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White Album 50th

Discussion in 'music' started by matt j, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Have I missed the thread for this? If not what's people's thoughts?

    I'm too young to have any decent Beatles releases, I bought the 50th Sgt Pepper's last year and it's ok, The White Album is my favourite of theirs though but I'm tempted to instead put the money towards a nice first pressing rather than this latest version.

    What do we think?
     
  2. Bananahead

    Bananahead pfm Member

    I understand that Beatles band were ok in their day. But a lot of it sounds very dated now.
     
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  3. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    A lot of now sounds very dated.
     
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  4. Martian Sunrise

    Martian Sunrise pfm Member

  5. Sloop John B

    Sloop John B pfm Member

    I’m certainly interested in owning the 3CD version of this. One of my favourite Beatles albums but a remix from masters could do wonders (particularly for the drums). Of course it then all depends how much compression is used on the final mastering. Generally the Beatles re-releases are not brickwalled.

    .sjb
     
  6. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    Giles has previous when it comes to mastering music too loud (INXS, Sgt. Pepper's blu ray) so I'm going to wait till I hear the word on the web before ordering a copy myself.
     
  7. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    50th White Turntable
     
  8. krenzler

    krenzler pfm Member

  9. krenzler

    krenzler pfm Member

     
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  10. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Well I decided to go for the CD copy in the end and it arrived today. It sounds fantastic so far, really looking forward to the Esher disc.
     
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  11. neildalton

    neildalton pfm Member

    This extended collection of White Album recordings is absolutely terrific.
     
  12. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

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  13. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    I listened to all 6 ‘discs’ yesterday on a long car journey. Excellent, the Esher demos especially.
     
  14. Tin

    Tin Well-Known Member

    So how is it compression wise?

    Edit: as I don't have a turntable I'm more interested in the digital version. The analogplanet review doesn't like that. Makes me wonder.
    Edit 2: I just looked at the price. I'm not that interested anymore.
     
  15. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Not bad. There’s obviously some compression, but a track like Julia opens up well with its beautifully double tracked vocals.

    I’ve not compared this to the original mix, but it seems to sound better at both end of the spectrum.
     
  16. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    I got the vinyl today. It sounds great, but more importantly it has made me really listen to this album again. There are some duds, obviously, (though even Bungalow Bill sounds good) but the good songs really stand out and sound as fresh as they did the first time heard them. It's a really nice package too.
    I wonder if Giles Martin is going to work on Abbey Road?
     
  17. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    I’d have thought so, I’m looking forward to that.

    Apologies if it’s been linked to before, but there’s a YouTube video of Martin discussing the project. A bit long, and there’s the obligatory group discussion - none of whose members are old enough to have been alive in 68, but the first half hour is interesting...

     
  18. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    What, 15 quid?
     
  19. Tin

    Tin Well-Known Member

    € 136, 99
     
  20. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    The 3 disc CD gets you everything you need, the Deluxe set is just for the collector who must have everything, and it comes with a hardback book.
     
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