Produced by George Martin
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The chosen version of 'Theme 1' is missing the wonderful 'walking down the road, opening the cathedral door, closing the door and sitting down at the organ console' noises. These effects (present on the LP version of the track) really add to the anticipation of the opening notes and the cathedral door is best experienced with a powerful sub-woofer.
The 'Gerry' tracks on disc 3 are neither mono nor stereo but George's celebrated 'instruments on one track and vocals on the other' premixes, intended to be tightened to mono with compression. Listen especially to Gerry's voice on 'Never Walk' coming dry from the right with the echo return leaping out of the left!
The Dudley Moore track that is mentioned in the text (complete with picture) seems to have been dropped from disc 1.
The picture that should be Humphrey Lyttleton is of Johnny Dankworth (and the same JD picture appears three pages later on an album cover)!
Don't be put off with these niggles, however, its a great box set.
There are many highlights and very few duff tracks; overall, a complete joy to listen to and absorb.
I especially liked the Ray Cathode track which was not only a glimpse into George's sense of humour but it also harked back to when we used to watch 'Interludes' such as The Potter's Wheel. This track, we are informed by the accompanying booklet, was an uptempo track associated with an Interlude.
Well worth buying.
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George Martin... SIR, to the likes of you and I, and deservedly so - THE. SINGLE. MOST. IMPORTANT. Read morePublished 14 months ago by platterseacatshome
This disc set is one of the best investments I have ever made. The man has been involved in many more music styles, and productions than I ever thought. Read morePublished on 20 Feb. 2009 by Mr. Gf Mower