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Title: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on September 07, 2012, 01:44:35 AM
This may sound amateurish and unprofessional these days, but I love when back in the 60's one vocal was recorded on one channel and other vocals were recorded on the other channel. I think that independence of the vocals gave the songs a fresh sound, as if it were a live experience. These are some examples that come to my mind (please listen to the songs with headphones):

"Rain" (The Beatles, 1966): John Lennon (lead vocal) on left channel and Paul McCartney & George Harrison (backing vocals) on right channel.

The Beatles Rain (2009 Stereo Remaster) (Original Promotional Video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPjDMZiuhbQ#ws)

"For What It's Worth" (Buffalo Springfield, 1967): Stephen Stills (lead vocal) on left channel and Richie Furay & Dewey Martin (backing vocals) on right channel.

Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth 1967 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp5JCrSXkJY#)

"Christine's Tune" (The Flying Burrito Brothers, 1969): Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman share the lead vocal, the former on left channel and the latter on right channel.

Flying Burrito Brothers - Christine's Tune (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BITiY8M_oDo#)
Title: Re: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 07, 2012, 01:54:52 AM
(http://www.capitol6000.com/images/commun3/1965banner.jpg)





 ;)
Title: Re: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 07, 2012, 02:15:57 AM
You Didn't Have To Be So Nice

Lovin Spoonful You Didn't Have To Be So Nice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iyBhPzuZZc#)
The Lovin' Spoonful   1966
Title: Re: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on September 07, 2012, 03:40:29 AM
You Didn't Have To Be So Nice

Lovin Spoonful You Didn't Have To Be So Nice ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iyBhPzuZZc#[/url])
The Lovin' Spoonful   1966


Yeah, that's another good example.

Here's one by the Association: "The Time It Is Today" (1968)

The Association - The time it is today (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2VBU95pXk8#)
Title: Re: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: In My Life on September 07, 2012, 04:10:16 AM
You Didn't Have To Be So Nice

The oldies station that I used to listen to in the late 80's seemed to have a problem with this song and The Mamas and The Papas' "I Saw Her Again". Only one channel would play and it used to drive me nuts. The first few times I thought I'd blown a speaker or something.
Title: Re: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 08, 2012, 02:41:20 AM
The oldies station that I used to listen to in the late 80's seemed to have a problem with this song and The Mamas and The Papas' "I Saw Her Again". Only one channel would play and it used to drive me nuts. The first few times I thought I'd blown a speaker or something.


Mamas and the Papas - I Saw Her Again (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zBMK5OAGyE#)




;)
Title: Re: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on September 08, 2012, 02:57:01 AM
The Mamas & the Papas usually did that, the Mamas on one channel and the Papas on the other channel.
Title: Re: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: nimrod on September 08, 2012, 04:00:19 AM
all sounds good to me :)
Title: Re: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 08, 2012, 11:35:29 PM
The Mamas & the Papas usually did that, the Mamas on one channel and the Papas on the other channel.


The Mamas & the Papas - California Dreamin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhZULM69DIw#)


Just the way they stood on stage...

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_G3-DHnMOeog/TGx9SdktKcI/AAAAAAAAEDY/Sqz6lJWWYD8/s1600/mama1.jpg)
Title: Re: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: In My Life on September 11, 2012, 05:05:14 AM
The Mamas & the Papas - California Dreamin' ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhZULM69DIw#[/url])


I just got that album not too long ago. It was part of a huge lot I got at an auction. People looked at me like I was crazy as I schlepped 100+ albums out the door. Oh well...one person's trash is my treasure.  :)
Title: Re: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 20, 2014, 06:00:41 AM
Come Softly To Me

The Fleetwoods Come Softly To Me . HQ Video -stereo sound (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSyfphBVbmo#ws)
The Fleetwoods   1959

Title: Re: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 20, 2014, 06:20:14 AM
The Beatles- 03- Paperback Writer (Stereo Remastered 2009) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5gFm8UHN_8#)
Title: Re: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 20, 2014, 06:27:34 AM
Frère Jacques


Frère Jacques (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC6rvbxdywg#)
Title: Re: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: In My Life on February 25, 2015, 07:04:08 PM
This may sound amateurish and unprofessional these days, but I love when back in the 60's one vocal was recorded on one channel and other vocals were recorded on the other channel. I think that independence of the vocals gave the songs a fresh sound, as if it were a live experience. These are some examples that come to my mind (please listen to the songs with headphones):



"For What It's Worth" (Buffalo Springfield, 1967): Stephen Stills (lead vocal) on left channel and Richie Furay & Dewey Martin (backing vocals) on right channel.

This came up on Pandora the other day. I pushed the left side of my headphones off my ear to hear what my daughter was saying to me and it really was amazing to hear what was going on in my right ear! I never did put the left side back on until it was over.  ;D

Title: Re: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on February 25, 2015, 10:51:07 PM
This came up on Pandora the other day. I pushed the left side of my headphones off my ear to hear what my daughter was saying to me and it really was amazing to hear what was going on in my right ear! I never did put the left side back on until it was over.  ;D

Yeah, "For What It's Worth" is particularly interesting in stereo. I also love listening to those harmonies on the right channel.
Title: Re: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 26, 2015, 02:46:46 AM
Iko, Iko


Iko, Iko - the Dixie Cups (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wNSHPQj0W8#ws)
The Dixie Cups   1965


Mardi Gras!
Title: Re: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: Bingo Bongo on June 18, 2015, 05:40:39 PM
([url]http://www.capitol6000.com/images/commun3/1965banner.jpg[/url])


Love it!  Capitol records dexterized versions of the Beatles!  icon_good
Title: Re: Vocals on extremely separate channels
Post by: Bingo Bongo on July 03, 2015, 12:46:19 PM
I was actually surprised with "Hey Bulldog" that Lennon's voice was on the right speaker of my Headphones.  It's not like it's a 1963 recording!  ???