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Parlophone or Capitol; which sounds better?
9 January 2014
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Billy Rhythm
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Parlophone, without a doubt.  The Parlophone releases mirror exactly how George Martin & The Beatles intended them to sound, the Capitol releases were "Americanized" by unnecessary layers of reverb/echo.  Americans got a very different 'Revolver' album, as Capitol held back three John Lennon songs in 'And Your Bird Can Sing', 'Dr. Robert', & 'I'm Only Sleeping' for the 'Yesterday & Today' compilation, imagine 'Sgt. Pepper' having three less Paul McCartney tunes on it...:-)

9 January 2014
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Ron Nasty
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There's an even more simple reason why the 1987 releases were based on the UK catalogue. The Beatles/Apple had gained control of how their recordings could be released, and they were never in a million years go with the Capitol over the albums as they put them together. Had EMI/Capitol still controlled what could be released, I am sure the Capitol would have seen release much sooner, and we'd have At the Hollywood Bowl. The reason they weren't, and we haven't, is because Apple has to yes.

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9 January 2014
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derek
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All 3 of those "Revolver" songs were John's. Which left John with only 2 songs on the U.S. Revolver...while George had 3. Not your typical Beatle album where George would have more songs than John. I've always wonderd if that was an "accident"

it also seemed to me that Paul could've "sacrificed" a song, since he had 5. heck, i wouldve swapped "Here, There & Everywhere" for "I'm Only Sleeping"

9 January 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo
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I don't have that many Parlophone ones, as my dad grew up in America, but I have an import of With The Beatles (which my dad bought for $5!) and it sounds FANTASTIC, the Capitol ones I have don't sound nearly as good.

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