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Essential for Beatles collectors!
on 1 August 2012
The Beatles Hey Jude album is not officially available on CD but this grey import is as good - or better - than a fully authorised version would be. Looking like a typical Japanese import ,the CD comes in a card facsimile sleeve with a large paper insert sheet featuring information in Japanese plus lyrics in English. The original album was released America in 1970 as a product of Allen Klein's association with the band and Apple at that time; although a popular import in the UK it didn't get an official release here until 1979. If you want to know the full history of the original album there is a good Wikipedia article under "Hey Jude (album)".
This CD features the original album, also known as "The Beatles Again", plus nine bonus tracks. I have listed the tracks here so you can see what you get. The sound quality is good on the original tracks, and the bonus tracks are well mastered too. A good one to add to your Beatles collection - get it while you can!
1. Can't Buy Me Love (Stereo)
2. I Should Have Known Better (Stereo)
3. Paperback Writer
5. Lady Madonna
7. Hey Jude
8. Don't Let Me Down
9. Old Brown Shoe
10. Ballad of John and Yoko
11. You Know My Name (Look Up My Number) (Original Mono Mix)
12. Hey Jude (Early Take) (Stereo)
13. Revolution (Rough Mono Mix)
14. Paperback Writer (Rough Stereo Mix)
15. Lady Madonna (Basic Stereo Mix)
16. Don't Let Me Down (Alternate Version) (Stereo)
17. Rain (1992 Stereo Remix)
18. Old Brown Shoe (Unedited Version)
19. You Know My Name (Look Up My Number) (Complete Stereo Version)