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I don't get this...
« on: July 15, 2011, 05:03:38 PM »

Ok, this is about the Beatles re-mastered CDs. Maybe this has already been discussed before or maybe I'm an idiot for not getting this. But anyways, I know that the sound quality of the songs have been enhanced by the re-masters. What I don't get is why some of the songs are not only enhanced, but different. Like in Please Please Me, on the second line of the third verse, it sounds like one of them (John or Paul) made a mistake or something. It sounds like one is singing "I know you never even try, girl" and the other is singing "I know I never even try, girl". It didn't sound like that before the re-masters. Then in Thank You Girl, there's a bit of harmonica at the end that wasn't there before.

Not that I don't like the re-masters, I love them. I just don't get this one thing about them. Maybe it's because (like the Please Please Me example) they're trying to present the songs more the way they should be? Maybe in the previous release of Please Please Me they covered up that mistake in that one line. And maybe now they intentionally didn't cover it up. I don't know...
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Re: I don't get this...
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2011, 09:34:23 PM »

Ok, this is about the Beatles re-mastered CDs. Maybe this has already been discussed before or maybe I'm an idiot for not getting this. But anyways, I know that the sound quality of the songs have been enhanced by the re-masters. What I don't get is why some of the songs are not only enhanced, but different. Like in Please Please Me, on the second line of the third verse, it sounds like one of them (John or Paul) made a mistake or something. It sounds like one is singing "I know you never even try, girl" and the other is singing "I know I never even try, girl". It didn't sound like that before the re-masters. Then in Thank You Girl, there's a bit of harmonica at the end that wasn't there before.

Not that I don't like the re-masters, I love them. I just don't get this one thing about them. Maybe it's because (like the Please Please Me example) they're trying to present the songs more the way they should be? Maybe in the previous release of Please Please Me they covered up that mistake in that one line. And maybe now they intentionally didn't cover it up. I don't know...

I assume you're now listening to the stereo remastered version of the CDs, while the previous versions of those early period songs on CD have always been in mono.
The mistake on PPM is on the stereo version but not mono, and the stereo Thank You Girl has the extra harmonica bits.
Welcome to the joys of mono versus stereo!
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Re: I don't get this...
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2011, 10:55:13 PM »

Thanks, guess I should've known that.  :) And yeah, I have the stereo remasters.
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Re: I don't get this...
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2011, 01:33:20 PM »

Thanks, guess I should've known that.  :) And yeah, I have the stereo remasters.

Dont worry, you have the good version.  ha2ha

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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2011, 04:30:33 PM »

Dont worry, you have the good version.  ha2ha
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Re: I don't get this...
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 03:37:04 AM »

Welcome to the joys of mono versus stereo!

And so that's why I bought both sets.  ;)
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Re: I don't get this...
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2011, 03:52:20 AM »

MONO'S THE BEST!
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Re: I don't get this...
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2011, 04:07:09 AM »

I agree.
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Re: I don't get this...
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2011, 07:45:31 PM »

I'm used to mono for the first four albums and stereo for the rest. I think I will always prefer them that way.
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Re: I don't get this...
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2011, 11:37:46 PM »

I assume you're now listening to the stereo remastered version of the CDs, while the previous versions of those early period songs on CD have always been in mono.
The mistake on PPM is on the stereo version but not mono, and the stereo Thank You Girl has the extra harmonica bits.
Welcome to the joys of mono versus stereo!

Peter is absolutely right, when I got stereo versions many years ago (before remasters)I noticed that mistake, its fun to have both versions, thats why like HG I now have both in the remasters, stereo and mono, also If you grew up in the UK (like me) its great to have the mono set as all the CD packaging is like the original UK albums whereas in the stereo set they are completely different.
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2015, 05:20:31 PM »

its great to have the mono set as all the CD packaging is like the original UK albums whereas in the stereo set they are completely different.

I don't get why they didn't do the same for the Stereo CD set.  icon_mad

 Same with the 2012 stereo LP set!, they didn't have the flippover rear covers on all the Parlophone albums, but did it right with the mono set of LPs in 2014. ???

Can almost guaranty there will be an Analog Stereo LP set to come out next! 

Ughhh, re-issues, re-issues, re-issues!
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Re: I don't get this...
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2015, 07:17:00 AM »



Ughhh, re-issues, re-issues, re-issues!

Indeed. I stopped buying them and I even regret buying the remasters.
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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2015, 12:57:29 PM »

I'll only get further CD reissues if, like The Kinks, all the albums appear with mono and stereo versions in the same package.
Until then, those late 1980s issues are fine and very cheap if bought second-hand.
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Re: I don't get this...
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2015, 06:48:05 PM »

Indeed. I stopped buying them and I even regret buying the remasters.
Happily I sold my 2012 Stereo set for more than I paid for it, and kept the Black box!   icon_good

I no longer have that regret!  ;D
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Re: I don't get this...
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2015, 11:57:48 PM »

I don't get why they didn't do the same for the Stereo CD set.  icon_mad

 Same with the 2012 stereo LP set!, they didn't have the flippover rear covers on all the Parlophone albums, but did it right with the mono set of LPs in 2014. ???

Can almost guaranty there will be an Analog Stereo LP set to come out next! 

Ughhh, re-issues, re-issues, re-issues!


The mono CD box was meant to a niche item for hard-core collectors.  Little did Apple know that those same collectors wanted the same packaging for the stereo box.

While I don't think there is anything wrong with the 2012 stereo vinyl set, the packaging of the 2014 mono set is (mostly) an improvement.  I do prefer the 2012 Magical Mystery Tour cover with the non-glued on book, even though it's not "authentic".
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