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Beatles recordings (New issues and reissues).

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  1. WillG

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    Just learned about this new release. Came out of nowhere for me, but it’s a pleasant surprise. I didn’t think they were going to do a 50th SP like release like this, with a 5.1 mix for the White Album. I still don’t like having to shell out for the priciest set to get the 5.1 mix though. Seems like that model isn’t going away anytime soon though.
     
  2. Mike Frezon

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    Oh no. This can't be. Can it?

    You have to pay $180 to get the multi-channel mix on Blu???

    That is WAY TOO FAR out of my reach.

    I can't believe what I spent on Sgt. Pepper's. Won't do that again.
     
  3. TravisR

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    I'm a more casual Beatles fan than probably most folks reading this so forgive the blaspheme but am I the only who thinks the white album is overrated? Revolver and Sgt Pepper's are stone cold masterpieces and nearly every song on both records are gems but the white album has too much drug fueled noise and experimentation for my taste. And just to be clear, I'm not saying that the white album is bad just that I think there's better "drug" albums that the Beatles made.
     
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    I've always thought The White Album was one magnificent single album... spread out over two discs and surrounded by some not so great stuff.
     
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    I’m with you, Travis. It’s by no means a terrible album but for me, the grand total is less than the sum of its parts. There are good songs and not so good songs, the sequencing isn’t great, and it’s a bit bloated.

    If I listen to an album like Sgt. Pepper, it leaves me wanting more at the end - a good thing. If I listen to the White Album straight through, I feel almost beaten into submission by the end and then I’m usually good on anything Beatles for an extended period.

    I’d definitely be curious to hear my favorite tracks in 5.1, but not $180 curious!
     
  6. Sam Favate

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    I suspect the price will be down around $100 by release or soon after; that's what happened with the Sgt Pepper box. That said, the White Album just doesn't have the same kind of following as Pepper. I love the WA and I'm usually a first-day-of-sale kind of guy for the Beatles, but I will wait for this.
     
  7. Mike Frezon

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    Exactly. I just checked the Sgt. Pepper big box set (4cd/dvd/blu) and it is still in the $115 range on Amazon.

    I'm sure the big White Album set will come down to something similar to that. But the siren call of that high-rez 5.1 mix will not be enough to get me to pull the trigger. (Although looking at that track list....... <sigh>.)
     
  8. Mikael Soderholm

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    Yeah, take away Revolution no 9, it would fit on a single CD and be all great.
     
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    I try to pretend that Revolution no. 9 isn't part of the album. Whenever I made tapes of my LP or converted CD's to MP3, I always have left that "song" off. If I'm listening to the actual CD, I skip that track.

    I'm a big Beatles fan, but I passed on the Sgt. Pepper release due to the price, and I'll do the same with this release. I just do not need all the extra stuff, and would love just a high resolution version of the actual album at a more reasonable price.
     
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    Giles Martin was on the Beatles channel on SiriusXM tonight talking about the new White Album set.......it's well worth checking out especially for the stereo remix of Dear Prudence that was played at the end of the show that Giles was on.
     
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    For those interested three versions of Back In The U.S.S.R. have been released on all major music streaming platforms. The 2018 stereo remix, the Esher demo, and an instrumental take that includes the guitar solo from the final release.
     
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    Excellent review! :thumbsup:
     
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    +1 Very nice review, Marshall. What are your thoughts on the 5.1 mixes on the release?

    Under normal circumstances, this review would be putting me over the top to pull the trigger on this (mostly for the 5.1 mixes and the Esher Demos). But I've got some current expenses which are going to ground me and keep me from spending beyond my means for this package (still at $138.74 on Amazon)--at least for now.
     
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    Thanks Chris. I appreciate it.

    Marshall
     
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    If there is one holy grail of a Beatles recording we're still waiting for an official release of, it's "Carnival of Light" which was written by Paul McCartney, during the sessions for the 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It, like "Revolution 9" from the White Album, was a sound collage.

    ~Ben
     
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    Mike,
    Thanks for the comments. I appreciate it. I haven't heaard the 5.1 mixes yet.

    Marshall
     

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