Early Beatles Beatles VI HELP! Rubber Soul

 

The Beatles are Back!

Beatle Brunch listeners are enjoying the new 4-CD Boxed Set that's just come out from Capitol Records called, "The Capitol Albums Vol. 2".

It is the followup to the highly successful Volume 1 from 16 months ago, featuring the U.S. versions of the popular Beatles albums

The idea is to bring this batch of 1965 releases out on CD, the way Americans heard them for the first time in the 60’s. When The Beatles albums were released in England, the track listings differed from those in America and albums that didn’t exist in the UK, were put together for American fans. Plus, Beatle fans in the UK were often treated to 14 or so new Beatle songs, while in America, fans got 10-12 tracks, and the songs were mixed in wild stereo (vocals one side, instruments on the other), tons of compression, reverb and limiting were also added by Capitol to make the songs print on American AM radio.

The albums include, “The Early Beatles”, “Beatles VI”, “Help!”, and “Rubber Soul”. Beatle fans will of course get something new (pun intended). The songs will be presented in both mono and their wild stereo versions, remastered in 24-bit from the original U.S. master tapes, and 14 of the tracks will appear in stereo on CD for the first time, including “Twist and Shout”, which really punches through on the original Capitol album.

One of the highlights of the release will be the “Help!” album on CD. This one will include the instrumentals from the film as heard on the U.S. release in 1965. Some of the instrumentals featured Indian music which was very influential to an aspiring student of the sitar, George Harrison. But the most fun comes from the title track, ‘Help!”, which has been restored with its original 17-second James Bond intro, as heard in the film.

For “Rubber Soul”, fans might remember the two false starts on guitar that begin the song, “I’m Looking Through You”, these false starts return in this original mix, plus, you will get the original mix, with vocals on one side and instruments on the other, unlike the EMI CD release from ’86-87, which were remixed by George Martin prior to CD release and featured a more balanced vocal mix.

The set will also come with a 56-page collector’sbooklet featuring rare photos. The text reportedly has been written by noted Beatles on Capitol author, Bruce Spizer, who has been a proponent of The Capitol Versions for many years. Each of the CDs will feature its original artwork on the cover with up to 24 tracks on each.

Listen to Beatle Brunch to hear exclusive airing of the CDs and to win your copy courtesy of Capitol Records.

 

CAPITOL OUTLINES RETURN POLICY FOR INCORRECT DISCS

Dear Customer,
It has been brought to our attention that two of the discs in the original manufacturing run of The Beatles' box set "The Capitol Albums Vol. 2" (0946 3 57497 2 4 / 0946 3 57716 2 6), namely "Rubber Soul" and "Beatles VI", contain mono recordings which were not the original mixes of the mono masters intended to be included in this historic release.

If a consumer purchases one of these box sets and is dissatisfied, Capitol/ EMI are prepared to ensure their satisfaction by implementing the following process.

 

Capitol/EMI will replace the two discs within 60 days of purchase. To obtain a replacement copy directly from EMM, the consumer should do one of the following:

1. Call 800-468-2362 and provide information on their CD purchase. They will also be asked to return the two CDs to EMM.

Or
2. Request a replacement copy by writing to:

EMI Music Distribution
Customer Fulfillment Operations
1 Capitol Way
Jacksonville, IL 62650-1095
Attn: Director of Quality Assurance

Consumer's name, address, original dated receipt and the two existing CDs in their accompanying jacket must be included.

If you have any questions, please contact your EMM Sales Representative.
Sincerely,Regional Director

 

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Here’s the Track Listing:
The Early Beatles
(released March 22, 1965)
Love Me Do
Twist and Shout
Anna (Go To Him)
Chains
Boys
Ask Me Why
Please Please Me
P.S. I Love You
Baby It’s You
A Taste of Honey
Do You Want to Know a Secret

Beatles VI
(released June 14, 1965)
Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey
Eight Days a Week
You Like Me Too Much
Bad Boy
I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party
Words of Love
What You’re Doing
Yes it Is
Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Tell Me What You See
Every Little Thing

Help!
(released Aug. 13, 1965)
Help! (w/James Bond Intro)
The Night Before
From Me to You Fantasy (instrumental)
You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away
I Need You
In the Tyrol (instrumental)
Another Girl
Another Hard Day’s Night (instrumental)
Ticket to Ride
The Bitter End/You Can’t Do That (instrumental)
You’re Going to Lose That Girl
The Chase (instrumental)

Rubber Soul
(released Dec 6, 1965)
I’ve Just Seen a Face
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
You Won’t See Me
Think For Yourself
The Word
Michelle
It’s Only Love
Girl
I’m Looking Through You (with false starts)
In My Life
Wait
Run For Your Life

 

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