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dvdmike (dvdmike)
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Username: dvdmike

Post Number: 406
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 4.158.75.176
Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 8:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

On November 16, Capitol is releasing the first 4 Beatles American Capitol LPs on CD. "Meet The Beatles", "Introducing The Beatles and The Beatles' Second Album" and "Something New" will be available in a box set. All songs on the CDs will be released in both stereo and mono ala Marvin Gaye's "When I'm Alone I Cry." I don't know what the price will be. This appears to be the first in a series of Beatles American LP boxes.
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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Username: chidrummer

Post Number: 275
Registered: 5-2004
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Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 9:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I heard this was coming back in August. I've never liked the American configurations although I welcome stereo versions of the '62 - '64 material. What would REALLY make me happy is Capitol re-releasing The Beatles at The Hollywood Bowl, both shows, in their entirety.
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douglasm (douglasm)
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Post Number: 205
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 9:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't remember the Capitol re-release name for the LP, but "Introducing The Beatles" is the Vee-Jay LP that caused all the furor (and an interesting thread). EMI is saying "Introducing" is going to be in the box set?
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DavidS91 (davids91)
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Username: davids91

Post Number: 27
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 198.81.26.46
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 1:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just checked Amazon.com. The albums are going to be "Meet The Beatles," "The Beatles Second Album," "Something New," and "Beatles 65." The stereo version of the album is first on the CD, followed by the mono version.
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dvdmike (dvdmike)
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Username: dvdmike

Post Number: 407
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 65.208.234.85
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 7:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I stand corrected on the titles. I read the article in the Chicago Sun-Times a few days ago and I was trying to go from memory. Ooops.
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Destruction (destruction)
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Username: destruction

Post Number: 520
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 199.173.224.21
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 3:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought they broke up?
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Steve (steve_litos)
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Username: steve_litos

Post Number: 57
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 209.100.86.4
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 7:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Everyone,

I've read a bunch of info about this boxed set on the Steve Hoffman forums. He makes his living as a mastering engineer.

The concensus on the forum seems to be that CAPITOL is using the mono & stereo masters that were "touched up" with E.Q., Reverb, & Echo back in the 1960s. Likewise the Capitol masters are a couple of tape generations down from the EMI masters. In other words, it's the sound of the orginal USA albums.

It will be nostalgic but probably not "better" sound than the current CDs from 1987-88.

To give you an example of how heavy the reverb was added to the American releases:

On the "Beatles Second Album" there's a song called "I Call Your Name". As a young child, I thought that there was an organ on the record.

When I heard the same song on the Past Masters CD, I played it again & again because I finally heard the clean sound(non reverbed)of John Lennon's guitar.

We'll see how it sounds.

-Steve

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