Three days to go !!!!
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Got the email that I should receive it tomorrow. Getting almost excited :-)
be very interested to hear what you think of the set, i', dropping some serious hints for this for christmas, but maybe i should be just asking for the post 68 individual releases from this set and getting the mono set next spring? has the mono set been confirmed? Is there really 'that' much of a difference between the mono and stereo recordings?
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Got back from work today and there it was, waiting for me...an extremely tatty amazon outer box - big but torn at the corners. Worried? Of course.
But I shouldn't have been - inside was its own "outer" box, then inside that was the real thing. Here's a few pics of the unveiling.
Only managed to listen to one side so far - Sgt Pepper Side 1. I'm not a Beatles version expert, the last vinyl versions that I listened to were over 30 years ago, and they were pretty worn. But comparing this one side with other vinyl, and my Beatles CDs, the instruments all seem to be very distinguishable and the bass lines are very defined - a really enjoyable listen so far. Seemed a pity to open the plastic on the first record, but hey ho!
I'm not finding it online now, but I read a very interesting review last night where someone blind-tested the new remasters with both the 1979 box set and the 1982 half-speed MFSL pressings. The results were mixed, overall as a package iirc the new remasters came out top, but it wasn't consistent album by album.
I wonder what the side-effects are of half-speed cutting, and why isn't it used as a matter of course when cutting so-called definitive audiophile pressings such as these? I understand that at least they were DMM.
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Could someone post links to the individual releases on amazon? I want to buy the individial releases that arent included in the 'mono' set. I'm not sure if a mono set has been confirmed for vinyl yet, but i dont have the money for the full stereo set at the moment, so would like to pick up the post 68 releases now, and then maybe get the mono set if its released or if it isnt pick up the remaining stereo albums down the line.
Am i right in thinking i'm after
Let It Be
Hi Mick, you may want to add "Past Masters" too. The stereo "Past Masters" and the mono "Mono Masters" (which I'm assuming will be in the 2013 mono vinyl box set) are different. Sadly I can't link to Amazon for you, it's a blocked site on my current work server. Also have you tried The Beatles own website? You can buy direct from there as well.
Thanks, we are blocked here at work also its such a pain! Actually its only half blocked.. we can get to amazon but can see any pictures which makes it a little trickier!
Just playing the new LP of 'Abbey Road'. Sounds superb. Quite a warm sounding pressing but really brings the music into the room - better overall than the CD of the remaster. Only got this one so far. Can't afford the box set at present so will be collecting them one by one.
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Still undecided about it.
The new complication (see my sig) is the fact that what I really should be spending my money on is a new cartridge for my turntable. I can't afford to buy both. Well not unless I buy a really cheap cartridge which I wouldn't be satisfied with.
If I spent £300 on a box set now, I'd feel like the fella in the old joke who sold his telly to buy a video. Ho hum.
Just playing the new LP of 'Abbey Road'. Sounds superb.
It'sd like an Advent calendar - that's the one I'll open tonight then
Have got every Beatle album on 24bit which sound brilliant far better than the orignal vinyl copy's in my collection also The Door's albums are brilliant on 24bit. Still purchase vinyl in most cases it sounds better than digital.
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I have the red and blue 'Greatest hits' albums remastered on cd.
Dug out some original 7" mono singles from that era: 'Please Please Me, 'From Me To You', 'I Feel Fine' and 'Ticket To Ride' (these were inherited from my Brother and sister).
The original mono pressings are far better, albeit a couple sound like eggs and bacon being fried. When I played Pleas Please Me on 7" you can actually hear L&M spitting into the microphone when they sing the 'P', almost like the woofer is jumping out. Also on 'I Feel Fine' single you can hear Macca at the end making doggy barks. This seems to have been edited to certain extent in the remastered version. It's still there, nowhere near as audible as on the record.
For clarity and detail the CD remastered versions are great. If you want a really involving experience the vinyl wins hands down IMO.
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I have really enjoyed playing several of the newly remastered vinyl releases, particularly Rubber Soul and Sgt.Pepper. I do own loads of Bealtes stuff, mostly reprints but a couple of original LPs and the 1970s "Blue Box", and all the CDs in stereo and mono. I haven't done exhaustive A-B testing, rather I've enjoyed playing these records again and again without comparing their sound to previous releases.
However, last night I was startled by how good The Bealtes (White Album) sounded in its newly remastered vinyl form. One of those "I'm hearing things I haven't previously noticed" sessions, but mostly how the whole thing sounded so wonderful.
Looking forward to next year's mono box set.
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I had a big vinyl listening day the other day and I finally got round to listening to some of the Beatles Box set, Sgt Pepper sounded great, by far the best I have ever heard it, but then I've only ever heard it on CD before.Maybe I shouldn't mention this as its a little embarrassing but as I have only ever heard it on CD before I'm used to the last track just stopping, on the Vinyl I didn't realise it goes on indefinitely, I sat there for 10 mins listening to the same loop over and over again until I got bored and then I realised that I could have sat there all day, doh Great idea though, never ending vinyl
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