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62hofner May 31, 2017 07:36 PM

Sgt. Pepper's 50th Anniversary Release
 
Hello, Beatle People!

It's been a long, long, long time.... since I posted here. But, I needed to drop by and tell all of you to go out NOW and buy the 50th Anniversary Boxed Edition of "Sgt. Pepper's".

It's like listening to the album for the first time again. Giles Martin did an amazing job on the new stereo mix. Nothing was changed... nothing was altered... nothing was added. He simply made the stereo mix better.

And all the out-takes and early takes of the songs on discs 2 and 3 are worth the price of admission, alone.

It ain't cheap, but then again, nothing worthwhile ever is.

:sgtpepper: :thumbu2:

ABCKO Jun 02, 2017 12:28 AM

Apple records at it again... sorry, but the two CD set will do me just fine... and I'm not quite rushing out to get it at that

Just thought I'd share a nice, local story about that album...

Expo '67 (Montreal World Fair, a huge, and to this day still, unanimously stated as a major culture/social changing event for us), in the period between the LP's u.k. (may 26th) and north american (june 2nd) releases

This guy (who today is known as a music expert... of sorts) had heard if the LP's release and, very eager to hear it, he asked a United Airways stewardess friend of his to buy him a copy in the u.k. and fly it over here, along with herself.

Upon getting his hands on it, he went to the Expo '67 outdoor both that Radio Canada (our equivalent to the BBC) had and handed it over to the man hosting there daily, a very intellectual serious type, still well respected today, whom you'd never associate with being into that kind of music, but who knew quality when he heard it, and hence he played it...

... on and on... for a few days, young people gathering and sitting there (some "lighting up"), almost in a communal manner, listening, transfixed, by that music

Damn, had I not been just a month old back then...

bobdude Jun 03, 2017 08:52 AM

Gonna agree with you on this one Hof. Giles has done a fantastic job. Sounds better than ever before. They could go back and do the same thing for Revolver, as well. Listening to them figuring out the finale for 'A Day in the Life' is fantastic. The different approaches.

62hofner Jun 04, 2017 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by bobdude (Post 1130806)
Gonna agree with you on this one Hof. Giles has done a fantastic job. Sounds better than ever before. They could go back and do the same thing for Revolver, as well. Listening to them figuring out the finale for 'A Day in the Life' is fantastic. The different approaches.

Yeah, and Paul telling John to sing "Lucy" in a more flowing way, and not as choppy—the way he was singing it on the earliest takes. Just to be able to hear them working together, and suggesting things to each other that made all the difference in the end...

Yeah, there will be nay-sayers... but this re-release was well worth the extra $$$. That said, had there been a basic 4-disc set without all the stuff, I'd have opted for that. But it's all good.

:wave1:

ABCKO Jun 12, 2017 03:04 AM

Still wish they had included (as it's from the same sessions) "Only a northern song"...

... I mean, if they're going to include "Strawberry fields forever" and "Penny Lane" (for the same reason)...

And it's not as if George had a dozen songs within that batch either...

zipp Jun 12, 2017 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by 62hofner (Post 1130803)
Hello, Beatle People!
It's been a long, long, long time.... since I posted here. But, I needed to drop by and tell all of you to go out NOW and buy the 50th Anniversary Boxed Edition of "Sgt. Pepper's"... all the out-takes and early takes of the songs on discs 2 and 3 are worth the price of admission, alone.

Yes I agree.

I bought it for the two sessions CDs but the whole package is extremely well done.

It's the first time since Anthology that an Apple project has come up with a quality product.

Blackguard Jun 22, 2017 07:51 PM

I bought a copy of the two disc edition. And the updated mix is amazing. More clarity in the vocals, punchier rhythms though out, and a revitalized feel to the album in general.

hibgal Jun 30, 2017 10:52 AM

My favorite Beatles album but I'm out of reissue funds so will have to make do with the old original 1967 vinyl! :devious:

bearkat77 Jul 16, 2017 12:08 AM

I plan to get it within the next couple of months.

matt5 Jul 19, 2017 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by hibgal (Post 1130828)
original 1967 vinyl! :devious:

Mono?

hibgal Aug 10, 2017 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by matt5 (Post 1130857)
Mono?

This is the UK stereo release. Far as I know the mono version was never commercially available in Sweden, at least not then. If you wanted the mono, you had to buy it abroad or import it yourself.


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