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Rarities

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

Timeline More from year 1980
US release date:
Mar 24, 1980

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Love Me Do

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • Mono, original UK single on Parlophone 45-R4949 with Ringo Starr on drums; now available on Past Masters


2.

Misery

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • Stereo, previously issued on Vee-Jay LP Introducing... The Beatles; available on Please Please Me


3.

There's A Place

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • Stereo, previously issued on Vee Jay LP Introducing... The Beatles; available on Please Please Me


4.

Sie Liebt Dich

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

Studio version • Stereo, previously released only as a mono single in the US on Swan Records; now available on Past Masters


5.

And I Love Her

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • Stereo, alternate version with six-bar ending; originally issued in Germany; available on The Beatles Box, not available on CD


6.

Help!

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • Mono, with different vocals than the stereo LP; available on The Beatles in Mono


7.

I'm Only Sleeping

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • Stereo, final UK Revolver mix (early mono and alternate stereo mixes were released in the US)


8.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • Stereo, new mix compiled from US single and UK album mixes: six-bar intro and extra beats before the "Yellow matter custard" verse; available on The Beatles Box, not available on CD.

Disc 2


1.

Penny Lane

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • Stereo, new version compiled from the German true stereo version with the US promotional mono version's extra piccolo trumpet solo added onto the ending; not available on CD. available on The Beatles Box


2.

Helter Skelter

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • Mono, ends at first fadeout without Ringo Starr's "blisters" outburst (first pressings erroneously attribute the statement to John Lennon in the album's liner notes)


3.

Don't Pass Me By

Written by Ringo Starr

Studio version • Mono, sped-up version with different violin in places; available on The Beatles in Mono


4.

The Inner Light

Written by George Harrison

Studio version • Mono, previously released as the B-side of "Lady Madonna"; now available on Mono Masters


5.

Across The Universe

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • Stereo, original version from No One's Gonna Change Our World, a British compilation album made for the World Wildlife Fund; now available on Past Masters


6.

You Know My Name (look Up The Number)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • Mono, previously released as the B-side of "Let It Be"; now available on Past Masters


7.

Sgt. Pepper Inner Groove

Studio version • Stereo, a piece that ended the original British release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band but was not included on the American version of the album. It consists of a few seconds of 15 kilohertz tone (similar to a dog whistle) followed by two seconds of laughter and noise on the runout groove. The tone is not included on this album but the laughter and noise are featured just before the actual runout groove. It has since been restored, including the high-pitch tone, for all worldwide CD and cassette versions of Sgt. Pepper as well as the 2012 vinyl remaster of the LP.

About

From Wikipedia:

Rarities is a compilation album released by Capitol Records featuring a selection of songs by the Beatles. The album was inspired by an earlier compilation of the same name which was released as part of The Beatles Collection box set. Most of the tracks on the Beatles Collection disc titled Rarities were already available on American Beatles LPs. As a result, Capitol assembled an album of Beatles tracks that were considered rare in America. They include tracks not previously issued on a Capitol or Apple LP and alternative versions of several well-known songs which were also not readily available in America. A highlight of the album was the gatefold sleeve featuring a reproduction of the original controversial “butcher” cover photo of the 1966 Yesterday and Today album.

Although the Capitol Rarities album was geared towards the American market, it was also issued in several other countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Japan and New Zealand. The Rarities album has not been released on compact disc. All but three of the tracks were subsequently made available on other Beatles CDs, such as the Beatles’ 2009 mono and stereo box sets.

After the album was released in 1980, Paul McCartney stated that it was “quite good”


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