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20 Greatest Hits
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20 Greatest Hits

First released: 1982, October 18

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Tracks
  1. Love Me Do (2:22)
    Recorded: September 11, 1962 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonica
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - acoustic guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr - tambourine
    Andy White - drums
  2. From Me to You (1:58)
    Recorded: March 5, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonica
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  3. She Loves You (2:21)
    Recorded: July 1, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  4. I Want to Hold Your Hand (2:27)
    Recorded: October 17, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. I Feel Fine (2:20)
    Recorded: October 18, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar, lead guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Day Tripper (2:50)
    Recorded: October 16, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar, tambourine
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  11. We Can Work It out (2:15)
    Recorded: October 20, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar, harmonium, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - tambourine
    Ringo Starr - drums
  12. Paperback Writer (2:19)
    Recorded: April 13, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with an overdub added April 14, 1966
    John Lennon - rhythm guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  13. 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
  14. Eleanor Rigby (2:08)
    Recorded: April 28, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with vocals overdubbed April 29, 1966 and another McCartney vocal added June 6, 1966
    John Lennon - harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney - double-tracked lead vocal
    George Harrison - harmony vocal
    Session musicians - four violins, two violas, two cellos
  15. 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
  16. Hello Goodbye (3:32)
    Recorded: October 2, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added October 19, 20, 25 and November 2, 1967
    John Lennon - lead guitar, organ, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano, bongos, conga drum,
    background vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar, tambourine, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums, maracas
    Session musicians - two violas
  17. Lady Madonna (2:19)
    Recorded: February 3, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added February 6, 1968
    John Lennon - background vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
    Ronnie Scott - saxophone
    Harry Klein - saxophone
    Bill Povey - saxophone
    Bill Jackman - saxophone
  18. Hey Jude (7:08)
    Recorded: July 31, 1968 at Trident Studios, London, England with the forty-piece orchestra overdubbed August 1, 1968
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine
    Forty-piece orchestra - sustained notes, clapping, "na-na-na" chorus
  19. 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
  20. The Ballad of John and Yoko (2:59)
    Recorded: April 14, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar, lead guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, drums, piano, maracas, harmony vocal
Releases
1982, October 18 Parlophone PCTC 260 (UK)
Reviews & comments
Andy Smith (2006, June 11)
Not a bad collection of Beatles songs for a best of. It is quite good for a introduction to the best group in the world but if you're already a fanatic, there's no need!
kristina (2006, May 20)
VERY GOOG SONGS
Benjamin Burch (2005, February 18)
This is just another one of their "greatest hits" albums. Oh yeah, like we do need to hear "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "Ticket To Ride" another time. The only real good enjoyable songs on this record(the ones that deserve to beheard 4,387,094,375,021,000,000 times) are "She Loves You", "Help!" & "The Ballad Of John & Yoko". Otherwise, this album is just another repeat.

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