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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
When Capitol decided to release the original British editions of the Beatles' albums instead of the bastardized American versions, they were left with a bit of a quandary. Since the Beatles had an enormous number of non-LP singles, some of their greatest hits -- from "I Want to Hold Your Hand" through "Hey Jude" -- would not be included on disc if Capitol simply served up straight reissues. They had two options: they could add the singles as bonus tracks to the appropriate CDs, or they could release a compilation of all the non-LP tracks. It should come as no surprise that they chose the latter. In fact, they took it one further, issuing two separate ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
When Capitol decided to release the original British editions of the Beatles' albums instead of the bastardized American versions, they were left with a bit of a quandary. Since the Beatles had an enormous number of non-LP singles, some of their greatest hits -- from "I Want to Hold Your Hand" through "Hey Jude" -- would not be included on disc if Capitol simply served up straight reissues. They had two options: they could add the singles as bonus tracks to the appropriate CDs, or they could release a compilation of all the non-LP tracks. It should come as no surprise that they chose the latter. In fact, they took it one further, issuing two separate compilations of non-LP tracks, which is fairly appropriate since the Beatles released far more singles and EPs in the first two years of their recording career than they did in the last five. Past Masters, Vol. 1 covers those first two years and, to be fair, there are some cuts that are unnecessary for anyone outside of the hardcore -- only a handful of people will be able to spot the difference in the alternate "Love Me Do," while German versions of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "She Loves You" aren't even good for a chuckle. Still, the sheer number of astounding singles makes this essential, even with its faults. These 17 songs capture the exuberance of Beatlemania while confirming their talents as popcraftsmen "This Boy," "Yes It Is" and proving that they could rock really, really hard "I Feel Fine," "She's a Woman," the peerless "I'm Down". Apart from the cuts that are merely rarities, this is a near-perfect compilation that captures the energy and spirit of the Beatles' early years.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2009
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099924380720
  • Catalog Number: 43807
  • Sales rank: 17,602

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Me Do (Single Version)
  2. 2 From Me To You
  3. 3 Thank You Girl
  4. 4 She Loves You
  5. 5 I'll Get You
  6. 6 I Want To Hold Your Hand
  7. 7 This Boy
  8. 8 Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (I Want To Hold Your Hand)
  9. 9 Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)
  10. 10 Long Tall Sally
  11. 11 I Call Your Name
  12. 12 Slow Down
  13. 13 Matchbox
  14. 14 I Feel Fine
  15. 15 She's a Woman
  16. 16 Bad Boy
  17. 17 Yes It Is
  18. 18 I'm Down
Disc 2
  1. 1 Day Tripper
  2. 2 We Can Work It Out
  3. 3 Paperback Writer
  4. 4 Rain
  5. 5 Lady Madonna
  6. 6 The Inner Light
  7. 7 Hey Jude
  8. 8 Revolution
  9. 9 Get Back
  10. 10 Don't Let Me Down
  11. 11 The Ballad Of John And Yoko
  12. 12 Old Brown Shoe
  13. 13 Across The Universe
  14. 14 Let It Be
  15. 15 You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beatles Primary Artist
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    Posted October 1, 2010

    Finally remastered

    Excellent eclectic mix from The Beatles

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