The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 is a box set compilation comprising The Beatles' 1964 American Capitol Records releases. The set, which features the 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 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 | edit source]
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.
|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 | edit source]
In the weeks prior to the release of the box set, a promotional disc entitled Sampler was circulated. It included eight tracks, with a stereo (tracks 1–8) and mono (tracks 9–16) version of each.
All songs by Lennon/McCartney, except where noted.
- "All My Loving"
- "I Wanna Be Your Man"
- "I Call Your Name"
- "Roll Over Beethoven" (Chuck Berry)
- "Things We Said Today"
- "If I Fell"
- "She's a Woman"
- "I'm a Loser"
Release details[edit | edit source]
The Compact Disc box set was released in various countries in November 2004.
|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|