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Abbey Road, 50th anniversary

Discussion in 'music' started by Joe P, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

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  2. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member


    Having shelled out £100 for multiple CDs of 50th anniversary White Album seemingly only yesterday, it really brings home how quickly Abbey Road followed. And there was the whole Let It Be palaver in between.

    Super deluxe again I guess - but I’ll probably wait for the post-Christmas price reduction.

    PS - what on earth is Dolby Atmos? I see it is nearly an anagram of Thomas Dolby, but I expect that is irrelevant.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2019
  3. Dave***t

    Dave***t pfm Member

    I liked what he/they did with the Sgt. Pepper and White Album anniversary editions, but Abbey Road seems a bit different.

    AIUI the original stereo mixes of the older albums were pretty much an afterthought, and the mono mixes were the real focus. As such, the opportunity presented by the 50th anniversary versions to hear a 'proper' stereo mix of those instead of the occasionally weird 'drum kit in one speaker, vocals in the other' way the previous stereo remasters could sound was an especially interesting part of the anniversary editions. More like the reworking was addressing an issue instead of just tarting up existing versions.

    But with Abbey Road, hadn't the stereo penny dropped by then, meaning that the original stereo version was the 'proper' version? So the 2009 remasters are a bit more relevant.

    I'm sure the new version can still be great, but to me that makes the new version a bit less desirable than was the case with the last two. I'll probably still get it, mind.
  4. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    I like what Giles Martin did with Sgt. Pepper's and The White Album - at least, as far as their stand-alone vinyl releases go - and I'm hoping the vinyl release of Abbey Road will be as good. I'm also keen to hear Abbey Road in 5.1 as The White Album in surround sound works for me - it's certainly a lot better than the surround sound version of Sgt. Pepper's, which was mastered loud, loud, loud.
  5. Fudgemaster

    Fudgemaster pfm Member

    I have ordered the QRP edition, £26, so hopefully a potential bargain?
  6. mrlamonta

    mrlamonta pfm Member

    My friend has ordered the QRP and is hoping the same. I have a few QRP records and they are great. I might try to grab one of these next month.
  7. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    It’s a surround sound system that uses additional speakers to provide height information.
  8. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

  9. spengenuk

    spengenuk pfm Member

    I believe QRP (Quality Record Pressings), is the pressing plant for releases in North America. They are alleged to be of a very good standard. I fancy that version myself.
  10. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    It appears that whatever is done/changed with Beatles’ recordings there is a market for it...
  11. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Market for The Beatles is huge, the surviving members probably making more off the catalogue than ever. Ringo Starr has a higher net worth than Robert Plant or Jimmy Page last time I looked. Abbey Road sounds like a very 'modern' record to my ears.
  12. Fudgemaster

    Fudgemaster pfm Member

    The QRP version is available from Diverse Vinyl.
  13. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

    jeeeez, how many times are they going to flog this mediocre horses arse of an album....
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  14. Jonn

    Jonn Tons of Trouble

    About 12 million times so far :)
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  15. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I think it is a brilliant album, better than most bands entire career
  16. Fudgemaster

    Fudgemaster pfm Member

    And, as with most Beatles tunes, you can sing along and feel happier.
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  17. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

    I've never heard of anyone doing that with any other song... they must've been amazing artists.
  18. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Sadly I can't register an account with them, it just keeps reloading the page without throwing any error messages or anything.
  19. tedmanzie

    tedmanzie pfm Member

    I really love these new stereo mixes, the clarity is amazing and for me they sound better without doing anything weird. Unless you consider doing a new mix weird :)
    I hope they do Revolver next.
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  20. guey

    guey pfm Member

    This talk at the British Library might be of interest

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