1+ [CD/2-DVD]

1+ [CD/2-DVD]

by The BeatlesThe Beatles

CD(Bonus DVD)

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Overview

Apparently, there was a gap in the Beatles' catalog, after all -- all the big hits weren't on one tidy, single-disc compilation. It's not the kind of gap you'd necessarily notice -- it's kind of like realizing you don't have a pair of navy blue dress socks -- but it was a gap all the same, so the group released The Beatles 1 late in 2000, coinciding with the publication of their official autobiography, the puzzlingly titled Anthology. The idea behind this compilation is to have all the number one singles the Beatles had, either in the U.K. or U.S., on one disc, and that's pretty much what this generous 27-track collection is. It's easy, nay, necessary, to quibble with a couple of the judgment calls -- look, "Please Please Me" should be here instead of "From Me to You," and it's unforgivable to bypass "Strawberry Fields Forever" (kick out "Yellow Submarine" or "Eleanor Rigby") -- but there's still no question that this is all great music, and there is a bit of a rush hearing all these dazzling songs follow one after another. If there's any complaint, it's that even if it's nice to have something like this, it's not really essential. There's really no reason for anyone who owns all the records to get this too -- if you've lived happily without the red or blue albums, you'll live without this. But, if you give this to any six or seven year old, they'll be a pop fan, even fanatic, for life. And that's reason enough for it to exist. [As one of the best-selling items in the Beatles catalog, 1 is ripe for an anniversary expansion, even if the fifteenth anniversary isn't necessarily an auspicious birthday. Nevertheless, Apple/Universal found 2015 the ideal time to turn 1 into 1+, once again remastering the original 27-track compilation and, in something of a fan's dream come true, adding the accompanying original promo videos in a single DVD/BluRay incarnation and rounding up the rest in a deluxe set. Back in 2011, Apple reissued 1 with the 2009 remasters, a significant upgrade over the 2000 original and if this '15 edition isn't as startling, it is often notably different, particularly on the earliest singles which are given bright, muscular new stereo mixes. As good as this sounds, the CD is an afterthought to the first-ever commercial release of the Beatles promo clips. Sequenced to mirror the track listing of 1—therefore, anything that wasn't on the compilation, such as Strawberry Fields Forever, which is perhaps their best and best-known short film, gets relegated to the bonus disc on the deluxe edition—1+ doesn't have every famous televised performance the Beatles ever gave (only one song, "From Me To You," is pulled from the legendary 1963 Royal Variety Performance), but it effectively has all the full-length versions of the films that are frequently excerpted ("Paperback Writer," "Rain," "Penny Lane," "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Hey Jude," "Revolution," the rooftop and in-studio sessions from Let It Be), along with a host of clips that have never been circulated or were only seen in passing snippets during Anthology. Although there is perhaps one too many posthumous montages and animations on the set, delights abound, particularly when the deluxe edition is taken into equation: an actual live performance of "She Loves You" for Swedish television in 1964; "I Feel Fine," where Ringo rides an exer-bike throughout, and its alternate where the Fabs are more interested in devouring fish and chips than lip-syncing; John mugging for the camera during "We Can Work It Out;" the fade-out of the otherwise mimed "Hey Jude" sees Paul riffing on "take a load off" during the fade out, while the intro finds joshing around playing a shambling live boogie; and the group sounds ferocious on the full-length "Revolution." Such moments, along with the sterling restoration, are what makes a repurchase—or perhaps a first-ever purchase—of 1 necessary for Beatles diehards.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2015
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0602547567727
catalogNumber: 4576772
Rank: 21538

Tracks

Disc 1

  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
  21. Hey Jude
  22. Get Back
  23. The Ballad of John and Yoko
  24. Something
  25. Come Together
  26. Let It Be
  27. The Long and Winding Road

Disc 2

  1. Love Me Do
  2. From Me To You [Live at The Royal Variety Performance, 10th November 19
  3. She Loves You
  4. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  5. Can't Buy Me Love
  6. A Hard Day's Night [With Spoken Word Intro, Live At Palais Des Sports, Pa
  7. I Feel Fine
  8. Eight Days a Week
  9. Ticket To Ride
  10. Help!
  11. Yesterday [With Spoken Word Intro, Live From Studio 50, New York City,
  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
  21. Hey Jude
  22. Get Back
  23. The Ballad of John and Yoko
  24. Something
  25. Come Together
  26. Let It Be
  27. The Long and Winding Road

Disc 3

  1. Twist & Shout
  2. Baby It's You
  3. Words of Love
  4. Please Please Me
  5. I Feel Fine
  6. Day Tripper
  7. Day Tripper
  8. We Can Work It Out
  9. Paperback Writer
  10. Rain
  11. Rain
  12. Strawberry Fields Forever
  13. Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows
  14. A Day In The Life
  15. Hello, Goodbye
  16. Hello, Goodbye
  17. Hey Bulldog
  18. Hey Jude
  19. Revolution
  20. Get Back
  21. Don't Let Me Down
  22. Free As a Bird
  23. Real Love

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