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White Light / White Heat versions

Post by marukomu » 12 Oct 2021 18:24

I'm trying to track down an article I remember reading which describes the differences between the stereo and mono versions of WLWH. I think it's from the early 70s. I thought it was by Lester Bangs but I can't find it in Psychotic Reactions. It's not in All Yesterday's Parties either. Any pointers gratefully received.

Alternatively, I'm sure there are probably loads of threads on here talking about the differences.

Finally, I've seen talk of the UK version of WLWH (e.g. the 5th disc of Ultimate Stereo Album). How does it differ from the US version (sonically, that is, rather than labels, sleeves, etc)?

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Re: White Light / White Heat versions

Post by iaredatsun » 20 Oct 2021 09:23

Somebody once pointed out to me that the vocals on the mono title track are not distorted in the way they are on the stereo version. Most striking difference to me has always been Lady Godiva where the mono mix sounds better.

I dont think it is correct to call the UK pressing of the album a ‘different mix’ as the ‘ Ultimate Stereo Album’ box seems to claim. It’s just a nice pressing.
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Re: White Light / White Heat versions

Post by marukomu » 21 Oct 2021 14:03

Thanks. That's helpful.

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Re: White Light / White Heat versions

Post by gazatthebop » 21 Oct 2021 16:08

anyone comment on the new WL/WH half speed remaster LP?

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Re: White Light / White Heat versions

Post by iaredatsun » 22 Oct 2021 02:06

gazatthebop wrote:
21 Oct 2021 16:08
anyone comment on the new WL/WH half speed remaster LP?
I like it!
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Re: White Light / White Heat versions

Post by gazatthebop » 22 Oct 2021 22:53

does it come with the Abbey Road half speed mastered certificate? Is it the same as the mysterious Greek one from 2019?

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Re: White Light / White Heat versions

Post by iaredatsun » 24 Oct 2021 07:46

gazatthebop wrote:
22 Oct 2021 22:53
does it come with the Abbey Road half speed mastered certificate? Is it the same as the mysterious Greek one from 2019?
gazatthebop wrote:
22 Oct 2021 22:53
does it come with the Abbey Road half speed mastered certificate? Is it the same as the mysterious Greek one from 2019?
What’s an Abbey Road certificate? I’ve no idea whether it’s the same as the Greek version.
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Re: White Light / White Heat versions

Post by gazatthebop » 25 Oct 2021 02:32

My other Abbey Road non VU half speed mastered LP's include these


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Re: White Light / White Heat versions

Post by iaredatsun » 25 Oct 2021 08:54

gazatthebop wrote:
25 Oct 2021 02:32
My other Abbey Road non VU half speed mastered LP's include these


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Nothing like that. But given that I bought these from UMG’s own online shop, why would they not be genuine?
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Re: White Light / White Heat versions

Post by gazatthebop » 25 Oct 2021 11:09

not suggesting they are not genuine. Just seems weird they turned up in Greece two years before being released here. The certificate is gold foil stamped and looks quite good for what it is

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