Rockbandfan23467;3344653 said:The American Rubber Soul is underrated, people don't give it the praise it deserves because it's a "butchered" album.
ValiantPaul;3344646 said:I don't think its underrated. I think it's near perfect. It's in my top 3.
SystemSCSnake;3352439 said:Let It Be is underrated I agree, people ignore the music and dislike it because of the Beatles' troubles and such during the time. However, the music is still pure, Let it Be, and Across the Universe are still masterpieces.
mva5580;3344889 said:But the American versions of those albums do not count, at all. They're just altered versions of the original albums that The Beatles made. Obviously yes, if you look at it just based on what that album is, it's very good. But that's because it contains elements of both Help! and Rubber Soul. So there really isn't any praise that needs to be heaped upon it because it was the choice of Capitol to go out on their own rather than put faith in what The Beatles themselves actually released. The US albums pre-Sgt. Pepper can never really be a part of any "best Beatles album" conversation.
Glass_Onion;3353199 said:Anything by the Beatles is awesome full stop! I don't care what version it is. Why did they make their albums different for America anyway? Let it be is awesome and so is everything else they made. They are still the greatest band the world has EVER seen. I get bored of other music and never get bored of The Beatles. They are timeless classic songs.
chumsicles;3353215 said:Capitol Records in America rearranged their albums and mixed in hit singles with album tracks, something which was common practice in the US.
Rockbandfan23467;3353304 said:And tracks from other albums. Why did they stop after Revolver?
jimmerhoft;3353599 said:I think it was because in 66/67 they renegotiated their contract with Capitol and put in a clause that Capitol couldn't rearrange any future albums. At least I remember hearing something along those lines a few years ago.
HotMangoChutney;3358078 said:Pretty much all American labels stopped butchering albums by UK groups around this time; The Rolling Stones' early '67 release Between the Buttons was the last of their altered albums as well.