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(YouTube)   Ok, Beatle nerds, want to hear isolated vocal tracks from Abbey Road? Of course you do   (youtube.com) divider line 52
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2013-09-04 05:22:54 PM  
i'm such a sucker for stuff like this.

"yellow lorry slow, nowhere to go." i never knew what he was saying there.
 
2013-09-04 05:50:56 PM  
I wasn't expecting a real track.

Very nice.
 
2013-09-04 05:53:39 PM  
Actually, I really wanted some rye, but that crazy old guy gets you too drunk to continue the level..
 
2013-09-04 06:05:43 PM  

FlashHarry: i'm such a sucker for stuff like this.

"yellow lorry slow, nowhere to go." i never knew what he was saying there.


Me too...  Everly Brothers-like harmonies detected.  Good stuff.
 
2013-09-04 07:11:04 PM  
When I was a kid and you played a Beatles record, you could move the balance all the way to the left and hear the instruments, then all the way to the right to hear the vocals, and back to the center for some really crappy stereo imaging.
 
2013-09-04 08:13:08 PM  
Had to add this, for anyone who hasn't seen it.  I don't know why, but it brings genuine tears of joy to me:   http://youtu.be/AAILqBg_cJo
 
2013-09-04 08:24:41 PM  

Snotnose: When I was a kid and you played a Beatles record, you could move the balance all the way to the left and hear the instruments, then all the way to the right to hear the vocals, and back to the center for some really crappy stereo imaging.


that's why they sound best in mono - at least up until the white album.
 
2013-09-04 09:10:42 PM  

FlashHarry: Snotnose: When I was a kid and you played a Beatles record, you could move the balance all the way to the left and hear the instruments, then all the way to the right to hear the vocals, and back to the center for some really crappy stereo imaging.

that's why they sound best in mono - at least up until the white album.


That's because it took George Martin and Geoff Emerick polish that diamond into something that really shone. "Let It Be" and "The White Album" are proof you needed both of them to get the really really good stuff.
 
2013-09-04 09:21:25 PM  
The Beatles suck
 
2013-09-04 09:32:02 PM  

Snotnose: When I was a kid and you played a Beatles record, you could move the balance all the way to the left and hear the instruments, then all the way to the right to hear the vocals, and back to the center for some really crappy stereo imaging.


Yeah I remember that fake stereo too. I had a crappy car stereo and one of the speakers was always going out, and so some Beatles songs I never realized had lyrics until later.
 
2013-09-04 09:35:32 PM  
Added to check later
 
2013-09-04 09:37:37 PM  

Somaticasual: Actually, I really wanted some rye, but that crazy old guy gets you too drunk to continue the level..


I haven't thought about that game in years.

/What some rye?
//'course ya do!
 
2013-09-04 09:40:49 PM  

Snotnose: When I was a kid and you played a Beatles record, you could move the balance all the way to the left and hear the instruments, then all the way to the right to hear the vocals, and back to the center for some really crappy stereo imaging.


Always did wonder about that...and unless the music tech comes in about 20-30 years or so, there's probably no way you can remaster it to sound more like it should.
 
2013-09-04 09:45:52 PM  

Rwa2play: Snotnose: When I was a kid and you played a Beatles record, you could move the balance all the way to the left and hear the instruments, then all the way to the right to hear the vocals, and back to the center for some really crappy stereo imaging.

Always did wonder about that...and unless the music tech comes in about 20-30 years or so, there's probably no way you can remaster it to sound more like it should.


It's already been done. In mono. Like they were originally meant to be released. In mono.

Stereo "remixes" of early Beatles albums are bullshiat.
 
2013-09-04 09:52:19 PM  
There are no words. Except "holy shiat" or "exquisite" or "sploosh."

Only with semen.

What a huge treat.
 
2013-09-04 09:55:32 PM  
that's why they sound best in mono - at least up until the white album.SGT PEPPER

ftfy
 
2013-09-04 09:55:40 PM  
If it wasn't originally released in stereo, that is the Beatles themselves weren't part of the creation of that stereo mix, why would you want to listen to it in stereo?   As a 'what if' is about all that is worth.

We live in a high tech high definition world now but a lot of the good stuff was made low tech, that's just how it is.
 
2013-09-04 10:07:34 PM  
One of the best box sets ever:

a0.vsoh.com

a0.vsoh.com
 
2013-09-04 10:43:10 PM  

Kyosuke: One of the best box sets ever:


Yes! I thought I knew all of the Beatles albums - then I heard them in mono. I had never heard the true Sgt Pepper! The White Album! WOW!!
That is absolutely the best box I ever bought.
 
2013-09-04 10:45:59 PM  
Yes, yes I would like to hear that.

Is the link only not working for me?
 
2013-09-04 10:58:05 PM  
Preferred mixes

Please Please Me: mono
With The Beatles: mono
A Hard Day's Night: mono
Beatles For Sale: mono
Help!: mono
Rubber Soul: mono
Revolver: mono (though this is the first stereo mix worth a damn)
Sgt. Pepper: mono (stereo is strong, but lacks phasing effects on LSD, SLH is at wrong speed)
Magical Mystery Tour: stereo (mono mix is also strong, especially IATW)
White Album: stereo (though mono mix has unique mixes & effects worth hearing)

So for me, it's the mono box, then supplement with stereo releases from Revolver on, and you're pretty well set. Your mileage may vary, see dealer for details.
 
2013-09-04 10:59:05 PM  

zeronewbury: Had to add this, for anyone who hasn't seen it.  I don't know why, but it brings genuine tears of joy to me:   http://youtu.be/AAILqBg_cJo


I hadn't seen it, and I thank you for sharing it.
 
2013-09-04 11:09:11 PM  
Ok, audio nerds, why is there a piano and tambourine in Mean Mr Mustard, while the rest is vocals only?
 
2013-09-04 11:14:57 PM  
goosebumps.

the good kind.  :)
 
2013-09-04 11:32:09 PM  
Hah .. you can hear the mythic last note in HER MAJESTY
 
2013-09-04 11:34:01 PM  

NakedReporta: Preferred mixes

Please Please Me: mono
With The Beatles: mono
A Hard Day's Night: mono
Beatles For Sale: mono
Help!: mono
Rubber Soul: mono
Revolver: mono (though this is the first stereo mix worth a damn)
Sgt. Pepper: mono (stereo is strong, but lacks phasing effects on LSD, SLH is at wrong speed)
Magical Mystery Tour: stereo (mono mix is also strong, especially IATW)
White Album: stereo (though mono mix has unique mixes & effects worth hearing)

So for me, it's the mono box, then supplement with stereo releases from Revolver on, and you're pretty well set. Your mileage may vary, see dealer for details.


Weird, I've always heard the stereo and thought it was fine but now that you mention it, it does sound like it should be a tad slower in pace.
 
2013-09-04 11:37:23 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Ok, audio nerds, why is there a piano and tambourine in Mean Mr Mustard, while the rest is vocals only?


i'm guessing they did a sub mix and bounced the piano & tambo with the vocals to free up some other tracks for additional over dubs.  I don't recall if they were recording in 8 or 16 tracks for Abbey Road.

/ too lazy to look it up.
 
2013-09-05 12:14:01 AM  

Birnone: If it wasn't originally released in stereo, that is the Beatles themselves weren't part of the creation of that stereo mix, why would you want to listen to it in stereo?   As a 'what if' is about all that is worth.

We live in a high tech high definition world now but a lot of the good stuff was made low tech, that's just how it is.


the stereo remixes were made for all those damn Hi-Fi nerds and thier fancy quadrphonic turntables and what not.

also, that damn stereo, album oriented FM radio. bunch of god damn spaced out hippies, the lot of them.
 
2013-09-05 12:31:44 AM  
Thank you subz! Took the gf 500 miles to St. Louis awhile back to see Paul /she never had, and I was rewarded handsomely/ and he did the Abbey Road medley, along with deep cuts like Helter Skelter, and I've got a feeling. //Last time I saw him was early '90's and he was heavy on early stuff and Pepper. Nice find
 
2013-09-05 01:29:59 AM  
Wrong, subby! These are the best Beatles harmonies ever!
 
2013-09-05 02:15:03 AM  
I was just about to submit this. Good thing I checked here first!

/ goosebumps
// pairs well with a nice cabernet
 
2013-09-05 02:17:35 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Ok, audio nerds, why is there a piano and tambourine in Mean Mr Mustard, while the rest is vocals only?


Just to piss you off, buddy.

Just to piss you off.
 
2013-09-05 02:29:22 AM  
Bookmark
 
2013-09-05 03:03:36 AM  

Mulchpuppy: zeronewbury: Had to add this, for anyone who hasn't seen it.  I don't know why, but it brings genuine tears of joy to me:   http://youtu.be/AAILqBg_cJo

I hadn't seen it, and I thank you for sharing it.

Thanks for loving it
 
2013-09-05 03:45:44 AM  
^_^   (((Happy Beatle Geek Happiness)))
 
2013-09-05 03:48:14 AM  

ChiWhiteSox_56: Tyrone Slothrop: Ok, audio nerds, why is there a piano and tambourine in Mean Mr Mustard, while the rest is vocals only?

Just to piss you off, buddy.

Just to piss you off.


Almost certainly done during the vocal take in order to keep their timing straight while singing.
 
2013-09-05 04:09:39 AM  
I think it would be pretty rad to overlay the vocals on the music from Jay-Z's rap songs.
 
2013-09-05 04:26:16 AM  
I can't really tell If this a Beatles song in stereo or mono. Help?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
 
2013-09-05 06:47:28 AM  

edh4p3: Kyosuke: One of the best box sets ever:

Yes! I thought I knew all of the Beatles albums - then I heard them in mono. I had never heard the true Sgt Pepper! The White Album! WOW!!
That is absolutely the best box I ever bought.


Next you need Let It Be... Naked.
 
2013-09-05 09:19:41 AM  

padraig: I think it would be pretty rad to overlay the vocals on the music from Jay-Z's rap songs.


Like this?
 
2013-09-05 10:02:37 AM  

ArkAngel: The Beatles suck


linustechtips.com
 
2013-09-05 10:04:01 AM  
Not the Beatles (duh) but a great example of an isolated track is Entwistle's My Generation bass from Live at Leeds:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgfiW5XcOUw
 
2013-09-05 10:57:13 AM  

Ooba Tooba: Thank you subz! Took the gf 500 miles to St. Louis awhile back to see Paul /she never had, and I was rewarded handsomely/ and he did the Abbey Road medley, along with deep cuts like Helter Skelter, and I've got a feeling. //Last time I saw him was early '90's and he was heavy on early stuff and Pepper. Nice find


Last November? I was there too. Most amazing goddamn thing I have ever seen/heard.
 
2013-09-05 10:59:16 AM  

AeAe: Tyrone Slothrop: Ok, audio nerds, why is there a piano and tambourine in Mean Mr Mustard, while the rest is vocals only?

i'm guessing they did a sub mix and bounced the piano & tambo with the vocals to free up some other tracks for additional over dubs.  I don't recall if they were recording in 8 or 16 tracks for Abbey Road.

/ too lazy to look it up.


8, and they had just moved up from 4 not long before that.
 
2013-09-05 11:04:54 AM  
You too can do this at home with any high quality STEREO recording. It's called "left minus right" or "OOPSing". Here's a tutorial:

http://www.oocities.org/sunsetstrip/5964/oops.htm
 
2013-09-05 11:06:09 AM  

Snotnose: When I was a kid and you played a Beatles record, you could move the balance all the way to the left and hear the instruments, then all the way to the right to hear the vocals, and back to the center for some really crappy stereo imaging.


THIS^^ Remember doing this with Abbey Road in college on my roommate's stereo.

Get off my lawn.
 
2013-09-05 11:20:12 AM  
as much as i love the beatles, the best vocal isolations you will ever hear are those from the beach boys' pet sounds sessions. un-farking-believable.
 
2013-09-05 11:34:42 AM  

FlashHarry: as much as i love the beatles, the best vocal isolations you will ever hear are those from the beach boys' pet sounds sessions. un-farking-believable.


Thanks for this! Absolutely beautiful!
 
2013-09-05 04:08:56 PM  
Still can't get over the fact that they created all this in 6-7 years.
 
2013-09-05 04:23:33 PM  

MizzouGuy: Still can't get over the fact that they created all this in 6-7 years.


i find that mind-blowing. that they went from "she loves you" to "come together" in just 6 years - and were disbanded just a year later. shiat, most bands take that long to record their next album.
 
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