The acetate for a rare Beatles album that never saw release will be auctioned off on August 9 by Heritage Auctions. Best of the Beatles was assembled by Capitol Records as a two-LP set in 1964 as a compilation of the group's Capitol and Vee-Jay hits to date. According to experts, Capitol was not able to release the album as planned when they found out that Vee-Jay did not lose the rights to their tracks until a later date.
Included with the album will be a letter of authenticity from Clifford J. Yamasaki of Let It Be Records in San Francisco which reads: I certify that this 2 LP acetate of 'The Best of the Beatles' is one of two known to exist and was purchased from a Capitol Records executive for a project that was scrapped. The project: #46934-41. The date of pressing: 6-2-64
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