15 September 2008, Pop Go the Beatles @ 1:31 pm
The Beatles Beat (Dr. Ebbett DBM-045)
1. She Loves You 2. Thank You Girl 3. From Me To You 4. I’ll Get You 5. I Want To Hold Your Hand 6. Hold Me Tight 7. Can’t Buy Me Love 8. You Can’t do That 9. Roll Over Beethoven 10. Till There Was You 11. Money 12. Please, Mister Postman
Odeon is a German label founded by Max Strauss and Heinrich Zunz, named after a theatre in Paris. It became an EMI subsidiary upon EMI’s formation in 1931. With branches running in several territories including Brasil, France, and Japan, Odeon remained an EMI subsidiary until the end of the LP era, in some markets as Odeon and in others as EMI Odeon. Originally released in Germany in 1964 (Odeon 0 83-692) in MONO. The original Mono issue of this LP with the green label can be very hard to find and could be worth close to $500 in Mint condition. This was the 1st album released in 1964 in Germany with the same track list, The Beatles Beat Odeon 0 83-692 and Deutscher Schallplatten E-043, were the other 2. This transfer comes from the STEREO re-release in 1981 (Odeon 1C-072-04 363).
Dr Ebbet’s (DBM-045 Stereo) transfer is sharp, crisp and clean boasting super separation and gain. Up tempo songs like “Roll Over Beethoven”, “Can’t Buy Me Love” & “Money (That’s What I Want)” explode from your speakers, while ballads like “Till There Was You”, “I’ll Get You” & “Thank You Girl” come across softly & sweetly reminding the listener of the tremendous range the Fab-4 were capable of. This album is a nice compilation of the boy’s early work, beautifully transferred by Dr. Ebbets.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)