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The Beatles: 1 [CD]

The Beatles Audio CD
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"The story began in Harold Macmillan’s “never had it so good” ’50s Britain. It should be fiction: four teenagers with no more than eight O’Levels between them, running and biking and busing and busking all over Liverpool in search of new chords and old guitars and half-decent drum kit and any gig at all.

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  • Audio CD (13 Nov 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000050XI9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 303 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Love me do
2. From me to you
3. She loves you
4. I want to hold your hand
5. Can't buy me love
6. A hard day's night
7. I feel fine
8. Eight days a week
9. Ticket to ride
10. Help!
11. Yesterday
12. Day tripper
13. We can work it out
14. Paperback writer
15. Yellow submarine
16. Eleanor Rigby
17. Penny Lane
18. All you need is love
19. Hello, goodbye
20. Lady Madonna
See all 27 tracks on this disc

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Proving yet again their willingness to dice 'n' slice their burgeoning legacy into new--if not exactly fresh--product, the Fab Four Minus One released this single disc compendium of their No. 1 hits. Though obviously superfluous to long-time Fabs faithful (who may also find themselves quibbling over the precise definition of "No. 1 hit" and the exclusion of seeming contenders like "Please Please Me" and "Strawberry Fields"), newly arrived visitors from the Pleiades star cluster and other neophytes will find it a concise and generous (nearly 80 minutes) single-disc introduction to the band's career-spanning, unparalleled dominance of pop music in the 1960s and beyond. But more than merely a trophy case of commercial success (and it won't be hard to find people to argue that these singles aren't even the band's best work), 1 is also a quick sketch of a remarkable seven-year musical evolution, one that stretches from the neo-skiffle of "Love Me Do" through a remarkable synthesis of R&B, rockabilly, Tin Pan Alley, gospel, country and classical that still defies efforts to effectively deconstruct it. --Jerry McCulley

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THE BEATLES 1 (2000 UK 27-track CD album featuring every number one single achieved by The Beatles in the UK and USA every one a classic including Love Me Do She Loves You A Hard Days Night Help Yesterday Yellow Submarine All You NeedIs Love Get Back Hey Jude Let It Be and many more classic #1 picture sleeve booklet)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Beatles: #1 then, now, and forever 28 July 2004
Format:Audio CD
Beatles fans take their love for the Fab Four very seriously, as evidenced by some of the disappointment espoused by some enthusiastic fans over this compilation. I think we can all agree that this is not the ultimate Beatles CD, but - my gosh - you get 27 of the band's most familiar songs crammed on to one single CD. Even if you have all of the essential Beatles CDs already, it's nice to have such a great one-CD collection. I would much rather take this little jewel case out to my car than to try and put together a single disc of my own, and this has better sound than any disc I could make myself on my computer. I'm a big fan but not an expert on the Beatles, so I can't comment on the issue of stereo mastering versus the original mono versions of the earliest hits - to my ears, all of these songs sound great on this CD. I also won't quibble over what tracks got excluded. This is a collection of #1 hits, not a greatest hits collection. These are the songs that hit #1 on the charts of either the UK (Record Retailer) and/or the US (Billboard). Apparently, even such a seemingly straightforward approach to choosing the tracks allows room for debate - it apparently comes down to what your definition of "#1 hit" should really be. In the end, the fact that the three surviving Beatles (now, sadly, only two) authorized this compilation is more than enough for me to accept it with open arms (and ears).
It's easy to get lost in the enjoyment of such stellar individual songs, but when you take a step back you realize that this CD affords you some interesting insight into the evolution of the band over the course of eight years. The early songs, while fantastic, are actually not that musically complicated.
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Fabs? 22 Oct 2000
Format:Audio CD
All the Beatles No.1s from Love Me Do to The Long & Winding Road. You can't grumble about the quality of the songs or value for money - a single CD (and 79+ mins) with more tracks than the double Red album (1962-66).I just wonder what the motivation is behind this release. Maybe it's simply to provide a single disc career overview of the greatest pop band in history to those who don't want to invest in 2 double CDs. There will no doubt be those that will complain that no Beatles hits package is complete without Strawberry Fields Forever. But this is a compilation of all of the Beatles' US and UK No.1 hits and unfortunately that song "only" reached No.2 in the UK. The Billboard Hot 100 in the US is compiled from a combination of sales and airplay, and though Penny Lane (the double A flip-side) reached No.1, Strawberry Fields only got enough radio play to reach No.8. I suppose they could have used a different criterion to select their greatest hits, but with so many hits to choose from they couldn't help but exclude some favourites (Please Please Me, Twist & Shout, In My Life, and there is not a single song from from Sgt. Peppers). Still, this is the first time that such classics as She Loves You, Yesterday, Help!, Hey Jude, Get Back and Let It Be have all appeared on the same album. So if you don't own a Beatles album, this is the place to start, and it makes a great gift for anyone who hasn't updated their scratched vinyl records.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for the contents, really! 20 July 2006
By Yovra
Format:Audio CD
This is the first Beatle-compilation for the CD-generation. LP-buying Beatle-fans had already bought the Blue and Red double-cd's..

The big advantage of the "Red" and "Blue" were that they were quite creative in compiling album-tracks and making the public (I believed it!)think that tracks like With a Little Help from My Friends or A Day in the Life were actually hit-singles, while they were actually album-tracks!

Sound-wise it's a beefy remastering-job EMI did here; especially the post '68-tracks suffer from the harsh, bassy sound.

If you want to know the Beatles, the Red & Blue are still better places to start (AND the Blue one actually opens with the indispensable Strawberry Fields Forever), if you want the hits, this is a nice one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a work of genius... 11 Oct 2005
well i would never have dreamed when i first heard the beatles in 1962 at the tender age of 9 that i would still be listening to them today, and they sound just as fresh and exciting to me as they did then! in those days everything was literally "flavour of the month". i'm pleased the younger generations of music fans appreciate these simple works of genius still too. i don't know anyone who doesn't like beatles music, proving good things cut across all barriers. i expect they'll still be playing beatles music in 500 years time! this album is a great clean collection of songs guaranteed to hook the uninitiated into a lifetime appreciation of beatles music. i must have heard these a thousand times and still find them refreshing. definitely a must have.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good first album if you're a new fan 11 Aug 2005
Format:Audio CD
I especially recommend this if you're new to The Beatles - every song is a classic. And there is plenty there to get you interested in the band.
It is great to hear their progression from the 'She Loves You' era to 'Hey Jude'. It only took five years - but you could be forgiven for thinking it is a completely different band! The styles range from the catchy pop of 'From Me To You', to the hard rock of 'Revolution' and the gospel sounds of 'Let It Be'.
I just can't wait for '2'!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not the greatest Beatles compilation but a good introduction should...
Not the greatest Beatles compilation but a good introduction should you need one. The Red and Blue double greatest hits albums are far better.
Published 2 hours ago by joshthetree
5.0 out of 5 stars Best band
27 number ones. What can I say.
Listen but buy the full albums too
Published 1 day ago by Oscar
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great - has all the hits
Published 15 days ago by Michael Cooke
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic to replace my Beatles collection after they were stolen a few years ago
Published 18 days ago by C. Mwero
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD - great purchase
Great item - arrived before it was due so all good - brilliant songs.
Published 23 days ago by Vanessa
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great music
Published 27 days ago by Mrs. T. R. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Dear EMI , a little suggestion
They made so much great music that compilations like this only scratch the surface and no, it certainly does not contain all the Beatles songs you need ! Read more
Published 1 month ago by JC Auto
5.0 out of 5 stars all the best songs on one album
if you have to have just one beatles album then this has to be it.
Still great today after 50 yrs
Published 1 month ago by b ferguson
1.0 out of 5 stars Jumping Beatles
Item arrived ok, opened plastic wrapper to fine a chip missing of the edge of the CD, "ok it's 2nd hand I thought"

Few scratches on the surface, on playing it... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Mark A. Woodhouse
5.0 out of 5 stars good selection
Bought this for my wife for mothers day. Love the selection of the best of the beatles well known tracks. Good price
Published 2 months ago by tonyh3
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