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Postby Helter Skelter » Tue Feb 25, 2003 2:18 pm

I would buy the beatles catalouge again if the did something really good with the remasters.
A major upgrade of the sound should be in order.
The early cds doesn´t sound good nowadays compared to remastered albums by The Who, Stones and so on
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Postby DylansMrJones » Wed Feb 26, 2003 1:18 am

I'd like to see the catalog remastered on CD as well. The technology to remaster analog to digital has come a long way since 1988. They should remaster the collection in this way:

01 PLEASE PLEASE ME (both mono & stereo mixes on 1 disc)
02 WITH THE BEATLES (both mono & stereo mixes on 1 disc)
03 A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (both mono & stereo mixes on 1 disc)
04 BEATLES FOR SALE (both mono & stereo mixes on 1 disc)
05 HELP! (both mono & stereo mixes on 1 disc)
06 RUBBER SOUL (both mono & stereo mixes on 1 disc)
07 REVOLVER (both mono & stereo mixes on 1 disc)
08 SGT PEPPER (both mono & stereo mixes on 1 disc)
09 MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (both mono & stereo mixes on 1 disc)
10 The BEATLES (both mono & stereo mixes on 3 CDs)
11 YELLOW SUBMARINE (same tracklist as the 1999 Songtrack CD, plus George Martin's wonderful film score at the end)
12 ABBEY ROAD (same as current CD, although with better sound)
13 LET IT BE (the Spector version PLUS the unreleased GET BACK album on 1 disc.)
14 PAST MASTERS (both mono & stereo mixes of the songs on 2 discs, sold in one package instead of two volumes)
15 THE BEATLES AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL (long overdue on CD. This should be a budget priced item since it's so short and not amazing sound quality)
16 THE BEATLES' CHRISTMAS ALBUM (long overdue as well)
17 THE BEATLES' STORY (one disc, budget price. I don't find this Capitol interview disc to be essential, but many do, so OUT WITH IT)
18 1962-1970 (the red & blue sets condensed into a better value 3 cd set)

These could all be done in 5.1 format, but I think completely phasing out the standard CD would be a mistake.
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Postby Brains » Wed Feb 26, 2003 8:05 am

I don't need a mono mix of Sgt. Pepper. What value does that add?

Even in the sixties most songs were recorded in stereo. Only the very first albums exist only in mono. So why reduce stereo to mono?

I would love to hear Here, There and Everywhere remastered like 1999's YS reissue.
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Postby theDingle » Wed Feb 26, 2003 10:02 am

I agree with remastering and maintaining the CD format.

And what about the graphics? They should be presented like most other CDs, a transparent inner CD holder with rare photos to view when you take the CD out. Like "1". It would be in keeping with The Beatle tradition of total quality.

I could be wrong, but for that reason alone I think many people would replace their whole catalogue. Capitol (the tightwads) would make a killing. The current catalogue looks so dismal.
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Postby mr. kite » Fri Feb 28, 2003 3:17 am

Well, I'm ok already with the CD format, cassette, and even the vinyl kind. For me, these formats don't just bring enjoyment but also memories of the bygone eras. The 50s and the 60s won't be complete without the vinyls and the album covers. The 70s and the 80s with their cassettes. And the 90s with the CDs.
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Postby DylansMrJones » Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:59 pm

The value of having mono versions? Some of the mono and stereo mixes have dramatic differences. I'M ONLY SLEEPING, for instance, has different backward guitar sounds and the verses are in a different order.
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Postby DylansMrJones » Fri Feb 28, 2003 3:00 pm

The value of having mono versions? Some of the mono and stereo mixes have dramatic differences. I'M ONLY SLEEPING, for instance, has different backward guitar sounds and the verses are in a different order.
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Postby DylansMrJones » Fri Feb 28, 2003 3:01 pm

The value of having mono versions? Some of the mono and stereo mixes have dramatic differences. I'M ONLY SLEEPING, for instance, has different backward guitar sounds and the verses are in a different order.
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Postby Steve-o » Fri Feb 28, 2003 3:12 pm

Is there a double echo in here? LOL
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Postby theDingle » Fri Feb 28, 2003 3:12 pm

We heard you the first time, LOL! [:D]

If I'm not mistaken, The Beatles preference was also mono.

Backwards guitar clobbers me, love it!
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