The Paul McCartney Project

Past Masters Volume 2

By The BeatlesOfficial album • Part of the collection “The Beatles • Post break-up albums

Timeline More from year 1988
UK release date:
Mar 07, 1988
US release date:
Mar 07, 1988

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions






"Revolver" Session #5

Apr 13, 1966


"Revolver" Session #6

Apr 14, 1966














Recording "Hey Jude"

Jul 31, 1968


Recording "Hey Jude"

Aug 01, 1968














Recording "Let It Be"

Jan 04, 1970


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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Day Tripper

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:49 • Studio versionC

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:
Nov 10, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 65, Abbey Road


2.

We Can Work It Out

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:11 • Studio versionC

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 Mixing:
Nov 10, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


3.

Paperback Writer

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:19 • Studio versionB

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:
Oct 31, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


4.

Rain

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:01 • Studio versionB

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

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

Session Mixing:
Dec 02, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


5.

Lady Madonna

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:19 • Studio versionB

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Handclaps, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Handclaps, Lead guitar
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Handclaps, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer
Bill Povey :
Tenor saxophone
Harry Klein :
Baritone saxophone
Ronnie Scott :
Tenor saxophone
Bill Jackman :
Baritone saxophone

Session Recording:
Feb 03, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Feb 06, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Dec 02, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


6.

The Inner Light

Written by George Harrison

2:36 • Studio versionB

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals
John Lennon :
Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Hanuman Jadev :
Shehnai
Hariprasad Chaurasia :
Flute
Mahapurush Misra :
Pakavaj, Tabla
Sharad Ghosh :
Shehnai
SR Kenkare :
Flute
Ashish Khan :
Sarod
Rij Ram Desad :
Harmonium
JP Sen :
Recording engineer
SN Gupta :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jan 12, 1968
Studio :
EMI Recording Studio, Bombay, India

Session Overdubs:
Feb 06, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jan 27, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


7.

Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney

7:10 • Studio versionB

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Backing vocals, Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer
Barry Sheffield :
Recording engineer

Session Recording & overdubs:
Jul 31, 1968
Studio :
Trident Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
Aug 01, 1968
Studio :
Trident Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Dec 05, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road


8.

Revolution

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:25 • Studio versionB

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar, Hammond organ, Handclaps
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps
John Lennon :
Electric guitar, Handclaps, Vocals
George Harrison :
Electric guitar, Handclaps
Nicky Hopkins :
Electric piano

Session Recording:
Jul 10, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jul 11, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jul 12, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Dec 05, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road


9.

Get back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:14 • Studio versionB • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead vocal
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocal, Lead guitar
George Harrison :
Rhythm guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Glyn Johns :
Engineer
Billy Preston :
Electric piano
Jerry Boys :
Second engineer

Session Recording:
January 27, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Recording:
January 28, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Mixing:
April 7, 1969
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London


10.

Don't Let Me Down

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:36 • Studio versionB

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Billy Preston :
Electric piano

Session Recording:
Jan 28, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Mixing:
Apr 07, 1969
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London


11.

The Ballad of John and Yoko

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:00 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Harmony vocals, Maracas, Piano
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording & overdubs:
Apr 14, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 14, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


12.

Old Brown Shoe

Written by George Harrison

3:19 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Guitar, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Bass, Guitars, Organ, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Chris Thomas :
Producer
Jeff Jarratt :
Recording engineer

Session Recording & Overdubs:
Apr 16, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs & Mixing:
Apr 18, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


13.

Across The Universe

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:49 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Percussion, Svaramandal
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Tambura
George Martin :
Producer
Phil McDonald :
Assistant recording engineer
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer
Jeff Jarratt :
Mixing engineer
Martin Benge :
Recording engineer
Lizzie Bravo :
Backing vocals
Gayleen Pease :
Backing vocals
Richard Lush :
Assistant recording engineer
Alan Parsons :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 04, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Feb 08, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 02, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road


14.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:52 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass guitar, Maracas, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Phil McDonald :
Recording engineer
Chris Thomas :
Producer
Jeff Jarratt :
Recording engineer
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Billy Preston :
Electric piano, Organ

Session Recording:
Jan 31, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Overdubs:
Apr 30, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jan 04, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


15.

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:19 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Handclaps, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Bongos, Drums, Handclaps, Vocals
John Lennon :
Guitar, Handclaps, Harmonica, Maracas, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Guitar, Handclaps, Vibes
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Mal Evans :
Spade in gravel
Brian Jones :
Alto saxophone

Session Recording:
May 17, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
June 7-8, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
April 30, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
November 26, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

About

From Wikipedia:

Past Masters is a two-disc compilation album set by the English rock band the Beatles. It was originally released as two separate volumes on 7 March 1988, as part of the first issue of the band’s catalogue on compact disc. The set compiles every song released commercially by the band that was not available on the Beatles’ 12 original UK albums or the US Magical Mystery Tour LP. It includes liner notes by Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn.

The majority of the Past Masters set consists of A- and B-sides from the band’s singles, including single versions of songs that appeared in a different form on the band’s albums. Also included are the full contents of the UK-only Long Tall Sally EP, two German-language tracks, a song recorded for the American market and a track released on a charity compilation album.

Release history

Past Masters was originally issued as two separate CDs, Past Masters, Volume One and Past Masters, Volume Two, on 7 March 1988. The two volumes were included in The Beatles Box Set. A double LP set, titled Past Masters, Volumes One & Two (also titled simply Past Masters), was subsequently released in the US on 24 October 1988 and in the UK on 10 November 1988. Both volumes were also released as a double cassette bundle on 7 March 1988.

The double set was re-released on CD, titled simply Past Masters, on 9 September 2009, as part of the remastering of the original Beatles catalogue, and was included in The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings) box set. This release includes stereo mixes of both “From Me to You” and “Thank You Girl“, whereas the original 1988 issue contained the two tracks in mono. Mark Lewisohn’s name was removed from this reissue. The Beatles in Mono box set, released at the same time, includes the album Mono Masters, which contains a similar track list of dedicated mono mixes.

A remastered-for-vinyl version of the Past Masters double LP set was released on 12 November 2012. […]


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