- Rarities (The Beatles album)
Name = Rarities
Type = compilation
2 December 1978 12 October 1979
Recorded = 1962–1970
Rock and roll
Length = 43:29
George Martin, Chris Thomas, and The Beatles
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Last album = "
The Beatles Collection"
This album = "Rarities"
Next album = "
The Beatles' Ballads"
"Rarities" is a British
compilation albumfeaturing a selection of songs by The Beatles. The album was originally released as part of " The Beatles Collection", a box set featuring all other Beatles records, but was later released individually. The album has not been released on CD, but 13 of the tracks are available on the " Past Masters, Volume One" CD and the four other tracks on the " Past Masters, Volume Two" CD. This article covers the British version of the album - as released as part of "The Beatles Collection" and later separately in the UK. The 1980 American album also of the same name is chronicled in Rarities (American Beatles compilation).
"Rarities" was conceived to include lesser known songs that were not included on any other original Beatles album - these included
B-Sidesof singles, two German language recordings, the tracks from an EP with exclusive material, a song recorded for the American market and a version "Across the Universe" that had previously appeared on a World Wildlife Fundcharity record.
The choice of selections seems to assume that the customer already has all the regular issue British albums plus the red and blue sets and the commonly imported to England American
Hey Jude (album)
All songs written by
John Lennonand Paul McCartneyexcept where indicated. Songs are in mono unless indicated as stereo.
Across the Universe" ("Wildlife" version from a British various artists charity album titled " No One's Gonna Change Our World") stereo
Yes It Is" (B-side)
This Boy" (B-side)
#"The Inner Light" (Harrison) (B-side)
I'll Get You" (B-side) stereo
Thank You Girl" (B-side)
#"Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" (German version of "I Want to Hold Your Hand") stereo
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" (B-side)
#"Sie Liebt Dich" (German version of "She Loves You") stereo
She's A Woman" (B-side) stereo
#"Matchbox" (Perkins) (From "Long Tall Sally" EP)
I Call Your Name" (From "Long Tall Sally" EP)
#"Bad Boy" (Williams) (recorded for the American LP
Beatles VI, first UK release in A Collection of Beatles Oldies) stereo
#"Slow Down" (Williams) (From "Long Tall Sally" EP)
I'm Down" (B-side)
Long Tall Sally" (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell) (From "Long Tall Sally" EP)
John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison Ringo Starr
*"Rarities" (US Version)
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