First of all I have been waiting for this vinyl box set with some trepidation since I heard it was to be pressed by GZ, my past experiences with their pressings have been poor to say the least (see my Lennon plastic ono band reissue review) however my Revolver box set is pressed fine.
That over with onto the content I have listened to the stereo version of Revolver since the early 1970,s and have always been frustrated by the early 60,s stereo mix I guess that stereo mixing for "pop" records at that time was in its infancy and the mix has always felt like they threw the kitchen sink at the recording, vocals panned hard to one channel instruments to the other, I later discovered that at the time the mono mix was the primary aim, as at the time few people had access to stereo record players, much later I listened to a mono Revolver and much preferred it. This stereo remaster changes that, at last revolver sounds like a rock recording in stereo rather than an early studio experiment in stereo sound. For those who have not ever heard the mono version then of course this box set also includes a copy and I think I still prefer it, for those who only ever listened to the original stereo Revolver it should be an education to hear revolver sound as the Beatles intended it at the time. The outtakes are interesting but not essential except to beatles compleatists though John's original demo for what became yellow submarine is of interest, the accompanying book is nice and overall the box set is worth having especially if you have not got a mono Revolver, so after all that why only 4 stars? Because the entry price is too high and so not the best value for money