Aug 252007

Here’s another case of a song I’d already loved (in fact, this is one of my top 2 or 3 favorite Beatles songs) demonstrating, in true stereo on the 1971 German release of Magical Mystery Tour, previously untapped depths. How gripping is the intro with the added space of the true stereo mix?

The Beatles, “Strawberry Fields Forever” (German true stereo mix)

I don’t know about you, but I find this mix to have even more allure than the version we’ve all grown up with and loved. As with so many of the arrangements on this album, a sense of unease is more palpable with the greater clarity, width, and depth.


  4 Responses to ““Strawberry Fields Forever”…In True Stereo”

  1. Mr. Moderator

    Checking in ever so very briefly! This place looks great from Sorrento. More soon. Hope you are all swell and appreciative of your apostrophes.

  2. saturnismine

    those european keyboards are a bitch, aint they?

    haven’t had a chance to listen yet. i’ll lay into this track later.

    hope you’re enjoying my homeland, bro!

  3. BigSteve

    I think SFF is such an enormous achievement that it’s hard to talk about, hard to know where to start.

    It’s four trumpets and three cellos btw.

  4. saturnismine


    deep and with almost studio playback clarity. i don’t think i’ve ever heard the maraccas like this before.

    the electric guitar at the end jumps out much moreso, as well.

    somehow, all of this persnicketty detailing doesn’t get in the way of, or contradict, the hazy self-contradictory sleepyheaded quality of the song. it just makes the dream seem more real than being awake.

    thanks mod!

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