The Beatles The U.S. Albums

This month Americans have taken a lot of time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the US and their debut appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. During the initial years, as many know, the band released U.S. versions of its albums that differed from the UK releases in title, track listing, and production (this changed once Sgt. Pepper came out). Capitol has remastered and packaged all of these albums in a new CD box set. It runs around $173 on Amazon, and we have a copy to give one of you in our latest sweepstakes.

In addition to a 65-page booklet the 13-disc collection includes the following albums:

  • Meet The Beatles!
  • The Beatles’ Second Album
  • A Hard Day’s Night (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Something New
  • The Beatles’ Story
  • Beatles ’65
  • The Early Beatles
  • Beatles VI
  • Help! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Rubber Soul
  • Yesterday And Today
  • Revolver
  • Hey Jude

To enter the sweeps, you need be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook and comment below with your favorite Beatles song via Facebook Connect login (do not use your ’Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to check if you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends). Sorry, U.S. residents only. Winner will be chosen randomly. Sweepstakes ends on 3/4 at 6 PM EST. Good luck!

After you enter, check out our ranking of the Beatles’ UK albums here.

Comments (522)
  1. She Said She Said

  2. Mr. Moonlight

  3. “Dear Prudence”

  4. I Dig A Pony

  5. “Eleanor Rigby.”

  6. I’ve Just Seen A Face

  7. In My Life

  8. Tomorrow Never Knows

  9. A Day in the Life

  10. You Won’t See Me

  11. “Tomorrow Never Knows”

  12. Tomorrow Never Knows

  13. “Tomorrow Never Knows”

  14. “Rocky Raccoon”

  15. “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”

  16. Dear Prudence

  17. I’m Only Sleeping

  18. “In My Life”. None better. Ever.

  19. “I’m Only Sleeping”

  20. “Rain”

  21. I’m Only Sleeping :)

  22. Bluejay Way

  23. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

  24. I guess “Twist and Shout” doesn’t count (hey that rhymed) so I’ll go with “A Day in the Life”

  25. A Day in the Life

  26. A Day In the Life

  27. Dear Prudence

  28. “A Day in the Life”

  29. “Got to Get You Into My Life”

  30. A Day in the Life

  31. Hello Goodbye

  32. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer

  33. Revolution No. 9

  34. Things We Said Today

  35. Favorite Beatles tune? Impossible choice. Top of my head though…gotta be “Nowhere Man.”

  36. “Strawberry Fields Forever”

  37. Here Comes the Sun (and really all of side two of Abbey Road)

  38. Tomorrow Never Knows

  39. Norwegian Wood

  40. Lucy in the sky

  41. A Day in the Life

  42. You Never Give Me Your Money

  43. In My Life

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