|UK Release Date||8 March 1988|
|Initial UK Catalogue Number||Parlophone CD PBM 1|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||1|
|Peak UK Chart Position||49|
Past Masters Volume 1 received it’s initial release on CD on 8 March 1988. The day after HMV released a limited edition (I’ve searched the net but can’t find details of how many) LP sized box set containing the CD, a badge and a couple of booklets. It had just one week in the charts at number 49.
It was released again on CD on 9 September 2009 as part of the stereo remasters but this time it was combined with Volume 2 and had a three week run in the charts peaking at number 31. In the initial week of the remastered releases The Beatles held 17 of the top 100 positions. Past Masters was the eighth highest of these.
I have 2 copies of Volume 1 on CD, the one shown below, which is the original 1987 release, and 1 more in a boxset. I also have 2 copies of the combined Past Masters CD, both in boxsets. This copy, catalogue number CDP 7 90043 2, UK CD-BPM1, is in excellent condition as can be seen by the pictures.
Estimated Value : £5