1967-1970 (Blue) Remastered (1973)
|1962-1966 (Blue) Remastered
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Audio Remasterers: Sean Magee; Sam O'Kell; Steve Rooke; Guy Massey; Paul Hicks.|
|Liner Note Author: Bill Flanagan.|
|Recording information: 1966-1969.|
|Photographer: Bruce McBroom.|
|The companion piece to the 1962-1966 singles compilation, this set (often called "the blue album," as opposed to its chronological predecessor "the red album"), brings together the Beatles best known songs from 1967 through 1970. The Beatles were fiercely, relentlessly experimental during these years, and the swirling, visionary soundscapes of "Strawberry Fields Forever," which opens the collection, sets the tone with its effects-heavy production and backward tape loops. John Lennon's psychedelic songwriting, which emphasized crystalline melodies and surreal wordplay, can be heard on tracks like "Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds" and "Across the Universe."|
|Paul McCartney's fascination with English music hall and novelty numbers is clear on "Penny Lane" and "Ob-la-Di, Ob-la-Da," and the set also has some of his finest ballads, including the mega-hits "Let It Be" and "Hey Jude." George Harrison emerged as a fine songwriting talent during these years with "Something" and "Here Comes the Sun." Yet despite evidence of their diverging individual directions, the Beatles still rock as a band on cuts like "Revolution." (The set includes the single versions of "Revolution," "Lady Madonna," and "Hey Jude"). The Beatles set the tenor of the late-'60s with this spectacular soundtrack, and it remains--even after years of overplaying--original, beautiful music.|
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Peter Brown; Geoff Emerick; Glyn Johns; Jeff Jarratt; Ken Scott; Martin Benge; Phillip McDonald; Barry Sheffield
Arthur Alexander | Bill Haley | Bob Dylan | Buck Owens | Buddy Holly | Carl Perkins (Rockabilly) | Chuck Berry | Eddie Cochran | Elvis Presley | Fats Domino | Gene Vincent | Jerry Lee Lewis | Johnny Kidd & the Pirates | Larry Williams (Piano/Singer) | Little Richard | Little Willie John | Lonnie Donegan | Phil Spector | Ravi Shankar | Roy Orbison | Smokey Robinson | The Everly Brothers | The Isley Brothers | The Marvelettes | The Shadows | The Shirelles | The Supremes
Bee Gees | Billy J. Kramer | Chad & Jeremy | David & Jonathan | Donovan | Emitt Rhodes | Freddie & the Dreamers | Gerry & the Pacemakers | Grapefruit | Herman's Hermits | Jimi Hendrix | Kippington Lodge | Love | Manfred Mann (Group) | Mary Hopkin | P.F. Sloan | Peter & Gordon | Pink Floyd | Small Faces | The Animals | The Association | The Beach Boys | The Beau Brummels | The Blue Things | The Bobby Fuller Four | The Byrds | The Creation | The Dave Clark Five | The Easybeats | The Fourmost | The Hollies | The Idle Race | The Kinks | The Left Banke | The Liverbirds | The Lovin' Spoonful | The Merry-Go-Round | The Monkees | The Moody Blues | The Move | The Palace Guard | The Pretty Things | The Remains | The Rolling Stones | The Searchers | The Shadows | The Sorrows (UK) | The Tornados | The Undertakers (UK) | The Who | The Yardbirds | The Zombies | Them | Tomorrow | Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders
10cc | ABBA | ABC | Aerosmith | Ambrosia | Argent | Aztec Camera | Badfinger | Bay City Rollers | Bee Gees | Belle and Sebastian | Big Star | Big Time Rush | Billy Joel | Billy Squier | Blue ?yster Cult | Blur | Boston | Bread | Buffalo Springfield | Carpenters | Cat Stevens | Chad & Jeremy | Cheap Trick | Coldplay | Color Bars | Cream | Crowded House | Danger Mouse | David Bowie | Devan Dubois | Donovan | Dwight Twilley | Electric Light Orchestra | Elliott Smith | Elton John | Emerson, Lake & Palmer | Emitt Rhodes | Empty Hearts | Fauna Flora | Flamin' Groovies | Fleetwood Mac | Foo Fighters | Frank Ocean | Freddie & the Dreamers | Genesis (U.K. Band) | George Michael | Glee | Grateful Dead | Hsker D | Harry Nilsson | Herman's Hermits | Iron Butterfly | It's a Beautiful Day | Jackson Browne | James Taylor (Soft Rock) | Jason Falkner | Jeff Lynne | Jefferson Airplane | Jellyfish | Jimi Hendrix | Joe Jackson | John McCullagh | Jonathan Richman | Kansas | Kate Bush | King Crimson | Led Zeppelin | Lenny Kravitz | Lloyd Cole | Love | M. Ward | Manfred Mann (Individual) | Marmalade | Marshall Crenshaw | Matthew Sweet | Michael Jackson | Mikey Wax | Moby Grape | Modern English | Mott the Hoople | Neutral Milk Hotel | Nick Lowe | Nick Piunti | Nirvana (US) | Oasis | Pete Macleod | Peter & Gordon | Peter Frampton | Phil Ajjarapu | Pink Floyd | Pixies | Portugal. The Man | Prefab Sprout | Prince | Procol Harum | Queen | Quicksilver Messenger Service | R. Stevie Moore | Rick Springfield | Robyn Hitchcock | Rockpile | Sebadoh | Simon & Garfunkel | Sloan | Small Faces | Sonny & Cher | Spirit | Split Enz | Spoon | Squeeze | Status Quo (UK) | Steely Dan | Supergrass | Supertramp | Syd Barrett | T. Rex | Teenage Fanclub | The Alan Parsons Project | The Apples in Stereo | The Association | The Beau Brummels | The Byrds | The Cars | The Chameleons UK | The Church | The Creases | The dB's | The Dream Academy | The Dukes of Stratosphear | The Feelies | The Go-Go's | The Guess Who | The House of Love | The Idle Race | The Iveys | The Jam | The Kik | The Knack (US) | The La's | The Left Banke | The Legal Matters | The London Souls | The Lovin' Spoonful | The Mamas & the Papas | The Merry-Go-Round | The Monkees | The Moody Blues | The Move | The Nazz | The Neon Philharmonic | The Nice | The Police | The Posies | The Pretty Reckless | The Raspberries | The Replacements | The Residents | The Rockin' Berries | The Rubinoos | The Rutles | The Shilohs | The Sir Douglas Quintet | The Smithereens | The Soft Boys | The Spongetones | The Stone Roses | The Three O'Clock | The Turtles | The Who | The Zombies | Third Eye Blind | Todd Rundgren | Tom Petty | Traffic | Travis (UK) | U2 | Utopia | Vanilla Fudge | Weezer | World Party | XTC | Yes
Associated Artists and Works
|Release Date : 10/18/2010|
|Original Release Date : 1973|
|Catalog ID : BLUE 6770|
|Label : Apple (USA)|
|Number of Discs : 2|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 05099990674723|
- Included in Q's "Best Best Of... Albums Of All Time"
- 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Musically, joy certainly is unconfined....[THE RED and BLUE ALBUMS] vividly trace the story of [the Beatles'] development..."
- "...[a] timeless wonder...."
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