Posted by **Beatles Fan Robert** on Aug 29, 2017 at 4:01:33 PM:
There is a type of mythology surrounding the Beatles.
And before I get slammed for being anti-fabs, let me explain.
Of the several albums released between 1964 and 1969, the following were movie sound tracks, or released at the same time as the movie:
Hard Day's Night
Those two were proper studio albums, as they had some if not all original material, and did not have the soundtrack muzak.
Contrast that to the two soundtrack albums of the same names available finally in the US Albums box set, and Help! even in the Capitol Albums box set volume 2.
Magical Mystery Tour
Let It Be
Of the three, only Let It Be was, for intents and purposes, a studio album, albeit one with two producers with different content, including the much later releases revised Naked.
Magical was first an EP that was a companion to the televised program, which quickly fizzeled. In America Captiol Records married the EP to the 1967 singles and came up with a pretty good album, albeit one that was basically a best hits of 1967 with the somewhat mixed bag from the EP (a couple of real clunkers, with Fool On The Hill and I Am the Walrus being the gems).
Sub was a rehash of past hits along with George Martin scored soundtrack (basically Muzak that few people listened to more than once out of curiosity more than anything else, not to fault Martin). Without the soundtrack it is two retreads, along with some also rans from the Pepper period.
So there you have it.
4 of the 13 "offical" albums are in actuality not truly proper albums, if you count HDN and H from the American perspective. LIB although having some snippets of studio banter inserted by Spector was really the second to last album released while they were still officially a group.
Which brings me to the "live" concert albums released during their brief span.
Only Hollywood saw the light of day. And I believe it was after they disbanded.
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