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A Blast from the past. Hearing the Beatles .. in LP!!
26 May 2010
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mithveaen
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Guys. I have to share this with you. I still feel my heart beating fast. Maybe the teens won't get this… but I'm sure than more than one will understand me.

 

We had at home many Beatles albums.. but the ones we still had after all these years were the Red and the Blue Album. Because the Red was eaten by a rat and a plague of termitas, I think it was thrown away, but we didn't know the fate of the Blue Album. So I've just asked my Dad "Hey, do you know if we still have the Beatles Blue Album?" and he said "I'm not sure but I think it's in my box of LPs I recently took out of the  closet" (my Dad has a lot of those)

 

So I check in the box.. and yes… the album was there. I was like "Ohhhhh it's still here!!" and it was like finding an old friend, I saw the black tape my sister put in the edges so it didn't fall apart, the name of her high school at the top of the building in the back cover, and the inner covers with the lyrics all worn out.

 

Anyway I went to my Dad's room and told him "Look! It's here!" and I took out the LPs, and I discovered that one of the Red LPs was inside, and I said "I wonder if they stil work out" and my Dad, turned off his TV, turned on his stereo with a LP player and said "Let's find out". I gave him the Disc 1. He played Side 2. I Am The Walrus.

 

OMG. I got a hit in my stomach when I heard the "aguja" running on the album and then, the music started. It was not clean, it was not nice, (I need to clean the album) but it was PERFECT!! I sat down on my Dad's bed feeling in awe listening to them like that. My Dad was going toward the light switch to turn it off (it was his bed time) and I said "Wait wait!!" and I took the Red LP and I played "A Hard Day's Night" Wow!! That chord sounded fantastic!! And then I said "Look wait!" and like if I had done it just a few days ago, I took the head of the stereo and I made it fall before the last song. Yesterday started. My Dad was like .."Well you can clean those albums and get a good listening to them" and I was like "Of course I will!!"

 

Man, I don't care if the albums are dirty, if the song skips a little… this will be my favorite way of listening to them!! It soo.. how to say it? Organic.. nostalgic.. that's is when I realize how old the music is. It was just .. awesome.

 

And a plus. My Dad said "I think there's an EP in the box.." and I was like "What???" so I went to the box and … I found the cover of Beatles for Sale on an EP with I should have known better, If I fell, Tell me why and And I Love Her!! The EP is not there but I have the cover.. it's Beatles for sale.. and it's still with the plastic cover!! Too bad I don't have a camera right now to take it a photo!! But this cover is … I'm sure more than 40 years old!!!

 

Wow.. tomorrow I'll start looking all around the house for the Red Album just in case my sister didn't throw it away…

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
26 May 2010
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OMG!! I had forgotten this!! The albums have the names in Spanish from the songs!!!!!! So Here Comes The Sun is Aqui viene el sol… Come together.. Vengan juntos…Don't let me down.. No me abandones (actually it should be No me decepciones)

 

And the credits are J. Lennon – P. McCartney, G. Harrison and Richard Starkey! Wow!! I had forgotten those little credits in the middle of the LP!! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

 

Edit : Sorry if I got carried away…..

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26 May 2010
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That's fantastic. I've got about half the original Parlophone LPs on vinyl, plus some EPs and singles, but I never play them. I really should do again - that's how I first heard the songs. There's something magical about those discs and the crackles.

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26 May 2010
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Wow, this must have been great. I'm jealous a-hard-days-night-ringo-2

We have Sgt Pepper, Abbey Road & the Hey Jude EP, and I would love to listen to them, but unfortunately, we haven't got a LP player...

 

I think, everything was better in the old days. I was definitely born in the wrong time... I'd like to have a transistor radio and a VW bus, walk around like a hippie and just live for the love. Love is all and love is everyone.

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26 May 2010
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What a nice find, Mithveaen!

My Red & Blue were on 8 track. Good riddance to bad rubbish - the technology, not the music.

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26 May 2010
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I have almost every record~ Including a copy of The White Album with the embossed colour and serial number.

I tend to always throw them on the record player when I'm home alone and it's a sunny day.  That's Beatles atmosphere, for me <3 Gets to the point where I dislike them in mp3 format because they're too... well, clean.

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26 May 2010
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MadiYasha said:

I have almost every record~ Including a copy of The White Album with the embossed colour and serial number.

I tend to always throw them on the record player when I'm home alone and it's a sunny day.  That's Beatles atmosphere, for me <3 Gets to the point where I dislike them in mp3 format because they're too... well, clean.


 

As far as the vinyl vs. the 80's released CDs, the vinyl actually sounds better from a fidelity standpoint. As far as the remasters go, I guess, for me, it depends on my mood. Sometimes I do prefer the vinyl still (although as a collector I am always aware that with every play of my vinyl it ages it a teeny bit more). The vinyl aspect of Beatles listening will never be replaced though.

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26 May 2010
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I grew up listening to the 80s CDs on a boombox. Whenever I do so nowadays it takes me back to my childhood.

I own a few LPs: Rubber Soul (US, worn original stereo pressing), Rock 'n' Roll Volume 2, the Red Album (non-Apple label =/) and Abbey Road (newer pressing; the only LP currently in print in the US). I've also got a list of solo releases, but that's for another thread.

I have to say that given the choice I'd rather listen to vinyl now. Sennheiser headphones and the lights turned off.
I can understand where everyone is coming from with the nostalgia for crackles and pops, but how about the DYNAMIC RANGE? Abbey Road turned into another album entirely the first time I heard it on vinyl; there's just no other feeling like it.

From what I understand, CD transfers of music originally mixed for vinyl tend to reveal more than what was intended in addition to killing the dynamic range. This is why I'm happy about the '09 CDs; they tend to do the opposite in terms of revealing anomalies. However, they still don't have that kick that vinyl has.

Hopefully the vinyl rereleases coming soon are just as good.

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26 May 2010
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Really cool story, I have The White Album and Pepper on vinyl and you're right, there is just something about the crackling that just makes it feel more authentic. Plus getting up to flip the record makes me feel like I'm not just lazily listening to music, but I have an actual want and desire to hear it.

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26 May 2010
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My sister has just told me that in fact, the Red Album was thrown away because it was eaten by an animal (maybe), and one of her friends borrowed the White Album, but he never returned it. Anyway I'm happy with the 3 LPs I have.

 

Here are some pics.

 

Beatles EP.

 

Beatles Blue Album. You can see at the top my sister's handwriting with her school's name and the semester and group she was when she got this.You can see at your left how worn out the inside covers with the lyrics are.

 

 

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Front Cover.

 

 

The LP with the names of the songs. Notice the translation in Spanish, the "Made in Mexico by Discos Capitol Mexico" and the "Recorded in England"

 

 

And something interesting. I'm sure Joe knows about this. The songs don't say Northern Songs… but MacLen songs! (I guess it's McCartney and Lennon) and some others to Comet Music. George and Ringo are credited to their normal publishers.

 

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Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
26 May 2010
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Hm. Well, I have to say that I don't miss my butchered and awful-sounding "Capitol Duophonic" (i.e. fake stereo) vinyl copies of "The Beatles' Second Album!" and "Yesterday and Today" in the least!

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
27 May 2010
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AFAIK Maclen published the songs in the US (and elsewhere?), Northern Songs in the UK. The whole issue seems enormously complicated, but there's some info here: http://www.rockmine.com/Beatle.....tleCo.html

I don't know anything about Comet Music. Which songs were published by them?

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27 May 2010
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Joe said:

AFAIK Maclen published the songs in the US (and elsewhere?), Northern Songs in the UK. The whole issue seems enormously complicated, but there's some info here: http://www.rockmine.com/Beatle.....tleCo.html

I don't know anything about Comet Music. Which songs were published by them?


 

Ok I'm checking directly from the Blue Album:

 

Comet Music Corp ASCAP

I Am The Walrus

The Fool On The Hill

 

That's all.

 

Edit : I checked the Blue and Red albums on CD, and the publisher is Northern Songs.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
27 May 2010
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I think Comet might have been a mistake that got repeated. See http://yokono.co.uk/collection....._1967.html :

After Capitol learned that the publishing for the "Magical Mystery Tour"
songs, including "I Am The Walrus", had been assigned to Comet Music
Corporation
, labels were revised to reflect the proper publisher.

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28 May 2010
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A lot of purists will swear that the sound of a vinyl LP is superior to CD.

I grew up with vinyl.  I've still got a ton of vinyl albums.

The purists are deaf and quite possibly insane.  CD quality is superior, and it's not even close.

28 May 2010
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Some people says that japanese beatles vinyl are so good, there's nothing close to their sound.

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npad21 said
I grew up listening to the 80s CDs on a boombox. Whenever I do so nowadays it takes me back to my childhood.

Hopefully the vinyl rereleases coming soon are just as good.

The 2012 reissue UK LP's do sound that good, since there are no crackle & pops.  Nice virgin vinyl.  Can't with for the 2014 mono LP's to come out now. apple02

 

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I have every single Beatles U.S. album on vinyl.  Only Let It Be is an original pressing, though.  The rest are re-pressings from the 1970's and early 1980's.  Plus, I have a few compilations (the Red and Blue Albums, both the 1976 and the 1980 versions of Rock 'N' Roll Music, among others) and even a couple bootlegs on vinyl.

I also have the 1976 version of Rock 'N' Roll Music on cassette, but that's a little off-topic.

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30 March 2014
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I've mentioned this elsewhere, I have quite a few vinyl albums from the Beatles (and 3 from solo). There's a list over at the vinyl thread.

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30 March 2014
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Necko said
I have every single Beatles U.S. album on vinyl.  Only Let It Be is an original pressing, though.  The rest are re-pressings from the 1970's and early 1980's.  Plus, I have a few compilations (the Red and Blue Albums, both the 1976 and the 1980 versions of Rock 'N' Roll Music, among others) and even a couple bootlegs on vinyl.

I also have the 1976 version of Rock 'N' Roll Music on cassette, but that's a little off-topic.

I was just listening to Abbey Road vinyl today. First time my dad had to show me an electronic. Dug through parents old record bin found Double Fantasy, Pet Sounds and Instant Karma 45. Just ordered repressing of Sergeant Peppers.

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