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Of course you'll need to get your custom Beatles mono cartridge in
order to play the mono reissues properly...

link: http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/ortofon-develops-tribute-mono-cartridge/

On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 9:22 AM, Paul Urbahns <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Rod Smear  wrote:
>
>> and don't forget that, with less songs on the LPs, less $$ needs to be
>> paid for royalties. Am I correct on that?
>
> That's right, but I don't think mechanical royalties was why  Capitol
> started cutting up the albums. Vee Jay started by dropping two tracks from
> Please Please Me to create the Introducing album, because typically
> American albums of the period had 12 songs. Please Please Me is different
> as it had the singles on it, but with the second album (in the UK) With The
> Beatles did not have the first single they was going to promote it, so they
> added that. Therefore three of the original songs were left off. In the US,
> 45 singles were used to promote the sales of albums. So it is important
> that the albums contain the hits. In England apparently that was not the
> case.
>
> That's my major complaint with the UK releases, (other than Please Please
> Me), the early Beatles UK albums do not have their hits, the hits were
> issued in England on 45s and EPs.
>
> Paul Urbahns
> Radcliff, Ky