1962–1966 (also known as "The Red Album") is a compilation album by the English rock band the Beatles, spanning the years indicated in the title. Released with its counterpart 1967–1970 ("The Blue Album") in 1973, it reached No. 3 in the United Kingdom and No. 1 in the United States Cash Box album chart. However, in Billboard, 1962–1966 peaked at No. 3, while 1967–1970 reached the top spot. The album was re-released in September 1993 on compact disc, charting at No. 3 in the UK.
Complete your The Beatles collection. Notes: This compilation has been also released as part of The Beatles - 1962-1966, 1967-1970, combined with the initially separate compilation The Beatles - 1967-1970. 1962-1966 (2xLP, Album, Comp). Apple Records, Apple Records. PCSP 717, OC 192 o 05307-8.
Track A1 Ⓟ 1962 The Gramophone Company Limited Track A2 to A6 Ⓟ 1963 The Gramophone Company Limited Track A7, B1 to B4 Ⓟ 1964 The Gramophone Company Limited Track B5 to D4 Ⓟ 1965 The Gramophone Company Limited Track D5, D6 Ⓟ 1966 The Gramophone Company Limited.
The Beatles 1962-1966 Red Album (2CD). December, 1962, Star Club, Hamburg, Germany 1: Be-Bop A-Lula vocal: Fred Fascher (Teichiku + unbooted) 2: I Saw Her Standing There (unbooted) 3: Hallelujah I Love Her So - vocal: Horst Fascher (Teichiku + unbooted) 4: Red Hot - incomplete (unbooted) 5: Sheila (unbooted) 6: Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey (unbooted) 7: Shimmy Like Kate (unbooted) 8: Reminiscing (unbooted) 9: Red Sails.
The Beatles 1962-1966 and its sister album 1967-1970 were the first Beatles compilations following the group's split in 1970. The tracklisting for both collections was compiled by Allen Klein, and were approved by the former members of The Beatles. No cover versions were included, and all the songs on the Red Album were by Lennon-McCartney. In 1969 McBean was asked to recreate the shoot, with The Beatles in the same position. The resulting photograph was intended for the unreleased Get Back album, which was later reworked by Phil Spector and released as Let It Be. The 1969 photograph was used on the back cover of 1962-1966, and on the front of 1967-1970. The gatefold covers of both albums were adorned with a photograph of The Beatles and fans taken during the 'Mad Day' in London on 28 July 1968.
The Beatles had never had a career spanning Best-Of or Greatest Hits - in a very real senses all of their LPs were Greatest Hits albums. They had more hit singles that could fit on even a double album, and to complicate things, some of the group's most important songs - "A Day In The Life", The Fool On The Hill", and in England even Yesterday - were not released as singles. The Red and Blue albums had to tell The Beatles' story in limited time, necessarily leaving out many big songs while conveying a sense of the whole history of the group.
The Beatles 1962-1966 - Gatefold Interior. The Beatles fourteenth "official" album release, but the first after splitting, and this is where we stop counting these releases as official ! In 1973 . 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 717, but the two albums are individually numbered as PCS 7171 and PCS 7172, which actually fits in with the Parlophone numbering of the time.