22 April 2008, gsparaco @ 6:51 am
Something New (Silver Apple SIAP039)
stereo: I’ll Cry Instead, Things We Said Today, Any Time At All, When I Get Home, Slow Down, Matchbox, Tell Me Why, And I Love Her, I’m Happy Just To Dance With You, If I Fell, Komm Gib Mir Diene Hand
mono: I’ll Cry Instead, Things We Said Today, Any Time At All, When I Get Home, Slow Down, Matchbox, Tell Me Why, And I Love Her, I’m Happy Just To Dance With You, If I Fell, Komm Gib Mir Diene Hand
Something Newwas released on July 20th, 1964. It is the third Capitol release and came out a month after United Artists released the soundtrack to A Hard Day’s Night. Because of a licensing issue, Capitol was able to release all of the songs from the UK A Hard Day’s Night. This is a silver pressed copy of the MR release containing both stereo and mono needle drop transfers of the LP. The sound quality is excellent and the transfer is perfect.
Some of the songs from A Hard Day’s Night were issued by Capitol as singles only, while others are featured on this album and Beatles ’65. For contractual reasons the label couldn’t release this under the common name so they chose Something New. United Artists never received stereo mixes of the songs, so Capitol was able to present in stereo selections that UA issued only in mono and fake stereo.
All in all, eight songs from the Hard Day’s Nightalbum combine with the two remaining “Long Tall Sally” EP songs and “Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand” (which wasn’t released in the UK yet) to form this album, the whole of which is in true stereo. The songs are in reverse order to the British LP. Three songs, “Hard Day’s Night,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “Can’t Buy Me Love,” did not appear on any Capitol album for some time. One song from the British album would appear on Beatles ’65 later in the year.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)