The Beatles' “The U.S. Albums,” the 13-album boxed set with CDs of the U.S. releases from 1964’s “Meet The Beatles!” to 1970’s “Hey Jude,” is now available for pre-order globally on iTunes, Capitol Records announced in a press release Jan. 6.
The boxed set will be released Jan. 21 by Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol. The Beatles’ U.S. albums had different track lists, song mixes, album titles and art and the “Mastered for iTunes” LP collection includes 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.The albums include the tracks in both mono and stereo, except for “The Beatles' Story” and “Hey Jude,” which are stereo only.
Most of the individual albums from the set – “Meet the Beatles,” “The Beatles Second Album,” “Something New,” “Beatles '65,” “The Early Beatles,” “Beatles VI,” “A Hard Day's Night,” “Help!”, “Yesterday and Today,” “Rubber Soul,” “Revolver” and “Hey Jude” – are also available now for individual pre-order on iTunes. Only “The Beatles' Story” is not being sold individually. And the Beatles U.S. web store is also offering lithograph sets of the U.S. albums.
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