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The Beatles to release new 13CD box set of their US albums

The Beatles to release new 13CD box set of their US albums

The Beatles are releasing a new 13CD collection on January 20 (January 21 in North America). “The US Albums” brings together the radically different albums the band put out in the States, from 1964’s Meet The Beatles! to 1970’s Hey Jude.

The albums are in mono and stereo, apart from The Beatles’ Story and Hey Jude, which are in stereo only. Each comes in replica artwork (including inner sleeves), accompanied by a 64-page booklet that includes a new essay by Bill Flanagan.

Twelve of the 13 CDs (the exception being The Beatles’ Story, an audio documentary album) will also be available, for a limited time, individually. A Hard Day’s Night (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), The Beatles’ Story, Yesterday And Today, Hey Jude, and the US version of Revolver are all appearing on CD for the first time.

The set, released by Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol, is timed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ US TV debut, on February 9, 1964, on The Ed Sullivan show.

The albums featured are:

Meet The Beatles!
[Capitol Records: released January 10, 1964; 11 weeks at No. 1]

The Beatles’ Second Album
[Capitol Records: released April 10, 1964; five weeks at No. 1]

A Hard Day’s Night (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
[United Artists: released June 26, 1964; 14 weeks at No. 1]

Something New
[Capitol Records: released July 20, 1964; nine weeks at No. 2]

The Beatles’ Story [stereo only]
[Capitol Records: released November 23, 1964; peaked at No. 7]

Beatles ’65
[Capitol Records: released December 15, 1964; nine weeks at No. 1]

The Early Beatles
[Capitol Records: released March 22, 1965; peaked at No. 43]

Beatles VI
[Capitol Records: released June 14, 1965; six weeks at No. 1]

Help! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
[Capitol Records: released August 13, 1965; nine weeks at No. 1]

Rubber Soul
[released December 6, 1965; six weeks at No. 1]

Yesterday And Today
[Capitol Records: released June 20, 1966; five weeks at No. 1]

Revolver
[Capitol Records: released August 8, 1966; six weeks at No. 1]

Hey Jude [stereo only]
[Apple Records: released February 26, 1970; four weeks at No. 2]

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