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Old 09-02-2009, 09:14 PM   #166
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I don't know, laz...a dedicated mono mix is always preferable to a doctored-up stereo mix, no? And, in fact, I think that a lot of early stereo mixes are pretty despicable. Whenever I listen to The Supremes, I ache at having to listen in stereo; whenever I listen to The Ronettes, I am overjoyed that they're in mono. Especially with the hard pans on the stereo reduxes of Beatles records, you lose a lot. If they broke out in the '70s, I'd be making a different argument, but they didn't. The broke out in the '60s, and specifically designed everything for mono, up until towards the end. I mean...come on!
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I just don't see that there's anything to be gained by shoving everything into one speaker when there's another option, especially in this case. A lot of care has been taken with these releases, so I'm going to give the benefit of the doubt to the people who worked on them.
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I'm going to let the above two posts stand as they are.
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In regards to Abbey Road or Let It Be (where there's only a stereo mix to hear), I definitely agree. If somebody just mashed it down into mono, that's a no-go, for me. But the mono set comes with both mixes for both Help! and Rubber Soul, and I'm comfortable double-dipping on Sgt. P's (just to be able to compare, really) and The Beatles. I guess I'll also have to find the Past Masters discs, at some point.

I am not pro-mono/anti-stereo, to be clear--I am pro listening to mono recordings in mono, and stereo recordings in stereo. To be fair and clear, though, I am inclined to be anti-stereo for a lot of '60s records, which I think often sound really scattershot.
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I will say that I prefer the mono mix of the remastered version of Pet Sounds.
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By the was, cos they were mentioned, I'll just say that I LOVE The Supremes.

That's all.
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I will say that I prefer the mono mix of the remastered version of Pet Sounds.
I will agree. Same goes for the first Velvets album.

And, NSW...who doesn't love The Supremes, man???
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And, NSW...who doesn't love The Supremes, man???
1) People that cut holes in boxes

2) Thieves

3) Hipsters

4) Scum
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Also, there ARE noticeable differences in the mono mixes, particularly Sgt. Pepper's. Things like tempo changes on "She's Leaving Home," "Lucy in the Sky" has extra echoes, and in the "Sgt. Pepper's (Reprise)," John can be heard speaking at the end, as well as Paul's words being much clearer.

I'll listen to both versions, but like IYS said, most of the Beatles' albums were mixed with mono in mind originally, and the stereo mixes were an afterthought because it was a newer technology.
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Nice. Checking 'em out now.
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Downloading Sgt Peppers right now
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Only stereo mixes of a few albums so far. It's only a matter of time before they all show up...
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*wishes he had a WHAT account. i'll have mp3's soon from Atease though.
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Only stereo mixes of a few albums so far. It's only a matter of time before they all show up...
Abbey Road, Sgt Peppers and Revolver are the only ones leaked so far right?
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