This past week as the new Beatles box set The U.S. Albums was coming out, I published a little comparison of 37 tracks and whether certain aspects matched up with the versions heard on the original U.S. releases (see here). After word got out that this collection of 13 U.S. Beatles albums would largely be sourced from the recent 2009 remasters instead of the Capitol master tapes where they were sourced originally, Beatles fans all over the Internet began to talk about whether these unique Americanisms in the mixes would still be there. I’m talking about things like the false starts in “I’m Looking Through You” or the extra verse in “I’ll Cry Instead.” These interesting anomalies were heard on the original American albums but missing on the U.K. versions that the 2009 remasters were previously prepared for. Unfortunately, a few people took my posted results in a way I did not intend and actually thought I was criticizing the way certain tracks did not match up. The truth of the matter is that I applaud the new set and feel it offers improved versions of the original U.S. albums.