|Beatles Ballads - Front Cover||Beatles Ballads - Rear Cover|
|Catalogue No.||PCS 7214|
|Release date||13th October 1980|
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :||
|Detail :||The first Beatles 20 track L.P. and the first Beatle album of the 1980's ... although yet again, nothing rare,
no special versions and ten of the twenty tracks had been issued just three years earlier on the
Love Songs album !
Once again, E.M.I. had minimal advertising for this L.P. (why bother releasing it then ??) ... and consequently, although
it did eneter the chart one month after release, it was only in the lowest part (below the top 30).
The cover art was taken from the excellent Alan Aldridge book The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics (recently reissued as The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics) and is a painting by John Patrick Byrne which was used in the foreword on page 6. "Patrick" had also done album covers for other artists in the early seventies.
As an aside, during the week of the release of this album in October 1980, E.M.I. auctioned off some of it's studio
equipment which included :
|Yesterday||Lennon-McCartney||Help ! the album.||2:03|
|Norwegian Wood||Lennon-McCartney||Rubber Soul.||2:01|
|Do You Want To Know A Secret||Lennon-McCartney||Please Please Me.||1:56|
|For No One||Lennon-McCartney||Revolver.||1:58|
|Nowhere Man||Lennon-McCartney||Rubber Soul.||2:40|
|You've Got To Hide Your Love Away||Lennon-McCartney||Help ! the album.||2:07|
|Across The Universe||Lennon-McCartney||From "No-one's Gonna Change Our World" charity L.P.||3:45|
|All My Loving||Lennon-McCartney||With The Beatles.||2:06|
|Hey Jude||Lennon-McCartney||Hey Jude the single.||7:07|
|The Fool On The Hill||Lennon-McCartney||Magical Mystery Tour E.P.||2:57|
|Till There Was You||Harrison||Abbey Road.||2:59|
|The Long And Winding Road||Lennon-McCartney||Let it Be||3:37|
|Here Comes The Sun||Harrison||Abbey Road||3:04|
|And I Love Her||Lennon-McCartney||A Hard Day's Night.||2:28|
|She's Leaving Home||Lennon-McCartney||Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.||3:33|
|Here, There And Everywhere||Lennon-McCartney||Revolver.||2:22|
|Let It Be||Lennon-McCartney||Let It Be the single.||3:49|
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