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The Beatles1967-1970

Label:Apple Records – 0602455920805, Universal Music Group International – 0602455920805
Format:
3 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Half-Speed Master, Blue
Country:Worldwide
Released:
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Tracklist

A1Strawberry Fields Forever (2015 Mix) - from (2017 Mix)
A2Penny Lane (2017 Mix)
A3Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (2017 Mix)
A4With A Little Help From My Friends (2017 Mix)
A5Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (2017 Mix)
A6A Day In The Life (2017 Mix)
A7All You Need Is Love (2015 Mix)
B1I Am The Walrus (2023 Mix)
B2Hello Goodbye (2015 Mix)
B3The Fool On The Hill (2023 Mix)
B4Magical Mystery Tour (2023 Mix)
B5Lady Madonna (2015 Mix) from (2023 Mix)
B6Hey Jude (2015 Mix)
B7Revolution (2025 Mix)
C1Back In The U.S.S.R. (2018 Mix)
C2While My Guitar Gently Weeps (2018 Mix)
C3Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (2018 Mix)
C4Get Back (2015 Mix)
C5Don't Let Me Down (2021 Mix)
C6The Ballad Of John & Yoko (2015 Mix)
C7Old Brown Shoe (2023 Mix)
D1Here Comes The Sun (2019 Mix)
D2Come Together (2019 Mix)
D3Something (2019 Mix)
D4Octopus's Garden (2019 Mix)
D5Let It Be (2015 Mix) from (2021 Mix)
D6Across The Universe (2021 Mix)
D7The Long And Winding Road (2021 Mix)
E1Now And Then (2023)
E2Blackbird (2018 Mix)
E3Dear Prudence (2018 Mix)
E4Glass Onion (2018 Mix)
E5Within You Without You (2017 Mix)
F1Hey Bulldog (2023 Mix)
F2Oh! Darling (2019 Mix)
F3I Me Mine (2021 Mix)
F4I Want You (She's So Heavy) (2019 Mix)
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Credits

Notes

Gatefold sleeve + insert.

Hype sticker:
The classic compilation now expanded with 9 extra tracks including the single Now And Then
3LP's featuring 37 tracks
Half-speed master on limited edition blue vinyl.
[Universal Music Group International logo] [Apple logo]
[Barcode: 0 602455 92080 5]
0602455920805

Made in the E.U.

Sticker: Made in Germany
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Matrix numbers are hand etched in the runout area. Plating marks like '1+X', '1=⊥', '1IX', '1=+','⊥∧' and '1⋀' are mirrored.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text Printed hype sticker ): 6 02455 92089 8
  • Barcode (Scanned Printed hype sticker): 602455920898
  • Label Code: LC01846
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BN96948-01 A1 5592082 MILES.ABBEYROAD1/2SPEED.ROOM30 1+X
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BN96948-01 B1 5592082 1=⊥ MILES.ABBEYROAD1/2SPEED.ROOM30
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): BN96949-01 A1 1IX 5592083 MILES.ABBEYROAD1/2SPEED.ROOM30
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): BN96949-01 B1 5592083 1=+ MILES.ABBEYROAD1/2SPEED.ROOM30
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E): BN96950-01 A1 ⊥∧ 5592085 MILES.ABBEYROAD.1/2SPEED.ROOM30
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F): BN96950-01 B1 5582095 1⋀ MILES.ABBEYROAD1/2SPEED.ROOM30
  • Rights Society: SDRM / BIEM

Other Versions (5 of 602)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
1967-1970 (2×LP, Compilation, Stereo)Apple Records, EMI Electrola1 C 188-05 309/10Germany1973
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1967-1970 (2×LP, Compilation, Stereo)Apple Records5C 184-05 309/10Netherlands1973
1967-1970 (2×LP, Compilation)Apple Records, Apple RecordsPCSP 718, OC 192 o 05309-10UK1973
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1967-1970 (2×LP, Compilation, Stereo)Apple RecordsPCSO-7181 / 2Australia1973
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1967-1970 (2×LP, Compilation, Repress, Gatefold)Apple Records2C 162-05309/10France1973

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Reviews

  • vincefisher's avatar
    vincefisher
    This pressing is a joy to listen to. Great soundstage with great highs and deep bass, with almost zero surface noise. My only minor criticism is 2 of the discs were slightly warped/dished (not enough to affect playback) and that all 3 centre holes had to be enlarged slightly to fit on the spindle on the deck.
    • thomas789's avatar
      thomas789
      Edited one month ago
      I bought the new blue vinyl limited edition directly from the UK Beatles store only a few days after release. I had it within just 2 days after placing the order. Another 2 days later it showed already as out of stock on the website, so I thought I was lucky to have been one of the last ones to get a copy. But another 2 days later it was then back in stock again (and has been ever since), so I am not sure how limited (and thus collectable) this edition actually is.

      The pressing of the discs is very good. No surface noise and only a handful of minor single clicks throughout all 3 discs (it has to be said though that I play the discs always wet (distilled water/ alcohol mix), so there would not be any clicks due to dust or static).

      The mixing and mastering of the tracks is very pleasant for listening. Certainly much more so than some of the weird stereo mixes that were issued in the past (especially some of the earlier CD mixes which are a torture to listen to, especially with headphones). There are some differences in the sound between the tracks, but this is only to be expected for a compilation. After all, the recording technology progressed a lot in those 3-4 years covered here, and the 'Abbey Road' tracks sound a lot more polished than the 'Sgt. Peppers' ones for instance. But I think they have done a good job here to minimize the differences.

      Having said this, I think the mixing/mastering is slightly bright and could have done with a bit more bass. I haven't heard any of the previous vinyl releases, but this is probably due to the fact that they recorded about 25 min on each side of the first 2 discs, which means the grooves had to be cut with a smaller distance than usual between them, thus forcing them to reduce the bass. The treble on the other hand (important for avoiding sibilance in the vocals) is maintained by the half-speed mastering. In this respect, I think it would have been better to put some of the tracks from the first 2 discs on the 3rd disc (which is very short in comparison). It would have broken the format of the previous vinyl releases, but it may have enabled an even better sounding mix.

      Because of the small groove distance/pitch on the first 2 discs, you have to take care to set your anti-skating force of the tonearm very accurately (especially if you play the record with 1.5g or less), otherwise it may skip (I had it skip forward on a couple of tracks with my usual anti-skating setting, so had to increase to increase anti-skating force slightly).

      Also, be aware that the hole in the middle of the discs may be slightly small. I had to press them down when putting them on, and then had some problems getting them off again afterwards. I used a small file to make the holes slightly bigger so that I can put the discs on and off without problems. I never had this issue before with any of the hundreds of vinyl records I own, so this is quite unusual.

      Despite the small imperfections mentioned, I would certainly recommend this edition of the Blue Album. It may well be the best-sounding release of it yet.
      • mietersemichiel's avatar
        5 star reviews for this obnoxious cash grab? You guys pay 80 euros for A COMPILATION??
        • Trev1234EO's avatar
          Trev1234EO
          This sounds absolutely incredible,,,my vinyl is singing like a bird,,,,never heard the beatles sound as good as this! Love the extra bonus disc, it's just as good as the other two discs in my opinion. Love the track selection. Hey Bulldog and I Want You (She's So heavy) are two of my favourite Beatles songs...

          What a totally amazing band they were,,, can you imagine being 12 years old and handed this as a gift. wow. What a wonderful world awaits.....
          • Jethro_Tall's avatar
            Jethro_Tall
            Utterly amazing mixes! Giles and Sam produced another incredible release!
            • Bimpse57's avatar
              Bimpse57
              For those wanting to know about the quality of this pressing, it is actually outstanding as played on my Rega 3. The packaging is very high quality too although the inner sleeves are not polylined.

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