Cliff Richard & The Shadows mono 45 mixes

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Gorilla, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Gorilla

    Gorilla Member Thread Starter

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    Green Bay, WI USA
    Hello - Been on a big Cliff/Shadows kick lately. As has been discussed here, the CD mastering on many of the early releases leaves much to be desired. I have tracked down some LPs and 45s that feature songs in mono which I had only heard in stereo up until now. I haven't done any direct comparisons, but the dedicated mono mixes don't seem much different from the stereo ones. Does anyone know if this was by design? Are the mono versions of the early/mid 60s hits which are markedly different in mono and stereo?

    I might not continue seeking out more of the mono tracks if there isn't a huge difference. Then again, I might, since the overall mastering on the vinyl is much better than the digitally-enhanced CDs that are commonly available. As always, any insights are appreciated!
     
  2. Gorilla

    Gorilla Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Green Bay, WI USA
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