The rest appeared in the original mono. The mix down machine ran too fast so when the master played back for the lacquer cutting on a machine running at the correct speed, the tape played back too slow. No wonder the original album sounded thick and slightly muddy! No matter, we love mono!
In any case, the goal here was to give you the originals, with minor fixes where needed. So all of the archival and correction work done in applies to these vinyl reissues. Here's Part II. These new clear disks do not. I compared the black individual release of Beggars Banquette that I purchased last year- with the clear reissue and found their sound tilted up.
The transients are emphased over the body. I prefer the black. Since their is no DSD label and no source is described, I can only say that it's apparently different and sounds different. To me it sounds like body was removed rather than high frequency detail added. The DSD labeled has as much high frequency info. I think the missing DSD coupled with the clear vinyl confuses things unnecessarily. I mean if the DSD label were there then I'd have to assume that this new " clarity " was a result of lack of iron in the record.
I asked Micheal last year if he could find out if the individual albums were the same as those found in the set, but no one from ABKCO responded to his inquiry. Agree with the sound on the box set being somewhat better than the vinyl issues.
They do, I have a few of the issues and comparing them, the box set sounds a bit better. Whatever was done this time around. In any case, the sound overall on the box set is great, another happy buyer and high recommendation. Mono vs. To my understanding, the Chess recorded tracks. The mixes were all real stereo.
The mono mixes are to the best of my knowledge ALL fold downs. Good folds, but folds nonetheless. That was another great thing about the cleanup and reissue, the Chess stuff became widely available for the first time in real stereo.
And some of it is really great sounding. Consider that for early Stones, the Chess stuff was recorded in real stereo, folded down to mono by Decca, sent to the U. So the "reprocessed for stereo" on the early U. Plus some wierd phase shifting To get an original of Beggars Banquet sounding stellar, use Feitchers "platter speed" iPhone App to speed your platter speed up to 34rpm. It's a revelation, apart from "Sympathy" which now really cooks and burns, check out Stray cat blues and No expectations.
Mick must be a little bit embarrased now about Stray cat blues. When was the last time that was played live??? There is an anecdote about the or maybe earlier tour, Keith or Ronny suggested doing Stray cat blues for a few of the smaller club shows, Micks response, "there is no fucking way we are doing that one!!.
I'm ashamed to say that it's too early in the morning for me to locate a later airing, but it may have been played at a club show after that - more energetic fans can suss it out. Mick has upgraded the lyrics so that the girl is now 16 instead of 13 - I'm sure that these days she sports a thong and a lumbar tattoo as well. The L'Olympia version is up on YouTube, officially permitted.
The world has changed a bit since At a bare minimum I can represent with a high degree of confidence that you will not be disappointed with sound quality.
I have to confess, I bought these sets as much to review my own life as to review the Stones' legacy. As a late baby-boomer, I can remember when and where I bought most of these albums some at the time of their release, some later.
Each album brings back good memories, and I can remember well the concerts where the Stones played many of these songs. Some people contend the later albums are not "classics. It takes a decade, or maybe even two, before a Stones' album sinks in, and then it finally does emerge as yet another classic. All told, these two boxes contain a better representation of the "soundtrack of my life" than all my other hundreds of LPs and thousands of CDs. This is the core, the nucleus, the genesis.
I had my original collection of the Stones entire catalog stolen by my wonderfully thoughtful ex-wife and never dreamed I would see an affordable new collection again. I considered purchasing the albums separately and found the asking price to be unreasonable and shocking. Do the math,if you consider the cost of each album new if you can find it , this box set is reasonably priced. Remastered on thick gram vinyl with a rich warm sound. The records are stored in a sturdy,colorful,thick box. The album covers and art work are faithfully reproduced.
A few exceptions, no post cards from Exile, and no poster from Emotional Rescue. I may be missing a few other notes I'm not a Stones expert, but overall a great buy for the Stones fan who must have everything. All sleeve inserts are reproduced from original issues on thicker more durable paper. As a poster stated earlier I do recommend storing each album in a vinyl sleeve as the matted covers are easily marked up.
The copy of Bigger Bang in my set actually showed faint wear. Probably due to shipping and the weight of the 14 albums closely pressed together. Great collection! Excellent quality and presentation value. Very well done and Amazon has a decent price on it. I have read some complaints about packaging with this set but, I don't quite understand any dissatisfaction with it.
I guess if you were expecting a real zipper on "Fingers" or changeable faces on "Some Girls" you'll be let down. I wasn't interested in that. I have original copies with those features. I wanted remastered recordings on vinyl with dead silent backgrounds and I got it, in spades.
I would recommend this box to anyone. I am probably going to pick up the other box with the early stuff and mono recordings next. I purchased this for my significant other this past Christmas!
He was very pleased. The packaging was nice and arrived promptly. It sounds great too! I was glad to get the better deal. Yea, it is a bit pricy but is sounds much better than the CD's ever have or will. Well worth the money for old school Stones fans or anyone who wants a superior sounding Stones catalog.
I compared them to some original releases and these are better. One person found this helpful. Overall the set is kind of a letdown. After listening to the vinyl it is apparent that 16 bit digital masters were used. How do I know this? Because compared to the original pressings there is no 3D depth to the recording.
The vinyl is quieter but it just doesn't sound as alive with 3D stereo imaging as the original pressings. Drum cymbals sound lifeless like CD. You would think they could have least used a 24 bit digital master which at least has some depth. Too bad they could not have use the original analog tapes for the earlier albums.
Obviously who ever did this just didn't care. As far as the packaging and artwork is concerned I don't have a problem with it. The records has an excellent sound quality, however the covers and prints are very poor. But the collection in general is a great purchase for any Rolling Stones fans who wants to enjoy their music in vinyl.
See all reviews. The Singles — is a box set compilation of singles by The Rolling Stones spanning the years to A sequel of sorts to ABKCO's three boxes of singles replicas from the band's first decade Singles — , Singles — , Singles — , Universal's The Singles: — is a disc box set consisting of tracks as single replicas of both sleeves and labels for every 45 the Rolling Stones released between Sticky Fingers and A Bigger Bang.
The error was fixed in a subsequent edition. All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards , except where noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Rolling Stones.
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