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The Capitol Albums Vol. 1

The Capitol Albums Vol. 1 The Capitol Albums Vol. 1 is a collection of the first four Capitol U.S. LPs by the Beatles.

The set brings together for the first time on CD the album that began it all - Meet The Beatles and the three other Capitol albums that were released in 1964 - The Beatles Second Album, Something New and Beatles '65.

"These are the records that introduced the Beatles to America 40 years ago. Remastered from the original American master tapes, these were the audio mixes and sequence of songs that found their way into our homes," commented Capitol Records president Andrew Slater.

With the explosion of the Fab Four in 1964, Capitol Records not only released one album by the group - but four - and though these albums contained less tracks than those released in Britain, these were the albums that America grew up with.

"In the Sixties, American record labels often chose to reformat British records to suit the needs of the U.S. market," according to Slater. "In America, singles were generally included on current albums, where in the UK albums and singles were most often separate releases. Higher music publishing costs in the U.S. also made it impractical to include as many songs on American albums. In addition, in the case of the Beatles, some of the recordings on the American albums were given more echo than the British versions, to 'Americanize' their sound."

Further, each of the discs includes two versions of each song - one in stereo (or duophonic in some cases) - then the selections are repeated in mono. The duophonic sound was carefully created by Capitol, using 2 channels of mono which were equalized, compressed and then reverb was added. The Capitol Albums Vol. 1 have been carefully digitized from the original masters, taken from the vaults at Capitol Records, to ensure that they sound as they did when first released.

With the release of the Beatles catalog on CD in 1987, releases were standardized on a worldwide basis and eventually the U.S. albums, which had last appeared on vinyl and cassette, were deleted.

Since that time there has been increasing demand for these original U.S. albums to make their CD debut which they now do as part of this specially priced and uniquely packaged 4 CD boxed set.

The Capitol Albums Vol. 1 includes all four of the group's Capitol 1964 album releases, and each of the discs is housed in a miniature replica of the original album cover. It also features a 48-page booklet, along with a scrap book effect of photos and clippings from that amazing year.



I Want To Hold Your Hand
I Saw Her Standing There
This Boy
It Won't Be Long
All I've Got To Do
All My Loving
Don't Bother Me
Little Child
Till There Was You
Hold Me Tight
I Wanna Be Your Man
Not A Second Time


Roll Over Beethoven
Thank You Girl
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Devil In Her Heart
Money
You Can't Do That
Long Tall Sally
I Call Your Name
Please Mr. Postman
I'll Get You
She Loves You


I'll Cry Instead
Things We Said Today
Any Time At All
When I Get Home
Slow Down
Matchbox
Tell Me Why
And I Love Her
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
If I Fell
Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand


No Reply
I'm A Loser
Baby's In Black
Rock And Roll Music
I'll Follow The Sun
Mr. Moonlight
Honey Don't
I'll Be Back
She's A Woman
I Feel Fine



Capitol albums which differed from the U.K. catalogue:
Meet The Beatles
Capitol 2047 - January 20, 1964

Side 1
I Want To Hold Your Hand
I Saw Her Standing There
This Boy
It Won't Be Long
All I've Got To Do
All My Loving

Side 2
Don't Bother Me
Little Child
Till There Was You
Hold Me Tight
I Wanna Be Your Man
Not A Second Time

The Beatles' Second Album
Capitol 2080 - April 10, 1964

Side 1
Roll Over Beethoven
Thank You Girl
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Devil In Her Heart
Money
You Can't Do That

Side 2
Long Tall Sally
I Call Your Name
Please Mr. Postman
I'll Get You
She Loves You

A Hard Day's Night
United Artists 6366 - June 26, 1964
Acquired as Capitol 11921 - March 12, 1979

Side 1
A Hard Day's Night
Tell Me Why
I'll Cry Instead
I Should Have Known Better (instrumental by George Martin)
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
And I Love Her (instrumental by George Martin)

Side 2
I Should Have Known Better
If I Fell
And I Love Her
Ringo's Theme (This Boy) (instrumental by George Martin)
Can't Buy Me Love
A Hard Day's Night (instrumental by George Martin)

Something New
Capitol 2018 - July 20, 1964

Side 1
I'll Cry Instead
Things We Said Today
Any Time At All
When I Get Home
Slow Down
Matchbox

Side 2
Tell Me Why
And I Love Her
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
If I Fell
Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand

The Beatles' Story
Capitol 2222 - November 23, 1964

Documentary Album
Capitol's documentary uses short song and interview snippets, including an edit of the Beatles' performance of "Twist & Shout" at the Hollywood Bowl.

Beatles '65
Capitol 2228 - December 15, 1964

Side 1
No Reply
I'm A Loser
Baby's In Black
Rock & Roll Music
I'll Follow The Sun
Mr. Moonlight

Side 2
Honey Don't
I'll Be Back
She's A Woman
I Feel Fine
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

The Early Beatles
Capitol 2309 - March 22, 1965

Side 1
Love Me Do
Twist & Shout
Anna (Go To Him)
Chains
Boys
Ask Me Why

Side 2
Please Please Me
P.S. I Love You
Baby It's You
A Taste Of Honey
Do You Want To Know A Secret?

Beatles VI
Capitol 2358 - June 14, 1965

Side 1
Kansas City/Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Eight Days A Week
You Like Me Too Much
Bad Boy
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
Words Of Love

Side 2
What You're Doing
Yes It Is
Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Tell Me What You See
Every Little Thing

Help!
Capitol 2386 - August 13, 1965

Side 1
Help! (with James Bond Theme intro)
The Night Before
From Me To You Fantasy (instrumental by Ken Thorne)
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
I Need You
In The Tyrol (instrumental by Ken Thorne)

Side 2
Another Girl
Another Hard Day's Night (instrumental by Ken Thorne)
Ticket To Ride
The Bitter End/You Can't Do That (instrumental by Ken Thorne)
You're Gonna Lose That Girl
The Chase (instrumental by Ken Thorne)

Rubber Soul
Capitol 2442 - December 6, 1965

Side 1
I've Just Seen A Face
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
You Won't See Me
Think For Yourself
The Word
Michelle

Side 2
It's Only Love
Girl
I'm Looking Through You
In My Life
Wait
Run For Your Life

"Yesterday"... And Today
Capitol 2553 - June 20, 1966

Side 1
Drive My Car
I'm Only Sleeping
Nowhere Man
Dr. Robert
Yesterday
Act Naturally

Side 2
And Your Bird Can Sing
If I Needed Someone
We Can Work It Out
What Goes On?
Day Tripper

Revolver
Capitol 2576 - August 8, 1966

Side 1
Taxman
Eleanor Rigby
Love You To
Here, There & Everywhere
Yellow Submarine
She Said She Said

Side 2
Good Day Sunshine
For No One
I Want To Tell You
Got To Get You Into My Life
Tomorrow Never Knows

Magical Mystery Tour
Capitol 2835 - November 27, 1967

Side 1
Magical Mystery Tour
The Fool On The Hill
Flying
Blue Jay Way
Your Mother Should Know
I Am The Walrus

Side 2
Hello Goodbye
Strawberry Fields Forever
Penny Lane
Baby You're A Rich Man
All You Need Is Love

Hey Jude
Apple 385 - February 23, 1970

Side 1
Can't Buy Me Love
I Should Have Known Better
Paperback Writer
Rain
Lady Madonna
Revolution

Side 2
Hey Jude
Old Brown Shoe
Don't Let Me Down
The Ballad Of John & Yoko

Rarities
Capitol 12060 - March 28, 1980

Side 1
Love Me Do
Misery
There's A Place
Sie Liebt Dich
And I Love Her
Help!
I'm Only Sleeping
I Am The Walrus

Side 2
Penny Lane
Helter Skelter
Don't Pass Me By
The Inner Light
Across The Universe
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
Sgt. Pepper Inner Groove

The Beatles - 20 Greatest Hits
Capitol 12245 - October 15, 1982

Side 1
She Loves You
Love Me Do
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Can't Buy Me Love
A Hard Day's Night
I Feel Fine
Eight Days A Week
Ticket To Ride
Help!
Yesterday
We Can Work It Out

Side 2
Paperback Writer
Penny Lane
All You Need Is Love
Hello Goodbye
Hey Jude (edited version)
Get Back
Come Together
Let It Be
The Long & Winding Road

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