26 January 2017
The US Revolver has 3 less John songs. Never a good recipe.
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20 August 2013
William Shears Campbell said
It's not really more Paul as much it's as less John, which gives the illusion of there being more Paul. It's funny because George actually has more than John on that album.
marrier??? Freudian slip on my part??? I was aiming for merrier.
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28 March 2014
Ron Nasty said
I can understand the attachment that those who grew up with the Capitol albums have for them. However, to me, the suggestion that the Capitol albums, created by people who often had no direct contact with the group, and saw albums created outside of their artistic control, represent The Beatles as a group than the Parlophone releases, over which they had full say on what songs made up the album as they saw it, is to disrespect their artistic vision.
It also says something about the American Capitalist system of the time.
I couldn't have said it any better.......................
9 March 2017
I thought i'd revisit this topic since the last time i talked about it, i hadn't actually listened to their US albums.
1. Please Please Me vs The Early Beatles vs Introducing The Beatles
I prefer Please Please Me . The 2 US albums bring nothing new to the table and seem like corporate hackjobs.
2. With The Beatles vs Meet The Beatles
I prefer Meet The Beatles. I think IWTTYH is a far better opener than It Won't Be Long and MTB features 11 original songs and 1 cover as opposed to WTB's 8 original songs and 6 covers, making it sound more like a Beatles album. WTB sounds like just another Beatles album whereas MTB sounds like a proper introduction.
I prefer the UK A Hard Day's Night . Although i'm not a big fan of the first 2 tracks on the UK version, i feel the album perfectly showcases Beatlemania in ways the US albums can't, although 1 plus to the Soundtrack is that the 4 GMO songs are nice to hear.
4. Beatles For Sale vs Beatles '65
I prefer Beatles '65. Beatles For Sale starts to go downhill after Mr. Moonlight but instead of getting those mediocre tracks, on Beatles '65 we get 2 tracks from side 2, as well as I'll Be Back (which fits much better here than on AHDN ) and the I Feel Fine single. I also really like the Duophonic mix of said single since it gives it a nice pseudo-live feel that we don't get with the UK mix.
I prefer the UK Help !. As with our previous UK release, side 2 of Help ! is pretty mediocre. While the US version avoids those songs, it screws up by having it's score interspersed in-between the songs. Unfortunately, unlike the score to AHDN and Yellow Submarine , this score sucks. I'll take those 7 filler tracks over those instrumentals anyday.
I prefer the UK Rubber Soul . Both versions are nice listens but the US version cuts out 4 songs and replaces them with 2 filler songs from the UK version of Help !. Both albums have a nice flow but i really miss those 4 songs (especially Nowhere Man ) when i listen to the US version.
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