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Re: The U.S. version of Revolver

Posted by **backbeat** on Apr 1, 2014 at 4:55:08 PM:
In Reply to: Re: The U.S. version of Revolver posted by **superfan** on Mar 31, 2014 at 7:55:32 PM:

** I was recently listening to the U.S. version of Revolver and thought to myself that listeners at the time must've thought that John nearly disappeared from the group. I mean even on most of the Capitol albums before hand John was pretty dominant but at the time the U.S. fans had no knowledge of what Capitol was doing in that three of the Lennon tracks meant for Revolver were put on Yesterday and Today.
** But it's really hard to screw the Beatles up. Even though they were not the band's true vision most of the Capitol albums are actually still quite good. I recently picked up the U.S. albums set and the only album that I'm not super crazy about is the Help Soundtrack. First generation U.S. fans aren't happy with the set though because for the most part the Dexterised mixes from the initial Capitol releases are gone. Occasionally an alternate take would be sent over to the U.S. most likely in error. So I believe they still kept tracks like that on the new Capitol reissues. One of the most notable ones is the stereo version of "I'm Looking Through You" which has two false starts.
*In regards to John being missing, I'm not sure fans thought of the group in the terms of a "John song" or a "Paul song," - even after being a pretty big fan of the Beatles, for years I thought Paul was singing "Eight days a week." I think people just assumed Paul and John had an equal amount of input into the songs whether they sung them or not. Now of course we know every little detail of who contributed what, but back then, I don't think people thought of it in that way. I'm sure many didn't know who was singing what.

yes we all knew who was singing lead because on the back cover of the album it listed who sang lead beside each song under 'Lead Vocals'

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