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meanmistermustard said
Examiner article comparing a few of the songs on the US Box.

Thanks mmm - it's interesting to read all the various opinions.  I think it is aimed squarely at the mass market for the 50th - plus it is impossible to please every 'fan' of the US albums - some wanted the 60s sound, some wanted more modern sound etc.

 

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Listening to The Beatles Story, and it really is as cheesy as I'd remembered.  I still take exception to the "poor British sea-port slum town" description of Liverpool. It peed me off 30 years ago and it still is now, thanks Capitol!

So far I'm otherwise made-up with the release, although I haven't reached Yesterday & Today yet. a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

A Hard Day's Night - strange one as although I think it's a welcome addition and a good representation of the movie [and the time], I can't help feel [had I been around then] a bit short changed if I'd been aware of the British release.

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Examiner article comparing the US Albums sampler with past releases.

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Oyster Black Pearl said
Having had a decent enough listen (and comparison to the Capitol Albums), I think they've done a decent job of matching the original US albums. There will always be those who will criticise the dropping of the duophonic mixes, and it appears some of the mixes they are familiar with, although as some of these only appeared on 70's issues that's a moot point? As I said previously, they've added just the right amount of level, eq and reverb - the tracks sound fantastic!

My biggest criticism is how difficult the CDs are to put back in the sleeves!!!! I'm talking a good few minutes in some cases, very frustrating, it's almost as if the sleeves were constructed around the disc and inner In the factory.

The Yesterday & Today replacement sheet for the butcher cover is a nice touch, drew a wry smile from me anyway.

Agree on sleeves as a general issue - some of them are so tight it is just crazy.  They need to look at the Dylan mono box as a better example.  The replica covers are slightly oversized compared to a CD and it all works very well.

Glad to hear you like the sound.  I have only heard the iTunes samples so far but thought they sounded pretty good as well.

 

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The US albums now have a nice, shiny, interactive official site.

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