With the massive amount of publicity (some would say hype) surrounding the new remastered Beatles Cds I thought it was time to dig out the old CDs and compare them to a couple of the new editions.
From what I’ve read they have talked about limiting to bring things up to date. From what I can see and what I can here they have cleaned up the sound , firmed up the bottom end considerably and added a degree of compression that is unfortunately almost essential for any modern release. Compared to say the last Metallica released this is absolutely sonically fantastic dynamics wise. Compared to the originals, somehow while they have more presence and more punch they also sound a touch too loud in places. The vocals in Back in the U.S.S.R. just shout. Pity.