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Reprise » My Only and One: Past Masters

Past Masters contains 33 non-album Beatles tracks – ranging from classic A-sides to hits sung in German – two CDs were released in 1988 called Past Masters Volume One and Volume Two. Although originally featuring a combination of mono and stereo versions, the remastered Past masters compilation contains only the stereo mixes, if they exist.

Reprise » My Only and One: Let It Be

The last released Beatles album, Let It Be, landed on 8th May, 1970. Originally intended as the eleventh LP for mid-1969 as Get Back, The Beatles held it up. Unhappy with the version Glyn Johns mixed, it was temporarily shelved. A new version of the album was created by Phil Spector in 1970, and was finally released with the launch of the cinema film of the same name. Serving as its soundtrack, and its own lament.

Reprise » My Only and One: Yellow Submarine

17 January 1969 saw the release of the Yellow Submarine album, which was the movie soundtrack to an animated film which had received its UK premiere back in July 1968. As before, only one side of the record contained songs performed by the Beatles. And of those six tracks, only four were new, and the remaining pair came from previous albums.

Reprise » My Only and One: The Beatles (White)

The Beatles, the ninth or as it became known as ‘The White Album’, hit the record stores on yet another November 22nd, this time in 1968. The double LP the first to appear on the Apple record label, and spent 8 of its 22 weeks on the UK chart at number one. Its experimental nature (some would say fractious) again making a cultural impact on all listeners who ran it through their turntables.

Reprise » My Only and One: Magical Mystery Tour

My thoughts about the album cover art aside, in 1967 The Beatles wrote and directed a TV film for a BBC broadcast at Christmas. For its American release, Magical Mystery Tour included the six songs from the British EP soundtrack on one side, and paired with singles on the other. The latter U.S. configuration eventually incorporated as official in their discography.