US album release: 1962-1966 (Red Album)

The Beatles compilation 1962-1966, also known as the Red Album, was released in the United States on 2 April 1973.

Its sibling release, 1967-1970 (the Blue Album), was also released on this day. Both titles went on sale in the United Kingdom on 19 April 1973.

The Beatles / 1962-1966 (Red Album)

1962-1966 topped the Cashbox chart, but peaked at number three on the Billboard chart. 1967-1970 did reach number one on Billboard, however.

Remastered versions of the Red and Blue albums were reissued on 18 October 2010 (19 October in North America) as two-CD sets. The reissues included expanded booklets with new essays by Bill Flanagan, and extra photographs of The Beatles.

Last updated: 10 September 2021
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