JWB wrote:What don't you like about the Beatles remasters Luke? They're a little heavy in the upper mids (so is the original UK vinyl) but otherwise they're superb.
I honestly haven't listening to the whole catalog thoroughly, but...:
- The stereo Thank You Girl sounds positively *dreadful*. Rolled off high end, terrible midrange.
- AHDN stereo is a mess. Messed up intro of the title track, narrowed, and (IMO) crummy EQ that puts a blanket over what can be a very "live" sounding mix.
Some things are better/worse than others, but my general feeling is they often unnecessarily tried to "punch things up", while at the same time ignoring (intentionally?) EQ sore points.
I find the sound of the mono box enjoyable enough, although for the most part it doesn't "wow" me. For example, my thought on Rubber Soul was "couldn't this be a bit clearer or realistic sounding?" My recollection is the version on Soul Sessions might actually be a hair nicer sounding.
Is there something in particular you feel is a significant improvement over the original CDs?