The Beatles albums remixed by Giles Martin

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Karl Henning

Quote from: j winter on November 10, 2022, 12:45:43 PM
Yes, the mono box is a beautiful thing.  I have to admit I prefer the White Album in stereo, since that's how I grew up listening to it, but for everything Pepper & before, I tend to prefer the original mono.  The Rolling Stones put out a mono box shortly after the Beatles did, and it's also the way to go IMO....

Interesting! My other favorite monaural remaster discoveries are the inaugural albums by Jethro Tull and Pink Floyd: This Was Jethro Tull and Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Leo K.

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I'm a fan of the new mixes but also glad for all my UK (original pressings) Beatles LPs on my shelf. I'm deaf in 1 ear, so don't hear the stereo remixes as they should be heard, but I like the clarity when I play back on a mono setting.

Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Nice and tasteful promo/animation video of Here, There and Everywhere. I wonder why George Martin and Paul didn't want to add strings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FusIKjztap8

Brian



This was just uploaded on Qobuz and I am streaming now. It sounds so "good," it almost feels like cheating in a way. The clarity and stereo sound picture on "Love You To" are astonishing, and "Eleanor Rigby" is darn near transcendent on headphones. When the "band begins to play" midway through "Yellow Submarine," it genuinely sounds like someone has just put on an LP of oompah music.

But if I say "it sounds like it was recorded yesterday", I mean that in two senses. Obviously, the fidelity is one. But the other is less positive. In recent years, pop music has trended to more heavily produced music, usually not the product of an actual band playing together in the moment in the studio, but more likely individual performances laid down separately and combined/manipulated after the fact. With this remastering, and the situating of the various voices on the left/right spectrum, you can sense the manipulation more strongly. I started wondering how many people were actually in the studio at a given time.

Pros and cons! As a document of whatever was happening in the recording session, it feels like this remix separates us from the live, unfiltered sound of the band. But as a sonic experience, good lord it's obscenely wonderful.

Dry Brett Kavanaugh


Karl Henning

This chap is sorely disappointed, especially in "I Am the Walrus."

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Quote from: Karl Henning on November 14, 2023, 08:11:07 AMThis chap is sorely disappointed, especially in "I Am the Walrus."




The guy doesn't explain why the original recordings sound better than the remix. Imo, the remixed albums sound significantly better with widened vocals and clarified instruments though Paul's bass is louder.

DavidW

Quote from: Karl Henning on November 14, 2023, 08:11:07 AMThis chap is sorely disappointed, especially in "I Am the Walrus."



Negativity does drive views though.  Unfortunately a negative review on YT is no guarantee of authenticity. 

Karl Henning

Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on November 15, 2023, 05:40:47 AMThe guy doesn't explain why the original recordings sound better than the remix. Imo, the remixed albums sound significantly better with widened vocals and clarified instruments though Paul's bass is louder.

I've only just dipped a toe into an Old Brown Shoe, so I haven't formed an opinion. His complaint viz. "I Am the Walrus" has me curious, though. That track really drew me in when I first heard it on the blue compilation, back when.

Quote from: DavidW on November 15, 2023, 06:18:16 AMNegativity does drive views though.  Unfortunately a negative review on YT is no guarantee of authenticity. 

Aptly observed, and since I upbraid Hurwitz for his blithe negativity, it would not become me to celebrate this brief rant overmuch.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Quote from: Karl Henning on November 15, 2023, 06:31:42 AMI've only just dipped a toe into an Old Brown Shoe, so I haven't formed an opinion. His complaint viz. "I Am the Walrus" has me curious, though. That track really drew me in when I first heard it on the blue compilation, back when.

Aptly observed, and since I upbraid Hurwitz for his blithe negativity, it would not become me to celebrate this brief rant overmuch.

As for Old Brown Shoe, the added guitar riff occasionally sounds rough but I like the vocal and guitar solo.

Dry Brett Kavanaugh


Karl Henning

Quote from: Karl Henning on November 14, 2023, 08:11:07 AMThis chap is sorely disappointed, especially in "I Am the Walrus."


I've listened at last to the remix of "I Am the Walrus."


IMO, he doth simply protest too much.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot