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2009 Remasters - Vinyl vs. CD
15 January 2014
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Hi again!

I have this situation where I can chose between the "Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band" on vinyl and CD. I really don't need it to listen to it, since I have it on mp3. I want to own a copy of it, since Beatles albums (as most of you know) go far beyond the sound - and no other album confirms this rule as much as "Sgt. Pepper ". So which one should I get? Both seem to have their own features (I think the CD has a booklet that isn't included on the vinyl album, while the vinyl copy has more extra content like stickers). Or maybe I should start from other albums, if yes then which one? Thank you for any suggestions!

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15 January 2014
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Adam24 said
Hi again!

I have this situation where I can chose between the "Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band" on vinyl and CD. I really don't need it to listen to it, since I have it on mp3. I want to own a copy of it, since Beatles albums (as most of you know) go far beyond the sound - and no other album confirms this rule as much as "Sgt. Pepper ". So which one should I get? Both seem to have their own features (I think the CD has a booklet that isn't included on the vinyl album, while the vinyl copy has more extra content like stickers). Or maybe I should start from other albums, if yes then which one? Thank you for any suggestions!

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Vinyl every day of the week. Artwork is fantastic and in all its glory size-wise. The Pepper booklet in the cd isn't anything to get excited about.

I'm presuming you have all the music.

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15 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said

 

Vinyl every day of the week.

 

Most definitely...:-)

15 January 2014
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Billy Rhythm said

meanmistermustard said

 

Vinyl every day of the week.

 

Most definitely...:-)

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15 January 2014
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Go with whichever one you want.  It depends on your preference.  I'm collecting everything on CD because I don't like to hear the pops and hisses on vinyl (and I think there have been some issues with the pressings of the new Beatles vinyl sounding horrible and having to be traded in for replacements--you can see the negative reviews for the box set on Amazon), but I'm also buying vinyl here and there (original vinyl, not new).

Plus, aren't the new vinyl albums mastered from a digital source, not analog?

But the stickers would be nice, and the other things shouldn't matter if you aren't planning on listening to it.

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15 January 2014
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I really can't decide, even when the vinyl seems to be an obvious decision, there are a few things that bother me - like for example the fact that I won't be able to hear it because I don't own a gramophone. Probably the vinyl is the right decision, but I want to know which one gives a better feeling when holding it

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15 January 2014
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Adam24 said
I really can't decide, even when the vinyl seems to be an obvious decision, there are a few things that bother me - like for example the fact that I won't be able to hear it because I don't own a gramophone. Probably the vinyl is the right decision, but I want to know which one gives a better feeling when holding it

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Vinyl. Vinyl is so much better for that as well. With vinyl you actual feel you have something of worth in your hands whereas CD's feel cheap, light and small to hold - because they are (cheap to produce that is).

I thought you didn't need to hear it as you have the mp3?

 

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15 January 2014
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If you already have a digital copy, and so are buying it to own a copy, I would go vinyl. As you've already said, you're not really buying it to play, but to own. While you may not be able to play the vinyl, how much would you play the CD? In the end, would you mainly stick with the mp3 copy you already have to keep the CD as pristine as possible. The artwork for Pepper was created to be seen at 12" by 12" scale, and if it includes the cut-outs sheet (they are not stickers) that is beautiful in itself, and like everything, scaled down for the CD. If you're buying it as an artefact to own, buy the vinyl and you'll get what The Beatles created; if you're buying to become your source of listening to it by, and you can't play vinyl, then buy the CD. Only you know which of those choices fits your aim to own a physical copy better.

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16 January 2014
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 Yeah, after considering I'll definitely go for the vinyl - after all, that's how "Sgt. Pepper " really looked like when released and it's true that when holding a vinyl you get the feeling of holding something valuable. Thank you then for your opinions, I'll let you know when I get that copy!

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28 January 2014
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Well, I got my vinyl a few days ago and... I'm very satisfied with it! I can't play it, but at least I have it there when Sgt. Pepper is playing, and that gives me an idea of it. So thanks for the help, I appreciate it a lot

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