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Old Mar 15, 2006, 04:30 PM   #1
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Default Capitol Albums Volume II Available April 11th

I can now confirm that Capitol Records will be releasing The Capitol Albums, Vol. 2 on April 11, 2006.

The CD box set contains stereo and mono versions of the four Beatles albums released by Capitol in 1965, namely The Early Beatles, Beatles VI, the Help! soundtrack and the American version of Rubber Soul. These albums were mastered from the original Capitol tapes by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound using 24-bit digital technology. As was the case with The Capitol Albums, Vol. 1, the discs sound superb and capture the magic of the original Capitol albums.



The Early Beatles marks the stereo debut on CD of nine early Beatles classics, including Please Please Me and Twist And Shout. It also contains the first CD release of the fake stereo mixes of Love Me Do and P.S. I Love You prepared by George Martin for the stereo version of the group's first Parlophone LP. Nine of the eleven mono tracks are unique Capitol stereo-to-mono mixdowns appearing for the first time on CD.

Beatles VI marks the stereo debut on CD of five Beatles recordings, including cover versions of Kansas City and Words Of Love, as well as Lennon and McCartney's What You're Doing, Every Little Thing and I Don't Want To Spoil The Party. The stereo album also contains the CD debut of Capitol's unique duophonic mix of Yes It Is. The mono album also includes many CD firsts: the appearance of four songs in their original 1965 George Martin mono mixes (You Like Me Too Much, Bad Boy, Dizzy Miss Lizzie and Tell Me What You See) and five songs in their unique Capitol stereo-to-mono remixes with added echo and reverb (Kansas City, I Don't Want To Spoil The Party, Words Of Love, What You're Doing and Every Little Thing).

The Capitol Albums, Vol. 2 marks the first appearance on CD of the Help! soundtrack album. Six of its tracks have never been issued on CD in mono or stereo, namely the edit of Help! with its James Bond-derived introduction and five instrumental tracks from the film, including From Me To You Fantasy and Another Hard Day's Night. When the British Help! LP was issued on CD in 1987, it contained George Martin stereo remixes of the songs, which have been used on subsequent CD compilations. The Capitol soundtrack album marks the CD debut of five songs in their original 1965 George Martin stereo mixes (The Night Before, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, I Need You, Another Girl and You're Gonna Lose That Girl). The stereo album also contains the CD debut of Capitol's unique duophonic mix of Ticket To Ride. The mono album marks the mono debut on CD of five songs (The Night Before, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, I Need You, Another Girl and You're Gonna Lose That Girl), which appear in unique Capitol stereo-to-mono mixdowns.

The Capitol version of Rubber Soul contains the CD debut of twelve songs in their original 1965 George Martin stereo mixes. When these songs first appeared on CD in 1987, they were stereo remixes of the songs prepared by George Martin. The album's twelve songs are also making their mono debut on CD, this time with George Martin's original mono mixes from 1965.

Because the 46 songs on The Capitol Albums, Vol. 2 appear in both stereo and mono mixes, the box set contains 92 total tracks. Out of this number, 82 are versions not previously available on CD.

The box set's packaging is similar to that of The Capitol Albums, Vol. 1. Each of the four CDs is housed in a cardboard sleeve featuring the album's original cover artwork. The labels to the CDs mimic each album's original Capitol rainbow label. The box set contains a colorful 56-page booklet full of rare photographs and quotes from the Beatles. I wrote the essay contained in the set's booklet, and I also served as a consultant on the project.


The full details regarding the Beatles records issued by Capitol are referred to Bruce Spizer's books "The Beatles Story on Capitol Records, Part One: Beatlemania & The Singles" and "The Beatles Story on Capitol Records, Part Two: The Albums," which may be ordered directly from the author at www.beatle.net.




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Old Mar 15, 2006, 05:01 PM   #2
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Very cool. My U.S. ears are accustomed to certain songs being on certain albums in a certain order, because when I was growing up, all we had was the Capitol versions. AND, I had the mono versions, while my brother had the stereo, and I noted ever so slight differences on some songs between the two.
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So the only big deal is that it's a compilation with fake stereo?
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Any word on whether the UK albums are ever going to be remastered??
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More info: Inside Capitol Albums Volume 2

by Dave Haber

As we announced on Wednesday in a What Goes On Beatles News Exclusive, Capitol Records will be releasing The Capitol Albums, Vol. 2 on April 11, 2006. The CD box set contains stereo and mono versions of the four Beatles albums released by Capitol in 1965.

Because the 46 songs on The Capitol Albums, Vol. 2 appear in both stereo and mono mixes, the box set contains 92 total tracks. Out of this number, 82 are versions not previously available on CD.

Thanks to information supplied to us by the project's consultant, Bruce Spizer, here is a list of the songs that will be included in the new box set, and a key to what makes each track special:

THE EARLY BEATLES

Love Me Do [2]
Twist And Shout [1][3]
Anna [1][3]
Chains [1][3]
Boys [1][3]
Ask Me Why [1][3]
Please Please Me [1][3]
P.S. I Love You [2]
Baby It's You [1][3]
A Taste Of Honey [1][3]
Do You Want To Know A Secret [1][3]

[1] Stereo debut on CD (9 tracks)
[2] First CD appearance 1963 simulated stereo mix from first UK LP (2 tracks)
[3] First CD appearance of unique Capitol stereo-to-mono mixdown (9 tracks)

BEATLES VI

Kansas City [1][5]
Eight Days A Week
You Like Me Too Much [4]
Bad Boy [4]
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party [1][5]
Words Of Love [1][5]
What You're Doing [1][5]
Yes It Is [6]
Dizzy Miss Lizzie [4]
Tell Me What You See [4]
Every Little Thing [1][5]

[1] Stereo debut on CD (5 tracks)
[4] Mono debut on CD (4 tracks)
[5] First CD appearance unique Capitol remixes with echo/reverb (5 tracks)
[6] First CD appearance of unique Capitol duophonic mix (1 track)

HELP!

Help! (with James Bond intro) [3][7]
The Night Before [3][4][8]
From Me To You Fantasy (Instrumental) [3][7]
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away [3][4][8]
I Need You [3][4][8]
In The Tyrol (Instrumental) [3][7]
Another Girl [3][4][8]
Another Hard Day's Night (Instrumental) [3][7]
Ticket To Ride [6]
The Bitter End/You Can't Do That (Instrumental) [3][7]
You're Gonna Lose That Girl [3][4][8]
The Chase (Instrumental) [3][7]

[3] First CD appearance of unique Capitol stereo-to-mono mixdown (11 tracks)
[4] Mono debut on CD (5 tracks)
[6] First CD appearance of unique Capitol duophonic mix (1 track)
[7] First CD appearance in any version (6 tracks)
[8] First CD appearance of original 1965 George Martin stereo mix (5 tracks)

RUBBER SOUL

I've Just Seen A Face [4][8]
You Won't See Me [4][8]
Think For Yourself [4][8]
The Word [4][8]
Michelle [4][8]
It's Only Love [4][8]
Girl [4][8]
I'm Looking Through You [4][8]
In My Life [4][8]
Wait [4][8]
Run For Your Life [4][8]

[4] Mono debut on CD (12 tracks)
[8] First CD appearance of original 1965 George Martin stereo mix (12 tracks)

The new Capitol Albums Volume 2 box set was mastered from the original Capitol tapes by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound using 24-bit digital technology. As was the case with The Capitol Albums, Vol. 1, the discs sound superb and capture the magic of the original Capitol albums.


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Old Mar 18, 2006, 01:31 PM   #7
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Great News!!!
I knew that some of the other beatle fans (including me) on this site were dissipointed when it didn't come out for the Christmas season, because that may have ment that they weren't going to do it at all. Thanks so much for posting this thepandoras!
Also, we know how Apple likes to take it's sweet time and only release one DVD or CD set at a time (Concert For Bangaladesh was released for 2005 Christmas...i think...probably why Capital Albums II won't be released till early this year).
Anyway, thanks again for posting!!!!
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Wow stereo-to-mono remixes with added echo and reverb, fake stereo mixes, duophonic mixes. Oh what a thril, can't wait.
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Wow stereo-to-mono remixes with added echo and reverb, fake stereo mixes, duophonic mixes. Oh what a thril, can't wait.
More thrilling for lots of fans than a Parlophone re-master release!

Why do people have to bust on these Capitol album CD's? I mean, these are the albums I was buying when I was first getting into the Beatles. I don't give a hoot about "fake stereo", or "duophonic", blaa, blaa, blaaa. What matters to me is that I get MY albums on CD at long last.

It's the play lists (and in some cases, yes - the mixes) that are so appealing to many fans on this forum. I couldn't care less for the "Parlophone re-master" idea. If not for the fact that the Parlophone CD's were all that was available to me for nearly 20 years, I'd have never bought them.

With the long-overdue releases of these Capitol albums on CD, my Parlophone CD's are slowly but surely heading for the eBay graveyard!

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I knew you would react Hofner ;)

But yes I am less excited about this second volume. Volume 1 contained enough to keep it interesting for collectors like me. Here only "Help" and "Rubber Soul" would make this one kind of worthwhile because of the first CD appearance of original 1965 George Martin stereo mixes. And for the soundtrack songs of "Help", tho I rather just watch the movie for that, and I have the original album on Vinyl.

The earlier albums doesn't contain the best Beatles material, I am not really sure wheter I need to buy songs like "Love Me Do" "Anna" and "A Taste of Honey" for a second, and in the case of "Love Me Do" a fourth time. Furtheremore The early Beatles wasn't even the first U.S. album to contain that material. I would have been, also as American more excited about "Introducing the Beatles".
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But yes I am less excited about this second volume. Volume 1 contained enough to keep it interesting for collectors like me. Here only "Help" and "Rubber Soul" would make this one kind of worthwhile because of the first CD appearance of original 1965 George Martin stereo mixes. And for the soundtrack songs of "Help", tho I rather just watch the movie for that, and I have the original album on Vinyl.

The earlier albums doesn't contain the best Beatles material, I am not really sure wheter I need to buy songs like "Love Me Do" "Anna" and "A Taste of Honey" for a second, and in the case of "Love Me Do" a fourth time. Furtheremore The early Beatles wasn't even the first U.S. album to contain that material. I would have been, also as American more excited about "Introducing the Beatles".
I agree with you on one thing... I'd have rather seen "Yesterday and Today" included in Vol. 2, and forego "The Early Beatles". Sure, it was a 1965 release... but the songs are from 1962 mostly. At least "Yesterday and Today" is like 60% 1965 tracks.

"Rubber Soul" and "Help!" are primarily what will make Vol. 2 exciting for me.

As for the whole burning question on this forum regarding the mixes Capitol came up with and what they did to the British albums, etc.... I don't really find them to be much of an "infraction". When I was a kid, "I Feel Fine" and "She's A Woman" were really the only tracks that I noticed were really heavily-reverbed in comparison to the same songs on my British, French, Japanese, etc. EP's that I would buy through the mail every so often.

It's the albums, themselves, that have me excited. They are how I remember them. So you can say that, for me, nostalgia plays an important factor.
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This is a really stupid question but, was there commercials on TV for Capitol Albums Vol 1? or for the One album?
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This is a really stupid question but, was there commercials on TV for Capitol Albums Vol 1? or for the One album?
I know that I saw tv adds for One, but I don't remember seeing any for Capital albums vol. 1. There may have been adds, but I don't remember them or I just missed them.
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I would buy it... But seeings how it's almost the exact same as the UK albums and how I don't have much money to spend... I won't be gettting them. Anytime soon that is.
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This is a really stupid question but, was there commercials on TV for Capitol Albums Vol 1? or for the One album?

I'm pretty sure I remember seeing ads for Vol 1, and if you ordered by phone you got a free poster. They did that for the Anthology dvds too.
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I would buy it... But seeings how it's almost the exact same as the UK albums and how I don't have much money to spend... I won't be gettting them. Anytime soon that is.

Actually the whole point of the Capitol albums is that its not the same as the U.K. albums..
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