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1 May 2010
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http://www.youtube.com/user/be.....boxset2009/

 

He's uploaded every song (in stereo and mono) and included the mini-docs. Badass.

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2 May 2010
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"Slightly illegal but still great. I've been to his channel a few times to compare my stereo songs to the mono ones. I really want that mono box set!"

 

 

Worth the money. I love the Mono and don't plan to buy the stereo set. So far it knocks my socks off. I have yet to compare every stereo vs. mono, but the White Album differences will likely be the most interesting as I never heard it in mono (bought the original '68 stereo vinyl and later tape.)  One has to wonder though why they didn't include these short documentaries in the Mono Box Set. Especially given what you pay for either set. Nothing new really, just short intro info most old fans already know, but nice little perks to have nevertheless. Hey Apple, get with the program: these are just as appropriate for the Mono buyers. Even more so since most albums were mixed by the Beatles themselves in mono. Including a seperate DVD of these documentary shorts in the Mono set would hardly have hurt their profit margins.
2 May 2010
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Get the Rubber Soul and White Album's in Stereo. They sound freaking amazing.

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2 May 2010
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thomas said:

Worth the money. I love the Mono and don't plan to buy the stereo set. So far it knocks my socks off. I have yet to compare every stereo vs. mono, but the White Album differences will likely be the most interesting as I never heard it in mono (bought the original '68 stereo vinyl and later tape.)  One has to wonder though why they didn't include these short documentaries in the Mono Box Set. Especially given what you pay for either set. Nothing new really, just short intro info most old fans already know, but nice little perks to have nevertheless. Hey Apple, get with the program: these are just as appropriate for the Mono buyers. Even more so since most albums were mixed by the Beatles themselves in mono. Including a seperate DVD of these documentary shorts in the Mono set would hardly have hurt their profit margins.

 

I guess they didn't include the mini docos in the mono box sets because they were in the stereo box sets. Abbey Road and Let It Be aren't in the mono set so they didn't want to put only some of the docos in. They probably assumed most people would buy the stereo CDs and only fans would buy the mono CDs, and fans don't need to know the info in docos - they're just small bits of Anthology, stuff to introduce new listeners to the music. They wanted the mono CDs to be more like the LPs I think, so having the doco would kind of defeat that.

3 May 2010
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"Get the Rubber Soul and White Album's in Stereo. They sound freaking amazing."

 

The Mono Box includes mono and stereo versions of Rubber Soul (also Help!)  I have the 1987 CD of the White Album, but definitely want the 2009 remaster.

3 May 2010
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thomas said:

"Get the Rubber Soul and White Album's in Stereo. They sound freaking amazing."

 

The Mono Box includes mono and stereo versions of Rubber Soul (also Help!)  I have the 1987 CD of the White Album, but definitely want the 2009 remaster.


 

The stereo versions of Help! and Rubber Soul in the mono set are the original 60s mixes, which did not have much effort put into them. George Martin remixed them in the 80s when they were released on CD and those are versions in the stereo set. I haven't heard the old stereo mixes, but I'm sure they're not as good - they can't possibly be really.

5 May 2010
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MrBig said:

http://www.youtube.com/user/be.....boxset2009/

 

He's uploaded every song (in stereo and mono) and included the mini-docs. Badass.


Can't see this staying up too long. EMI are getting ever more vigilant with YouTube - a user I was following had his account closed because he was posting outtakes, though he reopened under a different name.

Also, I never understand why anyone bothers making videos out of music and posting them on YouTube. The amount of time it takes, for absolutely no reward, seems pretty pointless. Plus there's no comparison in terms of sound quality between hearing a CD and a streamed Flash movie on the web.

McLerristarr - the 1965 stereo mixes of Help! and Rubber Soul are worth hearing (both are in the mono box). The 1980s ones that are in the stereo box are probably more balanced, but not necessarily better IMO. I still don't understand why they put the 65 stereo mixes in the mono box - they should have included both versions in the stereo box.

Jenn - if you have the what I call the premasters (pre-09/09/09) on your iPod, those are George Martin's mixes made in the 1980s when The Beatles' back catalogue was first issued on CD. The recent remasters were polished versions from the 1960s masters, and so included the mono and stereo mixes that were issued while The Beatles were together - making them the authentic 60s versions, only with a bit of EQ and noise reduction to make them sound better (caveat: some prefer vinyl - I won't get drawn into that one here). Digital mastering technology has got better since the first CDs came out in the 80s, so it's a big step forward in terms of sound quality.

As for which boxes to buy, well there are those that say the mono discs are the ones to get because The Beatles spent more time on them. Personally I think some of the albums, such as AHDN, sound better in stereo. There are many minor differences in the different versions, such as sound effects in Back In The USSR, Tomorrow Never Knows and Yellow Submarine; Helter Skelter is longer in stereo, and I'm So Tired has extra harmonies in mono; Good Morning Good Morning sounds far bassier and better in mono; etc etc. The full details are too numerous to list here, and it doesn't really matter too much if you're more of a casual fan - just get the stereo as it has all the songs from 62-70, whereas the mono box stops with the White Album (68).

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MrBig said:

http://www.youtube.com/user/be.....oxset2009/

 

He's uploaded every song (in stereo and mono) and included the mini-docs. Badass.

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BTW... 

Check this channel...

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