Think you own everything there is to own by The Beatles? Think again, buddy. On September 9th, 2009 (yes, 9-9-09), remastered versions of all the Beatles’ studio albums will finally be released.
Wondering why this is such a big deal? Well, the Beatles and their respective estates are extremely protective of their music. Their albums weren’t even released on CD until 1987, years after most artists had started putting their catalog out on the format. And since then, very little has been done to update it.
Well, the wait is over finally. The original twelve albums have been remastered and are now packaged with expanded liner notes and mini-documentary films about the making of each album. The films include rare photos and previously unreleased in-studio banter.
The mono box set, remastered by Paul Hicks, Sean Magee with Guy Massey and Steve Rooke, is limited to only 10,000 copies.
*note: Yellow Submarine, Abbey Road and Let It Be are not included, as they were originally recorded in stereo
The stereo box set, which was remastered by Guy Massey, Steve Rooke, Sam Okell with Paul Hicks and Sean Magee, will include:
The CDs themselves will be designed to look like vinyl replicas, and both versions will include the original label designs and inserts.
So if you are a Beatles fanatic, like me, you’ll definitely want to pick up one of these great box sets. And if you are new to the Beatles and want start your collection, the individually packaged remastered albums are the way to go.
Oh and if you are a gamer, don’t forget The Beatles: Rock Band is also coming out on the same day!