Capitol Records celebrates its 60th anniversary with the release of Capitol Records 1942-2002
. The exquisitely designed, digitally-remastered 96-track, 6-CD boxed set pays tribute to some of the defining artists of popular music history, beginning with the pre-rock 'n' roll sounds of Stan Kenton, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, and Duke Ellington. Capitol's '60s discoveries -- the Beach Boys and the Beatles -- would help shape the label for years to come. Anthologized here for the first time, the Fab Four would also spawn the solo careers of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, who all turn up individually as well. Capitol's success with rock continued in the '70s with the Band, Pink Floyd, James Taylor, and Steve Miller, and on into the '80s with Tina Turner, Duran Duran, Heart, and the Beastie Boys. Closing out the label's contributions to the century are songs from Garth Brooks, Bonnie Raitt, Radiohead, and Foo Fighters. The Special
version is packaged in a "brick" format, with a 72-page photograph booklet. Also available is a Deluxe
version, packaged in a 10x10" box, with a full-size 144-page clothbound "coffee table" collector's volume of classic artist photographs by noted photographers.