|The Beatles 1962-1966 - LP Cover|
|The Beatles 1962-1966 - Gatefold Interior|
|Catalogue No.||PCSP 717
PCSPR 717 (Red Vinyl)
CDPCSP 717 (C.D.)
|Release dates||19th April 1973
30th September 1978 (Red Vinyl)
September 1993 (CD)
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :|
|Detail :||The Beatles fourteenth "official" album release, but the first after splitting, and this is where we stop counting
these releases as official !
In 1973 E.M.I. (under the Apple banner) released two double albums of the "Best" of The Beatles, The Beatles 1962-1966 and The Beatles 1967-1970.
The package of this release has the catalogue number PCSP 717, but the two albums are individually numbered as PCS 7171 and PCS 7172, which actually fits in with the Parlophone numbering of the time.
The album was also released on cassette tape, Catalogue number - TC2 PCSP 717.
The estimated worldwide sales of this double L.P. are under 2 million.
The gatefold sleeve features a shot on the front cover that was taken at the "Please Please Me" cover shoot, but is
obviously different, and the rear cover is the shot that had originally been taken for the aborted "Get Back" L.P.
Unfortunately, nothing new on the album, every track had been previously released.
Five years later on 2nd December 1978 during the coloured vinyl boom, E.M.I. re-promoted the pair of L.P.s on coloured vinyl that matched the covers theme colour, e.g. the release of "1962-1966" was on red vinyl, and "1967-1970" on blue.
Incidentally, my record catalogue also has an L.P. release of The red album in September 1991 on catalogue number PCSP 7231.
In September 1993 the red and blue album's had their first release on C.D.'s, 1962-1966 had a catalogue number of CDPCSP
14th February 1994 - E.M.I. released coloured vinyl editions of the new digitally enhanced Red and Blue albums and pressed just 20,000 copies. E.M.I. then deleted the release immediately.
The album was also released on twin-cassette tapes (1⅞ ips) - Catalogue number - TC2-PCSP 717
I didn't notice any particular Beatles campaigns in 2007, but in October the "Red Album" hit the charts again.
18th October 2010
The Red and Blue albums were re-issued on c.d. under the guise of new "Re-masters".
Note that there was also a set released of the Red and Blue albums coupled together.
In 2023 with the release of the "Last" Beatles single Now And Then, the Red and Blue albums were re-issued with extra tracks.
|Love Me Do||Lennon-McCartney||Love Me Do the single.||2:19|
|Please Please Me||Lennon-McCartney||Please Please Me the single.||2:00|
|From Me To You||Lennon-McCartney||From Me To You the single.||1:54|
|She Loves You||Lennon-McCartney||She Love's You the single.||2:18|
|I Want To Hold Your Hand||Lennon-McCartney||I Want To Hold Your Hand the single.||2:22|
|All My Loving||Lennon-McCartney||With The Beatles.||2:06|
|Can't Buy Me Love||Lennon-McCartney||Can't Buy Me Love the single.||2:10|
|A Hard Day's Night||Lennon-McCartney||A Hard Day's Night the single.||2:29|
|And I Love her||Lennon-McCartney||A Hard Day's Night.||2:28|
|Eight Day's A Week||Lennon-McCartney||Beatles For Sale.||2:42|
|I Feel Fine||Lennon-McCartney||I Feel Fine the single.||2:17|
|Ticket To Ride||Lennon-McCartney||Ticket To Ride the single.||3:09|
|Yesterday||Lennon-McCartney||Help ! the album.||2:03|
|Help !||Lennon-McCartney||Help ! the single.||2:16|
|You've Got To Hide Your Love Away||Lennon-McCartney||Help ! the album.||2:07|
|We Can Work It Out||Lennon-McCartney||We Can Work It Out the single.||2:12|
|Day Tripper||Lennon-McCartney||Day Tripper the single.||2:49|
|Drive My Car||Lennon-McCartney||Rubber Soul.||2:25|
|Norwegian Wood||Lennon-McCartney||Rubber Soul.||2:01|
|Nowhere Man||Lennon-McCartney||Rubber Soul.||2:40|
|In My Life||Lennon-McCartney||Rubber Soul.||2:24|
|Paperback Writer||Lennon-McCartney||Paperback Writer the single.||2:15|
|Eleanor Rigby||Lennon-McCartney||Eleanor Rigby the single.||2:04|
|Yellow Submarine||Lennon-McCartney||Yellow Submarine the single.||2:36|
|The Beatles "Red and Blue" album Re-issues|
On November 10th 2023 The Beatles 1962-1966 (The Red Album) and The Beatles 1967-1970 (The Blue Album) were re-issued with extra tracks and remixed versions.
Available on three-album black vinyl, red and blue vinyl and on double C.D.
1962-1966 Red Album Versions
3 LP Black vinyl - 0602 455 92053 9
3 LP Red vinyl - 0602 455 92070 6
2 CD - 0602 455 92076 8
The Red album had 12 additional tracks, including for the first time, some of George Harrison's original songs.
The Extra Tracks:
17th November 2023 - The album entered the Official album chart at number 3 .... reprising it's highest ever position.