The Beatles US Album Box Set: “Yay” vs. “Wait a minute”

By |2013-12-17T10:26:24-08:00December 13, 2013|alternate history, Reissues|

DEVIN McKINNEY  •  Capitol Records announces today that on January 21, it will reissue the Beatles' America-only LPs in a box set. Surely, thoughts of the 50th anniversary of the band's touchdown at JFK inspired this felicitous notion. First thought: Yay, another Beatles toy! Second thought: Wait, they've done this already, haven't they, more or less? The Capitol Albums Vol. 1 was released in 2004 (40th anniversary time), Vol. 2 two years later. Both boxes covered the US-specific releases up through Rubber Soul, excepting the Hard Day's Night soundtrack (released on United Artists) and The Beatles' Story, a 2-record Capitol-cooked documentary that's a [...]