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The Beatles Past Masters, Volume Two
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The Beatles Past Masters, Volume Two

First released: 1988, March 7

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Tracks
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Rain (3:02)
    Recorded: April 14, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added April 16, 1966
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine
  5. 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
  6. The Inner Light (2:32)
    Recorded: February 6, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs and backing vocals added February 8, 1968
    John Lennon - background vocal
    Paul McCartney - background vocal
    George Harrison - lead vocal
    Indian session musicians - all instruments
  7. 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
  8. Revolution (3:24)
    Recorded: July 10, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 11-12, 1968
    John Lennon - lead vocal, lead guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, organ
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
    Nicky Hopkins - piano
  9. 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
  10. Don't Let Me Down (3:35)
    Recorded: January 28, 1969 at Apple Studios, London, England
    John Lennon - double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - rhythm guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
    Billy Preston - organ
  11. 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
  12. Old Brown Shoe (3:21)
    Recorded: April 16, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added April 18, 1969
    John Lennon - background vocal
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, piano, background vocal
    George Harrison - lead vocal, lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
    Billy Preston - organ
  13. Across the Universe (3:49)
    Recorded: February 4, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubbing on February 8, 1968
    Re-produced and remixed by Phil Spector in March, 1970
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar, lead guitar, organ
    Paul McCartney - piano
    George Harrison - sitar
    Ringo Starr - maracas
    George Martin - organ (with Lennon)
    Session musicians - strings, choir (overdubbed by Phil Spector)
  14. 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)
  15. You Know My Name (Look up the Number) (4:17)
    John Lennon - lead vocal, maracas, sound effects
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, piano, double bass, sound effects
    George Harrison - xylophone, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - lead vocal, drums, bongos
    Brain Jones - saxophone
    Mal Evans - background vocal
Credits
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
Releases
1988, March 7 Parlophone CDP 790044 2 (UK)
Reviews & comments
Ingemar Andersson (2009, November 10)
You Know My Name was originally recorded as early as in 1967. The version of ''Across The Universe'' on ''Past Masters Volume 2'' is from the 1969 World Wild Life Fund charity album ''No One's Gonna Change Our World'' and Phil Spector has nothing to do with it - he reproduced the version on the ''Let It Be'' album in 1970. The single version of the song ''Let It Be'' is produced by ordinary producer George Martin and Phil Spector, who remixed and reproduced the album ''Let It Be'', has nothing to do with the single version of that song either.
john cocks (2006, September 27)
How good is this album its brilliant absolutley hands down the best collection of beatle songs ever or any collection of any band, hail MARK LEWISOHN ,where else can you get RAIN ,INNER LIGHT,OLD BROWN SHOE ,YOU KNOW MY NAME on a album. If you dont own a beatle album [why the hell not?]this will be your first of many i promise you.

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