The Beatles' Ballads


The Beatles' Ballads

Infobox Album
Name = The Beatles' Ballads
Type = compilation
Artist = The Beatles


Released = 14 October 1980
Recorded = Abbey Road 1962–1970
Genre = Ballads
Length = 58:59
Label = Parlophone/Capitol PCS 7214/SL 9612
Producer = George Martin and Phil Spector
Reviews =
Chronology = The Beatles UK
Last album = "Rarities"
(1978)
This album = "The Beatles' Ballads"
(1980)
Next album = "Reel Music"
(1982)

"The Beatles' Ballads" is a compilation album featuring a selection of ballad songs by The Beatles. The album was not released in the United States, but in the UK, Canada and Australia. In the latter the album was a giant hit, spending 7 weeks at #1.

The cover art had been created in 1968 as a possible cover for what would become "The White Album". Its style and concept appears to support the original working title of "A Doll's House."

The record sleeve has some interesting artwork: Details are written on the rear of the cover [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
] .

The Cover painting was done by- John Patrik Byrne, Rear Cover Photo was by - Stephen Goldblatt, Art Direction was by- Peter Shepherd , Design was by- Shoot the tiger

The cover design has the Beatles and all animals and birds. Interestingly Yoko Ono's picture is shown on John's Chest like a pendant.

"The Beatles' Ballads" was never released on CD.

Track listing

All songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney except where indicated.

ide one

#"Yesterday"
#"Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)"
#"Do You Want to Know a Secret?"
#"For No One"
#"Michelle"
#"Nowhere Man"
#"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"
#"Across the Universe" ("Wildlife" version from a British various artists charity album titled "No One's Gonna Change Our World")
#"All My Loving"
#"Hey Jude"

ide two

#"Something" (Harrison)
#"The Fool On the Hill"
#"Till There Was You" (Willson)
#"The Long and Winding Road"
#"Here Comes the Sun" (Harrison)
#"Blackbird"
#"And I Love Her"
#"She's Leaving Home"
#"Here, There and Everywhere"
#"Let It Be"

Chart positions

succession box
before = "Corroboree" by Split Enz
title = Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
years = May 18 - July 5, 1981
after = "Bad Habits" by Billy Field


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