30 September 2020
Well really, when it comes to mono vs. stereo, shouldn’t it really be ‘which stereo mix’?
The one that first appeared on the German 70s “Horzu” LP (second pressings onward), and was later used on the UK 90s cassette releases? Can’t remember off-hand whether they’re what appeared on the stereo 2009 releases…..
Anyway, that stereo mix on the German release did get used many times in place of the original ‘vocals right, instruments left’ stereo mixes. The 90s UK stereo cassettes used this mix and it’s far superior to what had gone before; much more ‘modern’ with vocals and instruments better placed across the centre channel, and the left/right channels.
If we’re talking the original hard panned stereo mix version vs. mono, then I’d take mono any day.
However, that newer remix done for the 70s German release sounds just fantastic, and so I’d have to place that one over the mono.
14 June 2016
Stereo for all the songs. I mostly dig it in stereo for most Beatles albums every night and day.
1.The Beatles 2.Sgt. Pepper 3.Abbey Road 4.Magical Mystery Tour 5.Rubber Soul 6.Revolver 7.Help! 8.Let It Be
9.A Hard Day’s Night 10.Please Please Me 11.Beatles For Sale 12.With The Beatles 13.Yellow Submarine
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25 February 2020
I have the 2014 mono reissue and the 2012 stereo reissue on vinyl, and I think I prefer the mono overall
the rhythm section just has so much more impact when it’s front and centre
I don’t find myself really missing any stereo effects or anything (only time I’ve really found I do is with the mono mix of Floyd’s Interstellar Overdrive)