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Initial post: Nov 18, 2012 8:08:03 PM PST
DKPete says: has anyone gotten it or any of the albums individually?? I've been going through the box-in no particular order-scritinizing the album sides one by one and have some definitive conclusions-but I'm dying to hear the thoughts of others first.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 11:25:41 PM PST
KBIC says:
Not even going to bother getting it. I have my copies of the albums, good or bad, I really don't need another set.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 6:35:36 AM PST
MC says:
I'm going to get it , one way or another, one of these days......

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 3:16:55 PM PST
DKPete says:
Hi guys. KBIC, I perfectly understand where you're coming from; I have so many variations on the entire catalog that it would probably make even the most dedicated fans cringe.

That said, and this is to you as well MC, while there are a number of great sounding versions of The Beatles vinyl releases out there, this set-for the most part (but, no, not 100%) contains the best sounding ones.

It is not a perfect set either sound wise or as pressings go (despite the touting of EMI). But again, it all depends on the individual and for varying reasons. I just wanted to compare my thoughts with others that may have gotten it (or any of the individual LP's).

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 2:45:10 PM PST
KBIC says:
I am on board with you though. It is not that I don't want it. I just can't afford it and when I can there will probably be none left.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 1:30:34 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2012 1:37:14 PM PST
David Barry says:
. . . individual titles are cheaper to get than the box anyway, unless one *really* wants the book and the box. For me, that was not overly important, though if they ever offer the book, or the box itself for that matter, on it's own then I would absolutely eventually get it based on everything I've heard/read about the quality of the book and the box.

I pre-ordered "A Hard Day's Night" Through "Abbey Road" for about $19 each - U.K. pressings all - from Amazon seller "ImportCDs" and could not be happier with them. Cliche' or not, I really "Do" hear parts of the music spectrum that I have not ever heard before which, frankly, I was not expecting to the extent that it occurred. Just wonderful *beautiful* pressings. (I'll pick up the remaining titles one by one over the coming weeks/months.)

When it comes to certain bands on Capitol, and a few other domestic labels, I always try to get the U.K. pressings if the cost is the same or only a buck or two more because most of the companies Capitol outsources their pressings to simply leaves a lot to be desired.

"ImportCDs", out of California, are simply great in that when you place an order for an LP(s) their default, if available, is to always ship a U.K. copy without the buyer even having to ask. Better yet they do not charge any sort of premium - that I've ever seen - for this service. They even ship in Amazon LP packaging which "I" think is the best packaging for LPs currently in existence. Being in "The Northeast Kingdom" of Vermont I obviously have no affiliation with "ImportCDs"; I'm just very much a long term fan of theirs. (BTW: For the most part they also follow the Amazon return/refund policies with no questions asked. Just Wonderful.)

On the whole the sound/soundstage - not to mention the shear warmth and clarity - of these new Beatles albums make most, but not all, virtually obsolete except, of course, for nostalgia/collector purposes. I do still prefer my U.K. 1st pressing of Abbey Road over the new one . . . . but not by a whole helluva lot. For me - *hearing* is believing, but as always "Mileage may vary" depending on the person.

~I wish everyone as happy a Thanksgiving as possible,

Posted on Nov 23, 2012 11:47:33 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 23, 2012 11:50:13 AM PST
NightRyder says:
I have individual copies of A Hard Days Night and Past Masters, I cleaned them before playing on my Nitty Gritty 1.5, they are reasonably quiet between songs but certainly not up to the standards of say QRP or RTI. At least they have poly lined sleeves. I have a complete set of Beatles Japanese Red Wax Mono pressings, nothing I've ever heard can surpass them for lack of hiss, pops, clicks etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2012 2:13:16 PM PST
DKPete says:
NightRyder, I have three of the mono red Japanese vinyls-they are without a doubt three of the quietest LP's I own.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 4:06:19 PM PST
NightRyder says:
DKP - Quality vinyl makes a huge difference, it's a shame EMI decided to use a pressing plant with a poor record (no pun intended ;-) ) of quality control. The Beatles catalog deserves much better.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2012 9:06:30 AM PST
Do you have a link to their sales site, and how expensive is the postage coming here? Last Lp mailers I sent overseas (a few trading buddies), cost me something like $15 for 1-2.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 8:49:31 PM PST
John Beacham says:
would amazon pplleeaassee seperate the new beatles vinyl reviews from reviews of the cd version!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 5:09:21 AM PST
KBIC says:
Probably not but can't stop you from complaining.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 2:48:34 AM PST
Billy Music says:
Just reorder the reviews chronologically. The 2012 ones will be about the vinyls, undoubtedly.
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