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Past Masters

past masters“Past Masters” was a welcome inclusion in the Remasters series, particularly as the Number One’s compilation “1” has not been include nor the brilliant “A Collection Of Beatles Oldies”, or for that matter the “Red” and “Blue” double album compilations which have previously been released on CD format.

In the year of 1987 the Beatles catalogue of albums made their debut in CD form.

The following year in a bid to gather up singles and other tracks which did not feature on the core albums “Past Masters Volume One” and “Past Masters Volume Two” were released.

Past Masters Volume One

 Past Masters Volume One


  1. Love Me Do
  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
  9. Sie Liebt Dich
  10. Long Tall Sally
  11. I Call Your Name
  12. Slow Down
  13. Matchbox
  14. I Feel Fine
  15. She’s A Woman
  16. Bad Boy
  17. Yes It Is
  18. I’m Down

Past Masters Volume Two

past masters volume two


  1. Day Tripper
  2. We Can Work It Out
  3. Paperback Writer
  4. Rain
  5. Lady Madonna
  6. The Inner Light
  7. Hey Jude
  8. Revolution
  9. Get Back
  10. Don’t Let Me Down
  11. The Ballad Of John And Yoko
  12. Old Brown Shoe
  13. Across The Universe
  14. Let It Be
  15. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

The Remaster combines the two into a 2CD set which despite being a rambling compilation is an essential purchase as it contains some key Beatles moments as per the examples below:-

“”Love Me Do” (the original single version)

It was most unusual in those days for a band’s debut single to be an original composition, George Martin had wanted to use Mitch Murray’s “How Do You Do It”, as they say there but for the grace of God…………….

“She Loves You” (Mono)

My first introduction to The Beatles and a song famous in its time for the 29 uses of the word “yeah”

“Long Tall Sally EP”

long tall sally

An Extended Play release in a Picture Sleeve, this cover of a Little Richard song remains one of their best.

“Bad Boy”

a collection of beatles oldies

At last this track from the brilliant 1966 compilation album get’s a CD release.

Finally perhaps the two best “B Sides” of all time.


The B-Side to “paperback Writer” was a foreword of what was to follow with “Revolver”


The B Side to “Hey Jude” and better than the two other versions which appear on “The Beatles” album

For more information of this album click HERE

To buy the music of The Beatles click HERE



September 14, 2009 - Posted by | Old Music |


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