Annotation

Capitol's Beatles box set consists of a black, oak wood roll-top box made in the U.K. and comes with its own book that contains a detailed history of each track and with commentary on the songs by Beatles recording historian Mark Lewisohn. The box contains all 13 previously released Beatles CDs, including the 1988 compilations Past Masters: Volume One and Past Masters: Volume Two, which grouped together singles, B-sides, EP tracks, and foreign releases not found on the band's UK studio albums. Although all these albums had been previously available in stereo on both LP and cassette, the versions of the first four albums included in The Beatles Box Set were the digitally remastered mono mixes issued on CD over 1987–88.

Annotation last modified on 2015-10-04 22:15 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1: Please Please Me
CD 2: With the Beatles
CD 3: A Hard Day’s Night
CD 4: Beatles for Sale
CD 5: Help!
CD 6: Rubber Soul
CD 7: Revolver
CD 8: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
CD 9: Magical Mystery Tour
CD 10: The Beatles
CD 11: The Beatles
CD 12: Yellow Submarine
CD 13: Abbey Road
CD 14: Let It Be
# Title Rating Length
1 Two of Us
3.8 3:37
2 Dig a Pony
3.25 3:55
3 Across the Universe
3.3 3:49
4 I Me Mine
3 2:26
5 Dig It
2.8 0:50
6 Let It Be
3.9 4:03
7 Maggie Mae
2.8 0:41
8 I’ve Got a Feeling
3.2 3:38
9 One After 909
3.5 2:56
10 The Long and Winding Road
3 3:38
11 For You Blue
2.8 2:33
12 Get Back
3.5 3:07
CD 15: Past Masters, Volume One
CD 16: Past Masters, Volume Two

Credits

CD 14: Let It Be

acoustic guitar:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track 11)
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks 1, 3, 7)
Paul McCartney (tracks 1, 7)
acoustic guitar and electric guitar:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track 4)
electric bass guitar:
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks 5, 10)
Paul McCartney (tracks 2, 8–9, 12)
electric bass guitar, maracas and piano:
Paul McCartney (track 6)
electric bass guitar, electric piano and Hammond organ:
Paul McCartney (track 4)
drums:
Ringo Starr (tracks 1–2, 4, 6–12)
maracas:
Ringo Starr (track 3)
electric guitar:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks 1–2, 5–10, 12)
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks 8–9, 12)
lap steel guitar:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track 11)
piano:
Paul McCartney (tracks 3, 5, 10–11)
tambura:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track 3)
background vocals:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks 2, 6)
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks 6, 12)
Paul McCartney (tracks 2, 4, 9)
background vocals and lead vocals:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track 4)
Paul McCartney (track 6)
composer:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks 4, 11)
guest Hammond organ:
Billy Preston (track 10)
guest Hammond organ and Rhodes piano:
Billy Preston (tracks 2, 5–6, 9, 12)
guest Rhodes piano:
Billy Preston (track 8)
lead vocals:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks 4, 11)
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks 1–3, 5, 7–9)
Paul McCartney (tracks 1, 6–10, 12)
lyricist:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks 4, 11)
producer:
Phil Spector (tracks 1–12)
writer:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks 5, 7)
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks 1–3, 5–10, 12)
Paul McCartney (tracks 1–3, 5–10, 12)
Richard Starkey (tracks 5, 7)
publisher:
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 10)
Harrisongs Ltd. (tracks 4–5, 7, 11)
Maclen Music Ltd. (tracks 1–3, 5–10, 12)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (tracks 3, 6)
Startling Music Inc. (tracks 5, 7)
mash-ups:
Let It Be, No Cry by FAROFF (track 6)
music videos:
Get Back by The Beatles (track 12)
Let It Be by The Beatles (track 6)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 20) (track 6)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
Little Bees (track 6)
Maggie Mae (Laibach) (track 7)
Set Him Free (track 6)
later translated parody versions:
Get claques (track 12)
Les P'tites Bites (track 6)
Schitt weg (track 12)
later translated versions:
Aber wie (Let It Be) (track 6)
Daun lekk (track 12)
Let it be (track 6)
Ovensuu (track 10)
Warum I (track 6)
Zwei wie wir (Two of Us) (track 1)
later versions:
recording of:
Across the Universe (The Beatles song) (track 3)
Dig It (track 5)
Dig a Pony (track 2)
For You Blue (track 11)
Get Back (track 12)
I Me Mine (track 4)
Let It Be (track 6)
Maggie Mae (Beatles) (track 7)
One After 909 (track 9)
Two of Us (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
4 Chords (Unicante 2013 version) (track 6)
Beatles Medley (Stars on 45) (track 12)
The Beatles Concerto: 3rd Movement: Presto (Can't Buy Me Love / The Long and Winding Road) (track 10)
version of:
Maggie May (Liverpool folk traditional) (track 7)