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First released: 1982, March 29

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  1. A Hard Day's Night (2:32)
    Recorded: April 16, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - double-tracked lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - 12-string lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
    George Martin - piano
  2. I Should Have Known Better (2:45)
    Recorded: February 25-26, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar, harmonica
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar
    George Harrison - 12-string lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  3. Can't Buy Me Love (2:15)
    Recorded: January 29, 1964 at Path? Marconi Studios, Paris, France
    John Lennon - rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - 12-string lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  4. And I Love Her (2:31)
    Recorded: February 25-27, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    George Harrison - acoustic guitar solo, claves
    Ringo Starr - bongos
  5. Help! (2:30)
    Recorded: April 13, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine
  6. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (2:11)
    Recorded: February 18, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - acoustic guitar
    George Harrison - acoustic guitar
    Ringo Starr - tambourine
    John Scott - flute
  7. Ticket to Ride (3:13)
    Recorded: February 15, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar, tambourine
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, lead guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  8. Magical Mystery Tour (2:52)
    Recorded: April 25, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added April 26-27, 1967 (vocals), May 3, 1967 (trumpets), and November 7, 1967
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano (with echo effects)
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine
    Session musicians - three trumpets
  9. I Am the Walrus (4:37)
    Recorded: September 5, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 6, 1967 and September 27, 1967
    John Lennon - lead vocal, mellotron (at the beginning)
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - tambourine, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
    Session musicians - eight violins, four cellos, three horns
    Choir - six boys singing "Oompah, oompah, stick it up your jumper", six girls singing "Everybody's got one"
  10. Yellow Submarine (2:41)
    Recorded: May 26, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with special effects overdubbed June 1, 1966
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar, background vocal, blowing bubbles through a straw
    Paul McCartney - acoustic guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - tambourine, background vocal, swirling water in a bucket
    Ringo Starr - lead vocal, drums
    Mal Evans, Neil Aspinall, George Martin, Alf, Geoff Emerick, Patti Harrison and studio staff - chorus on fadeout
    Session musicians - brass band
  11. All You Need Is Love (3:48)
    Recorded: June 14, 1967 at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England (backing track), overdubbed and shortened at an Abbey Road session, then overdubbed live on the "Our World" TV broadcast
    ::Backing track::
    John Lennon - harpsichord
    Paul McCartney - string bass played with a bow
    George Harrison - violin
    Ringo Starr - drums
    ::Abbey Road Track::
    John Lennon - lead vocal
    Paul McCartney - electric bass guitar
    George Harrison - guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
    ::Live "Our World" track::
    John Lennon - lead vocal
    Paul McCartney - background vocal
    George Harrison - background vocal
    Session musicians - studio orchestra
    Mick Jagger, Gary Leeds, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithfull,
    Jane Asher, Patti Harrison, Keith Moon, Graham Nash - chorus
  12. Let It Be (4:03)
    Recorded: January 31, 1969 at Apple Studios, London, England with overdubs added April 30, 1969 and January 4, 1970
    Re-produced and remixed by Phil Spector in March, 1970
    John Lennon - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, piano
    George Harrison - lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
    Billy Preston - organ
    Session musicians - orchestra (overdubbed by Phil Spector)
    Linda McCartney - backing vocals (on single release only)
  13. Get Back (3:07)
    Recorded: January 27, 1969 at Apple Studios, London, England
    John Lennon - lead guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - rhythm guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
    Billy Preston - electric piano
  14. The Long and Winding Road (3:38)
    Recorded: January 31, 1969 at Apple Studios, London, England.
    Re-produced and remixed by Phil Spector on April 1, 1970
    John Lennon - bass guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, piano
    Session musicians - choir, strings, harp, drums (overdubbed by Phil Spector)
Credits
Producers: George Martin, Phil Spector
Song Selection by: Steve Meyer and Randall Davis
Cover Illustration by: David McMacken
Releases
1982, March 29 Parlophone PCS 7218 (UK)
Reviews & comments
David (2009, November 1)
A couple of unique mixes for its time. Cashing in on a re-release of A Hard Day's Night movie and the home video revolution. Comes with a nice insert if you find one intact. Probably all available on CD so don't overpay for this.
Andy Smith (2006, June 11)
Quite a patchy collection of the songs from the movies. It was quite a pointless release to my mind & it was just re-releasing songs possibly to give the record company money. The best thing about the album is the cover which combines all the characters from the movies which is fun to look at!

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