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Ranking The Beatles US albums
15 January 2019
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I don't lose sleep over the Capital albums but it does bother me from an artistic standpoint that the albums were "butchered" but it is what it is. 

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I don't lose sleep over the Capital albums but it does bother me from an artistic standpoint that the albums were "butchered" but it is what it is. 

  

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LITERALLY

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50yearslate said

Elementary Penguin said

I don't lose sleep over the Capital albums but it does bother me from an artistic standpoint that the albums were "butchered" but it is what it is. 

  

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LITERALLY

(they all look so uncomfortable a-hard-days-night-ringo-6)

  

This is why I used the word "butchered" 

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I get why Capitol put the singles on the 1st 2 albums as they were trying to promote them in the USA, and why not have great songs like "She Loves You " & "I Want To Hold Your Hand " on them.  But they did butcher some of them by doing so.

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The most important thing is that these albums were successful in America. 

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Very true.

Although I'm sure the UK albums would have been just as successful, if not more so...

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50yearslate said

Elementary Penguin said

I don't lose sleep over the Capital albums but it does bother me from an artistic standpoint that the albums were "butchered"

LITERALLY

(they all look so uncomfortable a-hard-days-night-ringo-6)

  

I thought John and George looked enthusiastic! Plus Paul kinda overdoing it, characteristically 

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!"
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Well, sure, they're all smiling, but if you look at their eyes you can see that they're freaked out. Particularly Ringo.

Edit: they look even more creeped out in the outtakes from the session. George looks like he would rather be anywhere else. 

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Didn't they approve of this photo session because of how they felt about the Capital versions of their albums? 

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No, that's actually a legend. Neither they nor Whitaker knew that one photo was destined for a Capitol album cover.

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In the Anthology they say that thought it was really disturbing, George and Ringo in particular.

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I must have been buying into the legend then because I was sure that they were in on it. 

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I wonder whose idea it was...

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Elementary Penguin said
The most important thing is that these albums were successful in America.   

That they were. I just feel sorry for the Capitol record buyers that:

a) Had to buy 18 studio albums vs. the 12 UK studio LPs a-hard-days-night-paul-11

b) Had to put up with that horrible Dexterized dual (fake) stereo sound during the Beatlemania era. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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c) Also missed out on the gorgeous album art, particularly of BFS. Most of those Capitol album covers, especially Second Album and VI, are stunningly unimaginative; and the font utilized on the former (probably done by a four-year-old Dave Dexter III with his first pair of scissors) actually makes me angry!

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Whatcha talkin' about? Look how... um... exciting these are!

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um... yay... 10/10...

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I'll give you that, the US covers suck. Hell, even Magical Mystery Tour 's cover is better in the UK.

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Dark Overlord said
I'll give you that, the US covers suck. Hell, even Magical Mystery Tour 's cover is better in the UK.

  

Not to mention the nice Glossy UK covers, like Rubber Soul vs it's US counterpart. mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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