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Come And Get It: The Best Of Apple Records [Original recording remastered]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (25 Oct 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Apple/EMI
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,537 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Those Were The Days (2010 - Remaster)Mary Hopkin 5:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Carolina In My Mind (Stereo) (2010 - Remaster)James Taylor 3:380.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Maybe Tomorrow (Stereo) (2010 - Remaster)The Iveys 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Thingumybob (Stereo) (2010 - Remaster)Black Dyke Mills Band 1:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. King Of Fuh (Mono) (2010 - Remaster)Brute Force 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Sour Milk Sea (2010 - Remaster)Jackie Lomax 3:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Goodbye (2010 - Remaster)Mary Hopkin 2:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. That's The Way God Planned ItBilly Preston 3:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. New Day (Mono Single Mix) (2010 - Remaster)Jackie Lomax 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight (2010 - Remaster)trash 4:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Give Peace A Chance (Mono) (2010 - Remaster)Hot Chocolate Band 4:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Come And Get It (2010 - Remaster)Badfinger 2:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Ain't That Cute (2010 - Remaster)Doris Troy 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. My Sweet Lord (2010 - Remaster)Billy Preston 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Try Some, Buy Some (2010 - Remaster)Ronnie Spector 4:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Govinda (2010 - Remaster)The Radha Krsna Temple (London) 4:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. We're On Our Way (2010 - Remaster)Chris Hodge 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Saturday Nite Special (Mono) (2010 - Remaster)The Sundown Playboys 2:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. God Save Us (2010 - Remaster)Bill Elliott 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Sweet Music (2010 - Remaster)Derrek Van Eaton 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Day After Day (2010 - Remaster)Badfinger 3:090.99  Buy MP3 

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BBC Review

Mention Apple Records to anyone and chances are that the conversation will soon turn to favourite Beatles songs. Established by the Fab Four in 1968, the imprint was intended to accommodate the pursuits of the members themselves; but it quickly became home to a wide range of artists, not all of whom bore much similarity to the stable’s founding fathers.

While label politics would see Paul McCartney effectively ostracised from the running of Apple in 1970, the year he confirmed the split of The Beatles, several artists associated with Apple arrived via direct involvement from one of his bandmates. For example, Ravi Shankar was brought into the fold by George Harrison, and Elephant’s Memory by John Lennon. Neither feature on this 21-track introduction to the label, though; instead, Badfinger and Mary Hopkin feature twice each – the former purveyors of sweet power-pop, very much in a post-Beatles vein; the latter a Welsh vocalist whose McCartney-penned hit Goodbye was only kept off the UK top spot by The Beatles’ own Get Back in 1969 – and several numbers come from artists who never really made much of an impression on the pop scene.

Among these outsiders on this collection are the Black Dyke Mills Band, a brass band from West Yorkshire whose Apple-released single Thingumybob was backed by a cover of Yellow Submarine, and Brute Force, the musical moniker of Stephen Friedland. King of Fuh, Friedland’s sole entry in the Apple catalogue, was initially refused a release by parent company EMI on the grounds that it repeatedly referred to "the Fuh King". (See what he did there? Oh, my sides.) But here it is, in all its Harrison-approved ‘glory’. It’s rubbish, obviously, but no doubt raised a few laughs back in 1969.

With King of Fuh indicative of the fact that the Apple logo could never be seen as a guarantee of quality, it’s no surprise that a number of these 21 tracks are of an acquired taste. Jackie Lomax’s Sour Milk Sea was written by Harrison and features three of four Beatles on its recording, Lennon the only absentee; predictably it’s among the most immediately gratifying cuts collected on this disc. Equally worthy of praise are Ronnie Spector’s sole Apple release, Try Some, Buy Some, recorded with her then husband, and Texas-born R&B powerhouse and sometime ‘fifth Beatle’ Billy Preston’s That’s the Way God Planned It.

The best of, then? Hardly. But as a succinct example of just how bonkers (and occasionally brilliant) The Beatles could be when it came to aligning themselves with other artists, this set is suitably scatterbrained.

--Mike Diver

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CD .. It - Best Of Apple Records

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Apple Taster 26 Oct 2010
Format:Audio CD
The brand & the trademarked sliced fruit lasted longer than the label itself but for 3 or 4 years Apple was an intriguing & often inspirational enterprise that provided us with some great music & only one or 2 duds, depending on your tastes of course. It also managed to reflect the interests of Beatles John, George & Paul in quite uncanny ways. Only Paul could have given us the Welsh songbird Mary Hopkin, for example, & only George could have recorded the Radha Krishna Temple- a kind of follow-up to his own Wonderwall Music. And only Apple could come up with a label 'taster' that features not a single track by a solo Beatle & I can't help thinking that another Apple compilation featuring solo Beatles singles from the same period would be quite tasty (sorry!). But the Fab 4 are here, there & everywhere (sorry again) on this record as they (particularly Paul & George) took an active part in the creation of many of these records. Indeed, Jackie Lomax's superb 'Soul Milk Sea' is practically a Beatles single with Lomax on guitar & vocals supported by George, Paul & Ringo. What I really like about this record is that it makes some lesser-known Apple artefacts from the Black Dyke Mills Band, Brute Force, Trash, Doris Troy, Ronnie Spector, Chris Hodge, Leon & Derreck von Eaton, & the Sundown Playboys available again at long last alongside more familiar fare from James Taylor, Billy Preston, Badfinger, Hot Chocolate & Mary Hopkin. I'm personally delighted to see the single edit of Billy Preston's 'That's The Way God Planned It' make what I believe might well be its CD debut (& was not that most of Blind Faith playing on that one?). Had this collection included Badfinger's glorious 'No Matter What' (my favourite non-Beatle track on Apple by a long mile) I'd have given it 5 stars. Not to worry. The chance to hail Brute Force's Mighty Fuh King all over again almost makes up for its absence!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab idea! 4 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD
What a great idea. An excellent range of material from Apple, all collected together. This is just what I've been hoping for - too timid to buy lots of albums, I can now ease myself into the catalogue, so to speak, and explore many of these artists a little further.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Come and Get It 28 Oct 2010
Format:Audio CD
I had never heard any of the songs on this CD, but am a huge fan of The Beatles and their story so thought this would be an interesting insight into what their Apple Records label was about.

There isn't really a dud song on here...some are better than others, highlights for me include "Come and Get It" and "Those Were The Days", not to mention "Sour Milk Sea". A lot of the tracks were written by members of the Beatles, as well as featuring them playing and producing.

A good selection of songs which I think any record label would be proud to release on a compilation like this, and its a shame it took Apple this long to come up with something like this! Hopefully there will be more to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Long overdue Apple singles compilation 27 Nov 2010
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Beset by legal wrangles for much of its history, the music recorded for Apple has generally been less readily available than it would otherwise have been. Despite those problems, the important recordings, particularly by Badfinger and Mary Hopkin, have been available on CD. Nevertheless, a lot of other material has remained in the vaults. The release of this eclectic compilation apparently signifies the end of Apple's legal problems; let's hope so. The compilation is well presented, with the booklet containing copious notes about each song, which is particularly useful for learning a little about the obscure artists, though even the comments about the familiar songs may occasionally surprise you.

Of course, Mary Hopkin (Those were the days, Goodbye) and Badfinger (Come and get it, Day after day, plus Maybe Tomorrow, credited to the Iveys who evolved into Badfinger) are represented, .but the primary purpose of this compilation (apart from selling plenty of copies) is clearly to showcase the range of music recorded for Apple, and it does that superbly, with a great variety .of sounds and styles.

Aside from the tracks by Badfinger and Mary Hopkin, the compilation is notable for the inclusion of Carolina in my mind (James Taylor), Thingumybob (a TV theme by the Black Dyke Mills Band), two gospel recordings by Billy Preston (That's the way God planned it, plus a cover of My sweet Lord), an excellent track by the under-rated Doris Troy (Ain't that cute) and a cover of Give peace a chance, performed in a reggae style by the Hot Chocolate Band, who as Hot Chocolate became very successful throughout the seventies and early eighties.

There are a lot of other great tracks here, all of which were originally released as A-sides of singles, but not all of which charted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Apple Turnover 30 Aug 2011
Format:Audio CD
Excellent collection of some of the many fine tracks from The Beatles' fab late 60s record company. I had always hoped this CD would come out one day.
Great sound quality and plenty of notes for those who like such things (me).

Open message to Apple : Thanks a lot for this disc, it's really excellent....Any chance of a follow-up ? The following tracks spring to mind : Do The Oz (Lennon vocal) ; No Matter What and Rock Of All Ages by Badfinger ; The Eagle Laughs At You - Jackie Lomax...a bit more Mary Hopkin (Sparrow)....add to these a few more from the back catalogue and I'd be very happy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars DAD
Bought this for one track alone: Day After Day - and it is quite superb.

I wanted that as a 'first waltx' track when I married but we went with something easier to dance... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Nik Watt
5.0 out of 5 stars It's about time
Some of this stuff has been criminally neglected over the years by Apple so it's great to finally see the remasters project reaching fruition. Read more
Published on 20 Mar 2011 by Roy Matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars Apple to the core!
This collection of songs certainly brought back the memories. For all those who think that Apple Corps was a disaster, I urge you to get hold of this cd and give it a whirl. Read more
Published on 14 Feb 2011 by Black Prince
4.0 out of 5 stars LET'S GO APPLE-BOBBING!
This compilation presents a pleasing selection of Apple Records' greatest hits and misses, together with a helping of oddball curios to finish off the track listing. Read more
Published on 12 Feb 2011 by Mr. L. F. G. Ballinger
3.0 out of 5 stars Let's not get carried away!
Ah, Yes! The Fab Four! They were the centre of the 60s pop culture universe. The world turned around them, you know! I know... I was there! Read more
Published on 26 Jan 2011 by SeaWasp
4.0 out of 5 stars Give Peace a Chance
The best of Apple no way but as a collection from one of music's more esoteric periods and at a time of great upheaval in the Beatles camp, this collection somehow hangs together... Read more
Published on 5 Nov 2010 by Fletch-a-sketch
5.0 out of 5 stars not exactly a best of but...............
........still a very nice set. 15 years after Sapcor 28 we have Sapcor 29 !!!!!
It's more of an Apple sampler really. Read more
Published on 25 Oct 2010 by JOHN MORRALL
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