Although their United Kingdom releases were The Beatles’ core focus throughout their career, the albums, singles and EPs released in America were significant, even if the tracklisting was often quite different to how John, Paul, George and Ringo had envisaged.

The Beatles’ early releases were on the Vee-Jay, Swan and Tollie labels, before EMI’s US counterpart, Capitol, sat up and took notice. Unfortunately for The Beatles, Capitol often insisted in dropping certain tracks, reassembling running orders and constructing new releases by economic and judicious use of the songs that were coming from London.

The Capitol albums also contained a handful of alternative mixes and instrumental tracks not available anywhere else. Some of these are available on the Capitol Albums volumes, and are worth investigating for anyone interested in variations in tracklisting and packaging across The Beatles’ canon.


Introducing The Beatles
10 January 1964
Vee-Jay VJLP 1062
Introducing The Beatles album artwork – USA
Meet The Beatles!
20 January 1964
Capitol T-2047 (mono)
Capitol ST-2047 (stereo)
Meet The Beatles! album artwork – USA
The Beatles’ Second Album
10 April 1964
Capitol T-2080 (mono)
Capitol ST-2080 (stereo)
The Beatles' Second Album artwork – USA
A Hard Day’s Night
26 June 1964
United Artists UA 6366 (mono)
United Artists UAS 6366 (stereo)
A Hard Day’s Night
Tell Me Why
I’ll Cry Instead
I Should Have Known Better (orchestral instrumental)
I’m Happy Just To Dance With You
And I Love Her (orchestral instrumental)
I Should Have Known Better
If I Fell
And I Love Her
Ringo’s Theme (This Boy) (orchestral instrumental)
Can’t Buy Me Love
A Hard Day’s Night (orchestral instrumental)
A Hard Day's Night album artwork – USA
Something New
20 July 1964
Capitol T-2108 (mono)
Capitol ST-2108 (stereo)
Something New album artwork
The Beatles’ Story
23 November 1964
Capitol TBO-2222 (mono)
Capitol STBO-2222 (stereo)
On Stage With The Beatles
How Beatlemania Began
Beatlemania In Action
Man Behind The Beatles – Brian Epstein
John Lennon
Who’s A Millionaire?
Beatles Will Be Beatles
Man Behind The Music – George Martin
George Harrison
A Hard Day’s Night – Their First Movie
Paul McCartney
Sneaky Haircuts And More About Paul
The Beatles Look At Life
‘Victims’ Of Beatlemania
Beatle Medley
Ringo Starr
Liverpool And All the World!
The Beatles' Story album artwork – USA
Beatles ’65
15 December 1964
Capitol T-2228 (mono)
Capitol ST-2228 (stereo)
Beatles '65 album artwork – USA
The Early Beatles
22 March 1965
Capitol T-2309 (mono)
Capitol ST-2309 (stereo)
The Early Beatles album artwork – USA
Beatles VI
14 June 1965
Capitol T-2358 (mono)
Capitol ST-2358 (stereo)
Beatles VI album artwork – USA
13 August 1965
Capitol MAS-2386 (mono)
Capitol SMAS-2386 (stereo)
The Night Before
From Me To You Fantasy (instrumental)
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
I Need You
In The Tyrol (instrumental)
Another Girl
Another Hard Day’s Night (instrumental)
Ticket To Ride
The Bitter End/You Can’t Do That (instrumental)
You’re Going To Lose That Girl
The Chase (instrumental)
Help! album artwork – USA
Rubber Soul
6 December 1965
Capitol T-2442 (mono)
Capitol ST-2442 (stereo)
Rubber Soul album artwork – USA
Yesterday… And Today
20 June 1966
Capitol T-2553 (mono)
Capitol ST-2553 (stereo)
Yesterday And Today album artwork (butcher cover) – USA
8 August 1966
Capitol T-2576 (mono)
Capitol ST-2576 (stereo)
Revolver (US edition)
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
2 June 1967
Capitol MAS-2653 (mono)
Capitol SMAS-2653 (stereo)
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album artwork
Magical Mystery Tour
27 November 1967
Capitol MAL-2835 (mono)
Capitol SMAL-2835 (stereo)
Magical Mystery Tour album artwork
The Beatles (White Album)
25 November 1968
Apple SWBO-101
The Beatles (White Album) artwork
Yellow Submarine
13 January 1969
Apple SW-153
Yellow Submarine album artwork
Abbey Road
1 October 1969
Apple SO-383
Abbey Road album artwork
Hey Jude
26 February 1970
Apple SW-385
Hey Jude album artwork
Let It Be
18 May 1970
Apple AR-34001
Let It Be album artwork


The Beatles
23 March 1964
Vee-Jay VJEP 1-903 (mono)
The Beatles EP (Vee Jay) artwork – USA
Four By The Beatles
11 May 1964
Capitol EAP 1-2121 (mono)
Four By The Beatles EP artwork – USA
4 By The Beatles
1 February 1965
Capitol R-5365 (mono)
4 By The Beatles EP artwork – USA