1973: 1962-1966 (aka "The Red Album")

  

Apple/April 20, 1973. PCSP 717

Produced by George Martin

LP 1, side 1: 
Love Me Do 
Please Please Me 
From Me To You 
She Loves You 
I Want To Hold Your Hand 
All My Loving 
Can't Buy Me Love

LP1, side 2:

A Hard Day's Night 
And I Love Her 
Eight Days A Week 
I Feel Fine 
Ticket To Ride 
Yesterday

LP2, side 1:

Help ! 
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away 
We Can Work It Out 
Day Tripper 
Drive My Car 
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

LP2, side 2:

Nowhere Man 
Michelle 
In My Life 
Girl 
Paperback Writer 
Eleanor Rigby 
Yellow Submarine

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. In addition, ”James Bond Theme” was included in the USA as an intro to the song Help! on the US red album.

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. When the CD's appeared, some of the early songs again appeared in stereo.

Gatefold sleeve

insert (1993 edition)

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