Its hard to imagine a music world without The Beatles. They were, arguably, the most influential band of all time, and haven written some of the best pure pop songs. There was nothing too flashy about the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, but it was new, original, and spoke to a generation in a way that it would stay with them for the rest of their lives.
To this day, The Beatles are one of the most collectable bands, continually making new fans that are in search of rare vinyl and memorabilia. You can see just a small selection of the highlights we currently have in stock below, and browse our full catalogue at eil.com.
THE BEATLES Eskimo Fish Fingers (Super rare 1964 UK Eskimo Fish Fingers in-store counter display card, with all four individual black & white Beatles portrait cards. Wonderful item that was created to advertise a promotional campaign that offeredfree Beatles photo-cards with any purchase of Eskimo Fish Fingers. The display measures 10.5″ x 11.5″ and features four portrait images of the band alongside the promotional text, “Your Favourite Beatle Photo Free” and “Choose One Photo WithEach Pack of Eskimo Fish Fingers”! Included with the display is the complete set of photo cards, measuring 3.5″ x 6″, each black & white image (well it was the first half of the ’60s) includes a facsimile signature and small bio on the reverse – apparently George was once an apprentice electrician and Paul likes Kraft Cheese Slices and girls who can make intelligent conversation! The card display shows some light creasing although nothing excessive and just some very minor discolouration, the postcards show a little age-related wear but no rips, tears or any other unsightly marks. Whilst many of the postcards do turn up this feature display is one the finest known examples to survive – ephemera such as this was never available to the public and the short-term transitory nature of this in-store promotional display guarantees its rarity today. A true Beatles collectors’ item and a wonderful reminder of a time when the country was firmly in the grip of ‘Beatlemania’).
THE BEATLES Yellow Submarine Songtrack (Super Rare 1999 UK 15-track LP pressed on Red Vinyl – A factory custom pressing and believed to be one of only THREE copies ever pressed in this non-standard colour, with barcoded gatefold picture sleeve, finished labels and correct machine stamped matrix numbers of ‘5214811 A-1-1-2’ & ‘5214811 B-1-1-1’. From the personal archive of a retired senior engineer with more than 25 years of service atthe world famous EMI manufacturing plants in Blyth Road and Uxbridge Road, Middlesex. This copy has remained in his possession since its creation and is now being offered for sale for the very first time. This item remains unplayed and near ‘as new’!)
THE BEATLES I Want To Hold Your Hand (Super rare 2014 Japanese only 1-track promotional only mono CD, only available to competition winners by sending a postcard from the Japanese Album box set, and was a lottery as to who receives a copy. The disc is printed with the similar design that featured on the 1964 legendary 7″ with the Odeon Records label, housed in a custom card wallet picture sleeve replicating the artwork from the single with ‘Sampler / Not For Sale / PromotionalUse Only’ text on the front, whilst the back promotes the actual Japan Box release, comes with a two page Japanese press release. Another stunning promo from Japan that is sure to become very sought after and highly collectable SIC-9045).
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- The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night - 1 Box - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £60.00, $68.40, €69.00 (New Item) (arrived 04-Oct-2022 09:44)
THE BEATLES A Hard Day's Night (Rare 1969 UK pressing of the 1964 13-track stereo LP with one EMI box logo labels, red toned advert inner & front laminated laminated flipback picture sleeve. This label design was used very briefly during 1969 between the Apple label & the standard two EMI box logo. Very few LPs were pressed with this label & very few have survived in this condition. The sleeve has a crease in the top right corner and shows only minor edgewear; the vinyl has just a fewlight surface scuffs and labels have very little spiindle wear PCS3058)
- The Beatles - Meet The Beatles - 1st - Red Vinyl - VG+ - Japanese - vinyl LP - £100.00, $114.00, €115.00 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 10:20)
THE BEATLES Meet The Beatles (1964 Japanese first Odeon issue 14-track RED 'Everclean' vinyl LP. Issued in Mono only & known as the 'Japanese Version', this issue has a different tracklisting to the US release. The silk laminated, scalloped flipback picture sleeve also has different coloured front cover titles in red & orange & Japanese sleeve notes on the back. The sleeve on this copy shows just a little light shelfwear, with a tiny bit of corner scuffing, but is otherwise in great condition & retains the original envelope advert inner & Japanese/lyric insert. The labels both have a lot of pindle marks and the vinyl, although obviously played, shows just a couple of light surface marks after forty five years in the wild. The rare obi-strip for this release is one of the most expensive bits of paper on the planet, so you will be relieved to know that it is no longer with this copy, therefore you do get some change back from your £5000! A nice VG+/EX- copy at a great price! OR7041)
- The Beatles - 1 - One + Poster + Inserts - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £30.00, $34.20, €34.50 (New Item) (arrived 28-Sep-2022 15:03)
THE BEATLES 1 (2000 UK 27-track double compilation LP pressed on Audiophile Quality Heavyweight Vinyl, featuring every #1 achieved by the band in the UK & US charts, gatefold picture sleeve & full colour illustrated inners. The sleeve shows some minor storagewear and the vinyl has just the odd light sign of play)
- The Beatles - Please Please Me - 2 Box - EMI - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $28.50, €28.75 (New Item) (arrived 28-Sep-2022 16:08)
THE BEATLES Please Please Me - 2 Box - EMI - EX (Circa 1978 UK stereo issue of the debut 1963 14-track LP, on the two EMI boxed logo label with 'EMI Records Ltd' perimeter text, front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some general wear with discolouring to the reverse, while the vinyl appears seldom played PCS3042)
- The Beatles - The Beatles / 1967-1970 - 1st - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $28.50, €28.75 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 09:27)
THE BEATLES The Beatles / 1967-1970 (1973 UK 28-track double compilation LP, complete with matching blue lyric inners, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear, the inners have small seam splits along the bottoms,whilst the vinyl appears barely played PCSP718)
- The Beatles - Abbey Road + Obi - EX+ - Japanese - vinyl LP - £325.00, $370.50, €373.75 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 10:03)
THE BEATLES Abbey Road (Limited Edition 1978 Japanese half-speed mastered audiophile issue of the 1969 16-track stereo LP, manufactured by Toshiba-EMI in the 'Pro-Use' series - arguably the best sounding pressing of Abbey Road on record! Comeshoused in a deluxe version of the iconic picture sleeve complete with fold-out Japanese/lyric insert & series obi-strip. Apart from a fold mark half way down the obi, the packaging has light wear & signs of age, whilst the vinyl remains in Near Mint condition. Although not mint, this is still a fantastic example of this rare pressing EALF-97001)
- The Beatles - Please Please Me - 1st - Red Vinyl + Red Obi - Japanese - vinyl LP - £295.00, $336.30, €339.25 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 10:10)
THE BEATLES Please Please Me (Rare 1969 Japanese first Apple label issue 14-track stereo LP, pressed on 'Everclean' Wine Red Vinyl. Comes housed in a unique Japanese-only gatefold picture sleeve with silk finish & integral 8-page lyric/ photo booklet & the first issue red & yellow 'Best' obi-strip, which is hard to find. The packaging reveals the odd tiny paper mark with a few spots of foxing here & there, forgiveable with age. The labels are very cleanb with only a couple of light spindle marks, whilst the vinyl shows little signs of play, a really nice example AP-8675)
- The Beatles - With The Beatles - Red + 82 Obi - Japanese - vinyl LP - £150.00, $171.00, €172.50 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 10:14)
THE BEATLES With The Beatles (Rare 1982 Japanese 'Original Mono Record' issue 14-track Red Vinyl LP, only ever pressed on this colour vinyl, picture sleeve complete with Japanese/English lyric insert and rare black and red narrow obi-strip. These were originally limited to 10,000 copies but quickly disappeared into collections and now rarely surface EAS-70131)
- The Beatles - The Beatles [White Album] - Red Vinyl - 86 - Japanese - 2-LP vinyl set - £295.00, $336.30, €339.25 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 10:15)
THE BEATLES The Beatles (Rare 1986 Japanese 30-track mono double LP pressed on Red Vinyl, housed in an embossed gatefold sleeve with fold-out poster, set of four portrait photographs, Japanese lyric insert and wide 'It Was 20 Years Ago' picture/discography obi. This copy is beautiful and in near 'as new' condition. An essential purchase for any Beatles collector EAS-67157.58)
- The Beatles - The Beatles [White Album] - 1st (b) - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £295.00, $336.30, €339.25 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 12:49)
THE BEATLES The Beatles (Rare 1968 UK 30-track mono double vinyl LP with 'Sold In UK' & An E.M.I. Recording label print, complete with fold-out lyric/picture poster, jet black die-cut inners & four individual band member portrait inserts, allhoused in a fully laminated & embossed top opening gatefold sleeve manufactured by Garrod & Lofthouse with internal flipbacks & individual number print on the front PMC7067-8) See 'More Info' for condition details...