50th Anniversary all things Beatles White Album

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by tinnox, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. beatleroadie

    beatleroadie Forum Resident

    That's a shame. Even if it was a short word from Ringo, it would be nice to have "letters" from Paul and Ringo in the WA book intro.
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  2. richierichie

    richierichie Forum Resident

    Regarding those who don`t like a remix or remaster of a certain album. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I have hundreds of the bloody things, remixes/remasters, luckily I enjoy 90% of them but we can`t all be pleased all of the time.

    What I disagree with is the vehemence that some have given to certain releases and making insulting and personal comments regarding the `perpetrator`. This I find to be totally out of order.

    This has especially riled me where Giles Martin is concerned. Already people on this forum are criticizing the WA 50 remix and this is without hearing it. I don`t know about others but I find these unwarranted comments extremely dispiriting.

    To my knowledge there are a few of you on here with great knowledge of the recording/remixing/remastering process involved with projects such as The WA 50, especially our host. There are also many on here without any knowledge of these processes, problem is they think they know. All I say is go ahead and dislike something but leave your vitriol where it belongs and that`s not here.

    I`m looking forward to this release as I did Sgt Pepper. I am very happy with the stereo remix of Pepper and prefer it to the original Pepper stereo which I have lived with for 51 years. However my preference is the original Pepper mono (UK 1st pressing). I was disappointed with the Pepper 5:1 mix, in my opinion it was way too conservative but after playing it a few times I have started to enjoy it. I really hope GM is more adventurous with The White Album. I have not listened to any of the material from this release, nor will I until I get to play all the CDs, BDs and 4LP set. Then for what it`s worth I`ll give my opinion. BUT I will never make personal comments about GM who I respect as a proffesional in a line of work I wish I was more knowledeable about.

    At this moment I`m having a good cussing, as our Colonial cousins say, to myself or Udiscover and now Amazon due to their failure to deliver the Imagine box which I know is great. Rant over. :cool:
  3. dsdu

    dsdu Forum Resident

    Santa Cruz, CA
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  4. crossroads69

    crossroads69 Forum Resident

    London Town
    Let’s hope he works on All Things Must Pass next! ATMP - The Ultimate Collection!
  5. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Gently weeping guitarist.

    Odense Denmark.
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  6. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

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  7. FJFP

    FJFP Forum Resident

    I would KILL for a “raw studio mix” of that album.
  8. planckera

    planckera In C

    Minneapolis, MN
    Ringo is constantly writing letters to people. No one knows they're from him though. He never signs his name. ;)
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  9. Colocally

    Colocally One Of The New Wave Boys

    Surrey BC.
    He has actually.

    “Love and Peace
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  10. real01

    real01 Well-Known Member

    I've always liked George's Piggies.
    I'm reading info about the song on Wikipedia:

    While I agree with the first part of the sentence, I don't get this:
    What 'subtlety'? Maybe George should be 'politically correct' in this song?
    I think he was straight-forward in this nice track - and I remember that Macca once told that George says directly what he thinks.

    Piggies start with George singing in normal voice - it sounds like he's telling a story to kids: Have you seen little piggies...
    Then, as the song progresses, his vocal gets louder (what they need is damn good whacking!), and in the end, we have the whole choir, singing very loud (or even angry) about piggies having a dinner with their piggie-wives.
    Spoiler alert: they eat bacon.

    'Politically correct' song would be something like this:
    'Everywhere there's lot of CEO's, executives and alikes
    You can see them out for dinner with their perfumed wives;
    They drink drinks
    And eat fine, methinks...'

    So... What you get from polit-correct lyrics? It looses all the sharpness of George's original.
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  11. dsdu

    dsdu Forum Resident

    Santa Cruz, CA
    I sure would like a "J"
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  12. YpsiGypsy

    YpsiGypsy Forum Resident

    Michigan, USA
    Like BuCo I could not see it either,
    I did a right-click on the bad img and opened it in a new tab,
    copied it and pasted it here
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  13. Solaris

    Solaris a bullet in flight

    New Orleans, LA
    What you're positing isn't political correctness, exactly. I'd call it lack of poetry -- literalism. He may have been taking a page from Orwell's Animal Farm, too. It's satire, if anything, and I would think that people criticizing the lyric are missing the point.
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  14. DmitriKaramazov

    DmitriKaramazov Forum Resident

    "Guess I picked the wrong day to quit drinking coffee!"
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  15. Carl80

    Carl80 Forum Resident

    United Kingdom
    Could anyone confirm if Junk on Anthology 3 is an Esher Demo ?
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  16. YpsiGypsy

    YpsiGypsy Forum Resident

    Michigan, USA
    It says so in the booklet that came with the CD
  17. thrivingonariff

    thrivingonariff Forum Resident

    not to mention a sense of humor and familiarity with the long tradition of barbed political satire.
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  18. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

    I wonder if you play the remixed vinyl backwards if there will be any hidden messages?
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  19. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    "Turn me on Giles man... Turn me on Giles man ... Turn me on Giles man ..."

  20. dewey02

    dewey02 Forum Resident

    The mid-South.
    How do you know he was singing about CEO's?
    Maybe he was singing about SHF participants. :D
    His song is much better as it is...because we don't know exactly whom he IS singing about. As John Lennon said, we can each ascribe whatever we want to the lyrics and make it real for us. That doesn't mean that the author necessarily wrote it about who we are thinking of. Remember the hippie guy on John's front lawn who thought Carry that Weight was written about him?
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  21. jtiner

    jtiner Forum Resident

    I don't think anything is "brickwalled" - it's just a new "flat" transfer.

    NOTE: completely fake
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  22. Morton LaBongo

    Morton LaBongo Forum Resident

    Manchester NH
    Or for some...
    Turn me down Giles...
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  23. jtiner

    jtiner Forum Resident

    "I buried Paul... in the mix..."
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  24. let him run...

    let him run... Forum Resident

    Colchester, VT USA
    Maybe if Paul had covered Ringo's kit in flowers, he would have written a few paragraphs.
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  25. noahjld

    noahjld Witchfinder General/ Das Boz Boz

    So is the "Imagine" box great because you've heard it or ........
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