doctorow at September 5th, 2013 11:02 — #1
boundegar at September 5th, 2013 11:38 — #2
How on earth do they do this? Were the original tapes found? I studied signal processing back in the 20th Century, and I simply can't imagine a process that could separate the human voice from the guitar... besides the human brain, but its outputs are really lossy.
phasmafelis at September 5th, 2013 12:42 — #3
I was wondering the same thing. The comments hypothesize that it was extracted from the Rock Band game tracks--those guys often get access to masters that no one else is allowed. It'd be amazing if someone made an actual process that could do that.
I notice that whatever these guys did isn't quite perfect--you can faintly hear the music in the background of some bits.
boundegar at September 5th, 2013 12:50 — #4
A few months ago, BB had Entwhistle's track isolated from... I think it was Baba O'Reilley. And you could hear the other instruments, probably through his bass pickup.
aikimo at September 5th, 2013 13:09 — #5
I think they've always had the original tapes. George Martin's son remixed a lot of their material into a surprisingly beautiful album called, "Love."
aikimo at September 5th, 2013 13:10 — #6
That's probably coming from their headphones which the mic is picking up as they sing.
pjcamp at September 5th, 2013 21:50 — #7
I've listened to this since it came out and never noticed the little finger snaps and such. I assume those are not artifacts.
I've always thought this was the most seamless and unified album side ever produced. Only the B side of American Beauty comes close.
ashleyyakeley at September 5th, 2013 22:54 — #8
Reminds me how much even Brit pop vocalists affect American accents (as compared to "Polythene Pam").
doctorow at September 10th, 2013 11:02 — #9
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