Volume I

John Lennon and Yoko Ono Wedding Album
U.S.A. Vinyl
U.S.A. 8-track tape
U.S.A. cassette
Japan vinyl

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John and Yoko's Wedding Album was released in the U.S. by Apple Records on October 20, 1969, in three different formats - standard vinyl, 8-track tape, and cassette. A nearly identical set was later issued in Japan on February 5th, 1970 on both red and black vinyl. The Japanese set included an extra booklet with lyrics and interviews. A large quantity of all three USA variations turned up in the mid to late 1970's, with vinyl selling for $50-$75 and the tape sets from $15-$25. They have long since dried up, and have risen somewhat in value. The LP versions are in the greatest demand, but the tape issues are slowly gaining popularity. The chart below lists all of the known variations along with the catalog number, release date, and current value.

Wedding Album Reference Guide
Country Format Released Number NM Value
USA LP 10/69 Apple SMAX-3361 (review copy, disc only, issued in plain white sleeve) $ 25.00
USA LP 10/20/69 Apple SMAX-3361 $ 150.00
USA 8-track 10/20/69 Apple 8XM-3361 $ 80.00
USA cassette 10/20/69 Apple 4XM-3361 $ 80.00
Japan LP (red vinyl) 02/05/70 Apple AP-9010 $ 400.00
Japan LP (black vinyl) 02/05/70 Apple AP-9010 $ 200.00
Japan LP (black vinyl) 04/05/77 EMI/Odeon EAS-80702 (reissue, same but without plastic bag) $ 100.00

Each release was issued in a 13" square box and included the following items:
  • Album or 8-track tape or cassette
  • 1-1/2" x 6" photo strip
  • 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" postcard
  • 24" x 36" poster of wedding photos
  • 12" x 36" poster of John and Yoko lithographs
  • 12" square mylar bag with "Bagism" printed on it (not included with 1977 Japanese reissue)
  • 11-1/2" square photo of a piece of wedding cake inserted in the mylar bag
  • 17 page black cover booklet of wedding photos and clippings ("The Press")
  • Copy of the wedding certificate, glued to the inside box lid
  • 4-page lyric and interview sheet (Japanese issues only)

Japanese Wedding Album contents

The 1977 Japanese reissue. Top row shows front of box, "Press" book, and front of gatefold LP cover. Bottom row shows lyric booklet, cake photo, litho poster, and wedding photo poster.


Wedding certificate
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Certificate of marriage glued inside front box cover, and 8-Track tape cartridge


Wedding Album card

Postcard and Japanese EAS-80702 label


John and Yoko photos     
Wedding cake

Photo strip and the cardboard "piece of cake"

Yoko, John, and stranger

Yoko, John, and stranger, from the front box cover

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