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13 December 2013
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Wogblog reported of the upcoming January release of The US Albums boxset, featuring both mono and stereo mixes on the same cd (but not all the original mixes as released thru-out the 60's: all the duophonic and echo drenched mixes are being replaced by the 2009 UK remasters) - most of the albums will be available individually for a limited time. 

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meanmistermustard said
Wogblog reported of the upcoming January release of The US Albums boxset, featuring both mono and stereo mixes on the same cd (but not all the original mixes as released thru-out the 60's: all the duophonic and echo drenched mixes are being replaced by the 2009 UK remasters) - most of the albums will be available individually for a limited time. 

I cannot believe Capitol is going to do this. All you need to do now is create your own playlists putting each album in the sequencing like the US albums and you are all set. No need to spend your money. 

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13 December 2013
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Inner Light said

meanmistermustard said
Wogblog reported of the upcoming January release of The US Albums boxset, featuring both mono and stereo mixes on the same cd (but not all the original mixes as released thru-out the 60's: all the duophonic and echo drenched mixes are being replaced by the 2009 UK remasters) - most of the albums will be available individually for a limited time. 

I cannot believe Capitol is going to do this. All you need to do now is create your own playlists putting each album in the sequencing like the US albums and you are all set. No need to spend your money. 

There are four instrumental tracks on the Hard Days Night soundtrack, which were not available on CD before.  So, as I was telling my wife, you could buy this if you wanted to spend 40 dollars per instrumental.

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The mono White Album is also different to a handful of the stereo songs and well worth getting (even if not an official copy since thats stuck in a £200 box); tracks run to different lengths, have different overdubs, have less overdubs, different levels in the vocals etc. I suppose the most well known is Helter Skelter which omits the second fade in with the "blisters on my fingers" comment and different drumming in parts.

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Also as noteworthy is the speed difference on Don't Pass Me By, which shifts Ringo's vocal an octave!

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meanmistermustard said
Wogblog reported of the upcoming January release of The US Albums boxset, featuring both mono and stereo mixes on the same cd (but not all the original mixes as released thru-out the 60's: all the duophonic and echo drenched mixes are being replaced by the 2009 UK remasters) - most of the albums will be available individually for a limited time. 

If you do decide to preorder - shop around.  I placed an order with Amazon USA which would have been around $A185, cheaper than the locals who are all charging over 200.  Then I happened to see the post parlance put up about this set on wogblog and one of the comments there said it was cheaper on Amazon's Canadian site.  Is it ever!  $A140 or so including shipping, about 80 pounds, which is WAY cheaper than the price on Amazon UK (it would have cost me $A270 from the UK!!!).

Luckily I was able to cancel the USA order and have now placed it in Canada - will see how it all turns out.

 

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Question...Of the following, which actually contain anything different than what is available on the UK stereo and mono boxes?

Yesterday and Today

Hey Jude

Revolver

...I know that A Hard Day's Night contains some instrumental tracks not previously available on CD...but will these other three just contain the same songs we already have in different order?

 

 

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Yes. And if they were going to hold 100% true to the original US albums, they'd have the different/wacky mixes, fake stereo, added reverb (the infamous "Dexter mixes"), and botched edits (like the hi-hat intro to All My Loving and the false start to I'm Looking Through You). But alas, they are going to use the 2009 stereo mixes instead. It really sounds like it's just going to be the mixes we already have but in the order and album breakdown of the original US Capitol albums. It's almost an exercise in "why bother?" at least from this vantage point.

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