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American albums worth acquiring? (Discounting MMT)
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28 April 2013
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TwoAfter908
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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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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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Tea and Sympathy
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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.

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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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Von Bontee
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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...

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