Review of The Beatles – The U.S. Albums Box Set (Capitol / Universal Music Canada)

BeatlesTo commemorate the 50th anniversary of their having landed on North American shores, a new look at the storied history of the legendary Beatles comes courtesy of The U.S. Albums box set. Although the box offers nothing new in the way of music per se, it does offer a unique insight into how The Beatles’ American record label packaged and sold their music from 1964 through 1966’s Revolver. And though those details may not be worth a second thought to the casual fan, obsessive Beatle-maniacs (of which there are many) will revel in the opportunity to hear these classic songs in a completely different context.