TUBE CUT HISTORY
At some point in the late 60's they changed equipment at Abbey Road (and everywhere else?) from tube-driven to solid state gear, prior to the recording of the Abbey Road album. Any albums made before that change are thusly called "tube cuts." The -2/-2 Sgt Pepper was cut after the change to solid state gear, so the -1/-1 is the only "tube cut" of the stereo Pepper (not sure about the mono).
Prior to this drop I don't think anyone had done a transfer from a tube cut stereo Sgt Pepper
(or any other tube cut album except maybe the White Album), mainly because mint sounding copies are difficult to find.
Testimony on the Sgt. Pepper's album
''I was blown away by the sound representation coming out of my speakers! How the hell did he do it?
Wow! You know, with many great sounding discs from the likes of Ebbetts, MS, DLedin I really couldn't imagine something surpassing all these other attempts by that much. At this point I figure it's gotta be trivial improvements and all a matter or whose technique sounds best. But this pristine tube cut disc is immaculate. Flawless at this point.
I'm more than impressed-- I'm bowled over with the detail, sound stage, tone and yes, warmth that cuddles this disc.
Even though I haven't given it a full listening yet, I feel obliged to make this brief comment. This disc is like what it's like if we had a DMM master version of this album! I can't wait to dig my teeth into this disc''
THE MINI LPs :
*PLEASE PLEASE ME - PCS-3042 (UK stereo 1º mix LP - Parlophone)
THE BEATLES 1962/66 - PCSP-717 (UK RED VINYL EDITION)
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT - PSC 3058 (UK 2-Box Stereo LP Tube Cut -1 Matrix)
BEATLES FOR SALE - PSC 3062 (TUBE CUT)
BEATLES FOR SALE 45 R.P.M. - GEP-8931 (UK EP)
THE BEATLES GREATEST 1 C 06204207(German Stereo Odeon LP) Millennium Remasters
HELP! - PCS 3071 [VINYL] UK 2-Box Stereo LP (Tube Cut -1 Matrix)
REVOLVER PCS - 7009 (TUBE CUT STEREO)
RUBBER SOUL PMCO-1267 [VINYL] (192khz Vinyl Remaster) (Loud Cut) AUSTRALIAN MONO EDITION
SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND - PCS 7027 (192khz Vinyl Remaster) (Tube Cut)
YELLOW SUBMARINE - PMCO 7070 (Aus Mono) (Vinyl Rip 2010)