Abbey Road 50th contents, outtakes and sound quality thread .. only

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by audiotom, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. soundQman

    soundQman Forum Resident

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    George and Ringo were more successful and prominent as songwriters and as solo recording artists than when they were in the group. The opposite is true for John and Paul.
     
  2. imajindat

    imajindat Forum Resident

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    I know I'm super late with this but just wanted to add - I got the box set and the outtakes discs are fine, but the album has surface noise on both sides. Intermittent on 'Something', and then on side2 its just random on the first half. It isn't horrendous but at the same time if I'm spending $75 it better be perfect! Hopefully the replacement will be better
     
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  3. SNDVSN

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    I bought the single album and the surface noise is terrible, it's also cut really low in volume which doesn't help.
     
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  4. Vinylfindco

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    I gave up on the single disc. It's a disgrace that QRP can produce quiet vinyl and botched this important release. I got one from Acoustic Sounds and one from Amazon. Both pretty bad, kept the better of the two and returned the other. What a shame. Hope there's a repress at some point. Meanwhile I love my French Pathe pressing.
     
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  5. DK Pete

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    I have the French pressing...in the past i used to hear nothing but negative opinions on it and I couldn't understand why...nice to see someone likes it!
     
  6. Marc Perman

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    I like it as well.
     
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  7. Vinylfindco

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    I believe it's the same plates as the U.K.
     
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  8. culabula

    culabula Unread author.

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    The French pressing should correctly be referred to as the "France-for-UK" pressing. This special export copy was for the U.K. market only and used original stampers. Like the rest of the series they are all great. I’ve collected the lot.

    None of these were sold in France.

    Contemporaneously there were "France-for-France" pressings for the domestic market, by Pathé Marconi. These are to be avoided. In the case of Abbey Road, the first note is cut off 'Come Together' as is the count-in on Revolver.
     
  9. drum_cas

    drum_cas Forum Resident

    Yes, I've got that Revolver! Never knew about the count-in untill I bought the CD!
     
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  10. Ironically, when they split so did their fans—they sold less than they did as a group.
     
  11. culabula

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    The count-in is there of course on the French pressing for the U.K.
     
  12. drum_cas

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    My mother bought this when she was on holiday in France in the 60's. So when I got the record when my parents split, I never knew about any count-in!
     
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  13. culabula

    culabula Unread author.

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    Yes, I bought the réédition in 1977. For years therefore, I thought the count-in on "Rock'n'Roll Music" from '76 was a rarity, until I got à British copy of Revolver.

    Last year, I got a mono French original Revolver in a brocante. Must check if the count-in is also absent there.
     
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  14. culabula

    culabula Unread author.

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    Yes, the count-in is missing from the original French mono, too.
     
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  15. DK Pete

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    Reading your book presently; without question, one of the most informative, enjoyable Beatle related books I own and particularly on this period in their career. I just wanted to say 'thanks" for wrting a great addition to my collection. Stay well.
     
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  16. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Didn’t he post here ?
     
  17. beatleroadie

    beatleroadie Forum Resident

    FYI

    UDiscover Music has a 30% SALE right now + Free Shipping. The 2019 Abbey Road remix on vinyl was like $16.70 shipped, I just ordered it.

    The original mix on vinyl is listed at $17.95 before the sale is applied, and the 3LP vinyl box from 2019 is listed at $89.95 before the sale is applied.

    Lots of other great records there, too. Just thought I'd share.
     
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  18. GlassPepper

    GlassPepper I can't get no

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    what did everyone think about the new mix then?
     
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  19. Adam9

    Adam9 Senior Member

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    Thanks for teaching me a new term in French, "brocante". I only knew a flea market as a "marché aux puces".
     
  20. culabula

    culabula Unread author.

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    Ah sure, have a few more : foire aux antiquités, braderie, vide-greniers.

    :)
     
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  21. Adam9

    Adam9 Senior Member

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    Merci bien.
     
  22. DK Pete

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    50-50.
     
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  23. applejam101

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    You get the feeling Apple is holding back some good tracks?
     
  24. Jam757

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    I’m always late to get this stuff but just picked up the 3lp set with the demos. Completely floored and blown away by the fantastic material! Wow, I was expecting it to be really good and it’s even better than that. Demo versions are so fun, great interplay between tracks, and most of all the sound quality is just stellar. I might even like these more than the White Album outtakes. A++++
     
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  25. Snoddywilko

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    I literally just finished playing my 3LP set, too. Great collection & a great package.

    O.k, so some of the guide or rough vocals are a bit lacking in places, but as a window into the creation of one of their greatest albums, it’s illuminating.
     
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