28 February 2020
Dave Dexter should’ve been drawn and quartered for what he did to this to these American albums. Soundwise ’65 is generally unlistenable. There’s enough echo (mono and stereo) to put your ears in stasis. Couple that with the duophonic messes that he made of I Feel Fine and She’s A Woman and he takes what is a great playlist and Fubars it all the hell. Listen to the US Albums versions and except for some unnecessary echo added to the Mono the true beauty of the albums shine through.
Unlike the situation with Meet the Beatles and the Second Album, Dexter did take a little care in splitting the originals from the Beatles For Sale album evenly. Some might even prefer those on Beatles VI. However, I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party was the the weakest Beatle original to that point. Couple that with the dogs brought in from the future Help album and the addition of Yes It Is (the worst Beatle B side in nearly two years) and even the Larry Williams covers can’t save the day. This is easily the worst of the U.S. Albums, even without the traditional Capitol echofest.
The long and short of it is give me Beatles For Sale anyday
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I’ve moved the above post over from its own thread and deleted vonbontee’s reply pointing to here to have a cleaner more free-flowing discussion (much thanks to @vonbontee for his input).
I bought ‘Beatles VI’ for around £19 towards the end of the ’90s and for me, at the time it was a fortune. I remember looking at it for weeks in the store in awe and being so thrilled to have finally bought it. I loved the album and played it often. I still have it along with a number of US Beatles albums.
‘BFS’ is the superior album but I have a lot of fondness for ‘VI’. ”65′ always seemed pointless to me as it sticks so closely to ‘BFS’.
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