How can you mess up an authorized Beatles release. I disagree completely with your blanket dismissal but everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. As for United, I go by what I get in that was pressed there.
So I went out and bought the double LP that was pressed at United. It's an awful pressing. I'm used to "orange peel" but these records looked like they had been frosted like cake frosting and not pressed. The vinyl is all wavy and it causes the stylus to chatter in the grooves. I have gotten a few okay United pressings, though even the best are noisy. When they are good I say so in the reviews. I am not out to "get" them.
My Rainbo Beatles box bought by me was virtually perfect though I know that's not been everyone's experience. Original Plastylite pressed Blue Note are superior to Liberty in every way. Liberty RVG can not touch the 45 rpm reissues. The originals on Plastylite however is a case by case basis. And URP is a junk pressing plant. On a resolving system you can HEAR the groove wall noise. Remember how Bob Weinstock used to cut corners pressing Prestige vinyl at the cheapest pressing plants and you could hear the groove wall noise and static?
Same thing with URP. I am quite aware from your statement that you don't like Music Matters and AP reissues. You are entitled to your prerogative, but be aware you are in the minority on this regard. You are partly wrong about what killed the beatles reissues, it's not just pressing plant issues, the real culprit is the idiotic decision to put CD files on vinyl.
While I don't subscribe to the school of thought that CDs are just plain evil, I do however feel that nothing sounds as bad as CD files imprinted on vinyl. The Beatles reissues was DOA because it was simply insulting for a record label put that in front of consumers and ask them buy that garbage. But I suppose I should expect that from an industry music that hasn't cared about it's consumers in a very long time. They do hold a certain pedigree as historical artifacts.
It's high time we quit assuming that because something is older or outrageously expensive that means it is superior in quality to all else. I know they do not sound better on my system to my ears. And there; maybe Besides, I hate changing the damn record every 8 minutes. We all have different ears and different systems, so maybe it doesn't really matter. I like some of the early liberty bluenote pressings because they are cheap and easy to find without shelling out thousands of dollars for the real thing.
I suppose the same could be said about the music matters re-issues, but they sound so far away from the originals. Maybe some sound better, but some peopel like me find the sound annoying to the ears. And the Beatles releases were totally Rainbow's fault, maybe some blame should go to Apple because they didn't care enough to verify enough pressing.
There were pressing errors, not mastering or transfer errors. I practically begged the used record stores to take them off my hand. Horrible stuff! Somewhere on this and other sites all of that was sussed out. I call them CD files becuause at the back of the jackets it tells you that they were sourced from the same material as the Beatles' CD reissues. Sure, some CD files come with less compression, but no matter they're still CD files.
It the game the music industry plays on us they switch the initials and they designate new numerals next it and put em out and tell you and me these are the ultimate digital versions of so and so. At the end of the day, they're still 1 and 0s. The CD and everything else was originally sourced from the master tapes.
The Beatles recordings were all analog tape recordings At the moment analog tape was transfered to digital for this most recent endevour or so? I forget , some kind of bit file was made--standard practice. That's where the Apple USB stick came from.
That's what the LPs were later cut from. You may either do your own research, which will comfirm this, or simply but erroneously continue to assert they are "CD files. Yes I do know that The Beatles recorded on tape as they would have had to undergo some mind boggling tme travel to be able to do their recordings in digital.
Imagine if PCM digital files could be created from analog at a variety of different resolutions. Not all of them would be a so-called "CD master" i.
I understand that to some people, all digital is the same quality , mainly because it's not analog. My appologies if that's not what you meant but I gotta tell ya it sure comes across that way. To some people all digital equates to 1s and 0s. Sure some 1s and 0s are bigger than others but nevetheless Anytime you take a digital signal and reverse engineer it back into analog you are regressing and the end result is inevitably atrocious as a result of loss. A more analoguos comparison to the topic of digital vs analog music would be photography.
Most photography and cinematography today are done on digital cameras, yet if you asked any body how you could get the best possible picture, they'll tell you film. Celluloid film is the photographic equivalent of audio magnetic tapes. There is analog and there is everything else, hence my propensity for lobbing all digital formats into the same boat. It's certainly possible that 50 years from now digital will exceed analog's superiority, and when that happens there won't be any need for competing versions of digital--there'll be just digital.
Furthermore, the cynic in me believes that all these various competing forms of digital music at some level is simply a marketing means of making reluctant buyers go out and buy the same things over and over. Bit depth is more important these days than sampling rates, but still The other day in the hardware store I heard "Everybody Walk the Dinosaur" and thought as I have many times before, this is the worst song ever.
Why would you want anything Don Was is part of? Seriously, that song is just awful. Vinyl is quiet, with some clicks, looks perfectly pressed. Sound is O. Vinyl is in an european poly inner sleeve. Many thanks for any info. Mastered by Bernie Grundman and according to the sticker on front, they're from "the original analog tape.
You're probably right, but after poking around a bit, it looks like the European pressings have different stickers. Some say they're from the tapes, some don't. For the first wave, only one in five boasted the analog sticker. Current wave is the same -- one out of the four classic albums has the has the analog sticker. In between, there are some waves with most are all stickered that way.
Looks around 20 total that have the "new remaster from the original analog tape" sticker. Same lackluster sleeves, but g vinyl pressed at Optimal. Purchased a copy of Bobby Hutcherson's wonderful "Total Eclipse" reissue from the Blue Note 75 series and the second side was badly marred by non-fill.
The dealer opened and played two copies of this reissue and found the same problem - lots of non-fill that made a wonderful album sound like crap. Blue Note should spend less money on promoting its 75 anniversary and more on basic quality control. Search form Search. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lyrics [ edit ] Like other songs that came out during the World War II years such as " Till Then ," it reflects the enforced separation of couples caused by the war. Record Research.
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