Compilation Information
Artist The Beatles
Released 1973
Total Tracks 26
Genre Rock Pop

1962–1966 (widely known as "The Red Album") is a compilation of songs by the British rock band The Beatles, spanning the years indicated in the title. It was released with its counterpart 1967–1970 ("The Blue Album") in 1973. 1962–1966 reached #3 in the United Kingdom and managed to reach #1 in the United States Cashbox albums chart. However, in the US, the official chart was administered by Billboard, where 1962–1966 peaked at #3, while 1967–1970 reached the top spot. This album was re-released in September 1993 charting at #3 in the UK.

The album was compiled by Beatles manager Allen Klein, with his selections approved by the Beatles themselves. Even though the group had had success with cover versions of songs, most notably with "Twist and Shout", which made #2 on the Billboard charts, only songs composed by The Beatles themselves were included.

It is recognised as the first Beatles compilation since their break-up on 31 December 1970. Both it and 1967–1970 were produced by Apple/EMI at least partially in response to a bootleg compilation titled Alpha Omega, which had been sold on television the previous year.

Songs Edit

Disc 1 Edit

  1. Love Me Do
  2. Please Please Me
  3. From Me To You
  4. She Loves You
  5. I Want To Hold Your 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
  13. Yesterday

Disc 2 Edit

  1. Help!
  2. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
  3. We Can Work It Out
  4. Day Tripper
  5. Drive My Car
  6. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
  7. Nowhere Man
  8. Michelle
  9. In My Life
  10. Girl
  11. Paperback Writer
  12. Eleanor Rigby
  13. Yellow Submarine
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