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RAM mono mix
2 July 2013
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DrBeatle
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I think I've made it clear on here my love for the mono mixes of the Beatles' albums, as well as my near-obsession with RAM, but the mono mix of RAM is just fantastic. Anyone else here prefer it to the stereo?

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2 July 2013
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I don't notice much difference between the stereo and mono mix. Just some minor differences. Not like the 'White Album' or 'Sgt. Peppers'. I to also love mono mixes of songs especially if they were intended to be in mono which is most of the songs from the 1960's.

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2 July 2013
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I agree there aren't nearly as many differences between the 2 mixes of RAM as there are in the Beatles' albums, but some of the cross-fades are a bit smoother and the bass and backing vocals are more upfront in mono…it just breathes a bit better, in my opinion. You can't go wrong either way, though…it's RAM! :D

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2 July 2013
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Totally agree over Ram. I find the mono a less heavy listen compared to the stereo if that makes sense. I suppose I agree with Dr Beatle saying that it breathes a bit better.

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5 July 2013
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Does anyone have a needle drop of RAM's mono mix? I am very eager to listen.

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6 July 2013
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Found one in Mono, I 16/44, I want a 24/96 so I can really compare the mixes. The one I got sounds muddier, but Mono could indeed sound better in the long run.

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6 July 2013
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I have copies of both on vinyl, and while there are some differences I haven't found them noticeable enough to declare a personal "clear winner" between the two.  Nice that RAM is getting this kind of love though…

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I'm resurrecting this thread I started last summer since this week is the 43rd anniversary of RAM's release. Cranking this mono mix through headphones at the moment and it's still as perfect as it's always been.

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23 May 2014
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I'm not a huge fan of Ram (kind of a stupid album for me, with a little bit of catchiness here and there, but that's for another thread), but I'd be interested to hear the mono mix. I can't find it anywhere.

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23 May 2014
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Its in the ultimate deluxe remastered archive box where you have to also buy a book, the double cd, lots of bits of paper and Thrillington to get it. Or hunt for it on a torrent site. 

It really rankled me when i discovered that you had to spend around £70 to get all the music.blue-meanie

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You can also find it on YouTube. If you don't like the album, there may not be a point in seeking it out, but if you think it's as great as I do, then it's worth the time and effort as I think it's the superior mix in multiple ways. Really weird that Paul even decided to mix it in mono in '71, albeit only for radio stations.

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27 May 2014
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DrBeatle said
You can also find it on YouTube. If you don't like the album, there may not be a point in seeking it out, but if you think it's as great as I do, then it's worth the time and effort as I think it's the superior mix in multiple ways. Really weird that Paul even decided to mix it in mono in '71, albeit only for radio stations.

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