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The Beatles Compact Disc EP Collection

The Beatles Compact Disc EP Collection

BY THE BEATLES

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4.86 / 5 based on 14 Reviews

Product Description

At one level, one would have to be a collector, an Anglophile, or a 1960s pop culture enthusiast to consider this 14-CD set a good deal. In the U.K, the EP ("extended play" single), which contains more tracks than an ordinary single and fewer than an album, has always been a far more popular format than it is in the U.S. During their heyday, the Beatles regularly released EPs in Great Britain, a total of 13 of them, in fact, between June 1963 and December of 1967, and they're all assembled in this box, complete with original art and sleeves in miniature. What that means, of course, is that you get a bunch of CDs, each of which only has four songs on it. That's not an easy way to enjoy the music contained herein, so on a practical level this box has its limitations. But on another level, it's an interesting way to hear and understand the way in which the group's music not only was sold, but the way in which it changed the way people bought music and listened to it. The recording history of the Beatles is usually defined by their 45-rpm singles and their 33-and-a-third-rpm LP releases, for the obvious reason that these were the dominant formats, both in England and the United States as well as the rest of the world, and were the most enduring as well. As referenced above, however, in England the group also managed to release 13 EP 45s, single-sized discs that contained four songs each, between 1963 and 1967. A byproduct of the battle between the single and LP formats, the EP was an awkward compromise, during an era in which most listeners - outside of the specialized fields of jazz fans, classical music aficionados, and stereo and hi-fi enthusiasts - tended to reserve their purchasing of LPs to special occasions, such as Christmas or as birthday presents. That went triple for teenagers - only Elvis Presley's LPs sold especially well among early rock & rollers - and was even more true in England, where, in an economy that remained stunted by World War II for decade

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Brittany D.
River Edge, NJ
261 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 2
All Beatles box sets and classic hits albums are amazing to me. I love the Beatles and I always will. They were so brilliant with their music. I wish I was alive during their era because I would do anything to see them live.
Alexandria W.
2025 42nd street Columbus, GA
30 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 1
I'm a huge Beatles fan and have been wanting a cd of their collective works since the first time I heard Rocky Raccoon. This a great set if you can't get enough of the Beatles and want almost all of it in one place
Sarah P.
San Antonio , TX
174 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 2
Everyone in my family loves the Beatles. The music sounds so amazing on this. Wonderful songs to share with your family!
Claudia H.
Lakewood, CA
127 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 3
Best ever!!! The sound is exceptional and it's totally worth the price. Love the Beatles. Even my kids like the cds.
Vickie R.
Carnesville, GA
19 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 1
The greatest band
Of
All time! I've always loved them! I truly need this collection and will be checking it out!!!
Darceigh S.
219 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 2
I absolutely adore this! The sound quality is amazing. It sounds like The Beatles are singing just for you.
Erin N.
106 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 2
The sound quality is nothing below exceptional! If I close my eyes I'd think they were in my car with me!
Maria Q.
Miami, FL
453 reviews
Amo esta coleccion y recomiendo al 1000% me gusta mucho es muy clasica me fascina siempre la escucho
Catherine K.
160 reviews
My dad LOVED this when I gave it to him for his birthday!!! It has so many memorable, classic songs.
IVE LOVED THE BEATLES MY WHOLE LIFE ABD THIS HONESTLY LOOKS LIKE THE COOLEST THING I NEEDEEEEEDIT
Steph R.
New Haven, MI
181 reviews
Is this some type of box set?

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