Poll: U.S. or U.K. version of Aftermath

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by John Fell, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Revolver

    Revolver Forum Resident

    UK!!! I need those extra tracks that aren't on the US version. I can hear Paint It Black in other places...
  2. Leonard Gomez

    Leonard Gomez Member

    Kirkland, WA
    I had a nice sounding German stereo LP that I recently got rid of. I wanna get a UK mono at some point
  3. Yes, I like it especially because it sums up my feelings about the U.S. version of the album....:D
  4. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor Thread Starter

  5. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    This thread is making me order the UK version from HD tracks to compare to the US version I have.
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  6. Scopitone

    Scopitone Got on the Bus


    See? I'm not the only person who changes his mind thanks to these ****-ing Stones threads. . .
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  7. Chuckee

    Chuckee Forum Resident

    Upstate, NY, USA
    I voted UK, like them about equally but since the UK is longer, I'll go with that. May have been stretching things in the days of LPs though.
  8. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor Thread Starter

  9. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    14 trks vs 11 trks. A no brainier.:)
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  10. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor Thread Starter

  11. PNeski@aol.com

    PNeski@aol.com Forum Resident

    New York
    UK easily wins
  12. Tristero

    Tristero Forum Resident

    So how about the whole mono vs. stereo question here? As always, I like the additional clarity that stereo brings to the instrumentation, but the mono mix has considerably more bite. An expanded deluxe edition for Aftermath is long overdue. They really need to have something along the lines of what they did for the Kinks klassics--include both stereo and mono, along with the various singles, b-sides and outtakes from the period. Maybe then more people would recognize Aftermath for the game changer that it was in '66.
  13. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor Thread Starter

    A+++ Post. Aftermath Deluxe Edition :edthumbs: I burned my own copy with the single a & b sides and session tracks from the Flowers LP. I would also like the mono & stereo versions + outtakes.
  14. It really should be called the English version, not UK! :)
  15. privit1

    privit1 Forum Resident

    I would go with British Version.
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  16. The back of the UK just says "Decca London" and
    the fact that it was printed in England

    The disc itself (on a red mono) says Made in England.

    So I stand uncorrected!
  17. cc--

    cc-- Forum Resident

    the problem for me with "Going Home" as the closer is that one is tempted to say "I'm done" and stop listening. When it's the Side 1 closer, in the middle of the album, there's more of an impetus to sit through the whole thing before flipping the record (or going on to the next track).
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  18. Scopitone

    Scopitone Got on the Bus

    And there's so much good stuff to play on side 2. And then you get to flip it back over (or push play) and start again with "Mother's".

    The gift that keeps on giving, is the UK Aftermath.
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  19. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor Thread Starter

  20. ReadySteady

    ReadySteady Forum Resident

    That's the whole point of putting it last. I'm rarely in the mood to listen to that one, and I'll bet I'm in the majority on that one.

    At least Love were nice enough to put "Revelation" on side 2 of Da Capo all by itself. Can you imagine if it were track 3? Pandemonium would ensue! :laugh:
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  21. Clanceman

    Clanceman Forum Resident

    Portland, Or
    I voted U.S. because it's what I grew up with. It's like a familiar blanket.

    However, I sure love the sound of the old "London" cd of the U.K. version.
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  22. Doctor Jimmy

    Doctor Jimmy Forum Resident

    South Korea
    Mother's Little Helper is better opener.
  23. Emberglow

    Emberglow Forum Resident

    Waterford, Ireland
    I prefer the UK version but I bought both ABKCO SACDs
  24. Scotsman

    Scotsman Well-Known Member

    Jedburgh Scotland
    I am unaware that there was a different version of the album in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, which, along with England, make up the United Kingdom. And, I have no doubt that record stores on Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, which are neither part of the U.K. or, indeed, the European Union stocked the "Made in England" version. I prefer the U.K. album, BTW, because I grew up with it.
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  25. So for you that's an import then :)

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