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Help! (Remastered)
The Beatles
Help! (Remastered)
Genres: Rock, Classic Rock
 
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The classic original Beatles studio albums have been re-mastered by a dedicated team of engineers at Abbey Road Studios in London over a four year period utilising state of the art recording technology alongside vintage st...  more »

      

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All Artists: The Beatles
Title: Help! (Remastered)
Members Wishing: 34
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI
Original Release Date: 1/1/1965
Re-Release Date: 9/9/2009
Album Type: Enhanced, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
Genres: Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Folk Rock, British Invasion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 094638241522

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The classic original Beatles studio albums have been re-mastered by a dedicated team of engineers at Abbey Road Studios in London over a four year period utilising state of the art recording technology alongside vintage studio equipment, carefully maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. The result of this painstaking process is the highest fidelity the Beatles catalogue has seen since its original release.

Within each CD's new packaging, booklets include detailed historical notes along with informative recording notes. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. The newly produced mini-documentaries on the making of each album, directed by Bob Smeaton, are included as QuickTime files on each album. The documentaries contain archival footage, rare photographs and never-before-heard studio chat from The Beatles, offering a unique and very personal insight into the studio atmosphere. Beatles Photos The Beatles Merchandise

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CD Reviews

Stereo over Mono for Help
PAC MAN | NEW YORK | 02/10/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Stereo over Mono for Help. The mono version is terrible. The song help sounds muddy with the vocals and song structure. But, mono is where its at for the first four albums, sgt. pepper, and magical mystery tour. Hopefully mono will not be limited edition because that is how the beatles mixed and recorded the material. The first two albums in stereo are unlistenable in stereo because of the left right vocal issue."
I prefer George Martin's 1987 remix over remaster
Nick | Los Angeles, California | 05/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Even though the mix is the same, the remastered version seems to have less clarity.
Mr. Martin certainly knows what he is doing in the studio. Perhaps the masters of 'Help' had already been compressed to the limit and needed no additional compression in the remastering process. It seems like the remaster has more treble but less presence than the 1987 release. Overall the original George Martin 1987 remix is more balanced and sounds better than every other version I've heard so far. However, the 2009 Rubber Soul remaster actually sounds better than the 1987 Rubber Soul CD. I think it is due to the fact that the Rubber Soul masters do not suffer from the audio problems that the Help masters suffer.(i.e. compressed ride and crash cymbals, too much reverb ect..) In all fairness, the remastered Help actually sounds excellent if you give the bass a healthy boost. I can't figure out why they didn't do this in the remastering. Past masters disc 1 has the same problem. Listen to Long Tall Sally from the 1988 release and then listen to the new remastered version. You have to boost the bass to really hear Ringo's drumming. If you are looking to upgrade, first get Rubber Soul or Hard Days Night. Their sound is much improved by the remastering."