The Beatles’ ‘Red’ & ‘Blue’ Albums (1973)

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YouTube has a great deal of crowdsourced riches hidden in its innumerable coffers and from time to time we find something we want to spend all day with. Today, it’s The Beatles‘ career-spanning compilations, the Red and Blue albums – officially known as 1962-1966 and 1967-1970, respectively.

The compilations were released together in 1973 — almost exactly three years after The Beatles disbanded — to great commercial success, but like all original recordings by The Beatles, they are unfortunately not available on streaming services like Spotify or Rdio. Many thanks to an intrepid YouTuber for allowing us to skim through pop music’s greatest discography.

Disc 1 (1962-1965):

0:00 – 1. Love Me Do
2:21 – 2. Please Please Me
4:23 – 3. From Me To You
6:21 – 4. She Love You
8:43 – 5. I Want To Hold Your Hand
11:11 – 6. All My Loving
13:20 – 7. Can’t Buy Me Love
15:33 – 8. A Hard Day’s Night
18:08 – 9. And I Love Her
20:38 – 10. Eight Days A Week
23:24 – 11. I Feel Fine
25:44 – 12. Ticket To Ride
28:55 – 13. Yesterday

Disc 2 (1965-1966):

31:07 – 1. Help!
33:26 – 2. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
35:38 – 3. We Can Work It Out
37:54 – 4. Day Tripper
40:44 – 5. Drive My Car
43:12 – 6. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
45:17 – 7. Nowhere Man
48:02 – 8. Michelle
50:44 – 9. In My Life
53:11 – 10. Girl
55:43 – 11. Paperback Writer
58:02 – 12. Eleanor Rigby
1:00:11 – 13. Yellow Submarine

Disc 1 (1967-1968):

0:00 – 1. Strawberry Fields Forever
4:09 – 2. Penny Lane
7:11 – 3. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
9:08 – 4. With A Little Help From My Friends
11:54 – 5. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
15:24 – 6. A Day In The Life
20:33 – 7. All You Need Is Love
24:24 – 8. I Am The Walrus
29:01 – 9. Hello, Goodbye
32:33 – 10. The Fool On The Hill
35:36 – 11. Magical Mystery Tour
38:27 – 12. Lady Madonna
40:48 – 13. Hey Jude
48:00 – 14. Revolution

Disc 2 (1968-1970):

51:32 – 1. Back In The U.S.S.R
54:18 – 2. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
59:09 – 3. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
1:02:23 – 4. Get Back (Studio Version 1969)
1:05:39 – 5. Don’t Let Me Down
1:09:20 – 6. The Ballad Of John And Yoko
1:12:23 – 7. Old Brown Shoe
1:15:47 – 8. Here Comes The Sun
1:18:57 – 9. Come Together
1:23:19 – 10. Something
1:26:23 – 11. Octopus’s Garden
1:29:16 – 12. Let It Be
1:33:11 – 13. Across The Universe
1:37:04 – 14. The Long And Winding Road

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