|The Beatles 1967-1970 - LP Cover|
|The Beatles 1967-1970 - Gatefold Interior|
|Catalogue No.'s||PCSP 718
PCSPB 718 (Blue Vinyl)
CDPCSP 718 (C.D.)
|Release dates||19th April 1973
30th September 1978 (Blue Vinyl)
September 1993 (CD)
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :|
|Detail :||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 718, but the two albums are individually numbered as PCS 7181 and PCS 7182, which actually fits in with the Parlophone numbering of the time.
The album was also released on cassette tape, Catalogue number - TC2 PCSP 718.
The estimated worldwide sales of this double L.P. are under 2 million.
The gatefold sleeve features a shot on the front cover that is the shot that had originally been taken for the aborted
"Get Back" L.P., and the rear cover photo was taken at the "Please Please Me" cover shoot, but is obviously different
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.
In September 1993 the red and blue album's had their first release on C.D.'s, 1967-1970 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 718
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.
|Strawberry Fields Forever||Lennon-McCartney||Strawberry Fields Forever the single.||4:06|
|Penny Lane||Lennon-McCartney||Strawberry Fields Forever the single.||3:00|
|Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band||Lennon-McCartney||Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band||2:00|
|With A Little Help From My Friends||Lennon-McCartney||Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band||2:43|
|Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds||Lennon-McCartney||Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band||3:26|
|A Day In The Life||Lennon-McCartney||Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band||5:04|
|All You Need Is Love||Lennon-McCartney||All You Need Is Love the single.||3:47|
|I Am The Walrus||Lennon-McCartney||Hello Goodbye the single.||4:34|
|Hello Goodbye||Lennon-McCartney||Hello Goodbye the single.||3:27|
|The Fool On The Hill||Lennon-McCartney||Magical Mystery Tour E.P.||2:57|
|Magical Mystery Tour||Lennon-McCartney||Magical Mystery Tour E.P.||2:48|
|Lady Madonna||Lennon-McCartney||Lady Madonna the single.||2:14|
|Hey Jude||Lennon-McCartney||Hey Jude the single.||7:07|
|Revolution||Lennon-McCartney||Hey Jude the single.||3:22|
|Back In The U.S.S.R.||Lennon-McCartney||White Album||2:45|
|While My Guitar Gently Weeps||Harrison||White Album||4:44|
|Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da||Lennon-McCartney||White Album||3:07|
|Get Back||Lennon-McCartney||Get Back the single.||3:09|
|Don't Let Me Down||Lennon-McCartney||Get Back the single.||3:30|
|The Ballad Of John And Yoko||Lennon-McCartney||The Ballad Of John And Yoko the single.||2:58|
|Old Brown Shoe||Harrison||The Ballad Of John And Yoko the single.||3:17|
|Here Comes The Sun||Harrison||Abbey Road||3:04|
|Come Together||Lennon-McCartney||Abbey Road||4:16|
|Octopus's Garden||Starkey||Abbey Road||2:48|
|Let It Be||Lennon-McCartney||Let It Be the single.||3:49|
|Across The Universe||Lennon-McCartney||Let it Be||3:45|
|The Long And Winding Road||Lennon-McCartney||Let it Be||3:37|
|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.
1967-1970 Blue Album Versions
3 LP Black vinyl - 0602 455 92080 5
3 LP Blue vinyl - 0602 455 92089 8
2 CD - 0602 455 92095 9
The Blue album had 9 additional tracks added chronologically, including "Blackbird", "Glass Onion" and the LAST Beatles song, Now And Then.
The Extra Tracks:
10th November 2023 - The album entered the Official album chart at number 99 (this included just one day of sales !).
17th November 2023 - After a full week of sales the new set climbed up to number 2 .... reprising it's highest ever position.