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The Capitol Albums Vol. 2 (2006)

The Capitol Albums Vol. 2 is a 4-disc box set containing the next four Capitol Beatles albums released in the US following 2004's The Capitol Albums Vol. 1 - The Early Beatles, Beatles VI, Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, & Rubber Soul. All four albums contained music previously released in the UK on Parlophone Records, but the album titles, artwork, and track listings all differed. Part of the reason for this was that royalty customs in the US were handled differently than in the UK, and whereas a typical album in the UK contained 14 songs, US albums contained 12.

The discs themselves contain versions taken directly from Capitol's master tapes - both stereo and mono. On each album, the songs appear as they did on the original vinyl in stereo, then the disc repeats itself in mono (also taken from the original masters). The sleeves the discs come in are nearly exact miniature replicas of the original album sleeves, including backs, and even include the filing instructions found on the front top of the sleeves!

Also included is a 60-page booklet of quotes, pictures, and more.

Stereo mix mix-up

Initial pressings of The Capitol Albums Vol. 2 contained incorrect mono mixes of Beatles VI and Rubber Soul. Rather than the correct unique mono mixes which appeared on the original vinyl releases, the incorrect discs featured fold-down stereo mixes. This was immediately apparent on I'm Looking Through You - the stereo mix contains a false start which does not appear in the mono version (or the original UK release). The false start can be heard in the incorrect mono fold-down mix.

Track list

The Early Beatles

  1. Love Me Do (stereo)
  2. Twist And Shout (stereo)
  3. Anna (Go To Him) (stereo)
  4. Chains (stereo)
  5. Boys (stereo)
  6. Ask Me Why (stereo)
  7. Please Please Me (stereo)
  8. P. S. I Love You (stereo)
  9. Baby It's You (stereo)
  10. A Taste Of Honey (stereo)
  11. Do You Want To Know A Secret (stereo)
  12. Love Me Do (mono)
  13. Twist And Shout (mono)
  14. Anna (Go To Him) (mono)
  15. Chains (mono)
  16. Boys (mono)
  17. Ask Me Why (mono)
  18. Please Please Me (mono)
  19. P. S. I Love You (mono)
  20. Baby It's You (mono)
  21. A Taste Of Honey (mono)
  22. Do You Want To Know A Secret (mono)

Beatles VI

  1. Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey (stereo)
  2. Eight Days A Week (stereo)
  3. You Like Me Too Much (stereo)
  4. Bad Boy (stereo)
  5. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party (stereo)
  6. Words Of Love (stereo)
  7. What You're Doing (stereo)
  8. Yes It Is (stereo)
  9. Dizzy Miss Lizzy (stereo)
  10. Tell Me What You See (stereo)
  11. Every Little Thing (stereo)
  12. Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey (mono)
  13. Eight Days A Week (mono)
  14. You Like Me Too Much (mono)
  15. Bad Boy (mono)
  16. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party (mono)
  17. Words Of Love (mono)
  18. What You're Doing (mono)
  19. Yes It Is (mono)
  20. Dizzy Miss Lizzy (mono)
  21. Tell Me What You See (mono)
  22. Every Little Thing (mono)

Help! Original Motion Picture Sound Track

  1. Help! (stereo)
  2. The Night Before (stereo)
  3. From Me To You Fantasy (Instrumental) (stereo)
  4. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (stereo)
  5. I Need You (stereo)
  6. In The Tyrol (Instrumental) (stereo)
  7. Another Girl (stereo)
  8. Another Hard Day's Night (Instrumental) (stereo)
  9. Ticket To Ride (stereo)
  10. The Bitter End/You Can't Do That (Instrumental) (stereo)
  11. You're Going To Lose That Girl (stereo)
  12. The Chase (Instrumental) (stereo)
  13. Help! (mono)
  14. The Night Before (mono)
  15. From Me To You Fantasy (Instrumental) (mono)
  16. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (mono)
  17. I Need You (mono)
  18. In The Tyrol (Instrumental) (mono)
  19. Another Girl (mono)
  20. Another Hard Day's Night (Instrumental) (mono)
  21. Ticket To Ride (mono)
  22. The Bitter End/You Can't Do That (Instrumental) (mono)
  23. You're Going To Lose That Girl (mono)
  24. The Chase (Instrumental) (mono)

Rubber Soul

  1. I've Just Seen A Face (stereo)
  2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (stereo)
  3. You Won't See Me (stereo)
  4. Think For Yourself (stereo)
  5. The Word (stereo)
  6. Michelle (stereo)
  7. It's Only Love (stereo)
  8. Girl (stereo)
  9. I'm Looking Through You (stereo)
  10. In My Life (stereo)
  11. Wait (stereo)
  12. Run For Your Life (stereo)
  13. I've Just Seen A Face (mono)
  14. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (mono)
  15. You Won't See Me (mono)
  16. Think For Yourself (mono)
  17. The Word (mono)
  18. Michelle (mono)
  19. It's Only Love (mono)
  20. Girl (mono)
  21. I'm Looking Through You (mono)
  22. In My Life (mono)
  23. Wait (mono)
  24. Run For Your Life (mono)

Release history

  • Capitol/Apple CDP 0946 3 57716 2 6, released April 11, 2006

The Capitol Albums Vol. 2 Sampler

The Capitol Albums Vol. 2 Sampler

The Capitol Albums Vol. 2 Sampler, back cover

The Capitol Albums Vol. 2 Sampler, back cover

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Binding: Audio CD
Format: Box set
Publisher: Capitol
Manufacturer: Capitol
Offers - Buy New From: $88.00 Used From: $60.00

Features the second four Capitol albums using the original unique Capitol masters -- complete with added reverb and compression. Includes THE EARLY BEATLES, BEATLES VI, HELP! ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK, and RUBBER SOUL. Each disc includes the mono and stereo mixes.

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