20 Greatest Hits

The Beatles
 
20 Greatest Hits - Front cover 20 Greatest Hits - Rear Cover
20 Greatest Hits - Front Cover 20 Greatest Hits - Rear Cover
20 Greatest Hits - Inner Sleeve
20 Greatest Hits - The Inner Sleeve
Label Parlophone
Catalogue No. PCTC 260
Release date 18th October 1982
Total time 56:08
U.K. Album Chart Detail :
Entry Date :30th October 1982
Highest Position :10
Weeks in Chart :30
Detail : This album includes all the number one A-sides plus "Love Me Do" in chronological order.
"Love Me Do" was included because it had just been re-released.

Earlier in 1982, E.M.I. had considered a new "Greatest Hits" double album, and prepared "The Beatles Greatest Hits" as the next big T.V. advertised album. It had 26 tracks and was given the catalogue number EMTVS 34, but never got beyond the promo stage.
It was planned as the 22 A-sides plus the four songs designated as double A-sides, but at the last minute the E.M.I. suits realised it would clash too much with the still selling "Red" and "Blue" albums ....
So what did they come up with instead ? ... a single album of 20 A-sides.

Many countries created their own versions of this collection, and the Americans were one of them.
With a bizarre piece of (non)-artistic judgement they cropped two minutes off of the end of "Hey Jude" !

The cassette version (TC-PCTC 260) was deleted October 1992.


Side 1

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Love Me Do Lennon-McCartney See Love Me Do for full single detail.
See Past Masters for recording details.
2:21
From Me To You McCartney-Lennon See From Me To You for full single detail.
See Past Masters for recording details.
1:56
She Loves You Lennon-McCartney See She Love's You for full single detail.
See Past Masters for recording details.
2:19
I Want To Hold Your Hand Lennon-McCartney See I Want To Hold Your Hand for full single detail.
See Past Masters for recording details.
2:25
Can't Buy Me Love Lennon-McCartney See Can't Buy Me Love for full single detail.
See A Hard Day's Night for recording details.
2:11
A Hard Day's Night Lennon-McCartney See A Hard Day's Night for full single detail.
See A Hard Day's Night for recording details.
2:29
I Feel Fine Lennon-McCartney See I Feel Fine for full single detail.
See Past Masters for recording details.
2:18
Ticket To Ride Lennon-McCartney See Ticket To Ride for full single detail.
See Help ! for recording details.
3:09
Help ! Lennon-McCartney See Help ! for full single detail.
See Help ! for recording details.
2:16
Day Tripper Lennon-McCartney See Day Tripper for full single detail.
See Past Masters for recording details.
2:47

Side 2

Track Composer Recording Information Time
We Can Work It Out Lennon-McCartney Other side of Day Tripper for full single detail.
See Past Masters for recording details.
2:14
Paperback Writer Lennon-McCartney See Paperback Writer for full single detail.
See Past Masters for recording details.
2:17
Yellow Submarine Lennon-McCartney See Yellow Submarine for full single detail.
See Revolver for recording details.
2:36
Eleanor Rigby Lennon-McCartney See Eleanor Rigby for full single detail.
See Help ! for recording details.
2:04
All You Need Is Love Lennon-McCartney See All You Need Is Love for full single detail.
See Magical Mystery Tour for recording details.
3:47
Hello Goodbye Lennon-McCartney See Hello Goodbye for full single detail.
3:27
Lady Madonna Lennon-McCartney See Lady Madonna for full single detail.
See Past Masters for recording details.
2:16
Hey Jude Lennon-McCartney See Hey Jude for full single detail.
See Past Masters for recording details.
7:06
Get Back Lennon-McCartney See Get Back for full single detail.
See Past Masters for recording details.
3:12
The Ballad Of John And Yoko Lennon-McCartney See Ballad Of John And Yoko for full single detail.
See Past Masters for recording details.
2:58



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