Gatefold (FOC) cover design with photos of the Beatles on the inside cover
1967–1970 (widely known as "The Blue Album") is a compilation of songs by the British rock band The Beatles, spanning the years indicated in the title. It was released in 1973 with 1962–1966 ("The Red Album"), which covered their earlier period. 1967–1970 made #1 on the American Billboard chart and #2 on the British Album Chart. This album was re-released in September 1993 on compact disc, charting at #4 in the United Kingdom.
The album "1967–1970 (widely known as "The Blue Album")" was compiled by Beatles manager Allen Klein, with his selections approved by the Beatles themselves. Songs performed by the Beatles as solo artists were also considered for inclusion, but like the cover songs on 1962–1966, limited space resulted in this idea having to be abandoned.
As with 1962–1966, this compilation was produced by Apple/EMI at least partially in response to a bootleg collection 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."