The Capitol Albums, Volume 1

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The Capitol Albums, Volume 1
Box set by The Beatles
Released 15 November 2004
Recorded 1963–1964, EMI Studios, London and Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris
Genre Rock, rock and roll
Length 215:56
Label Apple, Capitol
Producer George Martin
The Beatles chronology
Let It Be... Naked
(2003)
The Capitol Albums, Volume 1
(2004)
The Capitol Albums, Volume 2
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Blender 5/5 stars [2]
Robert Christgau 5/5 stars [3]
Pitchfork Media 6/10 stars [4]
PopMatters (favorable) [5]

The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 is a box set compilation comprising The Beatles' 1964 American Capitol Records releases. The set, which features the first official stereo versions of a number of tracks on compact disc, was released in late 2004. The CDs were mastered from submaster tapes from the Capitol Records vaults which were prepared by Capitol A&R executive Dave Dexter, Jr., who added reverb to several tracks and simulated stereo ("fake stereo") on mono tracks.

The box set debuted on the Billboard 200 album chart on 4 December 2004 at number 35 with sales of 37,303 copies. It spent 6 weeks on the chart. The box was certified with gold and platinum awards on 17 December 2004 by the RIAA.

Disc listing[edit]

Each disc in the collection contains both the stereo and mono versions of each album. See below for links to articles pertaining to each individual album.

Disc Title Catologue Number
1 Meet the Beatles! CDP 7243 8 66875 2 4
2 The Beatles' Second Album CDP 7243 8 66877 2 2
3 Something New CDP 7243 8 66876 2 3
4 Beatles '65 CDP 7243 8 66874 2 5

Promotional disc[edit]

In the weeks prior to the release of the box set, a promotional sampler disc was sent to radio stations and reviewers. It included eight tracks, with a stereo (tracks 1–8) and mono (tracks 9–16) version of each.[citation needed]

All songs by Lennon–McCartney, except where noted.

  1. "All My Loving"
  2. "I Wanna Be Your Man"
  3. "I Call Your Name"
  4. "Roll Over Beethoven" (Chuck Berry)
  5. "Things We Said Today"
  6. "If I Fell"
  7. "She's a Woman"
  8. "I'm a Loser"

Release details[edit]

The Compact Disc box set was released in various countries in November 2004.

Country Date Label Catalog
United Kingdom 15 November 2004 Apple Records, Capitol Records 8754002
France 15 November 2004 Parlophone
Germany 15 November 2004 Apple Records
Australia 15 November 2004 EMI 8753482
United States 16 November 2004 Apple Records, Capitol Records CDP 7243 8 66878 2 1
Canada 16 November 2004 Apple Records, Capitol Records
Japan 17 November 2004 Toshiba-EMI TOCP 67601-04

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 at AllMusic
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "The Beatles: "The Capitol Albums, Vol. 1"". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ Williams, Richard T. "The Beatles: The Capitol Albums, Vol. 1 < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 

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