BEATLES / 1962-1966 - 12" Vinyl 2LP Album

Red Cover Apple Label

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.

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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."

 

Album Description:

The Beatles, one of the most influential and iconic bands in the history of popular music, left an indelible mark on the world with their timeless songs and innovative approach to songwriting. In 1973, the compilation album "1962-1966" was released, capturing the essence of their early years. This web-page explores the significance of this 2LP red cover Apple label 12" vinyl LP album, manufactured in Holland. It delves into the impact of its tracks, the allure of its packaging, and the enduring legacy of the Beatles' formative period.

"1962-1966" offers a captivating aural journey through the meteoric rise of the Beatles and the evolution of their sound. The album spans the period from their early recordings, capturing the youthful exuberance and infectious melodies of hits like "She Loves You" and "Twist and Shout," to the more sophisticated and experimental sounds of their later years with songs like "A Day in the Life" and "Strawberry Fields Forever." This compilation serves as a time capsule, showcasing the band's growth and musical innovation during their formative years.

The striking red cover of the "1962-1966" album, adorned with the Beatles' iconic faces, adds a visual dimension to the listening experience. The vibrant color choice reflects the energy and excitement of the Beatles' early period, capturing the attention of fans and collectors alike. The Apple label, which was the band's own record label, further enhances the album's appeal and authenticity, symbolizing the Beatles' creative autonomy and control over their artistic output.

The fact that this specific edition of "1962-1966" was manufactured in Holland adds to its desirability for collectors. Record manufacturing locations can sometimes indicate the album's rarity or regional availability, making it a sought-after item for enthusiasts seeking unique pressings. The Dutch pressing carries a particular charm and authenticity, contributing to the album's allure as a collectible item.

Decades after its release, "1962-1966" remains a beloved compilation that serves as an essential introduction to the Beatles' early discography. Its impact and legacy are evident in the ongoing popularity of the band's music and the continued fascination with their story. The vinyl LP format, with its warm sound and tangible nature, enhances the listening experience, offering a nostalgic and immersive journey through the Beatles' formative years.

Product Information and Collector Notes
Album Packaging:
This album comes in a gatefold album cover ( aka Fold Open Cover ) and includes the two original custom inner sleeves ( red colour with black typography) with complete lyrics of all the songs by The Beatles.
Album Front Cover:

How can the album cover be distinguished from other versions of this album

  • The album cover , inner sleeves and labels are printed in the red colour.
  • There is no catalognumber on the album front cover.
Album Back Cover

How does the album back cover be different from other versions

  • There is NO bar-code on the album cover.
  • On the album backcover , near the upper right corner is the catalognr: 1A 184-05307
Inner Sleeve
This album comes with custom inner sleeves which contain production details, tracklisting, musician information, photos, artwork

Record label information:

  • The labels have a red background colour.
  • There is NO LC Code ( Label Code ( on the labels )
  • The Rights Society "STEMRA" is printed on the label near 8 o'clock.
  • The record label has two catalognrs: 1A 138-5307 and 5C 184-05307
  • The label's rim-text runs from 9 o'clock till 3 o'clock and is printed in English
Production & Recording 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


Music Genre:

1960s Pop, Beat

Label & Catalognr:

Record Company / Label Catalog number:  1A 138-5307 ( 5C 184-05307 )

Media Format:

Record Format: Two 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 460 gram  

Country

Country:  Manufactured in Holland

Tracklisting Side One:
  1. Love Me Do 2:18
  2. Please Please Me 1:58
  3. From Me To You 1:56
  4. She Loves You 2:19
  5. I Want To Hold Your Hand 2:23
  6. All My Loving 2:04
  7. Can't Buy Me Love 2:10
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. A Hard Day's Night 2:29
  2. And I Love Her 2:28
  3. Eight Days A Week 2:42
  4. I Feel Fine 2:20
  5. Ticket To Ride 3:03
  6. Yesterday 2:04
Tracklisting Side C:
  1. Help! 2:33
  2. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away 2:06
  3. We Can Work It Out 2:12
  4. Day Tripper 2:48
  5. Drive My Car 2:27
  6. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) 2:02
Tracklisting Side D:
  1. Nowhere Man 2:40
  2. Michelle 2:41
  3. In My Life 2:22
  4. Girl 2:27
  5. Paperback Writer 2:15
  6. Eleanor Rigby 2:03
  7. Yellow Submarine 2:46

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