All songs composed by Lennon/McCartney unless othewise specified
A Collection of Beatles Oldies is being presented here in the Beatles Albums section (minus lyrics), because this album was the next album in the line of Parlophone albums to be released.
When The Beatles decided to stop touring in 1966, it was also announced by manager Brian Epstein that no new Beatles albums (or single) would be released in time for the Christmas holidays. As a result, EMI decided on it's own to take Beatles' songs that were hits in England (along with the unreleased song Bad Boy), and turn them into a "greatest hits" album.
Titled A Collection of Beatles Oldies (with the words ...But Goldies! printed on the back of the album sleeve), this was to be a fill-in Beatles album between Revolver and the as-yet-unreleased Sgt. Pepper. The song Bad Boy had not been included on any Beatles album, EP, or single in England up until this album. Bad Boy became an album track on the American LP Beatles VI released June, 1965.