Oh, did I think we were going to roll from “Abbey Road” right into “Let It Be”? No. In a strict chronology, the album that was released after “Abbey Road” was this compilation, titled “Hey Jude.” This album falls in with the others that I bought ONLY because I needed to put all their songs on tape, but there were some songs I just didn’t own. If I’d had the Red or Blue albums, I’d probably not have needed to get this, but I didn’t, so I did. I bought it, recorded it, and put it away. It’s a collection of songs that were left off of other American releases. Other than the Blue album, there was no way to get “Hey Jude” on an album; same for “Lady Madonna” and “The Ballad of John and Yoko.”
This compilation was released in February 1970, five months after “Abbey Road” came out, and just a bit more than two months before “Let It Be.”
Needed this when I was putting all of The Beatles on tape around 1985. This is a 1984 release. Bought it, taped it, put it away.