CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

Remaining Long Format Part 7 – Double Compilations #3

Both Past Masters volumes are full of iconic songs. The irony is that they contain only what one would flag as rarities, e.g. songs that weren’t part of the original UK studio albums or that were released long before them as stand-alone singles. Its aim was to fill the holes of the hugely hyped initial CD releases of UK studio albums in 1987.

Considering this theme, it is quite normal to see that most sales got generated by orphan songs. Hits like Love Me Do, Revolution, Get Back and Let It Be were first released as singles before getting included into Please Please Me, the While Album and Let It Be, which provides all those albums a true role in the best of appeal.

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Tom Riise

An update on The Beatles would be great.

Eric Williams

BFD on amount of records sold. Theres more people in the world. All these groups/people are playing because of the BEATLES. I bought my first guitar from a guys living room. I traded my flute in for an electric guitar, at Jacks Drum Shop, after Feb. 1964 when they were on Ed Sullivan. There was no Guitar Center, or anything like that. Since the BEATLES, everyone and their brother play guitar.

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