on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork, the 16
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 cut-outs, and special inner bags for some of the titles.
Accompanied by a stunning, elegantly designed 252-page hardbound book in
a lavish boxed edition.
The book which is 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’
13 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.
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.
Through five decades, the music of
The Beatles has captivated generation upon generation. There has always
been demand for The Beatles’ albums on vinyl. Following the success of
The Beatles’ acclaimed, GRAMMY Award-winning 2009 CD remasters, it was
decided that the sound experts at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios should create
new versions of The Beatles’ vinyl LP's.
demanded the same meticulous approach taken for the CD releases, and the
brief was a simple one: cut the digital remasters to vinyl with an
absolute minimum of compromise to the sound. Highly-skilled technicians
have worked long and hard to make The Beatles on vinyl sound better than
All we need to do is listen to the results of their
dedicated labour on the remastered LPs. Handle with care. But most of
all, enjoy the music.
1) Please Please Me
2) With The Beatles
3) A Hard Day’s Night
4) Beatles For Sale
6) Rubber Soul
8) Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
9) Magical Mystery Tour
10) & 11) The Beatles (The White Album)
12) Yellow Submarine
13) Abbey Road
14) Let It Be
15) Past Masters Volume 1
16) Past Masters Volume 2