Beatles 1987 cd Packaging and Manufacture Questions in USA

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  1. RnRmf

    RnRmf Active Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Here are some pics (over the next 3 posts) of Beatles longbox issues that I *think* were from a warehouse club like Costco/BJ's/etc.
    I doubt any original longbox had the sticker over the top, especially at the $12.99 price that's listed.
    Check out the Sgt. Pepper's longbox versus the one in the post, above. Did this box style exist in the 80's as well? I vaguely remember seeing a variation on eBay and reading mention of one in this thread.

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  2. RnRmf

    RnRmf Active Member Thread Starter

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    Orlando, FL
    Revolver - Is this design the same as the original issue?
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  3. RnRmf

    RnRmf Active Member Thread Starter

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    Orlando, FL
    Abbey Road - Is this design the same as the original issue?
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  4. ffracer

    ffracer Forum Resident

    No these longboxes are different than the original issues and are much later. Likely warehouse membership clubs.

    Why?

    1. EMI/Capitol switched from the CDP 7 xxxxx-2 catalog number for rock/jazz CDs in the 90s to the barcode format 07777-xxxxx-2-y

    So the above Abbey Road went from CDP 7 46446-2 to 07777-46446-2-4.
    2. Much more recent Parlophone logo.
    3. Apple Records logo added
    4. Internet address for Capitol

    These discs may be from the 2000s.
     
  5. Morton LaBongo

    Morton LaBongo Forum Resident

    Location:
    Manchester NH
    Wow, interesting box variations! I had that standard Pepper one from 1987. Even though I've never seen these my shot in the dark guess would be they are from a little later on in cd history, possibly because they are priced cheaper. $13 bucks would have been a sweet deal for a new-release Beatles cd in 1987 though.
     
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  6. RnRmf

    RnRmf Active Member Thread Starter

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    Orlando, FL
    Ha, I completely overlooked the internet address so ingrained is that kind of information, these days.
     
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  7. Mike1055

    Mike1055 Member

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    New Jersey
    I just looked at mine all four made in W-Germany but "Help" and "Revolver" both say Stereo on the disc.
     
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  8. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

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    The fact that Help and Revolver were 5th and 7th might have something to do with that...
    :)
     
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  9. Doug Sulpy

    Doug Sulpy Forum Resident

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    Pennsylvania
    Hmm. Mine's 149599, if anyone wants to keep track :)

    Also, none of my Canadian discs are made in Japan - they're all made by Disque Americ in Canada, except "Help!," which was made by CINRAM (Both that and "Rubber Soul" are the original mixes, by the way).
     
  10. Mike1055

    Mike1055 Member

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    New Jersey
    guess I'm not that big of a Beatles fan. Could have sworn I bought these together when first released. They are the first four on my shelf.
     
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  11. Ivan

    Ivan Active Member

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    Australia
    Sgt Pepper and Past Masters are the only CDs in the correct slot. It's one of those things that now that I've noticed it's really bothering me... :laugh:
     
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  12. Anthology123

    Anthology123 Forum Resident

    The Breadboxes were made for three formats, as you can see two of them:
    CD and Cassette sets. There was a third: an LP Breadbox (I have the CD and LP box only):
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  13. Gems-A-Bems

    Gems-A-Bems Forum Resident

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    The “white album” is, too, because it won’t fit in any other slot. In fact, I think the Past Masters aren’t in the correct slots because Magical Mystery Tour was in the last slot originally.
     
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  14. Gems-A-Bems

    Gems-A-Bems Forum Resident

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    It also came with a miniature and extremely condensed booklet of Lewisohn’s Recording Sessions
     
  15. Anthology123

    Anthology123 Forum Resident

    I did not buy the sets in the breadboxes, they were sold empty at Tower Records in LP and CD. I noticed the cassette box, but only the one with the cassettes and I was not interested, I already had the whole LP collection (70's EMI imports) and the 1987 CDs. Each empty box did come with the booklets.
     
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  16. xilef regnu

    xilef regnu Forum Resident

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    PNW
    The Beatles music has continued to last, but those 80's hairstyles did not.
     
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  17. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Forum Gangsta

    I read the US remaster CDs hadn't the Apple logo on the first pressings. So, was it the same with the EU released CDs?
     
  18. Anthology123

    Anthology123 Forum Resident

    You are correct in that assessment. The US CDs that were first released in 1987 all had the Parlophone logo, all the way to Let It Be (and Past Masters). The later reissues of the 1987 CDs changed to the Apple label.
     
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  19. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Forum Gangsta

    Well, all of my (EU) 1987 CDs have both the Parlophone and Apple logo on the inlays.
     
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  20. Mlle. Aurora

    Mlle. Aurora Forum Resident

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    München, DE
    My original 1987 discs have no Apple logo, only later issues got them. Left is original W. German issue, right later Holland issue.

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  21. Paul Saldana

    Paul Saldana Forum Resident

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    Hallandale Beach
    It was a pressing plant mixup, and was well documented at the time (ICE Magazine if memory serves).
     
  22. lennonology

    lennonology Formerly pas10003

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    St. Louis, MO
    If memory serves, in the U.S., the Apple logo was added to the CD and the tray artwork in 1991. This held true for not only the Beatles catalog, but for the solo titles as well.

    Chip Madinger
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  23. Stan94

    Stan94 Forum Resident

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    Paris, France
    My 1987 US CD’s (bought in the SF area in July ‘87) are all made in the USA. Later CD’s bought in the Atlanta area in July ‘88 are DADC but all made in the USA. My White Album (bought in the Fall of ‘87) has a number and discs are made in Japan. The only Sonopress disc I have is Let It Be. Every US CD bought in 1987 or 1988 came in a longbox.
     
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  24. I've never even heard of the LP version. :shrug: Txs for that! :edthumbs:

     
  25. Morton LaBongo

    Morton LaBongo Forum Resident

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    Manchester NH
    I think I started seeing the Apple logo show up around that time too. It was definitely on the labels (the ones that I saw anyways) when they did official versions of the Red and Blue albums and Live at the BBC #1.
     
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