Its not just the Beatles. What their "mastering engineers" did to the EMI
classicals for Angel created a market in EMI imports to this day.
I had a bout with them on a project. Their LP mastering "engineer" fussed
with the LP version so much that the cassete version sounded far better.
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From: "Bob Olhsson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] RIP: EMI / let's clear the air
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> From Michael Shoshani: "...This info I got from "EMI: The First 100 Years"
> by Peter Martland..."
> You can be sure that each side spun a version of the story that would put
> themselves in the best light for their stockholders and employees. My
> understanding was that the Columbia/EMI deal was between independent
> entities and not a case of one company having purchased the assets and
> trademarks of another like the RCA deal. It makes sense that the 50 year
> deal I was told about must have been just for the trademarks.
> My conversations were at EMI in England around 1968 and with Voyle Gilmore
> in the 1970s after he had retired from Capital. It was interesting that
> folks at EMI studios in England were livid about what Capital had done to
> the sound of the Beatles although they had no problem with the differing
> album contents. At Motown we had a carbon of our letter turning down
> distribution of the Beatles posted on the wall for a while as a humbling
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