Saturday, September 27, 2008

"Beatles 1962-1966, The" by The Beatles – ****

First released: 1973

This album is sometime referred to as the "Red Album". This compilation used to be very necessary in the days before all of the single tracks were compiled onto an album. Believe it or not, songs like "Love Me Do" and "From Me To You" were actually kind of hard to find on albums back in the 70s. I remember this was the first time I heard "Love Me Do" and thought it sounded so primitive, even in comparison to "Please Please Me", the very next track. Again there were quibbles about what should and shouldn’t have been included. I would have included "I’m Down" and not included "Michelle". The album was released to CD in 1993.

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