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The Beatles In A Christmas Box

Jon Norton
Jeff Wilson at North Street Records holding the 1970 Beatles Christmas album

Jeff Wilson of North Street Records in Uptown Normal suggests the new Beatles Christmas box set for the Beatles fan who has everything. The box set was released Dec. 15.

The Beatles released a Christmas "message disc" each year from 1963-1969 for fan club members only. When The Beatles disbanded in 1970 (and were barely speaking to each other), their record label released a compilation album of the previous years messages.

Forty-seven years later, a box-set containing each years "flexi-discs" as well as detailed liner notes and artwork will be in stores for a list price of $80. The limited edition set will include seven 7-inch colored vinyl singles, one for each of the seven messages.

GLT's Jon Norton stopped by North Street Records recently to get the story behind the release. It's an edition of "What's on Your Turntable."

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Jon Norton is the program director at WGLT and WCBU. He also is host of All Things Considered every weekday.