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'Hey Jude' - The Album
« on: March 19, 2004, 08:18:02 PM »


From The Beatles On Apple    by Bruce Spizer (2003):

Beatles historians and collectors have always assumed that Capitol Records was the driving force behind the "Hey Jude" album. This, however, is not the case. Allen Klein was anxious to have another Beatles album delivered to Capitol under the terms of the lucrative new contract signed between the parties. In late November, 1969, he asked Allan Steckler, an Abkco employee assigned to manage Apple, if there was any material available to put into a Beatles album.

Steckler reviewed the Capitol catalog to determine what songs had yet to appear on an American album. He selected ten songs covering the Beatles` almost entire career and programmed the running order. This information was forwarded to EMI with instructions to compile a stereo master tape for the LP. Four of the pre-1969 songs had never appeared on a British album and needed to be mixed for stereo. Existing stereo mixes were used for the other selections.

"Can`t Buy Me Love" and "I Should Have Known Better" were mixed for stereo on June 22, 1964, for inclusion on the stereo version of the Parlophone album "A Hard Day`s Night" (PCS 3058). EMI used these mixes for the new LP. As the stereo version of the United Artists soundtrack LP contains mono mixes of these songs, the "Hey Jude" album marked the stereo debut of these songs in America.

"Paperback Writer" was mixed for stereo on October 31, 1966, for the British hits album "A Collection Of Beatles Oldies (But Goodies)" (Parlophone PCS 7016). For the "Hey Jude" LP, EMI used an alternate stereo mix with reversed stereo and louder backing vocals. Because the single`s flip side, "Rain", had only been issued in mono, EMI had to create a stereo mix. On December 2, 1969, George Martin, assisted by engineers Geoff Emerick and Phil McDonald, made a stereo mix of "Rain" from Take 7. A stereo mix of "Lady Madonna" from Take 5 was also made that day.

On December 5, the same crew, along with second engineer Neil Richmond, created a stereo mix for "Revolution" from Take 16. Although "Hey Jude" had been mixed for stereo on August 2, 1968, a new stereo mix was made from Take 1 on December 5. The remaining three tracks for the album had previously been mixed for stereo. EMI assembled the master tape for the LP on December 8 and sent the tape to Abkco`s New York Headquarters.

At the time the album was conceived in late 1969, Apple, through Abkco, was taking a more active role in the production and promotion of its releases. Apple had become increasingly frustrated with Capitol`s handling of Apple product. According to Steckler, "Capitol was doing things in Capitol`s best interests, not the Beatles. Advertising and release dates centered around Capitol`s schedule, so things weren`t getting done when Apple wanted them done." In response, Apple began placing its own advertisements in the trades and directly handling production matters previously handled by Capitol.

Although Capitol had its own mastering facilities in the Capitol Tower and in its New York studios, Steckler began taking the tapes of all Apple releases to Bell Sound Studio, Inc., 237 W. 54th Street, New York, New York, for mastering. He personally supervised the mastering, which was done by Sam Feldman. His relationship with Bell Sound dated back to 1961.

On December 11, 1969, Sam Feldman mastered two reference dubs of the album. The following day, 41 sets of lacquers, also cut by Feldman, were sent to Capitol. An additional two sets of lacquers, numbers 42 and 43, were sent to Capitol on January 21, 1970. The trail off areas to the records generated from these lacquers have the Bell Sound Machine stamped script logo and the hand etched initials "sf" for Sam Feldman.

By the time Capitol began pressing copies of the album, its new factory in Winchester, Virginia, had come on line and the Scranton plant was being phased out. First pressings of the album were manufactured by all four of Capitol`s factories.

Capitol initially assigend catalog number SO-385 to the record. The "S" stands for stereo and the "O" indicates a list price of $6.98. Although "Abbey Road" had a then-high list price of $6.98, Capitol and Apple had second thoughts about charging an extra dollar for an album containing no new songs. Prior to its release, the LP was numbered SW-385, with the "W" indicating a $5.98 list price. The trail off areas to the records generated from the original Bell Sound lacquers have the "SO" prefix. Some of the Winchester pressings have a "W" written over the "O" in the "SO" prefix.
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Re: 'Hey Jude' - The Album
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2004, 10:10:26 PM »

That was very interesting, Thank you.
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Re: 'Hey Jude' - The Album
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2004, 02:16:32 AM »

Indeed, quite interesting.  Just when you think you know everything.... ;-)

(And Bruce Spizer is a highly regarded Beatle author...his books are very detailed and accurate, which is always high praise for a Beatle book.)

Thanks!
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Re: 'Hey Jude' - The Album
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2004, 12:44:45 PM »

Good post... good info!
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Re: 'Hey Jude' - The Album
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2004, 01:36:06 PM »

can you get the hey jude album on cd?
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Re: 'Hey Jude' - The Album
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2004, 03:38:28 PM »

No; it's only on tape and vinyl. :(
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Re: 'Hey Jude' - The Album
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2004, 05:00:27 PM »

Why don't they put it on CD?
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Re: 'Hey Jude' - The Album
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2004, 06:22:55 PM »

Because there is no new music on it, everything is on other CD's (like Past Masters).
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Re: 'Hey Jude' - The Album
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2004, 06:44:14 PM »

Please don't talk about Past Masters! :(
LOL.
I saw Vol. 2 in a CD store today, but they didn't have the CD!!! :(
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Re: 'Hey Jude' - The Album
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2004, 04:10:49 AM »

Must not be much of a CD store!  ;-)
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Re: 'Hey Jude' - The Album
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2004, 10:03:24 AM »

Past Masters are essential CDs but not visually very interesting.
Hey Jude is just a compilation but with a really nice cover.
Do you buy an album for the music or for the photos?
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2004, 11:48:39 AM »

Even though it's just another Beatles compilation the Hey Jude album cover with some of the last photographs of the Beatles is the best.
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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2004, 05:13:48 PM »

I like early pictures the most hehe.
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Re: 'Hey Jude' - The Album
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2004, 02:11:55 PM »

[quote by=Ssarah link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1079727482,s=6 date=1079802027]Why don't they put it on CD?
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If I could get it on tape i know some one who could put it on CD. it would be like a burned copy though! :P
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Re: 'Hey Jude' - The Album
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2004, 02:15:45 PM »

Brilliant post as ever Wolf! :)

There are UK export copies of this LP too - that is they were pressed in the UK for export to the US, on the Parlophone label as opposed to Capital/Apple. The Beatles' export records are very highly sort and in some cases worth a HELL of a lot of money. The existance of an export copy of the 'Butcher Sleeve' Yesterday and Today LP is unconfirmed!!!

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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2004, 08:04:50 PM »


Unfortunately, I believe the Y&T Export butcher has been confirmed NOT to exist, though it had theorized to have been possible within the sequence of CPCS numbers (PCS standing for the standard Parlophone catalog number, with the prefix "C" standing for Capitol, as it mirrored a Capitol configuration)

There's a great thread on the Steve Clifford Beatles website about these export issues (sorry, don't remember the URL), with most of them being ultra-rare as noted.  However, I believe the most common is the CPCS "Hey Jude", which I believe was on Apple (not Parlophone) only, whereas the rest received Parlophone labels.

That said, you're still lucky if you have a copy.  According to the Steve Hoffman website:

www.stevehoffman.tv

...a brilliant place for all lovers of Beatles (or any) mix/release minutae, the export issue of this LP is one of the best SOUNDING releases of this material:  the American version used 3rd & 4th generation dubs, whereas the British version used much better tapes! 

So jump on EBay and grab a copy while you can!  I got mine for about $25 American, which is a much better deal than the hundreds (or even thousands) you'd spend on the other export issues.  Make a copy onto CD or have a friend do it, and enjoy the great music...
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Re: 'Hey Jude' - The Album
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2004, 09:27:20 PM »

Welcome Bizmopeen! GREAT post :)

I do have an export copy of Hey Jude, but I've never played it! Which is probably why I forgot it's on Apple not Parlophone! DOH!

Excellent info though, thanks :)

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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2004, 07:47:49 PM »

[quote by=The_End link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1079727482,s=16 date=1080854840]Welcome Bizmopeen! GREAT post :)

I do have an export copy of Hey Jude, but I've never played it! Which is probably why I forgot it's on Apple not Parlophone! DOH!

Excellent info though, thanks :)[/quote]

Thank you!  I just discovered this site, and there seems to be a lot of great info here.  Thanks for the welcome, and I look forward to digging in and enjoying...! :)

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« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2004, 08:02:42 PM »

[quote by=bizmopeen link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1079727482,s=17 date=1080935269]

Thank you!
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