I have had it up to here waiting for the Beatles catalogue to be remastered

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What's the hold up? Does anybody have any information?

fizzcaraldo (Justin M), Wednesday, 7 September 2005 22:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

up to where?

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 7 September 2005 22:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I still listen to old LPs. Are the currently in print CD versions that horrible (and, if so, why not just buy them on vinyl)?

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Wednesday, 7 September 2005 22:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it's paul's fault. bless him.

but yeah you're right it takes the fckng p-ss doesn't it?

latest word is that magical mystery tour is coming out on dvd with all sorts of extra stuff. as if the actual movie isn't like 1 big 'extra' already.

piscesboy, Wednesday, 7 September 2005 22:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"it's paul's fault"

What isn't, really?

OK, why is it Paul's fault?

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Wednesday, 7 September 2005 22:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

well i mean it must be paul/ EMI's dithering and arsing around that's to blame, the other fabs are either
a) dead or b) couldnt *really* care less.

maybe it's a question of who's up to the job, george martin sure as heck isn't. god don't let them get ELO=guy in again.

meanwhile, this ere beatles 10-dvd anthology unofficial bootleg edition can be yours for $150 :


must say i'm tempted

piscesboy, Wednesday, 7 September 2005 23:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Well, there was that first-five-American-Beatles-albums-before-the-band-demanded-UK-US-consistency-in-the-tracklistings box set which was some sort of start...although the purist in me rather just have proper remasters/issues of the original British albums/track listings w/ the surrounding singles as bonus tracks.

That said, Macca, Ono, the Harrison family, and Da Ringosta can take their time settling this. I plan to finally digitize and sell off the CDs while I can get 'em for at least $4+ each back.

donut Get Behind Me Carbon Dioxide (donut), Wednesday, 7 September 2005 23:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...
Looks like it's coming:


Brakhage (brakhage), Thursday, 13 April 2006 17:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Vague but sort of promising, I guess. The catalog does need CD remastering, badly, as the in-print CDs (except Let It Be Naked, and maybe that Yellow Submarine "songtrack" from a few years ago?) are all from that late-80s batch of early-generation CDs that gave CDs such a bad name. Mind you, I do think it's a wasted opportunity if they don't take the chance to delete Past Masters and Anthology, and just put all the singles and bonus stuff on second discs packed with the remasters...

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"I think it would be wrong to offer downloads of the old masters when I am making new masters," he said in a written statement submitted to the High Court in London earlier this month.

But it's not wrong to continue to sell them on cd?

Agree re Past Masters/Anthology but they're such cash cows that they're not going to do it.

Billy Dods (Billy Dods), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

god remember the whole "anthology" phenomenon? those were awful.

amateurist0, Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I like the Past Masters CDs. Don't like the idea of Beatle albums being treated as mere collections of electronic data stuffed onto a compact disc. The problem, of course, is that CDs are too expensive. (Solution: buy old LPs.)

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I kind of like the anthologies sets, too, especially the first one.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the anthologies are great. Second one for me, though.

everything, Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

A good thing about the "anthologies" is they are a good depository for the alternate mixes/takes etc., which--let's be realistic here--most people really don't want to hear (or have piggy-backed onto pricey new editions).

Chairman Doinel (Charles McCain), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

George isn't around to veto the inclusion of 'Carnival of Light' this time round.

Bob Six (bobbysix), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

there is no reason to put the singles and alternate takes on the albums. if they just follow the capitol box model and do mono and stereo mixes of the albums (with better packaging of course) that will suffice.

kyle (akmonday), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I vote for Badmotorscooter.

QuantumNoise (Justin Farrar), Thursday, 13 April 2006 19:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

How in the hell...Am I wasted?

Ah yes, the Beatles. I say buy the albums.

QuantumNoise (Justin Farrar), Thursday, 13 April 2006 19:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The Past Masters comps on their own are fine - I think I'd rather listen to the first one than anything up to Revolver at least. If they are to re-issue the lot, The White Album is going to need a box set all to itself.

Lotta Continua (Damian), Thursday, 13 April 2006 20:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm sure Paul will get it out all again eventually so he can ramp the price up to another ridiculous extreme. And turn himself up in the remastering process.

It would be nice if they released the red and blue anthologies so that they were in modern slimline 2CD cases rather than the FUCKING MASSIVE and HORRIBLE ones that they are in now.

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Thursday, 13 April 2006 21:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

And in the case of the Red album, compiled on to a single, less overpriced, CD - the total running time of the 2CD set is just over 60mins. The asking price of £20-£30 is a piss take.

Michael Lambert (Michael Lambert), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

which--let's be realistic here--most people really don't want to hear (or have piggy-backed onto pricey new editions)

Are the people not interested in paying for pricey new editions of things really the target market for remastered versions of CDs that are available in droves in used CD stores the world over?

Seriously, I don't see what's so much better (and less cash-cow-ish) about retaining Past Masters and Anthology. OK, so it's kind of cool to have all the singles in one place, but it also robs them of context AND presents a somewhat confusing picture for buyers, who can't figure out which album it is that has "I Want To Hold Your Hand" on it. The PM sets are also really oddly-balanced, anyway - not quite a greatest hits, not quite an odds-and-sods. The Anthologies are just plain obnoxious, especially the first one with all the talky-talky bits.

I guess I'm just coming from a perspective where, if they just remaster the CDs I'll take a pass because I have the LPs already. But if they sweeten the deal I just might think it over, at least for a couple, assuming they went ahead and added more outtake/live stuff. Granted, they would still be kind of weirdly-sequenced albums with one or two singles at the front followed by a bunch of obscurities.... okay, maybe keep Past Masters after all. But I REALLY think it makes more sense to get the unreleased and live material wedded on to the appropriate albums - if nothing else, it means getting MORE of it, right?

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"turn himself up in the remastering process"

What is an example where he has ever done this?

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Firstly, as any fule kno, Beatles CDs are not very common 2nd hand, except for the Anthologies and the BBC thing.

Secondly, Paul has little need to turn himself up anyway. He took a lot of care, recording his bass lines on a single track and spent ages getting the sound right. Why not? It's his friggin songs for fuxake!

everything, Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

wow I had no idea the Anthologies were so hated. I only have the 2nd and 3rd ones and think they're fantastic - where else would I hear this stuff? Surely its the highest quality source for "What's the New Mary Jane" or "You Know My Name Look Up the Number" and a host of other rarities.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I don't understand it either. Maybe it's just too much Beatles for some people? I've only got a couple of tiny quibbles with them and it's usually just those times when it gets a bit self-indulgent, like those different version of the Fool On The Hill. Paul is obviously so proud of them but I just can't take it.

everything, Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ppl just like to complain about the beatles, i guess.

anthology 2 is the best, what with the stoned cracking-up version of and your bird can sing and the gorgeous demos of strawberry fields. 3 is good for the white album stuff, and 1 is probably the only time any americans (me included) will ever hear any morecambe and wise.

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"as any fule kno, Beatles CDs are not very common 2nd hand, except for the Anthologies and the BBC thing."

Well, they are getting slightly more plentiful. In fact, I got most of my collection used. But, then again, I've been lucky. The worst thing about used Beatle cds is that stores priced higher than average (i.e. in the US 10-12 dollars vs. 7-9). Shopping around helps, and the prices have leveled off (and no doubt will continue)

I will concur regarding the Anthologies and the BBC, but--to cite my earlier post--alot of the people who bought them probably realized that they didn't listen to them as much as the regular LPs.

Chairman Doinel (Charles McCain), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The live stuff at the end of disc 1 and the beginning of disc 2 of Anthology 1 is really cool.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it's paul's fault. bless him.

Neil Aspinall is probably the one to blame.

Anyway, seems like some good news is finally coming up.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Man, I'm not hating on any of the contents of the Anthologies (aside from, again, the talky stuff on Anth1) - I LOVE the music on those discs, the glimpses into the recording studio, etc. And when I was 16 me and my Beatle buddy developed a substantial secret language out of the miscellaneous bits of studio chatter. "Sugar plum fairy, sugar plum fairy..."

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 13 April 2006 23:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Vague but sort of promising, I guess. The catalog does need CD remastering, badly, as the in-print CDs (except Let It Be Naked, and maybe that Yellow Submarine "songtrack" from a few years ago?) are all from that late-80s batch of early-generation CDs that gave CDs such a bad name.

While I agree that they need remastering, I don't neccessarily agree with your version of what they sounded like. The first four, sure, but the rest, particularly from "Sgt. Pepper" onwards, used state of the art remastering technology at the time, and sounded really impressive back then.

Only this is 20 years ago and a lot has happened since then.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Thursday, 13 April 2006 23:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the Pepper cd sounds horrible against the vinyl version. The White Album stacks up ok but I got the 30th anniversary reissue not the original cd.

tremendoid (tremendoid), Thursday, 13 April 2006 23:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

abby road still sounds really good. I'm sure a remastering will make it sound better but I listened to it yesterday carefully with headphones and was pretty blown away by how good it sounded.

I think the Anthologies are a pretty good distillation of the best stuff that makes up the two major bootleg series (ultra rare trax and, uh, whatever the other one is called; they have most of the same stuff on them). I could do w/out the talking on the first cd.

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 14 April 2006 17:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The Beatles are really smart to make people wait for every new issue. Keeps the interest up. When they are finally remastered it'll probably be on the cover of Time.

Mark (MarkR), Friday, 14 April 2006 19:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I assumed it was just a question of having to sort out all manner of legalities before anything happened in the Beatle world.

Lotta Continua (Damian), Friday, 14 April 2006 20:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

What was interesting about the Anthology releases/phenomenon is that a lot of kids who were first getting into the band around that time all bought the Anthologies as if they were Greatest Hits Collections. I often see volumes of the Anthologies in people's collection as the only Beatles representation. "Just the b-sides, demos, and alternative takes for you eh?" They were hoodwinked!

ryan_w, Friday, 14 April 2006 20:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

coincidentally (or perhaps not), michael jackson is also giving up his ownership of the publishing rights to sony this week, I think, to deal with some of his debt.

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 14 April 2006 20:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yeah i can imagine people getting suckered into the anthologies as some kind of definitive look at the beatles... that bluesy version of helter skelter is really wonderful. and the acoustic "across the universe".


dave k, Friday, 14 April 2006 20:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure The White Album will always sound best on vinyl.

billstevejim (billstevejim), Friday, 14 April 2006 21:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Are there any Beatle albums that don't?

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Friday, 14 April 2006 21:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Okay, so in that case, why does there need to be such a rush to get them remastered?

billstevejim (billstevejim), Saturday, 15 April 2006 00:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I for one hear absolutely no difference.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Saturday, 15 April 2006 01:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

i mean it does take the piss doesn't it?

pisces, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 12:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

lo-lo-lo-looooots of piss, sir! :(

t**t, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

I bought Help for £1 in a charity shop the other week. It was cheap because the cover was ripped (and taped up again) and the vinyl's a bit crackly, but it's not scratched at all. Even with the crackles it sounds great - a lot better than the CD versions, The Night Before especially gaining an awful lot of character and energy. I too am amazed there's no proper CD remaster, I guess because people are still buying the current shonky versions.

The Wayward Johnny B, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 17:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

This footage
of 'The Compleat Beatles' (snappy 1984 cheaply-made proto-ANTHOLOGY movie, shot on film and narrated by Malcolm Mcdowell) is
making me anticipate this happening all the more.

pisces, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

It will happen before or since, but apparently at still takes time.

I expected they'd at least do "Sgt. Pepper" in June this year to coincide with its 40th anniversary, but they did't.

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

But at least, with the current trend for remasters, the ultimate edition will be better. I hope they will do like The Bee Gees and Monkees remasters, and put out 2CDs with the stereo version + bonus tracks in stereo on one and the mono version + bonus tracks in mono on the other one.

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ah, that's the alternate "Capitol" version, on the "super" version, right?

Mark G, Thursday, 1 June 2017 14:22 (one year ago) Permalink

I haven't seen the doc in the box, but I believe that one is from 1992. The PBS doc appears to be new, and (based on the trailer) much more about the Beatles and the record than about 1967.


Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 1 June 2017 14:23 (one year ago) Permalink

OK I've watched the parts available on youtube. Most of it was in the Anthology, though (but not some of the contemporary interviews).

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 1 June 2017 14:39 (one year ago) Permalink

I quite like Derek Taylor's tie-in book that accompanied the doc...talks about the album in the context of 1967 as a whole, with reminiscences of folks like Roger McGuinn, Sir Joseph Lockwood, Ed Sanders talking about the march on the Pentagon (happened on the day I was born), etc

Wet Pelican would provide the soundtrack (Myonga Vön Bontee), Thursday, 1 June 2017 15:32 (one year ago) Permalink

I remember watching that doc on PBS when it originally aired, but it felt like a pale shadow of the superior Compleat Beatles to me

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 June 2017 15:36 (one year ago) Permalink

I thought the Compleat Beatles was decent, but this '87 doc is a different beast. Compleat didn't get much into what was happening in the world in '67 (or at any other time).

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 1 June 2017 15:42 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah it's not as focused on the cultural moment of '67, but as a Beatles document I just liked it more

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:00 (one year ago) Permalink

Here's the intro, but without the audio due to a claim made by the copyright holder:


Not just cardboard animation. You've got some cutting-edge California Raisin claymation as well.

pplains, Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:13 (one year ago) Permalink

The new non-Apple doc (featuring er.. Pete Best!) is
this one, and is not featured in the box


piscesx, Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:43 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah that was an amazing opening. so, is that doc NOT what's in the box?

akm, Thursday, 1 June 2017 17:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Correct. The 1987 documentary with Abbie Hoffman and Ed Sanders and Derek Taylor and Roger McGuinn is NOT in the box.

A different documentary, from 1992 (I think), is in the box.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 1 June 2017 17:10 (one year ago) Permalink

bah. how many fucking documentaries do we need on this record

akm, Thursday, 1 June 2017 17:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Enough to fill the Albert Hall

Wet Pelican would provide the soundtrack (Myonga Vön Bontee), Thursday, 1 June 2017 18:10 (one year ago) Permalink

The whole version of It Was Twenty Years Ago Today is embedded on a vimeo link on this page, but I don't know how to link to the vimeo page directly


in twelve parts (lamonti), Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:33 (one year ago) Permalink

I still impressed by how heavy the remix version of "good morning" is.
from the first kickdrum it's so in your face. I think it might be the heaviest track on the album now which, finally, gives it a purpose !
it might have even been better if they had played on a key allowing Lennon to scream/sing more aggressively...

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 2 June 2017 12:46 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah that has become one of my favorite songs on this album in the past few years. really benefits from the remix.

akm, Friday, 2 June 2017 15:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Not blown away by this, but it's all right. I like fresh takes on old classics while they're still fresh.

I don't like hearing the studio chatter during the reprise intro. Also a couple other places where it gets cute, like boosting the fuck up on that WYWY laugh.

pplains, Friday, 2 June 2017 17:39 (one year ago) Permalink

a beatles maniac who works at a local library ran an evening program on the 50th ann., where he played a handful of tracks in 5.1 surround. they were spectacular, in a gosh-wow sort of way, with that calliope in mr. kite spiraling every which way. but with all that clarity and detail, it was almost like there was too much to focus on. i'm not sure it really helped the songs qua songs. first impressions and all that, but who knows if i'll ever hear the 5.1 mixes again.

Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 3 June 2017 13:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Wow @ rhythm section on Pepper remaster

Tomorrow Begat Tomorrow (Sund4r), Saturday, 10 June 2017 11:40 (one year ago) Permalink

that richard goldstein review is interesting. like, maybe the beatles intended there only to be one song on that album, and nicely bookended all the others between the two versions of sgt pepper, as prelude and pastiche. going with that for a moment, maybe they left off "penny lane" & "strawberry fields" so as not to divert attention.

Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 10 June 2017 16:03 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, I mean, achieving one really 'profound' moment on a pop record seems like a pretty solid accomplishment to me.

Tomorrow Begat Tomorrow (Sund4r), Saturday, 10 June 2017 17:44 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

For me the audience laugh at the end of the line "we're sorry but it's time to go.. " in the Reprise is the 'Han Shot First' moment in this whole remix caper. What the hell is a *laugh* doing there?? Makes no sense and isn't present on the Mono or the Stereo. Why would an audience laugh at that?? Seems typical of the 'hey you can't hear it in the original.. so let's have it in this new version!' thinking that blights the project.

I think, speaking of Star Wars, that in much the same way as the 1997 special editions of those movies were initially greeted with praise and approval ("It's just like the original Star Wars .. but with loads of extra stuff that wasn't there before! Fantastic!") there will ultimately be a realization that we've been had and the clamour for the preservation of the originals will begin in earnest in about 10 years' time.

I say again, a *laugh* at the end of that line!? Jesus tap-dancing Christ.

piscesx, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 11:38 (one year ago) Permalink

ah I haven't noticed that. but was it in the original recording or did they add it ? if it was there all the time but you couldn't really hear it, I don't have a problem and it's fun to discover new things (it's different from adding new stuff, like the awful star wars re-editions !).
I haven't listened to the album much since the release but I found they did a great job. And for people who don't like the new remix, the old ones are still there...

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 11:46 (one year ago) Permalink

OK, I listened to it and to the "old" mix and although you can hear that crowd noise clearer in the new mix, it's also there in the old one...

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 12:34 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

I just realized while trying to make up some sleep this morning that Day Tripper is about getting high

calstars, Friday, 10 November 2017 20:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

xp great news

Do Not Feed The Turrican when he inevitably shows up

sleeve, Friday, 10 November 2017 20:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

I've already eaten, mate.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Friday, 10 November 2017 20:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

please die

sleeve, Friday, 10 November 2017 20:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

Anyway, I love 'Day Tripper' and think it's up there with their best singles, particularly when you factor in 'We Can Work It Out' on the flip. As big as they were by that stage, they still sound hungry and excited by what they're doing.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Friday, 10 November 2017 20:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

Wow, you're a charmer... even I would stop short of coming out with something like that, even at my most annoyed.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Friday, 10 November 2017 20:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

1967 Xmas Record is great

Οὖτις, Friday, 10 November 2017 21:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

i love those album covers, especially the bottom 3

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 10 November 2017 21:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

I don’t have the patience to go upthread and learn why you guys have a beef but life is very short

calstars, Friday, 10 November 2017 21:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

The short answer is that he doesn't like my opinions on The Beatles, and this obviously (according to him) deserves being told to "please die", which in turn doesn't really change my perception of the Beatle hardcore.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Friday, 10 November 2017 21:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

The thing about the Christmas records is listening to the bands attitude towards them change with each one. By the late '60s, they've gone from merely recording greetings, to little jingles to out-and-out pissing about.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Friday, 10 November 2017 21:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

Don't know if they specified it in some way as Double A-side, but the catalog number of "We Can Work It Out" is lower, indicating that if they didn't it was the A-side.

timellison, Friday, 10 November 2017 21:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

I don't know and I'm not particularly bothered about whether it was intended to be a double A side or what was intended to be the A or B side... ultimately it doesn't matter since they're both great tracks regardless. 'Day Tripper' was probably the more popular of the two generally, and the riff has a lot to do with that, but I personally love both equally and think it's a great single in terms of the whole package.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Friday, 10 November 2017 21:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

Fucking hell, someone has actually said on BBC Four... "this is how The Beatles helped to destroy communism" in the intro to a documentary about The Beatles in Russia. For fucks sake, people.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Friday, 10 November 2017 21:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

he probably stole that idea from paul

brimstead, Friday, 10 November 2017 22:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

I had (have) the 1966 one, there are a few ideas that could have been some good full-size versions: Felpin Mansions, Podgy and Jasper, um that's it.

Mark G, Friday, 10 November 2017 23:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

This is sweet, May purchase.

bumbling my way toward the light or wahtever (hardcore dilettante), Saturday, 11 November 2017 02:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

it's like having an office christmas card as a Christmas single

ease up on the christmas cheer boys jeez

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 11 November 2017 04:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

have you seen the price?
£64.99 is all

attention vampire (MatthewK), Saturday, 11 November 2017 12:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

Nine quid per disc

Mark G, Saturday, 11 November 2017 13:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

I like those christmas records, listening to them (by myself) has been a x-mas tradition for as long as I've had digital copies of them all. Nice to see them finally get a reissue though a 12 inch would have been more efficient, it's really cool to see the 7" covers.

akm, Saturday, 11 November 2017 16:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

1LP + booklet, $25, done.

bumbling my way toward the light or wahtever (hardcore dilettante), Saturday, 11 November 2017 16:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

one of my favorite bits is Tiny Tim singing "Nowhere Man". it's so strange and beautiful. George puts together a really nice intro for him as well. which makes it funny when George shows up in the next one sounding like he just got out of bed and is smoking a huge joint.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 11 November 2017 17:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

I first heard these as a kid and our cat was named Jasper so I've always pictured the Jasper of Podgey and Jasper to be him.

akm, Saturday, 11 November 2017 19:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

1LP + booklet, $25, done.

Maybe that'll be coming later? I have a feeling part of doing them as an expensive box vs. a cheaper individual record/disc is less-informed consumers buying the latter and getting pissed that it's not actually an album of the Beatles doing X-Mas songs.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 11 November 2017 19:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

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