For somebody who does not know The Beatles historical past it might be straightforward to dismiss the “Previous Masters” & “Mono Masters” compilations as a result of they include solely non-album songs. In any case, if the songs had been actually good then they might have made it on the albums, proper?
No! Not proper in any respect. The Beatles truly considered their singles and their albums as fully totally different entities. It is a a lot totally different strategy than is widespread right now when singles are mainly simply tracks from the album (used as kind of an commercial for the album as a complete.)
Lots of their albums truly include no songs that had been launched as singles in any respect and lots of of their most well-known songs had been by no means included on any official UK album.
Maybe the perfect instance of this singles and albums as totally different entities strategy is that on the very same day Rubber Soul was launched in 1965, the “We Can Work It Out”/”Day Tripper” single was additionally launched (these two songs weren’t included on the album!)
The Previous Masters double disc compilation consists of all the band’s non-album tracks launched from 1962 by way of 1970 together with big hits like “I Need to Maintain Your Hand,” “Paperback Author,” and “Hey Jude,” nice b-sides like “Rain,” “This Boy,” & “Outdated Brown Shoe,” and rarities just like the german language variations of “I Need to Maintain Your Hand” and “She Loves You.”
The Mono Masters double disc set is mainly the mono combine model of this compilation though the observe itemizing is barely totally different (on disc 2, disc 1 is precisely the identical) as a result of a few of their later singles had been by no means blended in mono (for instance: “Let It Be.”)
Mono Masters additionally consists of the 4 new Beatles songs that had been included on the Yellow Submarine album; “Hey Bulldog,” “It is All Too A lot,” “All Collectively Now,” & “Solely a Northern Music.” Why? As a result of the Yellow Submarine album was not included in The Beatles in Mono Field Set since the remainder of the album (the George Martin instrumentals) had been by no means blended in mono.
What’s actually outstanding about these 4 Yellow Submarine songs being included on mono on the Mono Masters set is that they’re beforehand unreleased (on any format) as a result of that album was solely launched in stereo so the mono mixes had been locked up in Abbey Highway Studios for 40 years till The Beatles Mono Field Set was launched on September 9, 2009.