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Magical Mystery Tour Song Preferences Stereo Vs Mono
2 October 2020
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yarvelling
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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.

2 October 2020
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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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5 May 2021
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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)

6 May 2021
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S-T-E-R-E-O all the way.

 

Nothing like sitting in the sweet spot and hearing it all around.....

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28 September 2021
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Vera Chuck and Dave
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I much prefer the mono Blue Jay Way

it having less of the tape effects makes the verses sound so much more ominous

28 September 2021
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I don’t like the mono for this one.

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28 September 2021
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To be honest I don't hear much difference in most cases, but if we're including the songs on "side two" of the album version then All You Need Is Love has a noticeably longer fade-out which I prefer on the mono version.

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29 September 2021
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Expert Textpert said
I don’t like the mono for this one.

  

for Blue Jay Way ? or the album?

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