We still haven't decided which version of "Let It Bleed" to play in a few weeks. The new 50th anniversary album is made from the same 1-bit DSD files that the 2002 remasters were made from, though it is a different mastering and mix. Generally, all-analog mastering is our preference when it comes to vinyl, but that is getting harder and harder to come by.
This 2 LP/ 2 Hybrid Super Audio CD set was entirely remastered in both stereo and mono by Grammy ®-winning engineer Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering . The collection also comes with a reproduction of the 1969 7” mono single of “Honky Tonk Women”/ ”You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” in a picture sleeve. Also included are three 12” x 12” hand-numbered replica-signed lithographs printed on embossed archival paper, and a full-color 23” x 23” poster with restored art from the original 1969 Decca Records package. An 80 page hardcover book that includes an essay by journalist David Fricke and never-before-seen photos by the band’s tour photographer Ethan Russell is part of the set.