|1967-1970 by The Beatles :The Blue Album (CD, Oct-1993, 2 Discs, Capitol/Apple)|
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|Genre:||Hard Rock, Rock & Pop|
|Number Of Discs:||2|
|Playing Time:||99 min.|
|Producer:||George Martin, Phil Spector|
|Distributor:||EMI Music Distribution|
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It took three years after the break up of the Beatles for Apple Records to finally come out with a greatest hits package, and this The BEATLES 1967-1970 was by far the greatest collection of hits by the Beatles in the second volume of a two record set. It explored the studio years behind the Beatles music after the hectic tours earlier in the careers of the Fab Four. From their classic Sargent Pepper's album to the strange adventures of Magical Mystery Tour film and beyond.
The "solo" Beatles performances of the White Album right up until the very end with Abbey Road that was their true last album together in the studio as a band.
Let it Be was the album that marked the end of a musical era as the 1960's came to a close. This double "greatest hits" package has been dubbed the "blue album" by most Beatles fans. With classic hits such as All You Need is Love to Hey Jude was a sample of some of the 20 No. 1 best selling singles by the Fab Four to the album cuts such as the Day in the Life ( from Sgt Pepper) to While My Guitar Gentle Weeps (from The White Album), This later greatest hits package covers it all!
1. Strawberry Fields Forever
2. Penny Lane
3. Sgt. 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
1. Back in the USSR
2. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
3. OB-LA-DI-, OB-LA-DA
4. Get Back
5. Don't Let Me Down
6. The Ballad of John and Yoko
7. Old Brown Shoe
8. Here Comes the Sun
9. Come Together
12.Let it Be
13.Across the Universe
14.The Long and Winding Road
Spanning the Beatles' career from its glorious high-water mark to its bitter and plaintive end, this CD is perhaps the most essential item for any pop/rock collection.
Listen to the first few songs especially, and be prepared to be blown away, especially if you are not overly familiar with the group's work.
It starts with their first psychadelic single, "Strawberry Field Forever" (plus its double A-side, "Penny Lane"). Can you imagine a group today releasing a single with two such timeless and monumental songs on the same disc? It is questionable whether such a record will ever be released again. It's just a shame the British public didn't know what was good for them, instead keeping the Beatles off the No 1 spot in favour of Engelbert Humperdink's "Release Me"!
Next comes the first three songs from "Sgt Pepper", then "A Day in the Life", a song which totally transcends the pop or rock idiom, whilst avoiding pretentiousness or pomp. Follow this with "All You Need Is Love" and "I Am the Walrus", and you begin to see just how amazing the start of this record is. Each one of these songs is better than the best songs ever written by nearly every other group, and they're all here in sequence.
Inevitably things go slightly downhill from there on in, although still well worth the 5 star rating. There is "Lady Madonna", "Hey Jude", "Revolution" and many another such classic.
It is questionable why the compilers sought to add numbers such as "Old Brown Shoe" or "Octopus' Garden" - hardly amongst the group's best output. However, the quality rises again with the later more mature and less psychadelic songs, such as "Something" and "Let It Be".
The big omission from the Red and Blue albums is anything from "Revolver" (they only feature the "Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine" single). Also, some fans would have preferred "Blackbird" to "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da". But minor quibbles apart, this CD is more than entertainment - it's a musical education. Almost every group since this work was released has drawn on it in some shape or form......................
Although not the greatest Beatles release ever, the "Blue" Album does a great job of capturing a snap shot of 1967-1970 in the Beatles career. The inclusion of "Revolution" goes a long way to make this album excellent. Also, Ringo's only vocal of note on "With a Little Help From my Friends" and Lennon's dreamy tone on "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" elevate this CD into greatness.
Being born and bred in Liverpool, I admit that I am biased. If it was up to me, you'd buy every Beatles track ever produced. However, for those with only a passing interest in the Beatles, buy the Blue and Red Albums to capture most of those "radio sing-along" tracks you never got around to buying. For the Bealtes purist... look elsewhere.
Fabulous collection of as many great Beatles songs(14)that can fit on a 2-record set. Yes, record. This collection came out on vinyl in the mid-70's, and with the red(1962-1966)set make as good a group of Beatles' hits as you'll find. It goes from Sgt. Pepper to the end in 1970. When you listen to the red & blue sets in order, the progression of their development really flows, impressing one with how much they grew and matured over those eight years, taking modern music along with them.
One small complaint. The included lyrics are reduced in size proportional to reducing the album cover to CD size and are quite hard to read.
The Beatles greatest hits from 1967-1970. These have got to be some of the greatest songs ever written for the popular music genre. I owned this as a 2-disc record album back in the early 80's. It was great then and it is still great now. Having refined their musical talents through the years, these are a collection of some of the best songs made before their break-up. Not as pop as many of their early efforts, but more of an extension into their own musical ability and lyrical meaning. I have been looking for this 2-disc set used for a long time, but never have been able to find it for a decent price. A testiment to the albums longevity, nobody ever wants to get rid of it. And you won't either.