The Fab Faux: Vast Masters


Vast Masters

An ersatz echo of the two-part Past Masters (1988) compilation album made up entirely of artists covering every song released commercially by the Beatles that were not already available on the Fab Four’s original albums.

  1. “Love Me Do” — Flaco Jimenez
  2. “From Me To You” — Yolanda Be Cool & DCup
  3. “Thank You Girl” — Airbag
  4. “She Loves You” — Chad Mitchell Trio
  5. “I’ll Get You” — Andy Fairweather Low & The Lowriders
  6. “I Want To Hold Your Hand” — Lakeside
  7. “This Boy” — Joe Bataan
  8. “Long Tall Sally” — The Kinks
  9. “I Call Your Name” — The Mamas & The Papas
  10. “Slow Down” — Blodwyn Pig
  11. “Matchbox” — Duane Allman
  12. “I Feel Fine” — Alma Cogan
  13. “She’s A Woman” — Jeff Beck
  14. “Bad Boy” — HeadCat
  15. “Yes It Is” — Room One
  16. “I’m Down” — New Grass Revival
  17. “Day Tripper” — Yellow Magic Orchestra
  18. “We Can Work It Out” — Stevie Wonder
  19. “Paperback Writer” — Eric Johnson
  20. “Rain” — Greg Allman
  21. “Lady Madonna” — Lenny White
  22. “The Inner Light” — Little Junior Parker
  23. “Hey Jude” — Wilson Pickett
  24. “Revolution” — Thompson Twins
  25. “Don’t Let Me Down” — Randy Crawford
  26. “The Ballad Of John & Yoko” — King Teddy
  27. “Old Brown Shoe” — Leslie West & Mountain
  28. “You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)” — Bossacucanova


This is one in a series of posts where I have reconstructed ersatz Beatles albums (complete with original album covers) from covers by other artists and (when applicable) the original records the Fab Four themselves covered. Apart from personal taste and a desire for variety, there is really no overriding rhyme or reason to my curation selections, though you can find an articulation of my rationality for the project here.

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