The British Invasion (Boxed Set 8 CD/DVD) 1964-1980 Various Artist Release Date: 6/2/2017
Limited eight CD + bonus DVD set. The DVD features 12 full-length performances from the world famous Ed Sullivan Show featuring the Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The British Invasion contains 122 influential British tracks in all spread over eight CDs.
Also includes a full-color, 24-page booklet chronicling this unprecedented and unparalleled period of music history. Bold new sounds and influences from overseas turned into a social and cultural phenomenon that transformed pop culture in the '60s. From 1964 to the end of the decade, American shores were invaded by British forces-designers, actors, singers and musicians-all armed with sophisticated style and accents and all of them marvelously and exotically "foreign." Dominating the airwaves were tunes from some of the greatest British rock and pop legends. Musical acts ranging from buoyant pop to harder-edged rock plus the most impressive guitar band in rock music climbed the charts and changed not only what Americans listened to, but also how we thought, dressed and lived. Time Life put together the essential music collection that celebrates this new sound that captured our hearts: The British Invasion. Includes tracks by Eric Burdon and the Animals, The Kinks, Herman's Hermits, The Who, The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Rod Stewart, The Mindbenders, Elton John, The Troggs, Marianne Faithful, The Yardbirds, Deep Purple, The Spencer Davis Group, Chad & Jeremy, Mott the Hoople, Peter & Gordon and many others.