Neil Young On Pono Music / Videos From This Weeks 2015 CES In Las Vegas…

Neil Young On Pono Music / Videos From This Weeks 2015 CES In Las Vegas… I will update this page with any new videos or articles that are released ASAP!

 

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Video #1 Neil Young On Pono At 2015 CES

This first video is only available off site…it is a Pro Shot and embedding is not allowed. So here’s the link below photo :

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Video #2 Neil Young On Pono At 2015 CES

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Thanks for your support.

 

CM ☕

 

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The New “ABOUT” Page…In Constant Evolution ~ Charmserver Mission:

Today Up On Christmachine Audio Reference Music Server :

Mission Statement:

This is an educational website only…providing knowledge to those seeking information and artistic criticism in their journey for a more thorough understanding of contemporary media technology and guerrilla journalism.

  • To help others to navigate the tedious, and sometimes difficult to understand world of Analog to Digital / Digital to Digital Recordings and Transfers or “Rips”.
  • It’s all about the “Art Of Mastering” and “Source Material”. As you know the sound is only as good as it’s source, thus “Garbage in Garbage Out”.
  • As of today we have a large “Reference Quality Recordings” catalog (Flat Analog Transfers to Digital) sourced from Vinyl Rips from around the world. Our goal is to pressure the Rec*ording industry to move toward creating a “Reference Quality Digital Recordings Catalog” (Direct Flat Transfers from Original Analog Master Tapes to Digital).  There are a few movements that are positively affecting change toward this goal, but the quality of Hi-Res Digital transfers  is still extremely selective and spotty.
  • What is considered the “Best” of any recording is subjective…for example someone may love an official Hi-Res Digital Recording and that is fine, they might find the clarity and detail from such a recording is “The Best they have ever heard”. Whereas another trained ear who has heard many available recordings in different resolutions and formats of the recording in question might find it sterile, clinical, cold and lacking  in many ways, as well as the sound being “different” from what the artists in the studio originally intended for the listener to hear. Re-masters and Re-mixes “usually” are not a good thing as people have been led to believe.
  • It should be stressed that every recording must be taken and analyzed on it’s own merit. Each release must be scrutinized on it’s own, without any bias that has been realized from any other recording. This sounds simple and obvious, but in critical listening, each individual album must be approached in this manner.
  • Lineage / Provenance of a recording should be the industry standard and it is not. Why are they hiding this information, we think it to be a combination of lack of care as well as the desire to keep the purchasing public in the dark so that they can continue to resell, over and over “Improved Quality Recordings”. This, not providing Lineage / Provenance of a recording is unacceptable.
  • The main goal of this site over all others is to provide content from all genres of music with no prejudice toward another. Good music is good music, and opening peoples minds to new sounds is extremely relevant here. This obviously does not mean “forced to listen”…this site will cover music you will like and not like. If you do not like something don’t listen and move on to something you do like. It’s sad that some people just give up if they are into Electronic Music and I post something that is Pop or Metal. I don’t mean to pick on Electronic music it is an example, Metal Heads or any other genres fans can give up if I post Jazz or Leftfield. Live a little! ;)

 

Thanks for reading…you may want to check the “About” page on occasion, as I have said it is constantly evolving.

 

Again thank you for all your support…let’s enjoy the music!

Cheers and Bless Bless!

 

CM ☕

 

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The Best Of “The Beatles” Catalog Pressings…[Post Special]

 

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The Best Of “The Beatles” Catalog Pressings…[Post Special]

****NOTE ~ None of the 1960’s US Capitol Rainbow Pressings or The 1983 US Capitol Rainbow Re-Issues make the cut. The 1983’s are close but not acceptable.

 You will not find underground compilation lists like this anywhere else on the worldwide web. Christmachine Audio Reference Music Server Exclusive!

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The Best Of “The Beatles” Catalog Pressings…[Post Special]

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The Beatles – With The Beatles (1963/1982) (Japanese Red Wax Mono Pressing)Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]

Another Great Source:

**The Beatles – With The Beatles (1963) (Original UK Mono Pressing) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

3The Beatles – Please Please Me (1963/1982) (Japanese Red Wax Mono Pressing) Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]

Another Great Source:

The Beatles – Please Please Me (1963) (Original UK Mono Pressing) FnlMstr Vinyl Rip >  Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

 

The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night (1964)(Original UK Tube Cut) 2011 UltMstr Vinyl Rip  4Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]

Another Great Source:

The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night (1964/1982 Reissue) (Japanese Red Wax Mono Pressing) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]

Another Great Source:

The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night (1964) (Japanese Toshiba BC-13 Box Set Pressing) [RAW] Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/192kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

1The Beatles – Die Beatles (1964) (Original German Hör zu Pressing)  Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\
Comment From BZ: It is much heralded amongst Beatles [Collectors] people[sic] for being a version of that first LP that has not been subjected to any processing or equalization. In effect, it is advertised as the “truest” and “purest” vinyl represntation of the initial 14 Beatle songs ever offered in long play form. It has been sourced from a beautiful copy of
the original LP. [Ed Note: Different copy…same quality and pressing]
http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=244569

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The Beatles – Beatles For Sale (1964) (Original UK Tube Cut Pressing) Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]

 

 

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The Beatles – Help! (1965) (Japanese Toshiba BC-13 Box Set Pressing) [RAW] Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/192kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]

Another Great Source:

The Beatles – Help! (1965/1982) (Japanese Red Wax Mono Pressing) 2012 FnlMstr (NC) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\
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The Beatles – Rubber Soul (1965) (Original UK Mono Pressing) Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]

Another Great Source:

The Beatles – Rubber Soul (1965) (Original UK Tube Cut Pressing) Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]

 

 

 

8

The Beatles – Revolver (1966/1982) (Japanese Red Wax Mono Pressing) Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

Another Great Source:

**The Beatles – Revolver (1966) (Original UK Mono Pressing) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

 

 

UPDATE FOR SGT. PEPPER’S MEGA THREAD ~ SAME PRESSING, SAME SOURCE, HIGHER RESOLUTION:

 

http://www.christmachine.com/christmachine/the-beatles-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band-the-ultimate-review-my-process-vinyls-vs-digitals-w-mono-and-stereo-love-miley-cyrus-eat-your/

 

http://www.christmachine.com/christmachine/the-beatles-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band-the-ultimate-review-my-process-vinyls-vs-digitals-w-mono-and-stereo-love-miley-cyrus-eat-your-lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds-fing-h/
#1ST PLACE : THREEWAY Tie for The Best Of The Best\9

Depending on your preference for either stereo better or mono, these two[Three] (UPDATE NEW RIP) are #1

#2 in Mono Vinyl Section ~ The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) [VINYL] (UK Mono Original) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\ UK Parlophone Mono PMC 7027 (Original Issue)

The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Original UK Tube Cut Pressing -1 Matrix) 2014 Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > transferred to 24Bit/48kHz ALAC .MP4 [Hi-Rez]

UPDATE SAME PRESSING, SAME SOURCE, HIGHER RESOLUTION:
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) (Original UK Tube Cut Pressing -1 Matrix) 2014 Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

#2ND PLACE : THREEWAY Tie for The Best Of The Best10

Depending on your preference for either stereo better or mono, these two[Three] (UPDATE NEW RIP) are #2

#1 in Mono Vinyl Section ~ The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper(1967/1982 Reissue) (Japan Red Wax Mono) 2011 UltMstr Vinyl Rip  Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]

#5 in Stereo Vinyl Section ~ The Beatles – Sgt. P’s L H C B (1967) (UHQR)  FnlMstr FMV-NC Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]

Update:
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967/1982) (Japanese Red Wax Mono) 2014 Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

 

 

11

 

 

The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour (1967/1971) (Original German Pressing) Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]

 

 

 

12

 

The Beatles – The White Album (1968)(UK White Vinyl Pressing) Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]

Another Great Source:

The Beatles – The White Album (1968) (UK White Vinyl Pressing) FnlMstr (NC) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

 

 

14

 

 

The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969) (Original UK Pressing) Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]

 

 

 

 

The Beatles – Yellow Submarine (1969) (japanese Red Wax Mono) DESS Buster 2010 15Vinyl Rip  > Transferred to 16Bit/44kHz Lossless Flac\ AKA The Beatles – Yellow Submarine (Japanese Red Wax Mono) Vinyl Rip > transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz

Another Great Source:

The Beatles – Yellow Submarine (1969) (2012 EU Remaster) Vinyl Rip > transferred to 24Bit/96kHz [Hi-Rez]

Another Great Source/ Honorable Mention:16

The Beatles – Yellow Submarine Songtrack (1999) Vinyl Rip > transferred to 24Bit/96kHz [Hi-Rez] Remixed & Re-Mastered & This is the Black Vinyl version not the Yellow Vinyl…Yellow is noisy and this black is quiet. Also this pressing is very “Clinical” Sounding but it may have the best Sounding Sgt. Peppers version anywhere IMO. I noticed there was so much more detail to this track and after a spectral analysis there was a lot more “cool” data to the file and I checked it against every version of Sgt. Peppers I have and I was right. Vinyl purists tend to detest this version because it does not contain the Original
Mixes.\

 

 

17

 

 

The Beatles – Let It Be (1970) (Original UK Pressing) Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

 

18

 

 

 

The Beatles – Hey Jude (1970) (Original UK Pressing) FnlMstr FMV-NC Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]

 

 

There are High Hopes That Pono Music Store Versions in the future (I doubt they’ll get anymore than the Digital 24Bits already released and they don’t make it on to this list) or The coming Mono Vinyl Box Set! (Don’t Hold your breath it took a few decades to get the 2009 digital remasters…the Mono’s were the best of the bunch and that is not saying much.) Sozzz 🙁

 

Mirror: The Portal To The Back end Side Of This Site:

 http://playlists.christmachine.com/a-intro/christmachine-audio-reference-music-server-playlist-11-the-best-of-the-beatles-catalog-pressings-mirror-post-special/

 

Next Up  ~ Led Zeppelin Catalog!

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I hope this gives you some reference information. I will be updating it over time as the music continues to evolve. Thank you all for you questions, comments, and words of wisdom.

 

So there you have it…thanks for reading and your massive support.

Bless Bless!

 

CM ☕

 

 

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Playlist #9 Is Up Here, Today’s Favorite Videos #12 – A Little Bit For Everyone…

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Reviews for individual albums or sets will be posted HERE (The Main “DAY” Page) but daily Videos & Playlists will be posted in the Playlist “Night” Feed Blog. Again you can access it from the “Playlist “Night” Feed” button in the header menu below the “HOME” button. Or you can get there using the links below.

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Todays Favorite Videos #12…A little something for everyone…~NSFW~[VideoDirect Links]

http://playlists.christmachine.com/youtube/todays-favorite-videos-12a-little-something-for-everyonevideo-direct-links-nsfw/

 

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Playlist #8 Is Up Here…[Direct Link / Portal to the other side of this site below…

http://playlists.christmachine.com/playlist/christmachine-audio-reference-music-server-playlist-9/

 

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Enjoy, more interesting articles to come!

Cheers and Bless Bless!

 

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The Beatles – “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” The Ultimate Review: My Process ~ Vinyls Vs. Digitals W/ Mono And Stereo Love!…Part #2 [2 UPDATES]

Part 2 of 2 / Both In This One Review (Part1 = CD & Digital / Part 2 = Vinyl):

 You will not find underground compilation lists like this anywhere else on the worldwide web. Christmachine Audio Reference Music Server Exclusive!

brian_jonestown_mass_sgt_pepperAgain Sorry about the poor formatting…I learned way to far into this project that for some reason the software does not like when I post large multiples of thumbnails, like I did for the spek shots for each song. I will use galleries in the future. Cheers!

Click on any photo to enlarge!

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The Beatles – “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” The Ultimate Review: My Process ~ Vinyls Vs. Digitals W/ Mono And Stereo Love!…Part #2

The following preamble will be present at the beginning of all reviews and is subject to change as things evolve.

Our reviews will not be the normal kind of review that you usually see about an artist release. These will be different as we will be aggregating all sources available …320kbps(Lossy Audio taken from the CD FLAC Rip), CD (EAC Lossless 16Bit/44.1kHzpepper_f header Rip), HD Tracks (Hi-Res Digital Downloads from 24/96 to 24/192), 24/48 ALAC Hi-Res Apple Lossless, Vinyl Rips (Often from different countries & catalogs transferred by different rippers with different set-ups), as well as other high quality sources as the become available such as Pono music. That’s not to say I will not add any subjective commentary(I’ll be open as to what I like and do not) but I will try to remain as objective as possible. As we know music listening is a very subjective, or personal experience, therefore I will try to stick best with theory to give you what I believe is the best format to own of any given release.

 

Part 2 of 2 / Both In This One Review (Part1 = CD & Digital / Part 2 = Vinyl):

Tracklist and Order For Vinyl For The Full Length Of This Post~

A1 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
A2 A Little Help From My Friends
A3 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”
A4 Getting Better
A5 Fixing A Hole
A6 She’s Leaving Home
A7 Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
B1 Within You Without You
B2 When I’m Sixty-Four
B3 Lovely Rita
B4 Good Morning, Good Morning
B5 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
B6 A Day In The Life

 

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Sir George Martin

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1 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
2 A Little Help From My Friends
3 “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”
4 Getting Better
5 Fixing A Hole
6 She’s Leaving Home
7 Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
8 Within You Without You
9 When I’m Sixty-Four
10 Lovely Rita
11 Good Morning, Good Morning
12 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
13 A Day In The Life

**14 If there is a track 14 listed for a specific release it just means the end “Runout Sounds” have been made into a separate track from the end of Track #13.

I’ve decided that the best way to parse out the best vinyl, I will first do a list of all the vinyl worthy of representation. Then proceed to eliminate different but identical pressing vinyl releases according to their rank in quality. Sometimes two copies of the same pressing will make the cut even if they are transferred at different Bit Depths / Sampling Rates because of my desire for that particular setup’s sound signature, with an emphasis on the cartridge or signal chain used. So here is the best of the best lists:

 

Sgt Pepper’s Mono Vinyl:

 

Round 1:
I have weeded out a lot of the other mono vinyl rips because they just did not meet the standards of the releases posted below. As you can see it is pretty much between the best copy of the Japanese Red Wax Mono and The Original UK Mono. The stereo vinyl when we get to it, as you will see, not so simple.

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967/1982 Reissue) [VINYL] (Japanese Red Wax Mono)  Vinyl Rip >Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper(1967) (Japan Red Wax Mono)  UltMstr Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) [VINYL] (UK Mono Original) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\

 

  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Red Wax Mono) Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > transferred to 24Bit/48kHz ALAC .MP4 [Hi-Rez]\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [UK mono] 1967 UK Parlophone ( PMC 7027) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper(1967/1982 Reissue) (Japan Red Wax Mono) 2011 UltMstr Vinyl Rip  Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

Round 2:

  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Red Wax Mono) Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > transferred to 24Bit/48kHz ALAC .MP4 [Hi-Rez]\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper(1967/1982 Reissue) (Japan Red Wax Mono) 2011 UltMstr Vinyl Rip  Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) [VINYL] (UK Mono Original) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [UK mono] 1967 UK Parlophone (PMC 7027) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

 

Round 3:
It’s between these two one in Hi-Res and One in Red Book and they both make the cut to move on to compete against the stereo vinyl versions. Both sound amazing and both have different qualities that make them rise to the top.

 

#1.

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper(1967/1982 Reissue) (Japan Red Wax Mono) 2011 UltMstr Vinyl Rip  Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

Official DR value:    DR11

http://www.discogs.com/Beatles-Sgt-Peppers-Lonely-Hearts-Club-Band/release/4451664

This release is just amazing, I do believe it comes in second after a excellent condition Original 1967 UK Mono Pressing but this release is highly recommended. Excellent detail…no artificial hard panning like the stereo releases. It has great sound stage and as I’ve said you forget your listening to mono.

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01 - Sgt. PepperLHCB.flac02 - With A Little HFMF.flac03 - Lucy In TSWD.flac

 

 

 

04 - Getting Better.flac05 - Fixing A Hole.flac06 - She's Leaving Home.flac

 

 

 

07 - BeingFBenefitOfMrKite.flac08 - Within YouWithout You.flac09 - When I'm Sixty Four.flac

 

 

 

10 - Lovely Rita.flac11 - Good Morning GM.flac12 - Sgt. PLHCB(reprise).flac

 

 

 

13 - A Day In The Life.flac

 

 

 

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This Studer J37 four-track machine was used to record Sgt Pepper.

 

 

 

#2

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) [VINYL] (UK Mono Original) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\ UK Parlophone Mono PMC 7027 (Original Issue)

Official DR value:    DR11

http://www.discogs.com/Beatles-Sgt-Peppers-Lonely-Hearts-Club-Band/release/499497

This release right here is the holy grail of Mono…this is the original, and if you can find a mint pressing this is the mono you want. The Japan Red Wax mono is very close, I just find this pressing to have an amazing warmth to it. Who knows maybe I’m biased as it is the “way it was meant to be heard” but this has just as good sound at 16Bit/44.1kHz as the Hi-Res Japan Mono at 24Bit/96kHz.

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01 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.flac02 - With A Little Help From My Friends.flac03 - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.flac

 

 

 

04 - Getting Better.flac05 - Fixing A Hole.flac06 - She's Leaving Home.flac

 

 

 

07 - Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!.flac08 - Within You Without You.flac09 - When I'm Sixty-Four.flac

 

 

 

10 - Lovely Rita.flac11 - Good Morning Good Morning.flac12 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise).flac

 

 

 

13 - A Day In The Life.flacside1x_zpse00ae789side2flat_zps5cd63844

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Abbey Road Studios

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sgt Pepper’s Stereo Vinyl:

Round 1:

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Original UK Tube Cut Pressing -1 Matrix) 2014 Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > transferred to 24Bit/48kHz ALAC .MP4 [Hi-Rez]\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) (192khz Vinyl Remaster 1st Rip) (UK STEREO BC-13 SOLID STATE CUT) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) (192khz Vinyl Remaster) (UK STEREO BC-13 SOLID STATE CUT)(2nd rip) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) [VINYL] (Original UK Parlophone Stereo Tube Cut LP-1 Matrix) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) (BC-13) (UK STEREO BC-13 SOLID STATE CUT) 2010 Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) (UK Stereo Tube Cut) 2009 Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (UK Stereo Tube Cut) (Vinyl Rip DESS Buster 2009)  Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) [VINYL] (MFQR 1-100) RAWPD 2011 Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) (MFSL UHQR Reissue) 2014 Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > transferred to 24Bit/48kHz ALAC .MP4 [Hi-Rez]\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) (MFSL UHQR Audiophile Reissue) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC & 320\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club (1967) (MFSL UHQR)Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]SHD\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) [VINYL] (MFSL 1-100)1999 Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (UHQR)  2010 Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. P’s L H C B (1967) (UHQR)  FnlMstr FMV-NC Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

  •     The Beatles – Sgt. P’s L H C B (UHQR) FnlMstr Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt Pepper – (1967) (2012 Parlophone EU remaster) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) (Capitol Records US 2012) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

 

Round 2:

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Original UK Tube Cut Pressing -1 Matrix) 2014 Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > transferred to 24Bit/48kHz ALAC .MP4 [Hi-Rez]\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) (BC-13) (UK STEREO BC-13 SOLID STATE CUT) 2010 Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club (1967) (MFSL UHQR)Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]SHD\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) [VINYL] (MFSL 1-100)1999 Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (UHQR)  2010 Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) (MFSL UHQR Reissue) 2014 Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > transferred to 24Bit/48kHz ALAC .MP4 [Hi-Rez]\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. P’s L H C B (1967) (UHQR)  FnlMstr FMV-NC Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt Pepper – (1967) (2012 Parlophone EU remaster) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) (Capitol Records US 2012) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

Round 3:

#1

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Original UK Tube Cut Pressing -1 Matrix) 2014 Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > transferred to 24Bit/48kHz ALAC .MP4 [Hi-Rez]\

Official DR value:    DR12

  • This is the best pressing of all the “stereo cuts” that I have reviewed. It is so detailed, excellent sound, dynamic, breathes, it’s warm and silky smooth!

label 001label 002
01 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.m4a02 - With A Little Help From My Friends.m4a03 - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.m4a

 

 

 

04 - Getting Better.m4a05 - Fixing A Hole.m4a06 - She's Leaving Home.m4a

 

 

 

07 - Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite.m4a08 - Within You, Without You.m4a09 - When I'm Sixty-Four.m4a

 

 

 

10 - Lovely Rita.m4a11 - Good Morning, Good Morning.m4a12 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise).m4a

 

 

 

13 - Day In The Life, A.m4a

 

 

 

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Abbey Road Studio Two, where nearly every track on Sgt. Pepper was recorded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) (BC-13) (UK STEREO BC-13 SOLID STATE CUT) 2010 Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\

Official DR value:    DR11

  • This 1967 pressing – original release is quite good but not as good as the tube cut. It’s a little too warm for my ears and slightly more neutral and flat. Less controlled punch as well but I’m digging here for criticism as it is still an excellent pressing and highly recommended.

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pepperbc13_bpepperbc13_1pepperbc13_201 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.flac02 - With A Little Help From My Friends.flac

03 - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.flac04 - Getting Better.flac05 - Fixing A Hole.flac06 - She's Leaving Home.flac07 - Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite.flac08 - Within You, Without You.flac09 - When I'm Sixty-Four.flac10 - Lovely Rita.flac11 - Good Morning, Good Morning.flac12 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise).flac13 - A Day In The Life.flac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#3

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) [VINYL] (MFSL 1-100)1999 Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\
  • Disc 8 of 14 disc Mobile Fidelity “Beatles Collection” box set, JVC Japan “SuperVinyl” / MFSL 1-100 ~Half-Speed Mastered by Stan Ricker @ MFSL, Los Angeles

This Pepper’s is extremely bright/ top heavy, sounds clinical, and sterile…I believe that it is still better than the 2009 remaster stereo CD but that’s not saying much. I do not  recommend.

Official DR value:    DR13

C1
L1

 

 

 

 

L2

 

 

 

 

 

C2

 

 

 

 

 

 

C3

 

 

 

 

01 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.flac02 - With A Little Help From My Friends.flac03 - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.flac

 

 

 

04 - Getting Better.flac05 - Fixing A Hole.flac06 - She's Leaving Home.flac

 

 

 

07 - Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite.flac08 - Within You Without You.flac09 - When I'm Sixty Four.flac

 

 

 

10 - Lovely Rita.flac11 - Good Morning Good Morning.flac12 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise).flac

 

 

 

13 - A Day In The Life.flaccover

 

 

 

C4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C5

 

 

 

 

#4

The Beatles – Sgt Pepper – (1967) (2012 Parlophone EU remaster) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

This 2012 EU is sourced from the 2009 Digital Remasters and just by being pressed to vinyl…finally a 2009/2012 sourced remaster excels in all areas over the 24Bit/44.1 USB Key and The 2009 Stereo CD which to my ears is a poor CD pressing.

There were a lot of pressing issues for the 2012 US and EU vinyl releases…more for the US and less for the EU. The Pepper’s EU is spectacular if you get a good pressing so listen to it right away to find out. I would recommend this release highly if you get a good pressing.

Official DR value:    DR12

D1

label-a

 

 

label-b

 

 

D2

 

 

D3

 

 

D5

 

 

 

THE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper - 2012 EU (2496) - Track 01.flacTHE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper - 2012 EU (2496) - Track 02.flacTHE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper - 2012 EU (2496) - Track 03.flac

 

 

 

THE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper - 2012 EU (2496) - Track 04.flacTHE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper - 2012 EU (2496) - Track 05.flacTHE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper - 2012 EU (2496) - Track 06.flac

 

 

 

THE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper - 2012 EU (2496) - Track 07.flacTHE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper - 2012 EU (2496) - Track 08.flacTHE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper - 2012 EU (2496) - Track 09.flac

 

 

 

THE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper - 2012 EU (2496) - Track 10.flacTHE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper - 2012 EU (2496) - Track 11.flacTHE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper - 2012 EU (2496) - Track 12.flac

 

 

 

THE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper - 2012 EU (2496) - Track 13.flacTHE BEATLES - Sgt Pepper - 2012 EU (2496) - Track 14.flac

 

 

 

C7

 

 

 

 

#5

  • The Beatles – Sgt. P’s L H C B (1967) (UHQR)  FnlMstr FMV-NC Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\
  • Again this is an excellent pressing, to be specific I would say that it’s not as bright as the regular MFSL but it is on the bright side for my ears but not overbearing. This sounds amazing from the speakers. The brightness for me comes through in headphones. So this has top dynamics and detail. It breathes rather well. Excellent sound stage and stereo image. There’s not much to complain about on this pressing as well. Highly recommended!

Official DR value:    DR12

 

E0

E00

E1

 

 

E2

 

 

E3

 

 

E4

 

01 - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.flac02 - A Little Help From My Friends.flac03 - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.flac

 

 

 

04 - Getting Better.flac05 - Fixing A Hole.flac06 - She's Leaving Home.flac

 

 

 

07 - Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite.flac08 - Within You Without You.flac09 - When I'm Sixty-Four.flac

 

 

 

10 - Lovely Rita.flac11 - Good Morning, Good Morning.flac12 - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise).flac

 

 

 

13 - A Day In The Life.flac

 

 

 

E10

 

 

 

E11

 

 

 

E12a

 

 

 

E13a

E14a

 

 

 

E15a
Round 4:

Eliminated From Round #3

  • Release # 3 The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) [VINYL] (MFSL 1-100)1999 Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\
  • Official DR value:    DR13
  • Disc 8 of 14 disc Mobile Fidelity “Beatles Collection” box set, JVC Japan “SuperVinyl” / MFSL 1-100 ~Half-Speed Mastered by Stan Ricker @ MFSL, Los Angeles
  • The MFSL was eliminated because it is way to “Bright” for my ears. The sound quality in many areas such as transparency, Dynamics, and detail are OK, it’s just too bright for me. If you subjectively like super bright then you will love this. This is the only pressing of the top 5 stereo’s that did not make  the cut. All four others make it into the category ~ “The Best Of The Best”!

 

Round 5: “The Best of The Best” and total rankings of all the Vinyl as well as all the digitals and CD’s.

 

TOTAL 5+ RANKINGS:

 

#1 : THREEWAYTie for The Best Of The Best\

2 UPDATES FOR SGT. PEPPER’S MEGA THREAD ~ SAME PRESSING, SAME SOURCE, HIGHER RESOLUTION:

#1ST PLACE : THREEWAY Tie for The Best Of The Best\

Depending on your preference for either stereo better or mono, these two[Three] (UPDATE NEW RIP) are #1

#2 in Mono Vinyl Section ~ The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) [VINYL] (UK Mono Original) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\ UK Parlophone Mono PMC 7027 (Original Issue)

The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Original UK Tube Cut Pressing -1 Matrix) 2014 Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > transferred to 24Bit/48kHz ALAC .MP4 [Hi-Rez]

UPDATE 1 SAME PRESSING, SAME SOURCE, HIGHER RESOLUTION:
****The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) (Original UK Tube Cut Pressing -1 Matrix) 2014 Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

#2 : THREEWAY Tie for The Best Of The Best\

#2ND PLACE : THREEWAY Tie for The Best Of The Best

Depending on your preference for either stereo better or mono, these two[Three](UPDATE NEW RIP) are #2

#1 in Mono Vinyl Section ~ The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper(1967/1982 Reissue) (Japan Red Wax Mono) 2011 UltMstr Vinyl Rip  Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]

#5 in Stereo Vinyl Section ~ The Beatles – Sgt. P’s L H C B (1967) (UHQR)  FnlMstr FMV-NC Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]

UPDATE 2 SAME PRESSING, SAME SOURCE, HIGHER RESOLUTION:
****The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967/1982) (Japanese Red Wax Mono) 2014 Ans2TheMstr Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

 

 

#3 : Tie for The Best Of The Best\

Even though they both have different sound signatures…I could not decide which of these two stereo pressings is better. I think I lean toward the EU 2012 Digital remaster pressing which has amazing clarity and detail, the 1967 original UK press BC-10 Solid State Cut has amazing warmth.

#4 in Stereo Section ~ The Beatles – Sgt Pepper – (1967) (2012 Parlophone EU remaster) Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\

#2 in Stereo Section ~ The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) (BC-13) (UK STEREO BC-13 SOLID STATE CUT) 2010 Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 16Bit/44.1kHz Lossless FLAC\

 

#4 : The Best Of The Best\

All the vinyl ranked highest as you can see, this is where other formats come in and they start out stunning and quickly plunge into the “poor” range. This 2009 Remaster CD Release takes the number 4 position in a big way.

 

In The CD Section from Part 1 ~ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2009 Mono Remaster) (True) Mono CD Remaster, CD8-1 – CD8-13

 

#5 : The Best Of The Best\

Here comes the next best of the 2009 remasters (This position includes both limited and de-limited versions)…

In The Digital Section from Part 1 ~ The 2009 Remasters Limited Edition Stereo USB Key 24Bit/kHz44.1

 

#6 : The Mediocre\

Here comes the worst of the 2009 remasters…

In The Digital Section from Part 1 ~ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2009 Stereo Remaster CD), CD8-1 – CD8-13

 

#7 : Poor\

# 3 in the Stereo Vinyl Section ~ The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) [VINYL] (MFSL 1-100)1999 Vinyl Rip > Transferred to 24Bit/96kHz Lossless Flac [HI-RES]\ Disc 8 of 14 disc Mobile Fidelity “Beatles Collection” box set, JVC Japan “SuperVinyl” / MFSL 1-100 ~Half-Speed Mastered by Stan Ricker @ MFSL, Los Angeles

 

Beatles, The ‎– Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1987 Canadian CD) Label: Capitol Records ‎– C2 0777 7 46442 2 8, Capitol Records ‎– C2 46442 (1987) Ripped by EAC to 16/44.1 FLAC\

 

Beatles, The ‎– Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1995 US CD) Label: Capitol Records ‎– CDP 7 46442 2, Parlophone ‎– CDP 7 46442 2, Apple Records ‎– CDP 7 46442 2 (1992) Ripped by EAC to 16/44.1 FLAC

 

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I hope this gives you some reference information. I will be updating it over time as the music continues to evolve. Thanks for your patience and sorry for some poor formatting. Thank you all for you questions, comments, and words of wisdom.

My week long Sgt Pepper’s Bender ends here for now! :))))

So there you have it…thanks for reading and your massive support.

Bless Bless!

 

CM ☕

 

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