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January 21st, 1964: a date that will live in infamy. Well, not exactly, but it was the date in which the Beatles first brought their wonderfully-melodic selves to the United States. In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of them treading on our soil, a Beatles box set will be released next month.
The box set is very appropriately going to be entitled The U.S. Albums. The set will reissue all 13 of their American albums, and will include 5 albums that have never before been available on CD. The reason that the American version is specified is simply because the American versions tend to have different track listings as well as different album art from the U.K. counterpart. The U.S. Albums will include their first album from 1964, Meet the Beatles, and go all the way up to Hey Jude from 1970. The greats that we all cherish such as Revolver, Abbey Road, A Hard Day’s Night, Help! and many more will soon be all in one place.
Personally, I am a vinyl person all the way, for many reasons, but due in large part to the incredible album art that is included. In this box set, I am very happy to say that all of the CDs will be packaged like the original vinyls, with the same art and inner sleeves. It will also include a 64 page booklet, and all of the albums except for two will come in both mono and stereo. Not to mention all of the CDs except for one will be available for individual purchase for a limited time.
Bring the British Invasion back into your home next month, just in time for a belated Christmas gift!