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The Beatles Through Headphones
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13 April 2011
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That is a really creepy thing to do. In face, the first time I listened to Revolution 9, I had expected it tone a faster version of Revolution , kind of like how Revolution 1 was slower, so I listened to it in the dark. I was freaked out about every little noise I heard after that. It was awesome.

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13 April 2011
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GniknuS said:

I didn't know whether to put this in this thread or the harmony thread but I feel like you can't hear it without headphones. So speaking of Yellow Submarine, there's one voice in the chorus who is completely off key and very low. It sounds like George, just being cheeky, but with all of the other people singing, one of them could just be really bad.

That sounds like someone I know.

My CD player is really bad at reading disks, so I've only really listened to three albums without headphones- Help!, Rubber Soul, and Anthology 3. I think all three were better without headphones, though that's probably because I could turn the volume up higher without thinking I was ruining my ears.

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13 April 2011
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I think it's George, just trying to stand out from the crowd. a-hard-days-night-george-10
Rubber Soul is definitely worth hearing in headphones, The Word and Girl both sound just spectacular. I haven't listened to much of the Anthology stuff in headphones, but I remember hearing the Mr Kite stuff which was a very cool, studio-like feel.

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13 April 2011
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GniknuS said:

I think it's George, just trying to stand out from the crowd. a-hard-days-night-george-10
Rubber Soul is definitely worth hearing in headphones, The Word and Girl both sound just spectacular. I haven't listened to much of the Anthology stuff in headphones, but I remember hearing the Mr Kite stuff which was a very cool, studio-like feel.

"Hey Jude" is also good to listen to with headphones. Especially if you isolate the left track, which are his vocals.

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13 April 2011
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PennyLane said:

I love listening to Abbey Road with headphones. It's not like one of those albums that are best played loud on speakers (Dark Side of the Moon anyone?).

Don't quite follow this at all 'cause I think that DSotM is one of the essential "headphones albums"! Especially with all the spoken bits and flight announcements in "On The Run" and so forth. (And you knew that Alan Parsons was in the booth for both of those albums you mentioned, of course! And that the spoken bits were the recorded product of random interviews that Floyd conducted of random people in & around EMI Studios, and that Paul & Linda were two of the interviewees but declined to answer any questions, so they didn't appear on the album...)

And guess I better get this back on topic...I think SPLHCB was the first time the band was apparently making tentative attempts to record something specifically for headphone use: specifically, the runaway menagerie at the end of "Good Morning, Good Morning" which makes its way from left to right.

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14 April 2011
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GniknuS, I don't know man. I'm just agreeing with you on everything on this topic. I was just thinking that I should mention In My Life but that I really should mention Rubber Soul as a whole, and you beat me to it. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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14 April 2011
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Yeah, but I suppose there are no wrong answers here...except maybe Matchbox.
I think Rain is the track to beat for me, I just listened to it pretty loudly and was profoundly shocked (again) at how much sound there was. That bass, those guitars, those harmonies, backwards vocals, and Ringo! Rain never ceases to amaze me.

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14 April 2011
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vonbontee said:

PennyLane said:

I love listening to Abbey Road with headphones. It's not like one of those albums that are best played loud on speakers (Dark Side of the Moon anyone?).

Don't quite follow this at all 'cause I think that DSotM is one of the essential "headphones albums"! Especially with all the spoken bits and flight announcements in "On The Run" and so forth. (And you knew that Alan Parsons was in the booth for both of those albums you mentioned, of course! And that the spoken bits were the recorded product of random interviews that Floyd conducted of random people in & around EMI Studios, and that Paul & Linda were two of the interviewees but declined to answer any questions, so they didn't appear on the album...)

The first time I listened to it, it was extra loud on speakers. I just love the way On the Run starts blaring through a room as well as The Great Gig in the Sky. The little spoken bits can be missed that I can agree on, but I prefer it loud. The album is flawless regardless. I didn't know about the Paul and Linda thing though. I do know that profit from the album helped finance Monty Python's Holy Grail which I will be forever thankful for.

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14 April 2011
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Turn it up – or wear headphones. Right at the end of Eclipse, when the instruments fade and the heartbeat remains.
One minute thirty-three:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....hidH2gtSYI

It's a Scottish accent, btw.

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15 April 2011
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Zig said:

Joe said:

Von – ever noticed that, right at the end of DSOTM, he says "There is no dark side *in* the moon, really. Matter of fact it's all dark." So the album logically should have been called Dark Side In The Moon.

I know this is a bit off-topic, but on the Pink Floyd albumThe Wall, when you first put the needle on the record you hear a voice say, "…we came in?" At the end of the fourth side, in the run-out groove, the voice says "Isn't this where…" I have to believe the same would be heard on the CD, but I don't have it.

BOT: My favorite fab albums through headphones are Pepper, MMT and Abbey Road. I just acquired a set of Sony noise-cancelling headphones that are fantastic. I don't know how they compare to Bose, but these were free!

That Pink Floyd thing's a great idea. Very Finnegans Wake. Commodius vicus of recirculation and all that.

Going even further off-topic, at the end of ELO's Mr Blue Sky there's a voice saying "Please turn me over". When it was originally released on the Out Of The Blue Album it was the last song on one of the sides*, but it's still there in the digital age.

*for those under 20, music used to be pressed on slabs of vinyl, which would spin on a turntable and a needle would be placed upon. The signal from the needle would be amplified and fed through speakers. Crazy, huh? a-hard-days-night-george-10

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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Hey, we all aren't as ignorant as our society makes us seem!! (I actually have quite a bit of vinyl.

I don't think Joe said it as if you were ignorants... it's just a simple fact that most teens don't know how vinyl works. And remember Sun King you're above the normal kids.

 

Back in Topic... do you hear something weird in Baby you're a rich man on headphones? I hear something @ 1.11 when John says "Nothing that doesn't show".. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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