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Remastered Double 180 Gram vinyl housed in a Gatefold Sleeve. This superb compilation, often called 'the red album',, brings together the majority of the Beatles' hits from the early to mid 60s. Consequently, it plays like an overview of thesome of the most popular and indelible rock songs of all time. From the "yeah, yeah, yeah"'s of 'She Loves You' throughthe amped-up giddiness of 'I Want to Hold Your Hand', the minor-key melodicism of 'And I Love Her', and on to the chiming power pop of 'Eight Days a Week' and the tweaky feedback of 'I Feel Fine', these are the songs that turned the entire Western world on its ear.

 

The second half of the set - in addition to its phenomenal songs - is interesting in that it charts the Beatles' move from straightforward pop toward the new chapter of rock the band would help script in the late 60s. After the expansive chords and slinky melodies of 'Ticket to Ride', the band becomes alternately darkly introspective ('Yesterday') and looser and more groove-obsessed ('Drive My Car'), while trying on allegorical Dylan-inspired narratives ('Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)'), and happy-go-luck psychedelia ('Yellow Submarine').

 

These songs are part of our living, breathing cultural identity, and - as this collection reminds us - for good reason.

The Beatles - 1962 - 1966 (The Red Album)

SKU: 00602547048455
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  • A1. Love Me Do

    A2. Please Please Me

    A3. From Me To You

    A4. She Loves You

    A5. I Want To Hold Your Hand

    A6. All My Loving

    A7. Can't Buy Me Love

     

    B1. A Hard Day's Night

    B2. And I Love Her

    B3. Eight Days A Week

    B4. I Feel Fine

    B5. Ticket To Ride

    B6. Yesterday

     

    C1. Help!

    C2. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

    C3. We Can Work It Out

    C4. Day Tripper

    C5. Drive My Car

    C6. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

     

    D1. Nowhere Man

    D2. Michelle

    D3. In My Life

    D4. Girl

    D5. Paperback Writer

    D6. Eleanor Rigby

    D7. Yellow Submarine

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