Giles Martin: Update the Beatles

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Guy Gadbois, May 18, 2017.

  1. Guy Gadbois

    Guy Gadbois Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  2. OobuJoobu

    OobuJoobu Forum Resident

    Leeds, UK
    Yes it would be terrible if The Beatles popularity extended to new generations of fans.

    Excuse me while I go and shake my fist at a nearby cloud.
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  3. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

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  4. Guy Gadbois

    Guy Gadbois Forum Resident Thread Starter

    What I mean is that there's something to be said for the artistic integrity of the original songs. They've survived and been super popular for 50 years in their current state.

    Modernizing art to make it acceptable to the current generation is a slippery slope
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  5. Sid Hartha

    Sid Hartha Well-Known Member

    The Midwest
    Hard to believe someone hasn't already started several threads about this yet.
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  6. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

    Maryland, U.S.A.
    Does it REALLY change the music, or just how it sounds a little? :shrug:
  7. PhilipB

    PhilipB Forum Resident

    Surely not comparable? It'd only be comparable if he was completely re-recording parts or adding EDM over the top or something.
  8. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Senior Member

    They need to remix Abbey Road in to glorious MONO. :edthumbs:
  9. The White Album is the one I have been waiting for to be released as a box set. It will be mine.
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  10. Guy Gadbois

    Guy Gadbois Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Depends on how much they remix the music
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  11. Guy Gadbois

    Guy Gadbois Forum Resident Thread Starter

    To movie fans, Citizen Kane in color is a sacrelidge
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  12. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident

    Been done already. Brazil put out a mono version.
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  13. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Diver Dan

    Alpine, TX
    I'm fine with it. They did the mono and stereo releases already. I don't think the White Album needs a remix as much as say Rubber Soul, Help, or even Revolver. But I thought the Yellow Sub remixes, the Anthology remixes were good and would welcome stereo mixes that don't need to preserve wide stereo or mixing mistakes. To me this isn't colorizing Kane. This is like a 5.1 mix of Vertigo or Godfather on a bluray plus the original mono on the same disc. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn't, but both options are out there for whatever you prefer
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  14. adm62

    adm62 Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    I think Giles is planning to hire a few rappers to add vocals and shake up these boring recordings ....
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  15. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    As long as they don't colourize the White Album... ;)
  16. mr._mojo_filter

    mr._mojo_filter Forum Resident

    It's not like the originals are being eliminated. They're still there if people want to listen to them.
  17. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    I'm a movie fan. To me a version of Citizen Kane in color is not a big deal. If they destroyed the black and white version that would be a big deal.

    SKATTERBRANE Forum Resident

    Tucson, AZ
    If there goal is to center the lead vocals on all the songs, then I am for it. If they add reverb or compression, I am vehemently against it. I like what they did on Yellow Submarine Songtrack.
  19. PhilipB

    PhilipB Forum Resident

    I agree! I just don't think that that's comparable to what Giles is doing. He's changing the mix, not changing the music, and the original mix will still be available.
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  20. Vinyl Socks

    Vinyl Socks Forum Resident

    Niles, Ohio
    I'd like to see this thread re-mixed.
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  21. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

    Hey, as long as they aren't suggesting overdubs, I'm OK with it. I'd like to hears 5.1 mixes of most of the Beatles albums. The pre-Rubber Soul albums probably don't need it though.
  22. JLGB

    JLGB Forum Resident

    Beatle records weren't audiophile good. So I am all for them sounding better.
  23. APH

    APH Forum Resident

    Cambridge, England
    Heard a couple of tracks on Simon Mayo on Radio 2 last night. It sounded like Giles had been at the Protools to me.
    But I didn't like the last stereo releases either, or Let It Be Naked, they all sound similar.
  24. Morton LaBongo

    Morton LaBongo Forum Resident

    Manchester NH
    Remix away, Giles! It's not like they're going to delete the original stereo mix of an album from the catalog. I'd like to hear The Beatles (particularly their later work) in as high quality as possible.
  25. Juan Matus

    Juan Matus Reformed Audiophile

    Beatles - now with auto-tune gonna be awesome !

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