As you may or may not have realized, I have basically tried to cover the commercially released Beatles' material in chronological order as best as I can. I've been following the UK discography so please forgive me in the fact that an oversight has occurred.
The Apple LP "Hey Jude" was a compilation LP released in North America on February 26 1970 which contained 10 songs not previously available on Capitol record LPs. The concept for the LP was undertaken by Allen Klein who assigned Allan Steckler (the same guy that produced the song selection for the "red" and "blue" greatest hits package). Mr. Steckler worked for ABKCO/Apple during those days and the idea for the LP was not necessarily a Capitol records undertaking but rather an extra LP devised by Allen Klein to maximize profits under the terms of a new contract.
The Apple LP "Hey Jude" contained mixes supplied by EMI who had specifically mixed certain songs into stereo for the project (see individual songs in my previous blogs). "Can't Buy Me Love" and "I Should Have Known Better" had already been mixed for stereo by EMI in 1964 for the "A Hard Day's Night" LP in the UK. "Paperback Writer" had already been mixed in stereo in 1966 for the "Collection of Oldies..." LP in the UK. "Rain" recieved a stereo mix for the "Hey Jude" Apple LP in 1969. A stereo mix of "Lady Madonna", "Hey Jude", and "Revolution" were all mixed for stereo in 1969 for the "Hey Jude" LP. "Old Brown Shoe", "Don't Let Me Down" and "The Ballad of John And Yoko" all existed as stereo mixes when the concept for the LP was produced and attempted.
The original pressings for the LP labels contained the title as "The Beatles Again". Original pressings also had the catalogue number as (Apple SO-385). The title was changed to "Hey Jude" and the catalogue number was changed to (Apple SW-385). There are labels with the original titles and the SW catalogue number as well. All cover spines show the title as "Hey Jude" and the catalogue number with the "SW" prefix.
The "Hey Jude" LP was released in the UK as Parlophone PCS 7184 in June 1979.