|The infamous butcher cover taken by the recently departed Robert Whitaker.|
Beatle people in North America as we all know had different albums to buy than the rest of the world back in the mid-'60s. This just gives the collectors more to work with today.
Since Capitol Records have released The Capitol Album Volumes 1 and 2, one would think there should be a third one. Even with the long-awaited remasters of the UK albums in September 2009, I'm sure some people want four more US albums officially on CD rather than from Dr Ebbetts or CD Maximum (like my copy of Help!)
This is what the boxed set would have:
Yesterday... and Today (pictured)
Magical Mystery Tour
Hey Jude/The Beatles Again
The Beatles Story (dated but never officially on CD)
Introducing the Beatles (Please Please Me - 2) and A Hard Days Night were originally released by other labels in the States so they wouldn't count. Capitol added reverb in their echo chamber down cellar at the famous tower in Hollywood ("Paperback Writer" on US 45 will have it). Audiophiles can really have a listen and hear whats different. Live at the Hollywood Bowl and Live at the Star Club are also in need of an official reissue. All authorised Beatle product today has to be approved unanimously by Messrs McCartney and Starr as well as widows Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison (née Arias).