The Christmas Records Box Set

 

UK Release Date 15 December 2017
UK Catalogue Number Apple/Universal Music 0602557914856
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) Failed To Chart
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Between 1963 and 1969 The Beatles recorded Christmas messages which were pressed on to flexi discs and mailed out to fan club members only each December. These recordings have now been newly pressed on to 7″ coloured vinyl and released on 15 December 2017 in a limited edition box set. Each disc has a replica of the original label, with the original LYN catalogue number, and is in a replica of it’s original sleeve. The box also contains a 16 page booklet that contains recording notes and reproductions of the national newsletters that were sent out with the original discs. Details of each disc are given below.

1963 – LYN 492 White vinyl

1964 – LYN 757 Red transparent vinyl

1965 – LYN 948 Blue vinyl

1966 – LYN 1145 Lime transparent vinyl

1967 – LYN 1360 Green transparent vinyl

1968 – LYN 1743 (A side) and LYN 1744 (B side) Clear transparent vinyl

1969 – LYN 1970 (A side) and LYN 1971 (B side) Orange vinyl

I don’t know how many copies this limited edition release was limited to but it sold out almost immediately. Copies on eBay (UK) and Discogs are fetching over £100 at the time of writing.

The pictures below are of my copy with everything in perfect condition. I have opened the box itself but each disc is still in it’s shrinkwrap.

Estimated Value : £100

 

 

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