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Capitol T-6051 MONO only Beatlemania ! With The Beatles 1963, November 25
Early editions are RCA-pressed with a Parrs sleeve, disc is mastered in Canada. Early editions in loose wrap, with or without Capitol/Pathe inner sleeve. Deleted from catalogue late 1966, added back to catalogue in 1971. EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1963 November 25 ** (AGREE) A December 2, 1963 release date comes from Paul White’s own records and most likely refers to the Vault date)
Beatlemania Canadian LP
Capitol T-6054 MONO only Twist And Shout 1964 February 3
Early editions are RCA-pressed with a Parrs sleeve, disc is mastered in Canada. Early editions in loose wrap, with or without Capitol/Pathe inner sleeve. EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1963 January 13 ** (DISAGREE) The February 3, 1964 release date comes from Paul White’s own records. Early copies were sold with a black and white promotional picture with "exclusive Capitol Records recording stars" written on the bottom.
Twist And Shout Canadian LP
Twist And Shout rare orange sticker
MGM E 4215 (C) MONO only The Beatles With Tony Sheridan And Their Guests 1964 February 3
Yellow and black «lion» label, disc is mastered in Canada. Early editions are RCA-pressed with a Parrs sleeve. Early editions in tight wrap, no inner sleeve). EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1964 February 3 ** (AGREE). Distributed by Quality Records
Beatles MGM Canadian LP
Capitol T-6063 MONO only Long Tall Sally 1964 April 27
Early editions are RCA-pressed with a Parrs sleeve, disc is mastered in Canada. Early editions in loose wrap, with or without Capitol/Pathe inner sleeve. Deleted from catalogue late 1966, added back to catalogue in 1971. EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1964 May 11 ** (DISAGREE) The April 27, 1964 release date comes from Paul White’s own records.
Long Tall Sally  Canadian LP
Capitol T-2094 MONO only Chart Busters Vol. 4 1964 May 11
Early editions are RCA-pressed with a Parrs sleeve and use Scranton metal parts. Early editions in loose wrap, green Capitol inner sleeve. Rear sleeve modified to show the Canadian Capitol LPs T-6054 and T-6063 which replace Meet The Beatles and The Beatles Second Album.
Chartbusters vol.4 Canadian LP
United Artists UAL 3366 MONO and UAS 6366 STEREO A Hard Days Night 1964 June 26
Early MONO editions on red, black, or blue UA labels, disc is mastered in Canada. Early STEREO editions on black UA labels only, disc is mastered in Canada. All early editions are Compo-pressed with a non-Parrs sleeve. Early editions in shrink wrap, rounded poly bag inner sleeve, original stereo is scarcer.
Hard Day's Night Canadian LP
Capitol T-2108 MONO only initially* Something New
Early editions are RCA-pressed with a Parrs sleeve and use Scranton metal parts. Early editions in loose wrap, with or without Capitol/Pathe inner sleeve. Capitol ST-2108 STEREO copies appeared after June 1966, with brackets around the word Canada on the label perimeter print. EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1964 July 20 ** (AGREE)
Something New Canadian LP
Capitol T-2125 MONO only The Big Hits From England And The USA 1964 September 7
RCA-pressed and use Scranton metal parts wrapped in loose plastic, with or without Capitol/Pathe inner sleeve. Sleeves are imported from USA and rear sleeve paste-over slick shows the Canadian Capitol LPs T-6054 and T-6063 which replace Meet The Beatles And The Second Album.

If you look under the rear pasteover at the bottom right hand corner you will see the round RIAA logo as used on the USA Capitol sleeves of the period. 3 copies with paste-over rear sleeve slick have been verified. In Canada the album was only issued in mono.

Big Hits From England And USA Canadian LP
Atco 33-169 MONO only Ain’t She Sweet 1964 October 5
Solid black label with silver text, distributed by London Records of Canada Ltd. Early editions are Compo-pressed with a non-Parrs sleeve, disc is mastered in Canada) (early editions in shrink wrap, no inner sleeve.
Beatles ATCO Canadian LP
Capitol TBO-2222 MONO only initially* The Beatles’ Story 1964 November 23
Gatefold sleeves were imported from the USA until 1966. Early editions are RCA-pressed, early copies use Scranton metal parts. Early editions in loose gatefold wrap, Capitol/Pathe inner sleeves. A Parrs MONO sleeve appeared sometime after June 1966 and covers have «File Under: The Beatles» instead of the USA «File Under: Beatles». Canadian Capitol STEREO copies appeared in 1967 with a Parr's stereo banner sleeve, and the regular non-banner issue appeared in 1968. EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1964 November 23 ** (AGREE)
Beatles Story Canadian LP
Capitol (S)T-2228 MONO and STEREO Beatles ‘65 1964 December 15
Early editions are RCA-pressed with a Parrs sleeve. Early editions in loose or shrink wrap, with or without Capitol/Pathe inner sleeve. Early copies use Scranton metal parts, original stereo is scarcer than mono ** EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1964 December 15 ** (AGREE)
Beatles 65 Canadian LP
Capitol (S)KAO-6114 MONO and STEREO Sing A Song With The Beatles 1965 April 12
Early editions are RCA-pressed with a Parrs sleeve. Early editions in loose gatefold wrap, with or without Capitol/Pathe inner sleeve (early copies use Scranton metal parts, original stereo is scarcer than mono) (this was a Tower LP release in the U.S.A., a subsidiary of Capitol)
Sing A Song With The Beatles Canadian LP
Capitol (S)T-2358 MONO and STEREO Beatles VI 1965 June 14
Early editions are RCA-pressed with a Parrs sleeve) (early editions in loose or shrink wrap, with or without Capitol/Pathe inner sleeve. Early copies use Scranton metal parts, original stereo is scarcer than mono. Capitol appears to have run out of stereo slicks at some point - later stereo copies have «CAPITOL FULL DIMENSIONAL STEREO» in block text above the slick with some copies additionally having «STEREO» stamped in gold ink above Paul’s head) ** EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1965 June 14 ** (AGREE)
Beatles VI Canadian LP
Capitol (S)MAS-2386 MONO and STEREO Help! 1965 August 9
Early editions are Compo-pressed* with a non-Parrs sleeve. Early editions in loose gatefold wrap, with or without Capitol/Pathe inner sleeve. Early copies use Scranton metal parts, original stereo is scarcer than mono. EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1965 August 23 ** (DISAGREE)
Help Canadian LP
Capitol (S)T-2442 MONO and STEREO Rubber Soul 1965 December 9
Early editions are Compo-pressed* with a Parrs sleeve. Early editions in loose or shrink wrap, with or without Capitol/Pathe inner sleeve. Discs are mastered in Canada, original stereo is scarcer than mono. MONO RCA-pressed copies also exist. Some stereo sleeves have the stereo banner printed above the slick). EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1965 December 9 ** (AGREE)
Rubber Soul Canadian LP
Capitol (S)T-2553 MONO and STEREO Yesterday And Today 1966 June 20
Early editions are Compo-pressed with a Parrs sleeve. Early editions in shrink wrap, with or without Capitol/Pathe inner sleeve. Discs are mastered in Canada, original stereo is scarcer than mono). Last of the original Capitol LPs to be issued without Canada in brackets on the label perimeter print. 2 printers proof MONO Parrs covers have been verified, salesman slicks exist that were folded and 3-hole punched, only 1 of these has been verified as surviving. EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1966 June 15 ** (DISAGREE)
Yesterday And Today Canadian LP
Capitol (S)T-2576 MONO and STEREO Revolver 1966 August 8
Early editions are Compo-pressed with no Parrs logo on sleeve, possibly due to artistic control exerted by Klaus Voorman. Early editions in shrink wrap, with or without Capitol/Pathe inner sleeve) (discs are mastered in Canada, original stereo is scarcer than mono) ** EMI Music Canada list release date as 1966 August 8 ** (AGREE)
Revolver Canadian LP
Metro M(S)-563 MONO and STEREO This Is Where It Started 1966 August 15
Solid black label with silver text, distributed by Quality Records. Disc is mastered in Canada, early editions are RCA-pressed with a non-Parrs sleeve. Early editions in shrink wrap, no inner sleeve. Stereo is «electronically enhanced for reproduction in stereo»
Beatles Metro Canadian LP
Capitol (S)T-2047 MONO and STEREO Meet The Beatles 1967 February 1 (TBD)
MONO edition deleted from catalogue in the summer of 1968. Early editions are RCA-pressed with a Parrs sleeve, Beatles front title in olive green. Early editions in shrink wrap, with or without Capitol/Pathe inner sleeve, discs are mastered in Canada, original mono is extremely scarce. (possibly only available via Capitol Of Canada Record Club through mid 1968) (*at this time, Beatlemania T-6051 and Long Tall Sally T-6063 are dropped from the Capitol Of Canada catalogue while Twist & Shout T-6054 is retained)
Meet The Beatles Canadian LP
Capitol (S)T-2080 MONO and STEREO The Beatles Second Album 1967 February 1 (TBD)
MONO edition deleted from catalogue in the summer of 1968) (early editions are RCA-pressed with a Parrs sleeve. Early editions in shrink wrap, with or without Capitol/Pathe inner sleeve) (discs are mastered in Canada, original mono is extremely scarce. (possibly only available via Capitol Of Canada Record Club through mid 1968) (*at this time, Beatlemania T-6051 and Long Tall Sally T-6063 are dropped from the Capitol Of Canada catalogue while Twist & Shout T-6054 is retained)
Note: all copies are stereo after summer 1968 and have no Parrs logos (later issues on green target label, red target label, orange label, purple label, etc.)
Second Album Canadian LP
Capitol (S)MAS-2653 MONO and STEREO Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 June 2
Initial MONO copies state «A Little Help From My Friends» on label, quickly changed to «With A Little Help From My Friends». Early editions are Compo-pressed with Parrs logo on rear sleeve and cutout sheet, possibly due to artistic control exerted by Peter Blake/Jann Howarth). Early editions are found in loose gatefold wrap, with or without Capitol/Pathe inner sleeve, as opposed to the red and white art inner sleeve that was used by Capitol in the USA. The discs are mastered in Canada, original stereo is scarcer than mono. ** EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1967 June 2 ** (AGREE)
Sgt. Pepper's Canadian LP
London MS-82007 STEREO only The Family Way OST 1967 June 12
Early copies are Compo-pressed, Ever Reddy cover, in shrink wrap. Uses stamper parts from the UK with XZAL.7598 in runout. Blue London label with stereo bar, does not use «ffrr» like Canadian London Rolling Stones LPs of the period.
Family Way Canadian LP
Capitol (S)MAL-2835 MONO and STEREO Magical Mystery Tour 1967 November 27
Early MONO copies are RCA-pressed, no Parrs logo on sleeve. Early STEREO copies are Compo-pressed, no Parrs logo on sleeve. Loose gatefold wrap, with or without Capitol / Pathe inner sleeve. Original mono copies are scarcer than original stereo copies. (discs are mastered in Canada) ** EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1967 November 27 ** (AGREE)
Magical Mystery Tour Canadian LP
Capitol ST-2309 STEREO only The Early Beatles 1968 August 1 (TBD)
Early editions are RCA-pressed with an Ever Reddy sleeve. Early editions in shrink wrap, Capitol/Pathe inner sleeve. Discs are mastered in Canada, original black/rainbow label copies were only available for a short time before they were replaced with green target label copies.
Early Beatles Canadian LP
Apple SWBO-101 STEREO only The Beatles aka «The White Album» 1968 November 25
For a short time, «high» numbered sleeves were imported from the USA. 4 colour portrait photos, large poster, and un-numbered sleeve were all otherwise printed by Ever Reddy Printers, loose gatefold wrap. Early discs are RCA-pressed, plain white paper stock inner sleeves with round cut out centers to expose the Apple label. Discs are mastered in Canada) ** EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1968 November 25 ** (AGREE). The mistakes found on song titles of the US records were already corrected on Canadian copies. Rocky Raccoon is mistakenly written ROCKY RACOON on all copies.
White Album Canadian LP
Apple SW-153 STEREO only Yellow Submarine 1969 January 13
Early copies are RCA-pressed, cover is by Ever Reddy Printers. The disc is mastered in Canada, the LP was deleted quickly due to poor sales. ** EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1969 January 13 ** (AGREE)
Yellow Submarine Canadian LP
Apple SO-383 STEREO only Abbey Road 1969 October 1
Initial copies do not include Her Majesty on sleeve or label. Early copies are RCA and Compo pressed - different label formats. Early sleeves are Ever Reddy although some do not have the printer logo on front sleeve. Second pressing which includes Her Majesty on label are Compo-pressed ** EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1969 October 1 ** (AGREE)
Abbey Road Canadian LP
Polydor Special 242.008 STEREO only Very Together 1969 December 1 (TBD)
Early copies are Compo-pressed, sleeve is neither Parrs nor Ever Reddy. This LP cashed in on the «Paul Is Dead» craze and was deleted quickly. Early discs use a European Polydor stamper)
Very Together Canadian LP
Apple (SO)SW-385 STEREO only Hey Jude / The Beatles Again 1970 February 26
Early copies are RCA-pressed with Ever-Reddy printer logo on spine. Modern Graphics covers came with Compo-pressed disc & a sticker on the shrink wrap that was a green Apple shape with text «Hey Jude» and the catalogue number. COvers bears the "SO" number on all copies. ** EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1970 February 26 ** (AGREE)
Beatles Again Hey Jude Canadian LP
Apple SOAL-6351 STEREO only box set with book Let It Be 1970 May 18
Early Modern Graphics covers came with a sticker on the shrink wrap that listed the tracks and text stating «includes 160-page full-color» book -notethe US spelling of the «color» as opposed to the Canadian «colour» leading me to assume that these stickers may have been made in the USA ! Early copies are either Compo or RCA pressed. Modern Graphics LP sleeves have a white border around the pictures on the back, other LP sleeves have no printer markings and do not have the white border around the pictures on the back of the LP sleeve, these sleeves housed a Compo-pressed disc. Early books include a transparent sticker that corrects publisher credits. An 8-track tape was also issued using the 6351 catalogue number but to date no 8-track box sets have been verified although they may exist ** EMI Music Canada lists original release date as 1970 May 18 ** (AGREE)
Let it Be Canadian Box Set

Notes

There were no brackets around the word Canada on label perimeter print prior to the summer of 1966.
The issuance of MONO and STEREO LPs simultaneously was phased out of production in the summer of 1968.
Parrs covers were not issued after mid 1968.
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