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20 Greatest Hits
First released: 1982, October 18
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This album includes all the number one A-sides plus "Love Me Do" in chronological order.
Earlier in 1982, E.M.I. had considered a new "Greatest Hits" double album, and prepared "The Beatles Greatest Hits" as the next big T.V. advertised album. It had 26 tracks and was given the catalogue number EMTVS 34, but never got beyond the promo stage.
Many countries created their own versions of this collection, and the Americans were one of them. With a bizarre piece of (non)-artistic judgement they cropped two minutes off of the end of "Hey Jude" !