27th September 2012 18:50:00
Beatles catalogue gets vinyl revamp
The Beatlesí acclaimed original studio album remasters, released on CD in 2009 and in 2010 for digital download exclusively on iTunes, will make their long-awaited stereo vinyl debut on 12th November (13th November in North America).
Manufactured on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork, the 14 albums return to their original glory with details including the poster in The Beatles (The White Album), the Sgt. Pepperís Lonely Heart Club Bandís cut-outs, and special inner bags for some of the titles. Each album will be available individually, and accompanied by a stunning, elegantly designed 252-page hardbound book in a lavish boxed edition which is limited to 50,000 copies worldwide.
The book, 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 12Ēx12Ē book showcases a wealth of photographs spanning The Beatlesí recording career, including many images which were not included in the 2009 CD booklets.
The titles include The Beatlesí 12 original UK albums, first released between 1963 and 1970, the US-originated Magical Mystery Tour, now part of the groupís core catalogue, and Past Masters, Volumes One & Two, featuring non-album A-sides and B-sides, EP tracks and rarities. With this release, The Beatlesí first four albums make their North American stereo vinyl debuts. In 2013, the remastered albums will make their mono vinyl debuts.
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