The Beatles Vinyl Records - Samples with Label & Matrix Info.
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~ About the Beatles ~
The Beatles were a rock and pop band from Liverpool, England that formed in 1960. During their career, the group
primarily consisted of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison
(lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals). Although their initial musical style was rooted in 1950s rock and
roll and skiffle, the group worked with different musical genres, ranging from Tin Pan Alley to psychedelic rock. Their
clothes, style and statements made them trend-setters, while their growing social awareness saw their influence extend
into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s. After the band broke up in 1970, all four members embarked upon
successful solo careers. The Beatles are one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the
history of popular music, selling over one billion records internationally.In the United Kingdom, The Beatles released
more than 40 different singles, albums, and EPs that reached number one, earning more number one albums (15) than
any other group in UK chart history. This commercial success was repeated in many other countries; their record
company, EMI, estimated that by 1985 they had sold over one billion records worldwide. According to the Recording
Industry Association of America, The Beatles have sold more albums in the United States than any other band. In
2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked The Beatles number one on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. According
to that same magazine, The Beatles' innovative music and cultural impact helped define the 1960s, and their influence
on pop culture is still evident today. In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of top-selling Hot 100 artists to
celebrate the chart's fiftieth anniversary; The Beatles topped it.
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News - September 9th 2014 The Beatles in Mono Vinyl
"Needle-Dropping" the New Beatles Mono Vinyl - To use a Double Y-Cable/Mono-Button, or Not
Many people like to record vinyl records to their computer for their own personal listening pleasure. A fairly well known trick to get rid of pops,
clicks and surface noise on old vinyl, is to 'sum' the two channels with a double y-cable during recording. (read more here)...... But it has been said
that this process can cause slight sonic problems with mono albums that were cut with a stereo cutting lathe, which is most vinyl since 1968.
Below is a short :20 sample from the new Beatles 2014 vinyl without, and with, a double y-cable for summing. This is the song "Birthday". The first
2 bars are without the y-cable, the next 2 bars with the y-cable and repeat each two bars. (The sound changes about every 4 seconds).
Using Double Y-Cable vs. Straight Needle-Drop Comparison Sample - CLICK for FILE
To my ear there is a very slight roll-off on the high-end with the double y cable engaged. I would choose not to use the double y-cable with the new
Beatles Mono vinyl as the vinyl used for these, and the clean transfers, makes for very quiet albums........ But I do recommend the double y-cable
for older noisier vinyl. It is well worth the slight trade off. And for mono records older than 1968, you should hear no phasing artifacts).
Beatles 2014 MONO Vinyl vs. Original UK Parlophone Yellow & Black label 1st pressing, -1 -1 matrix.
- click below for short comparison sample. 2014 Mono followed by original UK -
- "I Saw Her Standing There" comparison file -
All recordings were made using the exact same signal path and levels; Technics SL1200 Turntable, with an Audio Technica AT 150MLX Cartridge, into a tube phono amp . 16/44 rez file.