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The Beatles - Abbey Road (Brazilian Mono LP)

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Scan submitted/created by [dledin]
HQ Scans:
Publisher: Dr. Ebbetts
Reference :BTL 1008
Date :2006
Made In :USA
Quality :Excellent Mono
Booklet & packaging :HQ color inserts replicating the original Brazil LP album. Disc is a silver CD-R with thermal lettering.
Total duration: 47:57

Comments
From Doc's Dec 2006 announcement:

This title has LONG been on my wish list of LPs to transfer. This is the actual mono issue of an album that was never officially mixed for mono. That means it is a straight Mono Type-B fold-in. In fact, according to several of the more well-versed Beatle people out there, the master for this mono LP was actually created by simply collapsing the American stereo master into mono. According to the experts (of which I do NOT include myself) there was no reverb or anything added - just a straight fold.

(FYI - The last three titles of the original AMERICAN Beatles LP catalogue - Abbey Road, Let It Be and Hey Jude - were released in Brazil in Type-B mono).

I have to thank one specific individual who supplied me with two pressings of this LP. (He knows who he is). Ironically, I wound up NOT using any of them because they were simply too noisy. He went through a LOT of trouble tracking these down for me. I thank him profusely. Obviously, the fact that I couldn't use his LPs is not HIS fault - but it did motivate me to find a gorgeous copy for transfer. I went ahead and sold one of my kids for the opportunity to simply BORROW a near mint pressing of this LP from a friend who owes me a few favors. It really sounds punchy and clean. Please note that this mono version of Abbey Road plays back a touch slower than all other versions I've ever heard. It's uniform on all THREE copies I had the privelage to work with.

The artwork matches the original Brazilian LP.


Core collection    Track identified    Version validated    Lyrics available    Version details available    Audio excerpt available    Participants list available   
1.
Come Together(Lennon/McCartney)
4:24
Song
Regular
Mono
(date unknown)
The Beatles
2.
Something(Harrison)
3:05
Song
Regular
Mono
(date unknown)
The Beatles
3.
Maxwell's Silver Hammer(Lennon/McCartney)
3:30
Song
Regular
Mono
(date unknown)
The Beatles
4.
Oh! Darling(Lennon/McCartney)
3:29
Song
Regular
Mono
(date unknown)
The Beatles
5.
Octopus's Garden(Starkey)
2:52
Song
Regular
Mono
(date unknown)
The Beatles
6.
I Want You (She's So Heavy)(Lennon/McCartney)
7:50
Song
Regular
Mono
(date unknown)
The Beatles
7.
Here Comes The Sun(Harrison)
3:08
Song
Regular
Mono
(date unknown)
The Beatles
8.
Because(Lennon/McCartney)
2:47
Song
Regular
Mono
(date unknown)
The Beatles
9.
You Never Give Me Your Money(Lennon/McCartney)
4:06
Song
Regular
Mono
(date unknown)
The Beatles
10.
Sun King(Lennon/McCartney)
2:28
Song
Regular
Mono
(date unknown)
The Beatles
11.
Mean Mr. Mustard(Lennon/McCartney)
1:07
Song
Regular
Mono
(date unknown)
The Beatles
12.
Polythene Pam(Lennon/McCartney)
1:13
Song
Regular
Mono
(date unknown)
The Beatles
13.
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window(Lennon/McCartney)
2:00
Song
Regular
Mono
(date unknown)
The Beatles
14.
Golden Slumbers(Lennon/McCartney)
1:32
Song
Regular
Mono
(date unknown)
The Beatles
15.
Carry That Weight(Lennon/McCartney)
1:37
Song
Regular
Mono
(date unknown)
The Beatles
16.
The End(Lennon/McCartney)
2:25
Song
Regular
Mono
(date unknown)
The Beatles
17.
Her Majesty(Lennon/McCartney)
0:24
Song
Regular
Mono
(date unknown)
The Beatles
Core collection    Track identified    Version validated    Lyrics available    Version details available    Audio excerpt available    Participants list available   


Song Song Studio chat Studio chat
TV/Radio chat/jingle TV/Radio chat/jingle Interview Interview
Cover by another artist Cover by another artist Film Music/Orchestral Film music/orchestral
Concert intro/announcement Concert intro/announcement Advertising Advertising
Song by another artist Song by another artist Medley title Medley title
Book chapter Book chapter
Other type of track Other


Reviews

Review by: linustOn 29 Dec 2006 at 17:59 CEST
Yes, it's a simple mono fold-down of the regular stereo mix we all know and love. And, yes, it's a complete waste of time and money... BUT this IS indeed the Brazilian issue and as we've come to expect from Dr. Ebbetts, the transfer was done with love and care. I seriously doubt there is (or will ever be, for that matter) a better sounding transfer of this particular pressing. If you had this LP when you were a kid and grew up in, say, Brazil, you'll most likely shell out your hard-earned cash and enjoy this one. Artwork (as usual) is great and an exact reproduction of the original LP.
Review by: marvdogOn 30 Dec 2006 at 07:22 CEST
Artwork and sound quality is suberb!!!
Review by: AidanymousOn 22 Apr 2007 at 18:35 CEST
I was surprised at how well this came out! I acquired it for the sake of completion, expecting it to sound, well, like Abbey Road with the stereo switched to mono - but what is different is how well the vocals stand out compared to most versions. A worthy addition to the Ebbetts catalogue...
Review by: leoconde07On 16 May 2007 at 22:16 CEST
The mono Brazilian LPs Abbey Road and Let It Be are really fake mono. But the mono Brazilian Hey Jude LP is not a "fake mono". This LP was compiled (as strange as it may seems) with the original mono versions of all the songs, except Ballad Of John & Yoko and Old Brown Shoe, that do appear in fake mono.
A good number of stereo-only LPs were release in Brazil in fake mono, like Ram, McCartney, All Things Must Pass, Live Peace in Toronto, Sentimental Journey, Beaucoups of Blues. Some say that Imagine and Wild Life also have fake mono brazilian versions, but I never saw them.
All the solo singles released from 1969 to 1972 were also released in fake-mono versions.

But I agree with Aidanymous: the sound, in spite of being simply a fold-down mono, has a different texture, sounding (again as strange as it may seems) like a real mono. The same occurs with All Things Must Pass. The mono Brazilian album has a nice texture in the sound. I can't say if this same sound would appear if you get your stereo CD and mix the channels into one...mystery...

Regards, Leonardo.


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Filename: btl1008
Originally filled by: marvdog
Date of creation: 27 Dec 2006 05:00:59
Last filled by: marvdog
Last Revision Date : 27 Dec 2006 06:03:22
Online on : 27 Dec 2006
Type of media: Bootleg CD-R


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