Capitol Albums Volume 1, Are you going to buy it?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Michael, Oct 12, 2004.

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  1. Ed Hughes

    Ed Hughes Forum Resident

    Without a doubt,these are the albums I grew up with.I really do hope they are done well :sigh:
  2. Nad 214

    Nad 214 Forum Resident

    A great BIG fat NO I have the Uk vinyl who needs anything else. Also have all mint US Lp's so I think it stupid to release this.
    Just my opinion.

  3. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    This would be the same as mine. It's very likely I'll get them, but not a definite "yes". I want to find out if there's a point first, ie improved audio. If they sound good - gimme! If they're no better - or even WORSE - than the equivalent current CDs, then I pass...
  4. ubsman

    ubsman Active Member

    If I was Capitol I'd put it out first, on time, and sue/counter-sue later if need be.
  5. Adam9

    Adam9 Senior Member

    Toronto, Canada
    I'm sorry, I can't get excited about the North American versions of the albums with echo and fake stereo in many cases. If I'm going to spend more of my hard-earned cash on the Beatles, I'll buy UK or German (love to get a Die Beatles) vinyl.
  6. daveman

    daveman Forum All Star

    Not planning on it. I've heard them all on *ahem* imports and they just sit on a shelf. Even if the sound quality is reportedly "out of this world" good, why do I need it? All the regular songs I can get in better quality elsewhere, and weird instrumentals only need to be heard once to be appreciated. I also have no nostalgic factor.

    Besides, I'm too busy blowing all my money on UK vinyl!
  7. Driver 8

    Driver 8 Forum Resident

    No, I will not support this sad effort to separate Beatles' fans from their cash for the millionth time. I don't understand how anyone can feel nostalgia for butchered versions of the original fourteen track albums that the Beatles worked so hard on. What's next, a collector's reissue of Revolver minus the three John Lennon songs hacked off so Capitol could fill up Yesterday and Today?
  8. daveman

    daveman Forum All Star

    Some people are acting like this is some huge mass-conspiracy to steal our money. Are they out to make money? Of course! Why should this suprise anyone? It's just business, that's all. But I bet UK hybrid SACD's wouldn't be a mass conspiracy to take our money on albums that have been previously released many times, including on CD, would it now? No, that would be out of the goodness of their hearts :rolleyes:
  9. Mike Dow

    Mike Dow I kind of like the music

    Bangor, Maine
    Oh yeah, Oh yeah, Oh yeah, Oh yeah
  10. Michael

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

    ...maybe definetly? ;) :D for those who don't understand...:laugh:
  11. John Simpson

    John Simpson Forum Resident

    St Albans, England
    Ok so America gets to hear the albums as they first heard them.
    In the UK it might be time to start a campaign to hear them as we first heard them in the UK.
    ie all in mono through to White Album (& inc Collection of Oldies).

    Now I would buy that, but I doubt I'll ever get the chance. In the meantime I won't be buying the US set as it's not what the Beatles intended , nor does it form any part of my "growing up with the Beatles".

    Hope you enjoy, lets start campaigning for a UK box!

  12. grx8

    grx8 Forum Resident

    Santiago, Chile
    Good one...
    I´m probably going to wait for the reviews, but Im quite sure I´ll buy them anyway. I bought "1" and LIB
  13. Bruce

    Bruce Forum Resident

    Depends on the sound quality
  14. ACK!

    ACK! Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    You would severely disappoint me if you did not buy this...or any reissue, for that matter. :D
  15. dpannell

    dpannell New Member

    Atoka, TN
    Yep! I'm always in search of one more copy of Meet the Beatles on cd :cheers:
  16. maccascruff

    maccascruff New Member

    I grew up with these LPs and I want to hear them on CD, so, yes, I am buying and with Dave's discount!
  17. Joe Koz

    Joe Koz Prodigal Bone Brother™ In Memoriam

    Yes, Yes, Yes...did I say Yes???
  18. dbryant

    dbryant Active Member

    Cambridge MA
    NO...but I'd like to read the booklet. ;)
  19. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

    Deep Maryland

    A carefully restored catalog mutilation the artists themselves disowned? Pass. There's about 300 discs from Ace UK and Fantasy I'd like to buy before this one, which I know would be a listen-once-and-file-it experience.
  20. Doug Sclar

    Doug Sclar Forum Legend

    The OC

    Of course I have these on Capitol and Apple vinyl, various non regular cd's, and they were the way I first heard the songs. Like most of us, I've grown to appreciate the British lp's and even back in the 60's my friend turned me on to the British Abbey Road with the different ending of "I Want You She's So Heavy". I wasn't as concerned about sound quality then as I was with the different version available on the imports. It wasn't until the mid 70's that I first heard the Parlaphone versions of the early Beatle records.

    But I will certainly buy anything they ever put out. They are a major portion of who I am. I mean, my lifelong passion, hobby and career all have roots with the Beatles. Like others have said, I consider this paying homage or dues and I feel morally compelled to do it. It also justifies to me the fact that I own some unauthorized recordings of their music. I only own these because there is no other way to get this material. I'd pay any amount required to whoever needs it to get a proper license for owning these recordings. I don't consider myself a pirate or bootleger for seeking these things out.

    Even if this is the Dexter versions, I'd love to hear them as good as possible. I mean lets hear what the man heard when he remastered them that way. And if they are not, well that's even better. I mean, all I have to lose is about the price of a nice dinner out.

    I wonder if Costco will carry them, and if so, how long will it take them to get them. Their prices are usually pretty good on these items. I don't really care much about the packaging. Sure I'd like it to be nice, but I'd buy them the same if it was plain packaging. Sell the book separately if you want, and make it large enough that people old enough to remember these can actually read them without magnifying lenses.
  21. ManFromCouv

    ManFromCouv Employee #3541

    I don't know yet. I'm going to read the reviews from you folks and wait for you to tell me what I should do. And anyone caught lying to me will be dealt with severely. :mad:
  22. topaz525

    topaz525 New Member

    New Jersey
    YES!!!! I just hope it comes out on vinyl too. :)
    Steve B. aka topaz525
  23. Pug

    Pug Elitist Snob

    Near Music Direct
    Peter Mew did not do these. They are being done at Sterling by Ted Jensen (IIRC).
  24. jeendicott

    jeendicott Forum Resident

    Depending on the reported sound and prices offered by Costco, Best Buy, etc., I may bite, due to my completist streak. But my initial reaction is that I'd just be rewarding the wrong behavior and asking for more of the same from EMI.
  25. Lownotes

    Lownotes Forum Resident

    Denver, CO
    Of course.
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