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Re: [ARSCLIST] Early stereo mass market tapes

When I was a kid, one of the first things I did with my first little Numark DJ mixer was feed both tape outs to mono and make a "new" mono mix of the two channels of USA Capitol Beatles records, recording to cassettes. Some songs, it worked great, enhancing the listening experience for me manyfold. Others, not so much. I was thrilled when EMI put out the mono UK versions of the early albums on CD. In the case of those CDs, I'd rip the tracks to WAV and then resequence like the USA albums so I'd get the best of all worlds.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- From: "Wasserman, Robert A - WHS" <Robert.Wasserman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 5:50 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Early stereo mass market tapes

Getting back to the 8-track era again, one channel was out on my player in my 1975 Olds Starfire factory player, so my when playing older Beatles tapes I would sometimes miss either John or Paul or George. It was interesting hearing the bass and no vocals for a change, kind of like hearing demos or being in a studio during tracking.

-----Original Message----- From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Roger and Allison Kulp Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 3:51 PM To: ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Early stereo mass market tapes

This effect is commonly heard on the stereo Beatles
stuff,both CD and vinyl,where the electronics are not
properly wired,or connected.I have frequently heard
Beatles music on the radio,that sounds like this.I am
sure most of you know,that this was how Mobile
Fidelity got its name.In the beginning,they only
issued records of train sounds,from the dying years of
steam locomotives.The slogan was something about sound
in motion.
                        Roger Kulp

--- "Steven C. Barr(x)" <stevenc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Well, in those early days, the idea was to show off
the fact that one
actually owned a STEREO sound system! Common novelty
items also included
trains and/or racing cars moving from one speaker to
the other (which
could have been disquieting if one's speakers were
hooked up "backwards!").

The ones I recall were the first stereo Beatles
LP's...on which,
when one played only one channel one only heard half
the group!

Steven C. Barr

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