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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The Beatles - Help!: Remixed [A Prof. Stoned Comp] (minor update: 7-2)

 















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88 comments:

  1. Thanks for remixing a great album. Really looking forward to enjoying your work.

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  2. Thanks so much for this. I have truly enjoyed all the other Beatles ones you have done so I'm sure this will be terrific too. Your attention to making everything sound as best as possible is really appreciated.

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  3. Thank you for more remixed Beatles. I was hoping you would continue this project. It is very interesting to listen to these well known songs from a new perspective.

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  4. thanks prof as always :D

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  5. Hey Prof Stoned, Thanks for your Help remix. I really like your work on these albums. Much appreciated.
    dr blues

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  6. I've been waiting for this in particular. Can't wait to hear it! Thanks so much for all your hard work. I'm sure you've had many hard day's nights. :-)

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  7. Thank you so much for this, especially for the accompanying extra songs. That means a lot. ;-)

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  8. Looking forward to your Rubber Soul remix.

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  9. Fantastic! I especially like what you did with The Night Before, I Need You, and Bad Boy, which rocks the house down. It has become a much better album, due to the vastly improved sound and balance. Bravo!

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  10. One of my favorite Beatles albums. Can't wait to hear this. Thank you.

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  11. Fantastic! Thanks prof as always, I really like your work

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  12. Thanks Prof - great job as always, much appreciated.

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  13. Thanks, another excellent Beatles stereo album upgraded. I don't get the purist who wouldn't want the best sounding stereo version of these albums, to each his own I guess. Fantastic work Prof..

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    1. Couldn't agree more. Thanks, Prof.

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  14. thank you so much Professor Stoned, I am excited to find this and you!

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  15. Incredible. Thank you!

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  16. looks great! thanks! antony

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  17. Thanks for all your fantastic work!

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  18. Thanks so much Prof! Great work as usual.

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  19. Very pleasant, a rediscovery, a magnificent work, as always, Thank you!

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  20. Thanks for another great remix Prof! I appreciate all you've done over the years!!! Cheers!

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  21. Prof,. You never fail to dazzle us with your workmanship and as I probably mentioned before, the work your doing on the remix series is placing the bar much higher than Apple (aka The Beatles Consortium) has yet to achieve.

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  22. Thanks!!! Muito obrigado por seu trabalho fant√°stico

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  23. Thanks for yet another great remix!!!

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  24. Thanks for taking the time and sharing your beautiful work Prof!!!

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  25. Hey Professor, many thx for another great remix. Thanks for your hard work - very much appreciated, cheers

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  26. Thankyou so much Prof. Really enjoyed the others and I am sure 'Help' will be another gem.

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  27. Thanks for the hard work. These remixes are wonderful.

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  28. Thank you, Professor. Another jewel.

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  29. As being stuck in mono mode with this album, thank you for different stereo take. Bless you

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  30. no one does it better than you do can't thank you enough.All the records have a better quality and punch to them.

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  31. As Always Better Than What Apple can Do

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  32. Many thanks Professor! A really nice listen!

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  33. TY for the great work you did on this album.It has that "ProfStoned" sound we love.

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  34. Thank you professor.

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  35. Great to have all these early Beatles albums remixed so wonderfully by someone who loves the Beatles. Thank you very much Prof.

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  36. Thank you for another great remix. I really enjoy listen to your work.

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  37. Another excellent job, thanks for your work!

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  38. Long awaited and very much appreciated - many many thanks for making this album shine!

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  39. I really enjoy your webpage Prof. Stoned, i've never heard this version of That means a lot, it's the best one i've heard of all of them thank you...

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  40. Why would you use the processed mono box set version to do this remix? The "raw" Canadian CD would have been a much better choice. Oh well.

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    1. I'll answer anyway. They both appear to not to have been re-EQ'd and sound pretty much identical (to me). The old CD was transferred to digital in the 80s with outdated AD technology cutting off at 20kHz. And it also seem to have some dropouts which are absent from the 2009 source.

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    2. The mono box version has noise reduced song intros, perceived anomolies digitally removed, compromised stereo imaging and other excessive tinkering. The rouge Canadian CD is pure - would have been easier to work with and more legit sonically. But whatever.

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    3. I'm gonna guess you are my pal J...

      Sorry man, but as far as I know nobody has been able to pinpoint those 5min of NR. Also, there is no channel narrowing. It's easy to disprove that. Same thing with those 2 Stones stereo tracks "What a shame" & "Time is on my side": it was claimed by a certain somebody these were narrowed on the 2002 remaster, but this is nonsense. There is NO leakage from either channel on the other. There should be if it was narrowed.

      Really, I'm fine with it if you think the Canadian CD is better, and also no hard feelings if you don't like the outcome of this project and how it was made (I already said it; purists stay far away), but if you criticize the source then at least use some examples of degradation that can actually be demonstrated..

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    4. Just a suggestion:

      Even if English may not be a person's native language (as it is not mine) and one has a different opinion or certain criticism about the sources used by the good Prof., this still could be voiced in a much mellower, friendlier tone with a little bit of effort.

      Maybe in form of an inquiry about the reasons why a certain source was used instead of another.

      Usually the Prof. answers these questions in a way that might also be of interest for the rest of us, as he even did despite the quite rude comments.

      So I think it's helpful to notice that all this stuff here is free of charge. So the choice is for everyone to enjoy it or leave it be.

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  41. Thank you. I look forward to playing this, as I do all your work.

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  42. Thanks for doing all of these remixes

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  43. Thanks for this. Love to hear different mixes.

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  44. Not sure why all the complaints about the source, think the '65 mix from the mono box was a great choice. Only minor complaint from me is the distortion at the beginning of "...Hide Your Love Away". Also I prefer the '87 mix for "Ticket To Ride" but I do like how you've beefed up the rather weak original stereo mix of that song

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    1. I have decided to upgrade Tr 03. Thanks for your feedback!

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  45. As for the criticisms, I don't know a whit about all the technical stuff. But I trust my ears that have loved rock music for over 60 years, and The Beatles the most. Your remix is great. And I think it's probably because, in the end, you go by your own ears as your "most important" tool (as you say) and ultimate determiner of how you mix. I can't wait for Rubber Soul, which I am assuming will be next.

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  46. As always, thank you for your work! Can't wait to give this one a listen!

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  47. This is magnificent. Thank you

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  48. Thanks, excellent as ever

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  49. Another gem remixed by prof. Now is a very brilliant gem. Thank you very much prof. :-)

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  50. Home run! Great remix job.

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  51. Thank you so much - fantastic!

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  52. another wonderful accomplishment, thank you!

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  53. Thanks for that Prof, and apologies for a couple of downloads I forgot to leave my appreciation for. Loved the Love and Black Sabbath posts!

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  54. I am blown away! Today I heard Help! like I'd never heard it before, along with the added tracks, and in the best quality my ears have ever experienced. My hats off to you, Prof.

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  55. Simply fantastic. Thank you!

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  56. Minor upgrade:

    v1.1: 07-02-2023: (Distortion on Tr. 03 corrected)

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  57. I loved Rubber Soul so I'm really looking forward to this. I also appreciate all of your hard work on these recordings and how you freely share these with all.

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  58. Listening to this now. Sounds really nice. I do have one question though. I'm wondering why the orchestral opening is missing from Help! Was it not part of the original album and added later? Just curious. Thank you again for your hard work on these.

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    1. I believe that was added to the U.S. release of the song on the soundtrack album, and for some reason it also turned up on the "Red" double LP of their early hits, even though it never appeared on a single.

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    2. Did not know that. Thanks!

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    3. I own a Capitol Release of the Beatles RED ALBUM, and it shows. Also, that orchestral snippet appears on 2006 - The Capitol Albums Vol. 2 - Disc 3 - Help!. It was an USA thing only, as far as I know.

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  59. Admirable achievement. Three trillion cheers to the Prof.

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  60. At last a good , modern and faithful version of HELP ! Thanks

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  61. Thanks again for this - now updated - love your work!

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  62. Thank you very much. Sounds great!

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  63. Thanks for being you Prof.Stoned, Rock On!!

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  64. Just finished downloading the older Beatles albums remastered. Many thanks for these. I have only one ear that works anymore so I plan to play these with VLC with the audio changed to mono. Hope it helps enjoy such classic music. Thanks again for all your efforts.

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