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Old 5th January 2011
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Originally Posted by JP11 View Post
For me, one of the main reasons the classic music of people like The Beatles, Bowie, and Elton is considered classic is because the sound and production complimented the music so well to the point that those recordings are as important as the songs themselves...

the recordings and sounds weren't just snapshots, they oozed personality...and contributed to the emotion of the song beyond just the singer and the performance...like in photography or film...some are grainy black and white, some are technicolor, and so on...and they managed to do it without being boring and pretentious nor cheesy and stupid...
I totally agree. Even in something as simple as Yesterday you can feel the equipment working together with the song and the performance to create a classic. Paul McCartney recorded it several times live and studio later, and IMO never got the charm of the original. On the Anthology 2, take 1, half of the road to a classic recording is already there before he starts playing: you can hear that sound when he speaks to the control room and strums.