The Singles Collection

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

Timeline More from year 2019
Release date:
Nov 22, 2019
Publisher:
Apple Records / Universal Music Group Interna

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions























"Help!" Session #1

Feb 15, 1965


"Help!" Session #2

Feb 16, 1965


"Help!" Session #4

Feb 18, 1965


"Help!" Session #11

Apr 13, 1965


"Help!" Session #12

Apr 18, 1965


"Help!" Session #15

Jun 14, 1965


"Help!" Session #18

Jun 18, 1965






"Revolver" Session #5

Apr 13, 1966


"Revolver" Session #6

Apr 14, 1966


"Revolver" Session #7

Apr 16, 1966















Mixing "Penny Lane"

Jan 25, 1967

















Mixing "Lady Madonna"

Feb 15, 1968






Recording "Hey Jude"

Jul 31, 1968


Recording "Hey Jude"

Aug 01, 1968











Recording "Something"

May 02, 1969


Recording "Something"

May 05, 1969








Recording "Let It Be"

Jan 04, 1970


Recording "Free As A Bird"

Feb 11, 1994 and periodically till end of Feb


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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Love Me Do

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:23 • Studio versionB2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Tambourine
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
George Harrison :
Acoustic rhythm guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Andy White :
Drums
Ron Richards :
Producer
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Sep 11, 1962
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Sep 11, 1962
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

P.s. I Love You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:03 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead vocals
Ringo Starr :
Maracas
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Andy White :
Percussion
Ron Richards :
Producer
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Sep 11, 1962
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Sep 11, 1962
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Disc 2


1.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:28 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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

Session Mixing:
Oct 21, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


2.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:13 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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

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

Session Mixing:
Oct 21, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Disc 3


1.

She Loves You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:22 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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

Session Recording:
Jul 01, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jul 04, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

I'll Get You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:04 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jul 01, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jul 04, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Disc 4


1.

Please Please Me

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:03 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Harmonica, Lead vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison :
Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Nov 26, 1962
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Nov 30, 1962
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Ask Me Why

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:25 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Nov 26, 1962
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Nov 30, 1962
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Disc 5


1.

From Me To You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:58 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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

Session Mixing:
Mar 14, 1963
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Thank You Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:03 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Harmonica, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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

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

Disc 6


1.

Can't Buy Me Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:15 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar
George Harrison :
Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Second engineer
Norman Smith :
Hi-hat, Recording engineer
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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

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


2.

You Can't Do That

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:35 • Studio versionB2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Cowbell
Ringo Starr :
Conga, Drums
John Lennon :
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
12-string rhythm guitar, Backing vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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

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

Disc 7


1.

A Hard Day's Night

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:33 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Bongos, Drums
John Lennon :
Electric and acoustic rhythm guitars, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Apr 16, 1964
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 23, 1964
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Things We Said Today

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:35 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Piano
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jun 02, 1964
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 09, 1964
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Disc 8


1.

I Feel Fine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:25 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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

Session Mixing:
Oct 21, 1964
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 65, Abbey Road


2.

She's A Woman

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:02 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocal
Ringo Starr :
Chocalho, Drums
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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

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

Disc 9


1.

We Can Work It Out

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:16 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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

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 Overdubs & mixing:
Oct 29, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Day Tripper

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:51 • Studio versionB2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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

Session Mixing:
Oct 29, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Disc 10


1.

Help!

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:20 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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


2.

I'm Down

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:34 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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 11


1.

Ticket To Ride

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:10 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Double-tracked lead vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison :
Rhythm guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Feb 15, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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


2.

Yes It Is

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:40 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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

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

Disc 12


1.

Eleanor Rigby

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:07 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
John Lennon :
Harmony vocals
George Harrison :
Harmony vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Tony Gilbert :
Violin
Sidney Sax :
Violin
John Sharpe :
Violin
Jurgen Hess :
Violin
Stephen Shingles :
Viola
John Underwood :
Viola
Derek Simpson :
Cello
Norman Jones :
Cello
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Apr 28, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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

Session Overdubs:
Jun 06, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


2.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:39 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Vocals
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Tambourine
George Martin :
Backing vocals, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Backing vocals, Recording engineer
Mal Evans :
Backing vocals, Bass drum
Neil Aspinall :
Backing vocals
Pattie Harrison :
Backing vocals
Brian Jones :
Backing vocals
Marianne Faithfull :
Backing vocals
Alf Bicknell :
Backing vocals
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Session Recording:
May 26, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 01, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 03, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Disc 13


1.

Paperback Writer

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:28 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Apr 13, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

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


2.

Rain

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:01 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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

Session Mixing:
Apr 16, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Disc 14


1.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:11 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Bongos, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Timpani
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Percussion
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Bongos, Mellotron, Piano, Vocals
George Harrison :
Electric guitar, Maracas, Svarmandal, Timpani
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Mal Evans :
Tambourine
Derek Simpson :
Cello
Norman Jones :
Cello
Neil Aspinall :
Guiro
Terry Doran :
Maracas
Tony Fisher :
Trumpet
Greg Bowen :
Trumpet
Derek Watkins :
Trumpet
Stanley Roderick :
Trumpet
John Hall :
Cello
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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

Session Recording:
Dec 08, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
29 Nov 1966 and 8, 9, 15, 21 Dec 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Dec 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Penny Lane

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:58 • Studio versionB2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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:
Jan 25, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Disc 15


1.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:27 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Bongos, Conga, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar, Organ
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer
Kenneth Essex :
Viola
Leo Birnbaum :
Viola
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Oct 02, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
2, 19, 20, 25 Oct, 2 Nov 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Nov 02, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


2.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:33 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering
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:
Sep 29, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Disc 16


1.

All You Need Is Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:02 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Double bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Banjo, Harpsichord, Vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar, Violin, Vocals
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Eric Clapton :
Chorus
Mike McCartney / McGear :
Chorus
Sidney Sax :
Violin
Pattie Harrison :
Chorus
Marianne Faithfull :
Chorus
David Mason :
Trumpet
Lionel Ross :
Cello
Eddie Kramer :
Recording engineer
Mick Jagger :
Chorus
Patrick Halling :
Violin
Eric Bowie :
Violin
John Ronayne :
Violin
Jack Holmes :
Cello
Rex Morris :
Tenor saxophone
Don Honeywill :
Tenor saxophone
Stanley Woods :
Trumpet
Evan Watkins :
Trombone
Harry Spain :
Trombone
Jack Emblow :
Accordion
Keith Richards :
Chorus
Jane Asher :
Chorus
Graham Nash :
Chorus
Keith Moon :
Chorus
Hunter Davies :
Chorus
Gary Leeds :
Chorus
Mike Vickers :
Conductor
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jun 14, 1967
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
19, 23, 24, 25, 26 Jun 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 26, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Baby You're A Rich Man

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:04 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Clavioline, Piano, Vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar, Handclaps, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Keith Grant :
Recording engineer
Eddie Kramer :
Vibraphone
Mick Jagger :
Vocals
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Session Recording:
May 11, 1967
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
May 11, 1967
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
May 11, 1967
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Disc 17


1.

Lady Madonna

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:19 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Handclaps, Mellotron, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps, Tambourine
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
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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:
Feb 15, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


2.

The Inner Light

Written by George Harrison

2:35 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering
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

Disc 18


1.

Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney

7:19 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Bill Jackman :
Flute
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Unknown musician(s) :
Bassoon, Contrabass clarinet, Contrabassoon, Four trombones, Four trumpets, One flute, One percussionist, Ten violins, Three violas, Two cellos , Two clarinets, Two double basses, Two french horns
Bobby Kok :
Cello

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

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

Session Mixing:
Aug 08, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Revolution

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:23 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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:
Jul 15, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Disc 19


1.

Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:14 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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


2.

Don't Let Me Down

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:30 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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

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

Disc 20


1.

Something

Written by George Harrison

3:02 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Handclaps
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps
John Lennon :
Guitar, Piano
George Harrison :
Handclaps, Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Phil McDonald :
Recording engineer
Chris Thomas :
Producer
Jeff Jarratt :
Recording engineer
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Billy Preston :
Hammond organ
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Session Recording:
May 02, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
May 05, 1969
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
11,16 Jul, 15 Aug 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Aug 19, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Come Together

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:20 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric piano, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas
John Lennon :
Handclaps, Rhythm guitar, Tambourine, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Phil McDonald :
Recording engineer
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jul 21, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
22, 23, 25, 29, 30 Jul 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Aug 07, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Disc 21


1.

The Ballad Of John And Yoko

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:01 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Harmony vocals, Maracas, Piano
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Guitar-thumps percussion, Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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


2.

Old Brown Shoe

Written by George Harrison

3:18 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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

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

Disc 22


1.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:52 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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


2.

You Know My Name (look Up The Number)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:19 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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

Disc 23


1.

Free As A Bird

Written by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison

4:25 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Producer, Vocals
John Lennon :
Piano, Producer, Vocals
Jeff Lynne :
Guitar, Harmony vocals, Producer
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Electric slide guitar, Producer, Ukulele, Vocals
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Recording :
Circa 1977
Studio :
New York

Session Recording:
February / March 1994
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


2.

Real Love

Written by John Lennon

3:54 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Double bass, Percussion, Producer, Synthesiser
Ringo Starr :
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion, Producer
John Lennon :
Drum machine, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Jeff Lynne :
Backing vocals, Guitar, Producer
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Percussion, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
Sean Magee :
Remastering

Recording :
Circa 1979
Studio :
New-York

Session Recording:
February 1995
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

About

From the boxset:

Featuring the 22 singles issued in the UK between 1962 and 1970, plus – exclusive to this box – a double A-side of the 1990s releases ‘Free As A Bird’ and ‘Real Love’.

Mastered at Abbey Road Studios from mono and stereo tapes of the original single mixes, the discs are presented in replica first-issue picture sleeves from around the world. A fully illustrated booklet includes extensive notes.

From TheBeatles.com :

NEW LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION OF SEVEN-INCH SINGLES CUT FROM THE MASTER TAPES

We are proud to announce the release of this collectible box set presenting 46 tracks on 23 7-inch vinyl singles, in faithfully reproduced international picture sleeves, accompanied by a 40-page booklet with photos, ephemera, and detailed essays by Beatles historian Kevin Howlett.

These singles, plus an exclusive new double A-side single for the mid-1990s-issued tracks “Free As A Bird” and “Real Love,” are newly remastered from their original master tapes and cut for vinyl at Abbey Road Studios for a new limited edition boxed set.

From Sean Magee Talks Through His Process of Remastering The Beatles: The Singles Collection – YouTube:

Kevin Howlett: we’re in the room where the Beatles records were cut in the 60s by a cutting engineer called Harry Moss. You sat here and cut the Beatles singles for this new collection that’s out now. We’ve had recent releases where there’s been remixing from the multitrack tapes. This is a completely different approach to that project, isn’t it? You’re going for authenticity in this project.

Sean Magee: Exactly we use the original cutting masters prepared by Harry Moss which he used to cut the singles from and with a little bit of EQ to allow off the factor of these tapes being 50 years old. We then cut them to vinyl. The obvious thing to do actually with the singles is to do the more analogue.

Kevin Howlett: There’s been painstaking research involved in creating this boxset. Starting off first of all by listening very very carefully to the original singles.

Sean Magee: We have them as our reference so we know how the fade should be at the end, you know, what they sound like. Your point of reference is what ended up in the shops because that’s what we’re trying to create.

Kevin Howlett: The great thing about when you approach a project like this is that you can get access to the original master tapes and they’ve been preserved very well over the years.

Sean Magee: Originally in the sixties, these singles would have been on singles reels and there would have been a number of singles from various artists. And in the 70s, with all the Beatles success, it was decided that these Beatles singles will be cut out from the singles reels and put on their own individual reels and it’s stored in a secure area. I made digital copies of them to work from so if I’m going to be test cutting and try EQ the last thing we want to do is put 50-year old tapes on there and keep on moving forward and backward. I make a high-res copy of it, I can do my work and then when I’m happy with the test, then go back to the tape, from there cut it. You know we reduce the wear on it. These things are of historical value, they are priceless really. So you want to use them as little as possible.

Kevin Howlett: You had the advantage of course of being armed with the original paperwork from the 1960s. So what sort of notes did Harry Moss have on his original documents which have all been thankfully preserved at Abbey Road.

Sean Magee: They were like what he used with his EQ to get these tracks cut and we use them as a basis.

Kevin Howlett: You can have some improvement because Harry had to worry about a needle jumping out of the groove, because of a bit too much bass. That’s not a worry for you anymore.

Sean Magee: No. His task was to cut them as loud as possible and we don’t have that because firstly we’re not trying to compete with anybody. These aren’t going in a jukebox, we’re not worried about levels. What we’re worried about is that the cleanliness of the sound. We also have the benefit of a far much more modern equipment which is able to reproduce more faithfully what’s on the tape, as well as better handling of the noise these days. So we’re not fighting with the noise floor as much as we would have been potentially in the sixties.

Kevin Howlett: Well the lathe you’re using dates from the 1980s.

Sean Magee: Oh yes 1984 a Neumann VMSAT.

Kevin Howlett: Is that a superior lathe to what Harry would have used in the 60s so you can actually bring out more frequencies?

Sean Magee: Yes, it’s more precise, it’s more detailed and it’s a much easier machine to use. I think Harry would have been quite pleased with it.

Kevin Howlett: There are two instances where you did decide to cut from digital masters, “Love Me Do” and “She Loves You”. Why?

Sean Magee: Well we had to reconstruct simply because there isn’t the tape of that particular recording of the song. It was taken from a pair of seven inches. One was an original UK pressing, there was some distortion in the harmonica solo, so we had to add in a second from the pressing in Sweden and amalgamate the two. “She Loves You” has always had this sort of [inaudible]. At some point I think that maybe the tape got hurt, and someone has tacked it back together again because there’s a different level drop, and that level drop isn’t present on the original. And so instead, we digitized that one track and then do the edit so to fix it.

Kevin Howlett: I’ve heard another reissue that was done in 1976 and you hear that very clearly, the level drops, the EQ changes. But you are always listening to the original 1960s pressing to get it to sound…

Sean Magee: Exactly that. Those those were our point of reference. The whole point of the job was to have a box of the original as near to the original sixties pressings as possible.

Kevin Howlett: And the other digital transfers were obviously “Free As A Bird” and “Real Love” because they were made in the 1990s. So there is no analog tape for those.

Sean Magee: No. “Free As A Bird” and “Real Love”, they are digital so I use the original tapes of those.

Kevin Howlett: These are monumental singles and everybody involved really put a lot of time and effort into making them as faithful as possible to how they were heard in the first place.

Sean Magee: And good fun it was

Kevin Howlett: Yes let’s not forget it was not only a great privilege to do this but enormous fun to hear this music come alive again on 7-inch records

Last updated on April 22, 2021

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