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Re: 50th anniversary Sergeant Peppers to "reinstate" Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane

Postby soundchaser » 06 Apr 2017, 13:54

"A Day In The Life still destroys damn near everything else, ever. Those rising orchestral passages are probably what the end of the world sounds like. The section after Maccs bit with Lennons cosmic vocal is the most majestic 30 seconds in rock. I know this for a fact. Just thinking about it brings a lump to my throat man. That section alone sounds more extraordinary than anything else."

Agree, absolutely. Interestingly, on the Hoffman forum, there are serious clams that the cosmic vocal, is actually Paul, and not John. They are saying John couldn't have reached those notes with such perfection. I dunno, I always thought it was John, but..?

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Re: 50th anniversary Sergeant Peppers to "reinstate" Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane

Postby Goat Boy » 06 Apr 2017, 14:12

jimboo wrote:
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It sounds more quaint as every year passes. I suppose it is like when people reminisce about spangles or walnut whips , better to talk about rather than taste or listen too. It really doesn't sound amazing either , which tracks sound extraordinary ? Eight of the tracks are really utter drivel.


When you're wrong, Jimboo you are very wrong.

I think the whole thing sounds amazing. The reverb, the crisp detail, the lovely punch of the whole thing. The performances are tremendous, I mean, the band are killing it. Macca especially. What tracks sound extraordinary? Lovely Rita...Within You...Mr Kite...A Day In The Life etc. Nothing else really sounds like this.

Quaint? Perhaps. It's certainly of its time (what the hell isn't?). Who the fuck these days would write a song about a Victorian circus for example? But then English psych did look back to childhood and an older, weirder, Albion. That's part of its charm. Sonically I don't find the kaleidoscopic montage of Mr Kite quaint, if you mean old fashioned by that. To me it sounds genuinely magical, offset brilliantly by the sawdusty dryness of the rest of the rest of the song. Not all Pepper has that airy, reverby thing going on. Good Morning is one of the earthiest things they ever did (check out those horns! Fuck!).

A Day In The Life still destroys damn near everything else, ever. Those rising orchestral passages are probably what the end of the world sounds like. The section after Maccs bit with Lennons cosmic vocal is the most majestic 30 seconds in rock. I know this for a fact. Just thinking about it brings a lump to my throat man. That section alone sounds more extraordinary than anything else. I don't think it's sad to somehow conclude that, in some ways, it was actually all downhill after that. For rock I mean.

We all have records that other wankers like us love that leave us cold. if you ain't feeling it man, you ain't feeling it. I've been feeling Pepper for 20+ years now. I still get a contact high just thinking about some of this shit.

It does have a singular magic. Greatest album ever? It's maybe not even the greatest Beatles album ever but, shit, it's one fuck of a thing.


I get peeps love it , they have been told nothing else for the last 50 years , best Beatles album evah !

Within You is totally indefensible pap , Mr Kite is straight out of chitty chitty bang bang and who wants to write a song about a Victorian circus let alone alone listen to it. I think a day in the life is the best song . Is it this all crushing megamonolithic clarion call of the Gods , no ? It is alright , that is it. If you think Lennons vocal is cosmic and majestic , i don't know what to tell you . Rock , had been , was and would continue to be better in many more ways than the Fabs ever could be. It's your thing , cool . It just sounds like a P.T.Barnum musical.

I think. We're just lucky they got there first and made it sound like the end of the world.


That is just silly.


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Re: 50th anniversary Sergeant Peppers to "reinstate" Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane

Postby Goat Boy » 06 Apr 2017, 14:14

Dog Pickle 'BEAUT' wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:
A Day In The Life still destroys damn near everything else, ever. Those rising orchestral passages are probably what the end of the world sounds like. The section after Maccs bit with Lennons cosmic vocal is the most majestic 30 seconds in rock. I know this for a fact. Just thinking about it brings a lump to my throat man. That section alone sounds more extraordinary than anything else.


Loved all of what you wrote but I singled this out because I think it's spot on. On paper, the whole thing is the most preposterously ambitious idea, pushing up against the edges of the medium - but the bastards actually realised it.

I like to think of that final crashing chord as a kind of 'follow THAT!' - and nobody could. Not even them.


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Re: 50th anniversary Sgt Pepper deluxe set on Amazon Italy for UK£81 as of 5/4

Postby Charlie O. » 06 Apr 2017, 17:53

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Already I'm disappointed in the remix! :) (In particular, some of those "background vocals" really aren't quite "backgrounded" enough.)

I'm still looking forward to hearing the whole thing, though.
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Re: 50th anniversary Sergeant Peppers to "reinstate" Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane

Postby Tactful Cactus » 06 Apr 2017, 17:56

Dog Pickle 'BEAUT' wrote:I like to think of that final crashing chord as a kind of 'follow THAT!' - and nobody could. Not even them.


I helped recreate the big chord in Abbey Road 2 with the original studio pianos -- just sayin' 8-)

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Re: 50th anniversary Sergeant Peppers to "reinstate" Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane

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Tactful Cactus wrote:
Dog Pickle 'BEAUT' wrote:I like to think of that final crashing chord as a kind of 'follow THAT!' - and nobody could. Not even them.


I helped recreate the big chord in Abbey Road 2 with the original studio pianos -- just sayin' 8-)


Fuck - really? How many of you were involved?
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Re: 50th anniversary Sgt Pepper deluxe set on Amazon Italy for UK£81 as of 5/4

Postby Tactful Cactus » 06 Apr 2017, 21:25

Three pianos:the grand, the Mrs Miller and another upright. Two people per piano playing an E. Sounded exactly the same, it was goosebumps

Here's the vid

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Re: 50th anniversary Sgt Pepper deluxe set on Amazon Italy for UK£81 as of 5/4

Postby //..ooOOoo..\\ » 06 Apr 2017, 21:31

:D

Fabulous! I would have died!
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Re: 50th anniversary Sgt Pepper deluxe set on Amazon Italy for UK£81 as of 5/4

Postby Goat Boy » 06 Apr 2017, 21:39

Yes, wonderful. What a thrill that must have been


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Re: 50th anniversary Sgt Pepper deluxe set on Amazon Italy for UK£81 as of 5/4

Postby Tactful Cactus » 06 Apr 2017, 21:41

Haha sorry GB. To be fair I don't dine on it too often

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Re: 50th anniversary Sgt Pepper deluxe set on Amazon Italy for UK£81 as of 5/4

Postby soundchaser » 06 Apr 2017, 21:44

Goat Boy wrote:

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Yes. :D

But what a thing to have done.

Pre-ordering the deluxe on Amazon tonight.

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Re: 50th anniversary Sgt Pepper deluxe set on Amazon Italy for UK£81 as of 5/4

Postby yomptepi » 06 Apr 2017, 23:13

Burning shed have it for £99.99.

Double vinyl for £28.99.

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Re: 50th anniversary Sgt Pepper deluxe set on Amazon Italy for UK£81 as of 5/4

Postby bhoywonder » 07 Apr 2017, 08:55

yomptepi wrote:Burning shed have it for £99.99.


The Beatles official website has it for £100, so that's not a huge saving...

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Re: 50th anniversary Sgt Pepper deluxe set on Amazon Italy for UK£81 as of 5/4

Postby //..ooOOoo..\\ » 07 Apr 2017, 10:49

Amazon UK have dropped the price too.
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Re: 50th anniversary Sgt Pepper deluxe set on Amazon Italy for UK£81 as of 5/4

Postby soundchaser » 07 Apr 2017, 18:56

Dog Pickle 'BEAUT' wrote:Amazon UK have dropped the price too.



As luck would have it, a £100 Amazon voucher has fallen into my lap today.

And all for walking my Mother-In-Law's guide dog in all weathers.

I'm chuffed to bits.

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Re: 50th anniversary Sgt Pepper deluxe set on Amazon Italy for UK£81 as of 5/4

Postby Bent Fabric » 07 Apr 2017, 22:05

Tactful Cactus wrote:Haha sorry GB. To be fair I don't dine on it too often


I admire your restraint.

I watched more than once.

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Re: 50th anniversary Sgt Pepper deluxe set on Amazon Italy for UK£81 as of 5/4

Postby Quaco » 11 Apr 2017, 16:19

No "Carnival of Light" on the boxed set, per Rolling Stone article.
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Re: 50th anniversary Sgt Pepper deluxe set on Amazon Italy for UK£81 as of 5/4

Postby soundchaser » 11 Apr 2017, 16:28

Quaco wrote:No "Carnival of Light" on the boxed set, per Rolling Stone article.


A shame, as we'd all like to hear it, but I wasn't expecting the veto to change.

I doubt we'll ever hear it now, but I suppose it's nice there is one Beatles mystery left.

Something to keep hoping for.

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Re: 50th anniversary Sgt Pepper deluxe set on Amazon Italy for UK£81 as of 5/4

Postby Quaco » 11 Apr 2017, 16:30

I understood George's veto was simply that he didn't think it made sense to use up 15 minutes of Anthology 2 on it -- a pretty sensible view -- not that it should never be heard.
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Re: 50th anniversary Sgt Pepper deluxe set on Amazon Italy for UK£81 as of 5/4

Postby Goat Boy » 11 Apr 2017, 17:12

It's probably crap
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