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What are the differences between stereo and mono?
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9 June 2013
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The mono mixes are different from stereo. For example, the mono mix of "She's Leaving Home" is sped up a bit faster than the stereo mix.

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9 June 2013
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A couple of threads from elsewhere that discuss this

Mono v Stereo

mono v stereo albums and remasters (more about Past Masters tho)

There are a load of others on the forum.

 

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9 June 2013
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Video explaining the differences:

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11 June 2013
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And that reminds me some problems that Beatles songs in stereo caused to me:

-A long time ago, when I was younger, I had a MP3 player with a broken headphone. The right speaker wasn't working, so I couldn't hear the Beatles' voices.

-This year, I wanted to show "Hey Bulldog" to a friend, then I put one phone in his ear while I put the other one in mine. But then he couldn't hear te instruments, and I couldn't hear the vocals...

-I have this friend who plays the violin, and one day I asked if he could play "Don't Pass Me By", and then I showed the song to him with one earphone, but all he could hear was the piano.

 

And curiously, that doesn't happen to all the songs, only the Beatles' songs... DAMN! Now I want to buy those mono CDs....

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Revolution 9 is a totally different experience in stereo thru earphones, veryweird and can mess up your head.

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11 June 2013
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Wow I never realised the mono and stereo versions were THAT different. I think that overall I prefer mono, but I have to say some songs sound better on stereo, some on mono. And it made me notice a lot of things, like the person coughing in Norwegian Wood and stuff like that. Oh and John's vocals being doubletracked on If I Fell in the stereoversion sound so terrible. 

I think that I've got the first 4 albums in mono on my iTunes, not sure about Help!, but I've got Rubber Soul til Abbey Road in stereo.

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