The Original Greatest Hits

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The Original Greatest Hits
Bootleg Album by The Beatles
Released Spring 1964
Recorded September 4, 1962 - February 25, 1964
Genre Rock
Label Greatest Records

The Original Greatest Hits, released in 1964, was technically the first Beatles bootleg album. The album, issued by "Greatest Records" in New York, featured a gold-colored sleeve with silhouettes of four Beatle haircuts. No artist was mentioned on the sleeve, making the album look like it was made by Beatle imitators, such as The Manchesters or The Liverpools. Such albums were common at the time. Though no artist name was mentioned, the songs were listed on the back of the sleeve. The album was sold by legitimate retailers until they discovered that the compilation was not an official release. Interestingly, the album, issued in the US, contained the Ringo Starr version of Love Me Do, though that version of the song would not be officially released in the US until 1980. It was likely sourced from a Canadian single.


Track Listing

Side One

  1. Twist And Shout
  2. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  3. All My Loving
  4. Please Please Me
  5. From Me To You
  6. Do You Want To Know A Secret

Side Two

  1. Love Me Do (Ringo Starr version)
  2. Can't Buy Me Love
  3. Roll Over Beethoven
  4. Please Mister Postman
  5. I'll Get You
  6. She Loves You

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