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Re: The Beatles Stereo Vinyl Box Set
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2012, 09:52:10 PM »

Yes it is heavy!  I had it delivered to my work address and with my balky back, I had to ask someone to carry it to my car.

It's in the next room sitting on my coffee table and I'm looking over at it with puppy love eyes.  ;D  I'm gonna check out the book in a few minutes.

How much did you pay for shipping? (if you don't mind me asking)

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« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2012, 10:14:20 PM »

How much did you pay for shipping? (if you don't mind me asking)

I'm an Amazon Prime member so I get free two-day shipping.

Of course Amazon started charging tax in Texas this year, which is a bummer.
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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2012, 10:27:13 PM »

I'm an Amazon Prime member so I get free two-day shipping.

Of course Amazon started charging tax in Texas this year, which is a bummer.

That's good you got the free shipping, must have cost Amazon a fortune.

now that Amazon is charging tax I shop at my local record/book stores. I'm fortunate in that I have three excellent independent record stores close by.
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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2012, 10:57:24 PM »


third store I went to had the box.

this puppy is HEAVY!!

It's in the next room sitting on my coffee table and I'm looking over at it with puppy love eyes.  ;D  I'm gonna check out the book in a few minutes.

I'm so happy for you guys.  :'(  No, really, I am! But I expect a full report on the book and what I'm missing.  ;)
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« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2012, 11:18:48 PM »

I'm so happy for you guys.  :'(  No, really, I am! But I expect a full report on the book and what I'm missing.  ;)

I like the book.  There is an introduction with quotes from people like Tom Petty and Brian Wilson about The Beatles.

There is an essay for each album (I can call them that again!) that are pretty good.

There is a section discussing the 2009 remaster process and how it differs from the CDs and the vinyl.

The last section discussed the disc production process.  A lot of that information is on the U.S. Amazon page for the box set.  For some the reason, the Amazon UK page has a lot less information.

Kelley, there a lot of pictures that I've never seen before.  It's a well made book and I hope you can get your hands on it someday.
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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2012, 11:21:03 PM »

That's good you got the free shipping, must have cost Amazon a fortune.

now that Amazon is charging tax I shop at my local record/book stores. I'm fortunate in that I have three excellent independent record stores close by.

Sometimes if I don't mind waiting, I'll buy a new item from a trusted third-party Amazon seller and pay only $2.98 shipping and avoid the tax.
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Re: The Beatles Stereo Vinyl Box Set
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2012, 12:17:31 AM »

Unboxing Beatles Stereo Vinyl box set



Not me, I still have mine wrapped  in the cellophane.

The needle will drop after dinner  8)

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« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2012, 01:31:31 AM »

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Well done.  Enjoy!
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« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2012, 03:08:18 AM »

As for me, I'm content with my complete collection of vinyl Beatles albums which are first pressings purchased when they were first released.  The early albums are mono Capitol releases and are stereo from Rubber Soul on.  Several years ago, I purchased a first pressing UK mono Sgt Peppers which is my favorite.  All of them were cared for properly over the years and play with minimal pops and clicks.

For those who have never experienced listening to The Beatles on vinyl, this box set is the way to go and will be a treat to your ears.  You'll pay a whole lot more for new first pressings of all these albums if you buy them individually.  Plus you get a hardbound book with it all.

I think the quality of the recordings in the box set as compared to the original vinyl albums set will be hotly debated in certain circles.  But I feel the box set will certainly not disappoint.

Sir John, let us know what you think.
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« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2012, 04:21:04 AM »

I have a bunch of USA vinyl records and some UK vinyl too.


so far listening to Rubber Soul from the 2012 release I have died and gone to heaven. The book features dozens of pictures I have never seen before, not only that the pictures have a photographic feel about them. total quality.

The box is well worth the price.

When the mono box is released I will not hesitate flashing the plastic (again)
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« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2012, 04:37:18 AM »

I think it's worth the price too.  There's a warmth to vinyl which is lacking with CDs.  The box set is an instant complete new vinyl collection.
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« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2012, 05:01:08 AM »

I've actually been looking at that one.  I can do needledrops to have a digital backup and perhaps make CDs for the car.


It's a great turntable at a great price.  I bought one about six years ago to replace my 1975 Philips 312...






I couldn't pack up that old faithful 312, so I have both set up for use.    :)


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« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2012, 05:02:23 AM »

There's a warmth to vinyl which is lacking with CDs.

also, you actually listen to an album because you can't just press play and fuhgedaboudit.

I used to judge people by how they handled a record. If you knew how to get hold of a record by the edges and not leave greasy fingerprints anywhere near the grooves you were instantly cool in my book.
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« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2012, 05:04:19 AM »

also, you actually listen to an album because you can't just press play and fuhgedaboudit.

I used to judge people by how they handled a record. If you knew how to get hold of a record by the edges and not leave greasy fingerprints anywhere near the grooves you were instantly cool in my book.

Right.  Sometimes the extra work and care add to the album's appreciation.
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« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2012, 05:13:17 AM »


I used to judge people by how they handled a record. If you knew how to get hold of a record by the edges and not leave greasy fingerprints anywhere near the grooves you were instantly cool in my book.

I wish more people had possessed that skill. It would make me a lot less frustrated with what I see in thrift shops and auctions.
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« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2012, 05:21:01 AM »

Kelley, there a lot of pictures that I've never seen before.  It's a well made book and I hope you can get your hands on it someday.

Me too George, but the preview was a good start! It sounds great, especially the part about pictures you've never seen before. I love pictures!


For those who have never experienced listening to The Beatles on vinyl, this box set is the way to go and will be a treat to your ears.  You'll pay a whole lot more for new first pressings of all these albums if you buy them individually.  Plus you get a hardbound book with it all.

When I looked on Amazon and figured it out I thought it was actually less expensive one at a time, not taking the book into consideration. Or maybe that was just my poor math skills. At any rate,one at a time is my only option, unfortunately.
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« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2012, 05:29:16 AM »

It's a great turntable at a great price.  I bought one about six years ago to replace my 1975 Philips 312...






I couldn't pack up that old faithful 312, so I have both set up for use.    :)



Then there's the old warhorse:  TECHNICS SL-1200MK2 Automatic Stereo Turntable
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« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2012, 05:29:42 AM »

When I looked on Amazon and figured it out I thought it was actually less expensive one at a time, not taking the book into consideration. Or maybe that was just my poor math skills. At any rate,one at a time is my only option, unfortunately.

I was referring to the original first pressings, Kelley.  Those in mint condition are quite expensive today.
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