I didn't buy the Beatles 1987 compact discs upon release. I've been buying compact discs since 85/86 but didn't get the Beatles, upon release, for whatever reason. I'm thinking about picking up a couple of the 1987 issues to compare with the 2009 remasters. It has me questioning how the 1987 Beatles compact discs were packaged for sale in the United States. I DO NOT recall longbox issues of the Beatles compact discs in my local record store/s. The first time I specifically remember seeing longboxes of Beatles compact discs was in Costco in the late 90's or early 2000's. Yet, I see longboxes with "made in germany" stickers on the back which lead me to believe there were early (first?) pressings packaged and distributed in longboxes. So my questions are... Were all released 1987 Beatles titles distributed in longboxes in the USA? Were all the first issues made in Germany? Did this include the numbered "White" cd set? Was "White" originally in a fat double case or two single cases in a longbox? Thanks in Advance for the answers!