ABRACADABRA! (V4 upgrade 2022)

Fan created remixes and rare variations
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ABRACADABRA! (V4 upgrade 2022)

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Links to my posts for the other volumes

Volume 1 UPGRADED 2022:

Volume 2 UPGRADED 2022
: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1174&p=43969#p43969

Volume 3: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1174&p=18053#p18053

Volume 4 UPGRADED 2022:

Volume 5: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1174&p=20159#p20159

Volume 6: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1174&p=20959#p20959

Volume 7: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1174&p=21818#p21818

Volume 8: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1174&p=22868#p22868

Volume 9: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1174&p=23696#p23696

Link to updated V1 & 2 and V3-9 (updates still to come) by Leaping Armadillos (NOTE: this folder currently contains the old version of Volume 4. See above for a link to the new one): https://dereferer.me/?https%3A//mega.nz ... 9PJ-bEaJFA


UPDATE: Volume 1 has also been updated. See this post: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1174&p=45628#p45628


Well after a long interval here is the first volume of this rejigged series. Those familiar with the project will know that I've posted a couple of different versions of Volume 1 before. The first one is best left forgotten, while the second one was a lot better. This third edition is quite similar except I have remixed everything (from the same elements) and made the vocals a little bit softer because they seemed too loud. There's also some new tracks. A couple of tracks I deleted: Misery take 6, because four outtakes of one song is just too much, and Do You Want To Know A Secret with the ending because this is covered by track 31. If you want to keep those two from the old set then fine but please don't share them with this set.

The ins and outs of what I've done are detailed in a document within, but to explain the premise for those new to the set I will quote this section:

"The goal of this project is to remix the Beatles canon in a manner that might have been done in the 1960s if they'd had more tracks to play with.

I haven't tried to modernise the mixes but rather use demixing to capture the punchiness and impact of the mono albums while retaining the superior clarity, dynamics and frequency response of the stereo albums. Aside from the demixing, I have not done anything which would not have been possible to do at the time - so no modern mastering tools like aural exciters and multi-band compression. I want them to be the kind of stereo mixes that would not have sounded out of place in the 60s."

Next week, Volume 2!
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Link to all nine volumes by Leaping Armadillos: (down temporarily)
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Thank you LR, really been looking forward to this for some time!
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Simply brilliant My Lord. Great to hear the Please Please Me album for the first time mixed this way in "proper" stereo.

I know in All about Volume 1 you touch on this ("Sometimes though it's not always possible to achieve the ideal, especially when working with tracks that only exist in mono"), but can you enlarge on why tracks 19, 20 and 21(to a degree), are basically two-track with vocals on the right and instrumentation on the left?
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as always ... fantastic ... really thanks for all you do !!!
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wow thank you so much .This is AWESOME !!! :D :D :D :D :D
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Christmas comes in August, thanks LR.
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Happiness is here again - thanks so much - a wonderful time indeed starts today!
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Post by craigwill1982 »

Been looking forward to this for a long time! Thanks LR.
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