Mono Masters

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Mono Masters
Compilation album by The Beatles
Released 9 September 2009 (as part of The Beatles in Mono boxed set)
9 September 2014 individually
Genre Rock
Length 99:02
Language English, German ("Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" and "Sie Liebt Dich")
Label Parlophone, Capitol, Apple
Producer George Martin

Mono Masters is an all-mono compilation which was originally a two CD set included as part of The Beatles in Mono boxed set.[1] The premise of this boxed set was to compile only Beatles material which was released or prepared for release with a dedicated mono mix (the set excludes later material mixed and released only in stereo, and material whose mono version was simply created as an equal mix of the two channels of the stereo version). As a result, the tracklisting for Mono Masters differs from Past Masters on the second half of disc two, omitting some later songs that never had a mono mix ("Old Brown Shoe", "The Ballad of John and Yoko" and "Let It Be"), and adding several songs released on stereo-only albums that had unreleased mono mixes. Tracks 9–12 and 15 were prepared in March 1969 for release as a 7" mono Yellow Submarine EP, but due to poor reception of the full album, the project was scrapped, though the EP was mastered. Subsequently, the tracks were only released in stereo (and in an electronically-produced mono mixdown, or "fold-down", of the stereo mix), while the true mono mixes remained unreleased. "Get Back" (with B-side "Don't Let Me Down") was the final Beatles single mixed for mono format. It was released in the UK in mono, though the US release was in stereo. Thus, the songs that were originally released on stereo singles in the UK are omitted on this release.

This compilation is to be released individually as a triple vinyl LP set on 8 September 2014 in Europe and the following day in North America on the same day that The Beatles in Mono boxed set is released in vinyl LP format. The vinyl format compilation is mastered directly from the original analogue mono master tapes.[2]

Mono Masters track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Lennon/McCartney except where noted.

Disc one
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Love Me Do" (from 5 October 1962 A-side, the original single version on Parlophone, catalogue number 45-R4949; recorded on 4 September 1962, featuring Ringo Starr on drums) McCartney with Lennon 2:25
2. "From Me to You" (from 11 April 1963 A-side) Lennon and McCartney 1:57
3. "Thank You Girl" (from 11 April 1963 B-side) Lennon and McCartney 2:04
4. "She Loves You" (from 23 August 1963 A-side) Lennon and McCartney 2:21
5. "I'll Get You" (from 23 August 1963 B-side) Lennon with McCartney 2:06
6. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (from 29 November 1963 A-side) Lennon and McCartney 2:26
7. "This Boy" (from 29 November 1963 B-side) Lennon with Harrison and McCartney 2:16
8. "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" (Lennon/McCartney/Nicolas/Hellmer) (from 5 March 1964 German single) Lennon and McCartney 2:26
9. "Sie Liebt Dich" (Lennon/McCartney/Nicolas/Montague) (from 5 March 1964 German single) Lennon and McCartney 2:19
10. "Long Tall Sally" (Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell, Richard Penniman) (from 19 June 1964 Long Tall Sally EP) McCartney 2:03
11. "I Call Your Name" (from Long Tall Sally EP) Lennon 2:11
12. "Slow Down" (Larry Williams) (from Long Tall Sally EP) Lennon 2:57
13. "Matchbox" (Carl Perkins) (from Long Tall Sally EP) Starr 1:59
14. "I Feel Fine" (from 27 November 1964 A-side) Lennon 2:23
15. "She's a Woman" (from 27 November 1964 B-side) McCartney 3:04
16. "Bad Boy" (Williams) (from 14 June 1965 US album Beatles VI, 10 December 1966 UK album A Collection of Beatles Oldies) Lennon 2:20
17. "Yes It Is" (from 9 April 1965 B-side of "Ticket to Ride") Lennon, McCartney and Harrison 2:42
18. "I'm Down" (from 23 July 1965 B-side of "Help!") McCartney 2:38
Total length:
42:37
Disc two
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Day Tripper" (from 3 December 1965 double A-side) Lennon and McCartney 2:52
2. "We Can Work It Out" (from 3 December 1965 double A-side) McCartney with Lennon 2:15
3. "Paperback Writer" (from 10 June 1966 A-side) McCartney 2:26
4. "Rain" (from 10 June 1966 B-side) Lennon 3:01
5. "Lady Madonna" (from 15 March 1968 A-side) McCartney 2:17
6. "The Inner Light" (Harrison) (from 15 March 1968 B-side) Harrison 2:36
7. "Hey Jude" (from 30 August 1968 A-side) McCartney 7:09
8. "Revolution" (from 30 August 1968 single version B-side) Lennon 3:25
9. "Only a Northern Song" (Harrison) (previously unreleased April 1967[3] mono mix) Harrison 3:26
10. "All Together Now" (previously unreleased May 1967[3] mono mix) McCartney 2:11
11. "Hey Bulldog" (previously unreleased February 1968[3] mono mix) Lennon with McCartney 3:14
12. "It's All Too Much" (Harrison) (previously unreleased October 1968[3] mono mix) Harrison 6:28
13. "Get Back" (from 11 April 1969 single version A-side) McCartney 3:11
14. "Don't Let Me Down" (from 11 April 1969 B-side) Lennon with McCartney 3:33
15. "Across the Universe" (previously unreleased 1969 mono mix of the "Wildlife" version) Lennon 3:50
16. "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" (from 6 March 1970 B-side) Lennon and McCartney 4:24
Total length:
56:25

Mono Masters vinyl LP track listing[edit]

[4] All songs written and composed by Lennon/McCartney except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Love Me Do" (from 5 October 1962 A-side, the original single version on Parlophone, catalogue number 45-R4949; recorded on 4 September 1962, featuring Ringo Starr on drums) McCartney with Lennon 2:25
2. "From Me to You" (from 11 April 1963 A-side) Lennon and McCartney 1:57
3. "Thank You Girl" (from 11 April 1963 B-side) Lennon and McCartney 2:04
4. "She Loves You" (from 23 August 1963 A-side) Lennon and McCartney 2:21
5. "I'll Get You" (from 23 August 1963 B-side) Lennon with McCartney 2:06
6. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (from 29 November 1963 A-side) Lennon and McCartney 2:26
7. "This Boy" (from 29 November 1963 B-side) Lennon with Harrison and McCartney 2:16
Side two
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" (Lennon/McCartney/Nicolas/Hellmer) (from 5 March 1964 German single) Lennon and McCartney 2:26
2. "Sie Liebt Dich" (Lennon/McCartney/Nicolas/Montague) (from 5 March 1964 German single) Lennon and McCartney 2:19
3. "Long Tall Sally" (Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell, Richard Penniman) (from 19 June 1964 Long Tall Sally EP) McCartney 2:03
4. "I Call Your Name" (from Long Tall Sally EP) Lennon 2:11
5. "Slow Down" (Larry Williams) (from Long Tall Sally EP) Lennon 2:57
6. "Matchbox" (Carl Perkins) (from Long Tall Sally EP) Starr 1:59
7. "I Feel Fine" (from 27 November 1964 A-side) Lennon 2:23
8. "She's a Woman" (from 27 November 1964 B-side) McCartney 3:04
Side three
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Bad Boy" (Williams) (from 14 June 1965 US album Beatles VI, 10 December 1966 UK album A Collection of Beatles Oldies) Lennon 2:20
2. "I'm Down" (from 23 July 1965 B-side of "Help!") McCartney 2:38
3. "Day Tripper" (from 3 December 1965 double A-side) Lennon and McCartney 2:52
4. "We Can Work It Out" (from 3 December 1965 double A-side) McCartney with Lennon 2:15
5. "Paperback Writer" (from 10 June 1966 A-side) McCartney 2:26
6. "Rain" (from 10 June 1966 B-side) Lennon 3:01
Side four
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Lady Madonna" (from 15 March 1968 A-side) McCartney 2:17
2. "The Inner Light" (Harrison) (from 15 March 1968 B-side) Harrison 2:36
3. "Hey Jude" (from 30 August 1968 A-side) McCartney 7:09
4. "Revolution" (from 30 August 1968 single version B-side) Lennon 3:25
Side five
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Only a Northern Song" (Harrison) (previously unreleased April 1967[3] mono mix) Harrison 3:26
2. "All Together Now" (previously unreleased May 1967[3] mono mix) McCartney 2:11
3. "Hey Bulldog" (previously unreleased February 1968[3] mono mix) Lennon with McCartney 3:14
4. "It's All Too Much" (Harrison) (previously unreleased October 1968[3] mono mix) Harrison 6:28
Side six
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Get Back" (from 11 April 1969 single version A-side) McCartney 3:11
2. "Don't Let Me Down" (from 11 April 1969 B-side) Lennon with McCartney 3:33
3. "Across the Universe" (previously unreleased 1969 mono mix of the "Wildlife" version) Lennon 3:50
4. "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" (from 6 March 1970 B-side) Lennon and McCartney 4:24

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