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'red' and 'blue' have been remastered by the same dedicated team of engineers at emi music's abbey road studios responsible for remastering the beatles' original uk studio albums, carefully maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. the result is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since its original release. 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.

Name written on one of the original inner sleeves.
Strawberry Fields Forever
Penny Lane
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
With A Little Help From My Friends
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
A Day In The Life
All You Need Is Love
I Am The Walrus
Hello Goodbye
The Fool On The Hill
Magical Mystery Tour
Lady Madonna
Hey Jude
Back In The U.S.S.R.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Get Back
Don't Let Me Down
The Ballad Of John & Yoko
Old Brown Shoe
Here Comes The Sun
Come Together
Octopus's Garden
Let It Be
Across The Universe
The Long And Winding Road
Format: LP
Label: Apple Records Apple Records Apple Records Apple Records
Catalogue numbers: PCSP 718
OC 192 o 05309-10
PCS 7181
PCS 7182

Phonographic Copyright (p)-The Gramophone Co. Ltd.
Printed By-Garrod & Lofthouse
Made By-Garrod & Lofthouse

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Media Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)
Sleeve Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)

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