The Beatles Stereo Box Set

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Beatles always stood apart from their peers, a self-evident statement that sadly extended to the treatment of their catalog in the digital age. Where all their peers from the Byrds to the Who have had their catalogs remastered and reissued in deluxe editions, sometimes several times, the Beatles remained stuck in the early days of digital, their 14 albums plus Past Masters singles collection remaining untouched since 1987. Anniversaries came and went, but no remasters arrived until the release of the video game The Beatles Rockband pushed a long-overdue revamping of the band's entire catalog into the stores on 9-9-09. This reissue campaign corrects almost ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Beatles always stood apart from their peers, a self-evident statement that sadly extended to the treatment of their catalog in the digital age. Where all their peers from the Byrds to the Who have had their catalogs remastered and reissued in deluxe editions, sometimes several times, the Beatles remained stuck in the early days of digital, their 14 albums plus Past Masters singles collection remaining untouched since 1987. Anniversaries came and went, but no remasters arrived until the release of the video game The Beatles Rockband pushed a long-overdue revamping of the band's entire catalog into the stores on 9-9-09. This reissue campaign corrects almost all the problems of the original 1987 CDs: the sound and artwork are improved, and all the original mono and stereo mixes finally see the light of day. Naturally, it's possible to quibble about some details of the presentation, particularly the decision to split the reissue into two separate box sets, one covering the stereo mixes and one the mono mixes, with only the stereo mixes available as individual discs it's still possible to complain that the albums do not add era-specific singles or outtakes, but such expansions were never really in the cards, but both boxes still constitute the best Beatles by far. Crucially, it's also inarguably the best-sounding Beatles music ever released, robust and rich even on the earliest rock & roll. None of the albums have been remixed -- although Help! and Rubber Soul retain Martin's 1987 mixes, the original stereo mixes are bonuses on the mono set -- so this doesn't shock the way the Yellow Submarine soundtrack did with its reimagined stereo mixes. Nevertheless, these remasters surely do surprise with their clarity and depth, with each album feeling bigger and fuller than the previous CD incarnation, but not artificially so. It's not that these are pumped up on digital steroids; it's that the veil has been lifted, so everything seems full and fresh. Appropriately, there's more to savor from Help! onward, as the Beatles' productions grew ambitious, but Please Please Me, With the Beatles, and A Hard Day's Night all have a strong punch, while Beatles for Sale is warmer than the previous disc. As a package, the stereo box is slightly unwieldy -- it's a large, vertical set with two stacks of discs in slick cardboard sleeves piled on top of each other. No extra book is included with the set, but each disc has its own booklet with dry, straightforward liner notes detailing the recording process instead of analyzing the music. If anything about the set could be called disappointing, it's the mini-documentaries attached to each disc as Quicktime files and collected on a DVD bonus for the box. "Mini-documentary" may even be stretching what these are: they're three to five infomercials about the albums, not much more informative than the notes themselves. Nevertheless, these do offer annotation, something sorely lacking from the first CDs, and they do replicate the original notes -- in the case of Magical Mystery Tour, including the entire storybook; in the case of Pepper, all the 20th anniversary annotation is added -- finally bringing the Beatles to the same standard for reissues that every other major and most minor bands have had for years now. And the story, at least for the stereo box, is not the packaging -- it's the glorious sound that makes this such a treat. There's also no question that those who waited 22 years to hear a better version of the Beatles will not be disappointed although they may still wonder why it took so long for the Fabs to be treated as they deserve.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2009
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099969944901
  • Catalog Number: 99449
  • Sales rank: 3,136

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Saw Her Standing There (2:53)
  2. 2 Misery (1:48)
  3. 3 Anna (Go to Him) (2:57)
  4. 4 Chains (2:25)
  5. 5 Boys (2:26)
  6. 6 Ask Me Why (2:26)
  7. 7 Please Please Me (2:00)
  8. 8 Love Me Do (2:21)
  9. 9 P.S. I Love You (2:04)
  10. 10 Baby It's You (2:40)
  11. 11 Do You Want to Know a Secret (1:57)
  12. 12 A Tast of Honey (2:03)
  13. 13 There's a Place (1:50)
  14. 14 Twist and Shout (2:37)
  15. 15 Please Please Me Mini-Documentary
Disc 2
  1. 1 It Won't Be Long (2:13)
  2. 2 All I've Got to Do (2:02)
  3. 3 All My Loving (2:07)
  4. 4 Don't Bother Me (2:28)
  5. 5 Little Child (1:46)
  6. 6 Till There Was You (2:13)
  7. 7 Please Mister Postman (2:34)
  8. 8 Roll Over Beethoven (2:45)
  9. 9 Hold Me Tight (2:31)
  10. 10 You Really Got a Hold on Me (3:01)
  11. 11 I Wanna Be Your Man (1:59)
  12. 12 Devil in Her Heart (2:26)
  13. 13 Not a Second Time (2:06)
  14. 14 Money (That's What I Want) (2:51)
  15. 15 With the Beatles Mini-Documentary
Disc 3
  1. 1 A Hard Day's Night (2:34)
  2. 2 I Should Have Known Better (2:43)
  3. 3 If I Fell (2:19)
  4. 4 I'm Happy Just to Dance with You (1:56)
  5. 5 And I Love Her (2:29)
  6. 6 Tell Me Why (2:08)
  7. 7 Can't Buy Me Love (2:11)
  8. 8 Any Time at All (2:11)
  9. 9 I'll Cry Instead (1:45)
  10. 10 Things We Said Today (2:35)
  11. 11 When I Get Home (2:16)
  12. 12 You Can't Do That (2:34)
  13. 13 I'll Be Back (2:26)
  14. 14 A Hard Day's Night Mini-Documentary
Disc 4
  1. 1 No Reply (2:16)
  2. 2 I'm a Loser (2:30)
  3. 3 Baby's in Black (2:04)
  4. 4 Rock & Roll Music (2:31)
  5. 5 I'll Follow the Sun (1:48)
  6. 6 Mr. Moonlight (2:38)
  7. 7 Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (2:38)
  8. 8 Eight Days a Week (2:43)
  9. 9 Words of Love (2:04)
  10. 10 Honey Don't (2:57)
  11. 11 Ever Little Thing (2:03)
  12. 12 I Don't Want to Spoil the Party (2:34)
  13. 13 What You're Doing (2:30)
  14. 14 Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby (2:27)
  15. 15 Beatles for Sale Mini-Documentary
Disc 5
  1. 1 Help! (2:19)
  2. 2 The Night Before (2:34)
  3. 3 You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (2:09)
  4. 4 I Need You (2:28)
  5. 5 Another Girl (2:05)
  6. 6 You're Going to Lose That Girl (2:18)
  7. 7 Ticket to Ride (3:09)
  8. 8 Act Naturally (2:30)
  9. 9 It's Only Love (1:56)
  10. 10 You Like Me Too Much (2:36)
  11. 11 Tell Me What You See (2:37)
  12. 12 I've Just Seen a Face (2:05)
  13. 13 Yesterday (2:05)
  14. 14 Dizzy Miss Lizzy (2:58)
  15. 15 Help Mini-Documentary
Disc 6
  1. 1 Drive My Car (2:28)
  2. 2 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (2:04)
  3. 3 You Won't See Me (3:19)
  4. 4 Nowhere Man (2:43)
  5. 5 Think for Yourself (2:18)
  6. 6 The Word (2:43)
  7. 7 Michelle (2:42)
  8. 8 What Goes On (2:48)
  9. 9 Girl (2:31)
  10. 10 I'm Looking Through You (2:26)
  11. 11 In My Life (2:26)
  12. 12 Wait (2:14)
  13. 13 If I Needed Someone (2:22)
  14. 14 Run for Your Life (2:23)
  15. 15 Rubber Soul Mini-Documentary
Disc 7
  1. 1 Taxman (2:38)
  2. 2 Eleanor Rigby (2:06)
  3. 3 I'm Only Sleeping (3:00)
  4. 4 Love You To (2:59)
  5. 5 Here, There and Everywhere (2:24)
  6. 6 Yellow Submarine (2:38)
  7. 7 She Said She Said (2:36)
  8. 8 Good Day Sunshine (2:09)
  9. 9 And Your Bird Can Sing (2:00)
  10. 10 For No One (1:59)
  11. 11 Doctor Robert (2:14)
  12. 12 I Want to Tell You (2:27)
  13. 13 Got to Get You into My Life (2:29)
  14. 14 Tomorrow Never Knows (3:01)
  15. 15 Revolver Mini-Documentary
Disc 8
  1. 1 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (2:02)
  2. 2 With a Little Help from My Friends (2:44)
  3. 3 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (3:28)
  4. 4 Getting Better (2:48)
  5. 5 Fixing a Hole (2:36)
  6. 6 She's Leaving Home (3:35)
  7. 7 Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (2:37)
  8. 8 Within You Without You (5:04)
  9. 9 When I'm Sixty-Four (2:37)
  10. 10 Lovely Rita (2:42)
  11. 11 Good Morning Good Morning (2:41)
  12. 12 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (1:19)
  13. 13 A Day in the Life (5:39)
  14. 14 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Mini-Documentary
Disc 9
  1. 1 Magical Mystery Tour (2:50)
  2. 2 The Fool on the Hill (2:59)
  3. 3 Flying (2:15)
  4. 4 Blue Jay Way (3:55)
  5. 5 Your Mother Should Know (2:28)
  6. 6 I Am the Walrus (4:35)
  7. 7 Hello Goodbye (3:28)
  8. 8 Strawberry Fields Forever (4:07)
  9. 9 Penny Lane (3:00)
  10. 10 Baby You're a Rich Man (3:01)
  11. 11 All You Need Is Love (3:52)
  12. 12 Magical Mystery Tour Mini-Documentary
Disc 10
  1. 1 Back in the U.S.S.R. (2:43)
  2. 2 Dear Prudence (3:55)
  3. 3 Glass Onion (2:17)
  4. 4 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (3:08)
  5. 5 Wild Honey Pie (0:52)
  6. 6 The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (3:14)
  7. 7 While My Guitar Gently Weeps (4:44)
  8. 8 Happiness Is a Warm Gun (2:44)
  9. 9 Martha My Dear (2:28)
  10. 10 I'm So Tired (2:03)
  11. 11 Blackbird (2:18)
  12. 12 Piggies (2:04)
  13. 13 Rocky Raccoon (3:33)
  14. 14 Don't Pass Me By (3:50)
  15. 15 Why Don't We Do It in the Road? (1:41)
  16. 16 I Will (1:45)
  17. 17 Julia (2:56)
Disc 11
  1. 1 Birthday (2:43)
  2. 2 Yer Blues (4:00)
  3. 3 Mother Nature's Son (2:48)
  4. 4 Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey (2:24)
  5. 5 Sexy Sadie (3:15)
  6. 6 Helter Skelter (4:29)
  7. 7 Long, Long, Long (3:06)
  8. 8 Revolution 1 (4:15)
  9. 9 Honey Pie (2:41)
  10. 10 Savoy Truffle (2:54)
  11. 11 Cry Baby Cry (3:02)
  12. 12 Revolution 9 (8:22)
  13. 13 Good Night (3:15)
  14. 14 The Beatles Mini-Documentary
Disc 12
  1. 1 Yellow Submarine (2:39)
  2. 2 Only a Northern Song (3:24)
  3. 3 All Together Now (2:10)
  4. 4 Hey Bulldog (3:11)
  5. 5 It's All Too Much (6:25)
  6. 6 All You Need Is Love (3:51)
  7. 7 Pepperland (2:20)
  8. 8 Sea of Time (3:00)
  9. 9 Sea of Holes (2:16)
  10. 10 Sea of Monsters (3:36)
  11. 11 March of the Meanies (2:19)
  12. 12 Peppeland Laid Waste (2:12)
  13. 13 Yellow Submarine in Pepperland (2:16)
  14. 14 Yellow Submarine Mini-Documentary
Disc 13
  1. 1 Come Together (4:19)
  2. 2 Something (3:02)
  3. 3 Maxwell's Silver Hammer (3:27)
  4. 4 Oh! Darling (3:27)
  5. 5 Octopus's Garden (2:50)
  6. 6 I Want You (She's So Heavy) (7:47)
  7. 7 Here Comes the Sun (3:05)
  8. 8 Because (2:45)
  9. 9 You Never Give Me Your Money (4:02)
  10. 10 Sun King (2:26)
  11. 11 Mean Mr. Mustard (1:06)
  12. 12 Polythene Pam (1:12)
  13. 13 She Came in Through the Bathroom Window (1:58)
  14. 14 Golden Slumbers (1:31)
  15. 15 Carry That Weight (1:36)
  16. 16 The End (2:21)
  17. 17 Her Majesty (0:27)
  18. 18 Abbey Road Mini-Documentary
Disc 14
  1. 1 Two of Us (3:36)
  2. 2 Dig a Pony (3:54)
  3. 3 Across the Universe (3:48)
  4. 4 I Me Mine (2:25)
  5. 5 Dig It (0:50)
  6. 6 Let It Be (4:03)
  7. 7 Maggie Mae (0:40)
  8. 8 I've Got a Feeling (3:37)
  9. 9 One After 909 (2:53)
  10. 10 The Long and Winding Road (3:38)
  11. 11 For You Blue (2:32)
  12. 12 Get Back (3:11)
  13. 13 Let It Be Mini-Documentary
Disc 15
  1. 1 Love Me Do (2:25)
  2. 2 From Me to You (1:57)
  3. 3 Thank You Girl (2:03)
  4. 4 She Loves You (2:21)
  5. 5 I'll Get You (2:06)
  6. 6 I Want to Hold Your Hand (2:26)
  7. 7 This Boy (2:16)
  8. 8 Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (2:25)
  9. 9 Sie Liebt Dich (2:19)
  10. 10 Long Tall Sally (2:02)
  11. 11 I Call Your Name (2:08)
  12. 12 Slow Down (2:56)
  13. 13 Matchbox (1:58)
  14. 14 I Feel Fine (2:19)
  15. 15 She's a Woman (3:02)
  16. 16 Bad Boy (2:20)
  17. 17 Yes It Is (2:42)
  18. 18 I'm Down (2:33)
Disc 16
  1. 1 Day Tripper (2:49)
  2. 2 We Can Work It Out (2:15)
  3. 3 Paperback Writer (2:18)
  4. 4 Rain (3:01)
  5. 5 Lady Madonna (2:17)
  6. 6 The Inner Light (2:36)
  7. 7 Hey Jude (7:09)
  8. 8 Revolution (3:24)
  9. 9 Get Back (3:11)
  10. 10 Don't Let Me Down (3:35)
  11. 11 The Ballad of John and Yoko (2:59)
  12. 12 Old Brown Shoe (3:18)
  13. 13 Across the Universe (3:49)
  14. 14 Let It Be (3:51)
  15. 15 You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) (4:19)
Disc 17
  1. 1 Please Please Me
  2. 2 With the Beatles
  3. 3 A Hard Day's Night
  4. 4 Beatles for Sale
  5. 5 Help!
  6. 6 Rubber Soul
  7. 7 Revolver
  8. 8 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  9. 9 Magical Myster Tour
  10. 10 The Beatles (The White Album)
  11. 11 Yellow Submarine
  12. 12 Let It Be
  13. 13 Abbey Road
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beatles Primary Artist
John Lennon Rhythm Guitar, Group Member
Paul McCartney Bass Guitar, Group Member
Ringo Starr Drums, Group Member
Anvil Bhagwat Tabla
Alan Civil Horn
Technical Credits
Arthur Alexander Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
George Harrison Composer
Buddy Holly Composer
Carole King Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer, Author
Carl Perkins Composer
Smokey Robinson Composer
Ringo Starr Composer
Larry Williams Composer
Johnny Russell Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Mike Leander Orchestration
George Martin Composer
Malcolm Addey Engineer
Peter Bown Engineer
Hal David Composer
Geoff Emerick Engineer
Wes Farrell Composer
Robert Freeman Cover Photo
Glyn Johns Engineer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Jeff Jarratt Engineer
Richard Lush Engineer
Ian MacMillan Cover Photo
Phil Medley Composer
Alan Rouse Liner Notes
Barry Sheffield Engineer
Bob Smeaton Director
Norman Smith Engineer
Mike Stoller Composer
Peter Vince Engineer
Klaus Voormann Cover Illustration
Martin Benge Engineer
Kevin Howlett Liner Notes
Bert Russell Composer
Luther Dixon Composer
Richard Penniman Composer
Peter Blake Liner Notes
Tony Barrow Liner Notes
Mark Lewisohn Liner Notes
Paul Hicks Remastering
Steve Rooke Remastering
Graham Kirkby Engineer
Angus McBean Cover Photo
Guy Massey Remastering
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell Composer
Janie Bradford Composer
Enotris Johnson Composer
Adrian Ibbetson Engineer
Christiana Drapkin Composer
Traditional Composer
Sean Magee Remastering
Voni Morrison Composer
Sam O'Kell Remastering
Drew Lorimer Redesign
Chris E. Thomas Producer
Dan Davis Liner Notes
Jeff Jones Executive Producer
Jonathan Clyde Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    At long last...

    The CD versions of The Beatles album catalog are long overdue for an overhaul. The discs available up to now haven't benefitted from the almost 20+ years of advancement in remastering since their release. They are absolutely bottom of the line in packaging that verges on generic. They have no bonus tracks or liner notes. And the cherry on top: they're overpriced.

    So now finally we're getting what The Beatles clearly deserve. Great presentations of each album all the way around. Long overdue, and a reason to celebrate. If you've been waiting to take the plunge on The Beatles on CD, now is the time.

    13 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Pretty Amazing

    Like so many people, I know all these songs very well. This version, however, offers an aural experience that is simply astounding. The sound is so sharp and clear -- and all of a sudden Ringo's drumming jumps out and make him sound like one of the top rock drummers of all time. Overall, I'm really glad I got this set.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply amazing

    The beatles have finally got what they deserved. All their albums remastered perfectly and put together in a nice box. I just bought the set this morning when bestbuy opened. Went home and played Magical mystery tour and A hard days night and found the sound quality to be amazingly clear and smooth. This collection is worth the money. And let me state again the sound quality is unbelivable!!!!!!!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The best The Beatles have ever sounded on CD

    Even someone unfamiliar with audio technology like myself can notice an immediate improvement to The Beatles' catalog with these remasters. Everything is fuller, richer, warmer, and the vocals have much greater presence. This is especially evident on earlier tracks like "Please Please Me" and "From Me to You," and the differences are striking.

    They aren't perfect, however. I've only listened to these on iPod earbuds, so these problems may be nonexistent on a CD player or different headphones. But on the earbuds at least, some tracks, such as "Lovely Rita" and especially "Paperback Writer," lose some punch due to too much channel separation, while the volume level seems a bit too low, and I found myself having to crank up the iPod's volume almost full blast to compensate.

    Still, this is definitely the best The Beatles' catalog has ever sounded, and it's highly recommended to trade up your old 1987 releases for these remasters.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A must-have for Beatles' fans.

    Amazing quality. There are songs in which I hear instruments I didn't realize were used before I bought this set. It is obvious that a tremendous amount of love and time were put into this project, and I think it is perfect. The songs sound brand new. I love it!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Beatles Box Set

    This is probably the easiest review ever.......c'mon, it's the Beatles, do we need to say any more? On top of getting the most influential musical group of all time (and all of their music), I got it at a great price on the Barnes & Noble website. If you're even a passing Beatles fan, you'll be very glad to have this in your music collection.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Christmas Time Is Here Again!

    Attention Beatles Fans! If you are planning to have The Beatles Stereo Box Set as your Christmas gift, now is the time! Just take it from me. I called Barnes and Noble Bookseller at the Ala Moana Shopping Center last Sunday, which was on September 20, and asked them if they have it in stock. The bad news was it was out of stock. They asked me if they could place my name on the waiting list. I said, Yes! So, last Friday, October 1, they called me and told me the good news that it arrived. I picked it up on Saturday, October 2, and I bought it home. I listened to it and it sounded as like it is brand new and better than the old cds. This is the definitive Christmas gift ever.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    An incredible set!

    Want to have a true Beatles experience unlike no other? This is the set to buy. The mono set is also excellent. But the stereo set has so many goodies and packaging extras -- it's a must for any music collection, especially if you're a Beatles fan. Check out MusicRadar for a very detailed review, it's the best I've seen yet. Very comprehensive.

    But in any event, buy this set, it's fantastic.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Supurb!

    Having listened to quite a few of these remastered tracks I can say with very little doubt that The Beatles Remasters are the best thing to happen to the music scene since The Beatles. Every track is clean, crisp, and oh so very clear. I've grown up on these songs and have heard them on just about every format and the quality of whats presented here is on par with the most recent releases from the recording industry today, these could have been recorded last week based on the audio. I could go on and on, and no doubt will, but to put it as plainly as I can, you MUST own these.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A must have for any beatles fan.

    The remastered albums from the beatles are a great addition to any fan of the fab four. The quality is great and the bonus DVD is pretty neat. The only downside is that the individual CD's are contained in a soft sided case, not the typical hard plastic which limits transportability. We pay a lot of money for the collection and I do not want to damage the sleeves. They should have spent a few extra bucks and put them in a good protective cover.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Beatles stereo box set

    I have been a Beatles fan since 1964 and this will go down in music history as the best ever recordings of this group you will get next to hearing it live in the studio. The overall sound is brillant and fresh. To get a true feeling of what the boys were really all about is to listen to the Mono remasters, no question about it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    You can turn up the volume with these remastered tracks.. they Sound Great!

    All tracks sound terrific. I'm hearing the first 3 albums in stereo for the first time. 'It Won't Be Long', 'Little Child', 'Please Please Me', 'I Saw Her Standing There' were particularly standout. I found 'Past Masters - Vol 1' very impressive: Check out 'Thank You Girl' and 'I Feel Fine'. On Volume 2, 'Don't Let Me Down' sounds remarkable... play it loudly, it holds up. Additionally, check out 'It's all too Much', and 'Only A Northern Song' on Yellow Sub., they sound better than I've ever heard. On Revolver, 'Tomorrow Never Knows' is exceptional in Stereo (George and Ringo really shine on this track).

    For what this opinion is worth, mostly all tracks sound superb (to my ears) crossing over at 100Hz (Rotel 1068 Processor; Rotel 1080 DVD player; Rotel 1095 / 200W dedicated per channel Amp; playing through PSB Stratus Gold i towers), with the exception of 'I Want to Hold Your Hand', where the vocals sound a bit tinny at very high volume. Slightly lower volume, still loud, it's just fine. I'm going to run the same setup on an Anthem processor next weekend, and I expect there'll be a stronger low end response.

    Definitely worth it.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    MEET THE BEATLES!

    Two generations of Beatles fans are thrilled with this box set. There are notes and lyrics that are crisp and clean like never before. There are albums I never owned when I was in the midst of the Beatles popularity and thanks to my son, really enjoy some of the cuts. This is an essential set for any Beatles or music fan.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The Beatles Are a Hit Again

    If they counted each boxed set as 13 albums, as they rightly should, The Beatles would have come out on top of the Billboard charts their first week of this set and probably every week thereafter. Also, the stereo and mono boxed sets are listed separately, another disingenuous mistake.

    It took me a few weeks to open, read and digest the great booklets that come with each CD detailing the recording sessions, what else they were doing at the time of release, the release schedule, great pictures and historical tidbits. Wow!

    Of course, front and center is the sound as they moved from a 4 track, bounced down system to an 8 track, bounced down system; always growing, always creative, always innovative. These remastered CDs are a great way to preserve the traditions and sounds of the best and most influential musical group ever...The Beatles.

    Despite the hefty price tag, (I don't think any album should cost more than $9.99) it is worth every penny.

    I love the way they put the instrumentals on one side and the vocals on the other side due to the physical limitations of the recording process. George Martin, Geoff Emerick and all the Beatles knew how to make music that lives up to its legend.

    In time, they will be considered the Shakespeares of music.

    As I listen to Magical Mystery Tour, I am astounded over and over again...

    Long live the sound of The Beatles.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    All the Beatles I could want!!

    I am a long time Beatles fan; going back to 1964, and when I heard this remastered set was soming out, I simply had to have it. I was not disappointed. This is a must have for any Beatles fan.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    If you like the Beatles, this is a must have!

    This should have happened years ago! This is the best and most played set I have.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing remasters

    The Beatles Remasters are welcomed. The sound is superb, comparing with the originals are 7 to 10.
    The music is eternal. Unique.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Beatles Finally Done Right!

    When the intial Beatles CDs came in 1987,it was just another in a long list of 80's-CD dissapointments.The first four(Please Please Me,With The Beatles,A Hard Day's Night and Beatles For Sale)were wrongly released in only mono sound,the sound quality ranged from shrill and grating to sounding no better than a fresh copy of a LP,and with expection to Sgt. Pepper it featured shoddy packaging and graphics.22 years have passed,and the Fab Four finally given the presention they deserve:the first four finally in true stereo with,along with the rest,excellent remastered sound quality,sounding warm,clean,vibrant and up-front,free of annoying tape hiss,muddiness and tinny,harsh top-end;beautiful full color booklets with rare photos and detailed liner notes;and nice,elegant digipacks with each albums artwork faithfully reproduced.I purchased this thru B&N and service was top-notch.I have fallen in love again with the Beatles music thanks to the folks who made this thing happen.Highly Recomended!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great set. Avoid the gift service

    Great remastering.
    Stay away from B&N gift service though. B&N sent someone else's message with my gift. When contacted by email, they did not respond at all. A wasted few bucks for the gift service.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A very good set of cds

    Like everyone in the world I have all the albums and the collections, but this one has best sound I have heard for a long time.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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