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"Let It Be” with the misspelling of the track "I've Got a Feeling" as "I Got a Feeling".
The Original First Editions Beatles cassettes have become highly collectable.
As each year passes they command higher and higher prices.
The first EMI
(UK) release of The Beatles "Let It Be” album music cassette in 1970. In very good condition. Plays perfectly. No writing or marks.
With clear front, black rear original Norelco case.
Paper labels with no Parlophone or EMI logo. (Some were produced thus due to a shortage of expensive letterpress blocks) Note the misspelling of the track "I've Got a Feeling" as "I Got a Feeling".
There is some bubbling to the lime green paper labels along with some ageing on the sleeve that you would expect to see from an item of this age. This is reflected in the asking price.
Please see all photographs for a better description.
Let It Be was the 3rd Beatles album to be issued on cassette and this inlay design was to be the template for the Beatles back catalogue. Rubber Soul, Revolver and Oldies But Goldies were first issued in September 1970, Please Please Me, With The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, Beatles For Sale and Help! in October 1970 and finally The White Album in August 1971*. This left only Yellow Submarine unissued on cassette. For the re-arranged running orders, see here.
The 1970/71 cassettes had white inlays and, aside from the small reproduction of the front cover, no artwork was included nor the original liner notes. The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles/solo cassettes. The two exceptions to this rule were Revolver - which had a black spine and a black top above the front cover artwork, and The White Album - originally issued inside a cigarette type packet which slipped into the back of a large display card. The White Album was only available in 'display card' form for a short period before being replaced by a standard format, although this inlay did not advertise any other releases.
The cassette shell labels during this period were yellow (or yellowy-green). Original pressings of Let it be carried the old style Parlophone logo whilst the other albums initially had no logo at all and were then printed with the new style black-boxed Parlophone/EMI logo. All Beatle cassettes issued by EMI before 1987 were stereo including the first four albums which would later only be available in mono on CD and 'XDR' cassette until the 2009 remasters. At the time these 1970/71 versions were issued, cassettes were only just beginning to challenge the long established Reel to Reel tape format to become the second most popular method of listening to music behind vinyl, so relatively few original cassettes were manufactured and sold. Originals in reasonable condition now command a reasonably high price and have become highly collectable.