In 1973, three years after their split, The Beatles were the subject of the legendary ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ albums, compiling the most iconic songs of their early and later periods. To salute those historic collections, MOJO is bringing together its finest writing on the group in two special deluxe ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ volumes. The Red Issue 1962-1966, on sale March 29, comes in a glossy gatefold sleeve which also has room for The Blue Issue, too.
The Red Issue tells the story of The Beatles’ extraordinary transformation from a struggling Liverpool beat group to the mop-topped superstars who sparked Beatlemania around the world, all the while elevating their songwriting and music to ever-more extravagant and mind-blowing heights.
Illustrated with rare and classic photographs, the 132-page magazine includes the stories of:
Their EMI Audition by Mark Lewisohn
Beatlemania by Jon Savage
The A Hard Day’s Night film by Paul Du Noyer
Help! by Peter Doggett
The Beatles and LSD by Ian MacDonald
Revolver by Barry Miles
George In India by Neil Spencer
And much more…
The Red Issue will be followed by The Blue Issue 1967-1970, on sale from June 30, 2018, which will chart the group’s adventures in psychedelia, political awakening, their last-ever concert and dramatic split.