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Reel Music is a compilation album featuring a selection of songs by The Beatles that were featured in their films. The album was released on 22 March 1982 in the United States and the following day in the United Kingdom — nearly simultaneously with the theatrical re-release of the film, A Hard Day's Night, which had been "cleaned" and re-edited with stereo Dolby sound. Reel Music cracked the U.S. Billboard Top 20, peaking at No. 19.[citation needed] The album was released by Capitol Records in the United States (catalogue number SV 12199) and Parlophone in the United Kingdom (PCS 7218.)

Unique Mixes[]

The album featured a number of stereo mixes that had previously been unavailable in the US or rare:

  • The first US release of the British stereo mix of "I Am The Walrus". Previous American releases of the song had the intro edited like the mono mix;
  • The official American debut of the songs "A Hard Day's Night" and "Ticket to Ride" in true stereo;
  • A unique stereo edit of "I Should Have Known Better", with the harmonica error in the intro fixed. This version never appeared on any other record.


Track listing[]

All songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Side one
  1. A Hard Day's Night
  2. I Should Have Known Better
  3. Can't Buy Me Love
  4. And I Love Her
  5. Help!
  6. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
  7. Ticket to Ride
  8. Magical Mystery Tour
    Side two
  9. Yellow Submarine
  10. All You Need Is Love
  11. Let It Be
  12. Get Back
  13. The Long and Winding Road