Beatles EP collection, UK vs Japanese red wax mono

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by fmuakkassa, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. fmuakkassa

    fmuakkassa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Is there a difference (sonically or otherwise) between the EP mono collection box issued in the UK vs the Japanese mono box with red wax vinyl?
  2. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member


    I bought a few back in the day, they (the ones from Odeon) all were fold-downs from the stereo mixes.
  3. Joel Cairo

    Joel Cairo Video Gort Staff

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    I was very disappointed when I actually played a Japanese set and discovered the fold-downs...

    The Japanese set certainly **looks** cool, though! :)

    -Kevin
  4. fmuakkassa

    fmuakkassa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    So the Japanese ones are fold down mono.
  5. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

    Also, the Odeon EPs played at 33 1/3 rpm.
  6. dgsinner

    dgsinner New Member

    Location:
    Far East
    The Japanese EP Collection Box (from '82?) with red vinyl has fold-down mixes from stereo. Avoid. Beautiful, first-rate quality, dead quiet Japanese vinyl with extra-lame messed up sound.:thumbsdn:

    Don't know about the original Japan released mono EPs...I have heard many of the early 70s stereo EP issues (some unique to Japan). I thought those sounded quite good.

    Dale
  7. mne563

    mne563 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    DFW, Texas
    The only exception to that is Magical Myster Tour; actually the real mono mixes.
  8. wildchild

    wildchild Well-Known Member

    Location:
    phoenix,arizona
    The English contain's the true mono mixes'
    early copies have MMT in mono, but much later copies have it in stereo.
    Last but but not least later pressing'shad the "stereo" e.p. of the inner light, she's a woman, baby your the rich man and this boy.
  9. fmuakkassa

    fmuakkassa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ohio

    I did not know that. Checked my MMT copy in my EP box and it is in stereo.
  10. edgwareman

    edgwareman Member

    Location:
    London, UK
    I'm pretty sure that the UK box always had the 'bonus' stereo EP and MMT in stereo.
  11. Another Side

    Another Side Active Member

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Correct. :thumbsup:
  12. fmuakkassa

    fmuakkassa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Thanks for the correction. I started to hunt on ebay for that mono version of MMT. Now I am happy with what I have.
  13. Another Side

    Another Side Active Member

    Location:
    San Francisco
    There is a mono MMT EP, but it was not put out with the EP box.
  14. mne563

    mne563 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    DFW, Texas
    As I said above, it was in fact available (in true mono) in the Japanese red wax mono EP box.

    It is also availabe on on the CD EP box.
  15. shnaggletooth

    shnaggletooth Active Member

    Location:
    USA
    Was there another set of Japanese red wax Beatles mono releases? I'm listening now to a wave file of an alleged vinyl rip from a Japanese red wax mono Revolver, and the mono variations in the songs are present.
  16. shnaggletooth

    shnaggletooth Active Member

    Location:
    USA
  17. marcb

    marcb Forum Resident

    Location:
    DC area
    The LPs were true mono. The EPs were folddowns.