We, U.S. baby boomers, in both a cultural and factual/literal sense, were weaned on the Beatles. As a result, I think it is fair to defend these new releases for their esteemed value from a cultural 'memory box' meaning and magnitude. The opportunity to buy these U.S. 'Capitol' LPs, finally released in CD format from UMG, is a thrill beyond words. I think you really did have to be there to completely get it.
I empathize with some reviewers, who find fault with the UMG release of, "Help!" and other U.S. releases, in general, because the argument seems to come down to whether or not you were alive during the 60s. It is not a fault that some reviewers were not born when the Beatles were a collective group of active songwriters/performers. I believe some of the reviews are anchored in missing the immediate experience many of us were fortunate to enjoy during this cultural phenomenon. For me, the reviews regarding the purported irrelevance of these new U.S. releases suggests a personal failing to connect with the original Capitol albums because of this. It is not a simple matter of right or wrong, per se.
The Beatles were a way of life for almost every American kid and adult, alike. An entire generation was influenced by this group on a daily basis. You started breakfast with the Beatles and it went on from there until you fell asleep to their albums at bedtime. Listening to the Beatles in 2014 is different than living and breathing them back in the day when they were a daily topic. No disrespect intended, but the Beatles popularity rose to unprecedented popularity in the 60s, not now in 2014. This resurgence of these new UMG releases happily thrusts the Beatles back into their 60's superpower status, when the whole of their LPs exceeded the sum of their parts. These LPs are to be revered for the enormous impact they had on U.S pop culture.
It is not my intention to offend some reviewers and readers writing this, but sometimes I find it onerous to try to explain the significance of these 2014 U.S. releases to a record-buying individual, who really did not experience the magic firsthand. I am not suggesting the Beatles are irrelevant today - quite the contrary; however, reading some reviews that criticize the U.S. LPs, because they are missing a few sides, makes me chuckle a bit. These reviews center on an issue of unfamiliarity in encountering the event as it happened; as opposed to listening from a distant perspective now, fifty years later.
Regarding the U.S. Help! reissue, it is a pleasure to have a tangible memory I can hold in my hands and play at home or in the car. Aside from the gatefold jackets, which is an unique treat, and other matters regarding new or old mixes, stereo vs. mono, instrumental track segues, etc., I am pleased to once again own the LP I had when I was not yet a teen back in 1965. I think many of the five-star reviews are influenced by either purists' of first-generation Beatles fans' personal experiences, driven by the Beatles' magic that is analogous of the 60s, which was nothing, whatsoever, like the 2010s.
No one review with respect to content or origin is right or wrong here - it simply boils down to experience, not really even taste. We all know these albums are great. It's just a memory thing that conjures up the excitement of it all. If you were not there, then I can appreciate why these U.S. gems might be personally unappealing to you. These LP CDs represent, a sort of, 'time machine,' transporting us back to a time of musical exhileration and pleasure, rarely, if ever, duplicated.