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Past Masters - Volume Two (album) by The Beatles

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Past Masters -  Volume Two
Past Masters - Volume Two by The Beatles (1988)
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Overall rank: 4,065th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1988 (64th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (640th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,065th)

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Past Masters - Volume Two is ranked 20th best out of 65 albums by The Beatles on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Beatles is Abbey Road which is ranked number 3 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 150,181.

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From Rivera
It was a VERY big deal when they released all of the Beatles catalog on CD (yes, that was a long time ago). This was the final CD, and I found it quite astonishing how so many of their "hits" never actually made it to a studio album. That they were so prolific with their genius in such a short time is astonishing - and this collection proves it.
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Hey Jude is my favorite Beatles track, and I really think it should have been fit into the White Album (as it was recorded during those sessions). It fits in and would make the White Album maybe their best album, and it would give a home to Hey Jude, which must find its place on compilations like this.
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Way better than Past Masters 2. I'm not sure, but I think none of these were on the album as opposed to 1 (looked at it again and I think that's true minus the Let It Be tracks). Possibly best track is the alternate version of Revolution. Day Tripper was one of the first "harder" bass lines I learned. Paperback Writer is one of the best Beatles songs sorely missed on their album releases. I've heard drummers talk about how Rain is Ringo's best drum work. Don't Let Me Down is also sorely missed. Ballad of John and Yoko is my second least favorite Beatles song though... I mean lyrically/the message is already, but the music really does nothing for me. Then of course the silly you know my name is a fun way to remember John.

While I have little to no interest in the first volume, this definitely is worth spinning more than once a decade.
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From Coconut
Finally a decent collection of later non album singles. The record company did a fine job with this release.
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Pity about the cover. A nice group photo from 1968 or '69 instead of this minimalist choice and I'd have given it 100/100.
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This collection of latter day non-album singles contains some of their best ever songs.
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Some of their best singles are in this compilation, with Rain being the best track.
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From junodog4
It's true - if these songs had been assembled on a proper album, we'd be talking the top of 'best of' lists everywhere.
Lady Madonna and Ballad of John and Yoko are better than the huge hits - Jude, Get Back, Let it Be...
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