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Old Dec 09, 2012, 04:32 PM   #61
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:05 AM   #62
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First off, it's been ages since I've been here. That said, . . .

A few years ago, I put in an order at Amazon for the very last Beatles CD I was missing. Or so I thought. A week afterward I read that the entire canon was going to be reissued in the remastered format. All I could think of, aside from some salty language, was a quote from Men In Black: "This is gonna replace CD's soon; guess I'll have to buy the White Album again."

My son the electronic whiz assured me that unless I owned top-drawer music gizmos, there was no need to re-stock. I tested his theory by buying Sgt. Pepper, the ultimate in sound testing, right? Of course, right.

After a lot of listening, I concluded there WAS a difference - the remastered version was louder. That's it? Heck, I can turn up the volume on the other version. Oh, and the newest incarnation came with a nifty video.

So, to answer the question: I own the remastered versions of
Sgt. Pepper
Past Masters

And that's all I'm getting.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 08:52 AM   #63
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What you have to realize is that these recordings aren't being re-mixed, simply remastered. Which means they're being put through exciters and the frequencies broadened. You're not going to put the remasters on and suddenly feel like you're hearing these recordings for the first time.

The really exciting aspect of this entire remastering process is the release of the mono box set. Since the monos have never been reissued in any format since the original releases. The mono box set has been my favorite Beatles acquisition. I have purchased the stereo cd box set and the vinyl. And I will no doubt buy the vinyl mono box set when it comes out. Such is the insane life of a hopeless completest. In fact, I'll bet I've bought the white album no less than 10 times. 8 of which I still possess. And every one is different. Vinyl, cd, mono, stereo, colored wax, remastered, etc.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 09:22 AM   #64
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I completed my 180 gram vinyl collection. The last two that I bought were Please Please me and With The Beatles. It was just the idea of being a completest I guess.

I'm looking forward to the release of the vinyl mono box later this year.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 10:17 PM   #65
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First off, it's been ages since I've been here. That said, . . .

My son the electronic whiz assured me that unless I owned top-drawer music gizmos, there was no need to re-stock. I tested his theory by buying Sgt. Pepper, the ultimate in sound testing, right? Of course, right.

After a lot of listening, I concluded there WAS a difference - the remastered version was louder.
Hey, welcome back! I also haven't been here in years... feels great to be back. :)

I finally bought the stereo (CD) remastered set last year. When I was visiting my family this past winter, I asked my dad to play the remastered albums on his high quality sound system and to compare them to the sound quality on the 1987 albums. (My dad is the "music whiz" in my family/knows all about recording music, etc.)

He concluded (and I also heard and agreed with him) that most of the 2009 albums didn't actually sound better than the ones from 1987. The bass is a LOT stronger/clearer, the volume is much louder, and often the vocals are less clear on the remastered albums. There wasn't a huge difference though.

Of course, it all changes from song to song and album to album though. He also said that the newer albums probably sound better on cheaper sound systems/speakers than on his system which reveals every possible flaw.

Of course, the Yellow Submarine Songtrack (the remixed album from 1999) is an entirely different story. That is resoundingly better in musical quality due to the remix, and makes one wish they would eventually remix all of the Beatles albums for release.
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Old Apr 08, 2013, 08:36 AM   #66
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Is this new box set really worth getting? All bbout The Beatles Remasters

http://www.johnlennon.talktalk.net/p...atlesRemasters
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 04:15 PM   #67
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I pre-ordered the Stereo box set when it came out, came out of a field exercise via a 14 mile road march carrying 50 pounds in a ruck and an M4 so it was a pleasant way to spend the night.

So I got that in 2009 and then just bought the Mono set last month. I had no idea they were so different and for whatever reason, I thought the Stereo was better. But after listening to a few Mono songs on You Tube, I was just floored.

Now I have Stereo and Mono.
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Old May 30, 2013, 09:11 AM   #68
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Okay first off its been ages since I last logged in here.

Anyways, the remasters I own are:

Rubber Soul
A Hard Days Night

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