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Beatles Vinyl Box Set

Beatles Vinyl Box Set

New Beatles Vinyl Box Set Coming From Apple In Stereo

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on September 28, 2012

in New Music,News

The Beatles are returning to their original form as their 14 studio albums will be collected into a new vinyl box set, due November 13 (November 12 in Europe) from Apple.

Beatles Vinyl Box Set

Beatles Vinyl Box Set

The individual albums will also be available for purchase.

The remastered recordings which were released on CD in 2009 and digitally 2010 are being used and pressed in 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl. The individual albums faithfully recreate the original artwork and even come with the same extras as the original albums such as the poster in the White Album and the cutouts in Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Those buying the full box set will also receive a 252-page hardbound book (limited to 50,000 copies) 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.

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 titles in The Stereo Albums:

  • 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 (2 LPs) (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 (2 LPs) (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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