There are some mad posts in this thread... Anyone who's into the Beatles, and I mean really into them knows the 1987 CD issues are crap for a number of reasons, in both fidelity and mixing choices. First four albums are in mono only, rest are in stereo for example. The '87 cd issues also changed the Stereo mixes of Help and Rubber Soul from the original LP's. What every Beatlemaniac's been clamouring for is all of them in both mono and stereo (except Abbey Road/Let It Be which have only been in Stereo). Great to see we'll get the Rubber Soul/Help Original Stereo, Original Mono and 87 Stereo Mixes.
The packaging is also gash on the 1987 cd issues. The new ones are replicas of the LP's and are fucking SEXY.
To the people moaning, the answer is ... stick with what you've got then.
Flog that dead horse just one last time why dontcha...
Flogging would insinuate they have released them multiple times. This is the 2nd cd release ever, after the initial 1987 set. The Beatles catalogue has been incredibly protected.
Whats the point in this really ? ?
Im a big beatles fan but this just seems a bit silly really
what is so wrong with whats been released already ? ?
The mono recordings are fantastic , drums in the left ear , Bass in the right ear = magic
Do you know what mono means?
"Remastered" albums are a crock of shit. In most cases they just turn the volume up because apparently "loud music sounds better" and lose any sense of the record's original dynamics. It's as if they don't trust the listener to use their volume knob and sacrifice sound quality as a result. Bizarre.
Have some faith, and a read of this...http://www.tapeop.com/tapelog/2009/04/the-beatles-cds-get-remastered.php
In addition, de-noising technology, which is often associated with re-mastering, was to be used, but subtly and sparingly. Eventually, less than five of the 525 minutes of Beatles music was subjected to this process. Finally, as is common with today's music, overall limiting - to increase the volume level of the CD - has been used, but on the stereo versions only. However, it was unanimously agreed that because of the importance of The Beatles' music, limiting would be used moderately, so as to retain the original dynamics of the recordings.
Remaster when done properly can do absolute wonders for music.