Finally heard the original mono mixes, from the remastered set of a couple of years ago,
and was totally blown away by how much better they are than the stereo mixes I've been
listening to all my life. Not just a bit better, but massively, ridiculously better, to my
ears at least. Stuff like Paperback Writer just roars out of the speakers (well, speaker,
actually!) the drums are loud and trashy, their is sooooo much more ambience on all the
tracks (the exact opposite of what you'd sort of expect). And of course some, like Lucy
in the Sky, are just massively different--phasing on the entire lead vocal for example. I
know what I'm asking Father Christmas for, this year, that's for sure.
else had this kind of revelation?
And now the question: is it just because they
spent more time on the mono mixes, which is well-documented. Or is mono actually a better
medium for rock n roll than stereo? Discuss.
"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge" Charles Darwin.