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Is YSS worth buying?
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2 February 2013
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Its the normal regular versions remixed from the original tapes so there are differences in the songs, some work well (Eleanor Rigby) some not so much (Lucy In The Sky). I wouldnt go to the extreme of saying your missing out if you dont have it but then i dont play them that often anyway.

The best thing to come from it all were the 5.1 mixes that allowed for hearing isolated channels and therefore things you'd never otherwise get to hear - Pauls awful amateur trumpet blasts  (Only A Northern Song), someone ringing the living daylights out of a bell (All Together Now) and the orchestral work of Eleanor Rigby which is far more interesting than the karaoke track on Anthology 2. I'd say hunt down the Kaleidoscope bootleg instead.

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10 February 2013
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I bought the YSS album last month - I'd never had it before. Some of the remixes sound a lot punchier than even the 2009 remasters. Hey Bulldog, for instance. I wish the Abbey Road guys would remix the whole back catalogue - they could do some amazing things with it.

By 'remixing' I mean bring out the instruments, make them shine; not add crappy drums and synths to ruin some perfectly good recordings, like those Love Me Do remixes.

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Joe said
I bought the YSS album last month - I'd never had it before. Some of the remixes sound a lot punchier than even the 2009 remasters.
Hey Bulldog, for instance. I wish the Abbey Road guys would remix the whole back catalogue - they could do some amazing things with it.
By 'remixing' I mean bring out the instruments, make them shine; not add crappy drums and synths to ruin some perfectly good recordings, like those Love Me Do remixes.

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I get lost with the various versions.

There are two basic versions: the original (the one that's half orchestral music) and the Yellow Submarine 2.0 that includes all the songs in the movie minus the orchestral stuff.

Then there have been re-mixes and re-masterings of each, no?

 

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mja6758 said

Into the Sky with Diamonds said
Then there have been re-mixes and re-masterings of each, no?

 

There was no remaster of Songtrack since one wasn't needed, as the original album was a remix from the original tapes. Much like LIB... Naked hasn't been remastered.

No reissue either. Are we just missing LIBN and Live At The BBC from having a complete download frenzy at itunes or have i missed something out?

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My favourite song is 'Stairway to Heaven' by Motley Crue on their 1876 album 'Yellow Submarine'.
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TwoAfter908 said
I would buy it as a collector, but other than that, I already have the songs (multiple versions of those on YSS and most Beatles songs, hence why I have 836 on my iPod) so I see no other point to buy it. If they were different versions of the songs, yeah I would definately get it. Oh, and as a side note, a few years ago when I first looked up YSS, I remember reading somewhere that the version of "
Yellow Submarine" on YSS had the outtaked spoken intro on it, and I don't remember where I read it, because it's certainly not on the album.

 

I thought the same until today - I need to do my research a lot better.  I hadn't realised this was a remix and not just a remaster, and that these remixed versions are not the mixes in the 2009 sets.  Having just listened to the remix of Dylan's Street Legal and how much it adds to the experience of the original, I have just ordered Songtrack off ebay - I used my own card this time as it has a LEETLE space on it :)

I have seen claims such as this: "That same day, the 1999 Yellow Submarine Songtrack CD will also see a remastered reissue."  Anyone able to confirm that it was remastered when it was reissued in 2012?

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^ thanks for the info, I have the Real Love and Free As A Bird CD singles, some interesting tracks on them.

 

[EDIT]  I heard it was remastered to apply the same 'limited limiting' they had on the 2009 CDs.

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