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The Capitol Albums Vol. 2 Box set, Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (3 April 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Apple/Capitol/EMI
  • ASIN: B000F3A7AU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Love Me Do
  2. Twist And Shout
  3. Anna (Go To Him)
  4. Chains
  5. Boys
  6. Ask Me Why
  7. Please Please Me
  8. P.S. I Love You
  9. Baby It's You
  10. A Taste Of Honey
  11. Do You Want To Know A Secret
  12. Love Me Do
  13. Twist And Shout
  14. Anna (Go To Him)
  15. Chains
  16. Boys
  17. Ask Me Why
  18. Please Please Me
  19. P.S. I Love You
  20. Baby It's You
  21. A Taste Of Honey
  22. Do You Want To Know A Secret

Disc: 2

  1. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey
  2. Eight Days A Week
  3. You Like Me Too Much
  4. Bad Boy
  5. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
  6. Words Of Love
  7. What You're Doing
  8. Yes It Is
  9. Dizzy Miss Lizzy
  10. Tell Me What You See
  11. Every Little Thing
  12. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey
  13. Eight Days A Week
  14. You Like Me Too Much
  15. Bad Boy
  16. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
  17. Words Of Love
  18. What You're Doing
  19. Yes It Is
  20. Dizzy Miss Lizzy
  21. Tell Me What You See
  22. Every Little Thing

Disc: 3

  1. Help!
  2. The Night Before
  3. From Me To You Fantasy
  4. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
  5. I Need You
  6. In The Tyrol
  7. Another Girl
  8. Another Hard Day's Night
  9. Ticket To Ride
  10. The Bitter End/You Can't Do That
  11. You're Going To Lose That Girl
  12. The Chase
  13. Help!
  14. The Night Before
  15. From Me To You Fantasy
  16. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
  17. I Need You
  18. In The Tyrol
  19. Another Girl
  20. Another Hard Day's Night
  21. Ticket To Ride
  22. The Bitter End/You Can't Do That
  23. You're Going To Lose That Girl
  24. The Chase

Disc: 4

  1. I've Just Seen A Face
  2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
  3. You Won't See Me
  4. Think For Yourself
  5. The Word
  6. Michelle
  7. It's Only Love
  8. Girl
  9. I'm Looking Through You
  10. In My Life
  11. Wait
  12. Run For Your Life
  13. I've Just Seen A Face
  14. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
  15. You Won't See Me
  16. Think For Yourself
  17. The Word
  18. Michelle
  19. It's Only Love
  20. Girl
  21. I'm Looking Through You
  22. In My Life
  23. Wait
  24. Run For Your Life

Product Description

THE BEATLES "THE CAPITOL ALBUMS VOL. 2" includes the four albums released by Capitol Records in 1965: The Early Beatles, Beatles VI, Help! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) & the American version of Rubber Soul. All tracks have been digitally remastered and are presented in both Stereo and Mono. Many tracks appear in stereo for the very first time on CD. Special packaging includes original album cover artwork and a 60-page collector’s booklet with rare photos.

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While I agree that the UK versions are and should be the official versions, there are a few reasons why this might appeal to rabid fans. First of all, some songs are appearing for the first time on CD in stereo. Many songs are appearing for the first time on CD in the original George Martin mixes of 1965, rather than the remixes Sir George did in 1987 for the HELP! and Rubber Soul CDs. Many of the songs appear for the first time on CD in mono. And any American ex-patriots living in the UK might like to hear the albums the way they did when they were young.
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Ok we have all heard how the earlier pressings of this set had the wrong mono mixes. Want to know how to tell? Easy way is to put on track 21 off Rubber Soul. False start like the stereo version? Congrats you have the faulty first pressing, return it for the proper version. How to tell if the one you are buying is the correct version? Well here is EMI playing "What fault?" The only way to tell if you have the correct second batch set is by a weeny, weeny SK1 after the catalogue number at the bottom of the yellow sticker on the front, talk about sneeky!!

Well thats sorted, what about the cds? Well not really for the casual fan, the UK versions and best ofs will keep them happy. Buy this after all the proper UK versions of the albums and then delight in hearing them in that weird stereo of old (yes I know all about how George Martin only separated voices and instruments for balance later on the mono).

I love the old stereo versions, the bleeding of the voices onto the instrument channel, as an echo.The being able to use them for karakoe, the spaciousness that having the music spread across the left and right soundstage gives you and yes the instrumental tracks/starts of Help.

So not for the newbie, but fans will love he variety and cool sound of the Beatles like I and my friends listened to way back when I bought all the Beatle albums in Stereo.
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I was raised with the British versions of the beatles albums. They are tremendous of course. I recently bought the capitol boxes (Vol.1 and 2) and I was surprised how great the US albums were. Meet the beatles is easily as good as With the beatles, and it's nice to have the track This boy on an album. The Beatles US second album has a great and unique rock'n roll feel to it. The US Help soundtrack is funny and enjoyable, much more a soundtrack album for the better and the worse. The US version of Rubber Soul is more folky and that's good for me. The sequencing of the Early beatles US album is better than on Please please me, with Love me do and Twist and shout as starters.

My advice would be to buy the capitol Vol. 1 and 2, even if you already own the new remastered box of the UK albums. It's a fresh listen !
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Buyers in the UK beware! Two of the discs in this boxset, namely Beatles V1 and Rubber Soul contain the incorrect mono masters - a replacement system is in operation for US customers. I have seen no such scheme in place for UK customers. Apart from that the new stereo mixes are fantastic.
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Volume 2 of the Beatles' US Capitol albums picks up where Volume 1 left off in the rather skewed version of Beatle history as presented to the American public, where the original British albums were divided into far greater number by mixing up the tracks with assorted A-sides, B-sides and EP tracks. The first of this second bunch of four creates a further anomaly by falling chronologically before the earliest album on Volume 1. The soundtrack album A Hard Day's Night is also missing, as it appeared in America on the United Artists label, though most of the songs from the British album find their place on other Capitol albums, such as Something New.

The concept of these box sets is to exactly replicate the original vinyl albums, using the original album masters, in their mono and stereo incarnations, and as on the first box set this has been achieved, after the first pressing (the version I have). This means that shortcomings from the original albums have necessarily not been corrected. Most noticeably because stereo mixes of certain tracks were not available at the time of release, universally deplored fake stereo mixes (or "duophonic" versions) were concocted, and these have been retained on these sets, although on Volume 2 this only applies to three tracks.

Given the reason for this series of box sets, and the complexities of the various stereo and mono variations, it is odd that full discographical notes have not been given in the lavish but insubstantial booklets.

Taking the albums one by one, The Early Beatles consists of 11 of the 14 tracks from Please Please Me and marked the Capitol debut of tracks that had originally been released in America on Vee-Jay.
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If you want the original, genuine Capitol releases (for all their reverb-soaked duophonic madness) of The Early Beatles/Beatles VI,Help!, & Rubber Soul get this before it goes out of print. Make sure you find one that has 'SK1' on the tiny sticker on the front, or you may not have the correct unique mono versions of the earlier flawed release.
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