Beatlemania Albums[US]——美版披头四唱片集


When the Beatles' albums were reissued on CD in 1987, the group seized the opportunity to standardize their catalog internationally, choosing to release the British version of their LPs on CD in every territory throughout the world. From their standpoint, it made sense creatively, since these were the albums they intended to make, and it also made sense from a consumer standpoint, since these British LPs were longer than their foreign counterparts, particularly the American LPs released between 1964 and 1965. While the reasoning behind the move was sound, it was controversial in America, since the vast majority of their audience there not only grew up on the U.S. versions, they may not have even been aware that there were great differences in how the music was issued in both the U.S. and U.K. up until Sgt. Pepper in 1967.
In Britain, songs issued on singles were usually not repeated on LPs; in America, they frequently were. British LPs tended to have 14 songs; American ones only 11 or 12. As a result, Capitol reconfigured and retitled Beatles releases for the U.S.; where Parlophone put out Please Please Me (1963), With the Beatles (1963), A Hard Day's Night (1964), and Beatles for Sale (1964) prior to Help!, Capitol, using much the same material, squeezed out Meet the Beatles! (1964), The Beatles' Second Album (1964), Something New (1964), Beatles '65 (1964), The Early Beatles (1965), and Beatles VI (1965). (It's even more complicated than this, of course, but space does not permit a more complete discussion.) from AMG
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