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    Ymaginatif

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    Mono versus Stereo: how to spot the differences

    Post by Ymaginatif on Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:45 am

    This is the most comprehensive guide (that I have found on the Web) on the differences between mono and stereo mixes of the Beatles' songs:

    Code:
    http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/beatles/

    for example:
    "Thank You Girl" - the stereo mix has harmonica parts that the mono mix does not have!

    "Sgt. Peppers" - The lead guitar starting around "I don't really want to stop the show" is louder in mono, barely there in stereo. The crowd noise differs between the two and the crossfade is less well hidden in mono.

    "The Inner Light" - During the opening instrumental section, a mystery instrument that may be a shehnai is different and better in mono: in its first section, it is stronger, lasts longer, and rises at the end, where in stereo it is less complex and trails off. If the mono version is using some sort of edit piece or overdub, which seems likely, they missed it when doing the stereo mix two years later.

    This guide is a must for those of you who are going to give the mono remasters box a try. (Look here for help!)

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