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Beatles – 1962-1966/1967-1970 France red/blue vinyl 4 LP set

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A limited edition blue vinyl pressing of the double album The Beatles 1967-1970 by the Beatles, issued in France in 1978.

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Offered for sale is a limited edition set of two albums (4 discs) by the Beatles:

The red vinyl pressing of the double album The Beatles – 1962-1966.
The blue vinyl pressing of the double album The Beatles – 1967-1970 by the Beatles,

Both albums were released in France in 1978.

About this copy: These copies of The Beatles 1962-1966 and The Beatles 1967-1970 are limited edition French pressings on the Apple label.

The Beatles 1962-1966:

The cover is VG++, with slight corner wear and a small corner dent.  There is a hype sticker attached to the front cover that says “Disques Rouges Tirage Limite” (Limited edition red discs).

The two custom lyric inner sleeves are M- and have no splits.

The two red vinyl discs are M- and look unplayed.

The cover is VG+, with slight wear at the edges and corners.  There is a hype sticker attached to the front cover that says “Disques Bleus Tirage Limite” (Limited edition blue discs).

The two custom lyric inner sleeves are M- and have no splits.

The two blue vinyl discs are M- and look unplayed.

A beautiful copy of a nice colored vinyl Beatles set.  The French issues are much harder to find than the American ones.

Background: To combat the release of a pirate box set called The Beatles – Alpha and Omega, Capitol Records released two double albums of Beatles songs in 1973 – The Beatles – 1962-1966, which had a red cover, and The Beatles – 1967-1970, which had a blue one.

Both albums topped the charts in a number of countries.

In 1978, those albums were issued on red and blue vinyl, respectively, as limited editions in a number of countries, including the U.S., the UK, France, Canada, and Japan.

The French pressings are relatively scarce.

Allmusic.com gave The Beatles 1967-1970 a 4 1/2 star review:

Picking up where 1962-1966 left off, the double-album compilation 1967-1970, commonly called The Blue Album, covers the Beatles’ later records, from Sgt. Pepper’s through Let It Be. Like The Red Album, The Blue Album was released in the wake of a pair of widely advertised quadruple-LP bootlegs, Alpha Omega, Vols. 1-2: The Story of the Beatles, which had appeared early in 1973. And like its companion volume, this set contains a mixture of hits… As a précis of the group’s final 36 months, it’s all mightily impressive, even if 1967-1970 misses several great songs. But like its predecessor, this set does capture the essence (if not the full range) of the Beatles’ later recordings.

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Country of origin: France
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
2C 162 05.309/10
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 33 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × .5 in