Just say 'No" to this mix! :(
There is too much tubby-sounding bass to be listenable. Sounds like it was optimized for listening on a computer or iphone with the built in speakers. With any sort of bass-capable transducers the sound just ends up sort of a constant boom, boom, boom in the low end with no definition at all. Too annoying to listen to. Basically, it sounds as if they eliminated the attack on the kick drum and bass guitar, leaving only the "THRUM." Seems like you'd have to TRY in order to make the bass frequencies that bad.
The rest of the frequency range sounds pretty good and if it wasn't for that boomy bass, I'd like the remix attempt. But for the majority of songs - all the uptempo ones and a few of the slower ones, that boominess makes it unlistenable for me.
Frankly, you can EQ the original yourself album and end up with better sound.
Timeless Classic Re-Born!!
By SATCH 1962
I was 6-years old when I first heard this album....YES....album!! My sister bought it and always played it. A wide brush of artisitic perfection. It contains such a braod range of musical approaches that it boggles the mind. Love this album and it captures the essence of how talented these men were at that time.
This is such an updated sound and expression that the first issue missed due to limitations of technology at the time!!!
Holy smokes this is great!
By Moak n smoke
What a great remastering of this iconic album! Just brilliant and truly brings out the instruments in such a way that it's like we're hearing it all fresh again! Bravo!
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!
O. M. G.
By Neal Downe
Suddenly, this is my new favorite album. Now, nothing against George Martin, at all - he was a meticulously professional music producer from the Sixties, and he was working with the technology available at the time. He did a brilliant job with what he had to work with, and it will last longer than almost everything else produced in that era. His son, Giles, however, has taken these recordings and completely rejuvenated them - it sounds like a brand-new album, recorded just this year. This version of "The Beatles" is every bit as deep, rich and nuanced as "Sgt. Pepper" was back in the day. I sat down to give it a listen - because I'm the kind of person who still does that - and I was so immersed in the masterful reworking of this music that I didn't realize we had reached "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" until Jonh's shout of "Ay-o!"... and I was completely destroyed. I can only hope that Mr. Martin the Younger has his sights set on reworking the entire Beatles catalog. (Please?) A note: I'm basing this review solely on the album as released. All you completists can grovel over the alternate takes, outtakes and rejects all you want, but there's a reason that the songs were released (or not!) in their original form. (Just sayin')
November 9, November 9, November 9...
It's the White Album; it was at least going to be passable.
In the end, it turned out great! The Esher demos are a neat bonus feature, too.
Best Beatle LP
Has anyone heard "Carnival of Light"? Only a few people have. I heard there's a reason for it.....
All Beatles Updates Are Great
Say what you will but I love anything they put it out ... it is not up to we the public to decide what version is best yada yada, to have new versions is to have more to love if you ask me. The mixes are excellent.
Ignore the bad reviews
I'm not sure what's wrong with the previous reviewers. This is INCREDIBLE. If you were wow'd by the sgt pepper updated stereo mixes, these are even better. The mix is RIGHT up front, listen to "while my guitar gently weeps" to see what I mean.
I could have done with just the remastered album without the extras, but 24$ is a fair price. If you're a true fan-BUY IT.
I love the Beatles but this is not it it’s just all the songs live... disappointment