CD 1962-1966 [w/T-Shirt] (CD 6978780),
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1962-1966 [w/T-Shirt]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Love Me Do - (mono)
    2. Please Please Me - (mono)
    3. From Me to You - (mono)
    4. She Loves You - (mono)
    5. I Want to Hold Your Hand
    6. All My Loving
    7. Can't Buy Me Love
    8. Hard Day's Night, A
    9. And I Love Her
    10. Eight Days a Week
    11. I Feel Fine
    12. Ticket to Ride
    13. Yesterday
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Help!
    2. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
    3. We Can Work It Out
    4. Day Tripper
    5. Drive My Car
    6. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
    7. Nowhere Man
    8. Michelle
    9. In My Life
    10. Girl
    11. Paperback Writer
    12. Eleanor Rigby
    13. Yellow Submarine
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 17524

  • Credits
    ProducerGeorge Martin
    EngineerNorman Smith; Geoff Emerick

    Liner Note Author: Bill Flanagan.
    This superb compilation, often called "the red album," brings together the majority of the Beatles' hits from the early to mid '60s. Consequently, it plays like an overview of the some of the most popular and indelible rock songs of all time. From the "yeah, yeah, yeah"'s of "She Loves You" through the amped-up giddiness of "I Want to Hold Your Hand," the minor-key melodicism of "And I Love Her," and on to the chiming power pop of "Eight Days a Week" and the tweaky feedback of "I Feel Fine," these are the songs that turned the entire Western world on its ear.
    The second half of the set--in addition to its phenomenal songs-- is interesting in that it charts the Beatles' move from straightforward pop toward the new chapter of rock the band would help script in the late '60s. After the expansive chords and slinky melodies of "Ticket to Ride," the band becomes alternately darkly introspective ("Yesterday") and looser and more groove-obsessed ("Drive My Car"), while trying on allegorical Dylan-inspired narratives ("Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)"), and happy-go-luck psychedelia ("Yellow Submarine"). These songs are part of our living, breathing cultural identity, and--as this collection reminds us--for good reason.

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (10/93, p.118) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Musically, joy is unconfined....[THE RED and BLUE ALBUMS] vividly trace the story of [the Beatles'] development..."
    Melody Maker (10/9/93, p.41) - "...[a] timeless wonder...."
    NME (Magazine) (9/18/93, p.35) - (10) - Classic.
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