5 December 2014
1 May 2011
Aside from the last segment of ‘Helter Skelter ‘ the biggest difference is with ‘Don’t Pass Me By ‘ which is sped up in mono plus the fiddle part runs longer and isn’t the same as in stereo. Most of the differences are not major but are notable, for instance (off the top of my head);
- George’s wailing at the end of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps ‘ is mixed way down so its nearly inaudible.
- No handclaps at the beginning of ‘Why Don’t We Do It In The Road’.
- Different placed airplane effects at the beginning and end of ‘Back In The U.S.S.R.’
- No handclaps at the beginning of ‘Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da’
- Different blackbird effects in ‘Blackbird ‘
- A little bit more of John’s guitar solo in ‘Honey Pie ‘.
- The grunting at the end of ‘Piggies ‘ is different.
- ‘Yer Blues ‘ has a longer fade-out.
- At the beginning of ‘Sexy Sadie ‘ the tambourine taps are absent.
- Paul’s harmony vocals are more prominent in the mono mix of ‘I’m So Tired ‘.
Here has a lot more details on the mono v stereo variations.
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28 March 2014
Recently I purchased the mono vinyl reissue of the White Album . Other than the omission of the “blisters on my fingers” remark on “Helter Skelter ,” I fail to hear any huge difference from the stereo mix.
What am I missing?
Just so you aware (maybe you are), this has always been the case with the mono white LP, since it’s original release, not just this new reissue set.
I can’t wait for the Analog Stereo set to come out!