Monday, 8 June 2009

Past Masters Remastered

It's "ring out the old, ring in the new" for the Past Masters set. Back in 1988 they were two individual discs with an ugly-looking Beatles-logo, but they've nailed it this time around:
Now that's a lot better! Some people seems to have been fooled to order both the above CD and Past Masters Vol. 2, we notice over at the amazon store. No need to! The new Past Masters is a double disc, containing both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 of the 1988 release, but in remastered form. Besides, some songs that appeared in mono on the previous Past Masters Vol 1 are in stereo on the new Past Masters.
The mono boxed set will include a "Mono Masters" album, equivalent to the Past Masters discs. No art has been released for it, but they'll probably use the cover for Past Masters Vol. 2 as inspiration for that one, is my bet.

Track Listing for the new Past Masters set:

Disc 1:

1. Love Me Do (Single Version)
2. From Me To You (now in stereo)
3. Thank You Girl (now in stereo)
4. She Loves You
5. I'll Get You
6. I Want To Hold Your Hand
7. This Boy
8. Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (I Want To Hold Your Hand)
9. Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)
10. Long Tall Sally
11. I Call Your Name
12. Slow Down
13. Matchbox
14. I Feel Fine
15. She's a Woman
16. Bad Boy
17. Yes It Is
18. I'm Down

Disc 2:

1. Day Tripper
2. We Can Work It Out
3. Paperback Writer
4. Rain
5. Lady Madonna
6. The Inner Light
7. Hey Jude
8. Revolution
9. Get Back
10. Don't Let Me Down
11. The Ballad Of John And Yoko
12. Old Brown Shoe
13. Across The Universe
14. Let It Be
15. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
The list price is $24.98 in the USA but you may pre-order it from Amazon at $19.99. In the UK, the price is £13.98.
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not official tracklist, for while...

lifeofthebeatles said...

That's too funny; the new cover art is *so* much better!