Beatles Capitol Albums...Actually Pretty Good??!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by batdude98, Jul 2, 2021.

  1. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    …one of the best Rock and Roll albums of its time, IMO. Capitol really got this one right.
     
  2. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

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    fixed it for you
     
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  3. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    That works!
     
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  4. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    Really wish they'd come out with an entire granny music compilation along with the Rock and Roll, Film and Love Songs compilations.

    With one track in the middle of Yoko wailing during the Get Back sessions. :D
     
  5. Re: Beatles Second Album
    I like both of you as much as anyone on this site, but I think your both nuts.
     
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  6. JosepZ

    JosepZ Digital knight of the analog masters

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    LOL!
    I think they have a point. The tracklists of both Meet The Beatles and Second Album are actually pretty solid. The Capitol Rubber Soul is great, and of course Magical Mystery Tour is Capitol's greatest triumph. Any of those records is awesome by itself, regardless of how they came to be (butchering of the original UK/European LPs/Singles/EPs catalogue).
    I will also say that one of my dad's biggest disappointments in his Beatles collecting life was finally getting the Capitol albums via import in the 70s and finding out they actually sounded like s**t!
     
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  7. Dinstun

    Dinstun Forum Resident

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    The "ungainly, fraudulent mess" can be loved, "Because if you let it, this music, arranged in this order, from the statement of purpose at the beginning to what may be the greatest rock'n'roll record they ever made at the end, will change your life."

    Quoted from this:

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  8. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Senior Member

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    Of course they are awesome, they are basically like the UK Beatles albums but generally with better sound and better track listings (other than Revolver, Help and AHDN). What's not to love?

    Also the Beatles albums that the largest # of people owned pre-CD.
     
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  9. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    LOL…all good !
     
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  10. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    For me, The Second Album is the best of both worlds; great originals combined with some of their most powerful cover versions. I also happen to think that the added reverb adds to the exciting atmosphere of the whole album. But in the end, just my opinion.
     
  11. JosepZ

    JosepZ Digital knight of the analog masters

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    I agree. My dad's disappointment had little to do with the added reverb and more with what he perceived as poor overall sound quality, lack of clarity and noisier vinyl than he was used to.
    Those albums were somewhat redeemed in his eyes by the Capitol Albums CD box sets. Ted Jensen really did an outstanding job mastering those.
     
  12. I agree 100%
     
  13. Lance LaSalle

    Lance LaSalle Prince of Swollen Sinus

    Please Please Me>The Early Beatles
    With The Beatles <Meet The Beatles
    A Hard Day's Night
    >A Hard Day's Night
    Something New :thumbsdow
    Beatles For Sale<Beatles '65
    Help!
    >Help
    Beatles VI :thumbsdow
    Rubber Soul<Rubber Soul
    Revolver
    >Revolver
    Yesterday...And Today:righton:
     
  14. maui jim

    maui jim Forum Resident

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    Great fast read. But book is more than just 2nd lp. Worth your time
     
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  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  16. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I could not agree MORE!
     
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  17. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I love the original soundtrack of HELP! including the instrumental tracks. : ) that also goes for AHDN...
     
  18. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Senior Member

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    I love the Help one, especially Bond intro and "Another HDN" - I just won't argue that it is a better track list than a pure Beatles one.
     
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  19. Other than Rubber Soul I'd say you're spot on. I say that even though my most constantly listened to RS variant of the last few months has been the Capitol Box Vol. 2 stereo
     
  20. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    indeed. ; )
     
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  21. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    I agree...its been a while since reading it but as I recall, it puts the album in time period-perspective interms of The Beatles and their surrounding culture..and it does this in a very "easy-read" style so you don't get bogged down with too much "complicated" information.
     
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  22. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    I don't think they can or should be be compared; one is a categorical "Beatle album" while the other is a "movie soundtrack" featuring The Beatles.
     
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  23. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

    :righton:
     
  24. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...


    Pretty sure this is a Fold-Down, FWIW
     
  25. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    If it ends with the harmonica (I honestly can’t remember)it’s a fold down.
     
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