20 Greatest Hits

UK Release: October 18, 1982

Parlophone PCTC 260

Produced by: George Martin

 

US Release: October 18, 1982

Capitol SV-12245

Produced by: George Martin

U.K. Version Side One:

 

  1. Love Me Do (2:23)

  2. From Me to You (1:56)

  3. She Loves You (2:22)

  4. I Want to Hold Your Hand (2:27)

  5. Can't Buy Me Love (2:14)

  6. A Hard Day's Night (2:34)

  7. I Feel Fine (2:20)

  8. Ticket to Ride (3:10)

  9. Help! (2:19)

  10. Day Tripper (2:50)

  11. We Can Work It Out (2:17)

 

U.K. Version Side Two:

 

  1. Paperback Writer(2:19)

  2. Yellow Submarine (2:38)

  3. Eleanor Rigby (2:08)

  4. All You Need Is Love (3:49)

  5. Hello, Goodbye (3:30)

  6. Lady Madonna (2:16)

  7. Hey Jude (7:11)

  8. Get Back (3:13)

  9. The Ballad of John and Yoko (2:59)

The obvious difference between the U.K and the U.S. versions of this album are the songs. On the U.K. version, "From Me To You" (why that was not a hit in the U.S. is beyond me), "Day Tripper", "Yellow Submarine". "Eleanor Rigby", "Lady Madonna" and "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" are present, but missing from the U.S. edition.

 

And, on the U.S. version are, "Eight Days A Week", "Yesterday", "Come Together", "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road".

 

And the U.S. version had a 5:00 version of "Hey Jude" much to fans disappointment. This album was deleted but replaced by the 2001 CD compilation, Beatles' 1. And 20 Greatest Hits  was never mastered onto CD.

 

20 Greatest Hits  only hit #50 on the Billboard charts - but did hit #10 on the U.K. charts.

 

From Wikipedia:

 

The versions of "Love Me Do" and "She Loves You" on the U.K. album were produced in "simulated stereo", leaving "From Me to You" as the only mono track on the compilation.

 

The U.S. album featured the first US appearance of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "I Feel Fine" in true stereo.

U.S. Version Side One:

 

  1. She Loves You (2:22)

  2. Love Me Do (2:23)

  3. I Want to Hold Your Hand (2:27)

  4. Can't Buy Me Love (2:14)

  5. A Hard Day's Night (2:34)

  6. I Feel Fine (2:20)

  7. Eight Days a Week (2:45)

  8. Ticket to Ride (3:10)

  9. Help! (2:19)

  10. Yesterday (2:06)

  11. We Can Work It Out (2:17)

  12. Paperback Writer (2:19)

 

U.S. Version Side Two:

 

  1. Penny Lane (3:02)

  2. All You Need Is Love (3:49)

  3. Hello, Goodbye (3:30)

  4. Hey Jude (5:05)

  5. Get Back (3:13)

  6. Come Together (4:19)

  7. Let It Be (3:52)

  8. The Long and Winding Road (3:38)