Beatles – Rarities (Dr Ebbett DBM-035)

Rarities (Dr Ebbett DBM-035)

Across The Universe, Yes It Is, This Boy, The Inner Light, Thank You Girl, I’ll Get You, Thank You Girl, Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand, You Know My Name, Sie Liebt Dich, Rain, She’s A Woman, Matchbox, I Call Your Name, Bad Boy, Slow Down, I’m Down, Long Tall Sally

The UK Rarities has been called “another E.M.I. classic ‘blunder.'”  It was initially included as a bonus disc in the Beatles Collection box set released in 1978.  Many collectors probably bought the box set just to obtain this disc.  However E.M.I. released this disc alone ten months later, and there no real rarities.  It was supposed to have tracks in stereo, but of the seventeen only four were in stereo.  So it winds up being a collection of B-sides, EPs and a single released in Germany.

A track-by-track rundown of the material:

“Across The Universe”: in stereo, this is the fast version from the charity album No One’s Gonna Change Our World.

“Yes It Is”:  the standard mono version from the b-side to “Ticket To Ride.”

“This Boy”:  stardard mono from b-side to “I Want To Hold Your Hand.”

“The Inner Light”:  standard mono b-side of “Lady Madonna.”

“I’ll Get You”:  marked as stereo, but realy mono b-side of “She Loves You.”

“Thank You Girl”:  standard mono b-side of “From Me To You.”

“Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand”:  stereo, first UK release.

“You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)”:  marked as stereo, but really mono b-side of “Let It Be.”

“Sie Liebt Dich”:  stereo, this is the first UK release.

“Rain”:  mono b-side of “Paperback Writer.”

“She’s A Woman”:  marked as stereo, but really mono b-side of “I Feel Fine.”

“Matchbox”:  standard mono from “Long Tall Sally” EP

“I Call Your Name”:  standard mono from “Long Tall Sally” EP

“Bad Boy”:  stereo from A Collection Of Beatles Oldies.

“Slow Down”:  standard mono from “Long Tall Sally” EP

“I’m Down”:  marked as stereo, but really ono b-side of “Help!”

“Long Tall Sally”:  standard mono from “Long Tall Sally” EP.

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