The Beatles – The Capitol Albums Vol.2 (2006)
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Size: 1.30 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Capitol / Apple | Cat#: CDP 0946 3 57716 2 6 | Genre: Classic Rock
The Capitol Albums, Volume 2 is a box set compilation composed of The Beatles’ 1965 American Capitol Records releases. The set, which contains stereo and mono versions of all 92 tracks (with all of the tracks on The Early Beatles and many of the tracks on Beatles VI being released in stereo on compact disc for the first time) was announced on 22 March 2006. Like The Capitol Albums, Volume 1, the CDs did not contain the original George Martin mixes released in Britain in the 1960s. Instead, the CDs were mastered from mixes prepared by Capitol A&R executive Dave Dexter, Jr., who, in 1965 took the submaster tapes from Capitol Records’ vaults and added reverb to several tracks and simulated stereo on mono tracks (the proof that these are Dexter’s mixes being the false start on “I’m Looking Through You”). Initially, however, the CDs only used Dexter’s stereo mixes, with the mono tracks consisting of the two stereo channels folded into a single channel. Dexter’s mono mixes were made available on the second pressings of these albums.
The official release date of 11 April 2006, was the 42nd anniversary of The Beatles holding a record 14 positions in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This was one week after The Beatles monopolised the Top 5 positions in the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The box set debuted on the Billboard 200 album chart on 29 April 2006, at number 46, with approximate sales of 27,000 copies. It was awarded a gold record by the RIAA on 19 May 2006.
Personnel / Credits:
• John Lennon – Guitars, Vocals
• Paul McCartney – Bass, Vocals
• George Harrison – Lead Guitar, Vocals
• Ringo Starr – Drums, Vocals
• Recorded Date: 1962–1965, Abbey Road Studios, London, United Kingdom
• Released Date: April 11, 2006
• Producer: George Martin
• More info: Here