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Hey Bulldog 1999 remix vs. 2009 remaster
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8 March 2010
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alexbunardzic
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Similar to the "It's All Too Much" remix vs remaster discussion I've just posted, I also did a critical comparative listen to "Hey Bulldog". Even more than "It's All Too Much", "Hey Bulldog" sounds incomparably better on the 2009 remaster.

 

One thing that immediately jumps at you when listening to the 1999 remix is how terribly pale and wimpy Paul's bass sounds, compared to the 2009 remaster. Why did they have to tame Paul's bass for the movie songtrack?

 

The guitar is too clinical sounding on the remix. All the essential grit that is so gloriously brought to the fore on the 2009 remaster is gone from the 1999 remix. The drums too, they lost the grittiness and the punch on the 1999 remix.

 

Overall, I find that all the existing remixes sound terrible when compared to the 2009 remasters. Obviously, one cannot improve on the perfection that is the Beatles original catalog. Need proof? Go and listen to the "For You Blue" on the "Let It Be Naked", and then listen to the same song on the 2009 remastered "Let It Be" -- the sound quality and the almost analog warmth on the 2009 remaster is so superior, that any untrained set of ears will be convinced on the spot.

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8 March 2010
9.13pm
Elsewhere Man
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On the whole I disagree. The remixes are superior if only for the improved stereo imaging. As for the "wimpiness" of the bass & drums, I'll have to take another listen.

 

As for "For You Blue," the "naked" version has the essential acoustic guitar part - all of it, not just the intro. I never understood why Phil Spector did that. I don't notice any lack of warmth either on the "naked" version...

8 March 2010
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I have the "Hey Jude" LP and Past Masters on CD. If you listen both "Revolution" (single) versions, the last sounds like a sweet pop group as ABBA or Bee Gees trying to make a rock'n'roll cover; listening the first, sounds like four hooligans on drugs are breaking into your house, starts a fire with your destroyed furniture and rape your cat. Hahaha!

 

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Wow!

Love the 'Things We Said Today' One!

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Another stereo remix over here, now it's All My Loving, and I fixed an really bad Paul bass mistake at around 1:19-1:20.

Enjoy! 

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