The Beatles in America

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Capitol Records is releasing four early Beatles recordings, never before available on compact disc. The American versions of The Early Beatles, Beatles VI, Help! and Rubber Soul make up a new box set, The Capitol Albums Volume 2. All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with Beatles author Bruce Spizer about the new collection.

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The Beatles in America

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  • Artist: The Beatles
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The new box set from Capitol includes the American versions of four Beatles albums: The Early Beatles, Beatles VI, Help! and Rubber Soul. The CDs include songs never before available on compact disc.

The Beatles' Story on Capitol Records

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  • Artist: Bruce Spizer
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Author Bruce Spizer's Web site

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  • Artist: The Birth of Beatlemania
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From Feb. 2004, host Bob Boilen talks with author Bruce Spizer about the Beatles' historical first visit to America. See video of their visit and hear selections from the band's early recordings.

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  • Artist: The Lost Beatles Tapes
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Originally broadcast live on Friday, March 14th, 2003 this special edition features music from the lost Beatles tapes. These rare recordings were made during the filming of what became the film "Let it Be." They were stolen more than 30 years ago and remained missing until police recovered them in February 2003.

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