Album: Various Artists: Come And Get It: The Best of Apple Records (EMI)

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Apple was the original pop star indulgence, its label reflecting the company's lack of an organising principle. Come And Get It depicts a series of seemingly random A&R decisions, with the early success of Mary Hopkin's "Those Were The Days" allowing The Beatles to indulge ever wilder whims.

Brass band music? Fine! Reggae retread of "Give Peace A Chance"? Sure! But when they discovered real talent, as with James Taylor's debut album, they couldn't hold onto it, distracted no doubt by lame jokes like Brute Force's "King Of Fuh" ("They called him the Fuh King" – geddit?) But there are pearls like Billy Preston's That's The Way God Planned It and Badfinger's "Come And Get It".

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