BeatleLinks LogoNav Panel New Sites Cool Sites Top Rated Fab Forum Add A Site Link To Us Revolution Radio New Products



Go Back   BeatleLinks Fab Forum > Beatles Forums > And Your Bird Can Sing


Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 31, 2017, 07:36 PM   #1
62hofner
Moderator
 
62hofner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 11, 2005
Location: Beautiful Downtown Burbank, CA
Posts: 6,041



Default 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.

:
62hofner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 02, 2017, 12:28 AM   #2
ABCKO
Old Brown Shoe
 
ABCKO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 23, 2001
Location: Montréal, Québec
Posts: 3,245
Default

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...
__________________
People are crazy, times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm... out of range
I used to care, but... things have changed
ABCKO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 03, 2017, 08:52 AM   #3
bobdude
Dr. Robert
 
bobdude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 05, 2002
Location: Roseville California USA
Posts: 1,087

Default

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.
__________________
"You wanna save humanity, but, it's people that you just can't stand"
bobdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 04, 2017, 09:45 PM   #4
62hofner
Moderator
 
62hofner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 11, 2005
Location: Beautiful Downtown Burbank, CA
Posts: 6,041



Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobdude View Post
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.

62hofner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2017, 03:04 AM   #5
ABCKO
Old Brown Shoe
 
ABCKO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 23, 2001
Location: Montréal, Québec
Posts: 3,245
Default

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...
__________________
People are crazy, times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm... out of range
I used to care, but... things have changed
ABCKO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2017, 01:29 PM   #6
zipp
Moderator
 
zipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 19, 2006
Location: Normandy France
Posts: 2,846
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 62hofner View Post
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.
__________________
head in the clouds
zipp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 22, 2017, 07:51 PM   #7
Blackguard
Paperback Writer
 
Blackguard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 07, 2002
Location: Pleasant Valley, New York
Posts: 2,696

Default

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.
__________________
Dyslexics see the world differently.
Blackguard is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rock Hall Anniversary: The Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Peregrine9 I Read The News Today 0 May 31, 2012 05:39 PM
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... Naked Legs Bootleg Network 11 Oct 15, 2008 07:59 PM
Sgt. Pepper articles - Edmonton Journal, 30 May 2007 Maggie Mae I Read The News Today 0 May 30, 2007 10:36 AM
Beatles to Celebrate Sgt. Peppers Anniversary Serena I Read The News Today 25 Feb 07, 2007 01:19 AM
For Sale: UK release Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band GaryT Beatles For Sale 4 Feb 17, 2005 03:26 PM


Advertisements

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Site Features
Search Links

  Advanced Search
Category Jump



BeatleMail

FREE E-MAIL
@ BEATLEMAIL.COM


Username


Password




New User Sign-Up!
Lost Password?
Beatles History




Donate
The costs of running our database and discussion forum are steadily rising. Any help we receive is greatly appreciated. Click HERE for more information about donating to BeatleLinks.
Extras
» Chat Room
» Current News
» Monthly Contest
» Interviews Database
» Random Site
» Banner Exchange
» F.A.Q.
» Advertise
» Credits
» Legal
» Contact Us
Copyright © 2000-2017 BeatleLinks
All Rights Reserved