Released in the United Kingdom in Decemberit features Loves Theme (Single Version) - Various - Die Besten Hits Der 70er singles and other songs issued by the group between and The compilation served as a stopgap release to satisfy EMI 's demand for product during the Christmas period, since the Beatles had only begun recording Sgt. It was the band's first official greatest hits collection, although the Beatles had no involvement in the album.
The album's preparation and release coincided with rumours in the press that the group were on the verge of splitting up. This speculation was encouraged by the band members' high-profile individual activities since completing their final US tourin late Augustand the announcement that, unlike in previous years, Sly & Robbie - Disco Dub Beatles would not be performing any concerts in Britain at the end of the year.
The album cover is a painting combining contemporary psychedelic and op art themes and was commissioned by the band's manager, Brian Epstein.
To adherents of the Paul is Dead hoax, the artwork offered the first clues relating to the alleged demise of One Haircrup Deserves Another (The Prizewinner) - Dilithium Tourdes - The Dirty Dick Outlaw McCartney and his replacement in the Beatles by a lookalike, a scenario that is said to have taken place in November and been facilitated by the group's A Hard Days Night - The Beatles - A Collection Of Beatles Oldies from live performance.
A Collection of A Hard Days Night - The Beatles - A Collection Of Beatles Oldies Oldies offered the debut album release in Britain for many of the A Hard Days Night - The Beatles - A Collection Of Beatles Oldies singles, although these songs had been available on compilation EPs since their initial release. It also provided the debut release in stereo for these recordings, since the Beatles favoured mono mixes for their singles until The compilation peaked at number 7 on the UK Albums Chartwhere all the band's previous albums had held the top spot.
It was also released in some other European countries and, inin Australia. The album was deleted from the Beatles' catalogue following the reissue of their albums on compact disc in The Beatles made the decision to retire from live performance indissatisfied at playing to audiences of screaming fans,  and following a series of controversies that had tarnished California - Aqua* - Hit N Hide 98 band's image throughout the year.
Although Epstein voiced support for the Beatles' continuing evolution as artists, highlighting the advances they had made with their August album Revolver this period was one of doubt and anxiety for him.
According to their press officer, Tony Barrowthe Beatles were opposed to the release of the compilation. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
A Collection of Beatles Oldies was the band's first official greatest-hits set   and their eighth official album release in Britain. The final day of the album's preparation was carried out without Martin and Emerick. The error was discovered later, by which point there was no time to remix "Bad Boy" and the original mix was used for the compilation.
The album cover is a painting by artist David Christian, who captured the vibrant colours then popular in London's Carnaby Street fashion boutiques. O'Gorman adds that, except for the moustaches that the four Beatles had recently grown, the artist had captured the band's new psychedelic image, which would be unveiled in the film clips for the two songs on their next single, " Strawberry Fields Forever " and " Penny Lane ".
The back of the LP sleeve featured a photograph of the group taken by Robert Whitaker. You Leave Me Breathless - Nat King Cole - At The Sands LP cover was one of several references to the Beatles that the English band Oasis incorporated into the artwork for their albums and singles from onwards,  at a time when the Britpop movement drew heavily on the visual style of the Beatles' Revolver period.
From Revolver onwards, the Beatles' more dedicated fans began analysing the band's song lyrics for hidden meaning,  and, in the description of American academic Camille Pagliatheir album covers were also "feverishly scrutinized for clues and coded messages". The back-cover photo is also cited as evidence in the Paul is Dead hoax, because of McCartney's atypical black attire, his distance from Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison and the appearance of smoke around him.
But Also Christmas special. At this time, the Beatles came second in the World Vocal Group category  in the NME ' s annual readers poll, finishing with votes to the Beach Boys '  — marking the only year between and that the Beatles failed to win in that category. According to Official Charts Company researcher Sharon Mawer, EMI had been expecting to achieve the "biggest album" of the year with the first compilation of the Beatles' greatest hits, but A Collection of Beatles Oldies proved to be "one of the biggest miscalculations of the pop charts".
She concluded that fans were unwilling to pay for an LP that, aside from "Bad Boy", repackaged recordings they already owned and "The era of the successful Greatest Hits compilation was not yet with us. As a last resort, a predictable collection of oldies was hastily assembled and crammed into an inferior Carnaby-Street-style carrier-bag sleeve.
Writing for Rough GuidesChris Ingham describes it as a "fair, if safe, mid-career compendium". Ginell writes that, in retrospect, the compilation stands as "a decent summing up of the Beatles' achievement just before the plunge into 'Strawberry Fields' and Sgt.
Pepper ". According to a December report in Billboard on the preference for UK-pressed LPs among Los Angeles record-buyers, A Collection of Beatles Oldies was one of the most popular imported titles, and recognised as good value for its generous number of songs relative to the US industry standard.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I doubt whether [the public] realise what an explosive LP Revolver really is. A Hard Days Night - The Beatles - A Collection Of Beatles Oldies covered such new and Cosmotropia de Xam - Surrealistica Uniferno (Box Set) territory.
While they are creating albums like Revolverhow can the public expect much more of them? The LP was issued in both mono and stereo formats but since some of the songs had never been mixed for stereo — principally Beatles singles, which were released in mono until — a series of remix sessions were set up. None were attended by as much as a solitary Beatle. Given that Lennon changed his middle name to Ono inA Hard Days Night - The Beatles - A Collection Of Beatles Oldies continues, the cover warns that "J.
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