Greatest Hits Volume 1 is a greatest hits compilation album by The Beatles which was exclusive to Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. The album was compiled by EMI Australia to fill in the gap between Rubber Soul and Revolver (much like A Collection of Beatles Oldies would in 1966 in between Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
They had the rights to the biggest group in the world ever, the Beatles, and the only way to make any new money out of them was to either rely on steady but unspectacular sales of all their catalog albums or put together a new version of a greatest-hits. When, in 1966, there was a gap in the Christmas market between Revolver and Sgt. Pepper, which wouldn't appear for a further six months, they had released the compilation A Collection of Beatles Oldies, and it hadn't worked. So when the 20th anniversary of their first hit came along in October 1982, they prepared another series of events to dominate the charts, but yet again, it all ended rather with a whimper.
The Beatles’ Revolver was released on 5 August 1966. As the album turns 50,Greg Kot argues that it is the Fab Four’s crowning achievement. The best Beatles album? The rock historians often point to Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band as the moment, in 1967, when rock magically grew up and became a legitimate art form, at least as it was perceived by the mainstream media. Many fans love the sprawl and variety of the self-titled 1968 double album, popularly known as The White Album.
In their native United Kingdom, between 1962 and 1970, the Beatles released 12 studio albums, 13 extended plays (EPs) and 22 singles. The Beatles' discography was originally released on the vinyl format, with full-length long plays (LPs), shorter EPs and singles.
The Beatles may have released Let It Be last, but their final work as a band was Abbey Road. It's definitive proof that the band broke up at the absolute height of their powers. Recorded in the summer of 1969 after the torturous Let It Be sessions, The Beatles knew that Abbey Road was going to be their last effort, so they put aside their differences to craft a masterpiece. Something" may well be George Harrison's single greatest song, while Lennon's "Come Together" and McCartney's "Oh! Darling" are near-perfect compositions.
A convicted debater could plausibly make the case that the Beatles aren’t the best rock band ever. What no one could reasonably argue, however, is that any other rock band has had its existence more closely dissected and analyzed. There are books - thick ones - devoted to tracking each day in the band’s brief existence, and the band’s recording archives have been almost as exhaustively picked over. In the decades since the band’s demise, Beatlemaniacs have been given three Anthology sets, two BBC albums, Let It Be alternate versions, and a Hollywood Bowl live album
After becoming the greatest and most popular band in the world the Beatles decided that they would rather be artists than performers. Especially after they stopped touring, 'the album' became the focus of their creative energy and the central channel through which the listener experienced the. Especially after they stopped touring, 'the album' became the focus of their creative energy and the central channel through which the listener experienced the band. Thus the Beatles made their albums into works of art instead of 'just collections of singles' (which makes the number of Beatles albums on the list of the best albums of all time a lot less surprising). The Beatles' albums are their true legacy, their true gift to posterity, their true claim to immortality. But which one is best? Abbey Road or Sgt.
The White Album is the best Beatles album because it shows most fully the Beatles range of songwriting skills and influence. it's astonishing their ability to write brilliantly in so many vastly different styles. Everyone is writing at their best (even Ringo wrote a hit!). The White Album is the perfect example of what the Beatles were: the greatest interpreters of the world's music. No other album encompasses their genius as completely. It's cohesiveness is found in its sheer diversity.
The Beatles (commonly known as The White Album) is the eponymous tenth studio album by English rock band The Beatles.
About The Beatles is a comprehensive and informative site about the Beatles featuring an unparalleled international discography of LPs, EPs, singles, and more; interviews; rare photos; quotes; detailed song and album information; and much more. Alternate covers (many from other countries) are also shown. For accuracy, albums that were released in the UK are considered to be the 'Regular Issue' albums, and the albums released in countires other than the UK which are either different from the UK versions or not released in the UK at all are listed by country. Regular Issue Albums & Compilations. The following is a complete list of the Beatles' officially-released, regular issue albums and compilations.