The Beatles ‎– 1962-1966

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Apple Records ‎– 5099990675225, Apple Records ‎– 509999 06752 2 5
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2 × CD, Compilation, Remastered, Reissue
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Tracklist

1-1 Love Me Do 2:22
1-2 Please Please Me 2:01
1-3 From Me To You 1:57
1-4 She Loves You 2:22
1-5 I Want To Hold Your Hand 2:26
1-6 All My Loving 2:09
1-7 Can't Buy Me Love 2:13
1-8 A Hard Day's Night 2:34
1-9 And I Love Her 2:31
1-10 Eight Days A Week 2:44
1-11 I Feel Fine 2:20
1-12 Ticket To Ride 3:11
1-13 Yesterday 2:05
2-1 Help! 2:20
2-2 You've Got To Hide Your Love Away 2:11
2-3 We Can Work It Out 2:16
2-4 Day Tripper 2:49
2-5 Drive My Car 2:28
2-6 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) 2:05
2-7 Nowhere Man 2:44
2-8 Michelle 2:42
2-9 In My Life 2:27
2-10 Girl 2:31
2-11 Paperback Writer 2:19
2-12 Eleanor Rigby 2:08
2-13 Yellow Submarine 2:39

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Digital Remaster ? 2010 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd. ? 2010 EMI Records Ltd. Artwork ? 2010 Apple Corps Ltd. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. All rights reserved. Manufactured by Capitol Records, LLC, 1750 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, California 90028. Printed in the U.S.A. 509999 06747 2 3

Packaged in three panel card wallet. Base color is red.
Outside: Left panel has left-side vertical band on with base color, Apple logo and Beatles logo right aligned, with front cover artwork. Middle panel is tracklisting with barcode and copyright and other information. Third panel is back cover artwork of original issue.
Inside: left side diagonal cut pocket with Apple logo centered. Contains 32-page booklet with liner notes, production notes, credits and photographs. Center and right panel is gatefold photo of original issue taken at St Pancras Old Church in London on 22 July 1969, tinted red.

Original release was in 1973, mastered for CD in 1993. This remaster is based on 2009 Beatles remasters.

All recordings are stereo except tracks 2-1 to 2-4, which are in mono.

All Titles: Digital Remaster (P)2009 EMI Records Ltd.
?2010 Apple Corps Ltd. All rights reserved.
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
Except Disc 1 Track 1 MPL Communications Ltd.,
Disc 1 Track 2 Universal/Dick James Music Ltd.
All photographs ?Apple Corps Ltd.
All Lyrics reproduced with the permission of the respective owners.

Thanks to Simon Gibson.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5099990 675225
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099990675225
  • Other (Disc 1 cat #): 509999 06753 2 4
  • Other (Disc 2 cat #): 509999 06754 2 3
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): DIDX-479536 1
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L329
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 7270
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): DIDX-479537 1
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L327
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 7273

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PCSP 717, OC 192 o 05307-8 The Beatles 1962-1966(2xLP, Album, Comp) Apple Records, Apple Records PCSP 717, OC 192 o 05307-8 UK 1973 Sell This Version
11C 244- 05 307 The Beatles 1962-1966 (Vol. 1)(Cass, Comp) Apple Records 11C 244- 05 307 Portugal 1973 Sell This Version
TC2-PCSP 717 The Beatles 1962-1966(Cass, Comp, Dou) Apple Records TC2-PCSP 717 UK 1973 Sell This Version
UICY-78533/4 The Beatles 1962-1966(CD, Comp, Mono, RE, SHM + CD, Comp, SHM) Apple Records, Universal Music UICY-78533/4 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
TC-PCSO 7171/72 The Beatles 1962-1966(2xCass, Comp, RE) Apple Records TC-PCSO 7171/72 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

June 1, 2019

I have no dislike for early Beatles’ material, matter of fact, I found it to be rather enchanting when it first came out, though by the time the band got to albums such as Rubber Soul, all of that earlier material for the most part seemed to ebb into the sunset, as if a chapter in a book had closed.

The Red album is another by Alan Klein, part of the Beatles’ management who’s done a wonderful job with both this and the Blue album. What makes this collection so special is that, while the Beatles had so much success with cover songs, this assemblage includes only the Beatles original material, which makes the album far more worth owning, as I’ve always felt that those covers were the weakest part of the Beatles’ material.

While this collection has been around for a very long time, it has been remastered and reprocessed in 2010, revealing a far greater sonic depth and brightness, along with increased clarity that seemed to have muddied earlier works. Most interesting is the fact that the Red and Blue might never have come to be had a four disc bootleg series being sold under the title of Alpha Omega on British television not come into existence back in 1972. Yet with the original masters at his disposal, Alan Klein was able to stop that edition in its tracks, especially since he had additional songs that never made it onto formal Beatles albums, and are now available here.

This album nearly has me nearly putting aside all of those early albums in favor of hearing only these resounding great and original numbers, where who the Beatles actually were musically shines though with a new flavor and vision.

*** The Fun Facts: For the group's 1963 debut outing Please Please Me, photographer Angus McBean took the distinctive colour photograph of the group looking down over the stairwell inside EMI Headquarters. EMI's London headquarters in Manchester Square has since been demolished.

Review by Jenell Kesler