Apple Records discography

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This article is a discography of releases by Apple Records, a record label formed by The Beatles in 1968. During its early years, the label enjoyed a fair degree of commercial success, most notably with Mary Hopkin and Badfinger, as well as discovering acts such as James Taylor and Billy Preston who would go on to greater success with other labels. However, by the mid-1970s, Apple had become little more than an outlet for the Beatles' solo recordings (although, as the solo Beatles were actually still under contract to EMI, the Apple label was, in truth, only a cosmetic addition to their releases). After EMI's contract with the Beatles ended in 1976, the Apple label was finally wound up. The label was reactivated in the 1990s with many of the original Apple albums being reissued on compact disc, and the company now oversees new Beatles releases such as the Anthology and 1 albums as well as the 2009 Beatles remastering programme. In 2010, Apple set about remastering and reissuing its back catalogue for a second time.

For convenience, releases are divided into UK and US releases. However, some releases which were designated a UK-sequence catalogue number were only issued in certain mainland European countries. Additionally, with the Beatles still being under contract to EMI, all of the group's records (and the majority of their UK solo releases) retained the numbering systems of Parlophone (for the UK, New Zealand and South Africa), Capitol (for the US) and EMI (for Australia). The Republic of Ireland released eight Apple singles in 1970−71, six of which had unique catalogue numbers.

Singles[edit]

Catalogue Number Artist Title Release Date
UK US Aus. NZ UK US Aus. NZ
R 5722 [48] 2276 A-8493 [37] [39] The Beatles "Hey Jude" / "Revolution" 30.08.68 26.08.68 19.09.68 -
APPLE 1 - - - Frank Sinatra "The Lady Is a Champ - But Beautiful" [1] - - - -
APPLE 2 [49] 1801 APPLE-8526 APPLE 2 Mary Hopkin "Those Were the Days" / "Turn! Turn! Turn!"[46] 30.08.68 26.08.68 .68 .68
APPLE 3 1802 APPLE-8537 [37] - Jackie Lomax "Sour Milk Sea" / "The Eagle Laughs at You" 30.08.68 26.08.68 .68 -
APPLE 4 1800 - - John Foster & Sons Ltd.
Black Dyke Mills Band
"Thingumybob" / "Yellow Submarine" 30.08.68 26.08.68 - -
APPLE 5 1803 APPLE-8631 APPLE 5 The Iveys "Maybe Tomorrow" / "And Her Daddy's a Millionaire"[47] 15.11.68 27.01.69 .69 .69
- - - - The Beatles "Back in the USSR" / "Don't Pass Me By" [56] - - - -
APPLE 6 1804 APPLE-8739 APPLE 6 Trash [2] "Road to Nowhere" / "Illusions" 24.01.69 03.03.69 05.69 .69
- - A-8693 NZP.3318 The Beatles "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" / "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" [51] - - 20.02.69 .69
- - - - The Beatles "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" / "I Will" [57] - - - -
APPLE 7 - - - Mary Hopkin "Lontano Dagli Occhi" / "The Game" [3] 07.03.69 - - -
APPLE 8 - - - Brute Force "King of Fuh" / "Nobody Knows" [4] 16.05.69 - - -
APPLE 9 - - - Mary Hopkin "Prince En Avignon" / "The Game" [5] 07.03.69 - - -
- 1805 - - James Taylor "Carolina in My Mind" / "Taking It In" - 17.03.69 - -
- - - - James Taylor "Knocking 'Round the Zoo" / "Something's Wrong" - - - -
APPLE 10 1806 APPLE-8726 APPLE 10 Mary Hopkin "Goodbye" / "Sparrow" 28.03.69 07.04.69 .69 .69
R 5777 2490 A-8763 NZP.3325 The Beatles with Billy Preston "Get Back" / "Don't Let Me Down" 11.04.69 05.05.69 08.05.69 .69
APPLE 11 - APPLE-8788 APPLE.11 Jackie Lomax "New Day" / "Fall Inside Your Eyes" 09.05.69 - .69 .69
R 5786 2531 A-8793 NZP.3329 The Beatles "The Ballad of John and Yoko" / "Old Brown Shoe" 30.05.69 04.06.69 19.06.69 .69
- 1807 - - Jackie Lomax "New Day" / "Thumbin' a Ride" - 02.06.69 - -
APPLE 12 1808 APPLE-8841 APPLE.12 Billy Preston "That's the Way God Planned It" / "What About You" 27.06.69 14.07.69 .69 .69
APPLE 13/
R 5795
1809 A-8833 NZP.3333 Plastic Ono Band "Give Peace a Chance" / "Remember Love" 04.07.69 07.07.69 .69 .69
APPLE 14 - - - The Iveys "Dear Angie" / "No Escaping Your Love" [6] - - - -
CT 1 - - - Various Artists "Wall's Ice Cream EP" [7] 18.07.69 - - -
APPLE 15 1810 APPLE-8895 APPLE.15 Radha Krishna Temple (London) "Hare Krishna Mantra" / "Prayer to the Spiritual Masters" 29.08.69 21.08.69 .69 .69
APPLE 16 - - - Mary Hopkin "Que Sera, Sera" / "Fields of St. Etienne" [8] 09.19.69 15.06.70 - -
APPLE 17 1811 APPLE-8960 APPLE.17 Trash "Golden Slumbers-Carry That Weight" / "Trash Can" 26.09.69 15.10.69 .11.69
APPLE 18 1812 APPLE-8953 Hot Chocolate Band "Give Peace a Chance" / "Living Without Tomorrow" 10.10.69 27.10.69 .69
APPLE 19 1814 APPLE-8975 Billy Preston "Everything's Alright" / "I Want to Thank You" 17.10.69 10.11.69 .69
APPLES 1001 1813 APPLE-8967 APPLES.1001 Plastic Ono Band "Cold Turkey" / "Don't Worry Kyoko" 24.10.69 20.10.69 .69 .69
R 5814 2654 A-8943 NZP.3245 The Beatles "Something" / "Come Together" 31.10.69 06.10.69 16.10.69 .69
APPLE 20 1815 APPLE-9016 APPLE.20 Badfinger "Come and Get It" / "Rock of All Ages" 05.12.69 02.02.70 .69
APPLES 1002 - - - Plastic Ono Band "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" / "What's the New Mary Jane" [9] - - - -
APPLE 21 1817 APPLE-9065 APPLE.21 Billy Preston "All That I've Got" / "As I Get Older" 30.01.70 02.03.70 .70 .70
APPLE 22 1816 APPLE-9053 APPLE.22 Mary Hopkin "Temma Harbour" / "Lontano Dagli Occhi" 16.01.70 09.02.70 .70 .70
APPLE 23 - APPLE-9043 APPLE.23 Jackie Lomax "How the Web Was Woven" / "Thumbin' a Ride" 06.02.70 - .70 .70
APPLE 24 1820 APPLE-9066 APPLE.24 Doris Troy "Ain't That Cute" / "Vaya Con Dios" 13.02.70 16.03.70 .70 .70
APPLES 1003 1818 APPLE-9084 APPLES.1003 Lennon/Ono/Plastic Ono Band "Instant Karma!" / "Who Has Seen the Wind?" 21.02.70 20.02.70 .03.70 .70
R 5833 2764 A-9083 NZP.3257 The Beatles "Let It Be" / "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" 06.03.70 11.03.70 12.03.70 .70
APPLE 25 1821 APPLE-9092 APPLE.25 Radha Krishna Temple (London) "Govinda" / "Govinda Jai Jai" 06.03.70 24.03.70 04.70 .70
- 1819 - - Jackie Lomax "How the Web Was Woven" / "(I) Fall Inside Your Eyes" - 23.03.70 - -
APPLE 26 - APPLE-9105 APPLE.26 Mary Hopkin "Knock, Knock Who's There?" / "I'm Going to Fall in Love Again" 23.03.70 - .04.70 .70
- 2832 A-9163 NZP.3371 The Beatles "The Long and Winding Road" / "For You Blue" - 11.05.70 11.06.70 .70
- - - - The Beatles "Oh! Darling" / "Here Comes the Sun" [54] - - - -
APPLE 27 1823 APPLE-9190 APPLE.27 Mary Hopkin "Que Sera, Sera" / "Fields of St. Etienne" [10] - 15.06.70 .70 .70
APPLE 28 1824 - APPLE.28 Doris Troy "Jacob's Ladder" / "Get Back" [11] 28.08.70 21.09.70 -
APPLE 29 - - - Billy Preston "My Sweet Lord" / "Long As I Got My Baby" [12] - - - -
- 2969 APPLE-9309 NZP.3388 Ringo Starr "Beaucoups of Blues" / "Coochy-Coochy" - 05.10.70 .70 .70
- 1822 - - Badfinger "No Matter What" / "Carry on Till Tomorrow" - 19.10.70 - -
APPLE 30 1825 APPLE-9297 APPLE.30 Mary Hopkin "Think About Your Children" / "Heritage" 16.10.70 02.11.70 .70 .70
APPLE 31 - APPLE-9316 APPLE.31 Badfinger "No Matter What" / "Better Days" 06.11.70 - .70 .70
APPLE 32 - APPLE-9318 APPLE.32 James Taylor "Carolina in My Mind" / "Something's Wrong" 06.11.70 - .71 .71
- 2995 A-9342 NZP.3391 George Harrison "My Sweet Lord" / "Isn't It a Pity" - 23.11.70 .71 .71
- 1826 - - Billy Preston "My Sweet Lord" / "Little Girl" - 14.12.70 - -
- 1827 A-9401 NZP.3395 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band "Mother" / "Why" - 28.12.70 .71 .71
R 5884 - - - George Harrison "My Sweet Lord" / "What Is Life" 15.01.71 - - -
- 1828 A-9424 NZP.3397 George Harrison "What Is Life" / "Apple Scruffs" - 15.02.71 .71 .71
R 5889[19] 1829 A-9445 NZP.3398 Paul McCartney "Another Day" / "Oh Woman, Oh Why" 19.02.71 22.02.71 .71 .71
R 5892 [45] - A-9488 NZP.3400 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band "Power to the People" / "Open Your Box" 12.03.71 - .71 .71
- 1830 - - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band "Power to the People" / "Touch Me" - 22.03.71 - -
R 5898 1831 A-9474 NZP.3402 Ringo Starr "It Don't Come Easy" / "Early 1970" 09.04.71 16.04.71 .71 .71
APPLE 33 1832 APPLE-9478 APPLE.33 Ronnie Spector "Try Some, Buy Some" / "Tandoori Chicken" 16.04.71 19.04.71 .71 .71
APPLE 34 - APPLE-9565 APPLE.34 Mary Hopkin "Let My Name Be Sorrow" / "Kew Gardens" 18.06.71 - .71 .71
APPLE 35 1833 - - Badfinger "Name of the Game" / "Suitcase" [12] - - - -
- 1834 - - Jackie Lomax "Sour Milk Sea" / "I Fall Inside Your Eyes" - 21.06.71 - -
- - A-9592 NZP.3406 Paul & Linda McCartney "Eat at Home" / "Smile Away"[38] - - .71 .71
APPLE 36 1835 APPLE-9599 APPLE.36 Bill Elliot and the Elastic Oz Band "God Save Us" / "Do the Oz" 16.07.71 07.07.71 .71 .71
R 5912 [50] 1836 A-9615 NZP.3408 George Harrison "Bangla Desh" / "Deep Blue" 30.07.71 28.07.71 .71 .71
- 1837 A-9669 NZP.3410 Paul & Linda McCartney "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" / "Too Many People" - 02.08.71 .71 .71
R 5914 [50] [19] - - - Paul & Linda McCartney "The Back Seat of My Car" / "Heart of the Country" 13.08.71 - - -
APPLE 37 1838 - - Ravi Shankar "Joi Bangla" / "Oh Bhaugowan" / "Raga Mishri" 27.08.71 31.08.71 - -
APPLE 38 1839 APPLE-9725 APPLE.38 Yoko Ono "Mrs. Lennon" / "Midsummer in New York" 29.10.71 29.09.71 .71 .71
- 1840 - NZP.3412 John Lennon "Imagine" / "It's So Hard" - 11.10.71 - .71
- 1841 - - Badfinger "Day After Day" / "Money" - 15.11.71 - -
APPLE 39 - APPLE-9742 APPLE.39 Mary Hopkin "Water, Paper And Clay" / "Jefferson" 26.11.71 - .71
- 1843 - - Mary Hopkin "Water, Paper and Clay" / "Streets of London" - 26.11.71 - -
R 5932 - - - Wings "Love Is Strange" / "I Am Your Singer" [12] - - - -
APPLE 40 - APPLE-9782 APPLE.40 Badfinger "Day After Day" / "Sweet Tuesday Morning" 14.01.72 - .72 .72
APPLE 41 - - - Yoko Ono "Mind Train" / "Listen, the Snow Is Falling" 21.01.72 - - -
- 1846 - - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band "The Luck of the Irish" / "Attica State" [12] - - - -
- - - - The Beatles "All Together Now" / "Hey Bulldog" [55] - - - -
R 5936[19] 1847 A-9866 NZP.3423 Wings "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" / "Give Ireland Back to the Irish (version)" 25.02.72 28.02.72 .72 .72
R 5944 1849 A-9879 NZP.3425 Ringo Starr "Back Off Boogaloo" / "Blindman" 18.03.72 20.03.72 .04.72 .72
APPLE 42 [13] 1844 APPLE-9888 APPLE.42 Badfinger "Baby Blue" / "Flying" - 20.03.72 .05.72 .72
- 1845 - - Lon & Derrek Van Eaton "Sweet Music" / "Song of Songs" - 20.03.72 - -
R 5949[19] 1851 A-9924 NZP.3427 Wings "Mary Had a Little Lamb" / "Little Woman Love" 12.05.72 29.05.72 .06.72 .72
R 5953 [13] 1848 - NZP.3441 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band "Woman Is the Nigger of the World" / "Sisters, O Sisters" - 24.04.72 - .72
APPLE 43 1850 APPLE-9948 APPLE.43 Chris Hodge "We're on Our Way" / "Supersoul" 09.06.72 29.05.72 .72 .72
APPLE 44[42] 1852 APPLE-10077 APPLE.44 The Sundown Playboys "Saturday Nite Special" / "Valse De Soleil Coucher" 17.11.72 31.10.72 .73 .73
- 1853 - - Yoko Ono "Now or Never" / "Move on Fast" - 13.11.72 - -
R 5970 1842 A-10047 NZP.3446 John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" / "Listen, the Snow Is Falling"[40] 24.11.72 01.12.71 .72 .72
- 1854 APPLE-10095 - Elephant's Memory "Liberation Special" / "Madness" - 30.11.72 .12.72 -
- 1855 - - Mary Hopkin "Knock Knock, Who's There?" / "International" - 13.11.72 - -
APPLE 45 - - - Elephant's Memory "Power Boogie" / "Liberation Special" 01.12.72 - - -
R 5973[19] 1857 A-10099 NZP.3449 Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi" / "C Moon" 01.12.72 04.12.72 .01.73 .73
- 1858 - - Chris Hodge "Goodbye, Sweet Lorraine" / "Contact Love" - 31.01.73 - -
APPLE 46 - - - Lon & Derrek Van Eaton "Warm Woman" / "More Than Words" 09.03.73 - - -
R 5985 [19] 1861 A-10200 NZP.3453 Paul McCartney & Wings [41] "My Love" / "The Mess" 23.03.73 09.04.73 .73 .73
APPLE 47 1859 - - Yoko Ono "Death of Samantha" / "Yang Yang" 04.05.73 26.02.73 - -
R 5987[19] 1863 A-10270 NZP.3456 Wings "Live and Let Die" / "I Lie Around" 01.06.73 18.06.73 .73 .73
R 5988 1862 A-10230 NZP.3455 George Harrison "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" / "Miss O'Dell" 25.05.73 07.05.73 .73 .73
R 5992 1865 A-10360 NZP.3461 Ringo Starr "Photograph" / "Down and Out" 19.10.73 24.09.73 .73 .73
- 1866 - - George Harrison "Don't Let Me Wait Too Long" / "Sue Me, Sue You Blues" [14] - - - -
- 1867 - - Yoko Ono "Woman Power" / "Men Men Men" - 24.09.73 - -
R 5993[19] 1869 A-10359 NZP.3462 Paul McCartney & Wings "Helen Wheels" / "Country Dreamer" 26.10.73 12.11.73 .73
APPLE 48 - - - Yoko Ono "Run, Run, Run" / "Men Men Men" 09.11.73 - - -
R 5994 1868 A-10365 NZP.3463 John Lennon "Mind Games" / "Meat City" 16.11.73 29.10.73 .74
R 5995[20] 1870 A-10430 NZP.3465 Ringo Starr "You're Sixteen" / "Devil Woman" 08.02.74 03.12.73 .74 .74
- - A-10424 NZP.3466 Paul McCartney & Wings "Mrs Vandebilt" / "Bluebird" - - .74 .74
- 1871 - - Paul McCartney & Wings "Jet" / "Mamunia" [15] - 28.01.74 - -
R 5996[19] 1871 - NZP.3466 Paul McCartney & Wings "Jet" / "Let Me Roll It" 15.02.74 18.02.74 - .74
- 1872 A-10484 NZP.3471 Ringo Starr "Oh My My" / "Step Lightly" - 18.02.74 .74 .74
APPLE 49 1864 APPLE-10438 APPLE.49 Badfinger "Apple of My Eye" / "Blind Owl" 08.03.74 10.12.73 .74 .74
- 1873 - NZP.3479 Paul McCartney & Wings "Band on the Run" / "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five"[44] - 08.04.74 - .74
R 5997[19] - - - Paul McCartney & Wings "Band on the Run" / "Zoo Gang" 28.06.74 - - -
R 5998 1874 A-10630 NZP.3441 John Lennon "Whatever Gets You thru the Night" / "Beef Jerky" 04.10.74 23.09.74 .74 .74
R 5999[19] 1875 A-10626 NZP.3487 Paul McCartney & Wings "Junior's Farm" / "Sally G" [16] 25.10.74 04.11.74 .74 .74
R 6000 1876 A-10671 NZP3588 Ringo Starr "Only You (And You Alone)" / "Call Me" 15.11.74 11.11.74 .74 .74
- 1877 - NZP.3493 George Harrison "Dark Horse" / "I Don't Care Anymore" - 18.11.74 - .74
R 6001 - A-10696 George Harrison "Dark Horse" / "Hari's On Tour (Express)" 28.02.75 - .75 -
R 6002 - A-10629 NZP.3494 George Harrison "Ding Dong, Ding Dong" / "I Don't Care Anymore" 06.12.74 - .74 .74
- 1879 - George Harrison "Ding Dong, Ding Dong" / "Hari's On Tour (Express)" - 23.12.74 - -
R 6003 1878 A-10694 NZP.3495 John Lennon "#9 Dream" / "What You Got" 31.01.75 16.12.74 .75 .75
- 1880 - - Ringo Starr "No No Song" / "Snookeroo" - 27.01.75 - -
R 6004 - A-10711 - Ringo Starr "Snookeroo" / "Oo-Wee" 21.02.75 - .75 -
R 6005 1881 A-10779 NZP.3503 John Lennon "Stand by Me" / "Move Over Ms. L" 18.04.75 10.03.75 .75 .75
- - - - John Lennon "Be-Bop-A-Lula" / "Move Over Ms. L" [58] - - - -
- - - NZP.3510 Ringo Starr "No No Song" / "Call Me" - - - .75
- 1882 - - Ringo Starr "(It's All Down To) Goodnight Vienna" / "Oo-Wee" - 02.06.75 - -
- 1883 - - John Lennon "Ain't That a Shame" / "Slippin' and Slidin'" [12] - - - -
R 6007 1884 A-10920 NZP.3520 George Harrison "You" / "World of Stone" 12.09.75 15.09.75 29.09.75 .75
R 6009 - - - John Lennon "Imagine" / "Working Class Hero" 24.10.75 - - -
R 6011 - - - Ringo Starr "Oh My My" / "No No Song" 09.01.76 - - -
R 6012 1885 A-11017 NZP.3528 George Harrison "This Guitar (Can't Keep from Crying)" / "Māya Love" 06.02.76 08.12.75 .76 .76
G45 2[17] - - - John Lennon "Give Peace a Chance" / "Cold Turkey" 12.03.84 - - -
G45 13[17] - - - Ringo Starr "It Don't Come Easy" / "Back Off Boogaloo" 12.03.84 - - -
APP 1 - - Various Artists "Apple EP" [18] 21.10.91 - - -
R 6406 8583492 The Beatles "Baby It's You" / "I'll Follow the Sun" / "Devil in Her Heart" / "Boys" 06.03.95 01.12.94
R 6422 8584972 The Beatles "Free as a Bird" / "Christmas Time (Is Here Again)" 04.12.95 12.12.95
R 6425 8585442 The Beatles "Real Love" / "Baby's in Black" 04.03.96 05.03.96

1 Not planned for release.[1] A special recorded "message" medley from Frank Sinatra to Maureen Starkey. One single-sided single pressed and the master tape has been destroyed.
2 Early UK editions credited to 'White Trash'.[1]
3 Only released in Italy - 17.01.69.
4 Not given a full release, as EMI would not distribute. Only 2000 copies were pressed in the UK. An unnumbered US Apple acetate also exists.
5 Only released in France[1] - 07.03.69.
6 Only released in Europe and Japan[1] - 18.07.69.
7 Mail order only EP featuring: The Iveys "Storm in a Teacup" / James Taylor "Something's Wrong" / Jackie Lomax "Little Yellow Pill" / Mary Hopkin "Pebble and the Man".[2]
8 Not issued. Planned release date - 19.09.69. APPLE 16 was also allocated to Mortimer's unreleased recording of "On Our Way Home".[1]
9 Not issued.[3] Planned release date - .12.69.[4]
10 Not issued in UK.[1] Issued as APPLE 28 in some European countries.
11 Issued as APPLE 27 in some European countries.
12 Not issued.
13 Not issued in UK. Planned release date for Lennon - 5.12.72.[5]
14 Cancelled release. Made it only to the acetate stage. Planned release date - 24.9.73.[6]
15 Re-issued with "Let Me Roll It" as the B side on 18.02.74.
16 Re-issued on 07.02.75 (UK) and 20.02.75 (US) with the same catalogue numbers but with the A and B sides reversed.
17 Released as part of a series of EMI "Golden 45's".[7]
18 Four track EP featuring: Mary Hopkin "Those Were The Days" / Billy Preston "That's the Way God Planned It" / Jackie Lomax "Sour Milk Sea" / Badfinger "Come and Get It".[8]
19 Re-issued from 1975 with the same catalogue number (and sometimes artwork) on Capitol after McCartney's contract moved from Parlophone.
20 Re-issued with the same catalogue number on the Parlophone label.
37 Originally issued on Parlophone.
38 Double A Side.
39 Released on Parlophone before the establishment of Apple Records (New Zealand).
40 Originally released on green vinyl and reissued on black vinyl.[1]
41 Some issues list "McCartney's Wings".
42 Released as a 7" 45rpm and a 10" 78rpm.[9]
44 Demo copies have the tracks "Band On The Run" (Edited Version) / "Band On The Run" (Full Version).
45 Also released as a double A side and with reversed A and B side.
46 Released in "East Asia" (Hong Kong) by Parlophone, Catalogue number PEA-501.
47 Released in "East Asia" (Hong Kong) by Parlophone, Catalogue number PEA-502.
48 Due to extreme demands on production, EMI also contracted Decca and Philips to press this release.
49 Due to extreme demands on production, EMI also contracted Philips to press this release.
50 Due to industrial action, EMI also contracted Decca to press this release.
51 Originally planned for release with flipped sides.
54 Released in Japan as AR-2520 on 05.06.70.
55 Released in several European countries in early February 1972.
56 Released in Sweden in December 1968 and Norway in April 1969 as SD 6061.
57 Released in the Philippines as AL 60838.
58 Released in several European countries in March 1975.

Albums[edit]

Catalogue No. Artist Title Release Date
UK US UK US
(S) APCOR 1 [36] ST 3350 George Harrison Wonderwall Music 01.11.68 02.12.68
PCS (PMC) 7067/68 SWBO 101 The Beatles The Beatles 22.11.68 25.11.68
(S) APCOR 2 T 5001 [33] John Lennon & Yoko Ono Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins 29.11.68 11.11.68
(S) APCOR 3 SKAO 3352 James Taylor James Taylor 06.12.68 17.02.69
(S) APCOR 4 ST 3353 The Modern Jazz Quartet Under the Jasmin Tree 06.12.68 17.02.69
PCS (PMC) 7070 SW 153 The Beatles Yellow Submarine 17.01.69 13.01.69
(S) APCOR 5 ST 3351 Mary Hopkin Postcard 21.02.69 03.03.69
(S) APCOR 6 ST 3354 Jackie Lomax Is This What You Want? 14.03.69 17.05.69
SAPCOR 7 - Delaney & Bonnie The Original Delaney & Bonnie [21] - -
SAPCOR 8 ST 3355 The Iveys Maybe Tomorrow [22] - -
SAPCOR 9 ST 3359 Billy Preston That's the Way God Planned It 22.08.69 10.09.69
PCS 7088 SO 383 The Beatles Abbey Road 26.09.69 01.10.69
SAPCOR 10 STAO 3360 The Modern Jazz Quartet Space 24.10.69 10.11.69
SAPCOR 11 SMAX 3361 John Lennon & Yoko Ono Wedding Album 07.11.69 20.10.69
CORE 2001 SW 3362 Plastic Ono Band Live Peace in Toronto 1969 12.12.69 12.12.69
SAPCOR 12 ST 3364 Badfinger Magic Christian Music 09.01.69 16.02.70
CPCS 106 [43] SW 385 / SO 385 The Beatles Hey Jude - 26.02.70
PCS 7101 SW 3365 Ringo Starr Sentimental Journey 27.03.70 24.04.70
PCS 7102 SMAS 3363 Paul McCartney McCartney 17.04.70 20.04.70
PXS 1 AR 34001 The Beatles Let It Be 08.05.70 18.05.70
SAPCOR 13 ST 3371 Doris Troy Doris Troy 11.09.70 11.09.70
SAPCOR 14 ST 3370 Billy Preston Encouraging Words 11.09.70 11.09.70
PAS 10002 SMAS 3368 Ringo Starr Beaucoups of Blues 25.09.70 28.09.70
SAPCOR 15 SMAS 3369 John Tavener The Whale 25.09.70 15.10.70
PCS 7096 - The Beatles Let It Be [23] 06.11.70 -
SAPCOR 16[26] SKAO 3367 Badfinger No Dice 27.11.70 09.11.70
STCH 639 STCH 639 George Harrison All Things Must Pass 30.11.70 27.11.70
PCS 7124 SW 3372 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band 11.12.70 11.12.70
SAPCOR 17 SW 3373 Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band 11.12.70 11.12.70
LYN 2154 - The Beatles From Then To You [24] 18.12.70 -
- SBC 100 The Beatles The Beatles Christmas album [24] - 18.12.70
PAS 10003 SMAS 3375 Paul & Linda McCartney Ram 28.05.71 17.05.71
SAPCOR 18 SKAO 3376 Radha Krishna Temple (London) The Radha Krsna Temple 28.05.71 21.05.71
SAPCOR 19 [27] SW 3387 Badfinger Straight Up 04.02.72 13.12.71
SAPCOR 20 - John Tavener Celtic Requiem 14.05.71 -
- SW 3377 Original Soundtrack Recording Cometogether - 20.09.71
SAPCOR 21 SMAS 3381 Mary Hopkin Earth Song/Ocean Song 01.10.71 03.11.71
PAS 10004 SW 3379 John Lennon Imagine 08.10.71 09.09.71
SAPTU 101/2 SVBB 3380 Yoko Ono Fly 03.12.71 20.09.71
- SWAO 3384 Original Soundtrack Recording Raga - 07.12.71
PCS 7142 SW 3386 Wings Wild Life[35] 07.12.71 07.12.71
STCX 3385 STCX 3385 George Harrison And Friends The Concert for Bangladesh 10.01.72 20.12.71
- SWAO 3388 Original Soundtrack Recording El Topo - 27.12.71
5C 244-93536 - Mary Hopkin The Best of Mary Hopkin[52] 31.03.72 -
- SW 3391 David Peel & The Lower East Side The Pope Smokes Dope [31] - 17.04.72
PCSP 716 SVBB 3392 John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band Some Time in New York City 15.09.72 16.06.72
SAPCOR 22 SMAS 3389 Elephant's Memory Elephant's Memory 10.11.72 18.09.72
SAPCOR 23 SW 3395 Mary Hopkin Those Were The Days 24.11.72 25.09.72
APCOR 24 SW 3400 Various Artists Phil Spector's Christmas Album [25] 08.12.72 01.12.72
SAPCOR 25 SMAS 3390 Lon & Derrek Van Eaton Brother 09.02.73 22.09.72
SAPDO 1001 SVBB 3399 Yoko Ono Approximately Infinite Universe 16.02.73 08.01.73
SAPDO 1002 SVBB 3396 Ravi Shankar & Ali Akbar Khan In Concert 1972 13.04.73 13.04.73
PCSP 717 SKBO 3403 The Beatles 1962–1966 19.04.73 02.04.73
PCSP 718 SKBO 3404 The Beatles 1967–1970 19.04.73 02.04.73
PCTC 251 SMAL 3409 Paul McCartney & Wings Red Rose Speedway[35] 04.05.73 03.04.73
PAS 10006 SMAS 3410 George Harrison Living in the Material World 22.06.73 30.05.73
PCS 7165 SW 3414 John Lennon Mind Games[34] 16.11.73 02.11.73
SAPCOR 26 SW 3412 Yoko Ono Feeling the Space 23.11.73 02.11.73
PCTC 252 SWAL 3413 Ringo Starr Ringo[34] 23.11.73 02.11.73
PAS 10007 SO 3415 Paul McCartney & Wings Band on the Run 07.12.73 05.12.73
SAPCOR 27[30] SW 3411 Badfinger Ass 08.03.74 26.11.73
PCTC 253 SW 3416 John Lennon Walls and Bridges 04.10.74 26.11.74
PCS 7168 SW 3417 Ringo Starr Goodnight Vienna 15.11.74 18.11.74
PAS 10008 SMAS 3418 George Harrison Dark Horse[34] 20.12.74 09.12.74
PCS 7169 SK 3419 John Lennon Rock 'n' Roll[34] 21.02.75 17.02.75
PAS 10009 SW 3420 George Harrison Extra Texture (Read All About It)[35] 03.10.75 22.09.75
PCS 7173 SW 3421 John Lennon Shaved Fish 24.10.75 24.10.75
PCS 7170 SW 3422 Ringo Starr Blast from Your Past[34] 12.12.75 20.11.75
PCSP 726 7243 8 31796 The Beatles Live at the BBC 30.11.94 30.11.94
SAPCOR 28 7243 8 30129 Badfinger The Best of Badfinger 31.05.95 95
PCSP 727 7243 8 34445 The Beatles Anthology 1 21.11.95 21.11.95
PCSP 728 7243 8 34448 The Beatles Anthology 2 18.03.96 18.03.96
PCSP 729 7243 8 34451 The Beatles Anthology 3 28.10.96 28.10.96
7243 5 21481 7243 8 34451 The Beatles Yellow Submarine Songtrack 13.09.99 14.09.99
7243 5 26974 7243 5 26974 Badfinger The Very Best Of Badfinger 23.10.00 13.09.00
7243 5 29970 7243 5 29970 The Beatles 1 13.11.00 13.11.00
7243 5 95713 7243 5 95713 The Beatles Let It Be... Naked 17.11.03 18.11.03
7243 8 75400 0946 8 66878 2 The Beatles The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 15.11.04 16.11.04
7243 3 60335 0946 3 57497 2 The Beatles The Capitol Albums, Volume 2 03.04.06 11.04.06
0946 3 79808 0946 3 79808 The Beatles Love 20.11.06 21.11.06
50999 965019 2 4 50999 965019 2 4 George Harrison Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison 16.06.09 16.06.09

21 Not released. Planned release date - 30.05.69. Later issued on Elektra Records as Accept No Substitute.[10] SAPCOR 7 was also earmarked for a 20.06.69 album release by Trash.[11]
22 Not issed in the UK. Planned release date - 04.07.69.[12] Only released in Germany, Italy and Japan (with alternate catalogue numbers).
23 Regular album release to replace the Box Set package which accompanied the original UK issue.[13]
24 From Then to You and The Beatles Christmas Album are the same album, being a collection of the Beatles Fan Club-only Christmas flexi discs issued between 1963 and 1969. Similarly, these two albums were only available to members of "The Beatles Fan Club".
25 Only issued in mono despite stereo 'SW' prefix on US release. This album had previously been issued in full on Philles Records in the US and has since been reissued many times on various labels.
26 Released in Brazil in mono without the 'S' prefix.
27 Planned for release in Brazil in mono without the 'S' prefix but only released in stereo.
30 Reissued on vinyl 10.12.96 with "Do You Mind" bonus track. Released in New Zealand as SAPCOR 101.
31 This album has since been reissued on various labels.
32 This album was reissued in 1977 on Ring O'Records, Catalogue number 2320 104, with different artwork.
33 Tetragrammaton catalogue number as EMI refused to distribute.[14][15]
34 Later re-issued on EMI's Music for Pleasure label in the UK with a different catalogue number: Mind Games (MFP 5058) in 1980,[16] Ringo (MFP 50508) in 1980,[17] Dark Horse (MFP 50510) in 1980,[18] Rock 'n' Roll (MFP 50522) in 1981,[19] and Blast from Your Past (MFP 50524) in 1981.[20]
35 Later re-issued on EMI's Fame label in the UK with a different catalogue number: Wild Life (FA 3101) in 1984,[21] Red Rose Speedway (FA 3193) in 1987.[22]
36 Originally planned for release as STAP-01.
43 Pressed in the UK for export only, not released in the UK.
52 Released on cassette only.

Zapple Records[edit]

Zapple was a short-lived subsidiary of Apple designed to release spoken word and avant garde recordings.

Catalogue No. Artist Title Release Date
UK US UK US
ZAPPLE 01 ST 3357 John Lennon & Yoko Ono Unfinished Music No.2: Life with the Lions 09.05.69 26.05.69
ZAPPLE 02 ST 3358 George Harrison Electronic Sound 09.05.69 26.05.69
ZAPPLE 03 - Richard Brautigan Listening to Richard Brautigan [28] - -

28 Not released by Zapple. Released by Harvest Records in 1973 (ST-424)[23] and on CD by Collectors' Choice Music in 2005 (CCM-540-2).[24]

Reissues[edit]

1990s remasters[edit]

Apple began the process of reissuing the back catalogue on compact disc in 1991, with many of the CDs containing bonus tracks. By this time, the releases in the UK and US were virtually identical. This list does not include Beatles or solo albums which were re-released on compact disc by Parlophone or Capitol.

Catalogue No. Artist Title Release Date
CDP 7 97577 2 James Taylor James Taylor 19.11.91
CDP 7 97578 2 Mary Hopkin Postcard 19.11.91
CDP 7 97579 2 Badfinger Magic Christian Music 19.11.91
CDP 7 97580 2 Billy Preston That's The Way God Planned It 19.11.91
CDP 7 97581 2 Jackie Lomax Is This What You Want? 19.11.91
CDP 7 97582 2 The Modern Jazz Quartet Under The Jasmine Tree 19.11.91
CDP 7 98497 2 John Tavener The Whale 30.06.92
CDP 7 98692 2 The Iveys Maybe Tomorrow 30.06.92
CDP 7 98695 2 Mary Hopkin Earth Song/Ocean Song 30.06.92
CDP 7 98698 2 Badfinger No Dice 30.06.92
CDP 7 98701 2 Doris Troy Doris Troy 30.06.92
CDP 7 98706 2 George Harrison Wonderwall Music 30.06.92
0777 7 81252 2 John Tavener Celtic Requiem 18.05.93
0777 7 81255 2 Radha Krishna Temple The Radha Krsna Temple 18.05.93
0777 7 81279 2 Billy Preston Encouraging Words 18.05.93
0777 7 81403 2 Badfinger Straight Up 01.06.93
0777 7 90428 2 Plastic Ono Band Live Peace In Toronto 1969 01.05.95
7243 8 30129 2 Badfinger The Best of Badfinger 31.05.95
7243 8 30197 2 Mary Hopkin Those Were The Days 31.05.95
7243 8 53816 2 The Modern Jazz Quartet Space 10.12.96
7243 8 53817 2 Ravi Shankar & Ali Akbar Khan In Concert 1972 10.12.96
7243 8 53899 2 Badfinger Ass 10.12.96
7243 8 55239 2 George Harrison Electronic Sound 10.12.96

2009 remasters[edit]

2009 saw the remastered reissues of the Beatles back catalogue. A worldwide release date of 9 September 2009 (09.09.09) was set to tie in with the release of The Beatles: Rock Band music video game. Replacing the CD editions which had been issued in 1987, all of the original Beatles albums were reissued in new packaging with mini DVD documentaries and, unlike the 1987 issues, the first four albums (Please Please Me, With The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night and Beatles For Sale) were made available on CD in stereo for the first time. Also, the Past Masters collection of non-album material was now issued as a double CD set, as opposed to the two separate discs issued in 1988. In addition, two box sets were issued, one containing all 16 remastered stereo albums and a second limited edition box set containing the mono mixes of all the albums up to and including The Beatles (the later albums did not receive a separate mono mix). The stereo box also features a DVD "The Mini Documentaries" which contains all the short films that are on the CDs in CD-ROM format.

Although the Apple logo is shown on all the 2009 remasters, the labels on the actual discs are those that appeared on the original LPs. So all the albums from "Please Please Me" through "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" feature a Parlophone label. "Magical Mystery Tour", which was first released in an album version in the US, has a Capitol label. The remaining albums, originally released on Apple, feature the green "A-side" label, excepting "The Beatles" which features the green "A-side" label on disc 1, and the 'white' (cut apple) "B-side" label on disc 2. For the "Past Masters" double-CD set, the first disc has a Parlophone label, and the second disc a green "A-side" Apple label. The DVD that accompanies "The Beatles in Stereo" box set has a red Apple label (similar to that on the original US "Let It Be" LP).

In late 2010, the compilation albums 1962–1966 and 1967–1970 were issued again, in addition a box set "1962-1970" containing both sets, released in the UK and Europe, and a similar box set released in the US with added photo cards and a stamp. Shortly afterwards, the entire remastered catalogue was finally made available to download on iTunes after years of legal wrangling between the Beatles and Apple Inc.

Catalogue No. Artist Title Release Date
0946 3 82413 2 4 The Beatles A Hard Day's Night 09.09.09
0946 3 82414 2 3 The Beatles Beatles for Sale 09.09.09
0946 3 82415 2 2 The Beatles Help! 09.09.09
0946 3 82416 2 1 The Beatles Please Please Me 09.09.09
0946 3 82417 2 0 The Beatles Revolver 09.09.09
0946 3 82418 2 9 The Beatles Rubber Soul 09.09.09
0946 3 82419 2 8 The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 09.09.09
0946 3 82420 2 4 The Beatles With The Beatles 09.09.09
0946 3 82465 2 7 The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour 09.09.09
0946 3 82466 2 6 The Beatles The Beatles 09.09.09
0946 3 82467 2 5 The Beatles Yellow Submarine 09.09.09
0946 3 82468 2 4 The Beatles Abbey Road 09.09.09
0946 3 82472 2 7 The Beatles Let It Be 09.09.09
50999 2 43807 2 0 The Beatles Past Masters 09.09.09
5099969944901 The Beatles The Beatles in Stereo (16 CD + 1 DVD Box Set) [29] 09.09.09
5099969945120 The Beatles The Beatles in Mono (13 CD Box Set) 09.09.09
RED 6266 / 5099990675225 The Beatles 1962–1966 18.10.10
BLUE 6770 / 5099990674723 The Beatles 1967–1970 18.10.10
5099990991127 (UK/Europe) The Beatles 1962–1970 (Box Set of 1962–1966 + 1967–1970) 07.12.10

29 Also available as a USB flash drive.[25] Issued 07.12.09.

2010 remasters[edit]

With the 1990s reissues out of print, many of the original Apple albums were re-released for a second time in new remastered versions in October 2010. These remasters were also made available on iTunes, just a few weeks before the Beatles back catalogue was finally released for download. Several of the iTunes versions included exclusive tracks not available on the standard CD issue, although these tracks were included on a bonus double CD as part of the Apple Box Set, which collected all of the remastered albums in one package. All of the 2010 remasters had been previously issued in the 1990s reissue programme apart from a 21-track compilation entitled Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records which included a number of single-only tracks which now received their first official release on compact disc.

Catalogue No. Artist Title Release Date
5099964243825 Badfinger Magic Christian Music 25.10.10
5099964243924 Badfinger Ass 25.10.10
5099964244020 Badfinger Straight Up 25.10.10
5099964639727 Various Artists Come and Get It - The Best of Apple Records (SAPCOR 29) 25.10.10
5099990580727 Badfinger No Dice 25.10.10
5099990580925 Mary Hopkin Postcard 25.10.10
5099990581021 Mary Hopkin Earth Song/Ocean Song 25.10.10
5099990581120 James Taylor James Taylor 25.10.10
5099990823923 Billy Preston Encouraging Words 25.10.10
5099990824128 Billy Preston That's the Way God Planned It 25.10.10
5099990824326 Doris Troy Doris Troy 25.10.10
5099990824524 The Modern Jazz Quartet Under the Jasmine Tree + Space 25.10.10
5099990825521 Jackie Lomax Is This What You Want? 25.10.10
5099990863523 John Tavener The Whale + Celtic Requiem 25.10.10
5099991767226 Radha Kṛṣṇa Temple The Radha Kṛṣṇa Temple 25.10.10
5099991837226 Various Artists Apple Box Set (17 CD Box Set) 25.10.10
5099991837325 Badfinger/Mary Hopkin/Jackie Lomax Apple Records Extras (SAPCOR 30) 25.10.10

See also[edit]

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