The Beatles Stereo Vinyl Box Set
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The Beatles Stereo Vinyl Box Set

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The Beatles’ acclaimed original studio album remasters, released on CD in 2009 and in 2010 for digital download exclusively on iTunes, will make their long-awaited stereo vinyl debut on 12th November (13th November in North America).

Manufactured on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork, the 14 albums return to their original glory…  See more details below


The Beatles’ acclaimed original studio album remasters, released on CD in 2009 and in 2010 for digital download exclusively on iTunes, will make their long-awaited stereo vinyl debut on 12th November (13th November in North America).

Manufactured on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork, the 14 albums return to their original glory with details including the poster in The Beatles (The White Album), the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band’s cutouts, and special inner bags for some of the titles. Each album will be available individually, and accompanied by a stunning, elegantly designed 252-page hardbound book in a lavish boxed edition which is limited to 50,000 copies worldwide.

The book, exclusive to the boxed edition, is authored by award-winning radio producer Kevin Howlett and features a dedicated chapter for each of the albums, as well as insight into the creation of the remasters and how the vinyl albums were prepared. The 12”x12” book showcases a wealth of photographs spanning The Beatles’ recording career, including many images which were not included in the 2009 CD booklets.

The titles include The Beatles’ 12 original UK albums, first released between 1963 and 1970, the US-originated Magical Mystery Tour, now part of the group’s core catalogue, and Past Masters, Volumes One & Two, featuring non-album A-sides and B-sides, EP tracks and rarities. With this release, The Beatles’ first four albums make their North American stereo vinyl debuts. In 2013, the remastered albums will make their mono vinyl debuts.

Since it was recorded, The Beatles’ music has been heard on a variety of formats - from chunky reel-to-reel tapes and eight-track cartridges to invisible computer files. But there has never been a more romantic or thrilling medium for music than a long-playing twelve-inch disc. We ‘play’ records. The process of carefully slipping the disc out of the sleeve, cleaning it and lowering the stylus provides a personal involvement in the reproduction of the music.

When The Beatles’ albums were first released, the listener enjoyed a tangible relationship with the music in the grooves of a record. There was an emotional connection to the artifact carrying the sound, and this bond was strengthened by the LP sleeve. Rather than a merely functional object to protect the disc, it was elevated to a stylish accessory. Certainly, the cover of a Beatles album conveyed a message about the music it was wrapped around. For example, the dominant orange and brown hues and elongated faces on the front of Rubber Soul seem to embody the sound of the record. With the advent of the cassette tape in the seventies and the compact disc in the 1980s, album artwork was reduced in size and importance, losing much of its charm. That is partly why vinyl LPs have not, as predicted, been discarded.

None of that would really matter, were it not for the enduring power of The Beatles’ music. In September, 2009, The Beatles’ remastered albums on CD graced charts around the world. Seventeen million album sales within seven months was resounding evidence of the timeless relevance of their legacy. Through five decades, the music of The Beatles has captivated generation upon generation.

For producer Rick Rubin, surveying The Beatles’ recorded achievements is akin to witnessing a miracle. “If we look at it by today’s standards, whoever the most popular bands in the world are, they will typically put out an album every four years,” Rubin said in a 2009 radio series interview. “So, let’s say two albums as an eight year cycle. And think of the growth or change between those two albums. The idea that The Beatles made thirteen albums in seven years and went through that arc of change... it can’t be done. Truthfully, I think of it as proof of God, because it’s beyond man’s ability.”

The Stereo Albums Available individually and collected in a boxed collection, accompanied by a beautiful 252-page hardbound book.

Please Please Me
“Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You” are presented in mono
(North American LP debut in stereo)

With The Beatles
(North American LP debut in stereo)

A Hard Day's Night
(North American LP debut in stereo)

Beatles For Sale
(North American LP debut in stereo)

Features George Martin’s 1986 stereo remix

Rubber Soul
Features George Martin’s 1986 stereo remix

Original album

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Packaging includes replica psychedelic inner sleeve, cardboard cutout sheet and additional insert

Magical Mystery Tour
Packaging includes 24-page colour book

The Beatles (double album)
Packaging includes double-sided photo montage/lyric sheet and 4 solo colour photos

Yellow Submarine
“Only A Northern Song” is presented in mono. Additional insert includes original American liner notes.

Abbey Road
Original album

Let It Be
Original album

Past Masters, Volumes One & Two (double album)
“Love Me Do” (original single version), “She Loves You,” “I’ll Get You,” and “You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)” are presented in mono. Packaging, notes and photographic content is based on the 2009 CD release.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The flagship of the Beatles' reissue campaign, this box set contains all of the group's recordings in their stereo mixes. It's inarguably the best-sounding Beatles music ever released, robust and rich even on the earliest rock & roll. None of the albums have been remixed, but these remasters surely do surprise with their clarity and depth, with all the albums feeling bigger and fuller than their previous incarnations, 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.

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Disc 1

  1. I Saw Her Standing There  -  Beatles
  2. Misery  -  Beatles
  3. Anna (Go To Him)  -  Beatles
  4. Chains  -  Beatles
  5. Boys  -  Beatles
  6. Ask Me Why  -  Beatles
  7. Please Please Me  -  Beatles
  8. Love Me Do  -  Beatles
  9. P.S. I Love You  -  Beatles
  10. Baby It's You  -  Beatles
  11. Do You Want To Know A Secret  -  Beatles
  12. A Taste Of Honey  -  Beatles
  13. There's A Place  -  Beatles
  14. Twist And Shout  -  Beatles

Disc 2

  1. It Won't Be Long  -  Beatles
  2. All I've Got To Do  -  Beatles
  3. All My Loving  -  Beatles
  4. Don't Bother Me  -  Beatles
  5. Little Child  -  Beatles
  6. Till There Was You  -  Beatles
  7. Please Mister Postman  -  Beatles
  8. Roll Over Beethoven  -  Beatles
  9. Hold Me Tight  -  Beatles
  10. You Really Got A Hold On Me  -  Beatles
  11. I Wanna Be Your Man  -  Beatles
  12. Devil In Her Heart  -  Beatles
  13. Not A Second Time  -  Beatles
  14. Money (That's What I Want)  -  Beatles

Disc 3

  1. A Hard Day's Night  -  Beatles
  2. I Should Have Known Better  -  Beatles
  3. If I Fell  -  Beatles
  4. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You  -  Beatles
  5. And I Love Her  -  Beatles
  6. Tell Me Why  -  Beatles
  7. Can't Buy Me Love  -  Beatles
  8. Any Time At All  -  Beatles
  9. I'll Cry Instead  -  Beatles
  10. Things We Said Today  -  Beatles
  11. When I Get Home  -  Beatles
  12. You Can't Do That  -  Beatles
  13. I'll Be Back  -  Beatles

Disc 4

  1. No Reply  -  Beatles
  2. I'm A Loser  -  Beatles
  3. Baby's In Black  -  Beatles
  4. Rock And Roll Music  -  Beatles
  5. I'll Follow The Sun  -  Beatles
  6. Mr. Moonlight  -  Beatles
  7. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!  -  Beatles
  8. Eight Days A Week  -  Beatles
  9. Words Of Love  -  Beatles
  10. Honey Don't  -  Beatles
  11. Every Little Thing  -  Beatles
  12. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party  -  Beatles
  13. What You're Doing  -  Beatles
  14. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby  -  Beatles

Disc 5

  1. Help!  -  Beatles
  2. The Night Before  -  Beatles
  3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away  -  Beatles
  4. I Need You  -  Beatles
  5. Another Girl  -  Beatles
  6. You're Going To Lose That Girl  -  Beatles
  7. Ticket to Ride  -  Beatles
  8. Act Naturally  -  Beatles
  9. It's Only Love  -  Beatles
  10. You Like Me Too Much  -  Beatles
  11. Tell Me What You See  -  Beatles
  12. I've Just Seen a Face  -  Beatles
  13. Yesterday  -  Beatles
  14. Dizzy Miss Lizzy  -  Beatles

Disc 6

  1. Drive My Car  -  Beatles
  2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)  -  Beatles
  3. You Won't See Me  -  Beatles
  4. Nowhere Man  -  Beatles
  5. Think For Yourself  -  Beatles
  6. The Word  -  Beatles
  7. Michelle  -  Beatles
  8. What Goes On  -  Beatles
  9. Girl  -  Beatles
  10. I'm Looking Through You  -  Beatles
  11. In My Life  -  Beatles
  12. Wait  -  Beatles
  13. If I Needed Someone  -  Beatles
  14. Run For Your Life  -  Beatles

Disc 7

  1. Taxman  -  Beatles
  2. Eleanor Rigby  -  Beatles
  3. I'm Only Sleeping  -  Beatles
  4. Love You To  -  Beatles
  5. Here, There And Everywhere  -  Beatles
  6. Yellow Submarine  -  Beatles
  7. She Said She Said  -  Beatles
  8. Good Day Sunshine  -  Beatles
  9. And Your Bird Can Sing  -  Beatles
  10. For No One  -  Beatles
  11. Doctor Robert  -  Beatles
  12. I Want To Tell You  -  Beatles
  13. Got To Get You Into My Life  -  Beatles
  14. Tomorrow Never Knows  -  Beatles

Disc 8

  1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  -  Beatles
  2. With A Little Help From My Friends  -  Beatles
  3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds  -  Beatles
  4. Getting Better  -  Beatles
  5. Fixing A Hole  -  Beatles
  6. She's Leaving Home  -  Beatles
  7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite  -  Beatles
  8. Within You Without You  -  Beatles
  9. When I'm Sixty Four  -  Beatles
  10. Lovely Rita  -  Beatles
  11. Good Morning Good Morning  -  Beatles
  12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)  -  Beatles
  13. A Day In The Life  -  Beatles

Disc 9

  1. Magical Mystery Tour  -  Beatles
  2. The Fool On The Hill  -  Beatles
  3. Flying  -  Beatles
  4. Blue Jay Way  -  Beatles
  5. Your Mother Should Know  -  Beatles
  6. I Am The Walrus  -  Beatles
  7. Hello, Goodbye  -  Beatles
  8. Strawberry Fields Forever  -  Beatles
  9. Penny Lane  -  Beatles
  10. Baby You're A Rich Man  -  Beatles
  11. All You Need Is Love  -  Beatles

Disc 10

  1. Back In The U.S.S.R.  -  Beatles
  2. Dear Prudence  -  Beatles
  3. Glass Onion  -  Beatles
  4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da  -  Beatles
  5. Wild Honey Pie  -  Beatles
  6. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill  -  Beatles
  7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps  -  Beatles
  8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun  -  Beatles
  9. Martha My Dear  -  Beatles
  10. I'm So Tired  -  Beatles
  11. Blackbird  -  Beatles
  12. Piggies  -  Beatles
  13. Rocky Racoon  -  Beatles
  14. Don't Pass Me By  -  Beatles
  15. Why Don't We Do It In The Road?  -  Beatles
  16. I Will  -  Beatles
  17. Julia  -  Beatles

Disc 11

  1. Birthday  -  Beatles
  2. Yer Blues  -  Beatles
  3. Mother Nature's Son  -  Beatles
  4. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey  -  Beatles
  5. Sexy Sadie  -  Beatles
  6. Helter Skelter  -  Beatles
  7. Long, Long, Long  -  Beatles
  8. Revolution 1  -  Beatles
  9. Honey Pie  -  Beatles
  10. Savoy Truffle  -  Beatles
  11. Cry Baby Cry  -  Beatles
  12. Revolution 9  -  Beatles
  13. Good Night  -  Beatles

Disc 12

  1. Yellow Submarine  -  Beatles
  2. Only A Northern Song  -  Beatles
  3. All Together Now  -  Beatles
  4. Hey Bulldog  -  Beatles
  5. It's All Too Much  -  Beatles
  6. All You Need Is Love  -  Beatles
  7. Pepperland  -  Beatles
  8. Sea Of Time  -  Beatles
  9. Sea Of Holes  -  Beatles
  10. Sea Of Monsters  -  Beatles
  11. March Of The Meanies  -  Beatles
  12. Pepperland Laid Waist  -  Beatles
  13. Yellow Submarine In Pepperland  -  Beatles

Disc 13

  1. Come Together  -  Beatles
  2. Something  -  Beatles
  3. Maxwell's Silver Hammer  -  Beatles
  4. Oh! Darling  -  Beatles
  5. Octopus's Garden  -  Beatles
  6. I Want You (She's So Heavy)  -  Beatles
  7. Here Comes The Sun  -  Beatles
  8. Because  -  Beatles
  9. You Never Give Me Your Money  -  Beatles
  10. Sun King  -  Beatles
  11. Mean Mr. Mustard  -  Beatles
  12. Polythene Pam  -  Beatles
  13. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window  -  Beatles
  14. Golden Slumbers  -  Beatles
  15. Carry That Weight  -  Beatles
  16. The End  -  Beatles
  17. Her Majesty  -  Beatles

Disc 14

  1. Two Of Us  -  Beatles
  2. Dig A Pony  -  Beatles
  3. Across The Universe  -  Beatles
  4. I Me Mine  -  Beatles
  5. Dig It  -  Beatles
  6. Let It Be  -  Beatles
  7. Maggie Mae  -  Beatles
  8. I've Got A Feeling  -  Beatles
  9. One After 909  -  Beatles
  10. The Long And Winding Road  -  Beatles
  11. For You Blue  -  Beatles
  12. Get Back  -  Beatles

Disc 15

  1. Love Me Do  -  Beatles
  2. From Me To You  -  Beatles
  3. Thank You Girl  -  Beatles
  4. She Loves You  -  Beatles
  5. I'll Get You  -  Beatles
  6. I Want To Hold Your Hand  -  Beatles
  7. This Boy  -  Beatles
  8. Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand  -  Beatles
  9. Sie Liebt Dich  -  Beatles
  10. Long Tall Sally  -  Beatles
  11. I Call Your Name  -  Beatles
  12. Slow Down  -  Beatles
  13. Matchbox  -  Beatles
  14. I Feel Fine  -  Beatles
  15. She's a Woman  -  Beatles
  16. Bad Boy  -  Beatles
  17. Yes It Is  -  Beatles
  18. I'm Down  -  Beatles

Disc 16

  1. Day Tripper  -  Beatles
  2. We Can Work It Out  -  Beatles
  3. Paperback Writer  -  Beatles
  4. Rain  -  Beatles
  5. Lady Madonna  -  Beatles
  6. The Inner Light  -  Beatles
  7. Hey Jude  -  Beatles
  8. Revolution  -  Beatles
  9. Get Back  -  Beatles
  10. Don't Let Me Down  -  Beatles
  11. The Ballad Of John And Yoko  -  Beatles
  12. Old Brown Shoe  -  Beatles
  13. Across The Universe  -  Beatles
  14. Let It Be  -  Beatles
  15. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)  -  Beatles

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The Beatles Stereo Box Set 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 202 reviews.
Billman More than 1 year ago
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.
Rocko_Jerome More than 1 year ago
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.
Truedogmg More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!!
D-Rock More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
KathyNC More than 1 year ago
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!
BeatleJR More than 1 year ago
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.
Walterama More than 1 year ago
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.
XJ32 More than 1 year ago
So I wanted to order this today, but now the member discount no longer applies...even though it is still there on the site, and it applied to so many other folks a week ago. I called customer service and was told sometimes policies change. I am more than slightly ticked off!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reserving judgement on the repak until delivered, but would advise others to do their own shopping. Amazon pre-order allocation is now sold out (yup, they got bought up), and just to set the record straight, my price there was $171. Don't believe everything you read/hear. Shop for the price you're willing to pay yourself. B&N at under $175, ain't bad if you can still get it at the member price. Another post says someone couldn't get the price. Find out for yourself. Oh blah di!
chrono1984 More than 1 year ago
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.
Trixter More than 1 year ago
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.
FWM More than 1 year ago
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.
Dr_Robert More than 1 year ago
The Beatles Remasters are welcomed. The sound is superb, comparing with the originals are 7 to 10. The music is eternal. Unique.
MMStaton2469 More than 1 year ago
This should have happened years ago! This is the best and most played set I have.
bklvr16 More than 1 year ago
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.
willyshakes444 More than 1 year ago
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.
Suncountry More than 1 year ago
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.
thefifthbeatle More than 1 year ago
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.
Mark58 More than 1 year ago
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.
tom15706 More than 1 year ago
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!
joe19660307 More than 1 year ago
The stereo box set offers the entire Beatles catalogue in upgraded remastered sound, packaged in a lovely if somewhat awkward container. Perhaps someone at Apple was nostalgic for the early 80s CD longbox, or they didn't get the memo that MP3's are the preferred format for music now. At any rate, this is an ideal (and somewhat more economical) way to acquire all the Beatles' music, even if it's on a format that is quickly becoming obsolete. The Beatles in stereo has always been a somewhat odd experience. They weren't particularly interested in the technology (spending much more time on the mono mixes of their albums until late in their career), and often the engineers seemed to have not known what to do with 2 channels. There's a lot of hard panning on the early albums, and even later recordings have various quirks. Still, overall the sound quality is superb, and certain albums in particular benefit from this latest remastering ("Revolver" now leaps out of the speakers, while "Pepper's" colorful psychedelic swirls glisten with a new sheen). It appears that some limiting or compression was used, since the recordings overall are "louder" than the previous CD versions. (With the mono box, these techniques were not employed, so in that sense the mono versions sound more of their time). One could argue that a true modern remix of the entire catalog should be undertaken to correct some of the stereo idiosyncrasies, but that's probably about as likely as a Paul/Yoko duets album. It's actually a miracle in itself that this box set was released, considering the labyrinth of legal proceedings that accompany any new Beatles product. In sum, it's nice to finally have the Beatles sounding this good, just a shame they waited until the CD's death spiral to get around to it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't bought it yet