28 Songs, 1 Hour 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Released just three years after the band's official break-up, "The Blue Album" put The Beatles' later-year tracks into one package (released simultaneously with "The Red Album") featuring key songs from the group’s albums as well as standalone singles. With music that signified the group's own development as well as the culture around them, this selection of material from albums such as Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road contains some of their most radical studio experiments and most loved songs.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Released just three years after the band's official break-up, "The Blue Album" put The Beatles' later-year tracks into one package (released simultaneously with "The Red Album") featuring key songs from the group’s albums as well as standalone singles. With music that signified the group's own development as well as the culture around them, this selection of material from albums such as Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road contains some of their most radical studio experiments and most loved songs.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
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skerfy ,

if you don't know the beatles buy this now

in fact, what you should buy is the $150 box set, you will never, ever regret that. no other band has displayed more versatility--and absolute lyrical and melodic ingenuity.

Trent Kiesau ,

About Freakin' Time!!!!!

What else is there to say? Finally, the most influential band in history had come to iTunes. The imagination and creativity has been un-matched since. With all of the "System of a -Disturbed-Nikel-Puddle" crap being produced these days, it's nice to go back and listen to REAL musicians, not some over-produced song factory BS. If you love music, if you truly love it and want to hear real music and be inspired, listen to the Beatles.

KevinWillis ,

I Love This Album. When I Think of The Beatles . . .

I think of this album. I played this record so often back in the 80s, this is the sequence these songs go in my mind. I automatically expect "I Am The Walrus" to follow "All You Need is Love". In my mind, "Fool on the Hill" will forever be followed by "Magical Mystery Tour".

This is a Best Of the Best Of, and if you got no other Beatles album, I'd have to tell you to get Sergeant Pepper's. But if you only got two, I'd say Sergeant Peppers and this one. Some of the best of the best of the Beatles.

Just listening to it now, I'm nostalgic. I can see myself programming on my TRS-80 Color Computer or hitting the dial-up BBSes (or playing Original Adventure on a time-share system!) while listening to this album. But I actually kind of actually miss the crackle-and-pop of the vinyl--that's what it'd take to make this particular listening experience 100% authentic for me.

I know it's uncool for (one of) my favorite albums to be a Best Of. But it is. Octopus Garden? My Guitar Gently Weeps? Across the Universe? Let it Be? Come Together? This album is bursting with Beatles-filled goodness.

Sigh. I'm going to go an feel old now. :)

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