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Within a couple of years, they phased out the use of their factory in Scranton, PA. In quite a few countries, the album was released as a boxed set, with a special booklet.
In the US, the album was issued with a gatefold cover Interestingly, all of the Beatles' original US releases differ in some way from those in England. This album went out of print in for three years. It contains all of the messages from their Christmas flexi-discs, including the message, which had not been released in the USA until this time.
These records, the Alpha Omega series Vol. The track listing insert was compiled by Capitol and is deceptive. Likewise for "From Me to You. It is noteworthy that Capitol had so far not obtained stereo mixes for any of the songs released as singles. Even "Hard Day's Night" appears in fake stereo on the album. Also, "Hello Goodbye" turned up in mono on the compilation, for reason unknown.
It was inevitable that boxed sets would be issued, but how these particular albums were chosen is not known. Since several albums were omitted, reason dictates that there was SOME strategy involved. There was a 17 record set, containing all the albums except Let it Be, but that boxed set was given as a promo item to Capitol sales representatives. It was not commercially available.
John Lennon had offered to draw them a cover, but EMI stupidly rejected the idea. Capitol had planned to issue live albums in the 60's. They had recorded two Hollywood Bowl concerts for that purpose. Despite talk, up throughthe album wasn't released until ' For many, it was worth the wait. The only thing new here is a new mix of "Girl. Even this album went gold in the US.
Inthis album was split into two "budget line" albums. Picture and Colored Vinyl Discs Sgt. The disco film called Sgt. In Canada, the album appeared on marbled vinyl. In other countries, the picture discs were slightly different.
For America, this meant red, white, and blue.
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This was the white one. Oddly, some copies were sealed together with British leftover? I have personally seen two such copies. Since the craze was dying down somewhat, this one is a little harder to find than the Sgt. They promptly issued this album on their purple label. Oddly, they decided NOT to include stereo versions of any of the songs. The Beatles songs are in rechanneled stereo. Between late '75 and this album's release, pirate copies had been surfacing. This reissue no longer features a gatefold cover but WAS issued with a poster of the front cover shot.
There was an extra album called Rarities included with the boxed set. The album was not supposed to be issued commercially, but Parlophone changed their minds. Capitol also decided to issue the album They made some copies of this budget release and were ready to issue it commercially. Along came a bootleg album called "Collectors' Items," which featured a more attractive cover and better track selection. Capitol modified its track selection immediately and changed their cover ideas.
The "butcher cover" shot was included on the inside as an added attraction. Reel Music SV The ugly cover notwithstanding and most people thought sothis is actually a fine release from Capitol. They released first their "Movie Medley," which charted well. Then they sent to Parlophone for true stereo copies of all the songs.
And nice-sounding stereo it was, too. The long British version of "I Am the Walrus" is here too. Finally, there is a new mix of "I Should Have Known Better" which fixes the break in the harmonica intro that's found on the previous stereo mix. Gold vinyl promos were sent out, the album was promoted on TV and in other ways That's what those Beatles "chu-bops" were for. In other countries, slightly different versions of the album were issued, to reflect what songs had charted best in those countries.
Sessions ST Again showing a trend of improvement, Capitol planned to issue an album of truly new tracks and alternate versions. It was to be a worldwide release.
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One track, "Leave My Kitten Alone," which was to be a single, circulated on the radio. If you can't wait, there are always the bootleg copies. In addition, one new album came out. This was the combination of the two Past Masters CD's.
Strangely, for a short time, three sets of "greatest hits" compilations were available in the USA. The album was a limited release; the CDs are supposed to follow it into obscurity, now that and have been reissued.
The box was made of black finished oak. The first copies were numbered sequentially. Seven years was rough, but by the time this album was released, the majority of listeners weren't even buying Beatles records in when Hollywood Bowl came out!
On the Vinyl An examination of the markings pressed into the trail-off, the surface of the vinyl between the last song and the paper label, will help identify which pressing of the record you have.
Factories Capitol has had several factories over the years. Two were in operation at the time when the Beatles began their career. The LA plant closed down during the 's. Scranton used its 's style stampers on 1st pressings of the Early Beatles. Scranton was phased out when the Winchester factory was opened see below. Indeed, by mid '69, they had stopped pressing reissue Beatles records, although they did press copies of the new issues.
For this reason, the Capitol albums pressed at Scranton from MMT back only appear on the rainbow label; there are no later issue Scranton copies.
Scranton stopped making records altogether and closed down c. At first they used no factory symbol, but later used a 0 looks like a zero or O. This factory seems to have made thinner records than the others did.
Not as rare as yellow-and-black label versions higher up this chart… Copies of all U. This was previously used to distinguish 45 rpm records from 78 rpm records. This is not due to the greatness of the song — and it is great — but the fact that this was the last demo and single released on Parlophone before Beatles records began to be issued on their own Apple label. Sleeves have a PPCS catalog number on the spine of the sleeve and a Parlophone logo reproduced on the back cover.
The label will also have a circular impression 15mm from the outer edge. Thus, small quantities of this album on Odeon may have been pressed for distribution in Portugal.
Although the last 78rpm record was released in the U. EP and feature all of their singles that had gone gold by Although a test pressing was made on two discs and two sets of proof labels were also produced, this was as far as Golden Discs got, and the idea was scrapped. This particular version is a contract pressing farmed out to the Decca pressing plants as EMI could not cope with the demand for Beatles albums. The record also has a circular impression 15mm from the outer edge.
Therefore the majority of the pressings of this album released in the U. There was, however, a small run of stereo copies that could be obtained by special order by those who had expensive stereo equipment. Lizzy" was prepared just for Capitol.
Another hot Beatles release, of course! The photo layout from this album also wound up in Australia on one of their "greatest hits" releases. Capitol selected the seven Beatles songs from the UK Help! What was the result? Another big hit, of course. The bit of "James Bond Theme" which appears before the title track became a popular introduction to the song.
It appears on the US releases of as well. The photos on the front cover were rearranged so that Paul appears to be pointing to the Capitol logo. Anyway, the pix had already been accidentally reversed, so whether here or in the UK, the semaphore is gibberish. Or is it a secret message? The other two songs were released as a single. By now, US albums were beginning to resemble their British counterparts, at least to some extent, although the United States did receive its own special mixes of quite a few songs.
This album hit 1 in the US without any singles being issued from it. Common now in the UK, maybe, but not here! Add two old Help! What do you get? The front cover to the "new" album was the same shot that was used in England to promote the "Paperback Writer" single: The picture was part of a group of three that was meant to shatter the Beatles' image. Instead, this picture became an instant collectors' item! Radio stations began to remark about the album immediately, and Capitol issued a withdrawal notice before the actual release date.
Some copies less than 60, got out with the original cover intact. Many more were reissued the same week with a new photo the Beatles around a steamer trunk pasted over the original one.
Later copies feature only the "trunk" cover. The pause in Capitol's plans didn't stop this album from hitting 1. So they ARE in true stereo on this album. Most releases on vinyl feature the three Revolver songs in rechanneled stereo.
Capitol didn't want to wait the week it would take to get the stereo mixes. But all tape copies, the "record club" issues from the late 60's and 70's, and some later copies of the album, do feature the Revolver songs in stereo-- although the mixes differ from the UK mix, as usual.
Otherwise, it very much resembles the British release. Or maybe they just decided not to include "Paperback Writer" and "Rain" on this album.
Of note, however, is the fact that by now in the US stereo copies were selling at the same rate as mono copies. Germany had already abandoned mono.
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Now, the United States was on their way toward doing so. This album lacks the "dog cut" and "inner groove" at the end. Otherwise, even its gatefold cover and insert roughly resemble the UK issue. In the Summer of '67, this album hit 1 without any singles being issued to promote it. They had tried twice to sell Beatles EP's; both tries were dismal failures.
Rather than being burned again, they sent a representative to England to collect songs for this album, including a fresh mix of "Strawberry Fields Forever. They didn't request stereo copies of the single songs except SFF and Hello Goodbyeand they didn't get any.
This was the last Beatles album in the US that was available in both mono and stereo. The mono copies are more difficult to find than the stereo records, by possibly a 5 to 1 margin. The album sure looks nice in 12" size The story according to Beatles Book 66 is that Capitol had treated the whole album to compression and limiting, but that George Harrison discovered this and attempted to undo their treatment.
On "Cry Baby Cry," you can detect a "bad spot" at "by the children" where something went wrong in the process. The album featured a stark white cover with raised letters: The UK issue opened from the top; the US issue took a more standard approach by opening from the side. There was also a tissue paper to keep the photos from being damaged. The UK issue featured black sleeves which were not included here. This record was the first Beatles album release on their new label, Apple, and the record labels indicated that the album was manufactured by Capitol but issued by Apple.
Finally, the albums were numbered, with each factory numbering differently. There were reportedly 12 copies of 1 I know of twoand they numbered over 3, of them.
Collecting variations in numbering style can be an interesting sideline. Another variation, usually not noticed, deals with the "banding" of the album. Pepper was released in England, the tracks were not separated bandedbut they ran all together. When this album was released, apparently there was considerable sweat over whether the album should be banded: Even copies pressed at the same factory differ in this way. Another 1 without singles. Two old songs, four new songs, and some George Martin instrumentals fill this album, which sold well despite containing very little new material.
The liner notes on the back cover are different from those on the British album, which was the last one to be issued in England in both mono and stereo. In the majority of nations now, stereo records were playable on mono machines, rendering mono "obsolete. But no one informed the industry moguls in the US.
As a result, the song was added to the eight track's listing and to SOME of the albums.