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 (thirteen years ago) link

up to where?

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 7 September 2005 22:11 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

"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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 :

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Original-BEATLES-Anthology-Directors-Cut-Real-10-DVDs_W0QQitemZ6430061859QQcategoryZ617QQssPageNameZWD2VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

must say i'm tempted

piscesboy, Wednesday, 7 September 2005 23:00 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,70658-0.html?tw=rss.index

Brakhage (brakhage), Thursday, 13 April 2006 17:01 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

"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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

amateurist0, Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:28 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:31 (thirteen years ago) link

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

everything, Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:34 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

Bob Six (bobbysix), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:45 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

I vote for Badmotorscooter.

QuantumNoise (Justin Farrar), Thursday, 13 April 2006 19:36 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

"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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

"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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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".

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dave k, Friday, 14 April 2006 20:56 (thirteen years ago) link

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

billstevejim (billstevejim), Friday, 14 April 2006 21:57 (thirteen years ago) link

Are there any Beatle albums that don't?

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Friday, 14 April 2006 21:58 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

I for one hear absolutely no difference.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Saturday, 15 April 2006 01:05 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

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

pisces, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 12:18 (twelve years ago) link

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

t**t, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:19 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

four weeks pass...

This footage
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=compleat+beatles
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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

Okay, just started poking around in this and found the the melody of “Jealous Guy” in something called “Child of Nature,” which I am sure somebody posted about way upthread but sorry, tl;dr.

Recnac and my 📛 is Yrral (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 18 November 2018 23:50 (nine months ago) link

Okay, did find mention of the song on this thread and mention of the similarity of the melody on various other threads now that I looked but it has um, passed me by, until now.

Recnac and my 📛 is Yrral (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 19 November 2018 00:09 (eight months ago) link

yeah it's an early version

jealous guy is an improvement

niels, Monday, 19 November 2018 08:24 (eight months ago) link

The "I'm one of nature's children" line is so awkward

Number None, Monday, 19 November 2018 08:41 (eight months ago) link

Yeah. Still having to choose between « Mother nature’s child » and « Child of nature » to keep on an album is a tough choice !

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 19 November 2018 08:43 (eight months ago) link

Okay, started listening at the beginning and, while for the most part I don’t mind or actively like the new mixes so far, “I Will” was really bugging me with its overcooked jug band high jinks.

Recnac and my 📛 is Yrral (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 19 November 2018 13:28 (eight months ago) link

Are the backing vocals on “Helter Skelter” boosted? Almost sounds like the Edwin Hawkins Singers on “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain).”

Recnac and my 📛 is Yrral (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 19 November 2018 13:45 (eight months ago) link

Holy hell, “(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care” sounds like Hüsker Dü.

― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, November 18, 2018 2:39 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I thought the same thing, but didn't want to play to type here.

pplains, Monday, 19 November 2018 13:54 (eight months ago) link

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yeah and there's one specific "da da da da" that is very loud : I wonder why (maybe it's also louder in the original mix ?) but it's kinda fun in the ott aspect of the song.

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 19 November 2018 13:56 (eight months ago) link

I'm liking most of this but the extreme foregrounding of the bass on some of these songs is terrible. Why it seemed like a good idea to do that at the expense of the sharp edges and sheer weirdness of Happiness is a Warm Gun e.g. is ???. It sounds like a YouTube bass tutorial.

For all his self consciousness it's like Paul still doesn't get that burnishing his legacy = dialing it down in general. Large swaths of this mix only put me in mind of the guy pleading with his band to dress up like candy shop soldiers on the record before it.

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 19 November 2018 13:56 (eight months ago) link

I don't really hear a massive bass boost; in some instances (like "Glass Onion"), the bass is quieter than on the original mix. And where it is loud, it doesn't overwhelm (unlike the "Dear Prudence" drums, which are needlessly loud).

The one serious disappointment to me is that Ringo's scream in "Helter Skelter," and the subsequent guitar clang, is much lower than on the original mix. Of all the elements on that album to tone down, why that?

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 19 November 2018 15:53 (eight months ago) link

I think on HIAWG and some other tracks it's just loud enough to have a newly distinct profile that isn't necessarily in service to the song. Felt this way abt a lot of the new Pepper tracks, too...sometimes there is something good in the smearing of sounds!

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 19 November 2018 16:04 (eight months ago) link

I felt Happiness Is A Warm Gun missed the smeariness too. It felt like a band performing a weird song rather than a crazy collage.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Monday, 19 November 2018 19:35 (eight months ago) link

Hey, is the 4LP reissue limited at all? am jonesing for it but not sure when I'll be able to afford it in the near-ish future

Jacob Lohl (stevie), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 11:57 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

DANG, the remix of "A Day in the Life" is good.

timellison, Sunday, 30 December 2018 01:59 (seven months ago) link

yea they did a great job on the pepper one imo

flappy bird, Sunday, 30 December 2018 05:19 (seven months ago) link

What I am assuming is the most recent remastering of the mono mix of Sgt. Pepper - from the recent set - is not on Spotify, but is, in fact, on Youtube (though not identified as such):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwwABrNLvFs&list=PL65eY6eS8rRz25y0p_Li96bhD8Fhaztgg

timellison, Thursday, 10 January 2019 02:34 (seven months ago) link

six months pass...

Abbey Road Deluxe out September 27.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 8 August 2019 14:12 (one week ago) link

ABBEY ROAD REVISITED WITH SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY RELEASES! New mixes in stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos + previously unreleased session recordings and demos. Available everywhere 27th September 2019. Pre-order: https://t.co/qWXolZuh0w #AbbeyRoad pic.twitter.com/A1xilvQzOy

— The Beatles (@thebeatles) August 8, 2019

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 8 August 2019 14:19 (one week ago) link

Looking forward to it while bracing myself. It's near-perfect, recorded on an 8-track transistor board with mono never even an option. What're they going to do, make the anvil hits louder?

pplains, Thursday, 8 August 2019 14:40 (one week ago) link

oh shit

Οὖτις, Thursday, 8 August 2019 14:47 (one week ago) link

« Something » is on Spotify

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 8 August 2019 14:50 (one week ago) link

I've had it up to here with the Beatles catalogue being remastered

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:39 (one week ago) link

ha ha ha

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:52 (one week ago) link

HOW ABOUT A NEW MIX OF RUBBER SOUL, GODDAMMIT!

Jazzbo, Thursday, 8 August 2019 17:16 (one week ago) link

**** stereo mix, I mean

Jazzbo, Thursday, 8 August 2019 17:40 (one week ago) link

Increasingly, I'm down on the idea. Rubber Soul was remixed in 1987 and if another mix is not going to do something new with the tracks - as was the case with Yellow Submarine Songtrack now twenty years ago - I don't find the project to be exciting.

timellison, Thursday, 8 August 2019 17:40 (one week ago) link

Although I did like the Sgt. Pepper one. I'll keep an open mind and will listen to the White Album one again sometime.

timellison, Thursday, 8 August 2019 17:46 (one week ago) link

Damn, this remastering of Something sounds really good to me.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 8 August 2019 18:37 (one week ago) link

Really ? I don’t find it very different. That said I’m not a big fan of Abbey Road so not really excited by this.
Rubber Soul and Revolver, on the other hand...

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 8 August 2019 19:07 (one week ago) link

I liked both the Pepper and white album projects a lot (white album more than pepper). Abby Road is an almost perfect sounding album already, so interested to see what this does. More interested in the outtakes as usual.

akm, Thursday, 8 August 2019 19:24 (one week ago) link

gave all three a listen, all three sound amazing.

akm, Thursday, 8 August 2019 19:33 (one week ago) link

Don't remember the cymbal action on the bridge being that upfront.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 8 August 2019 19:53 (one week ago) link

I don’t even care about how it sounds, I just want the damn outtakes!

brimstead, Thursday, 8 August 2019 20:32 (one week ago) link

^^^

why with all the PR is there no actual tracklisting

Οὖτις, Thursday, 8 August 2019 20:35 (one week ago) link

It's basically gonna be all the Maxwell's takes, right?

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 8 August 2019 20:41 (one week ago) link

here's the tracklisting of all the various versions

SUPER DELUXE [3CD+1Blu-ray set; digital audio collection]

CD ONE: 2019 Stereo Mix

1. Come Together

2. Something

3. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer

4. Oh! Darling

5. Octopus’s Garden

6. I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

7. Here Comes The Sun

8. Because

9. You Never Give Me Your Money

10. Sun King

11. Mean Mr Mustard

12. Polythene Pam

13. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

14. Golden Slumbers

15. Carry That Weight

16. The End

17. Her Majesty

CD TWO: Sessions

1. I Want You (She’s So Heavy) (Trident Recording Session & Reduction Mix)

2. Goodbye (Home Demo)

3. Something (Studio Demo)

4. The Ballad Of John And Yoko (Take 7)

5. Old Brown Shoe (Take 2)

6. Oh! Darling (Take 4)

7. Octopus’s Garden (Take 9)

8. You Never Give Me Your Money (Take 36)

9. Her Majesty (Takes 1–3)

10. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight (Takes 1–3 / Medley)

11. Here Comes The Sun (Take 9)

12. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (Take 12)

CD THREE: Sessions

1. Come Together (Take 5)

2. The End (Take 3)

3. Come And Get It (Studio Demo)

4. Sun King (Take 20)

5. Mean Mr Mustard (Take 20)

6. Polythene Pam (Take 27)

7. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (Take 27)

8. Because (Take 1 – Instrumental)

9. The Long One (Trial Edit & Mix – 30 July 1969)

(Medley: You Never Give Me Your Money, Sun King, Mean Mr Mustard, Her Majesty, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End)

10. Something (Take 39 – Instrumental – Strings Only)

11. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight (Take 17 – Instrumental – Strings & Brass Only)

BLU-RAY: Abbey Road

Audio Features:

- Dolby Atmos

- 96kHz/24 bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

- 96kHz/24 bit High Res Stereo (2019 Stereo Mix)

DELUXE 3LP VINYL BOX SET (limited edition)

LP ONE: Side 1 (2019 Stereo Mix)

1. Come Together

2. Something

3. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer

4. Oh! Darling

5. Octopus’s Garden

6. I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

LP ONE: Side 2 (2019 Stereo Mix)

1. Here Comes The Sun

2. Because

3. You Never Give Me Your Money

4. Sun King

5. Mean Mr Mustard

6. Polythene Pam

7. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

8. Golden Slumbers

9. Carry That Weight

10. The End

11. Her Majesty

LP TWO: Side 1 (Sessions)

1. I Want You (She’s So Heavy) (Trident Recording Session and Reduction Mix)

2. Goodbye (Home Demo)

3. Something (Studio Demo)

4. The Ballad Of John And Yoko (Take 7)

5. Old Brown Shoe (Take 2)

LP TWO: Side 2 (Sessions)

1. Oh! Darling (Take 4)

2. Octopus’s Garden (Take 9)

3. You Never Give Me Your Money (Take 36)

4. Her Majesty (Takes 1–3)

5. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight (Takes 1–3) / Medley)

6. Here Comes The Sun (Take 9)

7. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (Take 12)

LP THREE: Side 1 (Sessions)

1. Come Together (Take 5)

2. The End (Take 3)

3. Come and Get It (Studio Demo)

4. Sun King (Take 20)

5. Mean Mr Mustard (Take 20)

6. Polythene Pam (Take 27)

7. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (Take 27)

8. Because (Take 1 Instrumental)

LP THREE: Side 2 (Sessions)

1. The Long One (Trial Edit & Mix – 30 July 1969)

2. Something (Take 39 – Instrumental – Strings Only)

3. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight (Take 17 – Instrumental – Strings & Brass Only)

DELUXE 2CD

CD ONE: 2019 Stereo Mix

CD TWO: Sessions

1. Come Together (Take 5)

2. Something (Studio Demo)

3. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (Take 12)

4. Oh! Darling (Take 4)

5. Octopus’s Garden (Take 9)

6. I Want You (She’s So Heavy) (Trident Recording Session & Reduction Mix)

7. Here Comes The Sun (Take 9)

8. Because (Take 1 Instrumental)

9. You Never Give Me Your Money (Take 36)

10. Sun King (Take 20)

11. Mean Mr Mustard (Take 20)

12. Polythene Pam (Take 27)

13. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (Take 27)

14. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight (Takes 1–3 / Medley)

15. The End (Take 3)

16. Her Majesty (Takes 1–3)

STANDARD [1CD; digital; 1LP vinyl; limited edition 1LP picture disc vinyl]

2019 Stereo Mix

tylerw, Thursday, 8 August 2019 21:06 (one week ago) link

huh, so just one officially unreleased song eh ("Goodbye")

Οὖτις, Thursday, 8 August 2019 21:22 (one week ago) link

It's near-perfect, recorded on an 8-track transistor board with mono never even an option. What're they going to do, make the anvil hits louder?

Listening to the album rn, and judging by the new "Something", I think alot of work is going to be done on pushing up the drums and cymbals.

Also: Never thought about it before, but the original mix sounds like concessions were made to accommodate playback on mono devices, which be removed in the new version.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 8 August 2019 21:26 (one week ago) link

huh, so just one officially unreleased song eh ("Goodbye")
were there any other things rumored? i don't think they did stuff during these sessions that would end up on their various solo albums ... might be wrong though.

tylerw, Thursday, 8 August 2019 22:22 (one week ago) link

Madman, Watching Rainbows...? some of George's ATMP songs? Maybe those were Let It Be sessions.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 8 August 2019 22:34 (one week ago) link

the original mix sounds like concessions were made to accommodate playback on mono devices

I remember hearing the orchestra on “The End” for the first time on Anthology 3.

timellison, Thursday, 8 August 2019 22:49 (one week ago) link

Didn’t “Something” originally have a long coda, cut from the released version, that Lennon later repurposed for “Remember”?

(I’ve never heard it, just remember reading about it.)

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 9 August 2019 03:10 (one week ago) link

That's definitely mentioned in Revolution In The Head and I'm pretty sure it shows up on a bootleg but the second part I might just have imagined.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 06:57 (five days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceNvbYZ2p8o

Is it just me or is the bass playing on this way sloppier than you'd expect? Also, Paul's trying too hard on Something

in twelve parts (lamonti), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 07:01 (five days ago) link

LOL wow, yeah never really noticed that on the song before but yeesh, dial it back a notch bud

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 12:23 (five days ago) link

Harrison said rhe same thing iirc

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 13:27 (five days ago) link

Yeah, George said he wished he’d gotten Willie Weeks to play on it.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 13:38 (five days ago) link

The strings are more prominent on this new Something. That and all the string/instrumental outtakes make me wonder if Giles saw this project as a kind of tribute to his dad.

dinnerboat, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 14:25 (five days ago) link

That's a bit of a reach at this stage.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 08:18 (four days ago) link


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