Beatles are Back!
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 60s.
When The Beatles albums were released in England, the track listings
differed from those in America and albums that didnt 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.
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, Im 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 collectorsbooklet
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.
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
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.
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
If you have any questions, please contact your
EMM Sales Representative.