To Lowrider, Yes, you are correct "overextended" highs. However, by your comment,it seems like you have bought other Japanese pressing of the Beatles or possibly others, and they are better.
BTW, even if the dynamics are outstanding and there is minimal or low noise that is irrelevant if the highs are so fatiguing it burns off your ears and gearing which is the case on the Japanese pressing of SPLHB.
To Bdf, Thank you for the info. I assume you mean remastered mono vinyl box sets, and also remastered stereo vinyl. Fortunately, or unfortunately, I am not that much of a vinyl purist to have add mono vinyl LP. I believe I recently purchased a mono version of the Beatles "Help" which is missing one or two of the better selections....and also sounds flat and washed out....( Thank you again Music Direct) I have a minimal TT in a Project DC Carbon with a Ortofon 2M Red.....I only have it to play the 40 or so LP's that I have not given away or which are just worn out. So, if the remastered Beatles boxset in stereo is vinyl, I would not be interested or getting back into analog. However, can you clarify who is offering these two box sets, and wheather there is a remastered CD box set in stereo. Thank you