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I should have been clearer about that 'little joke'. No, it wasn't a sales trick. Ken Scott remembers that during the White Album sessions he mentioned that fans had found differences between mono and stereo versions of an album. It seems they were talking about Sgt Pepper. When the mono mix was done, for instance, they changed the speed of several tracks until it sounded 'fine', and when the stereo mix was done, all they remembered that the speed had been changed but nobody had taken a note by how much. They didn't really bother because it was 'only' the stereo mix. As a consequence, there were differences between the mixes that were actually noticed by fans at the time. At which point Paul alledgedly said, 'we could do it on purpose'. That was a joke, or only half of a joke. Fact is that the differences on the White Album are even more noticeable (down to the editing, see Helter Skelter), and it is a remark that is quite in character in hindsight, given Pauls attitude regarding money and marketing.servi wrote:Concerning the white album: that never was a sales trick probably. If so they would have added different songs or would have made the mixes more different, and they would have advertised it as such.