Sep 4, 2009

BEATLES MANIA

The Beatles CDs are all being re-released this coming Wednesday, September 9, 2009.

The classic original Beatles studio albums have been re-mastered by a dedicated team of engineers at Abbey Road Studios in London over a four year period utilising state of the art recording technology alongside vintage studio equipment, carefully maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. The result of this painstaking process is the highest fidelity the Beatles catalogue has seen since its original release.

Within each CD's new packaging, booklets include detailed historical notes along with informative recording notes. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. The newly produced mini-documentaries on the making of each album, directed by Bob Smeaton, are included as QuickTime files on each album. The documentaries contain archival footage, rare photographs and never-before-heard studio chat from The Beatles, offering a unique and very personal insight into the studio atmosphere.

These albums will also be released in two different box sets - mono and stereo. The mono box was initially limited to 10,000 and sold out instantly and they were allocated, which means that stores were only given a small portion of what we ordered, and the Slowtrain allocation is already sold out. Word is they pressed an additional 3,000 and if you are interested in this box, please let us know ASAP and we'll try to secure one for you if we can. We will have a VERY limited amount of the stereo box set in the store on Wednesday. If you don't get here before they are gone we can try to order more for you - please ask at the register.

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