3 February 2021
17 December 2012
Sorry for the delay, @Paul Prole, been a bit absent from the forum recently.
They did stereo mixes because stereo was beginning to move across from being a mainly classical format in the 50s into the pop market. With the exception of Help ! and Rubber Soul , the stereo mixes used for the 2009 remasters are George Martin's original 60s stereo mixes, and so do include those strange early stereo mixes of instrumentation on one channel and vocals on the other.
As for the Help ! and Rubber Soul original stereo mixes, when George Martin heard those ahead of their initial CD release in 1987 he was unhappy with them, and remixed them for their CD release, and those remixes were used for the 2009 remasters; however, George Martin's original 60s mix of both albums were included as bonuses on their respective 2009 mono remaster discs.
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3 February 2021
Ah thanks. So that is strange. Did the penny finally drop about how to use stereo for pop music during Help ? And then strange that having sorted stereo they kept releasing in mono and also bonus those two albums over the ones that followed. I've got them all bar Sgt. Peppers remasterd in stereo anyway so I'm Beatled up enough I think. Just a few bits and pieces here and there. Next is a shorted Star Club on CD. Had the original double vinyl and what's missing doesn't hurt too much.
Unless Paul McCartney knocks on my door I am unlikely to be impressed.