The US mixes
|The new american boxed set will be released on January 20th around the world and the 21st in USA. Photo: © 2013 Apple Corps Ltd.|
Seems they kept the unique US mixes but substituted other tracks, including the duophonic stereo by the new stereo remasters.
It appears that the new US Albums will contain a mishmash of mixes, most from the recently issued UK remasters (2009), but the unique US mixes found on some songs will also have been used.
Example: The US mono version of “I’m Only Sleeping” has the backwards guitar licks in other places than on the UK mix, thus it will be preserved on the new release.
However, where Capitol created their fake-stereo aka “duophonic”, these will be replaced with their true stereo counterparts, taken from the 2009 UK remasters. This will also apply to their reverb-drenched versions “made for American listeners”.
Example: The US stereo version of “I Feel Fine” was created from a mono master tape and fake “duophonic” stereo applied. On the new release, it is likely to be replaced with the true UK stereo remaster.
|Looks like you can peel back the trunk cover on “Yesterday and Today” by yourself.|
Perhaps they read my initial thoughts regarding the “butcher” cover when I first announced this new release back in November?
|From the booklet. This is a still photo from the ad for the boxed set.|
Of course, this revisionism has been subject to criticism from the American fans already. The albums will no longer sound like they used to. It all boils down to that you should probably keep your Capitol Albums boxed sets.
Further reading about anomalies and mixing variations: