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Hey Bulldog 1999 remix vs. 2009 remaster
8 March 2010
7.57pm
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
9.23pm
Marcelo
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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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3 May 2010
10.36pm
TheOneBeatleManiac
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I was amazed at first, when i listen the 1999 remasters, the stereo remixed channels did a great job, it make the songs just as i wanted, but when i heard the 2009, i was, WOW! the sound it's to the top of pureness, excellent, drum, bass, guitar and everything and vocals too of the four, they're playing just for me, the only ''but'', it's that, no remixed channels, and also other ''but'', You Know My Name, was not mixed on stereo. Why?

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4 May 2010
11.27am
McLerristarr
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TheOneBeatleManiac said:

I was amazed at first, when i listen the 1999 remasters, the stereo remixed channels did a great job, it make the songs just as i wanted, but when i heard the 2009, i was, WOW! the sound it's to the top of pureness, excellent, drum, bass, guitar and everything and vocals too of the four, they're playing just for me, the only ''but'', it's that, no remixed channels, and also other ''but'', You Know My Name, was not mixed on stereo. Why?


 

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) was not mixed in stereo on Past Masters because it was never mixed in stereo in the 60s (or 1970). It was only released in mono on the B-side to Let It Be.

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24 March 2011
6.34am
TheOneBeatleManiac
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I've Made this video and remixes at the beginning of the year, I've planned for a long time to stereo remix all Beatles songs, These were made no more than almost 3 months ago.

Enjoy! a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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24 March 2011
10.35am
Joe
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Nice work. I think it benefits to have the description from your YouTube page:

Instead of uploading only a few seconds of samples of Stereo Remixes i did of The Beatles, i decided to upload 8 full songs, Stereo Remixed by myself. These are probably the best stereo remixes you would find as i was very carefully with isolating frequencies. On some songs, some instruments had similar frequencies that made impossible to separate them, and so they share the same channel.
Even when the first two albums are only two-track, and the left track has all instruments in one, i was able to separate them on bass, drums, and the two guitars together.
Starting with the third album, starts to be more difficult to separate tracks even when now 4-tracks were used by now.
The only track not isolated by me but stereo remixed by myself was Within You Without You.

Hope you enjoy this full samples. You can ask for more :).
LISTEN IN 1080P OR ORIGINAL QUALITY (IF IS AVALIABLE), FOR THE BEST QUALITY SOUND.
Songs I Stereo remixed that made on this video:
Boys
You've Really Got A Hold On Me
Things We Said Today
Honey Don't
I Need You
The Word
Here, There And Everywhere
Within You Without You

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10 May 2011
10.07am
McLennonSon
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Intresting.brian-epstein

I've read an article about it.

I've experienced a lot differences between those two different mixes.

I wonder why.a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

 

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8What?! Here There and Everythere in new mix???

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10 May 2011
10.10am
McLennonSon
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Wow!

Love the 'Things We Said Today' One!

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16 May 2011
6.37am
TheOneBeatleManiac
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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! 

a-hard-days-night-paul-7

 

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