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In Reply to: RE: New pressings suck? posted by magiccarpetride on April 15, 2017 at 18:16:11
I recall the remastered stereos were sourced from digital masters & not well received by vinyl lovers at all. The mono box set that came out just a few yrs ago is a different story. It was remastered form the original analog mono master tapes & received high marks by vinyl enthusiasts. Of course, the mono set does not include Abbey Rd, Let It Be, or Yellow Submarine, since there were not orig mono mixes for those albums. Probably the best bet, if you'd like to acquire all the Beatles albums eventually is to obtain the "Blue Box" set, cat # BC-13, late 70s UK reissue of all the orig stereo albums plus "Rarities." I have that set for UK stereo mixes, orig yello & black label Parlophone & Apple (White album) for monos, & the mono box just b/c I couldn't resist. The late 70s UK reissues' sound quality is excellent & they are well regarded by most. The alternative is to seek out the ones you want one by one. 60s & 70s UK pressings are best. Track selections are not the same on US Capitol albums up to Revolver & SQ isn't the same as UK. Just my 2c.
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Agreed. The UK and US issued blue boxes are identical except that the US versions are serial numbered and the Rarities disc is different. Otherwise, all else the same. All the LPs, with exception of Rarities, were all pressed in the same UK plant at the same time. Excellent sounding. Glad I tracked down my box years ago. It's my go to copies when I wanna hear some Beatles.
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Strongly the 2nd the BC-13 box for the Beatles in stereo-this, the mono box and the German Horzu Magical Mystery gives you all the Fabs on vinyl you'll ever need, IMO.
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