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For me = a big :)
Apparently that's what the Beatles did mastering in and the Stereo versions we now have aren't the ones they cared about at all.
Annoyingly it looks like you'll only get the mono ones in a box so I'll have to own the earlier stuff I don't really want. I probably won't be able to justify the expense anyway. :(
Brilliant versions. The CDs were awful. You can't go wrong with Purple Chick or the Dr Ebbetts ones.
but frankly I'll wait and see what the new CDs bring.
You have all the vocals on one side and maybe the drums on the other. It's not a big deal on the stereo in your living room but it can be annoying when you're listening on headphones.
But supposedly the Beatles spent hours and hours and hours mastering their records to mono but didn't think stereo was much cop so let someone else master the stereo takes in a couple of hours. I'm interested to hear how different they can sound.
If I bought it and it was the same I'd just take it back.
The Beatles have a really boring website...
If they all come in a nice huge box, I'll be happy. The documentaries on each album sound good. I look forward to the MMT one most, because that's the one no-one ever cares or talks about despite it being full of their best songs.
It's the EP plus five standout single tracks in a sort of best-of to make an album. As that blurb points out, it's only really existed like this since the CD version of 1987 (though I have a feeling it was a vinyl album in the states in that form originally.
Over here it was a double EP, which is just stupid and confusing and boring. Over there, it was an album, like Meet The Beatles or any of the other Capitol issues.
It's The Beatles at their creative peak. Whether or not it got full release in the UK is irrelevant in whether or not I want to know about how it was made.
Over here it was never released in that form until 1987. I don't think there's anything wrong with the songs but that's why it's not given the recognition you're talking about because it didn't exist in its present form as a 'proper' Beatles release.
and to think they were releasing such amazing singles which didn't even go on official albums at the time is pretty absurd.
that they don't embrace the loudness war.
If you want it.
Mono and stereo.
bring it on!
The whole catalogue (14 albums), bought separately, will set you back a mere £137.
September is gonna hurt.
Should die in a fire.
I suppose it seemed like a great idea at the time; I mean, would they believe us if we told them we'd be able to carry 1,000 odd LPs on something the size of a pack of fags?
But still, it's raped all my Bowie recordings..