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Re: Lennon Doesn't Like 'Hype'

Posted by **Beatles Fan Robert** on Jun 27, 2017 at 2:42:32 PM:
In Reply to: Re: Lennon Doesn't Like 'Hype' posted by **Beatles Fan Robert** on Jun 27, 2017 at 2:24:59 PM:

*****Alright it's make believe time. So John is still alive & makes a few comments about the "new Pepper". Ehile it's o.k Lennon went on to reiterate that it's not even his favorite album. " but it's on the charts so I guess it was better than I think of it."
**** I could picture John saying "Ah the new remix is alright but you still haven't heard Pepper until you've heard it in mono."
**** If John had remained cynical I could see him suggesting that every Beatle album wasn't quite as good as it was made out to be.:) But in the last few years of his life he was becoming more pro Beatles again so I think he would've lightened up about The Beatles.
***I'm not sure that by the time he was in his 70's he would have given a damn, but that's just me. A better question is, was it at all necessary, and if it was, why the hell didn't they remix all the albums when releasing the so called definitive box set in 2009? Or was it all a cynical money grab to put more into the surviving member and widows (not to say the sons) coffers? Does anyone think that EMI/Apple could give a damn about what they are doing to the George Martin albums? They are historic relics as it is - I still wonder what sales will be like in the year 2050.
** Well as long as George Martin's original stereo mix remains in print I guess it isn't totally tampering with history. We'll see if all the albums end up getting the remix treatment. Something tells me they will but over time. In other words Apple will wait until there is some kind of Anniversary to put them out in remixed form.
*I think the G. Martin mixed albums will bite the dust. A shame. He did the most with what he had at the time, so historically they are important. He was also very conservative in his use of volume, allowing the music to come through and not overwhelm the lyrics. The 2009 mono box set validates that, and to me is the best version, very faithful to his vision...and the sound is pristine. Of course it is out of Japan, so it makes sense that it is.
*Perhaps they should maintain some type of vintage box set for the old timers or collectors who want to hear them like the rest of us did in the 60's. But I have the feeling that they will be forgotten relics.

And I should add that by that I meant the vinyl albums, not the inferior CDs, which were like all first generation CDs not too good by today's standards). People should be aware that the reissued vinyl albums are not the same at all, they are just the 2009 CDs reissued on vinyl.

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