Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Beatles Remastered...Release Date 9/09/09...

On September 9th of this year, The Beatles will be releasing digitally remastered versions of their complete catalog. For audiophiles this is a breakthrough, as previous releases have fallen woefully short on sound quality. But that's not all...

A short film will be featured on the each of the remastered albums(thirteen in total). Each film is narrated by the Beatles and Sir George Martin and illustrates how that particular album was created.

There will be separate mono and stereo versions available as separate CD's or as a box set in their original UK release format. Here is a quote from the Rolling Stone article:

A crew of engineers at London’s Abbey Road Studios have spent four years working on the remasters using new technology and vintage equipment, the press release says, in an effort to preserve “the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings” and ensure “the highest fidelity the catalog has seen since its original release.”

This is great news. The meticulousness of this project will ensure that the quality of these recordings will be first rate. If you are an audiophile and a Beatles fan you will be excited, as I am. Now, when will Jimmy Page do the same with the Led Zeppelin catalogue?

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