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The Best Ways to Listen to The Beatles
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On vinyl! I am a proud owner of all the Beatles albums on vinyl, actually. Even though I started listening to them on the computer through cheap earphones, and it is usually so that I prefer the way I was first introduced to something, but I can't even describe the special feeling I got when I first played them on my dad's record player. 

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Live. In Hamburg. That had to be incredible. Best way to hear the Beatles for sure.

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ScrambledEggs said
On vinyl! I am a proud owner of all the Beatles albums on vinyl, actually. Even though I started listening to them on the computer through cheap earphones, and it is usually so that I prefer the way I was first introduced to something, but I can't even describe the special feeling I got when I first played them on my dad's record player. 

Nice to hear SE.  Going from cheap headphones from a computer to an actually stereo system with Turntable must have been HUUUUGE! a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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Sun King said
Weed. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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The best way to listen to the Beatles?

Reclining back on pillows in your sunken bed alcove in the middle of the living room floor...

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My main method of listening to the Beatles music in the 60s was on transistor/car radios and the family stereo. The phonograph sat on a little table and consisted of a small built-in speaker and an additional speaker connected by a five foot chord. It was all pretty primitive but I had never heard rock music any other way, so the listening experience seemed just fine. As the 60s were winding down I was the soundman for a show we were putting on in high school. We needed some classical music to play as the audience arrived and the art teacher offered to loan us some albums. He was a tall blond Swedish immigrant to California who was always friendly with the long hairs and let us hang out in the art studio. Anyway I went to pick up the records and he played for me the portions of classical music he thought would be appropriate for the show. His stereo equipment was like nothing I’d ever seem consisting of stacks of flashing components, a calibrated turntable and 5 slotted speaker towers taller than myself (plus a mystery box that actually shook the floor). He was really getting into it saying stuff like “now listen to when the cello kicks in” but I wasn’t too interested in that type of music then. Anyway we were ready to wrap things up and he asked me if there was anything I’d like to listen to. So…I asked him if he had any Beatle records. He said sure and pulled Rubber Soul out of the rack. He suggested I sit right next to the speaker which I did as he queued up Nowhere Man . The experience was a true enlightenment, like a partially deaf person hearing clearly for the first time; the interplay between the rhythm instruments which was such a hallmark of the Beatles, the backing vocals adding so much soul and guiding the melody, George crashing into the song with his electric lead and leaving just as quickly with a buzzzzzzz (or was it a beep). But the best of all was John’s emotional vocal. It sounded so tonally resonant and pure, the “Nowhere Man don’t worry” section putting me into a dream. In fact it wasn’t until I was on my way home that I started wondering why was Nowhere Man on the Rubber Soul album. I didn’t find out until years later that there were 2 versions. Anyway since then I’ve always tried to take advantage of high-end Beatle listening opportunities. I definitely recommend checking it out, especially for the younger Fabs who have only been able to listen to the Beatles on their phones and such.

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Sun King said

Sun King said
Weed. a-hard-days-night-george-10

If you don't want to actually chemically alter your mind but you want that "experience", you could try these out.

Now, ‘mood’ glasses can make you trip

A Hungarian artist has created 'Mood' spectacles that simulate hallucinations using patterned lenses, which can be rotated to create optical illusions. The 3D printed frames look like a cross between John Lennon 's round spectacles and a pair of Elton John's more extravagant sunglasses.

Designed by Bence Agoston, the frames hold a combination of six lenses that can be layered to create more intense visual effects — the type a person might experience if they took LSD, for example, Fast Company reported.

Each lens is based on optical effects such as the Moire pattern — which relies on two transparent patterns being overlaid while displaced or rotated a small amount — and filters green, red or blue light. Three lenses can be layered up at once and rotated so that patterns dance before the wearer's eyes, reports the Daily Mail.

"Rotated relative to each other, the vision is changing for the wearer," the artist writes on the Behance design website. He designed the specs with the goal of making the experience of music listening to psychedelic music complete.

x-posted to The tricky thread about listening to the Beatles while *altered*...

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The best ways for me is just to sit back with some earplugs and browse the Internet or ride my bike around outsideheart

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Ahhh Girl said

 

If you don't want to actually chemically alter your mind but you want that "experience", you could try these out.
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I'd rather alter my mind thank you! a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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In the dark, or with your sense of sight otherwise disabled. It makes you hear EVERYTHING about five times clearer... it's really transcendental. I once rocked the Abbey Road medley in the night with the sound really low and my ears right next to the speakers. BLISS. 

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I built a pretty decent system specifically for the vinyl issues.

So for the sit and listen*...

Onkyo TX-8050 (2 channel) none of the surround stuff here

Music Hall MMF-2.1 (stays in the runout groove when done)

Klipsch Reference Series RB-51 II

 

For the iPod

recorded from mono vinyl

Bose QC 25 with noise cancellation on

 

*Mono vinyl is preferred

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c64wood said

Music Hall MMF-2.1 (stays in the runout groove when done)
 
 

So, the run out groove from Pepper plays until infinity and beyond? Awesome - that's what the band/George M. had in mind when they threw that in.  

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Zig sang over the crackle of 78 rpm vinyl surface noise 

c64wood declared boldly 

Music Hall MMF-2.1 (stays in the runout groove when done)
 
 

So, the run out groove from Pepper plays until infinity and beyond? Awesome - that's what the band/George M. had in mind when they threw that in.  

Nevergooseycarryuppawaynevergooseycarryuppawaynevergooseycarryuppawaynevergooseycarryuppawaynevergooseycarryuppaway... 

(or whatever it sounds like to you) 

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IfIcouldseeanyother!Why?IfIcouldseeanyother!Why?IfIcouldseeanyother!Why?IfIcouldseeanyother!Why?IfIcouldseeanyother!Why?...

Unless I'm listening to it backwards, of course, and then it sounds like...

?yhW!rehtoynaeesdluocIfI?yhW!rehtoynaeesdluocIfI?yhW!rehtoynaeesdluocIfI?yhW!rehtoynaeesdluocIfI?yhW!rehtoynaeesdluocIfI...

ahdn_george_07

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Nevertoseeanyotherwaynevertoseeanyotherwaynevertoseeanyotherwaynevertoseeanyotherwaynevertoseeanyotherway...

Cool how the same mashed up voices can sound like different words to different ears.

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I heard it interpreted as 'Nevercouldseeanyotherwaynevercouldseeanyotherwaynevercouldseeanyotherwaynevercouldseeanyotherway' once and so I also hear that, at the same time as the other. Very queer. 

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Under the influence of a little weed, or maybe a little acid.  

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Zig said
Nevertoseeanyotherwaynevertoseeanyotherwaynevertoseeanyotherwaynevertoseeanyotherwaynevertoseeanyotherway...

Cool how the same mashed up voices can sound like different words to different ears.

 

PaulMcCartney'sdadissuperman....

Jim could well have been

 

Nah what I hear is "nevercouldseeanyotherway"

 

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I'm sure I posted in here a couple of days ago.

The forum gods obviously decided it wasn't worthy of remaining. 

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Nay! T'was the FORUM OVERLORDS! a-hard-days-night-george-10 

The best ways to listen to the Beatles... the other day I had a whack at them in chronological order. Got from PPM to Revolver (my favourite period) in one day... about six and a half hours of Beatlemaniology. Brilliant. 

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