Liverpool Legends – 50th Anniversary of The Beatles The Red and Blue Albums
Liverpool Legends celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Red and Blue Albums. The Red and Blue Albums were the gateway to The Beatles for millions and millions of Beatles fans. For many music fans who were born after the Baby Boom, myself included, the introduction to the Beatles came through two double-album collections, The Beatles 1962-1966 and The Beatles 1967-1970, the Red and Blue albums. Containing a total of 54 selections approved by the former Beatles in 1973, these compilations dug deeper into the catalog than oldies radio or many of our parents ever acknowledged. The Red and Blue albums were compiled and released in the spring of 1973, a year when the legend of The Beatles was even bigger than it had been when the group was together. Three years after the break-up, all four former Beatles were enjoying enormous solo success.
Less greatest hits collections than surveys of The Beatles’ high points, the two double albums became essential introductions for fans who came aboard after The Beatles broke up. For millions of music lovers born after the mid-fifties, these have been and always will be where The Beatles experience begins.