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        1967-1970 is a compilation album combining famous and popular songs created by the English rock band, The Beatles. The album was a sequel to the previous compilation album, 1962-1966 "(The Red Album)," which covered songs from that Beatles era. The album was instigated by the Apple Records manager, Allan Klein, during his final years at the position. The success of the two official double LP compilations inspired Capitol's repackaging of the Beach Boys' 1960s hits, starting with the 1974 album Endless Summer.[1]

Album covers[]

For the group's 1963 debut LP Please Please Me, photographer Angus McBean was asked to take the distinctive colour photograph of the group looking down over the stairwell inside EMI House (EMI's London headquarters in Manchester Square, now demolished).

In 1969, The Beatles asked McBean to recreate this shot. Although the 1969 photograph was originally intended for the then-planned Get Back album, it was not used when that project saw eventual release in 1970 as Let It Be. Instead, the 1969 photograph, along with an unused photograph from the 1963 photo shoot, was used for both this LP and 1962–1966.

The inner gatefold photo for both LPs is from the "Mad Day Out" photo session, London, 28 July 1968.

Release variations[]

  • Original 1973 release: Apple SKBO-3404 (Whole and sliced apples in blue background)
  • Second pressing: Capitol SKBO-3404 (Capitol target label on back of album cover, blue label with "Capitol" in light blue letters at bottom)
  • First blue vinyl release: Capitol SEBX-11843 (Capitol dome label on back of album cover, large dome logo at top of light blue labels)

Track listing[]

All tracks written by Lennon/McCartney, except where noted.

Side one[]

  1. "Strawberry Fields Forever" – 4:10
  2. "Penny Lane" – 3:03
  3. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" – 2:02
  4. "With a Little Help from My Friends" (Richard Starkey) – 2:44
  5. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" – 3:28
  6. "A Day in the Life" – 5:07
  7. "All You Need Is Love" – 3:48

Total Length (24:19)

Side two[]

  1. "I Am the Walrus" - 4:35
  2. "Hello, Goodbye" - 3:29
  3. "The Fool on the Hill" - 3:00
  4. "Magical Mystery Tour" - 2:49
  5. "Lady Madonna" - 2:18
  6. "Hey Jude" - 7:11
  7. "Revolution" - 3:25

Total Length (26:47)

Side three[]

  1. "Back in the U.S.S.R." - 2:46
  2. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (George Harrison) - 4:46
  3. "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" - 3:11
  4. "Get Back" - 3:12
  5. "Don't Let Me Down" - 3:35
  6. "The Ballad of John and Yoko" - 3:01
  7. "Old Brown Shoe" - 3:21

Total Length (23:52)

Side four[]

  1. "Here Comes the Sun" (Harrison) – 3:05
  2. "Come Together" – 4:20
  3. "Something" (Harrison) – 3:03
  4. "Octopus's Garden" (Starkey) – 2:51
  5. "Let It Be" – 3:52
  6. "Across the Universe" – 3:48
  7. "The Long and Winding Road" – 3:38

Total Length (24:42)

Notes[]

References[]

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