By The 956565
This is a great album. I actually count it as being the last Beatles album since none of these songs are on others. Love me do, from me to you, she loves you, and I wanna hold your hand are downright classics. I feel fine is another great song. I just discovered she's a woman and let me tell you... it is an awesome song. Day tripper and paperback writer are some of the best Beatles songs ever. Lady Madanna and hey Jude are classics. Don't let me down is just awesome. I definitely recommend this if you want your Beatles collection complete.
best band ever
By 812 vbdehffvghjky
no one can ever replace them
It's amazing as good as they were The Beatles did not include most of these songs on the British LP catalog........
The German ones
By G4M3 4DD1CT
I love the Beatles
But last week I bought 13 songs off of this album and then it said I only have to pay $3.22 to complete it. So I got three ten dollar iTunes gift cards and the first thing I got was the rest of this album supposedly for $3.22 but now all I have left is 8 dollars. In total I bought this album for about 40 dollars, when everyone else paid 20.
Why is it in stereo?
I don't like that these are only offered in stereo, as the originals for the early songs were recorded in mono, the vocals are only in the right speaker, while the instruments are in the left, but there is an awful echo in the left speaker. I bought the mono cd version of this release, and I enjoy it so much more. I wish iTunes would offer both stereo and mono.
I love the songs in Germain!
This Album Should Come with a Warning Label
As the title suggests, the label should read "Caution: hazardous to your taste of music". Being that my father's favorite band was The Beatles, I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo. From "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" to "Let It Be", I listened to almost all of the songs that the Fab Four had to offer. But I cannot say that I truly was in awe of The Beatles (like my father) until I got the box set for one of my teenage birthdays. It was then that I was mind blown by the majesty of "Rain". Who knew that I would find the sheer genius of The Beatles in a B-side of "Paperback Writer"? When it came down to it, "Rain" (or as I know call it, Revolver before Revolver was Revolver) could be the only reason any iTunes surfer would buy this album. But it's not. From the German translations of Beatles hits to the singles you never knew were singles, this album will make a bonafide Beatles fan out of any average listener. I was only a teenager when this album gave me a serious case of lifelong Beatlemania, and I've never looked back.
The Beatles are the best band ever! Yeah, I like 60s music, but whatever! I can't get enough of this album!!!
Great Music should be in every collection
These songs are indispensable. Most of these songs are not on any albums--of the original albums, that is, not compilations, etc. And there is no doubt the Beatles and producer George Martin culled the A+ material for singles.
Of course a few of these songs appeared originally as material for B sides, EPs and filler songs for the American albums but even then, there are gems such as "I'm Down", "Bad Boy" or "I Call Your Name"
If you don't know some of these songs, but know of the Beatles and their greatness, you cannot go wrong buying this entire collection. It will provide limitless enjoyment.
And, as an aside I agree with earlier comment by the person talking about mono vs. stereo. I could make countless comparisons, almost all in favor of the mono mixes which as he points out are what the Beatles approved and others did the stereo mixes.
But one will do...I have in my collection both an original British Parlophone 45 of "Paperback Writer" in mono and the stereo mix on a first generation pressing of "The Beatles Again", which was quickly renamed "Hey Jude" BTW, in general, that album sounds great.
But the difference between the mono mix on the 45 and the stereo on the LP could not be more profound The mono "Paperback Writer" rocks...hard. The guitar, drums and bass are jarring and forceful when they enter after the initial vocal. The stereo mix, sure it's the same song but sounds like a different conception, softer, the guitar is mixed down, and the vocals are more prominent. I wish I could demo it for you all...really it is not a subtle difference.