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The History of Rock Volume 26
12 February 2015
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Ron Nasty
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There was mention of the Heineken promo cassette earlier on the forum.

Here’s another rather obscure Beatles UK release:

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In the UK in the ’80s, publisher Orbis put out a collection of magazines telling… erm… the history of rock. Each edition came with a double vinyl/cassette, and The Beatles allowed themselves to be included. Often the discs would include four artists, 1 per side. Major artist often got their own sets. The Beatles set included, completely relabbelled, A Collection of Beatles Oldies as the first disc, and Live at the Hollywood Bowl as the second disc.

I can remember collecting this set at the time, and hearing many artists for the first time.

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I loved that Hollies/Searchers/Kinks/Manfred Mann set!

I just thought an interesting and forgotten Beatles album!

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12 February 2015
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Another strange release is ‘Now Thats What I Call Music – The Summer Album‘ which was released in 1986 and in amongst tracks like Bill Wither’s ‘Lovely Day’, Elton John’s ‘Island Girl’ and KC and the Sunshine Band’s ‘Give It Up’ you got the Beatles recordings of ‘Here Comes The Sun ‘ and ‘All You Need Is Love ‘.

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12 February 2015
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That’s the great thing about the Beatles.  Just when you think you’ve heard every single fact about them, you learn something new.  For example, I was not aware of the Heineken compilation until fairly recently.

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12 February 2015
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My brother had some of those History of Rock albums back in the day. Probably Hendrix, Cream, that sort of thing, but not the Beatles one. And I didn’t know they just repackaged the Oldies and Hollywood Bowl albums. That’s interesting. I can’t imagine Apple would let anything like that happen nowadays.

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12 February 2015
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meanmistermustard said
Another strange release is ‘Now Thats What I Call Music – The Summer Album‘ which was released in 1986 and in amongst tracks like Bill Wither’s ‘Lovely Day’, Elton John’s ‘Island Girl’ and KC and the Sunshine Band’s ‘Give It Up’ you got the Beatles recordings of ‘Here Comes The Sun ‘ and ‘All You Need Is Love ‘.

Again, this is really interesting to me, because Apple have a policy of saying no to allowing Beatles songs on various-artist compilations. This was in 1986, the year before the Nike/Revolution advert and lawsuit. I suspect it was a combination of these things that led Apple’s lawyers to bring back control of the licensing.

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