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Beatles recordings (New issues and reissues).

Discussion in 'Music' started by Ockeghem, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Wayne_j

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    Currently downloading the 96/24 White Album files from HDTracks. Got it for $84 with their discount code.
     
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    I just want a reasonably priced copy of the mono "White Album."

    I'm quite happy with the sound/mix of the stereo CD I own (I couldn't tell you off hand if it's a pre or post remaster release but it doesn't matter as I like it).
     
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    WillG

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    Just listened, was very satisfied with the 5.1. Mixes. Back in the USSR had a cool effect where the airplane audio “circled” around the speakers. Rest was also good. Not overdone but surrounds provided proper ambiance and also kicked in appropriately.

    Ironically, I guessed that Revolution #9 was going to be one of tracks that would get the most “advantage” from 5.1. And I was right.

    On a more negative irony, i anticipated that Wild Honey Pie would be a 5.1 delight, but found that stayed mostly front heavy.

    On Bungalow Bill you can hear more of what I assume is Yoko.
     
  4. Mike Frezon

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    Thanks for the review of the 5.1 mixes, Will! :thumbsup:

    :laugh:
     
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    Thanks. Warning, don’t take my word for it, I’m hardly an expert in these matters. But I enjoyed it and happy I own a 5.1 copy.
     
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    Still waiting for them to reissue the old EP set in vinyl (preferably frm analog remasters)...

    While the CD set from the 90s is very nice (for those who can find a copy under $200), I much prefer the vinyl.. Unfortunately, every copy I've seen on Ebay + elsewhere has been light-years out of my price range.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words, John. I appreciate it. You're going to enjoy the box set!
    Marshall
     
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    Spent some time with the Super Deluxe White Album set last night; the price is daunting but I really wanted the Esher Demos and the 3 discs of Sessions, and that's the only way to get them all. It's a pretty special album to me, so I went for it. The remix is pretty satisfying overall. Gone are the hard pans of guitars and drums in one channel and vocals in the other, which was always obnoxious.

    The Esher Demos are fascinating (acoustic versions of Back in the USSR and While My Guitar Gently Weeps? Yes please!) and I have zero regrets about the splurge. I'm partway into the outtakes/alternate takes and they're fascinating as well. The book is huge and full of fine print so it's going to take a while to work through it as well. So really from a content standpoint I'm more than satisfied despite the price.
     
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    Beatles-t-shirt.
     
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    That certainly is NOT a selling point! :laugh:
     
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    Dennis Nicholls

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    I'm just not impressed with the price structure of old re-releases of pop music. They should be cheaper than when originally released. This is the case with classical recordings. Here is an instructive pair of examples.

    The White Album re-release $138.74

    The Decca Brahms 5 CD set $17.23 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002C8BQ38/

    I picked up the Decca Brahms set to get the Szeryng violin concerto, along with the Szeryng/Starker double concerto. This set includes all four symphonies and all four concertos, plus a few shorter works. The Sawallisch/VSO set of the symphonies is very fine although I prefer the Karajan/BPO cycles. This collection was remastered for CD from the original Philips masters dating from around 1970, so they are the same vintage as the Beatles albums.
     
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    For those interested I found the 50th anniversary White Album in vinyl at Cracker Barrel tonight.
     
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    What did you think of the rough versions of Paul's song "Junk" and John's "Child of Nature" (later "Jealous Guy")?

    ~Ben
     
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    Damn! I should have waited.
     
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    Oy...

    Restraint is difficult.
     

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