The Beatles The U.S. Albums Limited Edition 13CD Box Set
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Beatles!: Experience the Fab Four's Albums as Listeners First Did in the U.S.
The Beatles’ U.S. Albums Differ from the Band’s U.K. Albums in Many Ways: Stateside Albums Feature Distinct Track Lists, Song
Mixes, Album Titles, and Artwork
Includes Infamous "Butcher" Cover for Yesterday and Today, Faithfully Replicated Original LP Art, and 64-Page Booklet
Ladies and gentlemen, the Beatles!
13CD Collection Spans 1964’s Meet The Beatles! to 1970’s Hey Jude: Every Album (Save Two) Presented in Mono and Stereo
Celebrating and commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles
' early February arrival at New York's JFK Airport and subsequent American television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show," The U.S. Albums box set presents the band's records as they were released Stateside
and originally experienced by millions of American listeners.
The American versions of the group's groundbreaking albums feature
different track lists, song mixes, album titles, and artwork than their
All of the albums are presented in mono and stereo, with the exception of The Beatles’ Story and Hey Jude, which are in stereo only.
Collected in a box set with faithfully replicated original LP artwork,
including the albums’ inner sleeves, the 13 CDs are accompanied by a 64-page booklet with Beatles photos and promotional art from the time,
as well as a new essay by American author and television executive Bill
Flanagan. Spanning Meet the Beatles to Hey Jude, this incredible
collection also includes a replication of the highly controversial and banned "Butcher" cover for Yesterday and Today.
By the end of 1963, before The Beatles’ American arrival,
“Beatlemania” had already sprung forth across the Atlantic to take root
in the U.S. Radio stations in the U.S. began playing The Beatles’ latest
U.K. single, ““I Want To Hold Your Hand,” in heavy rotation, trying to
meet an insatiable listener demand. Capitol Records rushed out the
American single for “I Want To Hold Your Hand” (with B-side “I Saw Her
Standing There”) on December 26, three weeks ahead of schedule and one
month after the single’s U.K. release. More than one million copies of
the U.S. single were sold within 10 days.
In early January 1964, Vee-Jay reissued "Please Please Me" (with
B-side "From Me To You"), and Swan reissued “She Loves You.” The
Beatles’ first Capitol album, Meet The Beatles!, followed on
January 20. After achieving the No. 1 chart position for five
consecutive weeks in the U.K., “I Want To Hold Your Hand” reached the
top of the U.S. singles chart on February 1, holding the No. 1 position
for seven consecutive weeks, and within two months, more than 3.5
million copies of Meet The Beatles! were sold in the U.S.
The Beatles were now firmly in place as the world’s favorite and
most famous band. Their third “Ed Sullivan Show” appearance, a
three-song performance taped prior to the band’s live debut on the
program, was broadcast on February 23. Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles
chart for April 5, 1964 was graced by 12 Beatles songs, including the
chart’s Top 5 positions, a sweep of the chart’s summit that has not been
achieved by any other artist since. The band’s meteoric rise to
unparalleled fame continued as “Beatlemania” swept the globe, a singular
and boundless cultural marvel.