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« on: December 26, 2004, 04:06:23 AM »

Santa brought me the new Beatles box set of the first four albums released by Capitol Records. It has been many, many years since I last heard some of these tunes and I forgot how good they were. People kind of take the Beatles for granted now, but back in 1964 when they first came to the USA they were very cutting edge. The Beatles were unlike anyone else in music at that time and to listen to them in context with the music world as it existed in 1964 is to appreciate their genius as writers and musicians. George and John could really make those Ricks and Gretches talk. I just wish that they had remixed these old sound tracks because the "stereo" mixes used on these old recordings leaves a lot to be desired. Maybe the surviving Beatles did not want these tracks to be tampered with, I don't know. The box set contains both the "stereo" mix and the mono (AM radio) versions of all of the songs. Good stuff... :)  
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2004, 12:22:55 PM »

George Harrison was one of the most underated guitarists around. In his day. IMO.
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2004, 01:04:05 PM »

If you haven't seen it yet, the 5 DVD video set titled "The Beatles Anthology" is worth while spending time to see. It has images, video's and sound tracks from pre-Beatles days and the early days in the Cavern and Hamburg thru some of George's last days healthy. There are a number of video's taken of studio sessions over the years.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2004, 06:34:14 PM »

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George Harrison was one of the most underated guitarists around. In his day. IMO.
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George never played the fastest notes or the loudest notes or the slickest notes, he just played the right ones for the song!
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2004, 01:43:08 PM »

I am very interested in the boxed set Steve mentions. I have some of the Beatles Anthology CD's and really enjoy them. Sometimes, I like the Anthology versions of songs better than the album version.
I also want to mention the acoustic CD of John Lennon recordings that came out recently. I got this and was very surprised. Some of these recordings might be found on other CD's, but this clearly shows what an awesome guitar player John was.
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2004, 08:04:54 PM »

Yes, and this set has corrected a HUGE mistake.  Long ago, they stopped issuing "Meet the Beatles" and have been issuing "With the Beatles" instead.  The difference?  With the Beatles doesn't contain I Wanna Hold Your Hand, which was their first hit here, and the main reason anyone bought that first album.  Now, this new set contains Meet the Beatles, with I Wanna Hold You Hand...still one of the best rock/teenage songs ever written.  When I first heard that, my perception of rock was forever changed.
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2005, 09:37:33 PM »

So I guess I am the only one who was hugely disappointed by the lack of improvement in the sound quality. Given the improvemnt in the sound of the Stones, Hendrix and various Sony Legacy remasters, I thought that the Beatles catalogue deserved at least as much improvement over previous CD versions. When you consider how bad the precious CD issues were and how important the Beatles catalogue is, this hardly seems too much to ask. Yet Capitol failed to deliver (again), in my opinion.

Next the packaging could not be more tacky. The music and the fans deserved much better. How many times, in how many formats, have already bought this material.  
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