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pulling out the white album for a listen

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Andersoncouncil, Nov 23, 2010.

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  1. Andersoncouncil

    Andersoncouncil Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    upstate NY
    Hello all,

    Today I have some free time & an urge to listen to the Beatles white album (all 4 sides in order).

    I own:

    2009 remaster
    30th anniversary CD
    original CD (fatboy edition)

    I will probably go with the remaster. But my question to you (in a poll) is what version of the white album would you throw on if you were to settle down to 90+ minutes of pure genius today. ie: your favorite. I don't own any vinyl, but am including a few choices in the poll. I am disregarding cassettes, 8-tracks and computer/Ipod sources. Also, in compliance with forum rules "non-legit" editions are not included. Have fun!
     
  2. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    I own:

    2009 remaster
    30th anniversary CD
    original CD (fatboy edition)



    Of those three: Original CD set.
     
  3. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Non-essential

    Location:
    OH
    2009 remaster, stereo.
     
  4. Matt I

    Matt I Forum Resident

    Location:
    Alabama
    2009 mono remaster
     
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  5. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Yesterday I listened to the mono CD all the way through. Was the 22nd or the 25th the date it was released?
     
  6. Mike the Fish

    Mike the Fish Señor Member

    Location:
    England
    At present probably mono CD
     
  7. Andersoncouncil

    Andersoncouncil Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    upstate NY
    good point! Mono or stereo should be included in the 2009 remasters for a choice---but please specify which you prefer by posting
     
  8. reb

    reb Money Beats Soul

    Location:
    Long Island
    30th anniversary CD reissue
     
  9. dlokazip

    dlokazip Forum Transient

    Location:
    Austin, TX, USA
    2009 stereo remaster.

    It's not even close.
     
  10. 2009 remaster, mostly the stereo version. I don't play the mono a lot.
     
  11. Ray Blend

    Ray Blend • vinyls •

    Location:
    The Midwest
    My go-to is the '80s UK mono vinyl.
     
  12. quicksilverbudie

    quicksilverbudie quicksilverbudie

    Location:
    Ontario
    vinyl guy here so I have a 2nd pressing of this on Apple U.S. w/out the Capitol logo
    I have heard good things about the German white/vinyl apple label pressing.

    sean
     
  13. Todd W.

    Todd W. It's a Puggle

    Location:
    Maryland
    Album on white vinyl.
     
  14. Myke

    Myke Listening

    White Album 2009 CD remaster -STEREO...it's all I have. :sigh:
     
  15. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    Lately it's been the mono CD, just because I've only had it for 5 months and it's fresh and different. I'd play my Blue Box LP under normal circumstances.
     
  16. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Why is that?
     
  17. fsfang2

    fsfang2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Providence, RI
    2009 Mono Remaster for me.
     
  18. leeroy jenkins

    leeroy jenkins Forum Resident

    Location:
    The United States
    I have all of the choices but lately have been listening to White Album 2009 CD remaster
     
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  19. sgtmono

    sgtmono Seasoned Member

    Stereo remaster for me!
     
  20. zen

    zen Senior Member

    mono
     
  21. pdenny

    pdenny 19-Year SHTV Participation Trophy Recipient

    Location:
    Hawthorne CA
    2009 sstteerreeoo. The mono's an interesting artifact but I discovered the joys of headphones listening to this album endlessly growing up so that's that.
     
  22. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lawrenceville, NJ
    Would be interested to hear why Steve prefers the 87 cd

    2009 stereo remaster for me. Really should have been separate stereo and mono 2009 options in the poll
     
  23. Robert Haagsma

    Robert Haagsma Vinyl fanatic

    Location:
    Holland
    I have close to mint UK mono and stereo vinyl sets. I grab these when I want to listen to the WA. Have to add though that a huge part of my CD collection is in storage and I have still to become familiar with the CD remasters. I am sure they will get some playing time as well, once my move is completed.
     
  24. rene smalldridge

    rene smalldridge Senior Member

    Location:
    manhattan,kansas
    +1
     
  25. bluesbro

    bluesbro Forum Hall of Shame

    Location:
    DC
    Mono CD
     
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