22nd September 2016
MUSIC CLUB. The Beatles REVOLVER in Mono. 50TH ANNIVERSARY.
A rare opportunity to compare the new all analogue remaster on vinyl with the streamed digital remaster.
6pm for 6.30pm start - ends 7.30ish.
Revolver was the 7th album from The Beatles and spent 7 weeks at No1 and 77 weeks in the charts.
The album was ranked 1st in Colin Larkin's book All-Time Top 1000 Albums and 3rd in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.**
After Rubber Soul and their final live tour The Beatles took their first long break since they started. They then spent 3 months, an unprecedented amount of time, in the studio crafting the breakthrough album.
"a second pop revolution – one which while galvanising their existing rivals and inspiring many new ones, left all of them far behind"
Revolver marks the first time that the Beatles "deliberately incorporated" the studio into the "conception of the recordings they made", rather than using it "merely as a tool to capture performances"
Many recording techniques that are now commonplace were invented during the recording of Revolver. Automatic double tracking of vocals, varying tape speed, reversed tape sounds, new ways of recording bass guitar and drums, the use of headphones in overdubs and many more.
"Revolver invented musical expressions and initiated trends and motifs that would chart the path not only of the Beatles and a cultural epoch, but of the subsequent history of rock and roll as well."
Side 1 - Streamed
Side 2 - Vinyl LP
The Critics favourite 2009/2012 digital remaster in 16bit/44.1KHz WAV. The digital master files were recorded in Pro Tools at 24‑bit, 192kHz through a Prism A‑D converter. The Pro Tools system was treated as a tape machine.
The LP is the stunning, brand new, mono 2016 all analogue remaster. Abbey Road used the original mono master tape which was in superb condition and had not been played for 40 years! Plus an all analogue mastering system using an original 1972 EMI mixing desk.
All Beatles albums until Abbey Road were originally mixed in mono - the different stereo mixes being done later with little or no involvement by the band. "The mono was always The Mix. On Sgt. Pepper they spent three weeks mixing the mono - the stereo was done in three days.”
Extensive reference was made to the original vinyl albums. These had been cut at Abbey Road, meaning that the team had access to the original cutting notes as well as the resulting discs.
This has resulted in probably the definitive version of the album.
A rare opportunity to compare vinyl with streamed digital on a world class hi-fi system.
All our events are packed so please book early as numbers are limited to 15 people.
10% off any LPs bought on the night - we now have over 150 audiophile titles.