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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 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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

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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 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)

Help!
Features George Martin’s 1986 stereo remix

Rubber Soul
Features George Martin’s 1986 stereo remix

Revolver
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.

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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099963380910
  • Catalog Number: 33809
  • Sales rank: 3,859

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Saw Her Standing There (2:52)
  2. 2 Misery (1:46)
  3. 3 Anna (Go To Him) (2:54)
  4. 4 Chains (2:23)
  5. 5 Boys (2:24)
  6. 6 Ask Me Why (2:24)
  7. 7 Please Please Me (1:58)
  8. 8 Love Me Do (2:19)
  9. 9 P.S. I Love You (2:02)
  10. 10 Baby It's You (2:38)
  11. 11 Do You Want To Know A Secret (1:56)
  12. 12 A Taste Of Honey (2:02)
  13. 13 There's A Place (1:49)
  14. 14 Twist And Shout (2:35)
Disc 2
  1. 1 It Won't Be Long (2:11)
  2. 2 All I've Got To Do (2:02)
  3. 3 All My Loving (2:06)
  4. 4 Don't Bother Me (2:27)
  5. 5 Little Child (1:45)
  6. 6 Till There Was You (2:12)
  7. 7 Please Mister Postman (2:33)
  8. 8 Roll Over Beethoven (2:44)
  9. 9 Hold Me Tight (2:30)
  10. 10 You Really Got A Hold On Me (3:00)
  11. 11 I Wanna Be Your Man (1:58)
  12. 12 Devil In Her Heart (2:24)
  13. 13 Not A Second Time (2:06)
  14. 14 Money (That's What I Want) (2:49)
Disc 3
  1. 1 A Hard Day's Night (2:32)
  2. 2 I Should Have Known Better (2:42)
  3. 3 If I Fell (2:17)
  4. 4 I'm Happy Just To Dance With You (1:55)
  5. 5 And I Love Her (2:29)
  6. 6 Tell Me Why (2:07)
  7. 7 Can't Buy Me Love (2:10)
  8. 8 Any Time At All (2:10)
  9. 9 I'll Cry Instead (1:45)
  10. 10 Things We Said Today (2:35)
  11. 11 When I Get Home (2:15)
  12. 12 You Can't Do That (2:33)
  13. 13 I'll Be Back (2:24)
Disc 4
  1. 1 No Reply (2:14)
  2. 2 I'm A Loser (2:28)
  3. 3 Baby's In Black (2:03)
  4. 4 Rock And Roll Music (2:30)
  5. 5 I'll Follow The Sun (1:47)
  6. 6 Mr. Moonlight (2:37)
  7. 7 Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (2:36)
  8. 8 Eight Days A Week (2:42)
  9. 9 Words Of Love (2:03)
  10. 10 Honey Don't (2:56)
  11. 11 Every Little Thing (2:02)
  12. 12 I Don't Want To Spoil The Party (2:32)
  13. 13 What You're Doing (2:29)
  14. 14 Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (2:26)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Help! (2:17)
  2. 2 The Night Before (2:34)
  3. 3 You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (2:08)
  4. 4 I Need You (2:28)
  5. 5 Another Girl (2:04)
  6. 6 You're Going To Lose That Girl (2:17)
  7. 7 Ticket to Ride (3:08)
  8. 8 Act Naturally (2:29)
  9. 9 It's Only Love (1:55)
  10. 10 You Like Me Too Much (2:36)
  11. 11 Tell Me What You See (2:36)
  12. 12 I've Just Seen a Face (2:04)
  13. 13 Yesterday (2:03)
  14. 14 Dizzy Miss Lizzy (2:56)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Drive My Car (2:28)
  2. 2 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (2:03)
  3. 3 You Won't See Me (3:19)
  4. 4 Nowhere Man (2:42)
  5. 5 Think For Yourself (2:17)
  6. 6 The Word (2:42)
  7. 7 Michelle (2:41)
  8. 8 What Goes On (2:47)
  9. 9 Girl (2:30)
  10. 10 I'm Looking Through You (2:25)
  11. 11 In My Life (2:25)
  12. 12 Wait (2:13)
  13. 13 If I Needed Someone (2:21)
  14. 14 Run For Your Life (2:21)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Taxman (2:37)
  2. 2 Eleanor Rigby (2:04)
  3. 3 I'm Only Sleeping (2:59)
  4. 4 Love You To (2:58)
  5. 5 Here, There And Everywhere (2:23)
  6. 6 Yellow Submarine (2:37)
  7. 7 She Said She Said (2:34)
  8. 8 Good Day Sunshine (2:08)
  9. 9 And Your Bird Can Sing (1:59)
  10. 10 For No One (1:58)
  11. 11 Doctor Robert (2:13)
  12. 12 I Want To Tell You (2:26)
  13. 13 Got To Get You Into My Life (2:27)
  14. 14 Tomorrow Never Knows (2:59)
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 (5:37)
Disc 9
  1. 1 Magical Mystery Tour (2:49)
  2. 2 The Fool On The Hill (2:57)
  3. 3 Flying (2:14)
  4. 4 Blue Jay Way (3:53)
  5. 5 Your Mother Should Know (2:26)
  6. 6 I Am The Walrus (4:33)
  7. 7 Hello, Goodbye (3:28)
  8. 8 Strawberry Fields Forever (4:07)
  9. 9 Penny Lane (2:59)
  10. 10 Baby You're A Rich Man (3:00)
  11. 11 All You Need Is Love (3:50)
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 (4:45)
  8. 8 Happiness Is A Warm Gun (2:43)
  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 Racoon (3:33)
  14. 14 Don't Pass Me By (3:50)
  15. 15 Why Don't We Do It In The Road? (1:40)
  16. 16 I Will (1:44)
  17. 17 Julia (2:56)
Disc 11
  1. 1 Birthday (2:43)
  2. 2 Yer Blues (3:59)
  3. 3 Mother Nature's Son (2:47)
  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 (3:03)
  8. 8 Revolution 1 (4:15)
  9. 9 Honey Pie (2:40)
  10. 10 Savoy Truffle (2:53)
  11. 11 Cry Baby Cry (3:02)
  12. 12 Revolution 9 (8:22)
  13. 13 Good Night (3:13)
Disc 12
  1. 1 Yellow Submarine (2:38)
  2. 2 Only A Northern Song (3:23)
  3. 3 All Together Now (2:09)
  4. 4 Hey Bulldog (3:09)
  5. 5 It's All Too Much (6:25)
  6. 6 All You Need Is Love (3:48)
  7. 7 Pepperland (2:19)
  8. 8 Sea Of Time (3:00)
  9. 9 Sea Of Holes (2:16)
  10. 10 Sea Of Monsters (3:35)
  11. 11 March Of The Meanies (2:18)
  12. 12 Pepperland Laid Waist (2:10)
  13. 13 Yellow Submarine In Pepperland (2:14)
Disc 13
  1. 1 Come Together (4:18)
  2. 2 Something (3:01)
  3. 3 Maxwell's Silver Hammer (3:26)
  4. 4 Oh! Darling (3:27)
  5. 5 Octopus's Garden (2:49)
  6. 6 I Want You (She's So Heavy) (7:45)
  7. 7 Here Comes The Sun (3:04)
  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 (1:57)
  14. 14 Golden Slumbers (1:31)
  15. 15 Carry That Weight (1:36)
  16. 16 The End (2:06)
  17. 17 Her Majesty (0:25)
Disc 14
  1. 1 Two Of Us (3:35)
  2. 2 Dig A Pony (3:53)
  3. 3 Across The Universe (3:47)
  4. 4 I Me Mine (2:25)
  5. 5 Dig It (0:50)
  6. 6 Let It Be (4:03)
  7. 7 Maggie Mae (0:38)
  8. 8 I've Got A Feeling (3:36)
  9. 9 One After 909 (2:51)
  10. 10 The Long And Winding Road (3:38)
  11. 11 For You Blue (2:30)
  12. 12 Get Back (3:09)
Disc 15
  1. 1 Love Me Do (2:22)
  2. 2 From Me To You (1:56)
  3. 3 Thank You Girl (2:02)
  4. 4 She Loves You (2:18)
  5. 5 I'll Get You (2:04)
  6. 6 I Want To Hold Your Hand (2:26)
  7. 7 This Boy (2:15)
  8. 8 Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (2:23)
  9. 9 Sie Liebt Dich (2:17)
  10. 10 Long Tall Sally (2:02)
  11. 11 I Call Your Name (2:06)
  12. 12 Slow Down (2:54)
  13. 13 Matchbox (1:56)
  14. 14 I Feel Fine (2:18)
  15. 15 She's a Woman (3:00)
  16. 16 Bad Boy (2:18)
  17. 17 Yes It Is (2:41)
  18. 18 I'm Down (2:30)
Disc 16
  1. 1 Day Tripper (2:47)
  2. 2 We Can Work It Out (2:13)
  3. 3 Paperback Writer (2:16)
  4. 4 Rain (2:59)
  5. 5 Lady Madonna (2:15)
  6. 6 The Inner Light (2:34)
  7. 7 Hey Jude (7:07)
  8. 8 Revolution (3:22)
  9. 9 Get Back (3:14)
  10. 10 Don't Let Me Down (3:32)
  11. 11 The Ballad Of John And Yoko (2:57)
  12. 12 Old Brown Shoe (3:16)
  13. 13 Across The Universe (3:47)
  14. 14 Let It Be (4:01)
  15. 15 You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (4:19)
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The Beatles Primary Artist
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  • Posted November 30, 2012

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    Beatles vinyl box set disappointed

    I received this as a gift.It was boxed perfectly in what appears to be the original shipping carton. No external damage. The box itself, album sleeves and book are excellent.Unfortunately several of the albums have serious noise issues. Specifically, the lead in bands to sides one and two of Sgt Pepper's have swishing noises that actually sound like they were intentional ocean sound effects.Side one of Rubber soul has the same thing. There are numerous static and popping noises that my 35 year old records don't have.I didn't even bother to listen to each album. A quick internet search shows there are apparently very serious quality control issues with this product. I am returning mine and will not be purchasing another unless these defects are addressed by Capitol/EMI. The remastering sounds very good but I cannot recommend this product at this time.

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    The Albums are Great, The Book is fantastic, you have to love Vi

    The Albums are Great, The Book is fantastic, you have to love Vinyl .....!

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