Meet the Beatles! - Wikipedia
Meet The Beatles: Odeon OR () Odeon OR ( 2nd pressing) Apple AR (). I Want To Hold Your Hand She Loves. Mar 14, MEET THE BEATLES IMAGES | IN REFERENCE TO THE FOUR LABEL VARIATIONS OF "MEET THE BEATLES. Meet the Beatles! is the second Beatles album released in the United States. It was the first US Beatles album to be issued by Capitol Records, on 20 January.
A Hard Days Night Red, Black and Blue mono labels Indemand was so high for the new Beatles soundtrack album that the Compo plant used up other labels they had on hand in the warehouse, labels not originally intended for United Artists mono releases.
Once the regular red labels stock was depleted, Compo used black lables normally used for stereo releases. Once these were also used up, Compo switched to blue lables normally used for a UA subsidiary. Red labels are the most common pressings for the mono copies, followed by a few black label mono copies and even fewer blue lable copies.
Something New Mistake sleeve A weird variation on the orange label has a mistake stereo front slick, but a mono back slick. The front slick has the word stereo in a white box and has an unusual printer logo in a blue square, while information at the bottom of the back cover is mistakenly written over other text.
Images were not replaced by US records like on many other albums, but were simply removed, leaving an awkward blank space. Full dot vs split dot The rare stereo reissue with a Parr's logo witness the correction of the split dot on the top right cover.
These dots were used to designate mono and stereo pressings - full dot for mono, and split dot for stereo. Only two years later did Capitol correct the mistake by finally putting a split dot on stereo releases of the album.
Rubber Soul Labels with or without "The Beatles" Rubber Soul pressings, both mono and stereo, featured the individual names of the band members on the label. Only later did the label also carry the name of the band "The Beatles".
So, early non brackets pressings of the album are available with either labels featuring or ommitting the band's name, while all brackets label feature the name "The Beatles" on the label.
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Yesterday and Today Paste Over A rare variation of this LP was an odd pressing that can be identified as a paste over. We can see through the front slick, the back slick that was printed and glued there first. It is unikely that this album is actually a butcher paste over because original Canadian butcher slick were laminated and would therefore make it difficult to paste over another slick.
Indeed, an extra "Don't" is heard towards the end of the song. Only copies with the B-Side matrix number written "ST. Magical Mystery Tour Bold vs script "no you're not" Early variations of the cover have "No You're not" in script font on the inside cover, while other copies have the phrase written in a regular bold typeface. White Album Canadian vs US imported covers In NovemberFirst issues of the album were sold in a canadian-made, un-numbered cover that was slightly smaller in size.
Capitol also made their own larger photos 4 of them and their own uncensored poster.
- Interesting Variations /// 33 RPM discs
- The Usenet Guide to Beatles Recording Variations
- Identify "Meet the Beatles" Capitol vinyl
Some other copies were sold in an imported US cover that was numbered. Numbered copies were found with both RCA and Compo pressings. Stereo versions are so rare I nearly omitted them as unlikely reference sources for a variations collector, but they are here for their historical significance. Frank Daniels has confirmed what is on them. Mixing mixes doesn't pay though. I list all of these as remixes because of the deliberate differences. The white album and "Abbey Road" were filtered by Capitol to remove most of the bass sound and some of the treble, for the mundane purpose of making it easier to cut LP masters of their long minute sides.
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Good bass sound requires a relatively wide pitch distance between groovesand the proper way to cut these long LP sides is to vary the pitch, making it narrow during quiet parts, so the whole thing will fit on the side at normal volume. It might take a few tries to get right. Capitol may be the only affiliate that found this too difficult to bother about, and in fact they even dropped the volume as well, causing us to turn up the volume on playback and hear the surface noise better.My Beatles Vinyl Collection!
I have NOT marked these as deliberate mix differences. They are extreme examples of what might be called pressing differences, a further category I think I want to keep away from. This is nonsense, whether on grounds of George H's ability to do so, the unlikelihood of EMI sending all the masters away for this, or the horrible quality of the final product.
It still sounds awful, so what did he do? The second reel-to-reel tape release of Capitol's white album, blue-edge box, two tapes, has several songs edited bizarrely as described in the "Every Little Thing" book, which however fails to mention that the edits appear only in the second issue thanks, Frank Daniels, for this info. The reasons for this work were never revealed.
Some of the albums on Capitol 8-track have extra songs from other albums, e.