Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Beatles: 1

"1 is a compilation album by the Beatles, released on 13 November 2000. The album features virtually every number-one single released in the United Kingdom and United States from 1962 to 1970 by the Beatles. Issued on the 30th anniversary of the band's break-up, it was their first compilation available on one compact disc. 1 was a commercial success, and topped the charts worldwide. 1 has sold over 31 million copies. In addition, 1 is the seventh best-selling album since early 1991, the best-selling album in the US from 2000 to 2009, and the best selling album of the decade worldwide. It is also the fastest selling album in history. ... Compiled by producer George Martin and the (then) three surviving members of the band, 1 includes the 27 Beatles songs that went to number one in the United Kingdom on the Record Retailer magazine charts and/or the United States on the Billboard magazine charts. It is worth noting, however, that the song 'For You Blue' was listed in Billboard chart compilations at No. 1, as a double A-sided single with 'The Long and Winding Road', but Capitol Records treated 'For You Blue' as strictly a B-side and did not promote it as an A-side. Meanwhile, 'Day Tripper' was included on 1, since it charted at No. 1 in the UK as a double A side with 'We Can Work It Out'" (Wikipedia).

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