US album release: 1967-1970 (Blue Album)

The Beatles compilation 1967-1970, also known as the Blue Album, was released in the United States on 2 April 1973.

Its sibling release, 1962-1966 (the Red Album), was also released on this day. Both titles went on sale in the United Kingdom on 19 April 1973.

The Beatles / 1967-1970 (Blue Album)

The double-disc 1967-1970 retailed for $9.98, considerably higher than the conventional price of $5.98 for a single album.

Despite criticism in some quarters, however, the Blue Album topped the Billboard chart, and has since sold more than 8 million copies.

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