22 April 2008, gsparaco @ 12:36 pm
Beatles VI (Silver Apple SIAP042)
stereo: Eight Days A Week, Kansas City, Words Of Love, Yes It Is, I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party, Every Little Thing, What You’re Doing, You Like Me Too Much, Tell Me What You See, Bad Boy, Dizzy Miss Lizzie
mono: Eight Days A Week, Kansas City, Words Of Love, Yes It Is, I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party, Every Little Thing, What You’re Doing, You Like Me Too Much, Tell Me What You See, Bad Boy, Dizzy Miss Lizzie
This is titled Beatles VI, but is in reality the seventh US album. Capitol apparently didn’t count The Beatles Story, a double album with press conferences and interviews. Counting the releases by Vee Jay and United Artists, this is the ninth Beatles release in the US in less than eighteen months.
Beatles VI was released on June 14th, 1965 just in time for their summer tour of the US. Silver Apple presents on pressed silver the excellent MR release that has both the stereo and mono versions of the album. The sound quality is really nice on this one in particular with the depth of the vinyl.
The material on this album contain the six tracks left off of Beatles For Sale and Beatles ’65. Also included are two songs written specifically for the American market, “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” and “Bad Boy.” This represents the only time The Beatles did something like this for the US. Included also is the B-side to the latest single “Yet It Is” in re-channeled stereo. Finally, two songs scheduled for Help! were included, “Tell Me What You See” and “You Like Me Too Much.”If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)