Beatles albums boxed up for 50th anniversary of ‘American invasion’

Beatles albums boxed up for 50th anniversary of ‘American invasion’

BEATLEMANIA: The Beatles, clockwise from top center, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, pose with an American flag in a Paris photo studio prior to their first visit to the United States in January 1964. Photo: Associated Press

All 13 of the Beatles albums released in America are to boxed up to mark the 50th anniversary of the group’s first trip to the U.S.

The re-issues, which include five albums that have never been released on CD, will hit stores and online shopping sites on Jan. 21.

The U.S. Albums collection begins with 1964’s “Meet the Beatles!” and concludes with 1970’s “Hey Jude.”

The 13 CDs come with replicated album art and a 64-page booklet packed with photos.

The Fab Four brought Beatlemania to the U.S. on in 1964 when the group arrived in New York for an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

The band played its first U.S. concert at Washington, D.C.’s Washington Coliseum on Feb. 11, 1964.

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