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hollies Post subject: Evolution and Butterfly on Vinyl


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Evolution and Butterfly are to be released on Vinyl as the popularity of the medium grows.

The releases will be brand new formats that include both stereo and mono versions of the album A/B (Mono album) C/D (Stereo Album) housed in a widespined LP sleeve on 180g, with the original tracklist.

The albums can be pre-ordered below.

Evolution

Butterfly


See more details HERE

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Good news that both are popular enough for re-issue on vinyl

'Butterfly' is fine but 'Evolution' really needs a sonic overhaul - has that now finally been done ? (the later CD versions merely largely duplicated the old vinyl mixes)

the 'Evolution' album - unlike 'Sgt Pepper' issued the same day in 1967 - always had a rather 'muddy' mix while the original stereo version (Parlophone PCS 7022) had the very basic 'vocals one channel / instruments the other' cheap false sounding stereo that plagued some EMI sixties releases and The Hollies in particular with 'In The Hollies Style', 'Hollies' (1965), and 'Would You Believe ?' albums also having this very basic twin channel stereo mix

- as late as 'Sorry Suzanne' in 1969 stereo mixes of some of their sixties singles also had this style of stereo

curiously both 'Stay With The Hollies' (1964) and 'For Certain Because...' (1966) albums stereo versions were far better with nearly all tracks having centralised vocals and other vocals & instruments spread out properly across the stereo channels

while of course it costs money - and no doubt quite expensive these days - a proper stereo mix revision to those four classic sixties Hollies albums that suffered from the ultra basic stereo twin channel sound EMI often opted for back then is really long overdue (unless hopefully it has been done with 'Evolution' for this latest release ?).
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I received my "Evolution" & "Butterfly" vinyl from Amazon.co.uk yesterday. The sound quality is superb, and obviously they are all new remasterings. The glitch that engineer Peter Mew introduced on the stereo mix of "Dear Eloise" in the 1999(and which was repeated verbatim on the 2015 Japan "Butterfly" CD) is gone. If only the 3 CD boxed sets("Clarke Hicks Nash Years", "Changin' Times" and "Head Out of Dreams") could have been newly remastered, but instead, they mostly recycle Peter Mew's 1990's efforts. I guess that Warner Music didn't want to spend the money to newly remaster the entire Hollies catalog. But, someday they'll have to, if they want to offer more Hollies recordings(other than "Evolution" & "Butterfly") as high resolution 24-bit audio.
These two albums have never sounded better. I hope that Warner/Parlophone release more 1960's Hollies albums on vinyl.
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