By Ariana does it again!!!!
Legends never die
By Friend of God j316I<3itdude!
All I wanted was the new 2018 mixes. These people want $70 for those plus all the demos and outtakes. No. I would have paid as high as $25 for the new mixes even though I already own the 2009 remasters on iTunes. I’m really disappointed. The CD price is even higher at $150. This album came out 50 years ago guys. We deserve better treatment than this. 4.5 stars for the new mixing job. 1 star for the pricing. So basically 3 stars.
Was this mixed for an iPhone?
Any time anyone remixes/re-intreprets/"modernizes" Beatle tunes, it's a fail. So is this. Just buy the original LP/CD/whatever and, if you don't like the sound, do whatever EQ you like. It will sound better than this. The bass and kickdrum has an annoying hollow, boomy sound that is very annoying on any speakers other than the built-ins on a phone! :(
Feeling Sorry For Some...
I have read some of the one and two star rating write ups and feel sorry for those who don’t get it. They are free to spend their money on “new pop,” or Miley Cyrus...and leave these tracks to those of us who love, recognize and appreciate real music. It’s a history collection, and a privilege to be allowed to hear so much of went into this classic gift to music lovers. I look forward to Let It Be and Abbey Road 50.
To bad they don’t offer all songs for single sale 12 minute song that you want you have to pay $69.00 for what a shame.
Long Live the White Album
The remastered version enhances the overall experience! It’s like hearing “Blackbird” for the first time.
I find it amusing the comments that this collection of remixed songs is too expensive. Simple solution: Don't buy it or choose the cheaper version with just the remixes and no demo recordings. Also, the ones that critize the White Album would be better as a single LP with just the top songs, clearly does not understand the whole free art expression of the late 60's. Art is art, good or bad, and a bad Beatle song is miles above the standard of most popular artists.
Just like in Sgt. Pepper, Giles Martin brings out the sonority of each instrument and vocal the way they are meant to be heard. With the Pepper, I realized bass lines and guitar licks that were muffled in the original mixes due to technical limitations of the time.
And for the guy who said he would give to his grandparents this "outdated and old songs", I must say that those will be very happy grandparents. What a great grandson!
White Album 3 CD 2018 remix
By Cincy Jim
A CD player with an audiophile stand alone DAC makes remasters so much better. Giles Martin takes this remix
White Album to the next sound quality Rubber Soul,Revolver, and Magical Mystery Tour needs to remixed.
We NEED a Harrison/Lomax SOUR MILK SEA!!!
By That One Guy!
Jackie Lomax's rock version of "Sour Milk Sea" is great! George, Paul and Ringo all played on it in 1968. And now that more people are discovering that song with George Harrison's Esher demo on this White Album 50th, now it's time for Jackie Lomax to do a 50th Anniversary of his 1969 album, "Is This What You Want?", with a bonus track where George's vocals from a "Sour Milk Sea" demo is mixed in with the instrumental of Jackie's version, which George, Paul and Ringo all play on. (There's a better bootleg demo than the demo on this Esher disc. This Esher demo is better sound quality, but the bootleg demo has louder vocals and more of a punch, so all they need to do is bring that demo up to the same sound quality as this Esher demo, so it's not the poor bootleg quality.) There are plenty of fan-made Harrison/Lomax versions of "Sour Milk Sea" on the internet, but it would be AMAZING to have an actual professional mix done from the original source tapes rather than the low-quality bootlegs out there. Mott The Hoople did the same thing in 2006 with "All The Young Dudes". Yes, David Bowie has his own version of that song, but the most famous version is the one from Mott The Hoople, and in 2006, they had a bonus track where they removed Ian Hunt's vocals and put in David Bowie's vocals with their version which everyone knows. Jackie Lomax should do the same thing with George's vocals on a bonus track. Now is the time to do it with the White Album 50th fresh on everyone's minds!
Bring back iTunes LP!
By Rhett's Synthroom
Giles and team did a wonderful job.
Sad that iTunes LP is gone. I enjoyed the extras, especially on past Beatle purchases. Would have been 5 stars... will have to purchase elsewhere to get any extras/visual-photos/liner notes/artwork/essays. I enjoyed the videos that came with the past box sets too.
Search YouTube “iTunes LP” to enjoy Steve Jobs enthusiasm for this. I agree with his point: “we can deliver amazing rich content digitally and that’s what we’re doing with iTunes LP”.
Discontinuing this was a step backwards ... please bring iTunes LP back.