oldies SLEM-090 1967 UK No US release Magical Mystery Tour SLEM-103 1968 US LP version, with 12" x 12" booklet The Beatles SLEMB-134 1968 UK Poster uncensored Yellow Submarine SLEM-138 1969 US American back liner text Abbey Road SLEM-179 1969 US Starting with 2nd. edition, Her Majesty title was included in the back cover Hey Jude SLEM-200 1970 US No Early '70s UK release Let It Be SLEM-216 1970 US Gatefold cover, Harold Seider credit on back The Beatles' Story SLEMB-320 1971 US No UK release 1962-1966 SLEMB-462 1973 US Help! with James Bond intro 1967-1970 SLEMB-461 1973 US US publishers disclaimers Rock'n'Roll Music SLEMB-660 1976 UK References to UK releases The Best Of George Harrison SLEM-692 1977 UK UK artwork At The Hollywood Bowl SLEM-714 1977 US US publishers disclaimers Love Songs SLEMB-758 1978 US References to US releases Rarities SLEM-912 1980 UK UK Release, no liner notes Beatles Ballads SLEM-998 1981 UK No US release Rock'n'Roll Music, Vol. 1 POP-522 1981 US US artwork Rock'n'Roll Music, Vol. 2 POP-523 1981 US US artwork Reel Music SLEM-1057 1982 US Capitol logo 20 Greatest Hits SLEM-1092 1982 US Hey Jude short version The Beatles Box LP8E-029 1982 UK No US release Imagine John Lennon SLEMB-1568 1988 UK/US Past Masters, Volumes 1 & 2 SLEMB-1582 1988 UK/US
From: Douglas Quine Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2006 7:27 PM To: Tom Weinbaum Subject: Re: Beatles Catalog... Tom - You ask a good question - and it took longer than expected to work out the answer. The USA format albums have not been released on CD (except for the new series of Capitol albums of which only volume 1 with 4 albums is out so far). The UK albums match the CD releases and are quite different from those we originally heard - but are the original intent. Here is my opinion regarding a Beatles CD set - I'd be interested in your thoughts: CORE BEATLES ALBUMS ON CD (these are all essential except #16 is perhaps less "core") 1/ Please Please Me 2/ With The Beatles 3/ Hard Days Night 4/ Beatles for Sale 5/ Help 6/ Rubber Soul 7/ Revolver 8/ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 9/ Magical Mystery Tour 10/ The Beatles (White Album) 11/ Yellow Submarine 12/ Abbey Road 13/ Let It Be 14/ Past Masters Volume 1 (many important songs not on CD including I Want to Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, etc) 15/ Past Masters Volume 2 (many important songs not on CD including Hey Jude, Lady Madonna, Rain, etc) 16/ Early Tapes of The Beatles (including "When the Saints", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "My Bonnie") - come out before the Beatles were a hit; re-released much later "UNRELEASED" SONGS, OUT-TAKES, REMIXES, VERSIONS (many songs were not previously released or are provided in a different version; other than possible bootleg versions, these items first appeared after the Beatles had been broken up for many years; these are not "Beatles albums released by the group during their performing career"): 1/ Live at the BBC 2/ Anthology 1 (including posthumous "Free As A Bird") 3/ Anthology 2 (including posthumous "Real Love") 4/ Anthology 3 5/ Let It Be Naked ("Let It Be" album without Phil Spector mixing) DELAYED RE-RELEASES OF ORIGINAL USA ALBUM SEQUENCES (duplicates material above although in a different order) 1/ Capitol Albums volume 1 [original 4 USA Capitol albums] DUPLICATED COLLECTIONS (unnecessary) 1/ Beatles 1 2/ The Beatles 1962-1966 (Red) 3/ The Beatles 1967-1970 Regards - DougThanks so much for getting back to me with such a complete answer. I'll digest this and get back to you w/ my thoughts. Best, -Tom