Deal Alert / Meet The Beatles Japan box


Be quick to grab this ‘flash deal’ on Amazon Italy for the superb Meet The Beatles mini-LP CD Japanese box set that was originally issued a couple of years ago.

This five-disc box set comes in a high quality ‘drawer’ style box and contains the Japanese versions of Meet The Beatles, The Beatles’ Second Album, A Hard Day’s Night, Beatles No. 5 and Help! for the first time ever on CD. Help! is the original 1965 stereo mix, not the 1987 George Martin remix used for the 2009 stereo remasters.

Each mini-LP CD replica comes with its own plastic, removable sleeve, as well as the original paper sleeve insert (with lyrics), inner sleeve recreation and duplication of the 60s era Odeon label on the CD face. This also comes with a 96 page booklet with many rare, captioned images of the other, unique Japanese releases, including 27 original picture sleeve singles, eight EPs, red vinyl, and even a photograph of a 1964 EP master tape.

This set is just £36 (or €42) right now for a very limited period.


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Meet The Beatles! - The Japan Box - 5 CD Box Set


Track listings


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Meet The Beatles (Mono)

  • 1. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  • 2. She Loves You
  • 3. From Me To You
  • 4. Twist and Shout
  • 5. Love Me Do
  • 6. Baby It’s You
  • 7. Don’t Bother Me
  • 8. Please Please Me
  • 9. I Saw Her Standing There
  • 10. PS I Love You
  • 11. Little Child
  • 12. All My Loving
  • 13. Hold Me Tight
  • 14. Please Mister Postman

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The Beatles’ Second Album (Mono)

  • 1. Can’t Buy Me Love
  • 2. Do You Want To Know A Secret
  • 3. Thank You Girl
  • 4. A Taste Of Honey
  • 5. It Won’t Be Long
  • 6. I Wanna Be Your Man
  • 7. There’s A Place
  • 8. Roll Over Beethoven
  • 9. Misery
  • 10. Boys
  • 11. Devil In Her Heart
  • 12. Not A Second Time
  • 13. Money
  • 14. Till There Was You

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A Hard Day’s Night (stereo)

  • 1. A Hard Day’s Night
  • 2. I Should Have Known Better
  • 3. If I Fell
  • 4. I’m Happy Just To Dance With You
  • 5. And I Love Her
  • 6. Tell Me Why
  • 7. Can’t Buy Me Love
  • 8. Any Time At All
  • 9. I’ll Cry Instead
  • 10. Things We Said Today
  • 11. When I Get Home
  • 12. You Can’t Do That
  • 13. I’ll Be Back

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Beatles No. 5 (stereo)

  • 1. Long Tall Sally
  • 2. Sie Liebt Dich
  • 3. Anna
  • 4. Matchbox
  • 5. You Really Got A Hold On Me
  • 6. She’s A Woman
  • 7. Ask Me Why
  • 8. I Feel Fine
  • 9. Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand
  • 10. Chains
  • 11. Slow Down
  • 12. All I’ve Got To Do
  • 13. I Call Your Name
  • 14. This Boy

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Help! (Stereo)

  • 1. Help!
  • 2. The Night Before
  • 3. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
  • 4. I Need You
  • 5. Another Girl
  • 6. You’re Going To Lose That Girl
  • 7. Ticket To Ride
  • 8. Act Naturally
  • 9. It’s Only Love
  • 10. You Like Me Too Much
  • 11. Tell Me What You See
  • 12. I’ve Just Seen A Face
  • 13. Yesterday

18 responses to Deal Alert / Meet The Beatles Japan box

  1. Nick says:

    Lucked out finding this at Rockaway for $40.00. Otherwise, I’d grab this deal in an instant.

  2. Richard Ing says:

    StevieB – I believe they contain information on the release, in Japanese, as the album or CD will usually have the original English artwork.

    Before the days of major collecting they were often binned by Japanese consumers, making them often sought after on 60’s and 70’s pressings.

    There’s nice summary on Wikipedia

    • StevieB says:

      Thanks Richard.

      Phil – to address your question, my hope would be the Shea Stadium concert that was trailed in cinemas last September, perhaps as a CD/DVD or Blu Ray combinations (vinyl too). They could put the concert, the 1966 documentary (which includes much of the concept plus a lot of backstage footage) and a host of contemporary interviews, perhaps a replica of 1966 tour programme along with a booklet.

  3. Phil says:

    If anyone is still looking for the original stereo mixes of ‘Help’ and ‘Rubber Soul’, you can find them on the UK mono CD’s. The panning is wide enough to drive a bus through the middle!

    I always thought that adding these mixes was a really nice touch for the completist.

    Does anyone know what the ‘annual Beatles product’ will be later this year? Praying for either a Sgt Pepper box set or, finally a good Let It Be film re-issue. We always hear that Paul isn’t in favour but it’s not as though no-one has ever seen it before.

    • Howie says:

      What can be left apart from Shea stadium, Budokan and Let it Be? Going by the disappointing Eight Days A Week film there cannot be any new footage in the vaults.

  4. StevieB says:

    Dumb question perhaps, but why do they put these strips down the side of many Japanese releases? I presume these are OBI strips, what purpose do they serve?

  5. Tom says:

    That was so fast that my price tracker did not even pick up that the sale existed, by 3rd party or Apparently not a flash sale..

  6. Tom says:

    I commiserate with all of you.

  7. Martin says:

    Flipping hell that was quick – Lightning deal and ended at 17.56 now back to 59 euros. Pity really wanted this one to go with the US set

  8. IGM says:

    all gone / waiting list full within 30 mins.

  9. Glen says:

    Damn that was quick

  10. Pascal says:

    Don’t know how, but the 42 euro option doesn’t seem to work for me. I can only put the 59 euro priced one in the basket.

  11. andrew R says:

    Gone gone gone ,and quickly didn’t have chance to click order
    must have been very few available!

  12. Victor says:

    Its gone

  13. John Ireland says:

    100% gone already

  14. Le Baron says:

    Thanks Paul ! Ordered !
    PS: Did I tell you my wife hates you? :)

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