In late 1988 (and in time for the Christmas market), EMI and Capitol released a Beatles Box set containing all 13 remastered albums plus the "Past Masters" release(s) in various forms: this could be purchased in the LP format, the CD format or the cassette format. The EMI version was released on October 31 1988 and the Capitol version on November 16 1988. The catalogue number for the set is: EMI LP: BBX 1; TC BBX 1 (for cassettes); CD BBX 1 (for compact discs).
All sets came in an oak style black box with a roll-up opening. All the sets also contained a 60-page booklet with recording information written by our buddy Mark Lewisohn.
Included in the set are: "Please Please Me" "With The Beatles" "A Hard Day's Night" "Beatles For Sale" which were all originally re-issued on the remastered vinyl on July 21 1987 on the CLJ series for LP. "Help!" "Rubber Soul" "Revolver" were also originally released on the remastered vinyl on July 21 1987 and also on the CLJ series for LP. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was remastered sometime in 1988 and also included in the box set using the C1 series for LP. "The Beatles (White Album)" and "Yellow Submarine" were originally released as remastered vinyl in 1988. Both LPs have the C1 catalogue prefix for LP. The last three LPs "Magical Mystery Tour" "Abbey Road" and "Let It Be" were originally released as remastered vinyl on July 01 1988 all on the C1 series for LP. "Past Masters Volume 1 and 2" are discussed in the previous post.
Early pressing of the box set are sequentially numbered.