Rarities (US - 1980)

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

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions












"Help!" Session #11

Apr 13, 1965


"Help!" Session #12

Apr 18, 1965


"Help!" Session #18

Jun 18, 1965


























Mixing "Penny Lane"

Sep 30, 1971

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Love Me Do

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:23 • Studio versionA1 • Mono • Original UK single on Parlophone 45-R4949 with Ringo Starr on drums; now available on Past Masters

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

Details & description coming from Wikipedia


2.

Misery

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:49 • Studio versionC1 • Stereo • Previously issued on Vee-Jay LP Introducing... The Beatles; available on Please Please Me

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Second engineer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Stuart Eltham :
Recording engineer
A.B. Lincoln :
Second engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 11, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Feb 20, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Feb 25, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

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3.

There's A Place

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:51 • Studio versionB1 • Stereo • Previously issued on Vee Jay LP Introducing... The Beatles; available on Please Please Me

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Harmonica, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Richard Langham :
Second engineer
A.B. Lincoln :
Second engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 11, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 25, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from Wikipedia


4.

Sie Liebt Dich

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

2:19 • Studio versionC • Stereo • Previously released only as a mono single in the US on Swan Records; now available on Past Masters

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

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

Details & description coming from Wikipedia


5.

And I Love Her

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:29 • Studio versionC1 • Stereo • Alternate version with six-bar ending; originally issued in Germany; available on The Beatles Box, not available on CD

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Congas
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar
George Harrison :
Acoustic lead guitar, Claves
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 25, 1964
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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

Session Recording:
Feb 27, 1964
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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

Details & description coming from Wikipedia


6.

Help!

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:20 • Studio versionA • Mono • With different vocals than the stereo LP; available on The Beatles in 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 Mixing:
Apr 18, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 65, Abbey Road

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

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7.

I'm Only Sleeping

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:00 • Studio versionB • Stereo • Final UK Revolver mix (early mono and alternate stereo mixes were released in the US)

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

Session Recording:
Apr 27, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 29, May 5, May 6, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
May 20, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from Wikipedia


8.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:36 • Studio versionB2 • 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.

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar, Tambourine
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Electric piano, Mellotron, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Jack Rothstein :
Violin
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer
Sidney Sax :
Violin
Peggie Allen :
Backing vocals
Wendy Horan :
Backing vocals
Pat Whitmore :
Backing vocals
Jill Utting :
Backing vocals
June Day :
Backing vocals
Sylvia King :
Backing vocals
Irene King :
Backing vocals
G Mallen :
Backing vocals
Fred Lucas :
Backing vocals
Mike Redway :
Backing vocals
John O'Neill :
Backing vocals
F Dachtler :
Backing vocals
Allan Grant :
Backing vocals
D Griffiths :
Backing vocals
J Smith :
Backing vocals
J Fraser :
Backing vocals
Ralph Elman :
Violin
Andrew McGee :
Violin
Jack Greene :
Violin
Louis Stevens :
Violin
John Jezzard :
Violin
Jack Richards :
Violin
Lionel Ross :
Cello
Eldon Fox :
Cello
Bram Martin :
Cello
Terry Weil :
Cello
Gordon Lewin :
Clarinet
Neil Sanders :
Horn
Tony Tunstall :
Horn
Morris Miller :
Horn
Ray Thomas :
Backing vocals
Mike Pinder :
Backing vocals
The Mike Sammes Singers :
Backing vocals

Session Recording:
Sep 05, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
5, 6, 27, 28, 29 Sep 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Nov 06, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Nov 17, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 53, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from Wikipedia

Disc 2


1.

Penny Lane

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:58 • Studio versionC1 • 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

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmonium, Percussion, Piano, Tambourine, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handbell
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Congas, Guitar, Handclaps, Piano
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Guitar
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
David Mason :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Ray Swinfield :
Flutes, Piccolos
P Goody :
Flutes, Piccolos
Manny Winters :
Flutes, Piccolos
Dennis Walton :
Flutes, Piccolos
Leon Calvert :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Freddy Clayton :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Bert Courtley :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Duncan Campbell :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Dick Morgan :
Cor anglais, Oboes
Mike Winfield :
Cor anglais, Oboes
Frank Clarke :
Double bass

Session Recording:
Dec 29, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
30 Dec 1966 and 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12 Jan 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Sep 30, 1971
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Details & description coming from Wikipedia


2.

Helter Skelter

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:30 • Studio versionA • 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)

Paul McCartney :
Electric guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Bass guitar, Piano, Tenor saxophone
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Mal Evans :
Trumpet
Chris Thomas :
Producer
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 09, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Sep 10, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Sep 17, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from Wikipedia


3.

Don't Pass Me By

Written by Ringo Starr

3:51 • Studio versionA • Mono • Sped-up version with different violin in places; available on The Beatles in Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Percussion, Piano, Sleigh bell, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer
Jack Fallon :
Violin

Session Recording:
Jun 05, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 06, Jun 12, Jul 22, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 11, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from Wikipedia


4.

The Inner Light

Written by George Harrison

2:35 • Studio versionA • Mono • Previously released as the B-side of "Lady Madonna"; now available on Mono Masters

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals
John Lennon :
Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Hanuman Jadev :
Shehnai
Hariprasad Chaurasia :
Bansuri
Mahapurush Misra :
Pakavaj
Rijram Desad :
Harmonium
Ashish Khan :
Sarod
JP Sen :
Recording engineer
SN Gupta :
Recording engineer
Unknown musician(s) :
Tabla tarang

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

Details & description coming from Wikipedia


5.

Across The Universe

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:49 • Studio versionA • 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

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

Details & description coming from Wikipedia


6.

You Know My Name (look Up The Number)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:19 • Studio versionA • Mono • Previously released as the B-side of "Let It Be"; now available on Past Masters

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

Details & description coming from Wikipedia


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.

Details & description coming from Wikipedia

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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