In the early to mid 90’s Capitol released a batch of Beatles singles through their CEMA Special Marketing Products division. They were released as “For Jukeboxes Only” on coloured vinyl and all had purple labels
Click on any picture and it’ll take you to the post containing details of the single I own.
I’ve given details of each one and an estimated value. If you think anything is wrong or i’ve over or under estimated the values please add a reply at the bottom of the post
1992 (1 Title)
Love Me Do was the first to get the treatment, released in October 1992. It was originally intended to be on black vinyl only but a mistake was made at the pressing plant and an initial run of anything from 250 to 1200 copies, depending where you read, were pressed on red vinyl before they realised. Both the red and black versions have the same catalogue number S7-56785. I have a copy of both the red and the black version.
1994 (15 Titles)
15 titles were released in 1994 in various colours selling between 20,000 and 25,000 a piece. The odd one here is Birthday/Taxman as, again, a mistake was made at the pressing plant and an initial run (very small – under 100) were pressed on black vinyl instead of the intended green. As with Love Me Do both the black and green copies have the same catalogue number S7-17488. I have all 15, shown below, though have not yet managed to get a black Birthday/Taxman.
1996 (15 Titles)
15 titles were released in 1996 in various colours selling between 15,000 and 20,000 a piece. The odd one here is Norwegian Wood/If I Needed Someone though this time it wasn’t through a mistake. The green version was made only available with a Collector’s Choice Music box set of Beatles albums and only 1000 were pressed. The black pressing is the standard version for this jukebox only collection. Unlike Love Me Do and Taxman they have different catalogue numbers – green is S7-18888 and black is S7-19341. I have all 15, shown below, though have not yet managed to get a green Norwegian Wood.