Entire Beatles Catalog To Be Remastered
POSTED ON 4/13/2006 | PERMALINK |4 Comments | BOOKMARK
The Beatles Catalog is finally being digitally remastered. Apple Corp. watched the Let It Be...Naked release very closely in order to guage the appetite for remastered discs. Apparently the appetite still exists. Of course, it remains to be seen if the new masters will remedy the problems found in the current batch.

And I'm just guessing here, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the Beatles sell the music directly through their own store rather than through an existing outlet like iTunes or Napster. Sadly, I do expect them to be infested with DRM.

This news brings up a few questions that I hope to answer ASAP on WTG:
  1. Who is remastering the albums?
  2. Will original mono mixes be made available?
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard a lot about the proposed remastering of the Beatles CD's. I can't understand why myself as i can't really hear anything wrong with them but then I'm no audiophile. If it happens, given their running time length, at least the first 6 UK format Beatles Albums (Please, Please Me through to Revolver) should contain BOTH Mono & Stereo versions on a single disc ala "The Capitol Albums" boxed CD series and also The Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" CD. They should continue the Stereo/Mono format through to Sgt Pepper, Yellow Submarine & The Beatles (White Album) though the last named would probably be over 4 discs ideally in a boxed set.The Mono of White Album is apparently the only one where all tracks differ slightly or otherwise to it's Stereo counterpart so it would be an intriguing album to hear having only ever heard a stereo version aside from a Mono Aussie single of "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"/"While My Guitar Gently Weeps". The last albums Abbey Road & Let It Be would be stereo only. I have all of the CD's in a boxed set but would most likely buy the new issues too....GLADLY!!! Heck I have numerous vinyl versions of the LP's having recently started searching out original Aussie LP pressings so what difference would the repitition make.

Thu Jun 14, 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds awesome and all, and I've been hoping for re-mastered Beatles albums after hearing the clarity of the "Love" album, but I have to ask this one question: how in the world do you have packaging for online music downloads?

Fri Nov 02, 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are significant differences in the Mono and Stereo versions of Sgt. Pepper. For example, the stereo version of "Lovely Rita" was sped up and the stereo version of "She's Leaving Home" was slowed down. The mono mixes use the real tempos of these tracks and sound much better IMHO.

In general, the stereo versions of Beatles albums were poorly done, in particular the early albums with the vocals in one speaker and the music in the other.

If the original tracks were remixed to stereo, as in the Yellow Submarine redux, that would be great. Otherwise, just releasing the original mono mixes would suffice.

Tue Dec 04, 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two years later and still wating, after listening the "recent" releases such as LOVE, YELLOW SUBMARINE SONGTRACK, (Which is not only remstered but also remixed)We can hear how good they sound, I have bought again my Lennon's collection (remastered) and it really sounds much more better, same as "The Paul McCartney Collection, and the box of Darkhorse Years by Harrison, so let's keep waiting and hoping we can listen to those remastered editions of The Beatles Albums, in the meantime we can enjoy the pure sound of the Ebbetts or MFLS cds, and now that I mention these collections...I wonder, If Ebbetts could get that superb sound from the vynils, imagine what apple can do having the master tapes!!! Oh I can't wait to listen to that.

Carlos Torres

Tue Aug 26, 12:00:00 AM  

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