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"These are the records that introduced The Beatles to America 40 years ago. Remastered from the original American master tapes, these were the audio mixes and sequence of songs that found their way into our homes"
——Andrew Slater, Capitol Records President
MEET THE BEATLES... AGAIN
Capitol to Release First Four U.S. Beatles Albums in a Box Set Nov. 16
Yeah, yeah, yeah and yeah.

The BeatlesThe Capitol Albums Volume 1, a box set containing the first four U.S. albums released by the label, will hit stores Nov. 16, just in time for the holidays.

The set brings together for the first time on CD the album that began it all—Meet The Beatles—and the three other Capitol albums that were released in 1964—The Beatles Second Album, Something New and Beatles '65.

Said Capitol President Andrew Slater: "These are the records that introduced The Beatles to America 40 years ago. Remastered from the original American master tapes, these were the audio mixes and sequence of songs that found their way into our homes. Of course, I sold mine in a garage sale a long time ago, so I needed them for my own collection."

Back in 1964, Capitol Records released four albums in one year from the group, and though these albums contained less tracks than those released in Britain, these were the albums that America grew up with.

"In the ’60s, American record labels often chose to reformat British records to suit the needs of the U.S. market," added Slater. "In America, singles were generally included on current albums, where in the U.K., albums and singles were most often separate releases. Higher music publishing costs in the U.S. also made it impractical to include as many songs on American albums. In addition, in the case of The Beatles, some of the recordings on the American albums were given more echo than the British versions, to 'Americanize' their sound."

Each of the re-released discs will include two versions of each song–one in stereo (or duophonic in some cases, which is merely two-channel mono with reverb)—then the selections are repeated in mono.

The Capitol Albums Volume 1 have been carefully mastered from the original masters, taken from the vaults at Capitol Records, to ensure that they sound as they did when first released.

With the release of The Beatles’ catalog on CD in 1987, releases were standardized on a worldwide basis and eventually the U.S. albums, which had last appeared on vinyl and cassette, were deleted.

Since that time there has been increasing demand for these original U.S. albums to make their CD debut which they now do as part of this specially priced and uniquely packaged four-CD boxed set.

A complete track listing is as follows:

Meet the Beatles (released Jan. 20, 1964): "I Want To Hold Your Hand," " I Saw Her Standing There," "This Boy," "It Won't Be Long," "All I've Got To Do," "All My Loving," "Don't Bother Me," "Little Child," "Till There Was You," "Hold Me Tight," " I Wanna Be Your Man," "Not A Second Time"

The Beatles Second Album (released April 10, 1964): "Roll Over Beethoven," " Thank You Girl," "You Really Got a Hold on Me," "Devil in Her Heart," "Money," "You Can't Do That." "Long Tall Sally," "I Call Your Name," "Please Mr. Postman," "I'll Get You," "She Loves You"

Something New (released July 20, 1964): "I'll Cry Instead," "Things We Said Today," "Any Time At All," "When I Get Home," "Slow Down," "Matchbox," "Tell Me Why," "And I Love Her," " I'm Happy Just To Dance With You," "If I Fell," "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (I Want To Hold Your Hand)"

Beatles '65 (released Dec. 15, 1964): "No Reply," "I'm A Loser," "Baby's in Black," "Rock and Roll Music," "I'll Follow the Sun," "Mr. Moonlight," "Honey Don't," "I'll Be Back," "She's A Woman," "I Feel Fine," "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby"

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