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Poll: Sgt pepper mono vs stereo

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Meddle, Jan 6, 2014.

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  1. Meddle

    Meddle Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    waxahachie TX USA
    I like the mono like most of you! But how many of you like the stereo?
     
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  2. Naked 9

    Naked 9 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    France
    Mono rules...
    But, we do find some others "colors" with the stereo.
    Forever Magic, anyway...
     
  3. GV1967

    GV1967 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Northeastern US
    Mono but prefer "Kite", "Within You" and "A Day In The Life" in stereo.
     
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  4. Grant

    Grant It's HOT out there!

    Location:
    United States
    Mono! It's the only version I will play.
     
  5. Jose Jones

    Jose Jones Outstanding Forum Member

    Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
    Overall, the stereo sounds better to me. However, I prefer the mono "She's Leaving Home."

    I especially dislike the crappy "phased" sound of L.S.D. in mono.
     
  6. pig whisperer

    pig whisperer CD Member

    Location:
    Tokyo, Japan
    I grew up with the stereo.
     
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  7. helter

    helter Forum Resident

    Location:
    NJ
    Both option ?
     
  8. Jose Jones

    Jose Jones Outstanding Forum Member

    Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
    Nope. Pick one.
     
  9. DrBeatle

    DrBeatle The Rock and Roll Chemist

    Location:
    Midwest via Boston
    No contest...mono.
     
  10. Adam9

    Adam9 Senior Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    That's one of the highlights of the mono for me! It makes the song sound more psychedelic. The chorus sounds too abrupt and pedestrian in stereo to me.

    I like both, although the mono probably more.
     
  11. scrutz

    scrutz Member

    Location:
    Maine
    I bought both mono and stereo copies upon their US release in June 1967. From the outset, I preferred the mono, as there were vexing issues with the stereo mix (e.g. diminishing Paul's count at the start of the reprise of "SPLHCB") and the well documented and obvious speed problem heard on the stereo "She's Leaving Home." But the mono lacks some of the fun found at points in the stereo version (e.g. the audio movement on side 2, particular from "Good Morning, Good Morning" through "A Day in the Life"). When I played my mono copy to death it took me years to find another suitable copy. And although analog vinyl is first and final thank goodness for Doc and, eventually, the mono box. Which reminds me: where the devil are the mono LPs that were supposedly set for release in 2013? Shelved by Universal when they took over Capitol/EMI?
     
  12. DrBeatle

    DrBeatle The Rock and Roll Chemist

    Location:
    Midwest via Boston
    Completely agree. It's what makes it the sleepy, lysergic anthem that is is.
     
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  13. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti Forum Resident

    Location:
    Germany
    Ditto.
     
  14. Michael P

    Michael P Forum Resident

    Location:
    Parma, Ohio
    By the time I was old enough to buy my own records, mono versions were just deleted from the catalog and even if a mono was available I would have passed it up (I passed up a mono "Beatles '65" in a cutout bin). It would be many years before I would even learn that there was a difference. I presumed both mixes were done at the same time or the mono being a "fold down" of the stereo mix (silly me).

    I would like to buy the mono Peppers from the 2009 remasters, but I don't want to have to buy their entire catalog just to get the two or three unique mono albums. (Yes I know that differences abound on all the other albums, but only Peppers and The White Album contain enough differences that interest me enough to buy the CD).
     
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  15. dlokazip

    dlokazip Forum Transient

    Location:
    Austin, TX, USA
    I like both, but prefer the mono.

    Growing up, the stereo version was all that was available in the 80's. Once I heard the mono, I thought it was great. I was glad the 2009 Mono Box allowed me to own a copy.

    The only song I really prefer in stereo is "Good Morning, Good Morning", but a lot of that has to do with the sound effects.
     
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  16. oldsurferdude

    oldsurferdude Forum Resident

    Location:
    detroit, mi. 48150
    No real need to have both versions-simply throw a fairly thick blanket over your speakers to get the mono effect while playing the stereo edition. :hide:
     
  17. JP Christian

    JP Christian Forum Resident

    I grew up with the stereo, and I was always impressed by how the stereo mix was clearly more adventurous and more balanced than the earlier stereo Beatles LPs - however, when I did finally get a decent mono copy, I definitely thought it rocked so much more - the guitar was much raunchier in the title track especially, and you get that great bit of guitar behind Paul's last verse mixed far more forward in the mix. Also the reprise of the title track, - the mono beats the stereo hands down. I love the precision and clarity of the stereo mix, but the mono mix, especially played on my 1965 valve record player - just completely rocks out.
     
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  18. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Non-essential

    Location:
    OH
    No contest....I love them both the same.
     
  19. Grant

    Grant It's HOT out there!

    Location:
    United States
    You think the mono mix is dull???
     
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  20. vinylman

    vinylman Forum Resident

    Location:
    Leeds, U.K.
    Don't dislike the stereo, but the mono has a very large pair of testicles.
     
  21. Joel1963

    Joel1963 Senior Member

    Location:
    Montreal
    I can't vote, as I like and dislike aspects of the mono. I appreciate that the mono mix was the one worked on the most and stamped with approval by the Beatles. What I like the most about it is the crazy extra sounds in the Sgt. Pepper reprise, but what I dislike the most comes a few seconds earlier, the more awkward (to me) chicken clucking transition from Good Morning, Good Morning to the reprise. I like the stereo for its clarity, but the mono does have more punch.
     
  22. 905

    905 Senior Member

    Location:
    St. Louis
    Pepper and White Album are the two that I definitely prefer in stereo. The other albums I have to go song by song for a preference.
     
  23. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Joisey
    Mono....but stereo is great too.

    +1 with She's Leaving Home mono.
     
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  24. BobbyS

    BobbyS Forum Resident

    Location:
    Delaware OH USA
    I prefer mono like most all of you (my Australian copy is in awesome shape and sounds wonderful) but don't mind the stereo version except in a few places.

    Bobby Sutliff
     
  25. Adam9

    Adam9 Senior Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    That may be true for a Canadian Capitol mono pressing I had, but not for the UK vinyl or 2009 CD.
     
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