Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records

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Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records
Come and get it cover.jpg
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 25 October 2010
Recorded 1968–71
Genre Rock, pop
Label Apple
Producer Peter Asher, Tony Cox, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Tony Meehan, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector, Tony Visconti
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
American Songwriter 3/5 stars[2]
BBC (favourable)[3]
The Independent 2/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media 8.5/10[5]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[6]
Uncut 3/5 stars[7]

Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records is a greatest hits compilation album containing songs by artists signed to the Beatles' Apple record label between 1968 and 1973. The first such multi-artist Apple compilation, it was released on 25 October 2010. Among the artists are Badfinger, Mary Hopkin, James Taylor, Billy Preston, Jackie Lomax, Ronnie Spector and Hot Chocolate. In most cases, the recordings were produced by one of the Beatles, with George Harrison and Paul McCartney being the most heavily represented on the album.

History[edit]

The compilation accompanied a massive campaign by Apple Corps Ltd and EMI Music to reissue the albums originally released by the Beatles' record label, and the project and remastered albums are led by the same team of engineers that worked on the Beatles' 2009 remastered albums, John Lennon's 2010 remastered albums, and sixteen other 2010 remastered albums by various other artists (a song from each of these sixteen albums is on Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records).[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "Those Were the Days"   Gene Raskin Mary Hopkin 5:11
2. "Carolina in My Mind"   James Taylor James Taylor 3:38
3. "Maybe Tomorrow"   Tom Evans The Iveys 2:53
4. "Thingumybob"   Paul McCartney The Black Dyke Mills Band 1:56
5. "King of Fuh"   Stephen Friedland Brute Force 3:04
6. "Sour Milk Sea"   George Harrison Jackie Lomax 3:54
7. "Goodbye"   Lennon–McCartney Mary Hopkin 2:25
8. "That's the Way God Planned It"   Billy Preston Billy Preston 3:26
9. "New Day"   Jackie Lomax Jackie Lomax 2:52
10. "Golden Slumbers"/"Carry That Weight"   Lennon–McCartney Trash 4:05
11. "Give Peace a Chance"   John Lennon Hot Chocolate 4:33
12. "Come and Get It"   McCartney Badfinger 2:21
13. "Ain't That Cute"   Harrison, Doris Troy Doris Troy 3:49
14. "My Sweet Lord"   Harrison Billy Preston 3:22
15. "Try Some, Buy Some"   Harrison Ronnie Spector 4:12
16. "Govinda"   trad., arr. Mukunda Das Adhikary Radha Krishna Temple 4:46
17. "We're On Our Way"   Chris Hodge Chris Hodge 2:59
18. "Saturday Nite Special"   Darrell Higginbotham The Sundown Playboys 2:12
19. "God Save Us"   Lennon, Yoko Ono Bill Elliot & the Elastic Oz Band 3:11
20. "Sweet Music"   Lon Van Eaton Lon & Derrek Van Eaton 3:37
21. "Day After Day"   Peter Ham Badfinger 3:09

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Various Artists Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Horowitz, Hal (2 November 2010). "Various Artists: Come and Get It, The Best of Apple Records". American Songwriter. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Diver, Mike (15 October 2010). "Various Artists – Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records". BBC. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Gill, Andy (22 October 2010). "Album: Various Artists: Come And Get It: The Best of Apple Records (EMI)". The Independent. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Wolk, Douglas (23 November 2010). "Various Artists: Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Horowitz, Steve (22 November 2010). "Various Artists: Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records". PopMatters. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Cavanagh, David (November 2010). "The Apple Remasters". Uncut. p. 112. 
  8. ^ "Come And Get It: The Best of Apple Records – The Beatles". thebeatles.com. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 

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