The Paul McCartney Project

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UK release date:
Mar 07, 1988
US release date:
Mar 07, 1988
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Love Me Do

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:26 • Studio versionA2 • Original Single Version


2.

From Me To You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:57 • Studio versionA

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:
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.

Thank You Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:04 • Studio versionA

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

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

Session Mixing:
Mar 13, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


4.

She Loves You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:21 • Studio versionA

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


5.

I'll Get You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:06 • Studio versionA

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


6.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:27 • Studio versionD

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:
Engineer

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

Session Mixing:
Nov 07, 1966
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


7.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:16 • Studio versionB

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


8.

Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand

Written by Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Jean Nicolas, Lee Montague

2:26 • Studio versionC1

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

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

Session Mixing:
Mar 12, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


9.

Sie Liebt Dich

Written by Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Jean Nicolas, Heinz Hellmer

2:19 • Studio version


10.

Long Tall Sally

Written by Richard Penniman, Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell

2:03 • Studio versionC

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

Session Recording:
Mar 01, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 22, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


11.

I Call Your Name

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:09 • Studio versionD • Stereo

Session Recording:
Mar 01, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 22, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


12.

Slow Down

Written by Larry Williams

2:57 • Studio versionB

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

Session Recording:
Jun 01, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 22, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


13.

Matchbox

Written by Carl Perkins

1:59 • Studio versionB

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

Session Recording:
Jun 01, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 22, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


14.

I Feel Fine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:20 • Studio versionC1

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

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

Session Mixing:
Nov 04, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


15.

She's A Woman

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:03 • Studio versionB

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Piano, Vocal
Ringo Starr:
Chocalho, Drums
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 08, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 12, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


16.

Bad Boy

Written by Larry Williams

2:21 • Studio versionB

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:
Engineer

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


17.

Yes It Is

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:42 • Studio versionB

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

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

Session Mixing:
Feb 23, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


18.

I'm Down

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:34 • Studio versionB • Stereo

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Bongos, Drums
John Lennon:
Backing vocals, Organ, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

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

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

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

Disc 2


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:
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

2:15 • Studio versionC

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


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:
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:
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

2:18 • Studio version


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:
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:
Engineer
SN Gupta:
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:
Engineer
Barry Sheffield:
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

3:11 • Studio version


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:
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:
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:
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


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:
Engineer
Chris Thomas:
Producer
Jeff Jarratt:
Engineer
Glyn Johns:
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

4:20 • Studio versionA

About

From Wikipedia:

Past Masters is a two-volume compilation album set by The Beatles which was released in 1988 as part of the issue of the band’s entire back catalogue on CD. Compiled by the noted Beatles authority Mark Lewisohn, this collection of many of the band’s biggest hits as well as rarities includes every song released commercially by the band that was not available on The Beatles’ twelve original UK albums or the Magical Mystery Tour LP.[10]

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.

Past Masters was first released as the separate CDs Past Masters, Volume One and Past Masters, Volume Two on 7 March 1988, which were included in The Beatles Box Set.

A double LP set Past Masters, Volumes One & Two was subsequently released in the United States on 24 October 1988 and in the United Kingdom on 10 November 1988.

A two CD set, Past Masters, which contained both volumes, was released on 9 September 2009, as part of the remastering of the original Beatles’ catalogue, and was included in The Beatles Stereo Box Set.[11] This release includes stereo mixes of both “From Me to You” and “Thank You Girl”. In The Beatles in Mono box set, the album Mono Masters took the place of Past Masters, containing a similar track list of dedicated mono mixes.

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

Tracks are in stereo unless indicated as mono. Dates provided are the dates when the tracks were originally released, not recorded.

All songs written and composed by Lennon–McCartney except where noted.

Contains recordings originally released between 1962 and 1965:

Contains recordings originally released between 1965 and 1970:

An all-mono compilation titled Mono Masters was included as part of The Beatles in Mono box set.[13] The premise of this box set was to compile only Beatles material which was released or prepared for release with a dedicated mono mix (the set excludes later material mixed and released only in stereo, and material whose mono version was simply created as an equal mix of the two channels of the stereo version). As a result, the tracklisting for Mono Masters differs from Past Masters on the second half of disc two, omitting some later songs that never had a mono mix (“Old Brown Shoe”, “The Ballad of John and Yoko” and “Let It Be”), and adding several songs released on stereo-only albums that had unreleased mono mixes. Tracks 9–12 and 15 were prepared in March 1969 for release as a 7″ mono Yellow Submarine EP, but due to poor reception of the full album, the project was abandoned. Subsequently, the tracks were only released in stereo (and in an electronically-produced mono mixdown, or “fold-down”, of the stereo mix), while the true mono mixes remained unreleased. “Get Back” (with B-side “Don’t Let Me Down”) was the final Beatles single mixed for mono format. It was released in the UK in mono, though the US release was in stereo. Thus, the songs that were originally released on stereo singles in the UK are omitted on this release.

All songs written and composed by Lennon/McCartney except where noted.

Last updated on July 14, 2014


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