The Beatles' Story on Capitol Records: The albums
498 Productions, L.L.C., Oct 1, 2000 - Music - 264 pages
"The Beatles'Story on Capitol Records, Part Two: The Albums" is the second volume of Bruce Spizer's epic Capitol project. The book opens in 1964 with the release of "Meet The Beatles!" and moves forward through 1967's "Magical Mystery Tour." Here is the real story behind the Capitol LPs, with explanations of why Capitol reconfigured the Beatles albums for the American market. For each album, the book provides session and chart information and pictures of the front and back covers, all label variations, trade advertisements, promotional posters and displays. The book offers the most comprehensive coverage ever on the infamous butcher cover to the "Yesterday And Today" album, which was judged so offensive that it had to be recalled and destroyed. It also provides full details regarding the recording and marketing of "Sgt, Pepper's Lonely Harts Club Band." Also included are chapters on the albums issued by Capitol's Canadian and Mexican subsidiaries and a complete breakdown on the stereo, duophonic and mono mixes used by Capitol. Contains over 600 color and original black & white images.
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Spizer, a tax attorney, Beatles historian, and contributor to various Beatles fan magazines, offers this meticulously researched follow-up to The Beatles Records on Vee-Jay (498 Prods., 1998). His study of the Beatles' American recordings on Capitol Records is two-fold. This work, Part 1, examines 45 rpm singles from 1964's "I Want To Hold Your Hand" to 1968's "Lady Madonna" (the last Capitol release before the Beatles launched Apple Records). Part 2, scheduled for fall 2000, will cover the Beatles' LPs. Three sections make up this title: how Capitol finally agreed to release Beatles records in the United States after rejecting the first four British hits; a breakdown of each single release with explanations and photographs of each issued label and picture sleeve variation, complete with coverage of Capitol's Beatles-related novelty singles, Canadian releases, and counterfeit records; and, lastly, a history of Capitol and other Capitol miscellany. The forthcoming book will contain information that will apply to this title, e.g., a chapter on identifying pressing plants based on information etched in the plastic discs. Hundreds of source documents from Capitol's files are reproduced, such as Capitol's first Beatles press release. In 2001, Spizer plans to write a history of the Beatles on Apple Records. Spizer's works are indispensable for serious Beatles collectors but of limited appeal to casual fans; recommended for libraries with large pop music/Beatles collections. [Chronicle Books will publish The Beatles Anthology, the first Apple Records-sanctioned history of the band, sometime this year.--Ed.].--Lloyd Jansen, Stockton-San Joaquin Cty. P.L., CA ...
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CAPITOL ST 2047 MEET THE BEATLES
CAPITOL ST 2080 THE BEATLES SECOND ALBUM
CAPITOL ST 2108 SOMETHING NEW
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