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Beatles Best of the Beatles Rare LP Stereo Acetates (Two) for an Unreleased Album (Capitol 46934-41, 1964). ... (Total: 2 Items)

2013 August 10 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas #7081

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Auction Ended On: Aug 10, 2013
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Location: Heritage Auctions
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Dallas, TX 75219

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Beatles Best of the Beatles Rare LP Stereo Acetates (Two) for an Unreleased Album (Capitol 46934-41, 1964). One of only two sets known extant, the other being in mono. Capitol Records was having a banner year in 1964 due to the popularity of the lads from Liverpool. By the production date of this acetate, June 2, 1964, they had already released Meet the Beatles and The Beatles Second Album with Something New slated for July. Capitol prepared an additional two-record album for potential release titled Best of the Beatles with twenty-four tracks. Beatle record expert and author Bruce Spizer discusses this in an interview for The World Beatles Forum: "In the summer of 1964, Capitol prepared a double album called Best of the Beatles, which was to combine the Capitol and Vee-Jay hits. While this would have been a terrific album, Capitol could not release it because Vee-Jay didn't lose its rights to its 16 Beatles songs until October of 1964. I don't know why Capitol's production department did not know that. So, much to the horror of the Capitol sales force, that LP never happened." Interestingly one of the Side One tracks, "From Me To You," would not be released on a U.S. LP until 1973 with the 1962-1966 album. You couldn't add this ill-fated album to your Beatle collection in 1964, but one shrewd bidder will get to own it now. This amazing rarity comes with a handwritten Letter of Authenticity dated February 1, 1990, from Clifford J. Yamasaki of Let It Be Records in San Francisco. It reads, in part: "I certify that this 2 LP acetate of 'The Best of the Beatles' is one of two known to exist and was purchased from a Capitol Records executive for a project that was scrapped. The project: #46934-41. The date of pressing: 6-2-64". The letter goes on to list the tracks on all four sides. Acetates grade EX7 / NM 8. Included are the plain white jackets that these were in when obtained, likely not the original 1964 sleeves.

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