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Repackaging the Remasters
« on: November 25, 2007, 11:09:06 PM »

If those remastered recordings we've been hearing about ever come out, what do you hope they will be like? Joan Baez did a nice job of reissuing her stuff. Every album comes with at least two bonus tracks, plus they're chock-full of neat liner notes and come in a cool slipcover.

We already have the Anthology and countless bootlegs, so I realize that bonus tracks may be a little redundant. However, I really hope that Apple steps it up with the album art. I'd like to see a little something more than just a plain old jewel case with a black back cover and one sh*tty little slip of paper for a cover.
I'd like to see the reissues be truer to their original form- kind of like the LPs, but shrunk down. For instance they should all be reissued as Digipaks, and the White Album should have the raised lettering on the cover as well as mini versions of the poster and pictures. Same thing for Sgt. Pepper. This might be a little more expensive but I'm willing to pay the money for something like this.
If they wanted to offer a cheaper alternative they could just package them in jewel cases but with updated liner notes and more pictures on the back and in the inside. Bob Dylan did an excellent job of this.

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Re: Repackaging the Remasters
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2007, 02:40:27 AM »

How about .pdf's so you can go to your local Kinko's and print out the original album art?  Like the poster in the white album, the cutouts in Sgt Pepper, etc.

Heck, it might be expensive but it would be sweet for those that want to do it!

Is this doable?
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Re: Repackaging the Remasters
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2007, 09:00:20 AM »

I think most fans would like to have mono, and stereo versions of all albums (were applicable). There were great differences in the mixes for a lot of the songs. I 'd also like to see them packaged along the lines of George's 'Living In The Material World', which was beautifully done; a well made digipack inside a very robust and well printed box. If they give us jewel cases, or a digipack as badly made as the 'Love' one, I'll scream and shout!

I'm not too bothered about 'extras' We've had 3 double albums worth of outtakes, and early stuff, so I think Anthology 4 is out. I would like a complete 'Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl', and a complete Decca Audition. You can forget all about 'Carnival Of Light', George wouldn't allow it on Anthology, so as long as he has family alive it won't go onto anything. And as for the 27 minute Helter Skelter? There is so much bootleged material from the White Album sessions, that it's amazing that that has never leaked out. Therefore I'm led to believe that it no longer exists.
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Re: Repackaging the Remasters
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2007, 10:14:17 AM »

I hope they number the White Album again ?
I agree BlueMeanie Mono and Stereo would be great.
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Re: Repackaging the Remasters
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2007, 01:41:12 AM »

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I think most fans would like to have mono, and stereo versions of all albums (were applicable). .

Agree!!!, :) but it would be a fan thing.
i wish they would!


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Re: Repackaging the Remasters
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2007, 08:00:32 AM »

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I hope they number the White Album again ?
I agree BlueMeanie Mono and Stereo would be great.

Well, the original numbering is not all it seemed. Only one place printed the first run of about a thousand covers, but around another 5 printed the rest, using the same numbering system. So if you have No. 0003641 there'll be 4 or 5 other versions of No. 0003641. (That may not be exactly correct, but it's basically true).
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Re: Repackaging the Remasters
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2007, 08:06:05 AM »

Problem is it'll be pretty expensive when they make something nice of it, like the Help! dvd.
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Re: Repackaging the Remasters
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2007, 01:37:04 PM »

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I agree BlueMeanie Mono and Stereo would be great.

I agree with you guys too. The Bee Gees were re-releasing their earliest albums last year, and Reprise did an amazing work.
Now with the Beatles, to include the mono and stereo versions is a little complicated. Not for the earlier albums - I mean, between Please Please Me and Magical Mystery Tour their albums' length was under 40 minutes, so in a 80-minute CD the two versions of the albums would fit perfectly.
But, what about the White Album? Its length is 94 minutes, so could only fit on a 3-CD set, but now the question is - how to deal the material ??   :(

This is a project:

CD 1 - Stereo sides 1, 2, 3
CD 2 - Stereo side 4 // Mono sides 1, 2
CD 3 - Mono sides 3, 4

There's no many other options. I guess that's the better one. But it still looks horrible, right?
About the other albums, as far as I know there were not alternate mixes for the mono edition of Abbey Road or Let It Be.  :)

In the other hand, we also need first CD releases of some classic Beatles albums. Of course, the #1 The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl. But also the Love Songs and Rock'n'Roll Music Top 10 smashes, Live at the Star Club 1962. Reel Music and The Beatles Ballads could be really good options. What you think?
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Re: Repackaging the Remasters
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2007, 10:41:29 PM »

i've been wanting to get get the White Album so badly in mono!!
anyone know of any bootlegs?
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2007, 11:21:10 AM »

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i've been wanting to get get the White Album so badly in mono!!
anyone know of any bootlegs?

Yes. There's the excellent Purple Chick White Album. 12 disc set! I will do my best to try to upload it for the Bootleg Forum, sometime soon. Maybe as a Christmas present! You will not listen to your old CD again.
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Re: Repackaging the Remasters
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2007, 12:23:41 PM »

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I hope they number the White Album again ?

Yeah, they did that with the 30th Anniversary edition of the white album which also came with 4 miniature photos and a mini poster.

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Re: Repackaging the Remasters
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2007, 12:28:32 PM »

I believe that in keeping with the recent Beatle-related releases, their remastereed albums will be released in a choice of standard and deluxe packages. This would allow them to include stereo and mono versions (+ bonus tracks!!?).

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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2007, 12:36:21 PM »

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I believe that in keeping with the recent Beatle-related releases, their remastereed albums will be released in a choice of standard and deluxe packages. This would allow them to include stereo and mono versions (+ bonus tracks!!?).

I expect that to happen. Just as long as the deluxe editions aren't limited. At Apple prices I expect I'll be getting a couple at a time.
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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2007, 12:38:28 PM »

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Yeah, they did that with the 30th Anniversary edition of the white album which also came with 4 miniature photos and a mini poster.

I'm still absolutely lost for words that they did that, and didn't remaster the album! Same with Sgt. Pepper. I can't think of anyone else that's done this, apart from the Special Edition of Stanley Road.
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Re: Repackaging the Remasters
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2007, 10:53:33 PM »

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Yes. There's the excellent Purple Chick White Album. 12 disc set! I will do my best to try to upload it for the Bootleg Forum, sometime soon. Maybe as a Christmas present! You will not listen to your old CD again.

yeah!, that sounds cool!!!  :D :D

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« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2007, 10:57:33 PM »

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yeah!, that sounds cool!!!  :D :D


I think I'll be able to start tomorrow. I'm doing it in lossless format because the quality of the originals is so good, It'd be mad to do mp3's.
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Re: Repackaging the Remasters
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2007, 11:05:21 PM »

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I think I'll be able to start tomorrow. .

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Re: Repackaging the Remasters
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2007, 12:55:32 PM »

Here's the first volume, disc 1 and 2:

http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/b-bootlegs_lossless/m-1196354211/

This is the stereo album. I should be able to post the first disc of the mono version later.
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Re: Repackaging the Remasters
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2007, 04:25:29 PM »

Fantastic!!! ;D

I would love to buy the whole set of these!

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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2007, 06:42:35 PM »

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Fantastic!!! ;D

I would love to buy the whole set of these!

Well, as far as I'm aware, you can't buy them. They are very good. And they collect together the best outtakes and demo's, so you really don't need any more. There's also a complementary set by Lazy Tortoise, a few of which have already been posted. It's the dogs'!
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