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The Beatles, “You Know My Name” from Past Masters (1970): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “You Know My Name” from Past Masters (1970): Deep Beatles

It may not rank as an all-time fan favorite, but “You Know My Name” reveals the various sources the Beatles drew from in their music.

The Beatles, “Don’t Let Me Down” from Past Masters (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Don’t Let Me Down” from Past Masters (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles may have been in their final stages, but “Don’t Let Me Down” exemplifies how they could ultimately work together to create powerful songs.

The Beatles, “Slow Down” from Past Masters (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Slow Down” from Past Masters (1964): Deep Beatles

While “Slow Down” may not rank among the Beatles’ most well-known covers, it does provide a snapshot of the group’s raw early days.

The Beatles, “Inner Light” from Past Masters (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Inner Light” from Past Masters (1968): Deep Beatles

Find out why George Harrison had to be convinced to sing “The Inner Light,” an unlikely b-side to the Beatles’ more commercial “Lady Madonna.”

The Beatles, “Thank You Girl” from Past Masters (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Thank You Girl” from Past Masters (1963): Deep Beatles

Passed over as an A-side, “Thank You Girl” illustrated the foundational role the blues, R&B, and early rock ‘n’ roll played in the Beatles’ early sound.

The Beatles, “I Call Your Name” from Past Masters (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I Call Your Name” from Past Masters (1964): Deep Beatles

Through it failed to make the ‘Hard Day’s Night’ soundtrack, “I Call Your Name” nevertheless illustrates the Beatles’ rapid artistic development.

The Beatles, “Paperback Writer / Rain” from Past Masters (1966): One Track Mind

The Beatles, “Paperback Writer / Rain” from Past Masters (1966): One Track Mind

Lyrically and sonically innovative, the Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” and “Rain” sound as spellbinding today as they did all those years ago.

The Beatles, “Rain” from Past Masters (1966): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Rain” from Past Masters (1966): Deep Beatles

This may not have been a huge hit – it’s difficult to believe it originated as a B-side – but “Rain” holds a very important position in the Beatles catalog.

The Beatles, “I’ll Get You” from Past Masters (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I’ll Get You” from Past Masters (1963): Deep Beatles

While not as well known as other tracks, “I’ll Get You” stands as a superior example of the Beatles’ early material.

The Beatles, “You Know My Name” from Past Masters (1970): One Track Mind

The Beatles, “You Know My Name” from Past Masters (1970): One Track Mind

The bitter end of the Beatles? The flip side of the “Let It Be” single begs to differ.

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