A Collection of Beatles Oldies

A Collection of Beatles Oldies

Infobox Album
Name = A Collection of Beatles Oldies
Type = compilation
Artist = The Beatles

Released = 10 December 1966
Recorded = Abbey Road 1963–1966
Genre = Rock
Length = 39:46
Label = Parlophone
PMC 7016 (mono)
PCS 7016 (stereo)

Producer = George Martin
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:jtkzu3e5an8k~T1 link]
Chronology = The Beatles UK
Last album = "Revolver"
This album = "A Collection of Beatles Oldies"
Next album = "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

"A Collection of Beatles Oldies" (subtitled "But Goldies!") is a compilation album featuring a selection of songs by The Beatles recorded between 1963 and 1966. The album was released in the UK and Australia but not in the U.S.


The release of this album was the result of not having any new material to release by the Beatles at the end of 1966 in the same manner of the previous three years format of two albums per year. The track "Bad Boy" had never been released by the Beatles in the United Kingdom before, but had already been released in the United States on the Capitol album "Beatles VI".

The cover of this album contributed to the "Paul is dead" hoax as the road shown on the cover seems to lead into the head of the man sitting on the cover.

The album only reached number 7 in the UK album chart, perhaps because most fans already owned most of the tracks on other releases. However, the album continued to sell reasonably well, remained in print for many years and was only deleted when the compact disc age approached, thus it was never released on that format.It should be noted that six of the tracks on this LP appeared for the first time in Britain in stereo (except "She Loves You", read below.) Six were previously released as singles in Britain, and only two of the six tracks, the single, "Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out" were available in stereo on the Capitol U.S. LP "Yesterday...and Today" in the U.S. at the time. The tracks are "From Me To You" (alternate stereo take),"We Can Work It Out", "I Feel Fine", "Day Tripper"(released as a double A-side with "We Can Work It Out"),"Paperback Writer", & "I Want To Hold Your Hand". Only the single "She Loves You" was electronically re-channeled for stereo, and a stereo master still, up until this time, has not seen the light of day. Though experts claim to this day that a stereo master is hidden somewhere amongst the master tapes.

Track listing

All songs written by Lennon-McCartney, except where noted.

ide one

#"She Loves You"
#"From Me to You"
#"We Can Work It Out"
#"Help!"- Help!
#"Michelle"- Rubber Soul
#"Yesterday"- Help!
#"I Feel Fine"
#"Yellow Submarine"- Revolver

ide two

#"Can't Buy Me Love"- Hard Day's Night
#"Bad Boy" (Larry Williams). Recorded on Williams' birthday May 10 1965
#"Day Tripper"
#"A Hard Day's Night"- Hard Day's Night
#"Ticket to Ride"- Help!
#"Paperback Writer"
#"Eleanor Rigby"- Revolver
#"I Want to Hold Your Hand"

External links

* [http://www.norwegianwood.org/beatles/disko/uklp/oldies.htm Recording data and notes on mono/stereo mixes and remixes]

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