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Old 08-11-2021, 11:34 AM   #501
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I couldn't get to it until today, but I've been listening to the new remix of All Things Must Pass this morning. I'm through the first disc (sides 1 and 2), and whoa, this is awesome. To be able to actually hear the vocals up front on Wah Wah is something I've been waiting for since Harrison first mentioned wanting to remix this just before he died.

The slide guitar on Isn't It A Pity is so much more beautiful here, just another tweak that really stood out for me.

They haven't removed that wall of sound entirely, so if you were looking for a complete overhaul, you'll be disappointed, but I don't think that was needed. Just a little bit of touching up has made it sound better than ever.
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Old 08-13-2021, 07:07 PM   #502
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finally had a chance to get around to listening to the new mix of all things must pass today (except for the "apple jams" disc).

i really like most of the changes. in general the bass, bass drum, strings and horns are louder in the mix on most songs. this is particularly noticeable on my sweet lord, what is life, and the art of dying - the horns and strings sound incredible because they aren't competing with 800 other instruments anymore. i also noticed that in a few songs (most evident on if not for you and run of the mill), instruments that were quadruple-tracked are now single or double-tracked and the result is a lot crisper than the often muddy quality they often had before. the ballad of sir frankie crisp and awaiting on you all both sound way better too - the original mix was a little garbled but here all the instrument and vocal tracks are properly separated and mixed, and it sounds fantastic. i'm also not totally sure if it was there before because of the production, but it sounds like they mixed george's little post-coda piano vamp from the my sweet lord 2000 version into the backing track of my sweet lord here, which is a really nice touch.

on the other hand, in my opinion some of the original songs were enhanced by the wall of sound effect, and reducing or removing it sort of diminishes the impact of the song, wah-wah in particular. the absolute chaos of noise that the original version of wah-wah has gives me the vibe that this song is the outburst of pure frustration that comes after the long quiet buildup of a laundry list of slights and grievances (which it really is). removing most of that chaos changes the song's effect a fair bit, imo. and is it just me or are ringo's drums turned way down in this mix?
also noticed that they effectively removed the reference to hey jude from the coda of isn't it a pity v.1, which is a shame since i thought that added a nice extra layer of depth to the song's meaning.

the biggest improvements for me are my sweet lord, what is life, if not for you, the ballad of sir frankie crisp, awaiting on you all and the art of dying. less of a fan of what they've done with wah-wah and i'd have you anytime but overall not a major complaint. this is still a 10/10 album, turned up to 11 with this excellent new mix.
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Old 08-14-2021, 12:30 AM   #503
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also noticed that they effectively removed the reference to hey jude from the coda of isn't it a pity v.1, which is a shame since i thought that added a nice extra layer of depth to the song's meaning.
i listened to this again, i think it's kinda like when U2 took the "boom-cha" out of the best-of discotheque remix. something is lost chasing a slicker version of the song.
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Old 08-14-2021, 01:30 PM   #504
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The new mix is interesting but won't replace the original for me. I liked hearing the nuances in the vocals and guitars that were missing before, but the wall of sound added such a wonderful heft and sparkle that's missing here. For me the improvements vary by song, I was expecting to dislike the new mix of Isn't It a Pity but I love it, whereas I'd Have You Anytime sounds empty to me.
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Old 09-01-2021, 08:48 AM   #505
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I was on vacation last week and missed this, but finally…

https://www.thebeatles.com/beatles-g...ition-releases
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Old 10-10-2021, 03:11 AM   #506
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https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...-beatles-split

it feels bizarre to call paul mccartney's take on the beatles breakup a bad one, but saying it was all john's doing seems totally nuts to me. ringo and george had both already temporarily quit before abbey road/let it be, and there's almost no chance that george would have stayed for more than maybe one more beatles album.

paul's way off for suggesting that the beatles would have had a much longer career if john didn't ditch the rest of them, right?
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I kinda agree with Paul. John was "done" first. Imagine if U2 broke up after Rattle and Hum? Lots of big "ifs" with the Beatles, but imagine if they're did their solo projects and continued on as a band also. Like Pearl Jam.
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Old 10-10-2021, 08:47 AM   #508
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I hate articles that use a tagline making it think like this is something new and revelatory.

John quit after Abbey Road, and that was essentially the end. He wasn't around for some of the final mixing, and he certainly wasn't around when the remaining three got back together to record I Me Mine. He was done. This is well documented. Paul's mistake was making it public.

That said, I agree that Paul is off base with them carrying forward. John wasn't going back, and George had all this material to get out. Would they have potentially regrouped later on? Possibly, but that could have happened either way if Lennon had lived.
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Typical Macca bullshit.

As if it wasn't his domineering attitude that lead the others to want to quit.
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I think these interviews he's doing are to promote the Get Back film that's being released next month. Trailer came out a few days ago. Looks pretty damn good.

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It’s not just the film. The Get Back book came out last week, and the super deluxe version of Let It Be came out today.

Haven’t had a chance to go through it yet myself.
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I was happy to get the White Album super deluxe but I'm hesitating on spending over $100 on this set, even though I actually prefer these songs to Abbey Road's (I didn't get that super deluxe or Pepper's either).

But I'm really psyched for the film.
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I didn't get it for Abbey Road or Sgt. Pepper's either, but I've always been fascinated by these sessions, so it's a must buy for me.

And yes, the film looks superb. I'm pumped as well.
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So I just "acquired" the Super Deluxe, and while I was at it found a decent copy of the original 1969 film, and I'm not sure how I didn't notice this before (because I saw it ages ago and have seen clips of the rooftop show multiple times), but John is the one playing lead guitar on Get Back instead of George. He's not only doing the little licks after Paul's lines in the verses, but he takes the solo as well.

Maybe others familiar with their styles knew this already but it still sounds like something George would have played, IMO.
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Yeah, I’ve known that was John for a good couple decades. I remember when I went into guitar center as a high schooler and plugged a casino into a twin reverb and just had to play that song cranked in one of their fairly soundproof booths.
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Nice.

For what it's worth, I am able to identify who's playing each of the alternating guitars on The End solo!
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Nice.

For what it's worth, I am able to identify who's playing each of the alternating guitars on The End solo!


I think I could as well, but I’m less sure on that than I was on Get Back, so you’ve got me there. Haha!
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It goes Paul/George/John and repeats this way until the end.

George's is easy to spot, it's the other two that might have you wondering.
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Old 10-17-2021, 07:58 PM   #519
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The Beatles Appreciation Thread

Yeah, I kinda thought that’s how it went but truth be told I haven’t listened to The Beatles much over the last year. Sometimes I go in phases with bands where I devour them and listen to almost nothing but them for a month or two and it’s been a couple years since I did a deep dive with The Beatles. I just remember John’s parts were more chord-like with the heaviest distortion.
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OutKast are better than The Beatles.
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