Rarities (United States, 1980)

Rarities (United States, 1980)

Rarities (United States, 1980)

Buy Rarities on vinyl

The UK compilation album “Rarities”, which featured recordings not available on regularly issued LPs, was scheduled for release in the US, but a Capitol executive canceled it in the middle of the first pressing – noting that none of the songs were rarities in the US and most were available on regularly issued Capitol LPs – pulled the release and all copies were ordered to be destroyed (all though a few made their way in to the collector’s market and are very valuable). Instead, an album of true US rarities was compiled. The compilation was also issued in Australia, Canada, France, Japan and New Zealand.

Track list

Side A

  1. Love Me Do (mono UK single version; available on Past Masters)
  2. Misery (stereo version from Vee-Jay LP Introducing The Beatles; available on stereo edition of Please Please Me)
  3. There’s A Place (stereo version from Vee-Jay LP Introducing The Beatles; available on stereo edition of Please Please Me)
  4. Sie Liebt Dich (stereo German single version, only available previously in the US as a Swan mono single; available on Past Masters)
  5. And I Love Her (6-bar ending issued in Germany, later issued on The Beatles Box)
  6. Help! (mono version; available on Help! mono LP)
  7. I’m Only Sleeping (UK album mix)
  8. I Am The Walrus (compilation remix from US and UK singles, later issued on The Beatles Box)

Side B

  1. Penny Lane (compilation remix from German true stereo version and US promotional version, later issued on The Beatles Box)
  2. Helter Skelter (mono mix; available on The Beatles mono LP)
  3. Don’t Pass Me By (mono mix; available on The Beatles mono LP)
  4. The Inner Light (mono mix; available on Mono Masters)
  5. Across The Universe (No One’s Gonna Change Our World version)
  6. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (Let It Be single version; available on Past Masters)
  7. Sgt. Pepper Inner Groove

Release history

  • Capitol Records SHAL 12060, released March 24, 1980