Thursday, 20 April 2017

RSD single uses remixed versions

Sticker confirms new mixes
It has now been confirmed that Saturday's Record Store Day release of "Penny Lane" / "Strawberry Fields Forever" on a 45 rpm single indeed contains new mixes of the songs. This version of "Strawberry Fields Forever" is the same stereo mix as used on the promotional video for the song on 2015's "1+" compilation, whereas "Penny Lane" is a newer mix, with a 2017 production date. This release will then mark the debut of this mix, prior to its inclusion on the DeLuxe Anniversary edition of "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". Meanwhile, dealers on ebay are accepting preorders of the upcoming single at very inflated prices.

Close-up of the sticker

9 comments:

Westfield said...

Besides eBay where else can I buy this

Walrus Gumboot said...

A record store... hence the name, "Record Store Day."

James19 said...

None of the stores around me were participating due to "availability issues" so I said screw it and got one off eBay. Can't wait!!

Edward Russell said...

Amoeba in LA will have it.

gary aurit said...

Rog,

I didn't realize there was a problem with the 1+ mix of Penny Lane. Have you heard any complaints about that remix, or why do you suppose they remixed it again?

g-force

James19 said...

There was alot of talk about it in one of the Steve Hoffman forums. That's where you'll find alot of information and unfortunately complaints lol

Joe Dee said...

God willing I'll actually be able to find a copy on saturday (not to mention the McCartney cassette). Of the handful of record stores that still exist in my area, only one is actually participating in RSD. The others have said that it is not worth the hassle...shame really.

Roger Stormo said...

I don't know, g-force - perhaps they have added that extra trumpet riff for effect?

James Peet said...

A very kind Geordie friend was in a queue this morning at 0400hrs(!) He managed to snaffle my copy from that record shop. It's a single that I've adored for over thirty years. I remember the 2-hour special celebrating the twentieth anniversary that had George and Paul on it. No rememberance to explain Ringo's absence. He wasn't in the best of health in those days.