The U.S. Albums [CD]

  • Artist: The Beatles
  • SKU: 3374038
  • Release Date: 01/21/2014
$169.99
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beatles US Albums

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    bferr
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    There are many people who were disappointed that this box set reuses tracks from the 2009 UK editions and is therefore not true to the original, vintage sound of the US albums. But the sound on those original US LPs was altered at times without creative input and oversight by the artists. With this new box set, the Beatles acknowledge the existence of the US albums, and are finally set the record straight with regards to their sound quality. And they're fun listens, too. I especially like hearing tracks that were relegated to the Past Masters compilation in the UK set, presented here in a different context alongside album tracks. The one-two punch of "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There" on the first US album, Meet The Beatles, must have been a great way to kick-off Beatlemania in the States! As for the discs themselves, most have mono and stereo mixes on the same disc, which is a great idea-- the best of both worlds. (The only knock I have is that the music is presented a bit louder on the disc than necessary.) And the packaging is superb, too-- faithful recreations of the original '60s LPs, down to the inner disc sleeve advertising other Capitol albums and artists. All in all, a wonderful piece of nostalgia and a fascinating second take on Beatlemania that no fan should be without!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

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    CharlesHawtrey
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    You're never going to please all of the people all of the time, but this set goes a long way to pleasing as many potential consumers as possible. Those simply wishing to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of The Beatles' arrival in the US get a great-looking package with the music, cover designs, label designs, and even inner sleeves to take them back to that time period, whether they were there or not; the casual (i.e., non-obsessive) fan gets almost every 1962-1966 recording, in both mono and stereo, at a very competitive price (plus Hey Jude); while the obsessive among us (they know who they are) get most - though unfortunately not all - of the unique mixes the US albums contained, plus all the other stuff. I'm delighted it exists at all. It's a compromise but, really, it has to be.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Beatles U.S. Albums

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    rockband2
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    The U.S. Albums contains the 2009 remasters not the American sound version which fans were hoping for. When Capitol/Apple released the Capitol Album Volume 1 in 2004 and the Capitol Album Volume 2 in 2006 it has the American sound version. When The Beatles Stereo Box Set and The Beatles in Mono were released on 09/09/09, it sounded much better, bigger, louder, and clearer than the Capitol Album Volume 1 and 2. Despite the criticism for not having the Beatles U.S. Albums to be like the American sound version back then, I rather have it sound like the 2009 remasters. Next to the Beatles Stereo and Mono box set, this is a must have collection box set for Beatles fans of all ages.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for any fan of great music

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    gringocraig
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    Every "disc" comes with a replica of the original LP artwork as well as a record sleeve that looks identical to the original from the sixties. As an owner of many vinyl albums of the Beatles, I was pleased to see that the original "butcher cover" was included with the cover up sticker also. The stereo version of Rubber Soul includes the production error never before heard on CD. It includes an exclusive interview disc called The Beatles Story and a neat picture book about the band. A must buy for any Beatles fan. Each disc is presented in mono then the entire album is presented in stereo. (An 11 song LP becomes a 22 song CD.)

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The American versions just like you remember

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    StereoSteve55
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    No use commenting on the music, that's been done before. How do they sound? Pretty darn good! However for the hardcore collector...the source material is confusingly varied. Some are from the old Duophonic masters while others are from the recent UK remasters. And limited notes on which are which. Have to head to the internet to get the source material clearly identified. However it is great to see the CDs contain BOTH the stereo and mono versions where one had to purchase two separate box sets for the UK versions. And the plastic outer and inner liner sleeves are a true bonus! Great to have the original album cover art too.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    CDs look just like mini-LP-records!!

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    Becky
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    As a Beatles' core fan who hasn't even born 50 years ago, this CD box set is just amazing!! I love the songs of course but 2 versions of the sounds as well. I love even more with all the artworks come within the box; the replica of cover designs, label designs, inner sleeves, special booklet... All of the CDs look just like mini-LP-records!! This box set became a truly great addition to my Beatles' collection!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Beatles...'nuff said

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    Tommy1972
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    This is a great collection of the U.S. releases of the Fab Four. Yes, you may have all these songs in your other collections, but these are the albums that I remember when I bought them as a kid. For collectors, like me, it is a must have. For those younger than I, it might be nice to have the U.S. versions and experience Beatlemania the way Americans did 50 years ago.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good easy listening

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    Memorable
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    For Beatles fans it is a pretty complete collection of their music! Brings back lots of memories as you listen to these great songs from the 60's and 70's. The packaging is good Nice storage box with each CD having its own cardboard holder. Also contains a booklet with great information on the history of each album which does include some pictures! Nice set overall!

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