Past Masters Volume 1

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

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Love Me Do

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:23 • Studio versionA2 • Mono • Original Single Version

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

Session Recording:
Sep 04, 1962
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Sep 04, 1962
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


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 :
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.

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 :
Recording 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 :
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


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 :
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


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 :
Recording 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 :
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


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 :
Recording 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 versionD

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


10.

Long Tall Sally

Written by Richard Penniman / Little Richard, Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell

2:03 • Studio versionD • Stereo

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 :
Recording 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

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


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 :
Recording 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 :
Recording 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 :
Recording 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 :
Recording 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 :
Recording 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 :
Recording 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 :
Recording 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

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. […]

Last updated on May 2, 2021

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