Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

20 Greatest Hits

First released: October 18,1982

Producers: George Martin, Phil Spector
Cover by: Roy Kohara, Peter Shea, Chuck Ames, Larry DuPont

 

  1. She Loves You – 2:21
    Recorded: July 1, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
  2. Love Me Do -2:22
    Recorded: September 11, 1962 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonica
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – acoustic guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr – tambourine
    Andy White – drums
  3. I Want to Hold Your Hand  – 2:27
    Recorded: October 17, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
  4. Can’t Buy Me Love – 2:15
    Recorded: January 29, 1964 at Path? Marconi Studios, Paris, France
    John Lennon – rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – 12-string lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
  5. A Hard Day’s Night – 2:32
    Recorded: April 16, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – double-tracked lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – 12-string lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
    George Martin – piano
  6. I Feel Fine – 2:20
    Recorded: October 18, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, lead guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
  7. Eight Days a Week -2:46
    Recorded: October 6, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England with an outro edit piece recorded October 18, 1964
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
  8. Ticket to Ride – 3:13
    Recorded: February 15, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, tambourine
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, lead guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
  9. Help! – 2:30
    Recorded: April 13, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
  10. Yesterday – 2:08
    Recorded: June 14, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, Epiphone acoustic guitar
    Session musicians – string quartet
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Penny Lane – 3:04
    Recorded: December 29, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added December 30, 1966 and January, 1967
    John Lennon – piano, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, Arco string bass, flute
    George Harrison – conga drum, firebell
    Ringo Starr – drums
    George Martin – piano
    David Mason – piccolo trumpet
    Philip Jones – trumpet
  14. All You Need Is Love – 3:48
    Recorded: June 14, 1967 at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England (backing track), overdubbed and shortened at an Abbey Road session, then overdubbed live on the “Our World” TV broadcast
    ::Backing track::
    John Lennon – harpsichord
    Paul McCartney – string bass played with a bow
    George Harrison – violin
    Ringo Starr – drums
    ::Abbey Road Track::
    John Lennon – lead vocal
    Paul McCartney – electric bass guitar
    George Harrison – guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
    ::Live “Our World” track::
    John Lennon – lead vocal
    Paul McCartney – background vocal
    George Harrison – background vocal
    Session musicians – studio orchestra
    Mick Jagger, Gary Leeds, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithfull,
    Jane Asher, Patti Harrison, Keith Moon, Graham Nash – chorus
  15. Hello Goodbye – 3:32
    Recorded: October 2, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added October 19, 20, 25 and November 2, 1967
    John Lennon – lead guitar, organ, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, piano, bongos, conga drum,
    background vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, tambourine, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums, maracas
    Session musicians – two violas
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Come Together – 4:21
    Recorded: July 21, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 22, 23, 25, 29, and 30, 1969
    John Lennon – lead vocal, lead guitar, electric piano
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums, maracas
  19. 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)
  20. The Long and Winding Road – 3:38
    Recorded: January 31, 1969 at Apple Studios, London, England.
    Re-produced and remixed by Phil Spector on April 1, 1970
    John Lennon – bass guitar
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, piano
    Session musicians – choir, strings, harp, drums (overdubbed by Phil Spector)