Please consider registering
Guest
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
White Album 50th Anniversary Edition
23 December 2018
10.31pm
Wigwam
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1897
Member Since:
17 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
241sp_Permalink sp_Print

I'm sorta really getting to know the Esher tracks.......Then the new mix before I get on to the sessions.

Eking the delicious Beatlely meal out.

 

Thanks for asking...

Merry Crimble. 

The following people thank Wigwam for this post:

sir walter raleigh
25 December 2018
9.51am
Avatar
The Hippie Chick
Counting the holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1387
Member Since:
17 January 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
242sp_Permalink sp_Print

I got the super deluxe for Chrimble and O  M  G !!!

 

I literally squealed when I opened it. It's packaged so beautifully!! I cannot wait to dig into that hefty book that it's packaged in! I teared up pulling the four portraits and the collage out of the slip sleeve. I haven't owned those in so many years. My mom framed each of the portraits and I had them hung on my bedroom wall for the longest time. 

Excited to dip into the Esher demos and then listen to the session stuff! 

 

*squeals and bounces some more*

 

beatlemaniacs_02_gifheartapple01

The following people thank The Hippie Chick for this post:

50yearslate, Ahhh Girl, The Hole Got Fixed, Wigwam

“She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.”  - J.D. Salinger

26 December 2018
3.05am
Wigwam
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1897
Member Since:
17 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
243sp_Permalink sp_Print

The Hippie Chick said
I got the super deluxe for Chrimble and O  M  G !!!

 

I literally squealed when I opened it. It's packaged so beautifully!! I cannot wait to dig into that hefty book that it's packaged in! I teared up pulling the four portraits and the collage out of the slip sleeve. I haven't owned those in so many years. My mom framed each of the portraits and I had them hung on my bedroom wall for the longest time. 

Excited to dip into the Esher demos and then listen to the session stuff! 

 

*squeals and bounces some more*

 

beatlemaniacs_02_gifheartapple01  

Brilliant.

27 December 2018
6.55pm
Wigwam
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1897
Member Since:
17 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Just starting to listen to one of the sessions discs........

 

Goodnight comes over really well, preferably well in fact......either with John's Travis picking and the boys harmonies.......Or the version with George Martin 'Travis picking' gently along on his piano. Glad I have these versions in my life now. There's a lovely bouncy Revolution that I like much more than the White Album 's BeeBop version.....John does a Don't Let Me Down type gobbledegook mess up that's obviously responsible for the break down but I've a soft spot for his mess-ups now. However, the 'B' side version they worked up to makes more sense in its context.

Ob la di the 3rd version is great too. As is the take on Anthology with more saxophone .........

They got things right in the end with the final Rev' and Ob La Di ........But John's perverse desire to out, 'granny shit' Paul and, perhaps, compensate Head master George Martin for Rev 9 by giving him his head with the sumptuous, but syrupy score and Benny Hill's Mike Sam singers.....is a missed opportunity....For yours truly at least.

Goodnight, (with an after 'taste of honey'), positioned where it is, following Revolution No.9 didn't  (as I suspect it's intended to do) make-up in a ying and yang way for the chaos of '9' ending with the order of Goodnight.

.....Being the Album's last two songs...............I usually skipped them both.

Still lots and lots to digest.

 

One thing established for me is that George Martin is the 5th Beatle..even on this album where he says he just ate chocolates and read the papers. 

30 December 2018
6.48pm
Wigwam
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1897
Member Since:
17 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
245sp_Permalink sp_Print

Just had a nice early morning listen in bed to the Session's disc beginning with I will...........

For me.......WOW

 

Heard most of I will/Los paranoious before.....  So for me takes flight after Birthday . There's mixture of backing tracks and trial vocals.....Makes me hear so much more and appreciate them and George martin working at their craft........And their camaraderie. Love it.

Makes me willing to give Piggies another try.....and even the song many of you love but ever the contrarian I once called 'turgid' Long Long Long.

And how they could just toss Across The Universe away to a Spike Milligan album...Shessh! 

John's voice on Julia !!!! Renewed respect for that song........Even though the cloaked references mean it should have more honestly been called 'Yoko'

I can't recall ever spending 119 GBP and getting so much back from it.

Hardly looked at the book......This is the gift that's going to keep on giving. 

The following people thank Wigwam for this post:

Ahhh Girl
31 December 2018
3.18pm
Avatar
sir walter raleigh
In our yellow (IN OUR YELLOW) submarine (SUBMARINE AHA!)
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 4511
Member Since:
26 January 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
246sp_Permalink sp_Print

Very excited to work my way through the sessions after I get my fill of Widespread Panic shows and Imagine outtakes. 

"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

3 January 2019
1.26pm
Avatar
Expert Textpert
In bed.
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 4457
Member Since:
18 April 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
247sp_Permalink sp_Print

Finally getting to disc 4 and I really like the 12-minute slow version of Helter Skelter . They should have taken it this tempo on the album.

The following people thank Expert Textpert for this post:

Teddy Salad

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

4 January 2019
6.30am
Avatar
QuarryMan
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 2709
Member Since:
26 January 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
248sp_Permalink sp_Print

Expert Textpert said
Finally getting to disc 4 and I really like the 12-minute slow version of Helter Skelter . They should have taken it this tempo on the album.  

I really love that the album version is like, a flash of light and noise, but the 12 minute version as a brooding, bluesy jam is pretty cool too. My ideal version would probably have them doing the slow jam for a few minutes then having it crescendo into the noisy version.

The following people thank QuarryMan for this post:

Expert Textpert

Tall, dark-haired QuarryMan likes basketball, music, and naturally, boys. He was a valuable participant on the track team. He is one of Freeport's great contributors to the recording world. As for the immediate future, QuarryMan has no plans, but will take life as it comes. 

Avatar courtesy of Beatlebug; signature courtesy of Mr Lou Reed

19 February 2019
5.16am
Avatar
Timothy
Nutopia
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1026
Member Since:
14 June 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
249sp_Permalink sp_Print

I have listened to the super deluxe properly now and it’s everything I knew it would be. The new mix was indeed a new experience with the album that we all know and love. The bonus content is also sensational. There’s a weird emotion I get when I listen to this, and it’s what I had when I first got into Beatles music. It’s a mix of being really happy and also feeling bittersweet. I’ll be focusing on the super deluxe for quite a while. Hoping they do the same for Let It Be .

The following people thank Timothy for this post:

TheWalrusWasBrian, Ahhh Girl, ewe2

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

15 July 2019
2.49pm
Avatar
AppleScruffJunior
Sitting here doing nothing but procrastinating...
Apple rooftop
Reviewers

Members
Forum Posts: 6444
Member Since:
18 March 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Amazon.de are doing a good deal for Prime Day on this:

Deluxe edition (3 CD) was €19.99, now €9.97

4 LP vinyl was €70.99, now €49.97

Super Deluxe (6 Disc) was €129.99, now €79.97

 

There is an entire reduced Beatles section with a lot of the Capitol, and the early albums only being €4.97, if you don't have the physical CDs, now is a good time to snap 'em up. 

Warning: There's only 2 hours left for the Beatle items.

 

INTROVERTS UNITE! Separately....in your own homes!

                 ***

Make Love, Not Wardrobes!

                ***

"Stop throwing jelly beans at me"- George Harrison

30 July 2019
5.37am
Avatar
Timothy
Nutopia
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1026
Member Since:
14 June 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

A part I’m obsessed with at the moment: John says “okay, I’ve had enough” at 7.30. Paul begins vocalising in the background and we have the incredibly funky guitar continuing until 9.12. Man, I love it. 

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

31 July 2019
3.10pm
Avatar
Von Bontee
A Hole In The Road
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 4077
Member Since:
14 December 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
252sp_Permalink sp_Print

I have to say I appreciate "Martha" so much more without the strings/brass. That's one of my least favourite GM orchestration jobs; the added instruments don't seem to add anything that the piano isn't already playing. Maybe George and Paul just liked the sublime-ridiculous idea of a big, overblown arrangement accompanying a song about a sheepdog, who knows. Whatever, the sonic combination always seemed too "tasteful".

The following people thank Von Bontee for this post:

Beatlebug, QuarryMan, William Shears Campbell

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
-- Paul McCartney

                 Winner-Funniest-Post-and-Most-Creative-Contribution-2017-1.pngfunniest-post-badge2018.png

5 September 2019
9.03pm
forn
St Peters Church
Members
Forum Posts: 11
Member Since:
4 September 2019
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
253sp_Permalink sp_Print

I really like the version of Goodnight with the Beatles adding harmonies.  Better than the official version IMO.

The following people thank forn for this post:

Wigwam, William Shears Campbell
6 September 2019
3.28am
Wigwam
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1897
Member Since:
17 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Von Bontee said
I have to say I appreciate "Martha" so much more without the strings/brass. That's one of my least favourite GM orchestration jobs; the added instruments don't seem to add anything that the piano isn't already playing. Maybe George and Paul just liked the sublime-ridiculous idea of a big, overblown arrangement accompanying a song about a sheepdog, who knows. Whatever, the sonic combination always seemed too "tasteful".

  

 

Not saying you're wrong in any way........But I love the song......and I suppose I'm so used to the brass band that to my mind it adds to the songs quintessential Englishness!  

I think Paul around this time had written and produced 'Thingamabob' for the Black Dyke Mills Band.....and always looking for something new thought .....'Why not?' 

Whatever, I'd love this piano song with just a comb and paper backing.........

In a weird Wigwammy way I see it as Paul's piano companion to Blackbird .......His best piano playing to sit alongside his best guitar...... 

22 September 2019
7.54am
Avatar
Timothy
Nutopia
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1026
Member Since:
14 June 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
255sp_Permalink sp_Print

I’ve been focusing on the Esher demos more than I had. I listened to them before but not as much as the others. So good to have something Beatles related I can devote myself to, getting to know even better. I love how we have basically two versions of this album, the official release and the Esher demos, even if it’s not the whole album in that demo format.

The following people thank Timothy for this post:

Ahhh Girl

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

Forum Timezone: America/Chicago
Most Users Ever Online: 700
Currently Online:
1
Guest(s)
Top Posters:
Starr Shine?: 15584
Ron Nasty: 9867
Necko: 7858
50yearslate: 7712
parlance: 7111
AppleScruffJunior: 6444
mr. Sun king coming together: 6403
Mr. Kite: 6147
trcanberra: 6063
mithveaen: 4621
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 87
Members: 2725
Moderators: 6
Admins: 2
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 44
Topics: 4783
Posts: 330562
Newest Members:
AdamWalker, 1822Jazz, Paxo8, Nowhere Girl_1, guruwalrus
Moderators: Joe: 5071, Zig: 9807, meanmistermustard: 22292, Ahhh Girl: 18529, Beatlebug: 15443, The Hole Got Fixed: 7069
Administrators: Joe: 5071, Ellie: 4