50th Anniversary all things Beatles White Album

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by tinnox, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    There she blows! There be a big White whale here!

    The Beatles 107 tracks on Spotify!!
     
  2. Shaddam IV

    Shaddam IV Forum Resident

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    Bye everyone gonna listen for the next few hours, see you on the other side!
     
  3. Monasmee

    Monasmee Forum Resident

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    And this is how the first Thanksgiving began.

    My plane is landing gotta run....
     
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  4. MemoInPR

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  5. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    Cool little videos that go with each song on Spotify.
     
  6. MemoInPR

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  7. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    First time hearing Esher Dear Prudence, just stunning!
     
  8. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    How the heck did Sour Milk Sea not make the cut? Esher version is wonderful!
     
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  9. Zapruder

    Zapruder Just zis guy, you know?

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  10. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

  11. Greg Smith

    Greg Smith Forum Resident

    I was a little kid at Xmas who could not sleep last night, got up at 3am to listen on stream before physical copy arrived.
    Started with Esher and now on sessions, sound is stunning and and so
    intimate & emotional. Thanks Beatles, thanks Giles....
    Always loved and defended Paul music and he's great here, but this set really showcases John's genius and George's talents. Gotta go to work in an hour....Sigh.
     
  12. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    No, but obviously John and the two Georges guided his hands in this wonderful gift.
     
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  13. hlennarz

    hlennarz Forum Resident


    Wait, wait, wait... Did they really include a less compressed master on the blu ray this time ? (Helter Skelter DR9 on BR, DR8 on CD)
     
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  14. Beatmaniac

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    I better get some Revolution 9 5.1 mix reviews tomorrow :D
     
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  15. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    For that matter Mean Mr Mustard and Polythene Pam are suprisingly skipped as well and sound wonderful in their Esher versions. With Not Guilty not too far behind, but of course they had to cut something.
     
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  16. brainwashed

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    With Mrs. Brainwashed still recovering, I've been forced to listen all week to bits and pieces. First things first. The Esher demos sound great. Anyone saying they sound shrill, or are overly bright are whacked. So there. The alternate take of Sour Milk Sea is MUCH better than the electric guitar demo we're all familiar with. Circles is fantastic... vocals are very, very good and the organ is spooky and cool. There's really not a clinker in the bunch. Lots of fun listening to these. I've always enjoyed the Esher demos and the remix from the 4 track tapes is as good as it gets.

    The remix album is better, FAR better, than I ever expected. Nothing is remotely brickwalled or hard limited. There's plenty of air, dynamics and even a bit of hiss. All of George's songs are significantly better sounding than ever before. Long, Long, Long is exceptionally good. His vocals ARE brought up compared to the original but it's for the better. Ringo's drums and George's acoustic are thunderous. Piggies has never sounded so open and clear. Same with Savoy Truffle... it just rocks out, but the vocals and instruments are bell-clear. Love it. "Gently Weeps" is a nice improvement over the standard stereo mix, but Eric's guitar needed to be brought forward, IMO. George and Paul's vocals sound lovely. I'll probably do a track-by-track analysis over the weekend, if we're back from hospital.

    The outtakes are all good, some stunningly good. I give the top prize to the bluesy Cry Baby Cry as the best outtake on the set. Some lovely guitar from George on that one. The oldies blast of You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care is better than almost ANY jam from the Get Back sessions... just too damn short. I love Paul's vocal on Blue Moon. Even though he's just larking about it's got a beautiful, sweet tone. If it wasn't for Lennon trying to play the wood block, I bet he would have continued on without laughing. The rehearsal of Let It Be was totally unexpected. A full band version, albeit short, with presumably John playing some organ fills and Ringo pounding on the skins. For some reason I was expecting a slight piano demo from Paul. Paul even tells Ken Scott to remember it. Very cool. Other highlights include: Revolution (single version) rehearsal, Hey Jude Take 1, Martha My Dear (no strings or brass), stellar outtakes for Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Long, Long, Long, While My Guitar with Eric. Hell, they're all good or at worst interesting and/or fun alternatives. Even Take 1 of What's The New Mary Jane is a hoot. Featuring John on vocals and piano and laughing a lot and George on Acoustic. No Yoko! No silly effects. No pennywhistle!

    Complaints. Really, just one. take 102 of Not Guilty. George's vocal is too far back and just like Roger Scott's stereo mix, it has the overdubbed (more subdued) lead guitar too loud and the more rauceous lead guitar (heard best on the Pete Seller's mono mix) in the background. Just an odd mixing decision. I suppose I was just expecting something magical for this song. But it sort of just sits there. Sound quality is good, but I was expecting A LOT. My lone complaint.

    More to follow.... Ron

    PS The demos/rehearsals for Julia are amazing. Hearing John so vulnerable and into the performance brought tears to these old eyes. Just lovely.
     
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  17. Yovra

    Yovra Forum Enthusiast

    Sourced from the cd?
     
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  18. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    The New Mary Jane Esher is my favorite version of the song.
     
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  19. hamishd91

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    107 tracks streaming, all those box sets, the CD at stores... I wonder how high this will chart next week...
     
  20. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    :goodie:Tis thee ninth
     
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  21. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

  22. Laservampire

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    That info has only come from the DR database and there's no way of knowing if someone accidentally measured the DR of the mono mix rather than the remix. I live in hope though, wish they'd put the uncompressed master of the Pepper remix on the blu-ray, rather than the vinyl only.
     
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  23. John Bliss

    John Bliss Forum Resident

    Hallelujah! Finally.
     
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  24. Simon A

    Simon A Arrr!

    The whole thing becomes a 3D sound collage which John would have loved to hear, for sure. It's the one track from the album where a few liberties were taken in the remixing. It's not like it's a completely modern remix with dub step elements brought it, but there are a few sounds that have been tweaked with and which were not part of the original mix (like the crowd chants/protests at the end of the track to which some "tape" sounds have been added). The "Number 9" sound bite travels from one speaker to another, which is really cool. The mix retains most of it's original skeleton, but some elements have been made louder whilst others quieter. I won't make everyone happy, but I really enjoy it and it's a nice companion to the Stereo Mix, which I still love playing all the way through.

    What can I say, you have to hear it to fully experience it. :D

    You become... naked
     
  25. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Tim can hang up his like finger. :D
     
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