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View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Meet The Beatles! on Discogs. Back to the top of the line The original issue of mono and stereo covers did not list the album's Meet the Beatles! is the the first U.S. Beatles album to be issued by .. meet, Store price sticker was pasted on the shrink wrap. Here are some records that you may have (or used to have) that are worth way The Beatles's self-titled double album (which later became known as the . career—and create a strategy to meet those goals, all the while maintaining a cheery, motivational disposition. .. In our line of work, typos are a very, very bad thing.
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.
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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. You'll find the song added to some covers and some labels as well. It was eventually removed again from the cover. Thus, the album again differed ever so slightly from the British release. SO or SW This album, a collection of oldies, was originally entitled Beatles Again, and the first pressings display that title on the labels.
All of the songs are in true stereo here, with some of them being mixed for stereo especially for this album. 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. 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. 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.
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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. When we both came aboard as staffers, I set about putting my devious plan into motion. And it worked this is the part where Jake would add that he got the raw end of that deal.
Well, I did this year. Jeremy Bentham is my favorite preserved dead philosopher, and not only because he's the only preserved dead philosopher in the world—or at least, the only one who left such specific instructions. For me, the joy of this story was to talk to the curators involved in displaying Bentham's auto-icon as his articulated, stuffed skeleton topped with wax head is known on both sides of the Atlantic.
I could hear Luke Syson at The Met Breuer positively beaming delight down through the phone wires, and thought about how weird—but beautiful—it is that this corpse brings so much joy to people, including me.
Part of that is because Bentham himself was so iconoclastic, and his attempt to make a political, or at least ethical, statement with his own body feels very modern. Not to mention wonderfully eccentric.
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Once dried, the Bletchley codebreakers were able to use the information to crack German communication, which likely hastened the end of the war by two to four years, saving millions of lives in the process.
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