The Beatles Past Masters Volumes 1 & 2 2CD
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This compilation album by The Beatles was originally released in 1988. Volume 1
covers 1962-1965 releases while Volume 2 covers 1965-1970.
The original Beatles catalogue has been digitally re-mastered for the first time
for worldwide CD release. Each CD is packaged with replicated original UK album
art, including expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner
notes and rare photos.
The albums have been re-mastered by a dedicated team of engineers at EMIs Abbey
Road Studios in London over a four year period utilizing state of the art
recording technology alongside vintage studio equipment, carefully maintaining
the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. The result
of this painstaking process is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since
its original release.
The stereo CD includes track listings and artwork as originally released in the
UK. Within the CDs new packaging, booklet includes detailed historical notes
along with informative recording notes. These stereo CDs will be housed in an
eco digi-pack with 14 page booklet.
"For the new remasters, the engineer went back to the original 1960's analog master tapes. Remastering is about working with, sharpening, amplifying, clarifying, and enhancing what are already the settled (or established) facts of the original mix. A listening session in early June at Electric Lady Studios in Manhattan confirmed that this is exactly what has been done. In A/B comparisons with the 1987 CD versions, the Beatles' records sounded more alive, more spirited, with greater dynamic range, and a new spaciousness that was very apparent... These new releases are an audiophile's dream - on good gear, they do sound much improved." - Robert Baird, Stereophile Magazine, October 2009, Vol. 32, No.
"The B side of 'Paperback Writer' was Lennon's response to people moaning about the wet British weather. It featured one of the earliest uses of backward tape, which Lennon said was the result of being stoned and spooling up the tape wrong. It also included virtuoso drumming from Ringo Starr. 'I feel as though that was someone else playing,' Starr said. 'I was possessed!'" - Rolling Stone
Re-mastered at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London
Each CD is packaged with replicated original UK album art
Housed in soft digi-pak
Includes expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes
Made in the U.S.A.
Past Masters Vol. 1 & 2
Disc 1 - Volume 1 (1962-1965):
1. Love Me Do (Original Single Version) (Mono)
2. From Me to You (Previously issued in mono only)
3. Thank You Girl (Previously issued in mono only)
4. She Loves You (Mono)
5. I'll Get You (Mono)
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
14. I Feel Fine
15. She's a Woman
16. Bad Boy
17. Yes It Is
18. I'm Down
Disc 2 - Volume 2 (1965-1970:
1. Day Tripper
2. We Can Work It Out
3. Paperback Writer
5. Lady Madonna
6. The Inner Light
7. Hey Jude
9. Get Back (with Billy Preston)
10. Don't Let Me Down (with Billy Preston)
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) (Mono)