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The Beatles (White Album) Remaster

Discussion in 'music' started by Sgt pepper, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Sgt pepper

    Sgt pepper pfm Member

    As i said in the forthcoming vinyl releases thread, Paul McCartney has confirmed the White Album has been remastered and is almost complete.
     
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  2. Sgt pepper

    Sgt pepper pfm Member

    Anyone interested? o_O
     
  3. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    Not my favourite Beatles’ album.
    I stopped buying their albums after Sgt. Pepper.
    My favourite album is ‘A Hard Day’s Night.’
     
  4. Sgt pepper

    Sgt pepper pfm Member

    I just thought this announcement would have created a bigger buzz on the forums...
     
  5. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    Why, was it that poorly mastered in the first place? On top of that the tapes are getting on a bit as are Macca's ears.
     
  6. Wolfmancatsup

    Wolfmancatsup Empire State Human

    I thought the 2009 remasters were pretty good - didn't know Macca was still playing around with them. Presumably it's 'just' a remaster and not a remix like last year's curate's egg that was the 50th anniversary release of Pepper?

    Mick
     
  7. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Is this a light touch remix by Martin fils, a la Sgt Pepper? Or a near flat transfer with little or no compression?
    Or yet another tweaked load of bollox at the mastering stage?
     
  8. Sgt pepper

    Sgt pepper pfm Member

    I am not sure if it's an excellent remix like Pepper or a remaster either way it's gonna be fantastic I bet.
     
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  9. Sgt pepper

    Sgt pepper pfm Member

    The tapes don't suffer degradation if taken care of which they were, I think Macca at 76 is doing OK don't you?
     
  10. Sgt pepper

    Sgt pepper pfm Member

    I believe Giles is again at the helm which is great news.
     
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  11. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Good...looking forward to hearing it.
     
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  12. Sgt pepper

    Sgt pepper pfm Member

    I find it a little strange that this release has not gained much excitement or positive reaction on here? :confused:
     
  13. thedanfan

    thedanfan pfm Member

    Number nine, Number nine, Number nine, Number nine, Number nine - ruins the whole album for me.
     
  14. Sgt pepper

    Sgt pepper pfm Member

    In which way, that is one track among some of the best songs ever written.
     
  15. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    Maybe people are suffering a bit of Beatles re-issue fatigue. 2009 digital remaster, Mono box, stereo box, all albums from both boxes available individually , DeAgostini series... All within the last 10 years. How much more milk can be extracted?
     
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  16. Sgt pepper

    Sgt pepper pfm Member

    But this is only the second album that is getting a makeover with I believe unreleased material included in much the same way as Pepper., with people like Giles, and Miles Showell on board giving us what I have no doubt will be the White Album sounding better than ever before.
    Any Beatles fan or anyone interested in music surely should be exited by that?
     
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  17. sideshowbob

    sideshowbob 47 Lab Rat

    I love the Beatles more than is sensible but I think the endless remastering is getting silly. I already have 4 different versions of the White Album (2 vinyl, 2 CD) and a bootleg box of hours of White Album session tapes, and doubt I'll bother with yet another remaster. I wasn't particularly taken with the last Sgt Pepper remaster/remix either. It's fiddling for the sake of newness, and adds very little to the music.
     
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  18. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    I will be interested when it is released. It also needs to sound good and not overpriced... Let me know when there is a deffo release date.
     
  19. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I’ve got the Mono Box on CD, the 1990s I think numbered limited edition stereo CD (so I have both proper mixes) and most significantly Rutherford Chang’s vinyl version that stacks 100 beat-up vinyl copies (link). That is a great racket! I’d love a mint ‘60s original, but I can’t see that happening, and I’ve no interest at all in Giles Martin remixing it. I’m just not a fan of rewriting history.
     
  20. sideshowbob

    sideshowbob 47 Lab Rat

    That 90s numbered CD is easily the best stereo digital version I think. I much preferred it to the 2009 digital remaster.
     

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