1973: THE BEATLES 1967-1970 (aka "Blue Album", double compilation album with hits)


Apple/April 20, 1973. PCSP 718

Produced by George Martin All songs composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, unless otherwise noted.

LP 1, side 1: 
Strawberry Fields Forever 
Penny Lane 
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 
With A Little Help From My Friends 
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds 
A Day In The Life 
All You Need Is Love

LP1, side 2:

I Am The Walrus 
Hello Goodbye 
The Fool On The Hill 
Magical Mystery Tour 
Lady Madonna 
Hey Jude 

LP2, side 1:

Back In The U.S.S.R. 
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Harrison) 
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da 
Get Back (single version) 
Don't Let Me Down 
The Ballad Of John And Yoko 
Old Brown Shoe (Harrison)

LP2, side 2:

Here Comes The Sun (Harrison) 
Come Together 
Something (Harrison) 
Octopus's Garden (Starkey) 
Let It Be (single version) 
Across The Universe 
The Long And Winding Road

These first two "Greatest hits"-compilations by the Beatles showed up in 1973. When these records were first released back in 1973, there were certain differences between the editions released in the USA and the UK: In the UK all the songs, with the exception of Love Me Do, were in stereo, whereas in the  USA the following were in mono: Love Me Do, I Want To Hold Your Hand, A Hard Day’s Night, I Feel Fine, Ticket To Ride, Penny Lane and Hello Goodbye.

The set has been re-released time and again, some times with colored vinyl. They were last re-released in 1993 on blue and red vinyl, using the CD masters and with an extra sheet inserted, containing photos.

insert (1993 edition)

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