51 Bob Howard 2 weeks ago I have to say I’m with Tim on this one. I find it ever harder to be protective of the sanctity of recordings from the early days of recording technology. To me, the value of any one song is the song, not the captured performance they happened to play that way that one time. I love hearing Paul sing a song now as much as when he sang it in Abby Road in the 60s. I think of the recordings as a by product of the real thing, the song.I think it has something to do with my feelings about art in general. To me, the important part of art is as a verb more than as a noun. The doing is the thing rather than the having. The doing is for the artist, the having is for the gallery owner, the middle man who wants to monetize it. The seeing or hearing is for the audience. Also, We don’t have the same ears as we had when we heard it in the 60s. I’m sure many of us are wearing hearing aids to try to recover some of this fidelity but it will be different than when we first listened. Some of us, way different. I lost all hearing in my right ear to a brain tumor. I have been hearing only mono since 2004 with no hope of ever hearing stereo again. The only way I can be at peace with this is that I have to remember that all things are temporary, all things are always in a state of change and All Things Must Pass. I’m happy to be living in the chapter in which I am living.Also, it sounds better.