Name: The Beatles Stereo
Discs: 16 pcs
Created by: The Beatles
Starring: The Beatles
Release Date: 2009
Format: Support both NTSC & PAL
Condition: New Box Set
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Subtitles - Removable
The Beatles always stood apart from their peers, a self-evident statement that sadly extended to the treatment of their catalog in the digital age. Where all their contemporaries from the Byrds to the Who have had their catalogs remastered and reissued in deluxe editions, sometimes several times, the Beatles remained stuck in the early days of digital, their 14 albums plus PAST MASTERS singles collections remaining untouched since 1987.
The 2009 reissue campaign corrects almost all the problems of the original 1987 CDs: the sound and artwork are improved, and all the original mono and stereo mixes finally see the light of day. Naturally, it`s possible to quibble about some details of the presentation,particularly the decision to split the reissue into two separate box sets, one covering the stereo mixes and one the mono mixes, with only the stereo mixes available as individual discs but both boxes still constitute the best Beatles by far.