Longtime reader, new member. Sorry if someone has already noted this, but MOJO magazine is touting an interview with Paul in their forthcoming issue. Relevant quote re: 50th anniversary stereo mixes: “The original stereo mix is a bit of a period piece,” McCartney concedes. “You’ve got the drums in one corner. You’ve got the vocals in another corner. We would be at listening parties, have some mates around and I’d go, ‘Listen to the drums on this, man!’ …and you couldn’t hear ’em. Oh! They’re over there in the other corner of the room.” That’s been addressed in the reissue of Sgt. Pepper that’s due on the streets on May 26. A muscular new Giles Martin stereo mix returns the Beatles’ drums and vocals to central positions reminiscent of the original mono mix, and gets McCartney’s seal of approval. “‘Muscular’ is a good word,” he agrees. “It sounds more like us playing in the room and more like we intended it.” More promised in the issue that comes out April 25 in the UK.