Those remastered Beatle vinyl albums - your verdict?
Hi, notwithstanding the whole mono v stereo debate, I wondered what people thought of the remastered vinyl albums that are now a couple of years old. They're selling Revolver and Sgt Pepper in remastered stereo vinyl in Sainsbury's now... Actually, d'know, I think by the time you get to that point the stereo versions might be better; I bought the remastered vinyl Sgt Pepper in mono and just don't like it at all. Others like Help! are said by some to be better in stereo. My question is: those who got Help!, Revolver, Sgt Pepper in stereo, which is also digital, are you pleased with your purchase? Or do you oddly find that being digitally remastered (unlike the mono reissues) that somehow they just miss something, a certain je ne sais quoi? The same goes for Abbey Road, which always was stereo, but has only therefore been reissued as digital. Does it sound great, or do you yearn a bit for the old early 1970s pressing?
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The first two are better in Mono, imo. Instead of vocals on one side and instruments on the other. Because they weren't made that way. They were made on two track and folded down to mono. But from A Hard Day's Night on, take your pick. Revolver, Sgt. Pepper, and the White Album just sound better in Stereo, also imo. I like the spaciousness and the instrument separation. Rubber Soul, too. Probably, the Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Original Master Recordings vinyl LP's would sound the best. Or 70's Japanese pressings, which I had a few of. But overall, I prefer the stereo remasters over the mono.
Ah yes, but I wasn't so much discussing the mono v stereo debate. Just asking, those who bought the digitally remastered stereo LPs now ubiquitous in HMV and Sainsbury stores - do they sound alright bearing in mind they are digital and not analogue?