The Beatles Greatest Hits volumes 1 and 2 (Australian LPs)

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Happy that beatlegdbpeople are enjoying these vintage LPs!!
Remixes that simultaneously honor the original recordings, yet somehow improve on the originals. It feels like you have EIGHT HELPING HANDS TO HOLD YOUR RUBBER SOUL as you hear these classic tracks like you never have before!

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Thanks so much - what a gem - and the Gofiles are easy !
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I'm working on artworks for foreign mini vinyl replica CDs to accompany the UK mono, US and Japan box sets, but i'm looking for a good template

so meanwhile, here are the front covers of these LPs ;)

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I am new to this forum and the amount of material you all share is overwhelming. To be honest, not everything that is shared interests me. But for some odd reason, the 2 Greatest Hits albums from Australia always grab my attention. Unfortunately they are no longer available on Gofile. Is anyone willing to re-post both previous uploads of Australia's Greatest Hits Volume 1 & 2?
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I think this is the OP uploads. Link expires in seven days: LB Cloud
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gofiles do not exist.
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r9453
Thank you very much.
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paul62 wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:22 am I've got another pair of these, pressed in the late '70s or early '80s: here's an upload of those ones, as well.
hxxps://gofile.io/d/Iu2zF4

My copies were all made from plates made from the original cuts done in the '60s but there was a recut of the two LPs in '82 before the catalogue was standardised.

http://www.beatlesaustralia.com/07_GHV1_index.html
http://www.beatlesaustralia.com/09_GHV2_index.html

ALBUM NOTES
Both volumes were conceived in early 1966, with EMI (Australia) requesting stereo tapes from EMI UK for the tracks not already in its vaults. This means that both volumes, despite not being released locally in stereo until February 1967 (Volume 2) and February 1968 (Volume 1), contain the 1965 stereo mixes of I Want To Hold Your Hand, Day Tripper and We Can Work It Out rather than the new mixes that were created by EMI UK in November 1966 for A Collection Of Beatles Oldies. This also explains why the two volumes contain no post-1965 “greatest hits”.

Volume 2’s claim to fame was being the only album worldwide, until the 1980 eight-LP The Beatles Box release, to contain the stereo mix of She’s A Woman.

The mono masters of both volumes were folddowns of the stereo tapes, with only She Loves You and I’ll Get You appearing in true mono, due to the unavailability of stereo mixes at the time of compilation. Both mono volumes were mastered together in 1966. Mysteriously, the stereo version of Volume 1 would not be released until twenty months after the mono release, and twelve months after the release of Volume 2! This is why the Volume 2 sleeve refers only to the mono release of Volume 1. For the stereo release of Volume 1, EMI (Australia) replaced the mono mix of She Loves You with the fake stereo mix created by EMI UK in November 1966.

The covers for both volumes borrowed heavily from overseas releases. Volume 1 used elements from the US Beatles VI and German The Beatles Beat and Volume 2 used elements from the (surprisingly even earlier) US Beatles ‘65 as well as what was left of Beatles VI. Use of these 1965-period photos emphasises the genesis of these albums.

By mid-1973, Volume 1 had sold over 100,000 copies. What is intriguing about both volumes is that, despite the myriad of “greatest hit” packages and assorted themed compilations released over the ensuing years, they never went out of print, selling consistently right up until catalogue standardisation in 1988.

EMI (Australia) exported (at least) Volume 1 mono mothers to HMV (New Zealand) and stereo mothers for both volumes to EMI (South East Asia). HMV (New Zealand) pressed domestic copies of Volume 1 (PMCM-7533) and copies for export to Australia. EMI (South East Asia) pressed both volumes in stereo (S-LPEA 1001/1002) for distribution in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Volume 1 Side 1: Please, Please Me / From Me To You / She Loves You / I’ll Get You / I Want To Hold Your Hand / Love Me Do / I Saw Her Standing There. Side 2: Twist And Shout / Roll Over Beethoven / All My Loving / Hold Me Tight / Can’t Buy Me Love / You Can’t Do That / Long Tall Sally.

Volume 2 Side 1: A Hard Day’s Night / Boys / I Should Have Known Better / I Feel Fine / She’s A Woman / Till There Was You / Rock And Roll Music. Side 2: Anna / Ticket To Ride / Eight Day’s A Week / Help! / Yesterday / We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper.

The above is an extract from the book “An Overview of Australian Beatles Records”, © 2011/12 by Jaesen Jones. Used by permission. Book available for purchase by clicking the "AUSSIE BEATLES BOOK" link in the top menu.
Hey! Could You Do A Possible Re-upload? Thank You! ^v^ (So Excited On Hearing These! :D)
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General Pepper wrote: Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:21 am I must dig out my copy of the essential Beatles on CD.

Many years ago, I was trading with someone who had supplied his copy of the vinyl to Dr. Ebbets. Ebbets did the needle drop, but I understand he never released it publicly. He did give a copy to my trader friend.

I don't know how common a DESS Essential Beatles is, but I like the burn I have.
It is not very common, being made available to members of the Dr. Ebbetts Club, set up after his public retirement, between Sept 2010 and Feb 2012, as with the majority of Club releases it was available a standard CD , Super CD, DVD, and High-resolution data file. ;)
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Hi,

[/quote] Hey! Could You Do A Possible Re-upload? Thank You! ^v^ (So Excited On Hearing These! :D)
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I second this plea. :-)
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