Dont know why you say goodbye I say hello.
Don’t mind me.
I have not become a snob or a collector because who could afford that?
My way of lifestyle has been piqued by the monotheistic world of The Beatles in MONO. It may be paradoxical to have updated the stereo system to listen to mono channel recordings. However, with The Beatles it is an absolute pleasure to hear the imaging straight down the centre of the room as I listen. Those who have become accustomed to the way The Beatles sound in the stereo world, you may be in Country Style Donuts and their sound system may be on and you are sitting under a right speaker where all the instruments dwell, meanwhile Paul or George’s vocals are at the other end of the room coming out of a left speaker. Somewhere in between the window seat and the table close to the ovens baking the midnight batch of doughnuts is the sweet spot.
Magical Mystery Tour comes a few years after The Beatles early period where stereo wide or near meant John singing Twist and Shout vocals on the left with guitars and backing vocals on the right. Does Magical Mystery Tour lose any mystery in mono? Not by a long shot. If anything there is a crystal clarity with even Ringo’s drums shining through.
I have a few other recordings to go through and will keep you updated on my own tour of The Beatles across the universe of sound.
Some notes: with this being an original recording of that year the vinyl is clean with many surface scratches with nothing digging deep. However on the first side, there is crackle that will come to the fore without detracting from the ultimate listen. The B side is a different story with a noticeable pock on Strawberry Fields Forever. Magical Mystery Tour remains a psychedelic trip. Baby, you’re a rich man! Have a fun listen out there!
Love is all you need