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peterbell1

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"Love Songs" 1977 LP remixes
« on: September 14, 2011, 10:51:18 AM »

Hi.
Firstly, sorry if this topic has been discussed elsewhere - I just did a search and couldn't find a thread about the Love Songs LP but I can't believe there wouldn't have been one at some point.

Anyway, I have just been listening to a bootleg compilation CD called All Together Now, which features lots of hard-to-find mixes which were all officially released but are not the common mixes we all know and love.

I knew that two early Beatles B-sides (This Boy and Yes It Is) were remixed in stereo especially for the Love Songs LP because this was the first time they had been released in stereo.
I also knew that the song Girl was given a new remix for this LP because they were considering releasing it as a single.

But the All Together Now compilation features a version of Norwegian Wood which it says has also been remixed for the Love Songs LP.
Does anyone know why Norwegian Wood was remixed? I originally thought it might be because George Martin wasn't happy with the original 1965 Rubber Soul stereo mixes, but then I realised that Michelle and In My Life are also on Love Songs but they don't feature on this All Together Now set, so presumably weren't remixed in 1977.
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Re: "Love Songs" 1977 LP remixes
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011, 04:19:21 PM »

This may help a little.

NORWEGIAN WOOD

basic recording- 21 Oct 1965
additional recording- 21 Oct 1965
master tape- 4 track

[ a ] mono 25 Oct 1965.
UK: Parlophone PMC 1267 Rubber Soul 1965.
US: Capitol T 2442 Rubber Soul 1965.

[ b ] stereo 26 Oct 1965.
UK: Parlophone PCS 3075 Rubber Soul 1965, Apple PCSP 717 The Beatles 1962-1966 1973.
US: Capitol ST 2442 Rubber Soul 1965, Apple SKBO-3403 The Beatles 1962-1966 1973.

[ c ] stereo or mock stereo, date unknown.
UK: Parlophone PCSP 721 Love Songs 1977, Parlophone PCS 7214 Ballads 1980.
US: Capitol SKBL 11711 Love Songs 1977.


[ d ] stereo 1987.
CD: EMI CDP 7 46440 2 Rubber Soul 1987, EMI CDP 7 97036 2 The Beatles 1962-1966 1993.

[ a ] has a pair of cough sounds after "to sit anywhere", mixed out on the others. A stereo mix on bootleg shows this to be George, since it is on the isolated sitar track. Also on that track is a spoken "sounds good" (second word indistinct) just as the vocal begins "she told me she works...", and that is also barely audible in mono [ a ] only.

[ c ] has the vocal track in the center of the mix, while it is far right in [ b ] [ d ]. EMI staff say [ c ] was not newly made in 1977. Is it just a nicely processed mono mix?

http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/beatles/var-1965.html
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Re: "Love Songs" 1977 LP remixes
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 05:06:46 PM »

This may help a little.

NORWEGIAN WOOD

basic recording- 21 Oct 1965
additional recording- 21 Oct 1965
master tape- 4 track

[ a ] mono 25 Oct 1965.
UK: Parlophone PMC 1267 Rubber Soul 1965.
US: Capitol T 2442 Rubber Soul 1965.

[ b ] stereo 26 Oct 1965.
UK: Parlophone PCS 3075 Rubber Soul 1965, Apple PCSP 717 The Beatles 1962-1966 1973.
US: Capitol ST 2442 Rubber Soul 1965, Apple SKBO-3403 The Beatles 1962-1966 1973.

[ c ] stereo or mock stereo, date unknown.
UK: Parlophone PCSP 721 Love Songs 1977, Parlophone PCS 7214 Ballads 1980.
US: Capitol SKBL 11711 Love Songs 1977.


[ d ] stereo 1987.
CD: EMI CDP 7 46440 2 Rubber Soul 1987, EMI CDP 7 97036 2 The Beatles 1962-1966 1993.

[ a ] has a pair of cough sounds after "to sit anywhere", mixed out on the others. A stereo mix on bootleg shows this to be George, since it is on the isolated sitar track. Also on that track is a spoken "sounds good" (second word indistinct) just as the vocal begins "she told me she works...", and that is also barely audible in mono [ a ] only.

[ c ] has the vocal track in the center of the mix, while it is far right in [ b ] [ d ]. EMI staff say [ c ] was not newly made in 1977. Is it just a nicely processed mono mix?

http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/beatles/var-1965.html


That's great - thank you.
It says in the very brief liner notes to the All Together Now CD that some of the mixes it contains are doubted by some Beatles experts. So maybe Norwegian Wood wasn't remixed in 1977 after all - I'll have another listen, but I don't have any headphones at the minute so can't really listen properly.
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