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13 ALBUMS MASTERED FOR iTUNES
CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF GLOBE-
SWEEPING "BEATLEMANIA" WITH 13
ALBUMS MASTERED FOR iTUNES
The Beatles' U.S. albums collection and collection titles available now for
global digital pre-order exclusively on iTunes
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first U.S. visit and the band's history-making
debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show," The U.S. Albums, a new 13-album collection spanning 1964's
Meet The Beatles! to 1970's Hey Jude, will be released January 21 by Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol.
The Mastered for iTunes LP collection, including 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, are available now for digital pre-order exclusively on
All of the Mastered for iTunes albums (with the exception of The Beatles' Story, an audio
documentary album) are also available now for individual pre-order on iTunes.
THE U.S. ALBUMS RELEASE
The Beatles' U.S. albums differed from the band's U.K. albums in a variety of ways,
different track lists, song mixes, album titles, and art. The albums are presented in
stereo, with the exception of The Beatles' Story and Hey Jude, which are in stereo only.
All of the
albums, including the U.S. versions of A Hard Day's Night (Original Motion Picture
Help! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Rubber Soul, and Revolver, make their
with these iTunes releases.
On February 7, 1964, The Beatles arrived at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, greeted by
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, 74 million viewers in the U.S. and millions more in
tuned in to CBS to watch The Beatles make their American television debut on "The Ed
In this cultural watershed moment in American history and one of the world's
events of all time, The Beatles performed five songs on the live broadcast. "Beatlemania," already in
full, feverish bloom in The Beatles' native U.K., was unleashed with blissful fervor across
and around the world. The British Invasion had begun.
Read more about the release,
You can also pre-order the U.S. albums, U.S. box sets and exclusive bundles from the
official Beatles stores:
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