1962 - 1966, 1967 - 1970 (1973)

1962 - 1966
Disc One
1.Love Me Do
2.Please Please Me
3.From Me To You
4.She Loves You
5.I Want To Hold You Hand
6.All My Loving
7.Can't Buy Me Love
8.A Hard Day's Night
9.And I Love Her
10.Eight Days A Week
11.I Feel Fine
12.Ticket To Ride

Disc Two
15.You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
16.We Can Work It Out
17.Day Tripper
18.Drive My Car
19.Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
20.Nowhere Man
22.In My Life
24.Paperback Writer
25.Eleanor Rigby
26.Yellow Submarine

1967 - 1970
Disc One
1.Strawberry Fields Forever
2.Penny Lane
3.Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
4.With A Little Help From My Friends
5.Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
6.A Day in the Life
7.All You Need is Love
8.I Am the Walrus
9.Hello Goodbye
10.The Fool on the Hill
11.Magical Mystery Tour
12.Lady Madonna
13.Hey Jude

Disc Two
15.Back in the U.S.S.R.
16.While My Guitar Gently Weeps
17.Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
18.Get Back
19.Don't Let Me Down
20.The Ballad of John and Yoko
21.Old Brown Shoe
22.Here Comes the Sun
23.Come Together
25.Octopus's Garden
26.Let it Be
27.Across the Universe
28.The Long and Winding Road


Commonly referred to as the "Red" album and the "Blue" album by fans. After the Beatles broke up in 1970, compilations were abound for the next decade or so. Most of them have gone onto vinyl heaven and never made transistion to the compact disc. These 2 were thankfully the exception.

These served as sort of the two "greatest hits" packages of the Beatles, although that label doesn't really do justice. There are plenty of material on these two releases that were never (close to) hits and there are many favorites that received airplay that didn't make the cut here. Regardless, this still served as the greatest compilation of the Beatles work. To be fair, the transition to compact disc didn't work as well (does it ever with double albums that can't be squeezed onto one CD?). So it takes persuasion to shell out so much money for each one of these sets - but they're still a great addition.

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