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Rubber Soul (Original Recording Remastered)

Artist: The Beatles

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  A missed opotunity

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I read another review stating that I have reviewed every Beatles album and gone on about the mixes, I have not, I have reviewed just five, two Abbey road and the White album I make no comments on the stereo mix because it is great. The yellow submarine song-track I praised for a brilliant mix. Now back in the sixties stereo was a fad, and as has been stated time and time again, the Beatles had no involvement with these mixes so like many i was so hoping that this primative stereo mixing would be sorted out, but to my great dissapointment it has not. This is such a shame I was so looking forward to these re issued remasters and can't understand why this has not been corrected. It is possible and George Martin did re balance these albums but they were rejected by Apple. On the yellow submarine songtrack the songs were all balanced with voices in the centre and they sounded great. As this has not been done you really do have to question if it is worth re buying the early albums. The music is still great but what a missed opotunity. Now many will say this is how they are suposed to sound, well my argument here is that even john Lennon went on record saying "I can't understand why the vocals were on oine channel and instrument son the other". By the time Rubber soul came along th eBeales had been recording on four track equipment, and bouncing down, a term where you cobine tacks together so you have another spare. Now only a few tracks on rubber soul required this, listen to nowhere Man on the Yellow Submarine soundtrack, it sounds fantastic, full and vibrant. Nothing was lost in the sound all that happend was the instruments and voices were placed correctly in the stereo spectrum. All in all the best re-issue would have been a remaster of the stereo version, a Mono mix and then a rebalanced stereo mix, keeping everyone happy. I just have a feeling in ten years time this may well happen. Rubber soul maybe one of the best Beatles albums but in this day of headphones and I players its a very difficult mix to listen too what a shame

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  Classic remaster

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This is were the beatles started to mature and less poppy. Great album but not solid through out, there are a few track that are just dull and lifeless (Michelle,What Goes On,
Girl), but then there are some classics (Drive My Car,Norwegian Wood,Nowhere Man). The next 5 albums they did were classics through out though!

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  Masterpiece

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This album doesn't sound drastically different to the original CD release, however it is much easier to pick out individual sounds (e.g. a cough at the beginning of 'You won't see me'.

Definately one of their best albums.

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  The Beatles Rubber Soul

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Just the best album ever! The Beatles at their best.No more to say.

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