|Filming "Penny Lane".|
"Penny Lane remix? Sterile, unemotional, everything stands out, nothing blends, all subtlety gone, sounds like 20 overdubs all on separate lines being squeezed together to make one artificial picture. Too much top end EQ on everything, no soul, just clinical sound from a mixer (no idea who it is) that decided that "the Beatles need to be brought into the 21st century". The original (mono or stereo) at least has heart and sounds like a "whole" of something. The remix sounds like someone broke a china teacup, glued it together and shone a big light on it. "Hear what I did? I "fixed" this song. It's good now."
"Horrible thing to do to such a classic song."
You be the judge.
For comparison with the previous incarnation of "Penny Lane", here's that:
You'll notice that during the line "he likes to keep his fire engine clean..." they inserted individual short shots of the Beatles faces in this order:
Paul, George, Ringo
The new one goes:
John, Paul, George, Ringo
So the quick shot of John here is new, making this a new edit, however unobtrusive.