The following is a list of the Beatles albums that have been produced since the group took the world by storm in 1963. Whenever possible, I have listed the tracks as they appeared on the original vinyl formats.

If you are interested in purchasing one of these albums, a complete list of the CD's available both for The Beatles and the solo efforts of John, Paul, George and Ringo is available at The Beatles Shoppe.



Please Please Me
[Enhanced, Limited Edition, Original Recording Remastered]

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The first steps on the road to Please Please Me were taken on June 6, 1962, when the Beatles, already successful in their native Liverpool, auditioned for EMI Records producer George Martin at Abbey Road studios in London. Martin was sufficiently impressed to have them back September 11, when they recorded their debut single, "Love Me Do," with session drummer Andy White standing in for Ringo. "Love Me Do" and their second single, "Please Please Me," did well enough for Martin to greenlight the recording of a full album. It took a mere nine hours on February 11, 1963, on a two-track tape machine, at a cost of £400.

Released on March 22, it hit the U.K. No. 1 spot on May 11, establishing the Beatles as a force to be reckoned with.

Paul McCartney: This album was one of the main ambitions in our lives. We felt it would be a showcase for the group, and it was tremendously important that it sounded bang on the button. It was break or bust for us. We did "Twist And Shout" last, because if we'd done it first, we couldn't have done any of the others. John's voice would have gone.

Several album cover designs were discussed until producer George Martin hired Angus McBean, a distinguished British photographer, to do the job. The sleeve cover shows the Beatles looking over the entrance stairwell of EMI's Manchester Square Building in London.

Song writing credits went to McCartney-Lennon. Subsequent Parlophone releases changed this to Lennon-McCartney.

The album spent 70 weeks on the UK charts and was No. 1 for 30 weeks before being replaced by With the Beatles.

Original Vinyl Track Listing
Side 1
1. I Saw Her Standing There
2. Misery
3. Anna (Go To Him)
4. Chains
5. Boys
6. Ask Me Why
7. Please Please Me

  Side 2
1. Love Me Do
2. P. S. I Love You
3. [Baby, It's You]
4. Do You Want To Know a Secret
5. A Taste of Honey
6. There's a Place
7. Twist and Shout


All tracks on 1 compact disc.



 




With The Beatles
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The Beatles began recording their second album on July 18, 1963, their new-found success granting them the luxury of having more than one day to do so. With the Beatles was the first album on which they were able to experiment with the new technology of double-tracking.

Released on November 22 with advance orders of 270,000, it dislodged Please Please Me from the top of the U.K. album chart, and it became the first pop album to sell over one million copies. It was at the top of the charts for 21 weeks.

Brian Epstein hired freelance photographer Robert Freeman to shoot the sleeve picture. The famous black and white image was taken in the dining room of the hotel where the Beatles were staying.

The first pressing of With the Beatles incorrectly listed "You've Really Got a Hold On Me" as "You Really 'Gotta' Hold On Me."

Original Vinyl Track Listing
Side 1
1. It Won't Be Long
2. All I've Got To Do
3. All My Loving
4. Don't Bother Me
5. Little Child
6. [Till There Was You]
7. [Please Mr. Postman]

  Side 2
1. [Roll Over Beethoven]
2. Hold Me Tight
3. [You Really Got a Hold on Me]
4. I Wanna Be Your Man
5. [Devil In Her Heart]
6. Not a Second Time
7. [Money]


All tracks on 1 compact disc.



A Hard Day's Night
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United Artists, an American film company, produced A Hard Day's Night.

The movie was released in Britain July 6, 1964, and it marked the Beatles' acting and film debut. Shot between March 2 and April 24, the movie follows the Beatles through a day of Beatlemania and ends with a live television performance.

After having conquered America, the Beatles settled down to record the songs they'd written mostly under seige conditions in New York and Paris, intended as the soundtrack for their movie debut. A Hard Day's Night was their first album to include only material written by the group, with Lennon in a prolific phase generating the bulk of the songs.

Released on July 10, 1964, it moved 1.5 million copies in nine days to become the fastest-selling album in U.K. history. It reached No. 1 on July 30 in the U.S. and U.K. simultaneously, racking up an impressive 21 weeks on top on their home turf.

Paul McCartney: John would be knocking off "I Should Have Known Better" on his own, and I'd also be doing the same. We finished it all pretty quickly and soon had more than enough songs. It wasn't like we were writing a soundtrack, we were just writing Beatle songs that happened to be a soundtrack.

The film's working title was Beatlemania #1. As the story goes, the eventual title was a result of one of Ringo's often peculiar expressions ... After a particularly difficult day, he said, "It's been a hard day..." and realizing it was already nighttime, added, ."..'s night."

Producer Walter Shenson asked John and Paul to write a song titled A Hard Day's Night to play over the opening sequence, which had already been filmed.

The LP included all the songs from the film on side one and new Beatle songs on side two.


Original Vinyl Track Listing
Side 1
1. A Hard Day's Night
2. I Should Have Known Better
3. If I Fell
4. I'm Happy Just To Dance with You
5. And I Love Her
6. Tell Me Why
7. Can't Buy Me Love

  Side 2
1. Any Time At All
2. I'll Cry Instead
3. Things We Said Today
4. When I Get Home
5. You Can't Do That
6. I'll Be Back


All tracks on 1 compact disc.



 



Beatles For Sale
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1964 was one long, hard slog for the Beatles, and by August 11, when they started taping their second album of the year, they were worn out from constant touring, filming, and recording. And it showed.

Under pressure to have new product in the shops in time for the Christmas gift bonanza, they turned in an inconsistent effort, falling back again on a clutch of cover versions to disguise a dearth of new material. Nevertheless, in the United Kingdom. Beatles For Sale sold over a million copies in its first week. Five days after its December 4 release, it dislodged their own A Hard Day's Night from the U.K. No. 1 slot, where it remained for nine weeks.

Paul McCartney: John would often have the melody and the lyrics to one verse, and the trickiest thing is making more of it...that was often where he or I needed help.

The gatefold also featured Freeman's photographs. On the left is a shot of the Beatles' February 11 performance at the Coliseum in Washington D.C. On the right, the Beatles stand in front of a mural in the lobby of London's Twickenham Film Studios during the filming of A Hard Day's Night.


Original Vinyl Track Listing
Side 1
1. No Reply
2. I'm a Loser
3. Baby's In Black
4. [Rock and Roll Music]
5. I'll Follow the Sun
6. [Mr. Moonlight]
7. [Medley: Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey]

  Side 2
1. Eight Days a Week
2. [Words of Love]
3. [Honey Don't]
4. Every Little Thing
5. I Don't Want To Spoil the Party
6. What You're Doing
7. [Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby]


All tracks on 1 compact disc.



HELP!
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The Beatles' second movie Help! was filmed between February 23 and May 11, 1965 and released in London July 29. Originally titled "Eight Arms To Hold You," the action/adventure spoof centers around Ringo who gets a sacrificial ring (owned by an odd sect named the Kahili) stuck on his finger. The Beatles are chased around the world by the Kahili who want to kill Ringo while Foot and Algernon, a pair of mad scientists, try to steal the ring for themselves.

Unlike A Hard Day's Night, Help! was filmed in color. George commented, "In color ... Yeah, wow, see? They had more money for that one!"

The Beatles' second movie-related album, Help!, was recorded in two batches. The songs that appeared in the film were done in February, immediately before the film was shot, while the remaining tracks were laid down in mid-June. The album, including McCartney's best-loved composition, "Yesterday," incorporates elements of the prevailing folk-rock style, with the Lennon tracks in particular revealing the impact of Bob Dylan. It was released on August 6, 1965, entering the U.K. chart at No. 1 a week later.

John Lennon: Help! was where we turned on to pot and dropped drink, simple as that.

The Parlophone version of Help! included all the songs from the film on side one and new, unreleased Beatle songs on side two.

Photographer Robert Freeman wrote, "For the design of the album cover I had the Beatles signaling in semaphore the word HELP." Well ... not exactly. George signals an "N" or maybe an "R," John a "U," Paul a "J," and Ringo a "D" or "V." It's been suggested some of the images are reversed and out of order. If so, Paul signals an "H" and Ringo an "L." Closer to HELP but George's "N" or "R" and John's "U" remained unchanged.


Original Vinyl Track Listing
Side 1
1. Help!
2. The Night Before
3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
4. I Need You
5. Another Girl
6. You're Going To Lose That Girl
7. Ticket To Ride

  Side 2
1. [Act Naturally]
2. It's Only Love
3. You Like Me Too Much
4. Tell Me What You See
5. I've Just Seen a Face
6. Yesterday
7. [Dizzy Miss Lizzy]


All tracks on 1 compact disc.



 



Rubber Soul
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George Martin commented, "[Rubber Soul] was the first album to present a new, growing Beatles to the world. For the first time we began to think of albums as art on their own — as complete entities." The unusual album title has never been thoroughly explained.

The song "Wait" was recorded during the Help! sessions. All other songs were recorded in October and November, 1965.

An early Beatles high-water mark, Rubber Soul was written under severe pressure. When recording started on October 12, the band had very little material, and in order to catch the Christmas market, they had to write the songs and record them in just under a month. Adding to the tension, the onset of creative friction between Harrison and McCartney led to the bassist assuming lead guitar duties on some tracks. Paul's loss of faith in George may also explain why keyboard instruments, including piano, harmonium, and Hammond organ, play a greater role in the arrangements. Despite all this, Rubber Soul is a gem. In America, it sold 1.2 million copies within nine days of release, and after charting at No. 1 in the U.K. on December 8, it held off all comers for 12 weeks.

John Lennon: We were just getting better, technically and musically, that's all.... In the early days we had to take what we were given, we didn't know how you can get more bass. We were learning the technique on Rubber Soul. We were more precise about making the album, that's all, and we took over the cover and everything. That was Paul's title, it was like "Yer Blues," I suppose, meaning English soul.

Robert Freeman took the photograph for the cover slick in the garden of John's house in Weybridge. He later wrote, "The distorted effect in the photo was a reflection of the changing shape of their lives."


Original Vinyl Track Listing
Side 1
1. Drive My Car
2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
3. You Won't See Me
4. Nowhere Man
5. Think For Yourself
6. The Word
7. Michelle
  Side 2
1. What Goes On
2. Girl
3. I'm Looking Through You
4. In My Life
5. Wait
6. If I Needed Someone
7. Run For Your Life


All tracks on 1 compact disc.



Revolver
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The Beatles chose Revolver as this album's title from other candidates such as "Abracadabra," "Magic Circles," and "Beatles on Safari." The cover slick was designed by Beatle acquaintance and musician Klaus Voorman.

By the summer of 1966, the Beatles were changed men. Having embraced the emerging hippy ethic, taken LSD, and developed personal musical tastes that ranged from classical to Indian to the avant-garde, it was almost inevitable that Revolver would reflect these new interests, just as their debut album had reflected their youthful love of American rock and soul.

Clearly a studio creation rather than just a collection of songs, this was the album on which the Beatles' songwriting skills were most perfectly enhanced by their desire to innovate. Released on August 5, Revolver topped the U.K. album charts for seven weeks starting on the 13th and, like With the Beatles, even made an appearance in the Top 20 singles.

Paul McCartney: Just to show how wrong one can be, I was in Germany on tour just before Revolver came out. I started listening to the album, and I got really down because I thought the whole thing was out of tune. Everyone had to reassure me that it was OK.

Although Revolver was released during the Beatles' final tour, the group played none of its songs on stage. It was the last instance where UK and US versions of a same-titled Beatle album contained a different track list.


Original Vinyl Track Listing
Side 1
1. Taxman
2. Eleanor Rigby
3. I'm Only Sleeping
4. Love You To
5. Here, There and Everywhere
6. Yellow Submarine
7. She Said She Said

  Side 2
1. Good Day Sunshine
2. And Your Bird Can Sing
3. For No One
4. Doctor Robert
5. I Want To Tell You
6. Got To Get You Into My Life
7. Tomorrow Never Knows


All tracks on 1 compact disc.



Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
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History's most famous LP, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, was Paul's idea.

He commented, "I was just thinking of nice words like Sergeant Pepper and Lonely Hearts Club, and they came together for no reason. They're a bit of a brass band in a way, but also a rock band because they've got that San Francisco thing."

Having given up touring, The Beatles now focused their attention on fully exploring the possibilities of studio recording, and came up with the most consistently acclaimed rock album of all time. Recording started on November 24, 1966, but by now they were in such a position of strength that EMI could put no pressure on them to finish it for Christmas.

Instead, the sessions continued until the following April, with the Beatles in virtually constant occupation of their favored Abbey Road studio.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was finally released on June 1, 1967, and just two days later, started a staggering 22-week run at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart. A month later,with over a million advance orders, it topped the U.S. chart for 15 weeks, going on to win no fewer than four Grammies.

John Lennon: Sgt. Pepper is the one. It was a peak. Paul and I were definitely working together....

Many consider Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band a "concept" album — something conceived as a package with a common theme.

George Martin commented, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band didn't start out life as a concept album but it very soon developed a life of its own. I remember it warmly, as both a tremendous challenge and a highly rewarding experience. For me, it was the most innovative, imaginative and trend setting record of its time."

Peter Blake, a prominent contemporary British artist, was hired to design the album cover. He asked each of the Beatles to list people they would like to see on the cover. The lists were compiled and became the background.

At the Beatles' insistence, the gatefold LP marked the first occurrence of an identical track listing in a UK and US Beatle album. >However, only the UK version has a short section of noise, gibberish, and a 15 kilocycle pitch (not audible to humans) in the LP's run-out groove.

The record was officially released on June 1, 1967, although it was rush released on May 26. It was actually played on the BBC radio show Where It's At, on May 20.

Within one week 250,000 copies of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band sold in the UK and the record charted for an unprecedented 148 weeks.

In the US, 2.5 million copies sold within three months and the album stayed in the No. 1 spot for nineteen weeks.

The LP included a paper cut-out sheet.




Original Vinyl Track Listing
Side 1
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. With a Little Help From My Friends
3. Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds
4. Getting Better
5. Fixing a Hole
6. She's Leaving Home
7. Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

  Side 2
1. WithinYou Without You
2. When I'm Sixty Four
3. Lovely Rita
4. Good Morning Good Morning
5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
6. A Day In the Life


All tracks on 1 compact disc.



 



Magical Mystery Tour
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The Beatles' third movie, Magical Mystery Tour, was a self directed 50 minute film for television. Filmed between September 8 and November 3, 1967, the group and a cast of circus freaks take a "magical" coach trip through the English countryside.

The album that never really was, Magical Mystery Tour was conceived as a lavish EP soundtrack to the Beatles' Christmas TV movie. Musically it was far superior to the film it accompanied, with the songs continuing in the quintessentially English psychedelic music-hall style developed on Sgt. Pepper.

With an early December release, the EP was held off the U.K.'s No. 1 single slot only because that was already occupied by the Beatles' "Hello Goodbye." With the addition of an impressive clutch of recent singles, the EP was transformed into an album for U.S. release, where it earned over $8 million in its first three weeks.

John Lennon: Paul made an attempt to carry on as if Brian [Epstein] hadn't died by saying, "Now, now, boys, we're going to make a record...." Magical Mystery Tour was something he [Paul] had worked out...

George Harrison: "[Magical Mystery Tour] was Paul's idea. It was basically a charabanc trip which people used to go on from Liverpool to see the Blackpool lights. And they'd get, you know, loads of crates of beer and an accordion player and all get pissed, basically, pissed in the English sense meaning drunk, and you just go to see Blackpool lights. And it was kind of like that, it was a very flimsy kind of thing..."

Parlophone notified Capitol that it intended to release Magical Mystery Tour as an EP. Capitol refused to follow suit, already having produced two poor selling Beatle EPs. Instead, Capitol produced this LP, putting the EP tracks on side one and several single tracks to fill out side two. Included was a 24-page booklet glued to the inside of the gatefold sleeve.

The Magical Mystery Tour film debuted on British television on December 26, 1967, and was a critical failure, giving it limited exposure in the US. The music was much more successful; the LP went to No. 1, with eight million dollars in sales the first three weeks of its release. It was the last US Beatle album available in mono.

"Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" were recorded during the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band sessions in late 1966.


Original Vinyl Track Listing
Side 1
1. Magical Mystery Tour
2. The Fool On the Hill
3. Flying
4. Blue Jay Way
5. Your Mother Should Know
6. I Am the Walrus

  Side 2
1. Hello Goodbye
2. Strawberry Fields Forever
3. Penny Lane
4. Baby You're a Rich Man
5. All You Need Is Love


All tracks on 1 compact disc.



The Beatles
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Many of the songs on this double LP were influenced by a February 1968 trip to India where the Beatles meditated with the Indian guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Despite the Beatles' individual rejuvenation resulting from the trip, the album was the least joint effort to date. On a few of the songs, Paul played drums because Ringo walked out of the sessions. Many were solo efforts with none of the other Beatles contributing to the song. The recording sessions also included John's new girlfriend Yoko Ono, a disruption the others were not prepared for and did not welcome. George Martin wanted to cut the total number of songs to their best 14 or 16 but the group refused.

In its plain white gatefold cover, The Beatles became instantly known as "The White Album." A one-time working title was "A Dolls' House" and it was the first Beatle LP released on the group's Apple label. The UK sleeve is unique in that the record disk openings are at the top instead of the side.

Suitably edited, it would have made a magnificent single album, but most of what should have been thrown away was instead thrown to the fans, who, Beatle-starved for 18 months since Sgt. Pepper, were thrilled to have anything at all. In effect, each Beatle wrote and recorded his tracks separately, and for every moment of genius ("I'm So Tired," "I Will," "Julia") there's a "Martha My Dear," a "Rocky Raccoon," or a "Revolution 9."

Recording began on May 30, 1968, and ended on October 15, with each track taking an average of 30 hours. Released on November 21, it hit No. 1 in the U.K. on December 7. After only five days on sale in America, Newsweek reported sales of 1.1 million copies.

George Harrison: ...there [were] a lot of songs that should've just maybe been elbowed or made into B-sides.


Original Vinyl Track Listing
Side 1
1. Back In the U.S.S.R.
2. Dear Prudence
3. Glass Onion
4. Ob La Di, Ob La Da
5. Wild Honey Pie
6. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
8. Happiness Is a Warm Gun

  Record 1 Side 2
1. Martha My Dear
2. I'm So Tired
3. Blackbird
4. Piggies
5. Rocky Raccoon
6. Don't Pass Me By
7. Why Don't We Do It In the Road?
8. I Will
9. Julia

Record 2 Side 3
1. Birthday
2. Yer Blues
3. Mother Nature's Son
4. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey
5. Sexy Sadie
6. Helter Skelter
7. Long, Long, Long

  Record 2 Side 4
1. Revolution 1
2. Honey Pie
3. Savoy Truffle
4. Cry Baby Cry
5. Revolution 9
6. Good Night


All tracks on 2 compact discs.



Yellow Submarine Soundtrack
[Remastered Edition]

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The animated film Yellow Submarine is a psychedelic adventure in which cartoon Beatles are summoned to defeat the evil Blue Meanies and restore music to a place called Pepperland.

Other than the soundtrack, the Beatles had almost no input into their fourth movie, which was released in London on July 17, 1968, six months before this soundtrack LP.

As with most of the Beatles' movie-related albums (Help! being a notable exception), this was a compromised effort and, of all their soundtracks, easily the worst. Half of Yellow Submarine consists of orchestral background music composed by producer George Martin, with the balance made up of old songs and four hastily cobbled together items that hadn't previously seen the light of day. Deservedly, after release on January 17, 1969, it stalled at No. 2 on the U.S. album charts and No. 3 in the U.K.

George Harrison: There were albums which weren't any good as far as I was concerned, like Yellow Submarine.

It was the last UK Beatle LP available in mono. The newer version (1999) has a full compliment of Beatles' tracks which replaced the original movie score selections written by George Martin.


Original Vinyl Track Listing
Side 1
1. Yellow Submarine
2. Hey Bulldog
3. Eleanor Rigby
4. Love You Too
5. All Together Now
6. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
7. Think For Yourself

  Side 2
1. Pepperland
2. Sea Of Time
3. Sea Of Holes
4. Sea Of Monsters
5. March Of The Meanies
6. Pepperland Laid Waste
7. Yellow Submarine In Pepperland
8. Yellow Submarine Documentary


All tracks on 1 compact disc.



 



Abbey Road
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Recorded after Let It Be but released before it, Abbey Road is the last great Beatles album, but even here, almost half the material was cleverly crafted by McCartney to use up fragments of tunes that the band couldn't, or wouldn't, flesh out into complete songs. It's a tribute to his arranging skills that, as a listening experience, Abbey Road is so consistently enjoyable. Six months in the cobbling together, it was released on September 26, 1969, spending 11 weeks at No. 1 in both the U.S. and U.K.

Paul McCartney: I was getting into a lot of musical ideas; the medley on the second side — I was really up on that.

After the Get Back/Let It Be sessions, the band was breaking up and each Beatle was thinking of a solo career. Paul asked George Martin to produce a new album with the condition that the recording be done like "in the old days."

The album title refers to EMI Studios on Abbey Road where the Beatles recorded most of their songs. Another title for the album was "Everest," a brand of cigarettes Geoff Emerick, their engineer, smoked. In fact, a trip to photograph the album cover in the Himalayas was suggested but was dismissed due to time constraints.

For the actual cover, the Beatles were photographed crossing Abbey Road in front of Abbey Road studios wearing what they came to work in. Paul, barefoot, wore sandals to work.


Original Vinyl Track Listing
Side 1
1. Come Together
2. Something
3. Maxwell's Silver Hammer
4. Oh! Darling
5. Octopus's Garden
6. I Want You (She's So Heavy)

  Side 2
  1. Here Comes the Sun
  2. Because
  3. You Never Give Me Your Money
  4. Sun King
  5. Mean Mr. Mustard
  6. Polythene Pam
  7. She Came In Through the Bathroom Window
  8. Golden Slumbers
  9. Carry That Weight
  10. The End
  11. Her Majesty


All tracks on 1 compact disc.




Let It Be
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Let It Be is the twelfth and final studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on May 8, 1970 by the band's Apple Records label shortly after the group announced their break-up.

Most of Let It Be was recorded in January 1969, before the recording and release of the album Abbey Road. For this reason, some critics and fans, such as Mark Lewisohn, argue that Abbey Road should be considered the group's final album and Let It Be the penultimate.

Let It Be was originally intended to be released before Abbey Road during mid-1969 as "Get Back," but the Beatles were unhappy with this version, which was mixed and compiled by Glyn Johns, and it was temporarily shelved. A new version of the album was created by Phil Spector in 1970 and finally released as Let It Be, serving as the album for the 1970 motion picture of the same name.

While three songs from the sessions were released as singles before the album's release, "Get Back"/"Don't Let Me Down" and "Let It Be", the songs were remixed by Spector for the album and "Don't Let Me Down" was not included.

Despite a mixed review from Rolling Stone  magazine at the time of its release, the album was ranked number 86 in the magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003. This was, however, adjusted to #392 in the 2012 version.

Original Vinyl Track Listing
Side 1
1. Two Of Us
2. Dig A Pony
3. Across The Universe
4. I, Me, Mine
5. Dig It
6. Let It Be
7. Maggie Mae

  Side 2
1. I've Got A Feeling
2. One After The 909
3. The Long And Winding Road
4. For You Blue
5. Get Back


All tracks on 1 compact disc.



Yellow Submarine Songtrack
[Remastered Edition]

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The animated film Yellow Submarine is a psychedelic adventure in which cartoon Beatles are summoned to defeat the evil Blue Meanies and restore music to a place called Pepperland.

Yellow Submarine Songtrack is a compilation/soundtrack album by the Beatles for the 1999 re-release of the 1968 film Yellow Submarine. The film was re-released on 13 September 1999 in the United Kingdom and the following day in the United States.

In sharp contrast with other Beatles remasters available (2009 box sets), the songs were fully remixed from the original multitrack tapes, something not done for the original Compact Disc release of the Beatles catalogue in the late 1980s except for Help! and Rubber Soul, not even in 2009.

This album contains only the Beatles songs used in the film, including tracks absent from the original Yellow Submarine album. The extra tracks replaced the George Martin film score from the original release, while the complete score was included as a DVD audio track in the CD/DVD package featuring the album and film.

The album debuted in the UK charts at No. 8 selling 19,000 copies in its first week. It also peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200, with 68,000 copies sold in its opening week. In France the album debuted at No. 13.

The album was reissued on CD on 4 June 2012 (5 June in North America) along with the film restored for DVD and Blu-ray release. While the original 1999 release was in a jewel-case, the 2012 version was released in a digipak, with the booklet and catalogue numbers the same as the earlier version, with a 1999 copyright date on the disc, and a 2012 date on the digipak.


Original Vinyl Track Listing
Side 1
1. Yellow Submarine
2. Hey Bulldog
3. Eleanor Rigby
4. Love You Too
5. All Together Now
6. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
7. Think For Yourself

  Side 2
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. With A Little Help From My Friends
3. Baby, You're A Rich Man
4. Only A Northern Song
5. All You Need Is Love
6. When I'm Sixty Four
7. Nowhere Man
8. It's All Too Much


All tracks on 1 compact disc.




Let It Be . . . Naked
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How much better, you could be forgiven for wondering, could Let It Be be?

The answer, perhaps surprisingly, is "a bit." Let It Be, while obviously better than almost everything ever recorded by anyone else, was compromised by the fact that the Beatles were disintegrating as a unit during the recording sessions, the rancour most famously illustrated by John Lennon calling in Phil Spector behind Paul McCartney's back to rework "The Long and Winding Road."

Let It Be... Naked, then, is the album as the Beatles would have heard it while they were making it.

Original Vinyl Track Listing
Side 1
1. Get Back
2. Dig A Pony
3. For You Blue
4. The Long And Winding Road
5. Two Of Us
6. I've Got A Feeling

  Side 2
1. One After 909
2. Don't Let Me Down
3. I Me Mine
4. Across The Universe
5. Let It Be


All tracks on 1 compact disc.



Beatles Red 62-66
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The closest the Beatles came to a greatest hits package, this document of the early part of their career features hit singles (in chronological order) and selected album tracks, running from "Love Me Do" through the groundbreaking Rubber Soul and Revolver albums.

While this may be an excellent intro for beginners, real fans will never be content with only selections, especially when you're dealing with those aforementioned albums.

Capitol packages the collection on two discs, copying the original vinyl version--but, of course, CDs hold more music than records did. Still, you do get 26 bona fide classics, so there's no real need to complain.

The album now appears in a remastered format.


Original Vinyl Track Listing
Record 1 Side 1
1. Love Me Do
2. Please Please Me
3. From Me to You
4. She Loves You
5. I Want to Hold Your Hand
6. All My Loving
7. Can't Buy Me Love

 Record 1 Side 2
1. Hard Day's Night
2. And I Love Her
3. Eight Days a Week
4. I Feel Fine
5. Ticket to Ride
6. Yesterday

Record 2 Side 3
1. Help!
2. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
3. We Can Work It Out
4. Day Tripper
5. Drive My Car
6. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
7. Nowhere Man

 Record 2 Side 4
1. Michelle
2. In My Life
3. Girl
4. Paperback Writer
5. Eleanor Rigby
6. Yellow Submarine


All tracks on 2 compact discs.



 



Beatles Blue 67-70
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Even as the Beatles began heading toward an inevitable break-up, their prolific ways continued; this two-record look back only skims the surface of their later achievements.

Excerpts from Sgt. Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles [White Album], Abbey Road, and Let It Be compete for space with classic singles that do as much or more to prove their eclecticism: the epic ballad "Hey Jude," the plaintive "Strawberry Fields Forever," straight rock & roll of all stripes from the plainspoken "Revolution" and "Get Back" to the surreal "Come Together."

Decades after the split, this (and its companion set of 1962-1966 cuts) remains a favoured introduction for young listeners and a key sampler for veteran fans.


Original Vinyl Track Listing
Record 1 Side 1
1. Strawberry Fields Forever
2. Penny Lane
3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
4. With a Little Help from My Friends
5. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
6. Day in the Life
7. All You Need Is Love

 Record 1 Side 2
1. I Am the Walrus
2. Hello, Goodbye
3. Fool on the Hill
4. Magical Mystery Tour
5. Lady Madonna
6. Hey Jude
7. Revolution

Record 2 Side 3
1. Back in the U.S.S.R.
2. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
3. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
4. Get Back
5. Don't Let Me Down
6. Ballad of John and Yoko
7. Old Brown Shoe

 Record 2 Side 4
1. Here Comes the Sun
2. Come Together
3. Something
4. Octopus's Garden
5. Let It Be
6. Across the Universe
7. Long and Winding Road


All tracks on 2 compact discs.



 



The Beatles Collection
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The Beatles Collection is a box set of vinyl albums released in the United States in November 1978 and the following month in the United Kingdom. The box set includes the official catalogue of The Beatles in stereo, and a new compilation called Rarities. The American issue by Capitol Records contained the British pressings of the same 12 original Beatles albums, with an American pressing of Rarities. The American pressing of Rarities differed from its British counterpart in that it included the previously released English-language versions of "She Loves You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand," rather than the German-language version found on the British pressing. The American edition of the boxed set was a limited edition of only 3,000 numbered copies. The limited availability of the American release resulted in the British release becoming popular as an import into the US.

The boxed set did not include a number of Beatles recordings, including those released on the Magical Mystery Tour album. The album had been released in the United States in 1967, but it was not counted among the group's official catalogue because it was not issued in the United Kingdom until 1976. The collection also failed to include the non-album singles that had been previously released on the twin compilation packages, 1962–1966 and 1967–1970.

Along with the LPs listed below with their sleeves, the collection also include the inserts contained in the individual albums including the cardboard cutout sheet in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and the photos and poster in The Beatles.

Thirteen vinyl albums are included in the set:

  • Please Please Me
  • With The Beatles
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Beatles For Sale
  • Help!
  • Rubber Soul
  • Revolver
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Magical Mystery Tour
  • The Beatles
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Abbey Road
  • Let It Be
  • Rarities (See below for more information.)



 



Rarities (Blue Cover) [Stereo] (Vinyl) Parlophone UK Pressing
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Released in 1978 as a British compilation album featuring a selection of songs by The Beatles, Rarities was originally released as part of The Beatles Collection (1978), a box set containing the official catalogue of The Beatles in stereo. The album has not been released on CD, but all of the tracks are available on the double CD compilation Past Masters.

Rarities was conceived to include lesser known songs that were not included on any other original Beatles album — these included B-sides of singles, two German language recordings, the tracks from an EP with exclusive material, a song recorded for the American market and a version of "Across the Universe" that had previously appeared on a World Wildlife Fund charity record, No One's Gonna Change Our World.



Original Vinyl Track Listing
Side One
  1. "Across the Universe" in stereo, ("Wildlife" version from a British various artists charity album titled No One's Gonna Change Our World)
  2. "Yes It Is" in mono, (B-side)
  3. "This Boy" in mono, (B-side)
  4. "The Inner Light" in mono, (Harrison) (B-side)
  5. "I'll Get You" in mono, (B-side)
  6. "Thank You Girl" in mono, (B-side)
  7. "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" in stereo, (German version of "I Want to Hold Your Hand")
  8. "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" in mono, (B-side)
  9. "Sie Liebt Dich" in stereo, (German version of "She Loves You")

Side Two
  1. "Rain" in mono, (B-side)
  2. "She's a Woman" in mono, (B-side)
  3. "Matchbox" (Perkins) in mono, (From Long Tall Sally EP)
  4. "I Call Your Name" in mono, (From Long Tall Sally EP)
  5. "Bad Boy" (Williams) in stereo, (recorded for the American LP Beatles VI, first UK release in A Collection of Beatles Oldies)
  6. "Slow Down" (Williams) in mono, (From Long Tall Sally EP)
  7. "I'm Down" in mono, (B-side)
  8. "Long Tall Sally" (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell) in mono, (From Long Tall Sally EP)



 



Rarities (American Version) [Stereo] (Vinyl) Capitol USA Pressing
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In 1980, Capitol Records released an American version of Rarities.

The album was inspired by the earlier compilation of the same name which was released as part of The Beatles Collection box set. Most of the tracks on The Beatles Collection album called Rarities were already available on American Beatles LPs. As a result, Capitol assembled an album of Beatles tracks which were considered rare in America. They include tracks not previously issued on a Capitol or Apple LP and alternative versions of several well-known songs which were also not readily available in the US. The gatefold of the album cover features the original controversial "butcher" cover photo of the Yesterday and Today album.

Though the Capitol Rarities album was geared toward the American market, it was also issued in several other countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Japan and New Zealand. Once again, the Rarities album has not been released on compact disc, though all but three of the tracks are now available on other Beatles CDs, especially The Beatles In Mono box set (2009) and The Beatles Original Recordings in stereo, also packaged in a box set (2009).

Original Vinyl Track Listing
Side One
  1. "Love Me Do" in mono, original UK single on Parlophone 45-R4949 with Ringo Starr on drums and no tambourine — now available on Past Masters
  2. "Misery" in stereo, previously issued on Vee-Jay LP Introducing The Beatles — available on Please Please Me
  3. "There's a Place" in stereo, previously issued on Vee Jay LP Introducing The Beatles — available on Please Please Me
  4. "Sie Liebt Dich" in stereo, previously released only as a mono single in the US on Swan Records — now available on Past Masters
  5. "And I Love Her" in stereo, alternate version with six-bar ending; originally issued in Germany — not available on CD
  6. "Help!" in mono, with different vocals than the stereo LP — available on The Beatles In Mono
  7. "I'm Only Sleeping" in stereo, final UK Revolver mix (an early mix was released in the US)
  8. "I Am the Walrus" in stereo, new mix compiled from US single and UK album mixes: six-bar intro and extra beats before the "Yellow matter custard" verse — not available on CD

Side Two
  1. "Penny Lane" in stereo, new version compiled from the German true stereo version with the US promotional mono version's extra piccolo trumpet solo added onto the ending — not available on CD
  2. "Helter Skelter" in mono, ends at first fadeout without Ringo Starr's "blisters" outburst (first pressings erroneously attribute the statement to John Lennon in the albums Liner notes) — available on The Beatles In Mono
  3. "Don't Pass Me By" (Starkey) in mono, sped-up version with different violin in places — available on The Beatles In Mono
  4. "The Inner Light" (Harrison) in mono, previously released as the B-side of "Lady Madonna" — now available on The Beatles In Mono
  5. "Across the Universe" in stereo, original version from No One's Gonna Change Our World, a British compilation album made for the World Wildlife Fund — now available on Past Masters
  6. "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" in mono, previously released as the B-side of "Let It Be" — now available on Past Masters
  7. "Sgt. Pepper Inner Groove" in stereo, a piece that ended the original British release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band but was not included on the American version of the album. It consists of a few seconds of 15 kilohertz tone (similar to a dog whistle) followed by two seconds of laughter and noise on the runout groove. The tone is not included on this album but the laughter and noise are featured just before the actual runout groove. It has since been restored, including the high-pitch tone, for all worldwide CD and cassette versions of Sgt. Pepper as well as the 2012 Vinyl Remaster of the LP.


 



Past Masters Volume 1 & 2
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Although they were probably the band that most transformed rock from a singles medium to an album-oriented form, the Beatles also released many singles and EP tracks that never made it onto albums.

In the U.S., Capitol turned the group's early LPs, through Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, into compilations, more or less, throwing the hit singles onto the vinyl to augment the album tracks. When the label later released the U.K. albums on CD, it posed a problem: What to do with the non-LP singles?

Past Masters, Volume 1 compiles 18 of those singles, including some of their best-known tracks, running from "Love Me Do," "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," and "This Boy" to "I Feel Fine" and Paul's homage to Little Richard, "I'm Down." Essential stuff.

Past Masters, Volume 2 completes the journey through the Beatles' musical landscape, with such notable additions as "Rain," "Hey Jude" and "Across The Universe."


Original Vinyl Track Listing
Volume 1 Side 1
1. Love Me Do (Single Version)
2. From Me To You
3. Thank You Girl
4. She Loves You
5. I'll Get You
6. I Want To Hold Your Hand
7. This Boy
8. Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (I Want To Hold Your Hand)
9. Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)

  Volume 1 Side 2
1. Long Tall Sally
2. I Call Your Name
3. Slow Down
4. Matchbox
5. I Feel Fine
6. She's a Woman
7. Bad Boy
8. Yes It Is
9. I'm Down

Volume 2 Side 1
1. Day Tripper
2. We Can Work It Out
3. Paperback Writer
4. Rain
5. Lady Madonna
6. Inner Light
7. Hey Jude
8. Revolution


  Volume 2 Side 2
1. Get Back
2. Don't Let Me Down
3. Ballad of John and Yoko
4. Old Brown Shoe
5. Across the Universe
6. Let It Be
7. You Know My Name (Look up the Number)


All tracks on 2 compact discs.



 



Anthology 1
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This is the first release in a three-part series that essentially amounted to the three surviving Beatles officially sanctioning the release of tracks that had been bootlegged for years. Thus, you get some of their earliest recordings as teens; the tracks they cut in Hamburg, Germany; their Decca audition tapes (which were rejected); and, finally, alternate takes and works in progress of songs that are now part of the world's consciousness.

Oh, yeah, you also get "Free As a Bird," the John Lennon track the other Beatles "finished" in 1995. It's out of context in the company of some of the group's early classics.

Die-hard Beatles fans, of course, love exploring this stuff, but the three Anthologies are hardly a place for beginners to start their explorations.


CD Track Listing
Disc 1
  1. Free as a Bird
  2. John Lennon
  3. That'll Be the Day
  4. In Spite of All the Danger
  5. Paul McCartney
  6. Hallelujah, I Love Her So
  7. You'll Be Mine
  8. Cayenne
  9. Paul
  10. My Bonnie
  11. Ain't She Sweet
  12. Cry For a Shadow
  13. John
  14. Brian Epstein
  15. Searchin'
  16. Three Cool Cats
  17. Sheik of Araby, The
  18. Like Dreamers Do
  19. Hello Little Girl
  20. Brian Epstein
  21. Besame Mucho
  22. Love Me Do
  23. How Do You Do It
  24. Please Please Me
  25. One After 909
  26. One After 909
  27. Lend Me Your Comb
  28. I'll Get You
  29. John
  30. I Saw Her Standing There
  31. From Me to You
  32. Money (That's What I Want)
  33. You Really Got a Hold on Me
  34. Roll Over Beethoven
Disc 2
  1. She Loves You
  2. Till There Was You
  3. Twist and Shout
  4. This Boy
  5. I Want to Hold Your Hand
  6. Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
  7. Moonlight Bay
  8. Can't Buy Me Love
  9. All My Loving
  10. You Can't Do That
  11. And I Love Her
  12. Hard Day's Night, A
  13. I Wanna Be Your Man
  14. Long Tall Sally
  15. Boys
  16. Shout
  17. I'll Be Back (Demo)
  18. I'll Be Back (Complete)
  19. You Know What To Do
  20. No Reply (Demo)
  21. Mr. Moonlight
  22. Leave My Kitten Alone
  23. No Reply
  24. Eight Days A Week (Sequence)
  25. Eight Days A Week
  26. . Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey


 



Anthology 2
Formats: Compact Disc Vinyl

If you are, like me, a long-time Beatles fan, you will love this twist on what I personally believe to be the most experimental and brave period of the Fabs glittering career.

Whilst most of the tracks are good (only a few clinkers, such as the tedious "Green Onions" clone of "12 Bar Instrumental" are present), the real gold in these tracks is that they enable the listener to follow (or try and follow) the development of a particular song.

Listening to some of the songs is like seeing old and well-loved buildings only half-built, such as "A Day In The Life."

In particular, listening to the basic unadorned take of "I Am The Walrus" is like suddenly finding your eccentric Auntie Nellie pruning roses in the nude ...!

Now there's a simile to keep you up at night.

Musicians (pro or amateur) will be fascinated by the alternative takes & half-developed ideas, trying to figure out the logic behind why certain ideas were dropped and others developed. And in case I've wondered off the point a little, I'll say it again, brilliant music, to be appreciated by EVERYBODY.

Get this, if only for a fascinating glimpse of the inner musical workings a bunch pop geniuses, illustrated and dissected in the manner of an anatomical text book.


CD Track Listing
Disc 1
  1. Real Love
  2. Yes It Is
  3. I'm Down
  4. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
  5. If You've Got Trouble
  6. That Means a Lot
  7. Yesterday
  8. It's Only Love
  9. I Feel Fine
  10. Ticket to Ride
  11. Yesterday
  12. Help!
  13. Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby
  14. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
  15. I'm Looking Through You
  16. 12-Bar Original
  17. Tomorrow Never Knows
  18. Got to Get You into My Life
  19. And Your Bird Can Sing
  20. Taxman
  21. Eleanor Rigby
  22. I'm Only Sleeping
  23. I'm Only Sleeping
  24. Rock & Roll Music
  25. She's a Woman
Disc 2
  1. Strawberry Fields Forever
  2. Strawberry Fields Forever
  3. Strawberry Fields Forever
  4. Penny Lane
  5. Day in the Life, A
  6. Good Morning, Good Morning
  7. Only a Northern Song
  8. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
  9. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
  10. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
  11. Within You, Without You
  12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
  13. You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)
  14. I Am the Walrus
  15. Fool on the Hill, The
  16. Your Mother Should Know
  17. The Fool on the Hill
  18. Hello Goodbye
  19. Lady Madonna
  20. Across the Universe


 



Anthology 3
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From the White Album to the end, the last days of the Beatles weren't smooth, which made the fact that they still produced some astonishing music all the more remarkable.

In abbreviated form, "What's the New Mary Jane" is finally issued here, and proves underwhelming.

For the rest of the set, it's largely down to outtakes and demos, but this time there isn't the same insight of the previous two volumes. Anthology 3 comes dangerously close to the sound of barrels being scraped. That said, it's the Beatles, and in whatever form, the music still shines brilliantly.


CD Track Listing
Record 1 Disc 1
  1. A Beginning
  2. Happiness Is a Warm Gun
  3. Helter Skelter
  4. Mean Mr. Mustard
  5. Polythene Pam
  6. Glass Onion
  7. Junk
  8. Piggies
  9. Honey Pie
  10. Don't Pass Me By
  11. Ob-la-di, Ob-la-Da
  12. Good Night
  13. Cry Baby Cry
  14. Blackbird
  15. Sexy Sadie
  16. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  17. Hey Jude
  18. Not Guilty
  19. Mother Nature's Son
  20. Glass Onion
  21. Rocky Raccoon
  22. What's the New Mary Jane
  23. Step Inside Love / Los Paranoius
  24. I'm So Tired
  25. I Will
  26. Why Don't We Do It in the Road
  27. Julia
Disc 2
  1. I've Got a Feeling
  2. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
  3. Dig a Pony
  4. Two of Us
  5. For You Blue
  6. Teddy Boy
  7. Rip It Up / Shake, Rattle And Roll / Blue Suede Shoes
  8. The Long and Winding Road,
  9. Oh! Darling
  10. All Things Must Pass
  11. Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues
  12. Get Back
  13. Old Brown Shoe
  14. Octopus's Garden
  15. Maxwell's Silver Hammer
  16. Something
  17. Come Together
  18. Come and Get It
  19. Ain't She Sweet
  20. Because
  21. Let It Be
  22. I Me Mine
  23. The End


 



Live at the BBC
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The surviving members of the Fab Four spent much of the 1990's belatedly reuniting to document, promote, and occasionally awkwardly burnish their unparalleled pop music legacy.

This double-disc anthology of live-in-the-studio performances originally recorded specifically for the BBC during the most frantic years of early Beatlemania was the first chapter in that effort and the first issuance of previously unreleased Beatles recordings since the late '70s. In many ways, it remains the most artistically revealing.


CD Track Listing
Disc 1
  1. Beatle Greetings
  2. From Us to You
  3. Riding on a Bus
  4. I Got a Woman
  5. Too Much Monkey Business
  6. Keep Your Hands off My Baby
  7. I'll Be on My Way
  8. Young Blood
  9. Shot of Rhythm and Blues, A
  10. Sure to Fall (In Love With You)
  11. Some Other Guy
  12. Thank You Girl
  13. Sha la la la La!
  14. Baby It's You
  15. That's All Right (Mama)
  16. Carol
  17. Soldier of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)
  18. A Little Rhyme
  19. Clarabella
  20. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)
  21. Crying, Waiting, Hoping
  22. Dear Wack!
  23. You Really Got a Hold on Me
  24. To Know Her Is to Love Her
  25. A Taste of Honey
  26. Long Tall Sally
  27. I Saw Her Standing There
  28. Honeymoon Song, The
  29. Johnny B. Goode
  30. Memphis
  31. Lucille
  32. Can't Buy Me Love
  33. From Fluff to You
  34. Till There Was You
Disc 2
  1. Crinsk Dee Night
  2. A Hard Day's Night
  3. Have a Banana!
  4. I Wanna Be Your Man
  5. Just a Rumor
  6. Roll over Beethoven
  7. All My Loving
  8. Things We Said Today
  9. She's a Woman
  10. Sweet Little Sixteen
  11. 1822!
  12. Lonesome Tears in My Eyes
  13. Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves on the Trees)
  14. Hippy Hippy Shake, The
  15. "Glad All Over"
  16. "I Just Don't Understand"
  17. "So How Come (No One Loves Me)"
  18. "I Feel Fine"
  19. "I'm a Loser"
  20. "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby"
  21. "Rock and Roll Music"
  22. "Ticket to Ride"
  23. "Dizzy Miss Lizzy"
  24. "Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!"
  25. "Set Fire to That Lot!"
  26. "Matchbox"
  27. "I Forgot to Remember to Forget"
  28. "Love These Goon Shows!"
  29. "I Got to Find My Baby"
  30. "Ooh! My Soul"
  31. "Ooh! My Arms"
  32. "Don't Ever Change"
  33. "Slow Down"
  34. "Honey Don't"
  35. "Love Me Do"


 



On Air — Live at the BBC Volume 2
[LIVE]

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In 1994, The Beatles' Live at the BBC was released to worldwide acclaim - hitting number one in the U.K. and number three in the U.S. and selling more than five million copies within six weeks. Now comes a new companion to The Beatles' first BBC collection, On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2. On Air's 63 tracks, none of which overlaps with The Beatles' first BBC release, include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band's members and their BBC radio hosts.

In the studios of the British Broadcasting Corporation, The Beatles performed music for a variety of radio shows. On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 presents the sound of The Beatles seizing their moment to play for the nation. Thrilled to hear these exciting recordings again, Paul McCartney said, "There's a lot of energy and spirit. We are going for it, not holding back at all, trying to put in the best performance of our lifetimes."

Ten of the album's songs were never recorded by the group for EMI in the 1960s, including two making their debuts with the new release: The Beatles' direct-to-air performance of Chuck Berry's "I'm Talking About You" and a rocking cover of the standard "Beautiful Dreamer." On Air also includes different versions of six rarities heard on the 1994 BBC collection: Little Richard's "Lucille," Chuck Berry's "Memphis, Tennessee," Chan Romero's "The Hippy Hippy Shake," Ray Charles' "I Got A Woman," and two songs they learned from records by Carl Perkins, "Glad All Over" and "Sure To Fall."

The Beatles' tribute to the BBC's most important pop show of the early '60s - "Happy Birthday, Dear Saturday Club" - is another surprise. As John Lennon recalled in 1980, "We did a lot of tracks that were never on record for Saturday Club - they were well recorded, too." Paul remembers, "We'd been raised on the BBC radio programs. One of the big things in our week was Saturday Club - this great show was playing the kind of music we loved, so that was something we really aspired to."

Between March 1962 and June 1965, no fewer than 275 unique musical performances by The Beatles were broadcast by the BBC in the U.K. The group played songs on 39 radio shows in 1963 alone. Ringo Starr said in 1994, "You tend to forget that we were a working band. It's that mono sound. There were usually no overdubs. We were in at the count-in and that was it. I get excited listening to them."

On their busiest BBC day, 16 July 1963, The Beatles recorded 18 songs for three editions of their Pop Go The Beatles series in fewer than seven hours.

The group played 88 distinct songs in their BBC sessions - some were recorded many times; others performed just once. At the time, three national BBC stations provided all daytime radio broadcasting in the U.K. Only the Light Programme network might occasionally play a record. Most broadcast music was live music. Consequently, to promote their releases, The Beatles had to play live at the BBC. "Everything was done instantly," remembered George Harrison, "but before that, we used to drive 200 miles in an old van down the M1, come into London, try and find the BBC and then set up and do the program. Then we'd probably drive back to Newcastle for a gig in the evening!"

On Air also features BBC recordings of 30 well-loved songs from The Beatles' catalogue, including five number ones and other favorites such as: "I Saw Her Standing There," "Twist And Shout," "Do You Want To Know A Secret," "Boys," "Please Mister Postman," "Money," "And I Love Her," and "If I Fell."


CD Track Listing
Disc 1
  1. And Here We Are Again (Speech)
  2. Words of Love
  3. How About It, Gorgeous? (Speech)
  4. Do You Want To Know a Secret
  5. Lucille
  6. Hey, Paul... (Speech)
  7. Anna (Go To Him)
  8. Hello! (Speech)
  9. Please Please Me
  10. Misery
  11. I'm Talking About You
  12. A Real Treat (Speech)
  13. Boys
  14. Absolutely Fab (Speech)
  15. Chains
  16. Ask Me Why
  17. Till There Was You
  18. Lend Me Your Comb
  19. Lower 5E (Speech)
  20. The Hippy Hippy Shake
  21. Roll Over Beethoven
  22. There's A Place
  23. Bumper Bundle (Speech)
  24. P.S. I Love You
  25. Please Mister Postman
  26. Beautiful Dreamer
  27. Devil In Her Heart
  28. The 49 Weeks (Speech)
  29. Sure To Fall (In Love With You)
  30. Never Mind, Eh? (Speech)
  31. Twist And Shout
  32. Bye, Bye (speech)
  33. John - Pop Profile (Speech)
  34. George - Pop Profile (Speech)
Disc 2
  1. I Saw Her Standing There
  2. Glad All Over
  3. Lift Lid Again (Speech)
  4. I'll Get You
  5. She Loves You
  6. Memphis, Tennessee
  7. Happy Birthday Dear Saturday Club
  8. Now Hush, Hush (Speech)
  9. From Me To You
  10. Money (That's What I Want)
  11. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  12. Brian Bathtubes (Speech)
  13. This Boy
  14. If I Wasn't In America (Speech)
  15. I Got A Woman
  16. Long Tall Sally
  17. If I Fell
  18. A Hard Job Writing Them (Speech)
  19. And I Love Her
  20. Oh, Can't We? Yes We Can (Speech)
  21. You Can't Do That
  22. Honey Don't
  23. I'll Follow The Sun
  24. Green With Black Shutters (Speech)
  25. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!
  26. That's What We're Here For (Speech)
  27. I Feel Fine (Studio Outtake)
  28. Paul - Pop Profile (Speech)
  29. Ringo - Pop Profile (Speech)





Live At The BBC - The Collection
On Air — Live At The BBC Volume 2 and Live At The BBC (Remastered) have also been released as a box set.


 



Compact Disc EP Collection
[Box set]


Formats: Compact Disc

Released in 1992, this well-designed 15-EP CD box set faithfully reproduced all of the 14 original British EP releases, and even added a bonus EP.

Each of the CD's were digitally remastered and enclosed in jackets using the original cover art and sleeve format. The double-CD Magical Mystery Tour EP included a disc each of both mono and stereo versions of the 6 songs, plus the entire 28 page booklet. The sets were released in Great Britain May 26th (CDBEP 14), in Japan June 10 (EMI/Odeon/Apple TOCP-7101-15), and in the USA June 30th (Apple/Capitol C2-15852). Some USA sets include UK manufactured CD's. A nice addition for any Beatles collection...


CD Track Listing

EP
Tracks




The Beatles' Hits

  • From Me To You
  • Thank You Girl
  • Please Please Me
  • Love Me Do




Twist and Shout

  • Twist and Shout
  • A Taste of Honey
  • Do You Want To Know A Secret
  • There's A Place




The Beatles (No.1)

  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • Misery Anna (Go To Him)
  • Chains




All My Loving

  • All My Loving
  • Ask Me Why
  • Money
  • P.S. I Love You




Long Tall Sally

  • Long Tall Sally
  • I Call Your Name
  • Slow Down
  • Matchbox




A Hard Day's Night (Extracts From The Film)

  • I Sould Have Known Better
  • If I Fell
  • Tell Me Why
  • And I Love Her




A Hard Day's Night (Extracts From The Album)

  • Any Time At All
  • I'll Cry Instead
  • Things We Said Today
  • When I Get Home




Beatles For Sale

  • No Reply
  • I'm A Loser
  • Rock and Roll Music
  • Eight Days A Week




Beatles For Sale No. 2

  • I'll Follow The Sun
  • Baby's In Black
  • Words of Love
  • I Don't Want To Spoil The Party




The Beatles' Million Sellers

  • She Loves You
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand
  • Can't Buy Me Love
  • I Feel Fine




Yesterday

  • Yesterday
  • Act Naturally
  • You Like Me Too Much
  • It's Only Love




Nowhere Man

  • Nowhere Man
  • Drive My Car Michelle
  • You Won't See Me




Magical Mystery Tour (stereo)
Magical Mystery Tour (mono)

  • Magical Mystery Tour
  • Your Mother Should Know
  • I Am The Walrus
  • The Fool On The Hill
  • Flying
  • Blue Jay Way




The Beatles Bonus CD (stereo)

  • The Inner Light
  • Baby You're A Rich Man
  • She's A Woman
  • This Boy


 



CD Singles Collection
[Box set]
Formats: Compact Disc

Import only boxset containing 22 CD replicas of the Fab Four's original seven inch singles issued in the UK between 1962 and 1970. Each CD is packaged in a cardboard replica sleeve that features the cover art from the seven inch singles that were reissued in the '80s. From 'Love Me Do' to 'Let It Be', all their singles are present and accounted for. The original B-sides are obviously included, making this an essential purchase for any Beatles freak. Hold a piece of musical history in your hands as you experience The Beatles' music as originally intended for release. 44 tracks.

CD Track Listing
22 CD Singles (2 Tracks each)
  1. Strawberry Fields Forever
  2. Penny Lane
  3. Get Back
  4. Don't Let Me Down
  5. Ballad Of John & Yoko
  6. Old Brown Shoe
  7. Something
  8. Come Together
  9. Yellow Submarine
  10. Eleanor Rigby
  11. We Can Work It Out
  12. Day Tripper
  13. Ticket To Ride
  14. Yes It Is
  15. Help
  16. I'm Down
  17. I Feel Fine
  18. She's A Woman
  19. Hard Day's Night
  20. Things We Said Today
  21. Hello Goodbye
  22. I Am The Walrus

  1. Lady Madonna
  2. Inner Light
  3. Love Me Do
  4. P S I Love You
  5. Please Please Me
  6. Ask Me Why
  7. Papaerback Writer
  8. Rain
  9. Hey Jude
  10. Revolution
  11. From Me To You
  12. Thank You Girl
  13. She Loves You
  14. I'll Get You
  15. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  16. This Boy
  17. Can't Buy Me Love
  18. You Can't Do That
  19. All You Need Is Love
  20. Baby You're A Rich Man
  21. Let It Be
  22. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)



 



The Beatles 1
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Formats: Compact Disc Vinyl

Proving yet again their willingness to dice 'n' slice their burgeoning legacy into new, if not exactly fresh, product, the Fab Four Minus One released this single disc compendium of their No. 1 hits.

Though obviously superfluous to long-time Fabs faithful (who may also find themselves quibbling over the precise definition of "No. 1 hit" and the exclusion of seeming contenders like "Please Please Me" and "Strawberry Fields"), newly arrived visitors from the Pleiades star cluster and other neophytes will find it a concise and generous (nearly 80 minutes) single-disc introduction to the band's career-spanning, unparalleled dominance of pop music in the 1960s and beyond.

More than merely a trophy case of commercial success (and it won't be hard to find people to argue that these singles aren't even the band's best work), 1 is also a quick sketch of a remarkable seven-year musical evolution, one that stretches from the neo-skiffle of "Love Me Do" through a remarkable synthesis of R&B, rockabilly, Tin Pan Alley, gospel, country and classical that still defies efforts to effectively deconstruct it.


Original Vinyl Track Listing
Record 1 Side 1
1. Love Me Do
2. From Me to You
3. She Loves You
4. I Want to Hold Your Hand
5. Can't Buy Me Love
6. Hard Day's Night
7. I Feel Fine

  Record 1 Side 2
1. Eight Days a Week
2. Ticket to Ride
3. Help!
4. Yesterday
5. Day Tripper
6. We Can Work It Out
7. Paperback Writer

Record 2 Side 3
1. Yellow Submarine
2. Eleanor Rigby
3. Penny Lane
4. All You Need Is Love
5. Hello, Goodbye
6. Lady Madonna
7. Hey Jude

  Record 2 Side 4
1. Get Back
2. Ballad of John and Yoko
3. Something
4. Come Together
5. Let It Be
6. Long and Winding Road


All tracks on 1 compact disc.



 



The Capitol Albums Volume 1
Available from
Formats: Compact Disc

When the Beatles catalog was first issued on CD in the '80s, an attempt was made to standardize the releases (which often varied wildly in content internationally) by using their original British format. But this confounded many Fabs fans in the U.S. who now found CDs with track listings that often differed dramatically from their original American LPs.

More maddening, the initial four releases were only available in not-so-glorious mono mixes.

This four-CD collection of the band's 1964 American album releases finally addresses those concerns, and then some. Meet the Beatles, The Beatles Second Album, Something New, and Beatles '65 have been digitally prepared from Capitol's vintage album masters and presented in both the original stereo and mono mixes released back in '64.

This set gives younger fans a chance to finally hear the band's epochal early music in stereo--and should please an older generation by returning massive hit singles like "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You," "She's a Woman," and "I Feel Fine" to their original American album contexts.

The booklet contains a wealth of rare photos and concise notes by noted Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn.



CD Track Listing
Disc 1
  1. I Want To Hold Your Hand (Stereo)
  2. I Saw Her Standing There (Stereo)
  3. This Boy (Stereo)
  4. It Won't Be Long (Stereo)
  5. All I've Got To Do (Stereo)
  6. All My Loving (Stereo)
  7. Don't Bother Me (Stereo)
  8. Little Child (Stereo)
  9. Till There Was You (Stereo)
  10. Hold Me Tight (Stereo)
  11. I Wanna Be Your Man (Stereo)
  12. Not A Second Time (Stereo)
  13. I Want To Hold Your Hand (Original Mono)
  14. I Saw Her Standing There (Original Mono)
  15. This Boy (Original Mono)
  16. It Won't Be Long (Original Mono)
  17. All I've Got To Do (Original Mono)
  18. All My Loving (Original Mono)
  19. Don't Bother Me (Original Mono)
  20. Little Child (Original Mono)
  21. Till There Was You (Original Mono)
  22. Hold Me Tight (Original Mono)
  23. I Wanna Be Your Man (Original Mono)
  24. Not A Second Time (Original Mono)
Disc 2
  1. Roll Over Beethoven (Stereo)
  2. Thank You Girl (Stereo)
  3. You Really Got a Hold On Me (Stereo)
  4. Devil In Her Heart (Stereo)
  5. Money (alt version to UK release)(Stereo)
  6. You Can't Do That (Stereo)
  7. Long Tall Sally (Stereo)
  8. I Call Your Name (Stereo)
  9. Please Mr. Postman (Stereo)
  10. I'll Get You (Stereo)
  11. She Loves You (Stereo)
  12. Roll Over Beethoven (Original Mono)
  13. Thank You Girl (Original Mono)
  14. You Really Got a Hold On Me (Original Mono)
  15. Devil In Her Heart (Original Mono)
  16. Money (alt version to UK release) (Original Mono)
  17. You Can't Do That (Original Mono)
  18. Long Tall Sally (Original Mono)
  19. I Call Your Name (Original Mono)
  20. Please Mr. Postman (Original Mono)
  21. I'll Get You (Original Mono)
  22. She Loves You (Original Mono)
Disc 3
  1. I'll Cry Instead (Stereo)
  2. Things We Said Today (Stereo)
  3. Any Time At All (Stereo)
  4. When I Get Home (Stereo)
  5. Slow Down (Stereo)
  6. Matchbox (Stereo)
  7. Tell Me Why (Stereo)
  8. And I Love Her (Stereo)
  9. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You (Stereo)
  10. If I Fell (Stereo)
  11. Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (I Want To Hold Your Hand) (Stereo)
  12. I'll Cry Instead (Original Mono)
  13. Things We Said Today (Original Mono)
  14. Any Time At All (Original Mono)
  15. When I Get Home (Original Mono)
  16. Slow Down (Original Mono)
  17. Matchbox (Original Mono)
  18. Tell Me Why (Original Mono)
  19. And I Love Her (Original Mono)
  20. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You (Original Mono)
  21. If I Fell (Original Mono)
  22. Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (I Want To Hold Your Hand) (Original Mono)
Disc 4
  1. No Reply (Stereo)
  2. I'm A Loser (Stereo)
  3. Baby's in Black (Stereo)
  4. Rock and Roll Music (Stereo)
  5. I'll Follow The Sun (Stereo)
  6. Mr. Moonlight (Stereo)
  7. Honey Don't (Stereo)
  8. I'll Be Back (Stereo)
  9. She's A Woman (Stereo)
  10. I Feel Fine (Stereo)
  11. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (Stereo)
  12. No Reply (Original Mono)
  13. I'm A Loser (Original Mono)
  14. Baby's in Black (Original Mono)
  15. Rock and Roll Music (Original Mono)
  16. I'll Follow The Sun (Original Mono)
  17. Mr. Moonlight (Original Mono)
  18. Honey Don't (Original Mono)
  19. I'll Be Back (Original Mono)
  20. She's A Woman (Original Mono)
  21. I Feel Fine (Original Mono)
  22. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (Original Mono)




 



The Capitol Albums Volume 2
Available from
Formats: Compact Disc

Unless your name is Ryan Adams, you're probably not in the habit of releasing four albums in four years, let alone the same number in one. But that's exactly what the Beatles did in 1965, thanks to Capitol Records' practice of mixing and matching tracks from their U.K. releases to create new, shorter records for the American market.

Because standard-issue Beatles discs follow the British discography, The Capitol Albums, Vol. 2 marks the first CD appearance of The Early Beatles (March), Beatles VI (June), the Help! soundtrack (August), and the U.S. version of Rubber Soul (December), which are presented in both mono and stereo. And since the Brits' Please Please Me and Beatles for Sale are available only in mono, that means a lot of tracks are making their stereo CD debut here, including "Please Please Me," "Twist and Shout," "Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey," "What You're Doing," and "Every Little Thing."

This is also the first CD appearance of Ken Thorne's incidental music from Help! (James Bond intro, anyone?), as well as of the original wide-separation stereo mixes of Help! and Rubber Soul (not the 1987 George Martin digital remixes that appear on the British discs).

All told, a full 82 of this set's 92 tracks have never before been available on CD.

It's not quite the sonic revelation that was Vol. 1 (that box contained 32 stereo CD debuts, this one only 14), but it's a great listen nevertheless.

Also included is a colorful, 60-page booklet featuring rare photos and liner notes by Beatles historian Bruce Spizer.



CD Track Listing
Disc 1
  1. Love Me Do (stereo)
  2. Twist And Shout (stereo)
  3. Anna (stereo)
  4. Chains (stereo)
  5. Boys (stereo)
  6. Ask Me Why (stereo)
  7. Please Please Me (stereo)
  8. P. S. I Love You (stereo)
  9. Baby It's You (stereo)
  10. A Taste Of Honey (stereo)
  11. Do You Want To Know A Secret (stereo)
  12. Love Me Do (mono)
  13. Twist And Shout (mono)
  14. Anna (mono)
  15. Chains (mono)
  16. Boys (mono)
  17. Ask Me Why (mono)
  18. Please Please Me (mono)
  19. P. S. I Love You (mono)
  20. Baby It's You (mono)
  21. A Taste Of Honey (mono)
  22. Do You Want To Know A Secret (mono)
Disc 2
  1. Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey (stereo)
  2. Eight Days A Week (stereo)
  3. You Like Me Too Much (stereo)
  4. Bad Boy (stereo)
  5. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party (stereo)
  6. Words Of Love (stereo)
  7. What You're Doing (stereo)
  8. Yes It Is (stereo)
  9. Dizzy Miss Lizzie (stereo)
  10. Tell Me What You See (stereo)
  11. Every Little Thing (stereo)
  12. Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey (mono)
  13. Eight Days A Week (mono)
  14. You Like Me Too Much (mono)
  15. Bad Boy (mono)
  16. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party (mono)
  17. Words Of Love (mono)
  18. What You're Doing (mono)
  19. Yes It Is (mono)
  20. Dizzy Miss Lizzie (mono)
  21. Tell Me What You See (mono)
  22. Every Little Thing (mono)
Disc 3
  1. Help! (stereo)
  2. The Night Before (stereo)
  3. From Me To You Fantasy (Instrumental - stereo)
  4. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (stereo)
  5. I Need You (stereo)
  6. In The Tyrol (Instrumental- stereo)
  7. Another Girl (stereo)
  8. Another Hard Day's Night (Instrumental - stereo)
  9. Ticket To Ride (stereo)
  10. The Bitter End/You Can't Do That (Instrumental - stereo)
  11. You're Gonna Lose That Girl (stereo)
  12. The Chase (Instrumental - stereo)
  13. Help! (mono)
  14. The Night Before (mono)
  15. From Me To You Fantasy (Instrumental - mono)
  16. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (mono)
  17. I Need You (mono)
  18. In The Tyrol (Instrumental- mono)
  19. Another Girl (mono)
  20. Another Hard Day's Night (Instrumental - mono)
  21. Ticket To Ride (mono)
  22. The Bitter End/You Can't Do That (Instrumental - mono)
  23. You're Gonna Lose That Girl (mono)
  24. The Chase (Instrumental - mono)
Disc 4
  1. I've Just Seen A Face (stereo)
  2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown - stereo)
  3. You Won't See Me (stereo)
  4. Think For Yourself (stereo)
  5. The Word (stereo)
  6. Michelle (stereo)
  7. It's Only Love (stereo)
  8. Girl (stereo)
  9. I'm Looking Through You (stereo)
  10. In My Life (stereo)
  11. Wait (stereo)
  12. Run For Your Life (stereo)
  13. I've Just Seen A Face (mono)
  14. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown - mono)
  15. You Won't See Me (mono)
  16. Think For Yourself (mono)
  17. The Word (mono)
  18. Michelle (mono)
  19. It's Only Love (mono)
  20. Girl (mono)
  21. I'm Looking Through You (mono)
  22. In My Life (mono)
  23. Wait (mono)
  24. Run For Your Life (mono)


 



The Beatles Stereo Box Set
[Box set, Original recording remastered]
Available from
Formats: Compact Disc

Distributed in 2009, this set includes all the original Beatles' albums in a remastered format.

A great gift for the new Beatles fan or the serious collector.

The set comes in a hard black glossy lift top with magnet clasp, and the CDs are packaged in three panel digi-pak with digital mini documentaries.

All 13 Studio remasters are included:

  • Please Please Me
  • With The Beatles
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Beatles For Sale
  • Help!
  • Rubber Soul
  • Revolver
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Magical Mystery Tour
  • The Beatles
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Abbey Road
  • Let It Be
  • Past Masters

The set also includes a DVD of all 13 mini-documentaries (Running time: 40 minutes).

Click here for example of a mini-documentary.



 



The Beatles Mono Box Set
[Box set, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered]
Available from
Formats: Compact Disc

The Beatles Mono Box Set was compiled as a special interest package for the hard-core fan. It presents the first ten albums in re-mastered mono (the final 3 albums made their debuts in stereo only), and a double album of singles and EPs, called "Mono Masters."

At the time of writing, the mono albums are not available individually.

Why would anyone want a newly minted mono collection? The final mono songs were sometimes different. Stereo mixes were usually done days, if not weeks after the original mono mix, and could include different takes when the engineers made the overdubs.

Stereo mixes, particularly for the first five albums, did not include as much critical listening from George Martin, and almost none from the Fab' Four. Also, stereo in early 60's England was not broadcast over the air, and the format was largely the preserve of the hi-fi snob.

For more than half The Beatles recorded repertoire, the most affordable "weapon of choice" for the twisting, shouting teenage market was the mono mix.

Ironically - this box set is the best The Beatles have ever sounded. Like the stereo sibling these are re-mastered, not re-mixed, but unlike the stereo, they have not been clipped or limited to push levels closer to current music ingested through our MP3 players. These albums are cleaner than ever before and compared to the 1980s CD editions you're taken aback by how much dynamic range is on those original tapes. Nothing in this box sounds like a 45 year old recording.

Each disc is presented as if it were a miniature "33," replete with plastic anti-scratch sleeve, inner paper sleeve, original album cover, inserts and all original text rendered frustratingly small for anyone old enough to have bought the LPs the first time around.

The box set contains all the songs from 11 albums (12 discs):

  • Please Please Me
  • With The Beatles
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Beatles For Sale
  • Help! (CD also includes original 1965 stereo mix & mono mix CD debut)
  • Rubber Soul (CD also include original 1965 stereo mix & mono mix CD debut)
  • Revolver (mono mix CD debut)
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (mono mix CD debut)
  • Magical Mystery Tour (mono mix CD debut)
  • The Beatles (mono mix CD debut)
  • Mono Masters (features all of the mono tracks that appeared on singles, EPs, or that never made it onto the 13 albums)


Yellow Submarine, Abbey Road and Let It Be are not included, as they were originally recorded only in stereo.

For full listings, please click here ...

 




The Beatles Stereo Vinyl Box Set
[Box set, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered]
Available from
Formats: Vinyl

The Beatles Stereo Vinyl Box Set includes the following albums:

  • Please Please Me
  • With The Beatles
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Beatles For Sale
  • Help!
  • Rubber Soul
  • Revolver
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Magical Mystery Tour
  • The Beatles (The White Album) (2LP)
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Let It Be
  • Abbey Road
  • Past Masters (2LP)

The Beatles' acclaimed original studio album remasters, released on CD in 2009, make their long-awaited stereo vinyl debut.

Manufactured on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork, the 14 albums return to their original glory with details including the poster in The Beatles (The White Album), the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band's cut-outs, and special inner bags for some of the titles. The albums are accompanied by a stunning, elegantly designed 252-page hardbound book in a lavish boxed edition which is being in limited quantities worldwide.

The book, exclusive to the boxed edition, is authored by award-winning radio producer Kevin Howlett and features a dedicated chapter for each of the albums, as well as insight into the creation of the remasters and how the vinyl albums were prepared. The 12"x12" book showcases a wealth of photographs spanning The Beatles' recording career, including many images which were not included in the 2009 CD booklets.

The titles include The Beatles' 12 original UK albums, first released between 1963 and 1970, the US-originated Magical Mystery Tour, now part of the group's core catalogue, and Past Masters, Volumes One & Two, first released individually in 1988, featuring non-album A-sides and B-sides, EP tracks and rarities. With this release, The Beatles' first four albums make their North American stereo vinyl debuts.



 




The U.S. Albums
[Box set, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered]
Available from
Formats: Compact Disc

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles arrival in North America on February 7, 1964, The U.S. Albums, a new 13CD Beatles collection spanning 1964's Meet The Beatles! to 1970's Hey Jude.

Of special note is the inclusion of the infamous "Butcher's Block" cover art for Yesterday and Today, with a sticker of the more acceptable photograph that became the album's standard cover to place over the original, somewhat grotesque, artwork. Ironically, for years, Beatles collectors have been peeling off the traditional cover of early pressings of Yesterday And Today to reveal the "Butcher's Block" photo, which has long been considered highly collectible.

Last, but not least, the box set includes the first CD format of Hey Jude, a longtime favourite album that has never been rereleased in any form other than vinyl since 1970.

The Beatles U.S. Albums Box Set includes the following albums:

These new releases seek to replicate the unique listening experience heard by Americans at the time by preserving the sequences, timings, and artwork found on the albums.

Capitol’s engineers in the 1960s took great care to produce what they believed to be the best possible sound for the playback equipment in use at that time. Due to the limitations of the record players of the day, engineers often compressed the sound by raising the volume of the softer passages and lowering the volume for the louder parts of the songs. They also reduced the bass frequencies since too much bass could cause the record to skip. In some cases, reverb was added to the tracks to make them sound more “American.”

It should be noted, however, that the tracks, which make up the albums in this box set, are reportedly not true to the original U.S. albums. The albums are instead mostly made up of the 2009 remastered U.K. tracks. As a result, some of the "effects" of the American albums are missing.

The CDs are packaged in miniature vinyl sleeves that faithfully recreate the original U.S. LP releases down to the finest detail, including the inner sleeves.

11 original U.S. albums presented in both mono and stereo. Hey Jude and The Beatles’ Story are in stereo only. A Hard Day’s Night[Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] , The Beatles’ Story, Yesterday And Today, Hey Jude and the U.S. version of Revolver are presented on CD for the first time. Yesterday And Today features the original album cover of The Beatles posing with raw meat and baby dolls. The package also comes with a collectible sticker of the subsequent Yesterday And Today cover art.

Also included is a 64-page booklet which includes a new essay examining the U.S. albums and their historical significance, written by American author and television executive Bill Flanagan.

The box set’s dimensions are: 6 inches wide x 6 1/8 inches tall x 3 ¼ inches thick.

Each album in the set has also been released as an individual item, and a link to each item on Amazon is provided above.



 









  



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