09/09/09: Beatles Remasters Arrive

Well, I cant add much that hasn’t already been said about The Beatles. But here’s a few links to some articles about the release of all their albums remastered.

Beatles Remasters, Game Drag Band Into Digital Age
By Mike Collett-White and Douglas MacLaurin

A Splendid Time is Guaranteed For All by Stephen Thomas Erlewine on allmusic.com

Here, There, and Everywhere but iTunes, by Ed Christman

Paul Sexton on Repaving Abbey Road

Refusing to Let It Be: The Beatles in Stereo by Matt Hurwitz in the Washington Post

And here is a cool animation video that is at the beginning of the new Beatles Rockband video game.

Perhaps the most damning thing I’ve read in all the coverage of the Beatles stuff this week is the fact that in the SoundScan era (since May 1991) the Beatles have sold nearly 58 million albums/units. But they are SECOND. Who’s first? Garth Freakin Brooks with 69.3 million. Really? That’s reason enough for all of us to head out on 09/09/09 and buy two copies of all these new remasters. For the record, my wishlist priority is: Revolver, White Album, Rubber Soul, Abbey Road, and Sgt.Pepper. Thanks.

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