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White Album 50th

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

  1. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    Where are the other 49 ?
  2. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    Giles Martin already works at Abbey Road, doesn’t he ?
    Re-mastering Beatles’ recordings.
  3. Tin

    Tin Well-Known Member

    Thank you. :)

    I don't want the CD set though, but the high res download. But I may have looked at the wrong product anyway, I'll check again.

    Edit: Found it, less than €40. Thanks again. :)
  4. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

    Looking on Amazon it seems that the are quite a few tracks on each LP size. Are they full tracks - seems like a lot and still get excellent sound quality. Or are some tracks just 'takes''?
  5. Sich

    Sich pfm Member

    Any views on this? Particularly the CD's (I have the 2009 remasters).
  6. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    I have the Blu-ray and the DR is 12 which is fine and certainly better than 2009 CDs. I've played only a couple of tracks and will give at go v the German DMM vinyl which has always been my favourite.
  7. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    I have an 80s re-press on vinyl, plus the (as yet unplayed) D'agostini ('Calderstones Music') reissue from the recent series. Had a quick look on Amazon last night and ended up totally confused. A number of different CD offerings,from 2-6 or more discs and a selection of 2, 3 and 4 disc vinyl offerings.

    I think I may take a punt on the 3 Disc CD, for 15 quid or so.. but I'm not paying hundreds for 'ultimate' vinyl, as I suspect that rather like buses.. 'there'll be another one along in a minute.. '
  8. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    I just wish the Blu-Ray disc was available separately, I'd buy it in a flash. I reckon Revolution No 9 would be a hoot in 5.1 sound.
  9. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Listening to the Esher Demos on Spotify, specifically While My Guitar Gently Weeps, and they are great. The question now is do I want a 3-CD set, the every recording and book box, or the vinyl?

    Alternatively I could simply stream the album. It is 2018 after all.

  10. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Or you could buy a 24/96 download from Qobuz of the 6 CD set. The possibilities are endless.
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  11. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    3CD set here as mostly interested in the demos...
  12. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod



    Sorry, wrong Escher, but it is of beetles — John and Paul, obviously.

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  13. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    I bought the three-CD set tonight after work. The Esher demos are really good, especially if you like stripped-down versions of songs you know well.

    I’ve not seen the vinyl or super CD sets, but I would think the three-CD version is the sweet spot.

  14. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    In a way the 6 CD set is worth it for the studio banter during the out-takes. I guess you have to be a fan to think that <grin>.
  15. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


    It was tempting, but the three-CD set is $27 and the six-CD plus Blu-Ray is $200. That's a lot cabbage for some banter.

  16. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    I streamed it from Qobuz. Obviously no Blu-Ray by doing that.
  17. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


    Banter aside, how are the musical bits and bobs in the deluxe set?

    Please say it sucks, please say it sucks, please say it sucks, please say it sucks, please say it sucks, please say it sucks, please say it sucks,

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  18. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Joe, overall it's excellent.

    I haven't done a direct comparison, but the remix doesn't sound wildly different to the original. The top and bottom sound better and I kept coming across things I hadn't heard before, but that may just be because I was listening more intently. There's a 1,000 page thread (I exaggerate only slightly) on the Steve Hoffman site which goes into much more depth (as you'd hope with something of that length).

    The Esher demos were great. I'd not heard any of them before, so this was all new.

    The outtakes are fascinating. As I mentioned above I found the version of Julia very moving, but all of the tracks are worth listening too IMHO. I was surprised by how many takes some of the songs took - over 100 in some cases.

    Overall 5*
  19. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod




  20. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    No comments on the extras as I haven’t got to those yet, but the album remix and sq is superb, I’m a bit suspicious of remixes and reissues in general but this is a great job imo. I wonder if Giles will have a crack at Revolver and RS. Love the monos of those but would like to hear a good stereo mix of those. Even just a vocal centred alternative would be a start.

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