Sgt. Pepper's 50th Anniversary editions to be released May 26, 2017* Anticipation Thread.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by JOSERENATO, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Sean Murdock

    Sean Murdock Apple Consigliere In Waiting

    Bergenfield, NJ
    Typical New Yorker... :thumbsdow ;)
  2. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    Well said. Save up if you need to for the big box. The price realistic and is fair.
  3. marcb

    marcb Forum Resident

    DC area
    A good mono or stereo setup is not as immersive as a good surround set-up. Period.

    What's unnatural is a stereo set-up and stereo mix with, say, drums coming out of one cone speaker with no ambiance or the tom drums panning across the entire stereo spectrum. That doesn't mean such a mix can't be effective. But it is not natural and it is not as immersive as a good surround mix.
  4. Sean Murdock

    Sean Murdock Apple Consigliere In Waiting

    Bergenfield, NJ
    Several of the 2-CD Disc 2 tracks will also have studio chatter trimmed compared to the Super Deluxe Discs 3 and 4. I'll probably get the 2-CD set just to have their custom "Alternate Pepper" disc and not have to assemble it myself... The SMiLE box also had a unique Disc 2 in their 2-CD version.
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  5. Sean Murdock

    Sean Murdock Apple Consigliere In Waiting

    Bergenfield, NJ
    Steve was just VERY down on the idea of an All Things Must Pass remix in another thread today, and when someone asked a different person if THEY were also against the Pepper remix, Steve responded "Duh!" So ... I don't think he's a fan of the idea.
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  6. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    I wasn't keen on the stripped All Things Must Pass remix myself. I'm sure Sgt Pepper mono LP will always be my definitive get to go copy.
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  7. Quadrophenia1

    Quadrophenia1 New Member

    Lake Orion, MI
    Anyone know how many "folddown" tracks Giles Martin had at his disposal to create these new remixes? Everyone knows Sgt. Pepper was created using four-track recorders. But, there were multiple four-track folddowns on top of more folddowns. One song might have been comprised of 16 or 20 tracks that were eventually folded down to a final four-track tape. Did George Martin save and preserve EVERY scrap of tape used? If he did....... then Giles must of had a hell of a time synchronizing all of those many scraps of folddown tapes to create this new mix. Anybody know??
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  8. brainwashed

    brainwashed Forum Hall Of Fame

    Boston, MA
    .... I know brick and mortar stores are disappearing from the scene, but there's some still around. And this set will be on sale, probably just north of $110 or so. Just noticed, that an actual B & M Amazon Bookstore has opened about 10 minutes from my house. With some bonus points and sale price, I'll be happy. Like many others, I got the cancellation notice from Amazon.Ca. Too good to be true. Ron
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  9. brainwashed

    brainwashed Forum Hall Of Fame

    Boston, MA
    Who are you kidding? You'll STILL assemble your own CDRs.... just like myself, Glenn, Arnie and a few others will do. And we'll slot in Only A Northern Song where it belongs, then go through the Anthology outtakes and include whatever is missing. Oh yea, then go through Rock Band to find extra chat. We'll all be quite proud of ourselves!!! :agree:Ron
  10. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    There's an Amazon brick and mortar book store near me in Seattle. Nice store. No records or music at this one.
  11. MHP

    MHP Forum Resident

    I'm going for the boxed set and the double vinyl. Great ways of getting all variations and combining it with different listening experiences.
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  12. Sean Murdock

    Sean Murdock Apple Consigliere In Waiting

    Bergenfield, NJ
    You speak the truth, sir.
  13. The Beave

    The Beave Forum Resident

    Auburn, Washington
    Yeah, so was my post but it was too hard, sorry about that.
    The beave
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  14. paulmccartneyistheman

    paulmccartneyistheman Forum Resident

    I'm going to try to stay on your good side, that's for sure!!
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  15. Nerktwin

    Nerktwin Well-Known Member

    Ugh, an Amazon b & m is a nightmare.
  16. Beatmaniac

    Beatmaniac Active Member

    Can confirm. Was told "Duh!". Feelings were hurt.
  17. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

    Campbell, CA
    Makes sense, given all he has said about remixes, especially when he weighed in on the 1+ remixes (at least "Penny Lane"). But yeah, Steve is very, VERY "original mix or nothing." I take Steve's opinion on any remix with a grain of salt.
  18. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    Have you visited their physical bookstore ?
  19. *cough*
    I love you guys. <3
  20. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo Forum Resident

    Ottawa, Canada
    I hear there will be a U.S. Capitol Records "Magical Mystery Tour" LP box set first! :hide:

    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
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  21. Monasmee

    Monasmee Well-Known Member

    Albuquerque NM
    Which I imagine may pail in comparison to Pepper.
  22. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

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  23. The Ole' Rocker

    The Ole' Rocker Member

    Alright, here are my thoughts on this reissue [this might be slightly-biased since I am not too fond of outtakes—although in one point in time I would have been very pleased to even hear the slightest excerpts of studio-chatter and random-fondling of instruments]. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band being the LP that it is—there are not too many outtakes that I believe are release-worthy—with an exclusion of Carnival Of Light, which might not be too pleasing to hear incessantly but would be interesting to at least listen to once because it shows The Beatles at their most experimental and deviated from whatever they were doing in 1964, supposedly. I hypothesize that Cardinal Of Light sounds suspiciously like The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet from The Mothers Of Invention's 1966 debut; Freak Out! Just an educated-guess. Back to my point; from what I understand about the infamous recording-sessions of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, there were not that many revelatory-rearrangements of known-songs from the LP during some earlier-takes, but what IS (to me) of interest <for an example; the "Pet Sounds"-style arrangements of Penny Lane, George Harrison instructing session-musicians how to correctly play passages from Within You, Without You, and some earlier-takes of Fixing A Hole that were once marked as master-takes or "best" for each, etc. etc.> All of these examples [and probably more] are all of interest to me because of how important they are to the evolutions of our favourite-songs—and the fact that they are still unheard after all these years... these are probably (to me, I must stress) going to be the most interesting outtakes to hear that have remained unheard for so long (apart from some chatter from The SMiLE Sessions, which I found very illuminating)... plus—we are due for a brand-new stereo-remix, *which isn't going to be better OR worse than the original-mixes*, but will merely present the famous LP from a different-perspective; a more modern-approach to things, and I can't wait to hear it finally and form my opinions from there... what d'y'all think?
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  24. Lance Hall

    Lance Hall Forum Resident

    Fort Worth, Texas
    This thread is akin to a zombie. It just won't die.
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  25. Lance Hall

    Lance Hall Forum Resident

    Fort Worth, Texas
    Yes, most everything was saved. The better term is "bounce down" or "reduction mix".

    The regular crew at Abbey Road did the actual hard work.

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