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American albums worth acquiring? (Discounting MMT)
13 April 2013
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meanmistermustard
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vonbontee said
The manufacturer of that tape probably screwed with the track listings in order to keep both sides as close in playing time as possible, in order to minimize the amount of tape required and keep costs low. Not nearly as bad as what the 8-track cartridge manufacturers had to do, mind you.

Yip. EMI did it with all of the Beatles albums on cassette in the 70's to save money on tape. I believe i have all the UK ones in a box somewhere as they would pop up in second hand shops. Not worth anything but that wasnt the point when i was buying beatle stuff.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
28 April 2013
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The American versions of "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help!" because of the unique film music on them.

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7 October 2013
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For my birthday, I got the Capitol Albums Volume 1 box set, with the first four Capitol albums- Meet the Beatles, The Beatles' Second Album, Something New, and Beatles '65. Being an American who knew only the British albums beforehand (Rubber Soul with "Drive My Car," Revolver with "Doctor Robert," etc.), it was strange and cool to hear the same songs in a different order than what I was accustomed to. Meet the Beatles largely follows With the Beatles except for the singles, and I honestly think Meet the Beatles is a better album than With the Beatles, but that's just me. I wouldn't say the same for the rest of the American releases. I can't wait to get Volume 2 to hear the American folk-rock rendition of Rubber Soul, though I'm still ticked off that Yesterday… and Today hasn't been re-released yet, butcher cover and all. And come on Capitol, release The Beatles Story!

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8 October 2013
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The Beatles Second Album has great cover art and a pure rock and roll feel throughout.  Of the exclusive US albums it's the one I end up putting on the most.

I also prefer the US version of Rubber Soul for reasons I cant fully explain.

Don't you know? It's gonna be alright. (Shoo-bee-doo-wop)
8 October 2013
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Tea and Sympathy said

The Beatles Second Album has great cover art and a pure rock and roll feel throughout.  Of the exclusive US albums it's the one I end up putting on the most.

I also prefer the US version of Rubber Soul for reasons I cant fully explain.

I'm not alone after all! I LOVE the Second Album, first record I ever owned. Meet The Beatles , maybe a better version of With….also gotta have Yesterday and Today just because its the only LP with Two Ringo tracks.a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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8 October 2013
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Tea and Sympathy said

The Beatles Second Album has great cover art .

Wow, I can't STAND that cover art! The juvenile way the letters of the title are all misshapen, the ugly dried-blood colour of them, the way Capitol felt the need to hard-sell "ELECTRIFYING BIG-BEAT PERFORMANCES!", those photos all artlessly crammed together – yeesh! To my eyes, the whole package just screams contempt for the teenage audience.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
8 October 2013
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Hey Von, don't forget it was 1964. Check out some other LP covers of the period….yeeecccchhhhh!!!paul-mccartney And I'm sure Capitol execs WERE contemptuous of their teenage audience! No surprise there.

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9 October 2013
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Oh, I realize it was 1964, and yeah the contempt goes without saying. And to be fair, I think pretty much all of Capitol's other Beatles cover were better. But Capitol also released Beach Boys albums during that same era with totally decent cover art. (Not to mention the downright beautiful graphics that jazz performers of the day all warranted, for comparison's sake.)

Seriously, to my eyes, most of the other Capitol albums have art that look like it was slapped together. Second Album is the only one that looks like they actually took a special effort to make as hideous as possible! But I dunno, other people's opinions may vary…

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
9 October 2013
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I'm with you Von, most of the American covers were dreadful! The British albums were creating a new language for artwork, and Capitol trashed them just as they trashed the albums! The only really exciting cover they came up with, they pulled and replaced with a fecking steamer trunk!

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9 October 2013
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I hate the internet sometimes.

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9 October 2013
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Don't hate us, Tea and Sympathy, just different horses for different courses, different folks for different strokes, etc.!

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9 October 2013
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There's no hate coming from me.  Im sure am feeling some though.

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9 October 2013
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I'm not feeling the love either, Tea. But you know what? Its gonna be alright (shoo be do wop).

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9 October 2013
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Hey now, we're all friends here! No hate that I can feel. (Except for a certain album cover!)

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9 October 2013
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vonbontee said
Hey now, we're all friends here! No hate that I can feel. (Except for a certain album cover!)

That's right. No hate on John's birthday or on any of his unbirthdays. Love is all we need.

 

Can buy Joe love! Here's the link that explains how. http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/getting-better/forum-changes/page-9/#p110183

 

9 October 2013
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Treat the US covers the same way as all the other foreign releases which were put out with shoddy album covers with little thought, I fail to see why they should be treated any other way.

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