Beatles / White Album US Compressed Mix A 28 Matrix Needledrop / 2CDR

Beatles / White Album US Compressed Mix A 28 Matrix Needledrop / 2CDR / Non Label

Withdraw White Album 1968 Us 1st Issue Compressed Mix.

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Withdrawn White Album 1968 US 1st Issue, Compressed Mix

A needledrop from an A-28 matrix pressing of the White Album

The Beatles’ masterpiece “White Album” has a famous episode on the American edition. It was given the opportunity for George, who had come to the U.S. just before the completion of the album, to listen to the lacquer board for the release that Capitol Records had originally prepared, but when he asked him, he was outraged at the finish and ordered the album to be remastered just before the release. This incident was reported in the fan club bulletin Beatles Monthly, etc., and it was a fact known from that time.
However, the tail fin begins to attach to this story, and the rumor that “The mix seems to be different” comes to be whispered. In fact, yahoo wisdom bag etc. also went up to the agenda of the question, but from the result, it was not a mix difference but a “mastering difference”.
Even though George put out NG, the record was also pressed from the first stamper (“A-28”) just before the release, and it hit the market even though there were only a few. Of course, it turned into a rare item of mania drooping, and the winning bid price of the megarea version which was touted as “LOST HARRISON WHITE ALBUM” on e-bay since the beginning of this year has gone up to 640,000 yen.

But thankfully, the mania who owns this megalea board made it a file and published it on the net. That’s the gift CD-R. Certainly, there is no difference in mix if you ask. However, the texture of the sound is completely different, and it is more and more different than the current remastered CD and distribution. It was only called “Compressed Mix”, and the separation is not as clear as the current sound source remastered with modern technology, and it has a really analog finish.
It’s true that the overall texture is rough, and i’m sure George didn’t like this point. However, since the original recording is a rough album (laughs), it is also true that this is a sound quality that can be enjoyed enough with this.
Of course, the difference is easy to understand when you compare it around “While My Guitar Gotly Weeps” including the opening “Back In The U.S.S.R.” or the album’s second “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Best Me And My Monkey”, but surprisingly surprising “Martha My” “Dear” sounds powerful, and it may have seemed strange from George’s point of view. For example, I think that the difference is easier to understand when you compare listening to the delivery version on your smartphone by capturing this.
Unfortunately, the mix was not a different version, but you can still easily enjoy mastering a different heretic existence. And above all, it is a luxurious gift CD-R that is sure to come in handy for maniacs that you can listen to the megarea initial press of the work that is very difficult to obtain easily. Please try the american edition white album of the illusion in this item by all means.

一応ジョージがNGを出したとはいえ、リリース直前で最初に作られたスタンパー(”A-28”)からレコードもプレスされており、ごく少数ながらも市場に出回ってしまいました。当然マニア垂涎のレア・アイテムと化し、今年に入ってからもe-bayにて「LOST HARRISON WHITE ALBUM」と喧伝されたメガレア・バージョンの落札価格は何と64万円にも上ったほど。

しかしありがたいことに、このメガレア盤を所有しているマニアがファイルにしてネット上に公開してくれたのです。それが今回のギフトCD-R。確かに聞いてみればミックスの違いはない。しかし音の質感はまるで違っていて、現行のリマスターCDや配信と比べるといよいよ違う。”Compressed Mix”と称されただけのことはあり、現代のテクノロジーでリマスターされた現行音源ほど分離がはっきりしておらず、いかにもアナログ然とした仕上がり。
当然オープニングの「Back In The U.S.S.R.」をはじめとして「While My Guitar Gently Weeps」、あるいはアルバム二枚目の「Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey」辺りで聞き比べるとその違いは分かりやすいのですが、意外や意外「Martha My Dear」のような曲も迫力があるように聞こえ、それがジョージからすると違和感に映ったのかもしれません。例えばこれを取り込んでスマホで配信版と聞き比べるとさらに違いが分かりやすいのではないでしょうか。

Disc 1 (46:06)
1. Back In The U.S.S.R.
2. Dear Prudence
3. Glass Onion
4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
5. Wild Honey Pie
6. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
9. Martha My Dear
10. I’m So Tired
11. Blackbird
12. Piggies
13. Rocky Raccoon
14. Don’t Pass Me By
15. Why Don’t We Do It In The Road
16. I Will
17. Julia

Disc 2 (47:03)
1. Birthday
2. Yer Blues
3. Mother Nature’s Son
4. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
5. Sexy Sadie
6. Helter Skelter
7. Long Long Long
8. Revolution 1
9. Honey Pie
10. Savoy Truffle
11. Cry Baby Cry
12. Revolution 9
13. Good Night


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