50th Anniversary all things Beatles White Album

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

  1. Happy White Album day everyone!
    Impressed so far, only a few tracks in mind but this already for me makes the 2009 Remaster null and void.
  2. hidlive

    hidlive Well-Known Member

    gotta wait for the 75th anniversary, it'll have an extra 3 seconds and it's in 7.1 surround sound!
  3. andy75

    andy75 Forum Resident

    Nice. What format are you listening to?
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  4. hamishd91

    hamishd91 Forum Resident

    Lots of focus on Kinfauns at the moment - this blog post is pretty fascinating.
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  5. Beatmaniac

    Beatmaniac Forum Resident

    Slidell, Louisiana
    That’s awesome, I’m happy that they really tried to make it special
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  6. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    I shan't get mine at least for a few days, maybe or later even. So I'll be dripping mouth saliva in awe of your deliveriers today.
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  7. Willowman

    Willowman Forum Resident

    London, UK
    Straight to Revolution -take 18. Amazing.

    Still wish they’d found space for take 20 as well though!
  8. Beatmaniac

    Beatmaniac Forum Resident

    Slidell, Louisiana
    I’m gonna attempt to isolate the overdubs from Take 20 using Take 18 to create a full stereo Take 20.
  9. cwitt1980

    cwitt1980 Forum Resident

    Carbondale, IL USA
    I started with the sessions and I'm about 2/3 of the way through. Great stuff. Really love the Helter Skelter, EGSTHEM&MM, Baby You're So Square, WMGGW, Good Night. It's all pretty darn good. I won't get to the remix or Esher until tomorrow. I did rip it and the session discs actually fit on two cds (if you want it).
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  10. Zapruder

    Zapruder Just zis guy, you know?

    Ames, IA
    I am very, very impressed with the remix so far.
  11. Beatmaniac

    Beatmaniac Forum Resident

    Slidell, Louisiana
    The only Esher mixes that seem to utilize more than two tracks are all George songs. Seems to lend credit to the theory that most of these songs weren't actually recorded at Kinfauns, but transferred to the mixing console.
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  12. Hey Jude take 1 is a burner, man. You can practically hear Paul bouncing up and down on the piano bench.
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  13. Greg Smith

    Greg Smith Forum Resident

    What a vocalist Paul was!
    That fast Helter Skelter take is brilliant.
  14. Loving the Yer Blues outtake. Appears to be the final take but with the guide vocal throughout as heard in the last section of the master.

    Paul's right in there with him screamin' it out. Also fun how John's not even bothering with the final lyrics most places.

    George's guitar solo is missing the wild warbly ADT, too, and the smash cut is gone, replaced by a slow crash'n'burn ending. Looks like they dropped the beginning of the track in again for the master, sans vocal overdub.
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  15. Zapruder

    Zapruder Just zis guy, you know?

    Ames, IA
    “Helter Skelter” remix...cheeky bitch :love:
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  16. Frank

    Frank Forum Resident

    For anyone playing along at home, here are the worthwhile outtakes:

    04-08 - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Take 3)
    04-10 - Revolution (Take 14 Instrumental Backing Track)
    05-03 - Hey Jude (Take 1)
    05-05 - Not Guilty (Take 102)
    05-15 - Helter Skelter (Second Version Take 17)
    05-16 - Glass Onion (Take 10)
    06-09 - Happiness Is A Warm Gun (Take 19)
    06-11 - Savoy Truffle (Instrumental Backing Track)
    06-12 - Martha My Dear (Without Brass And Strings)

    and one of the I'm So Tireds, but I'm Too Tired to listen to them again and determine which one.
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  17. bherbert

    bherbert Forum Resident

    South Africa
    It’s time to retire the original mono and stereo mixes. There’s a new sheriff in town.
  18. bewareofchairs

    bewareofchairs Forum Resident

    I really appreciate how much of a fan Giles is of George's vocals, and that he made an effort to highlight them.

    Off to listen to the whole thing now!
  19. bherbert

    bherbert Forum Resident

    South Africa
    Thank you for mentioning that it’s not brickwalled and limited. People throw those terms around too easily.
  20. johnbrode72

    johnbrode72 Forum Resident

    Hi everyone,

    Just wanted to let you all know that I've enjoyed this thread so much. As an 18 year old who doesn't live around people who normally have these conversations, it was great to find you all to discuss the music. Although I haven't made too many comments here, I check this thread several times a day to hear people's opinions. Although the set is available on spotify, I'm waiting until Christmas to listen to any of it. I'm hoping to receive the Super deluxe box then, and during a seven hour drive later that day, I've promised to experience it for the first time with my little brother who's also a huge fan. We plan on putting on two separate pairs of headphones and listening simultaneously. I just wanted to thank you all for all these conversations, from Schitzer's song by song reviews, to git vs. get, to the pronunciation of "Esher," it's been an extremely positive experience. Wish me luck in resisting this set until then! I'll still be here reading all your thoughts and opinions to keep me hyped. :winkgrin:
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  21. Zapruder

    Zapruder Just zis guy, you know?

    Ames, IA
    So, was it confirmed that Giles didn’t do anything to Rev 9, because it sounds like it’s been polished at least
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  22. Dean R

    Dean R Forum Resident

    Yeah, I really hate it when we’re given a completely new track. The cads!
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  23. djcavanagh

    djcavanagh Forum Resident

    Sorry if this is answered upthread but are all of these tracks on the blu ray? I’d read the press release as meaning that only the remix was plus the mono were on the blu ray.


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  24. Merrick

    Merrick The return of the Thin White Duke

    Well shoot. In my heart I didn’t think the White Album would benefit from a remix. And after finding the Pepper remix to have some problems (both in the mastering and in the mixing decisions), I fully expected this remix to be a one time listen and then throw it in a drawer to never be seen again.

    I was wrong. This is great work. A massive improvement over the Pepper remix. The bass and drums are powerful without overloading the tracks. Vocals are often moved forward to excellent effect. It’s wonderfully engaging. The mastering sounds better too. It sounds like Giles learned a few things from the Pepper experience and we all get to benefit.

    I haven’t even made it to the other discs yet because I keep listening to the remix.
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  25. Pretty.Odd.

    Pretty.Odd. Forum Resident

    New York, New York
    The Dear Prudence remix... WOW.

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