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Studio Sessions 1962-1969 In Spectral Stereo


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Another concept of “MONOLONGER” by Lord Reith that realized shocking stereoization of BBC radio sound source, it is another take that has been officially released, session scenery, or an unofficial rare sound source I tried to make a stereo recording of a monaural recording or a monophonic recording only. The “STUDIO SESSIONS 1962-1969: IN SPECTRAL STEREO” is a compilation of these two discs. Although the content is a stereo feeling that is easy to understand compared to the simultaneous release “BBC SESSIONS 1963-1964: IN SPECTRAL STEREO”, it is still very enjoyable content.
First of all, the first disc is full of rare studio takes and sessions that were officially released. The core of that is the takes that were recorded in each “ANTHOLOGY” series. It is natural that the sound source before and after the debut was originally a monaural recording, but above all, it is goosebumps that has been reborn into a wonderful stereo state from the sound source of the EMI audition recorded at the beginning. Who would have predicted that the day would come when that Pete Best would hit the drums on a stereo version of “Love Me Do”? With the current technology of demixing, instruments can be naturally separated up to this point. In the same way, even the oldest recording takes such as “How Do You Do It” and “Please Please Me” have been made into stereo.
However, on the first disc, the demix realized by Lord Reith shows its true value in the session scenery from 1964 to around 65 years and another take heard in each “ANTHOLOGY”. It was strange that they were all remixed in monaural or near monaural. Lord Reith who turned his attention to each sound source was made into stereo. Not only that, for example, in Take 2 of “Kansas City”, the glaring echo that was made when recording “ANTHOLOGY 1” was eliminated, and as a bonus, the back chorus transplanted from the album version (Take 1) was completely erased. Although it did not reach the goal, it has suppressed it considerably, and the efforts to return to the state at the time of the original session are tearful.
On the other hand, “Can’t Buy Me Love” take 1 is still a take that can only be heard from the playback sound source that picked up the sound from the studio speakers (so-called the audience recording status in the studio), but let’s make it stereo I was surprised because I showed it as

Regarding the second disc, we have realized the rare take stereo that has been widely spread through unofficial items for a long time, but from a mania’s point of view, this may come as a surprise. For example, if it was said that the stage before overdubbing was done in “Your Mother Should Know” and “I Am The Walrus” heard in the old yellow dog “ACATATES” was stereoized, that alone would be intriguing. It is sure to be done, and there is no doubt that they will be surprised by the finish reborn into stereo. The latest version of “It’s All Too Much” complete version and “Revolution 1” long version, which appeared about 10 years ago and drew maniacs, are now in stereo.
By sewing those gaps, we are trying to make even the most maniac sound source stereo in each of the first and second pieces, and it is different from the vocal of “Help!” which is famous for being heard only in the original movie sound. Take, based on a recording of the Beatles recording of Paul’s Sila Black’s “Step Inside Love” rehearsal (this is another awesome separation!) or when Ringo sang on George Martin’s TV show. “Octopus’s Garden” is a stereo version of another version, and the mania’s unique commitment is one of the arrival points of the “SPECTRAL STEREO” challenge that Lord Reith has released so far.
And even in the latest official Deluxe Edition series, even though it is not as “ANTHOLOGY” as before, some of the sound sources have been made into a stereo that is a monophonic finish. For example, a session sound source of “SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND” such as “A Day In The Life” in “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” or “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” that George played alone Perfectly stereo. Furthermore, Lord Reith, who was dissatisfied with the finish of the version released last year, was able to reborn “Come And Get It” with a wonderful sense. Even though it is a different take or session in stereo, it can be enjoyed by beginners and enthusiasts alike!

BBCラジオ音源の衝撃的なステレオ化を実現してみせたLord Reithによる「MONOLONGER」もう一つのコンセプト、それはオフィシャルにリリースされている別テイクやセッション風景、あるいはアンオフィシャルに広まっているレア音源の中でモノラル録音、あるいはモノラル化された状態のものしかないものを徹底的にステレオ化してみせたこと。それらを二枚のディスクにまとめたのがこちらの「STUDIO SESSIONS 1962-1969: IN SPECTRAL STEREO」。その内容は同時リリースとなる「BBC SESSIONS 1963-1964: IN SPECTRAL STEREO」に負けじと分かりやすいステレオ感でありながら、それでいて非常に楽しめる内容なのです。
まず一枚目のディスクには、オフィシャルでリリースされていたレアなスタジオテイクやセッションのステレオ化がぎっしり。その中核となるのは各「ANTHOLOGY」シリーズに収録されていたテイク。デビュー前後の音源が元からモノラル録音なのは当たり前なのですが、中でも冒頭に収録されたEMIオーディションの音源からして見事なステレオ状態に生まれ変わっているのには鳥肌モノ。あのピート・ベストがドラムを叩いたバージョンの「Love Me Do」をステレオで聞ける日が来るなど、誰が予想したでしょうか?今のデミックスの技術は、ここまで楽器を自然に分離させられるのですね。同じように「How Do You Do It」や「Please Please Me」最古の録音テイクまでもがしっかりステレオ化されているのです。
しかし一枚目のディスクにおいてLord Reithが実現させたデミックスが真価を発揮するのは、各「ANTHOLOGY」で聞かれた1964年から65年辺りまでのセッション風景や別テイク。それらはどれもモノラル、あるいはモノラルに近い状態でリミックスされていたのが不思議でした。そこに目を付けたLord Reithが各音源を見事にステレオ化。それだけではありません、例えば「Kansas City」のテイク2では「ANTHOLOGY 1」収録時に施されたギラギラとしたエコーを排し、おまけにアルバム・バージョン(テイク1)から移植されたバックコーラスも完全に消すまでには至らなかったものの、かなり抑えており、元のセッション時の状態へと戻してみせた努力が涙ぐましい。
一方で「Can’t Buy Me Love」のテイク1は未だにスタジオのスピーカーから音を拾ったプレイバック音源(いわばスタジオでのオーディエンス録音状態)でしか聞かれないテイクですが、それまでもステレオ化しようとしてみせたのだから驚き。

二枚目のディスクに関しては古くからアンオフィシャルなアイテムを通して広まったレア・テイクのステレオ化を実現させているのですが、マニアからするとこちらの方がグッと来るかもしれません。例えばイエロードッグ古の名盤「ACATATES」で聞かれた「Your Mother Should Know」や「I Am The Walrus」でオーバーダビングが施される前の段階がステレオ化されたと言えば、それだけでも興味をそそられることでしょうし、なおかつそれらがステレオへと生まれ変わった仕上がりに驚かされること間違いなし。もう少し最近の発掘となる「It’s All Too Much」コンプリート・バージョンや、今から約10年前に登場してマニアの話題をさらった「Revolution 1」ロング・バージョンのステレオ化がまた見事な仕上がり。
それらの合間を縫って、一枚目と二枚目それぞれで非常にマニアックな音源までもステレオ化に挑んでおり、オリジナルの映画音声でしか聞かれないことで有名な「Help!」のボーカル別テイク、ポールがシラ・ブラックに送った「Step Inside Love」の稽古場面(これがまた見事な分離度!)あるいはリンゴがジョージ・マーティンのテレビ番組に出演して歌う際にビートルズの録音をベースに作られた「Octopus’s Garden」別バージョンまでステレオ化してみせるなど、マニアならではのこだわりはLord Reithがこれまでリリースしてきた「SPECTRAL STEREO」チャレンジにおける一つの到達点と呼べるほど。
そして最近のオフィシャルにおけるデラックス・エディション・シリーズでも「ANTHOLOGY」時ほどではないにせよ、いくつかの音源ではモノラルな状態の仕上がりとなっていたテイクにまでステレオ化を敢行。例えば「Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)」に「A Day In The Life」といった「SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND」のセッション音源、あるいはジョージが一人で弾き語った「While My Guitar Gently Weeps」もばっちりステレオ化。さらには昨年リリースされたバージョンの仕上がりに不満を覚えたLord Reithが「Come And Get It」を見事なセンスで生まれ変わらせるなど、これまで以上に聞きどころの連続。別テイクやセッションのステレオ化でありながら、それでいて初心者からマニアまで楽しめる内容はさすが!


Disc 1 (79:09)
01. Love Me Do (6th June 1962)
02. Besame Mucho (6th June 1962)
03. Love Me Do (4th September 1962)
04. How Do You Do It (take 2)
05. Please Please Me (11th September 1962)
06. Can’t Buy Me Love (take 1)
07. You Can’t Do That (take 6)
08. And I Love Her (take 2)
09. A Hard Day’s Night (take 1)
10. I’ll Be Back (takes 2-3)
11. No Reply (demo)
12. You Know What To Do (demo)
13. Leave My Kitten Alone (take 5 no piano-tambourine)
14. Leave My Kitten Alone (take 5)
15. No Reply (take 2)
16. Eight Days A Week (take 4)
17. Kansas City (take 2)
18. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away (takes 1,2,5)
19. It’s Only Love (takes 2,3)
20. That Means A Lot (take 1)
21. Help! (vocals recorded at CTS Studios)
22. I’m Only Sleeping (demo take 1)
23. I’m Only Sleeping (vibes rehearsal)
24. Got To Get You Into My Life (take 5)
25. Here, There And Everywhere (take 7)
26. Sgt Pepper Reprise (take 5)
27. Sgt Pepper Reprise (take 8)
28. A Day In The Life (take 1)
29. A Day In The Life (take 2)
30. A Day In The Life (take 6 RM 1)
31. Sgt Pepper Reprise (take 5 with bass from take 9)

Disc 2 (77:53)
01. All You Need Is Love (live broadcast version)
02. It’s All Too Much (complete version)
03. The Fool On The Hill (take 4)
04. Your Mother Should Know (acetate mix)
05. Aerial Tour Instrumental (acetate mix)
06. I Am The Walrus (acetate mix)
07. Hello Goodbye (take 1)
08. Across The Universe (hums wild mix)
09. Revolution 1 (take 20)
10. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (acoustic rehearsal)
11. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (acoustic take 1)
12. Not Guilty (take 102)
13. Dear Prudence (complete version)
14. Step Inside Love (Paul, George Martin and Cilla Black)
15. Isn’t It A Pity (demo)
16. Octopus’s Garden (unknown take)
17. Come And Get It (take 1)
18. You Know My Name, Look Up The Number (complete version)

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