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On 04/09/2014, Tom Fine wrote:

> This is true. The Mercury team referred to all the 2-mic experimental
> recordings as "binaural" to separate them as a class from "stereo"
> 3-channel recordings. Because thrre-track tapes were lost in a handful
> of cases, the "binaural" edited master was what was used for the CD.
> If I remember correctly it's fewer than 5 cases, maybe only 1 or 2.
> (There are other cases where the 2-track tape recorded from the live
> 3-2 mix when the LP was cut was used, again because the 3-track master
> was lost, only a handful of those cases too).
> 
> I think, in the early stereo days, only Emory Cook consistently
> recorded true "binaural" tapes, in other words those designed to be
> listened to through headphones only.
> 
"Srereo" is really a misnomer, as it should refer to depth (distance
from the listener), not to width.

The difference between a stereo photograph and a flat one is that it
records distance.

Regards
-- 
Don Cox
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