A Collection of Beatles Oldies (Mono)

By The BeatlesLP • Part of the collection “The Beatles • The original UK LPs

UK release date:
Dec 10, 1966
Publisher:
Parlophone
Reference:
PMC 7016

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions














"Help!" Session #1

Feb 15, 1965


"Help!" Session #4

Feb 18, 1965


"Help!" Session #11

Apr 13, 1965


"Help!" Session #12

Apr 18, 1965


"Help!" Session #13

May 10, 1965


"Help!" Session #15

Jun 14, 1965


"Help!" Session #17

Jun 17, 1965


"Help!" Session #18

Jun 18, 1965
















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Track list

Side 1


1.

She Loves You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:19 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jul 01, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jul 04, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

From Me to You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:54 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Harmonica, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 05, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 14, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


3.

We Can Work It Out

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:11 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Harmonium, Vocals
George Harrison :
Tambourine
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 20, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 28, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs & mixing:
Oct 29, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


4.

Help!

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:18 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 13, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Apr 18, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 65, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


5.

Michelle

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:40 • Studio versionC • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals
George Harrison :
12-string acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 03, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Nov 15, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


6.

Yesterday

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:03 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Tony Gilbert :
Violin
Sidney Sax :
Violin
Kenneth Essex :
Viola
Francisco Gabarro :
Cello

Session Recording:
Jun 14, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 17, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


7.

I Feel Fine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:21 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 18, 1964
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 21, 1964
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 65, Abbey Road


8.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:39 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Vocals
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Tambourine
George Martin :
Backing vocals, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Backing vocals, Recording engineer, Tape loop (marching band)
Mal Evans :
Backing vocals, Bass drum
Neil Aspinall :
Backing vocals
Pattie Harrison :
Backing vocals, Laughter
Brian Jones :
Backing vocals, Ocarina, Sound effects (clinking glasses)
Marianne Faithfull :
Backing vocals
Alf Bicknell :
Backing vocals, Sound effects (rattling chains)
Unknown musician(s) :
Brass band
John Skinner :
Sound effects (chains in bathtub)
Terry Condon :
Sound effects (chains in bathtub)

Session Recording:
May 26, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 01, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 03, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


9.

Can't Buy Me Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:08 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar
George Harrison :
Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Second engineer
Norman Smith :
Hi-hat, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jan 29, 1964
Studio :
EMI Pathé Marconi Studios, Boulogne-sur-Seine, France

Session Mixing:
Feb 26, 1964
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


10.

Bad Boy

Written by Larry Williams

2:18 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Hohner pianet electric piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording & mixing:
May 10, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


11.

Day Tripper

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:49 • Studio versionB • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 29, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


12.

A Hard Day's Night

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:31 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Bongos, Drums
John Lennon :
Electric and acoustic rhythm guitars, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 16, 1964
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 23, 1964
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


13.

Ticket to Ride

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:01 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Double-tracked lead vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison :
Rhythm guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 15, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 18, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


14.

Paperback Writer

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:15 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Tambourine
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 13, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 14, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


15.

Eleanor Rigby

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:02 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
John Lennon :
Harmony vocals
George Harrison :
Harmony vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Tony Gilbert :
Violin
Sidney Sax :
Violin
John Sharpe :
Violin
Jürgen Hess :
Violin
Stephen Shingles :
Viola
John Underwood :
Viola
Derek Simpson :
Cello
Norman Jones :
Cello

Session Recording:
Apr 28, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 29, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 06, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


16.

I Want to Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:26 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar, Handclaps, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps
John Lennon :
Handclaps, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Handclaps, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 17, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 21, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

About

From Wikipedia:

A Collection of Beatles Oldies (subtitled But Goldies!) is a compilation album featuring a selection of songs by The Beatles recorded between 1963 and 1966. The album was released in the United Kingdom and Australia in both mono (catalogue number PMC 7016) and stereo (PCS 7016). It also saw a release in Mexico, Germany, Czechoslovakia and Spain.

The release of this album was the result of EMI not having any new material by the Beatles for the 1966 Christmas season in the manner of the previous three years.

The sole new track, a cover of Larry Williams’ “Bad Boy“, had not yet been released at all in the UK, even though it was released in the United States on the Capitol album Beatles VI in June 1965, only a month after the group recorded it. Some of the songs were released as singles. […]

BEST COLLECTION EVER

Parlophone are to release a special Beatles album in time for the Christmas rush. Titled “Oldies”, it must contain the most fantastic collection of hit tunes ever to be gathered together in two long grooves. The only title which has not been released before in this country is “Bad Boy”, an up-tempo number written by Larry Williams. It was recorded at E.M.I., St. John’s Wood, on May 10th, 1965, and was released on Capitol Record’s album, “Beatles Six”. Full list of titles and original release dates: “She Loves You” (August 1963), “From Me To You” (April 1963), “We Can Work It out” (December 1965), “Help” (July 1965), “Michelle” (From “Rubber Soul”, L.P. December 1965), “Yesterday” (From “Help”, L.P. August 1965), “I Feel Fine” (November 1964), “Yellow Submarine” (August 1966), “Can’t Buy Me Love” (March 1964), “Bad Boy” (December 1966), “Day Tripper” (December 1965), “A Hard Day’s Night” (July 1964), “Ticket To Ride” (April 1965), “Paperback Writer” (June 1966), “Eleanor Rigby” (August 1966), “I Want To Hold Your Hand” (November 1963).

From Beatles Monthly Book – December 1966
From Disc And Music Echo – November 19, 1966

There’s also another back cover made by you, which is that of the album “Oldies but Goldies”. Where was it taken?

That was taken in Tokyo … a lovely photograph.

Was it designed to match the colorful cover or had it nothing to do with it?

No, the colorful cover had nothing do with the picture. I think the cover came from the photograph.

Robert Whitaker – Photographer – From Beatlefan #108, Sept-Oct 1997
From Disc And Music Echo – December 10, 1966

Last updated on December 9, 2022

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