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On February 7, 1964, The Beatles arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, greeted by scores of screaming, swooning fans who rushed the gate to catch a glimpse of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as they took their first steps on American soil. Two nights later, on Sunday, February 9, 73 million viewers in the U.S. and millions more in Canada tuned in to CBS to watch The Beatles make their American television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. In what remains one of the world’s top-viewed television events of all time, The Beatles performed five songs on the live broadcast and ‘Beatlemania,’ already in full, feverish bloom in The Beatles’ native U.K., was unleashed with blissful fervor across America and around the world. The British Invasion had begun.
The new 13 CD box set THE U.S. ALBUMS commemorates the 50th anniversary of these history-making events, spanning 1964’s MEET THE BEATLES! to 1970’s HEY JUDE. 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.
The box set includes the following discs and titles:
All, I repeat all, these U.S. versions of the Beatles work, should be confined to the dustbin of history. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Irishcan
Essential for North American fans and fun to have for the rest of the worldPublished 10 months ago by Philip J. Mulliner
All the amazing and exclusive american albums on a perfect package. Let's hope we have it wordwide!Published 11 months ago by Ricardo Pugialli
I was one of those that initially made the decision NOT to purchase this box set. My objections were based on the fact that they are not true representations of the original... Read morePublished 13 months ago by J. Mcconaughey
Having the mono/stereo experience combined is a unique opportunity. The set is a wonderful collection that is well packaged and offers superior sound quality.Published 16 months ago by Fatima Bahloul
Beautiful packaging, just wonderful to see all these covers again. Sound quality is lovely, already listened to Yesterday and Today 4 or 5 times. Read morePublished 16 months ago by grant evanoff