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The Best Ways to Listen to The Beatles
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14 April 2014
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Of what I have heard, some of the best Beatles sound quality for the albums only are the MSFL and Blue Box LP's (Except for Magical Mystery Tour which used Capitol tapes in the MSFL and in the Blue Box doesn't appear at all as it wasn't an official UK album, and doesn't include singles that weren't released on the albums). For Magical Mystery Tour the best one is the German LP and for the singles are the 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 LP's (AKA Red & Blue Album), plus Rarities for the missing B-sides of the Red & Blue Albums.

A more easier way though, are the 2009 remasters. These are good enough too, the only issue (for me at least) is that the stereo versions have some compression and limiting added in order to increase the volume without distorting/clipping the audio, changing the natural dynamics of the 1987 CD's or the LP's. The mono's 2009 remasters though, retain the dynamics so these are probably the best to hear in mono, though you would miss Abbey Road & Let It Be as they were released in stereo only.

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Magical Mystery Tour the best one is the German LP and for the singles are the 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 LP's (AKA Red & Blue Album), plus Rarities for the missing B-sides of the Red & Blue Albums.

I've got the German LP of Magical Mystery Tour and I agree wholeheartedly that it is one of the better vinyls I own. After realizing that my wish to buy all the Beatles singles in vinyl was sort of silly, I settled with buying the Red and Blue Albums. Haven't gotten around to buying the Rarities though.

I first experienced the Beatles through cheap headphones and moved on to slightly better headphones. The music amazed me anyway. A few months ago, though, I convinced my dad to fix our old record player, and immediately bought all the Beatles vinyl I could come across. But my dad has a good collection of vinyls himself, so it's needless to say that my record player is being played 24/7. We've got good speakers for that, too. Nowadays, I only use my headphones during my 30-minute walk to school and back, and when my sister gets annoyed by the music.

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