Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Beatles are back! (On vinyl)

With the popular groups Abbey Road being the best selling vinyl album in the USA for the past three years and 2009 saw the release of remastered CD versions of the bands catalogue, it is perhaps no big surprise that this November will see 14 Beatles vinyl albums in new, remastered versions.

The 12 UK albums plus the the US-packaged Magical Mystery Tour and Past Masters Vol. One & Two will come pressed on 180-gram vinyl and with extra goodies often omitted in reissues. For example the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band cutouts and a reproduction of the poster that accompanied The White Album.

You can buy the albums separate or go for one of the limited (50 000 copies) number of box sets containing all 14 albums plus a book written by radio producer and Beatles historian Kevin Howlett.

And here's a link to an NPR (National Public Radio) programme from 2009 where he talks about the then new CD mono and stereo remasters.

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