Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by daveman, Dec 21, 2003.
I know this is an old post, but does anyone have some specific examples of this?
There are lots of budget comps of Patsy Cline's early stuff that use fake stereo as is, many early CBS CD's of MOR Greatest Hits comps originally issued on LP in mono and fake stereo as Johnny Mathis, Doris Day, etc. plus Harry Belafonte's Calypso CD on RCA use the fake stereo master mono'd down. There are several tracks on the fake stereo Mitch Miller Greatest Hits LP in true stereo but everything is mono'd down on the CD of the LP including the true stereo tracks such as March of the River Kwai.
The Beach Boys Little Deuce Coupe Analogue Productions SACD is Duophonic.
How is this possible? The LP and all prior CDS were fully true stereo.
Oxenholme claimed that this is Duophonic but apparently this is true stereo
I have a rechanneled Boo Boo Stick Beat by Chet Atkins on the 1990s Essential Chet Atkins CD on RCA
"409" has never been in true stereo.
Right. Ya got me.
Make that four people. Thanks!
I think this is the first time I've seen a "MOCK STEREO" reference on a label.
Straight out of Alice In Wonderland.
One track, 409, is duophonic.
Interesting that the date of that UK compilation is 1982 - there was an earlier compilation from around 1977 or so called '20 Golden Greats' - I guess they were too lazy to remaster or find the true stereo/mono versions where applicable and just cobbled it together using the same fake stereo tracks from that earlier compilation! The practices back then were pretty shoddy, considering people were paying good money for these compilations - that whole range of UK released '20 Golden Greats' was littered with fake stereo versions and terrible ones at that - the 1969 track 'I Can Hear Music' by the Beach Boys which is readily available in true stereo was featured in fake stereo on the 1978 20 Golden Greats compilation in such terrible, mutilated sound quality, it sounded like it had been recorded off AM radio! Fortunately when they re-released the same compilation on CD in 1987, they properly mastered all of the tracks from their true mono and stereo masters...
I don't think anything from the Surfin' Safari era / sessions ever ended up in true stereo except for the outtake Land Ahoy.
A few years ago I did see this mono and stereo Surfin' Safari two-fer here and there -- both CD and on vinyl -- and it piqued my interest, but then I thought there would be now way a true stereo remix would be released without it being talked about here, so I passed.
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