Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Beatles mark 50 years of U.S. Beatlemania with new box set

The Beatles are marking the 50th anniversary of their U.S. invasion – aka Beatlemania – with a new 13-disc box set, “The U.S. Albums.”

The package celebrates the Beatles arrival in New York on February 7, 1964, and the February 9 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which was viewed by more than 74 million in the States (40% of the population), a record at the time and considered a watershed moment in pop culture.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of these history-making events, “The U.S. Albums” is a new collection spanning 1964’s “Meet The Beatles!” to 1970’s “Hey Jude”, on January 20 (January 21 in North America).

The set sees the debut CD issue of five Beatles U.S. albums, including “A Hard Day’s Night (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)”, “The Beatles’ Story”, “Yesterday And Today”, “Hey Jude”, and “Revolver.”

The Beatles’ U.S. albums differed from the band’s U.K. albums in a variety of ways, including different track lists, song mixes, album titles, and art.

For a limited time, all of the albums (with the exception of “The Beatles’ Story”, an audio documentary album) will also be available for individual CD purchase.

“The Beatles: The U.S. Albums” is available for pre-order via the Amazon link below.

The Beatles
“The U.S. Albums”

Release date: January 20 (January 21 in North America)

* Meet The Beatles!
* The Beatles’ Second Album
* A Hard Day’s Night (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
* Something New
* The Beatles’ Story
* Beatles ’65
* The Early Beatles
* Beatles VI
* Help! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
* Rubber Soul
* Yesterday And Today
* Revolver
* Hey Jude

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