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Best Quality Version of The Decca Session
on 17 August 2013
This is a product that will appeal strongly to confirmed and dedicated Beatle fans, as these are recordings the group (with Pete Best on drums) made nearly a year before their first official release of the Love Me Do single in October 1962
I am very impressed with the sound quality on this vinyl version of The Decca Tapes. Considering the performances are raw takes and the limited studio time that was given over to this early incarnation of The Beatles, this is a very presentable set of recordings from January 1962. It is certainly the best sounding version of these historic recordings that I have heard. They will never be audiophile quality but I must praise Doxy Records on this release.
This release is on heavyweight 180g vinyl. My copy is completely flat, the spindle hole is central and the vinyl is without any non-fill issues, which seem to plague so many heavy pressings at the moment. The inner sleeve is poly lined and the cover is laminated. It feels like a quality package. The liner notes on the back sleeve are very well written and present a deliberate "historical fiction" of the recordings. They are very amusing.
It is also a massive bonus to get a CD version too. I wouldn't hesitate in getting this product. I am not sure to what extent the run is limited but as a massive Beatle fan, I would advise other fans to get this as soon as possible.