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Beatles Classic, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Gets 50th Anniversary Treatment

It’s been a while that the rumors of a SUPER Deluxe package of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the universally acknowledged Beatles album that helped to change Rock and Roll in scope and direction, was being released. As of yesterday (04/04/17), that confirmed bit of news literally exploded across the internet with the flash of an incoming comet. And with good reason. Folks just seem to revere this album with the tenacity of a newfound love. And so:

On May 26, Parlophone will offer several editions of this time-honored classic that includes a pricey 6-disc ‘must have’ Box, a 2LP vinyl set, a 2CD edition, and a single CD for those that only need the original in its newly remixed form. While it’s going to be difficult even for uber-fans to jump into the costly multi-disc set, I’ve no doubt that it will sell well. But I’m reasonably sure the sales marks will hit astronomically for the 2CD set.

The original album will be reintroduced with a brand new remix of the essential classic. That’s the best news of all. But, when you need more, there will be:

CD – The original tracks, remixed.

2CD – The original album along with a CD of bonus sessions tracks that include multiple takes of songs that you’re familiar with and which might be great fun to hear against the chosen takes.

CD 1 -Original Album 2017 Stereo Mix

CD 2 – Bonus Tracks
01. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – Take 9
02. With A Little Help From My Friends -Take 1 with false start, Take 2 instrumental
03. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – Take 1
04. Getting Better – Take 1
05. Fixing A Hole – Take 3
06. She’s Leaving Home – Take 1
07. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! -Take 4
08. Within You Without You – Take 1
09. When I’m Sixty-Four – Take 2
10.  Lovely Rita – Take 9
11.  Good Morning Good Morning – Take 8
12.  Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) – Take 8
13.  A Day In The Life – Take 1
14.  Strawberry Fields Forever – Take 7
15.  Strawberry Fields Forever – Take 26
16.  Strawberry Fields Forever – 2015 Stereo Mix
17.  Penny Lane – Take 6
18.  Penny Lane –  2017 Stereo Mix

6Disc Box – This will include the two CD found on the 2CD set PLUS another CD of more takes, a CD of MONO mixes of the first two CDs, a BD (Blu-ray), and a DVD. The BD, and DVD both contain 5.1 Surround mixes with the BD adding in a Surround mix for DTS Master Audio HD. For the Stereo tracks, the BD adds 96kHz/24-bit files. Both DVD and BD will provide The Making of Sgt Pepper (1992, restored), and 4k Promo videos of “A Day In The Life”, “Strawberry Fields Forever”, and “Penny Lane”.

2LP – Original Album, and Tracks from CD2 on 180g-weight vinyl.

You can expect great books within each packages. The 2CD set offers a 50-page booklet, while the Super Deluxe Box provides a 144-page hardbound book.

Have fun!

 

The Beatles’ Live At The Hollywood Bowl To Be Released

The Beatles Live A the Hollywood BowlThe Beatles held the world in sway in the early ’60s. That was when Rock was in its infancy, just years away from its rebellious period in the later ’60s. During that period, The Beatles played dates in several locations including The Hollywood Bowl, where they sold out dates in both 1964 and 1965. In anticipation of the upcoming Ron Howard Beatles documentary, Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years, Capitol Records and Apple Records will release a selected set of seventeen performance tracks in a collection called Live At The Hollywood Bowl. Of the seventeen available tracks, four have been previously unreleased (see track-list below).

Live At The Hollywood Bowl will be released on CD and in DD formats on September 9. The vinyl edition will be delayed until November 18. The vinyl edition will be pressed on 180g-weight vinyl, and housed in a gatefold sleeve. The CD edition will contain a 24-page booklet with new notes by David Fricke.

Live At The Hollywood Bowl – The Beatles

01 – Twist & Shout
02 – She’s A Woman
03 – Dizzy Miss Lizzy
04 – Ticket To Ride
05 – Can’t Buy Me Love
06 – Things We Said Today
07 – Roll Over Beethoven
08 – Boys
09 – Hard Day’s Night
10 – Help!
11 – All My Loving
12 – She Loves You
13 – Long Tall Sally
14 – You Can’t Do That (Previously Unreleased)
15 – I Want To Hold Your Hand (Previously Unreleased)
16 – Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby (Previously Unreleased)
17 – Baby’s In Black (Previously Unreleased)

 

Beatles Unleash A Rare Storm On The World With New Beatles 1 Remixes And Videos

Beatles 1 CDPerhaps the biggest news to come this year as it relates to reissues is the recent announcement of a remixed Beatles ‘best of’ affectionately known as 1. Between the working years of 1962 and 1970, The Beatles released a stunning array of 27 (!) Number One singles in both the US and the UK. In 2000, they gathered them for their best-selling The Beatles 1 set. But this new remix goes much further than that.

On November 6 internationally (no playing favorites here), Capitol Records will release a ‘must have’ set of reissues with several variations that should stress the marketplace for ordering. In essence, The Beatles One has been remixed to provide a new update to the sound, include high-resolution audio, and deliver 2 sets of 5.1 surround sound with 5.1 Dolby Digital, and 5.1 DTS HD Surround. Even more, there will be select sets that will add in video for every song on the album, and throw in an additional 23 videos. All videos will be 4k restored. Excited yet?

The Beatles 1 will be available on CD, DVD, CD/DVD, Deluxe CD/2DVD Edition, BD (Blu-ray), Deluxe CD/2BD Edition, and CD/BD editions. The Beatles 1 Deluxe Edition will present a HUGE 124-page hard-cover book! Shortly, there will also be 180g-weight vinyl LPs as well. Here’s what’s coming (what follows is a cut ‘n’ paste of the offerings. No way was I going to rewrite ALL of that!):

Beatles 1 CD Open

The Beatles 1

DISC 1 AUDIO (CD) + DISC 1 VIDEO
(DVD or BD)

01 – Love Me Do
02 – From Me To You
03 – She Loves You
04 – I Want To Hold Your Hand
05 – Can’t Buy Me Love
06 – A Hard Day’s Night
07 – I Feel Fine
08 – Eight Days a Week
09 – Ticket To Ride
10 – Help!
11 – Yesterday
12 – Day Tripper
13 – We Can Work It Out
14 – Paperback Writer
15 – Yellow Submarine
16 – Eleanor Rigby
17 – Penny Lane
18 – All You Need Is Love
19 – Hello, Goodbye
20 – Lady Madonna
21 – Hey Jude
22 – Get Back
23 – The Ballad of John and Yoko
24 – Something
25 – Come Together
26 – Let It Be
28 – The Long and Winding Road

DISC 1 VIDEO EXTRAS

01 – Paul McCartney audio commentary
02 – Penny Lane
03 – Hello, Goodbye
04 – Hey Jude
05 – Ringo Starr filmed introductions
06 – Penny Lane
07 – Hello, Goodbye
08 – Hey Jude
09 – Get Back

Beatles CDBD standard

Beatles Standard CDBD Combo Inside

 

The Beatles 1+

CD/2-DVD: CD/2-Blu-ray]
DISC 1 AUDIO (CD) + DISC 2 VIDEO (DVD or Blu-Ray)

01 – Love Me Do
02 – From Me To You
03 – She Loves You
04 – I Want To Hold Your Hand
05 – Can’t Buy Me Love
06 – A Hard Day’s Night
07 – I Feel Fine
08 – Eight Days a Week
09 – Ticket To Ride
10 – Help!
11 – Yesterday
12 – Day Tripper
13 – We Can Work It Out
14 – Paperback Writer
15 – Yellow Submarine
16 – Eleanor Rigby
17 – Penny Lane
18 – All You Need Is Love
19 – Hello, Goodbye
20 – Lady Madonna
21 – Hey Jude
22 – Get Back
23 – The Ballad of John and Yoko
24 – Something
25 – Come Together
26 – Let It Be
28 – The Long and Winding Road

DISC 1 VIDEO EXTRAS

01 – Paul McCartney audio commentary
02 – Penny Lane
03 – Hello, Goodbye
04 – Hey Jude
05 – Ringo Starr filmed introductions
06 – Penny Lane
07 – Hello, Goodbye
08 – Hey Jude
09 – Get Back

DISC 2 VIDEO (DVD or Blu-Ray)

01 – Twist & Shout
02 – Baby It’s You
03 – Words Of Love
04 – Please Please Me
05 – I Feel Fine
06 – Day Tripper *
07 – Day Tripper *
08 – We Can Work It Out *
09 – Paperback Writer *
10 – Rain *
11 – Rain *
12 – Strawberry Fields Forever
13 – Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows
14 – A Day In The Life
15 – Hello, Goodbye *
16 – Hello, Goodbye *
17 – Hey Bulldog
18 – Hey Jude *
19 – Revolution
20 – Get Back *
21 – Don’t Let Me Down
22 – Free As A Bird
23 – Real Love

DISC 2 VIDEO EXTRA

Paul McCartney audio commentary
Strawberry Fields Forever
* alternate version

Beatles 1+ Box

Beatles 1+ Contents

NOTES ON THE VIDEOS

BEATLES 1 DVD or BD

DISC ONE

01. LOVE ME DO
Newly edited clip, featuring material from BBC TV’s The Mersey Sound, with performance footage filmed on 27 August 1963 at the Little Theatre, Southport.
02. FROM ME TO YOU
A live performance at the 1963 Royal Variety Show, filmed at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, on 4 November 1963.
03. SHE LOVES YOU
A live performance from the Swedish Television show Drop In, recorded on 30 October 1963 during a short Scandinavian tour.
04. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
From the Granada TV programme Late Scene Extra filmed on 25 November 1963.
05. CAN’T BUY ME LOVE
First broadcast in the TV show Around The Beatles, filmed on 28 April 1964 and broadcast the following month. It features a different audio track to that of hit single, recorded by The Beatles on 19 April 1964.
06. A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
Live performance at the Palais des Sports, Paris on 20 June 1965, while on a short European tour.
07. I FEEL FINE
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965. One of ten films shot that day to satisfy global TV demand for broadcast material to accompany The Beatles’ hit records.
08. EIGHT DAYS A WEEK
A brand new clip edited from material filmed at the Shea Stadium concert in New York City on 15 August 1965, during which the band performed twelve songs, but ‘Eight Days A Week’ was not among them. The clip says so much about the band’s frenetic lifestyle in 1965, at the height of Beatlemania.
09. TICKET TO RIDE
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965.
10. HELP!
The less frequently seen clip of those filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965.
11. YESTERDAY
Paul performing on The Ed Sullivan Show, videotaped in New York City on 14 August 1965 and broadcast the following month, the day before the single was released in America.
12. DAY TRIPPER
Three versions of this clip were filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965. This is version 2, in which all of the group are wearing polo neck sweaters, except for Paul, who wears a black shirt.
13. WE CAN WORK IT OUT
There were three versions of the ‘We Can Work It Out’ video filmed atat Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965. This is version 2 in which all four Beatles are wearing black polo neck sweaters.
14. PAPERBACK WRITER
Filmed in 35mm, and in colour, in Chiswick Park, West London, by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
15. YELLOW SUBMARINE
This clip is newly created from original Yellow Submarine footage.
16. ELEANOR RIGBY
This clip is taken directly from the Yellow Submarine movie.
17. PENNY LANE
A ground-breaking clip by Swedish director Peter Goldmann that captures The Beatles in Stratford, London, and at Knole Park in Kent, with additional material shot in Liverpool.
18. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
Filmed in Studio One at Abbey Road, on 25 June 1967, and beamed around the globe as a part of the TV programme Our World. This colourised version was created for The Beatles Anthology TV programme in 1995.
19. HELLO, GOODBYE
London’s Saville Theatre was the location for this promo film, shot on 10 November 1967; The Beatles wear their Sgt. Pepper outfits.
20. LADY MADONNA
Just prior to leaving for India, The Beatles met up in Studio Three at Abbey Road, on 11 February 1968. They were filmed while recording ‘Hey Bulldog’.
21. HEY JUDE
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 4 September, for broadcast on David Frost’s TV show, Frost On Sunday. The introduction by David Frost is different from that on disc 2.
22. GET BACK
The promo clip made available at the time of the original release of the single featured performances from the Apple rooftop synched to the record. This new clip has been rebuilt to replicate the original but with improved picture quality.
23. THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO
This original promo clip features outtakes from the Let It Be movie, with other private footage shot in Amsterdam, London, Paris and Vienna.
24. SOMETHING
The video features George and Pattie, John and Yoko, Paul and Linda, and Ringo and Maureen. and was filmed at locations in Berkshire, Surrey, and the Mull of Kintyre.
25. COME TOGETHER
The clip was created in 2000 by Melon Dezign for the launch of thebeatles.com and the original Beatles 1 album.
26. LET IT BE
A 1970 promo clip was made available to support the release of the single and it was different to the one featured in the Let It Be movie; this clip has been rebuilt from the original footage.
27. THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD
This clip is taken straight from the Let It Be movie.

DISC TWO

01. TWIST AND SHOUT
From the Granada Television programme Scene At 6.30, which was videotaped on 14 August 1963.
02. BABY IT’S YOU
One of two clips used to promote the single taken from the 1995 Live At The BBC album. The clip is enhanced by the inclusion of unique colour footage of The Beatles filmed outside the BBC’s Paris Studio on Lower Regent Street, London.
03. WORDS OF LOVE
When On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 was released in 2013, it included ‘Words Of Love’, a Buddy Holly composition that the band recorded for radio. This new clip is a mix of existing footage and innovative animation.
04. PLEASE PLEASE ME
A live performance videotaped on 9 February for The Ed Sullivan Show, which was screened on 23 February 1964.
05. I FEEL FINE
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965, this clip shows The Beatles eating fish and chips during their lunch break.
06. DAY TRIPPER
From the TV special The Music Of Lennon & McCartney that first broadcast in mid-December 1965.
07. DAY TRIPPER
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965, with the group wearing their Shea Stadium Jackets with the ‘Nehru’ collars.
08. WE CAN WORK IT OUT
Filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on 23 November 1965 – showing The Beatles wearing the Shea Stadium jackets.
09. PAPERBACK WRITER
Shot on videotape at Abbey Road, on 19 May 1966, this studio version is prefaced by a short introduction by Ringo. It was broadcast on The Ed Sullivan Show in America.
10. RAIN
‘Rain’, the B-side of ‘Paperback Writer’, was filmed in colour at Chiswick House, West London, on 20 May 1966.
11. RAIN
This black and white clip is a new edit from several takes of ‘Rain’ videotaped at Abbey Road on 19 May 1966.
12. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
Directed by Peter Goldmann and with newly restored footage, this was filmed at Knole Park, Kent on 30 and 31 January 1967.
13. WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU/TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS
The merging of these two tracks, one from Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the other from Revolver, was created for The Beatles Love show by Cirque du Soleil, which opened in June 2006 in Las Vegas. This video was created to promote the Love album released later that year.
14. A DAY IN THE LIFE
Filmed in Studio One at Abbey Road on 10 February 1967, this includes classical musicians, who were asked to wear evening dress, fake noses and funny hats for the recording session.
15. HELLO, GOODBYE
This clip is another shot at London’s Saville Theatre on 10 November 1967; The Beatles wear their ‘street clothes’.
16. HELLO, GOODBYE
This third version was also shot at London’s Saville Theatre on 10 November 1967; it includes elements from the first two films but with additional footage unique to this edit.
17. HEY BULLDOG
The original footage from a 1968 shoot for the ‘Lady Madonna’ promo film was unearthed in the mid-1990s. It was revealed that The Beatles were recording ‘Hey Bulldog’ and is an edit done to promote the reissue of the Yellow Submarine movie in 1999.
18. HEY JUDE
This is an edit of the two other takes filmed on 4 September 1968 for the Frost On Sunday TV show. This has a different David Frost intro to the clip on disc 1.
19. REVOLUTION
One of two versions, this was shot the same day as ‘Hey Jude’. John’s lead vocal is completely live, as are most of Paul and George’s backing vocals. The instrumentation, including Nicky Hopkins’ electric piano, is from the master tape.
20. GET BACK
This clip was assembled in 2003 to support the release of the album Let It Be…Naked and utilises studio footage from the famous Get Back/Let It Be sessions.
21. DON’T LET ME DOWN
This was the B-side of ‘Get Back’ and this clip is a composite of two live performances from the Apple rooftop in 1969. It was made available to support the release of Let It Be…Naked in 2003.
22. FREE AS A BIRD
The 1995 video is a work of art by director Joe Pytka, who used the concept of a bird’s-eye view to pay homage to many Beatles songs and images.
23. REAL LOVE
This video directed by Geoff Wonfor and ex-10cc and leading pop promo-maker Kevin Godley, this video was made in 1996 to support the release of the single.

 

Are The Rolling Stones The Greatest Rock and Roll Band Ever?

I haven’t swatted a hornet’s nest in quite a while. And wondering things in this narrow mind of mine, I thought I would throw out a debate. But before I do, I’ll give my opinions.

I’ve always looked upon The Rolling Stones as the definitive Rock and Roll band. Yes, even more so than The Beatles. Of course, I must say that ideally, The Beatles set the stage better than anyone when it came to evolution of music…even better than The Stones. But, when you get down to album for album, I have to say that The Stones come out on top in my book. Not for the number of albums produced, but for the quality of Rock and Roll with a brilliant mix of blues, R&B, Soul, etc found throughout.

Beatles

Of course, there’s the whole longevity argument. The Stones has survived decades when the Beatles gave up the ghost before the advent of the ’70s. To e fair, if you factor in very successful and diverse solo careers, the members of the Beatles trump The Stones. The only Stones with a halfway decent Solo career is Ron Wood, while members of The Beatles sold incredible numbers with their albums.

Rolling Stones

Now, some of you may choose to go with The Who, or The Kinks, or even another band of incredible worth.

Still (and here comes the fiery dart for you to swat away and return), I say The Stones are historically the greatest Rock and Roll band on the planet!

And you say…

Beatles Catalog Getting Upgraded Audio For Pono?

BeatlesPono Music, the high-resolution digital and machine company started by Neil Young is rumored to be scoring a massive PR advantage over just about anyone with an announcement of acquiring higher than the previously released 44.1k/24-bit, and 320k MP3 resolutions of The Beatles catalog. The new resolution will be reissued at the very least, 96k/24-bit, and possibly 192k/24-bit audio enhancements.

And while nothing has been officially announced, it has been said that Will.I.Am. has heard Sgt Pepper at the higher resolution, and that “it’s going to blow your mind” “on Pono” (read here).

If you’re a Beatles fan, then this will cause you to start thinking (again) about hearing the songs that you have listened to forever.

Get ready for a new way of listening to the Fab Four.

 

TAPSheet: Vinyl Release Notes – 06/25/2014 (US Report)

Zappa Records will reissue Apostrophe (‘) (1974) by Frank Zappa, on September 2.

Zappa Apostrophe

Separate Mono versions of Beatles albums will be sold individually from Please, Please Me (1963) through The Beatles White Album (1968), and including the newer Mono Masters. As with the Boxed set, these are expected on September 9.

Smithsonian Folkways will release vinyl LP versions of Union Train (1975), Garbage And Other Songs Of Our Times (1980), and Old Folks Ain’t All the Same (1987), all by Joe Glazer, on August 12.

Joe Glazer Union Train

Alternative Distribution Alliance will release a 2014 re-recording of the 1974 classic Journey To The Centre Of The Earth by Rick Wakeman, on July 15. It will be a 40th Anniversary issue of the title.

Kscope will reissue Stupid Dream (2009) by Porcupine Tree on vinyl, slated for July 8.

Ghostly International is releasing a 2LP set of In Decay, the 2012 electronic music set from Com Truise. It’s planned for August 19.

Com Truise In Decay

Geffen Records have The Eels‘ 1996 classic Beautiful Freak, ready for 180g-weight vinyl, and scheduled for August 19. “Novocaine For The Soul” came from this album.

Milan Records will release an LP version of the soundtrack for Chef on August 26.

Merge Records have Shadows (2010), and Man-Made (2005) by Teenage Fanclub planned for vinyl LP on August 5. These reissues include download cards, and will also include bonus download tracks (“Secret Heart”, “Dark And Lonely” with Shadows, and “Please Stay”, “Falling Leaf” with Man-Made).

Teenage Fanclub ManMade   Teenage Fanclub Shadows

Knitting Factory Records have three classic Fela Kuti albums slated for vinyl LP on August 19. The titles included will be Teacher, Don’t Teach Me Nonsense (1986), Confusion (1975), and Sorrow, Tears and Blood (1977).

Epitaph Records will release a 20th Anniversary LP Edition of Smash by Offspring on August 19. The remastered LP will be released in a die-cut box, and will contain a CD of the full album inside.

Offspring Smash

Friday Music will reissue Inner Secrets, the 1978 Columbia set by Santana. It is slated for remastered 180g reissue on August 19.

Plastic Head Records have two Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe sets scheduled for LP issue on September 23. Those will be An Evening Of Yes Music, Volume 1, and An Evening Of Yes Music, Volume 2.

Aida/Surfdog Records will release a vinyl LP set of the latest by Brian Setzer (CD too) called Rockabilly Riot! All Original, on August 12. The LP set will also feature a DD rights card.

Setzer Rockabilly Riot

Highnote Records have three jazz offerings in 180g remastered vinyl LP with Monk, Trane, Miles & Me (1999) by Larry Coryell, Joey Defrancesco Plays Sinatra His Way (2004) by Joey Defrancesco, and Special Requests (and Other Favorites) (2013) from Kenny Burrell. These are planned for August 12.

The classic John Lennon ‘best of’ from 1975, Shaved Fish, is set for vinyl LP reissue on August 19.

Lennon Shaved Fish

Elektra Records will reissue Hejira (1976) from Joni Mitchell on vinyl LP slated for July 22.

Inner Wound Recordings have High Road by Night Ranger arriving on vinyl LP, scheduled for August 5.

The Beatles In Mono Offered As Remastered Vinyl In September

BeatlesIn MonoWe’re dealing in several things here. The first is a Beatles overload. Since 2009, the marketplace has been inundated with Beatles remasterings of all kinds. And while this is a pleasing Beatles fan acquisition (more about that aspect a bit down the page), the product being offered is a newly remastered Mono versions of classic Beatles albums up through the White Album (1968), including the Mono Masters compilation of 2009, well…let’s just say, the vinyl cut of the 2009 CD Box is quite pricey. And price is the second thing we’re dealing with. The quoted Amazon price for this vinyl LP Box, The Beatles in Mono, is set around 409 dollars for the US market.

This is definitely being offered to take advantage of the resurging vinyl LP market, and why not? If I were a label with such a sale-able product, I’d do the same.

For the fans who want such a product, you just need to know that this offering of The Beatles In Mono is vinyl LP, fourteen 12″ LPs in all, and will contain the same issues as found in the CD Box of the same name released in 2009. The difference is, as stated earlier, these are new masterings, new cuts. In addition, this vinyl Box will offer a 12″ by 12″ hard back book with 108 pages of excellent materials that include new essays, photos, and every imaginable things that could fill 108 pages related to this.

The better news is that for everyone who doesn’t want the entire Box, each album is being made available as a singular purchase.

Everything is slated for release on September 9.

If you like vinyl LPs, and especially The Beatles, then this set (or any of the individual albums desired) will give you the absolute best way to listen to each of the offered Beatles title, perhaps since ever!

Good luck!

BeatlesMonoBox

50th Anniversary Beatles Set, The Japan Box, Arrives In US In July

Capitol Records have set July 15 as the US release date for The Japan Box, a set containing 5CDs that include Japanese versions of Meet the Beatles, The Beatles’ Second Album, A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, and The Beatles No 5, which was a Japanese only compilation album.

The set is a 50th Anniversary Edition, with the albums using 2009 remasters.  Additionally, the set will contain a 100-page booklet. The official Japanese version is being released in Japan on June 25, with the US set coming not long after.

Japan Box Beatles

From my understanding, the set’s Help!, and A Hard Day’s Night will be the UK versions.