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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:03 pm 
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I'll try the mono then.


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Coming Dec. 8...the remasters + documentaries on a limited edition Apple USB Stick!

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just plain doug wrote:
.Coming Dec. 8...the remasters + documentaries on a limited edition Apple USB Stick!
yeah, I saw that. but, no thanks. the new remastered cd releases are good enough for me. 8)

:arrow: .the beatles

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Lumpy Gravy wrote:
just plain doug wrote:
.Coming Dec. 8...the remasters + documentaries on a limited edition Apple USB Stick!
yeah, I saw that. but, no thanks. the new remastered cd releases are good enough for me. 8)

:arrow: .the beatles


Wow, someone's not a true fan.


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just plain doug wrote:
.Coming Dec. 8...the remasters + documentaries on a limited edition Apple USB Stick!
Lumpy Gravy wrote:
yeah, I saw that. but, no thanks. the new remastered cd releases are good enough for me. 8)

:arrow: .the beatles
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Wow, someone's not a true fan.

well, it's all commercial bullshit, anyway.

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Lumpy Gravy wrote:
just plain doug wrote:
.Coming Dec. 8...the remasters + documentaries on a limited edition Apple USB Stick!
Lumpy Gravy wrote:
yeah, I saw that. but, no thanks. the new remastered cd releases are good enough for me. 8)

:arrow: .the beatles
calvin2hikers wrote:
Wow, someone's not a true fan.

well, it's all commercial bullshit, anyway.


Yeah, I bought two remaster discs. But I like them a bunch.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:37 am 
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calvin2hikers wrote:
Lumpy Gravy wrote:
just plain doug wrote:
.Coming Dec. 8...the remasters + documentaries on a limited edition Apple USB Stick!
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yeah, I saw that. but, no thanks. the new remastered cd releases are good enough for me. 8)

:arrow: .the beatles
calvin2hikers wrote:
Wow, someone's not a true fan.

well, it's all commercial bullshit, anyway.


Yeah, I bought two remaster discs. But I like them a bunch.

If you were a real fan, you'd like them a bushel and a peck!

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If you were a real fan, you'd like them a bushel and a peck!


I just don't have the time for that sort of commitment right now. Maybe later it will be a kenning.


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I got both the mono and stereo boxes, love 'em.


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Having listened to all of them at my friends (and copied them -naughty, naughty), I think some are more of an improvement than others. I thought "Rubber Soul" was really better, but "Sgt. Pepper's" was still "Sgt Pepper's" and the "massive improvement" in "Good morning, good morning" claimed by Jon Savage in the otherwise reliable "Mojo" magazine was overstated.

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Mine arrived yesterday, the stereo one. Sorry, but I can't get the fascination with mono, I've heard plenty of examples of mono and just don't like it.

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Well, John Lennon apparently once said that you've only really heard Sgt Pepper's, when you've heard it in mono, but I tend to agree with you. I actually don't mind the much maligned Beatles' "primitive" stereo separation i.e. Vocals and guitars on one side bass, drums etc on the other.

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I suppose I should comment, but I've only listened to one so far. I listened to Revolver first, because I never had that album originally. The only Beatles albums I had in vinyl back in the day were Sergeant Pepper's, the White Album, Abbey Road, Let It Be and Hey Jude. Since then I'd only picked up the White Album and Abbey Road on CD, although my wife got hold of some best of compilations.

The Revolver disc sounds pretty good. I've had to revise my opinion of them, I've always been a bit of a fan, but this one shows they were pretty innovative, I like it. I'm just going to put Rubber Soul on right now.

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Well, John Lennon apparently once said that you've only really heard Sgt Pepper's, when you've heard it in mono
John Lennon also took a hell of lot of acid.

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John Lennon also took a hell of lot of acid.


Yeah, and after that he took heroin and, horror of horrors, YOKOOOO OOONOOO :|

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John Lennon also took a hell of lot of acid.
Yeah, and after that he took heroin and, horror of horrors, YOKOOOO OOONOOO :|
I do believe in a lot of ways Yoko might have been a hindrance to Lennon getting his act together towards the end, as she was usually the first one to fall off the wagon when they went on some clean up or other. I think the worst thing about her for him is that he was too dependent on her in some ways. I don't dislike Yoko Ono as such. A good example is when he was getting therapy with Arthur Janov. Yoko started to react against that I think when it was helping John become more independent. And in spite of my acid comment, I had a lot of respect for John Lennon. I just think that mono comment was one of his throw away lines.

As far as Rubber Soul goes, it's not bad, but I'm thinking that Revolver is probably the earliest album by the Beatles that I really like. The earlier ones are fun, but other than certain stand out tracks, that's it.

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Actually, I think the Beatles albums after the Beatles were, with maybe the exception of a couple of songs every album in the early 70s all a bit depressing. I think Yoko's major crime was to convince John that "good art" was purely self-referential and that any song about anything else than him and Yoko was therefore "bad art". This culminated in the true horror that is "Double Fantasy", IMO the worst Beatles solo album. Sickly sweet family crap - in fact just the thing he criticized McCartney for in the early 70s, except I found "McCartney" a better album!
McCartney can be a tosspot, but he still manages 1 (and only 1) half-decent song per album (with the exception of "Ram" which I guiltily enjoy entirely and about 1/2 of "McCartney" ) .
Harrison's generally dire, but there are a couple of solo tracks I like ("Soft Hearted Hana" and "Sue Me Sue You Blues" are OK).
Ringo? "Back of Boogaloo" does not make me vomit.

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I do believe in a lot of ways Yoko might have been a hindrance to Lennon getting his act together towards the end, as she was usually the first one to fall off the wagon when they went on some clean up or other. I think the worst thing about her for him is that he was too dependent on her in some ways. I don't dislike Yoko Ono as such. A good example is when he was getting therapy with Arthur Janov. Yoko started to react against that I think when it was helping John become more independent.

not to go against your comment, poly, I just want to add my own;
yoko was a bitch. she used john lennon. when the two of them met, john had already been on acid for a long time, he was weak and confused (he was a sensitive guy to begin with, and the drugs didn't help). yoko turned him against paul, george and ringo (read 'lennon remembers'). and, she made him believe he didn't need anyone else but her in his life.

yoko was deinitely the main reason why the beatles split up.

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So how does the remaster of Help! sound? that is my favorite Beatles album because (like Revolver) it's just at the turning point of their sound from being raw to being refined. Plus the Movie holds a lot of sentimental value to me also. I have such fond memories watching it countless times on TV when you happened to be home on a Saturday and exclaim .. Hey, Help is on!

Times were good back in those days and I miss living as a kid I guess.

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Abbey Road in 5.1 !
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Yes please.


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no thanks. it's all too much.

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I pre-ordered as soon as I read about it.
Had to.

There comes a time when the music-listening child discovers that excess volume enhances the experience.
For me, it was "Abbey Road". And, it was also my first noise complaint.
From the minister, next door.
Then, I discovered Grand Funk Railroad.
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