The next series of compact discs to be released worldwide occurred on or about April 30 1987 were the following: "Help!", "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver".
All three of these releases (along with the previous four) were also issued in long boxes. Original "pressings" do NOT have the Apple logo on the back cover of the booklets. Interestingly, both "Rubber Soul" and "Help!" were re-mixed at Abbey Road in order to slightly mix the songs with less harsh separation. This is especially evident on "Rubber Soul" where some of the vocals are brought closer to the middle of the stereo spectrum. At this point of time, the three releases from April 1987 were issued only in stereo. For some unexplained (to this day) reason, some Canadian "pressed" CDs have the original stereo UK mix rather than the otherwise above mentioned "re-mix". Confused yet ?
"Help!" was issued with the tracklisting reflecting the original UK release: the long box for this release has the artist title in blue/white with the word "stereo" in blue at the bottom of the front box. The side of the box is also blue and the back of the box contains the UPC code, track listing, Capitol logo, Parlophone logo and the compact disc logo. An italic indicates which of the songs are from the movie "Help!". My copy was manufactured in the US as mentioned in small print at the lower back of the box. The catalogue number for "Help!" is CDP 7 46439 2. The eight page booklet within contains the front and back cover (the front cover having the parlophone logo, CD logo and "stereo"), the tracklisting and four photos of the individual Beatles from the back cover.
"Rubber Soul" was issued with the tracklisting reflecting the original UK release: this release has the artist title in brown/white with the word "stereo" in green. The side of the box has brown lettering and the back has the UPC code, tracklisting and same logos as "Help!". My copy was manufactured in the US. The catalogue number for "Rubber Soul" is CDP 7 46440 2. The eight page booklet contais the front and back cover - very oddly, I've never understood with the "Capitol" dome logo is shown prominently at the upper right hand side of the front cover/booklet while all the rest of the CDs have Parlophone logos. Inside of the booklet is also the tracklisting and individual photos of the group taken from the original back cover of the LP. No liner notes for all three issues.
Lastly, "Revolver" was issued with the artist's name at the front of the long box ain turquoise/white and the word "stereo" in white. The back of the long box contains the tracklisting and logos. It's too bad EMI didn't use the original back cover of the original LPs for these releases but repeated the tracklisting twice. The catalogue number for "Revolver" is CDP 7 46441 2. The eight page booklet features the front cover with the Parlophone logo, the tracklisting and close up photos of each member of the group taken from the original back cover of the UK LP.