Done to death? Maybe within threads, but there’s only been one thread dedicated and it had no poll. Good enough excuse for me to make this? Probably not. Here it is anyway. Which do you prefer? DISCLAIMER: You have 2 votes, please vote for only 1 version of each album, not 2 Help!’s or 2 Rubber Soul’s. Thanks. Personally I prefer both ‘87 mixes of each album. In-fact, I hate the 65’s so much I’m mot even sure Rubber Soul would be my second favourite Beatles album anymore if that’s all we had. The vocal panning far right is painful to listen to for Rubber Soul, likewise with the instruments. The opening to Norwegian Wood just sounds stupid on the ‘65. For Help! the vocals have a really interesting sound to them and that’s not a pleasant interesting. They sound atrocious. The instrumentation is so low in the mix it’s just ridiculous. The Beatles don’t have good panning as it is on stereo making them sound less rocky than the monos, but goddamn at least they don’t sound as pathetic as on the original ‘65’s. But hey, that’s just me. What about you?