Re: She’s So Heavy ending would have been unacceptable...
The transition from "I Want You" to "Here Comes the Sun" on CD -- an accident of having only one side -- is one of the sublimest moments in the whole Beatles catalogue. I guess the sudden ending would have a different effect on vinyl.
I just started listening through their discography on US releases. Meet the Beatles is not a good album. Is "I Want to Hold Your Hand" the lamest song they ever did? Not meant as backlash against an iconic track; the song really does suck.