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Redirect?![edit]

When I type "Red Album", it sends me to the Beatles album page and I really think that it should send me to the King Crimson's album "Red", because it's much more likely that when someone types "Red Album", this person wants to go to the page of the album called "Red", not to a "best of" album, the is not even called "Red". I don't know how to change the redirection, but someone else could do it. The Chicken 00:41, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Because if you ask 100 rock music fans who recorded "the red album" most would say The Beatles.Kevin Crossman (talk) 17:20, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Well-known songs neglected[edit]

I understand that a Beatles Greatest Hits is extremely difficult, but they could've at least thrown in well known songs Do You Want To Know A Secret (a #2 hit) and I Saw Her Standing There. Both are very well known and often requested. Retromaniac

Those songs weren't included since those tracks were only released as singles in the U.S., not in the U.K. Jason 01:25, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

This doesn't make sense, since "Nowhere Man" was released as a single only in the US. Perhaps it's a similar situation with the 1 compilation, only singles that reached #1 in either country are included (plus b-sides). freshacconci talktalk 13:16, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
Please Please Me was the B-side to I Wanna Hold Your Hand. And Girl was never released as a single. DC TC 14:14, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
That is true. So we have no idea of the criteria for selection. Oh well. freshacconci talktalk 14:19, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
The B-side if "I want to hold your hand" was "This Boy". "Please Please Me" was a single. This was a collection of songs, not necessarily hit singles. On 67-70, there are three tracks from Sgt. Pepper and three from the white album, none of which were singles. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 14:47, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

I bet the source that says Klein picked the songs (cite 1) might give an explanation for his choices. DC TC 04:32, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Rock or pop?[edit]

I know it says rock and roll here, but the red album really does sound very teeny-popish. My music collection only has room for single genres (as in rock or pop, not rock/pop), so which one is it really? JayKeaton 22:46, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

It's rock The Chicken 00:41, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Actully, it is pop not rock. I aggree with JayKeaton that it sounds very teeny-popish. Rock and roll is the same thing as rock. I think a lot of people shorten it as it sounds a bit cooler. Sco1996 | I will respond. 15:36, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Many problems[edit]

In addition to three items I tagged as {{Fact}} that appear to contradict what I can verify about the album, the table smacks of OR, and even then, some of the info in the table is incorrect.

As far as I can determine, both 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 were compiled by Allan Steckler, an employee of ABKCO (Allen Klein's company), which at that time was managing Apple Records in the United States. The Beatles had no involvement whatsoever with any aspect of the albums. Indeed, they came out in the United States about two weeks before their UK release. Also, the two albums were compiled, at least in part, as a response to a heavily promoted bootleg, The Beatles Alpha Omega, a 4-record, 4-tape set that came out in 1972 and was even advertised on television in the U.S.; the boot's availabiliy made the point that there was no true "greatest hits" collection of the Beatles available in America at that time. Cheemo 23:30, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

Choice of the colour red[edit]

I have removed the claim that the Beatles chose the colour red for this album to show support for Liverpool F.C. Aside from the fact the other album is blue so we might as well suggest that indicates that they must be Evertonians, it's unsourced and extremely unlikely to be true. There has been a request for a source and none has been provided. In fact, there is no source for the claim that the Beatles helped select the tracks or helped with the album design at all (I seem to remember reading that McCartney did but not the others, though they may have done I suppose). Forgive me if I am wrong, but the suggestion that the Beatles picked red to show support for LFC sounds as though it's been made up by a Liverpool fan who either assumes this is the case or would like others to think it is. Some Liverpool fans like to proclaim that the Beatles were keen Liverpool supporters when in fact there is no evidence for this and almost certainly no truth to in it whatsover, and it's interesting that the contributer in question did not go over to 1967-1970 to make any similar reference to the choice of the colour blue indicating the Beatles' affection for Everton FC. Fact is, only one of the Beatles were even remotely interested in football (McCartney) and strictly speaking, he is an Evertonian (although he maintains he supports both clubs). Ringo, according to the Guardian, is an Arsenal fan. Neither George or John had any interest in football whatsoever and it is unknown which if any team they favoured, even there families don't know, although Harrison did seem to imply once that he supported Tranmere Rovers rather than Everton or Liverpool (Lennon added a Liverpool player, Albert Stubbins, to the Sgt. Pepper cover but later said he only did so because he knew he was his father's favourite player and that he himself actually knew nothing about Stubbs). There is a remote possibility that if the group were involved in the album's design that they may have chose red and blue in reference to the two Merseyside football clubs, but if it is so there should be a source for this and it should be made clear that this was not a show of support for one club over the other, which gives a false impression (whether intended or not). MarkB79 03:29, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

I agree. Sco1996 | I will respond. 15:38, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Unauthorized Beatles compilations before "1962-1966"[edit]

Hi, anonymous user here. I found out about a 4-LP set called "Alpha Omega" that was a Beatles compilation sold through infomercials back in 1972 that supposedly got EMI to compile the hits onto "1962-1966" and "1967-1970". But some people claim that the "Alpha Omega" set was withdrawn from the markets since it wasn't legitimate.

Does anyone else know about this? --76.214.41.70 (talk) 23:50, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Name[edit]

I believe that name for this album is actually "The Red Album". They did not put "The Red Album" on the cover as it was obvious. They did the same wih 1967 - 1970. If this is the case, the articles will need to be ajusted. Sco1996 | I will respond. 15:46, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

No, they are known familiarly as the Red and Blue albums, just like the White album. The official titles are 1963-1966 and 1967-1970. freshacconci talktalk 13:14, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

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All My Loving / I Want to Hold Your Hand[edit]

It's interesting how most Beatles songs on the 1962-1966, 1967-1970 and 1 greatest hits albums are in release or single release order. But for some reason I Want to Hold Your Hand is placed before All My Loving, yet All My Loving was recorded and released before I Want to Hold Your Hand. C.Syde (talk | contribs)

Well apparently, All My Loving was released as a single in the U.S. after I Want to Hold Your Hand, so that may explain why I Want to Hold Your Hand appeared on the compilation first. -- C.Syde (talk | contribs) 06:09, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:1962–1966/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

* Green tickY All the start class criteria
  • Green tickY A completed infobox, including cover art and most technical details
  • Green tickY At least one section of prose (excluding the lead section)
  • Green tickY A track listing containing track lengths and authors for all songs
  • Red XN A full list of personnel, including technical personnel and guest musicians
Lacks personnel list.Andrzejbanas (talk) 19:41, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

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