I may be the oldest fan or their first fan. The day I saw this album up for sale, I was at an old '60's shop with $1.00. It was so hard to get this hippy album of the Beatles, that it couldn't compare to a truly new way even though half of the albums' songs were earlier hits. But all together, I felt the thrill of the Beatles, even the grease of the guitars and swords of the voices and it prepared me for my life in High School and College, I taught my children the entire list of groovy times and these best songs before they hit their grown lives Don't even think twice about it, buy it if you can, it was the Beatles sacred material. . John, George, Paul and Ringo. Yes, we, too, referred to it as the Blue Album. UR.