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The Beatles remasters to make vinyl debut

The Hollywood Reporter -- Check your cartridge and sharpen your stylus: Beatlemania is coming full circle.

The remastered Beatles albums that dropped on 9-9-09 will be released as LPs on Nov. 13, Apple Corps and EMI said Thursday. It's the first time the sonically polished versions of the treasured records will be available in their original platter format.

The Fab Four's 12 U.K. studio albums, plus the U.S.-originated "Magical Mystery Tour" and the double-disc 1988 rarities collection "Past Masters Volume One & Two," will be issued on 180-gram vinyl individually and in a limited-edition box set. The band's first four albums -- "Please Please Me," "With the Beatles," "A Hard Day's Night" and "Beatles for Sale" -- will make their U.S. debuts as stereo LPs. The mono versions of the remastered vinyl albums will be released next year.

The LPs will feature such throwback accessories as the poster that came with "The Beatles" (aka "The White Album") and the cutouts from "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

The box, limited to 50,000 units, will include a 252-page hardcover book written by Kevin Howlett and feature career-spanning photos, a chapter for each of the albums and a look at the creation of the remasters and how the new LPs were prepared. Pricing for the package was not announced.

The remasters were a global hit upon their release in September 2009, coinciding with the debut of "The Beatles: Rock Band," the video game that marked the group's first toe-dip into digital waters. (The albums wouldn't make their iTunes debut until November 2010.) More than 17 millions units were sold worldwide during the first seven months.

Also coming soon for Beatle lovers and the general public is the restored version the long-out-of-print 1967 film "Magical Mystery Tour," which hits DVD/Blu-ray on Oct. 8 after a one-night-only screening tonight in select theaters.

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Oct 4, 2012 8:06PM
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Been a Beatles music since the beginning. Have all of their LP's on vinyl both stereo and mono wherever the case may be. This is a set for the masses-today's masses. Another re-mastered set. Why are these things always being re-mastered? Sit down and listen to the originals if you can. There is nothing quite like it. If you need to buy this fine, it will probably work for you. Not for me. Another book and another re-mastered set. In 10 years it will all happen all over again. Another re-mastered better than ever set. I don't think so.
Oct 4, 2012 6:44PM
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Don't need to get these. Got the originals all mono as originally intended.
Sep 28, 2012 4:52AM
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Okay, that's the skinny jeans, rectangle glasses, trust fund hipster market cornered.  They're the main group that BUYS vinyl and wouldn't actually have this on vinyl from the first time.

I agree.  Paul, Ringo, Olivia, and Yoko: Either release the products Beatles fans want (Complete Hollywood Bowl concert CD, The Budokan shows DVD, Shea Stadium DVD, Let it Be DVD, and the Christmas Fan Club releases CD) all tarted up in remasters or just stop.
Sep 28, 2012 3:47AM
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I'm waiting on a Beatles lunchbox revival.
Sep 28, 2012 2:58AM
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lets give the beatle crap up already, they were good for their time but not great. Let the dead stay dead.
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