The album "1962–1966 (widely known as "The Red Album") " was compiled by Beatles manager Allen Klein, with his selections approved by the Beatles themselves. Even though the group had had success with cover versions of songs, most notably with "Twist and Shout", which made #2 on the Billboard charts, only songs composed by the Beatles themselves were included.
This album is recognised as the first Beatles compilation since their break-up on 10 April 1970. Both it and 1967–1970 were produced by Apple/EMI at least partially in response to a bootleg compilation titled Alpha Omega, which had been sold on television the previous year. Print advertising for the two records made a point of declaring them "the only authorized collection of the Beatles."
Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.
MINT (M): Perfect! This record looks PERFECT, with NO flaws what so ever. It looks as though it had never been handled. No scuffs or scratches, blotches or stains.
NEAR MINT or NM, M- : The cover looks as close to perfect with only minor signs of wear and or age. Minor impressions to the cover (due to the outer edge of the vinyl resting inside) may be acceptable, however the artwork is be as close to perfect as can be.
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Record label information:
This 12" LP black vinyl music record comes comes in a Fold Open Cover (FOC), which is also also known as a Gatefold cover. The inner pages of this album cover contains photos, artwork, album production details and lyrics of all the songs.
This album "BEATLES 1962-1966 2LP Red Cover Apple Label" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos
The album: "BEATLES 1962-1966 2LP Red Cover Apple Label" was produced by: George Martin
1960s Pop, Beat
Record Company / Label Catalog number: 1A 138-5307 ( 5C 184-05307 )
Record Format: Two 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 460 gram
Country: Manufactured in Holland