Sunday, April 5, 2009

Beatles One

The Beatles facts for Beatles 1 are that is a compilation album featuring all number one British and American hit singles by the group and was released on November 13, 2000, the year representing the thirtieth anniversary of the band's break-up. It was released on the Apple label (with songs also registered to Parlophone and Capital). Production credits are attributed to George Martin and Phil Spector, although it was George Martin, together with Harrison, McCartney, and Starr, who compiled and produced the songs.

The twenty-seven songs were previously available on Past Masters, Volume One and Past Masters, Volume Two, as well as The Beatles 1962-1966 and The Beatles 1967-1970.

The songs were digitally remastered under the supervision of Peter Mew at Abbey Road Studios. Many fans have complained that the dynamic sound of the original analog masters was lost in the remastering. On the other hand, most fans believe that the songs sound clearer and more vibrant, with some original recording mistakes (and extraneous noises) now eliminated.

The package has become iconic, with the yellow numeral "1" set against a solid red background. The cover was designed by Rick Ward. The collection was released in CD, vinyl, and cassette formats. Beatles 1 reached Number One on charts in thirty-five countries. Apple claims that more than twenty-seven million copies have been sold to date.

Tracks include:

Love Me Do
From Me to You
She Loves You
I Want to Hold Your Hand
Can't Buy Me Love
A Hard Day's Night
I Feel Fine
Eight Days a Week
Ticket to Ride
Day Tripper
We Can Work It Out
Paperback Writer
Yellow Submarine
Eleanor Rigby
Penny Lane
All You Need Is Love
Hello, Goodbye
Lady Madonna
Hey Jude
Get Back
The Ballad of John and Yoko
Come Together
Let It Be
The Long and Winding Road

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