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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The Beatles Remasters/Rock Band Released Today

...sure, everyone pretty much knows by now that The Beatles entire catalog has been painstakingly remastered and is being re-issued today, 9.09.09 [how fitting], as individual discs and as boxed sets compiling the stereo and mono versions separately for the complete diehards. While not as dramatic as the remixes that appeared a few years ago on the Love album [which we highly recommend you check out. It sounds amazing.], these most certainly sound much better than what the versions previously available. Most striking is the new stereo mixes, which were typically given only minimal attention when they were originally done, as most listeners at the time were still using mono playback systems...

...Taken as a whole, dropping what is arguably the most influential back catalog since Beethoven at a single stroke is somewhat, well, overwhelming. For us, the only thing that could have made this any better would have been a vinyl re-issue. Alas, it seems as if we'll have to settle for The Beatles Rock Band game. Which is totally the same thing... addition to all the remastered music, each disc features a mini-documentary on the making of their respective album. While much of the material seems to be derivative of the Anthology set, there seems to be enough new footage there to make them worthwhile. Dig the excerpt below...



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