The Beatles: Remastered
We are delighted to announce the release of the original Beatles catalogue, which has been digitally re-mastered for the first time, for worldwide CD release on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 (9-9-09), the same date as the release of the widely anticipated "The Beatles: Rock Band" video game. Each of the CDs is packaged with replicated original UK album art, including expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes and rare photos. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. On the same date, two new Beatles boxed CD collections will also be released.
The albums have been re-mastered by a dedicated team of engineers at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London over a four year period utilising state of the art recording technology alongside vintage studio equipment, carefully maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. The result of this painstaking process is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since its original release.
The collection comprises all 12 Beatles albums in stereo, with track listings and artwork as originally released in the UK, and 'Magical Mystery Tour,' which became part of The Beatles' core catalogue when the CDs were first released in 1987. In addition, the collections 'Past Masters Vol. I and II' are now combined as one title, for a total of 14 titles over 16 discs. This will mark the first time that the first four Beatles albums will be available in stereo in their entirety on compact disc. These 14 albums, along with a DVD collection of the documentaries, will also be available for purchase together in a stereo boxed set.
Within each CD's new packaging, booklets include detailed historical notes along with informative recording notes. With the exception of the 'Past Masters' set, newly produced mini-documentaries on the making of each album, directed by Bob Smeaton, are included as QuickTime files on each album. The documentaries contain archival footage, rare photographs and never-before-heard studio chat from The Beatles, offering a unique and very personal insight into the studio atmosphere.
A second boxed set has been created with the collector in mind. 'The Beatles in Mono' gathers together, in one place, all of the Beatles recordings that were mixed for a mono release. It will contain 10 of the albums with their original mono mixes, plus two further discs of mono masters (covering similar ground to the stereo tracks on 'Past Masters'). As an added bonus, the mono "Help!" and "Rubber Soul" discs also include the original 1965 stereo mixes, which have not been previously released on CD. These albums will be packaged in mini-vinyl CD replicas of the original sleeves with all original inserts and label designs retained.
Discussions regarding the digital distribution of the catalogue will continue. There is no further information available at this time.
George Martin on 2nd Apr 12:
“I command you, Release The Beatles Remastered on vinyl & let the pressing plant "Pallas Group Germany" do the work and everyone will be satisfied.”
awhitealbumrichman on 21st Mar 12:
“i have the mono box it sounds really cool especially the white album!”
Syed Tahir on 13th Mar 12:
“I just bought this Box Set last Thursday, 8th of March 2012. It's great to have it..”
BeatlesFanGr on 8th Sep 11:
“I have baught the stereo box set and it sounds really great. But they should release a vinyl box set too.”
mariofarecraft2 on 13th Oct 10:
“Besides buying those Capitol Albums box sets, what if they came out with remastered US albums! That will be cool!”
robin p. melahn on 10th Oct 10:
“REMASTER ALL THE CAPITOL YEARS. Please ! R.P.M.”
Revolver123FOUR on 11th Jul 10:
“Well, they don't sound that much better. The only notable difference is that the remasters are louder.”
Big Dawg on 1st Jun 10:
“All the Cds are awsooome I have them all. Coool Vid clips.”
Moptopstyle1 on 17th Jan 10:
“That video rocked by the way.”
Moptopstyle1 on 17th Jan 10:
“The Stereo box set is amazing, I got it for Christmas, and the sound is excellent. So happy they released this.”
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