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The Beatles: Stereo Box Set [13 discs]

    1. I Saw Her Standing There
    2. Misery
    3. Anna (Go to Him)
    4. Chains
    5. Boys
    6. Ask Me Why
    7. Please Please Me
    8. Love Me Do
    9. P.S. I Love You
    10. Baby It's You
    11. Do You Want to Know a Secret
    12. Tast of Honey, A
    13. There's a Place
    14. Twist and Shout
    15. Please Please Me Mini-Documentary
    1. It Won't Be Long
    2. All I've Got to Do
    3. All My Loving
    4. Don't Bother Me
    5. Little Child
    6. Till There Was You
    7. Please Mister Postman
    8. Roll Over Beethoven
    9. Hold Me Tight
    10. You Really Got a Hold On Me
    11. I Wanna Be Your Man
    12. Devil In Her Heart
    13. Not a Second Time
    14. Money (That's What I Want)
    15. With the Beatles Mini-Documentary
    1. Hard Day's Night [From the Film "a Hard Day's Night"], A
    2. I Should Have Known Better [From the Film "a Hard Day's Night"]
    3. If I Fell [From the Film "a Hard Day's Night"]
    4. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You [From the Film "a Hard Day's Night"]
    5. And I Love Her [From the Film "a Hard Day's Night"]
    6. Tell Me Why [From the Film "a Hard Day's Night"]
    7. Can't Buy Me Love [From the Film "a Hard Day's Night"]
    8. Any Time at All
    9. I'll Cry Instead
    10. Things We Said Today
    11. When I Get You Home
    12. You Can't Do That
    13. I'll Be Back
    14. Hard Day's Night Mini-Documentary, A
    1. No Reply
    2. I'm a Loser
    3. Baby's In Black
    4. Rock & Roll Music
    5. I'll Follow the Sun
    6. Mr. Moonlight
    7. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!
    8. Eight Days a Week
    9. Words of Love
    10. Honey Don't
    11. Ever Little Thing
    12. I Don't Want To Spoil the Party
    13. What You're Doing
    14. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
    15. Beatles For Sale Mini-Documentary
    0. DISC 5: HELP!:
    1. Help! [From the Film "Help!"]
    2. Night Before [From the Film "Help!"], The
    3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away [From the Film "Help!"]
    4. I Need You [From the Film "Help!"]
    5. Another Girl [From the Film "Help!"]
    6. You're Going To Lose That Girl [From the Film "Help!"]
    7. Ticket To Ride [From the Film "Help!"]
    8. Act Naturally
    9. It's Only Love
    10. You Like Me Too Much
    11. Tell Me What You See
    12. I've Just Seen a Face
    13. Yesterday
    14. Dizzy Miss Lizzy
    15. Help Mini-Documentary
    1. Drive My Car
    2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
    3. You Won't See Me
    4. Nowhere Man
    5. Think For Yourself
    6. Word, The
    7. Michelle
    8. What Goes On
    9. Girl
    10. I'm Looking Through You
    11. In My Life
    12. Wait
    13. If I Needed Someone
    14. Run For Your Life
    15. Rubber Soul Mini-Documentary
    0. DISC 7: REVOLVER:
    1. Taxman
    2. Eleanor Rigby
    3. I'm Only Sleeping
    4. Love You To
    5. Here, There and Everywhere
    6. Yellow Submarine
    7. She Said She Said
    8. Good Day Sunshine
    9. And Your Bird Can Sing
    10. For No One
    11. Doctor Robert
    12. I Want To Tell You
    13. Got To Get You Into My Life
    14. Tomorrow Never Knows
    15. Revolver Mini-Documentary
    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    2. With a Little Help From My Friends
    3. Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds
    4. Getting Better
    5. Fixing a Hole
    6. She's Leaving Home
    7. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
    8. Within You Without You
    9. When I'm Sixty-Four
    10. Lovely Rita
    11. Good Morning Good Morning
    12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
    13. Day In the Life, A
    14. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Mini-Documentary
    1. Magical Mystery Tour [From the Film "Magical Mystery Tour"]
    2. Fool On the Hill [From the Film "Magical Mystery Tour"], The
    3. Flying [From the Film "Magical Mystery Tour"]
    4. Blue Jay Way [From the Film "Magical Mystery Tour"]
    5. Your Mother Should Know [From the Film "Magical Mystery Tour"]
    6. I Am the Walrus [From the Film "Magical Mystery Tour"]
    7. Hello Goodbye
    8. Strawberry Fields Forever
    9. Penny Lane
    10. Baby You're a Rich Man
    11. All You Need Is Love
    12. Magical Mystery Tour Mini-Documentary
    1. Back in the U.S.S.R.
    2. Dear Prudence
    3. Glass Onion
    4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
    5. Wild Honey Pie
    6. Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill, The
    7. While My Guitar Gentley Weeps
    8. Happiness is a Warm Gun
    9. Martha My Dear
    10. I'm So Tired
    11. Blackbird
    12. Piggies
    13. Rocky Raccoon
    14. Don't Pass Me By
    15. Why Don't We Do It in the Road?
    16. I Will
    17. Julia
    1. Birthday
    2. Yer Blues
    3. Mother Nature's Son
    4. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey
    5. Sexy Sadie
    6. Helter Skelter
    7. Long, Long, Long
    8. Revolution 1
    9. Honey Pie
    10. Savoy Truffle
    11. Cry Baby Cry
    12. Revolution 9
    13. Good Night
    14. Beatles Mini-Documentary, The
    1. Yellow Submarine
    2. Only a Northern Song
    3. All Together Now
    4. Hey Bulldog
    5. It's All Too Much
    6. All You Need Is Love
    7. Pepperland [Original Film Score]
    8. Sea of Time [Original Film Score]
    9. Sea of Holes [Original Film Score]
    10. Sea of Monsters [Original Film Score]
    11. March of the Meanies [Original Film Score]
    12. Peppeland Laid Waste [Original Film Score]
    13. Yellow Submarine In Pepperland [Original Film Score]
    14. Yellow Submarine Mini-Documentary
    0. DISC 13: ABBEY ROAD:
    1. Come Together
    2. Something
    3. Maxwell's Silver Hammer
    4. Oh! Darling
    5. Octopus's Garden
    6. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
    7. Here Comes the Sun
    8. Because
    9. You Never Give Me Your Money
    10. Sun King
    11. Mean Mr. Mustard
    12. Polythene Pam
    13. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
    14. Golden Slumbers
    15. Carry That Weight
    16. End, The
    17. Her Majesty
    18. Abbey Road Mini-Documentary
    0. DISC 14: LET IT BE:
    1. Two of Us
    2. Dig a Pony
    3. Across the Universe
    4. I Me Mine
    5. Dig It
    6. Let It Be
    7. Maggie Mae
    8. I've Got a Feeling
    9. One After 909
    10. Long and Winding Road, The
    11. For You Blue
    12. Get Back
    13. Let It Be Mini-Documentary
    1. Love Me Do [Original Single Version] - (mono)
    2. From Me To You
    3. Thank You Girl
    4. She Loves You - (mono)
    5. I'll Get You - (mono)
    6. I Want To Hold Your Hand
    7. This Boy
    8. Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand
    9. Sie Liebt Dich
    10. Long Tall Sally
    11. I Call Your Name
    12. Slow Down
    13. Matchbox
    14. I Feel Fine
    15. She's a Woman
    16. Bad Boy
    17. Yes It is
    18. I'm Down
    1. Day Tripper
    2. We Can Work It Out
    3. Paperback Writer
    4. Rain
    5. Lady Madonna
    6. Inner Light, The
    7. Hey Jude
    8. Revolution
    9. Get Back - (featuring Billy Preston)
    10. Don't Let Me Down - (featuring Billy Preston)
    11. Ballad of John and Yoko, The
    12. Old Brown Shoe
    13. Across the Universe
    14. Let It Be
    15. You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) - (mono)
    1. Please Please Me
    2. With the Beatles
    3. Hard Day's Night, A
    4. Beatles For Sale
    5. Help!
    6. Rubber Soul
    7. Revolver
    8. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    9. Magical Myster Tour
    10. Beatles, The (the White Album)
    11. Yellow Submarine
    12. Let It Be
    13. Abbey Road
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99449

  • Credits
    ProducerJonathan Clyde; George Martin
    EngineerNorman Smith; Geoff Emerick; Glyn Johns; Jeff Jarratt; Ken Scott; Martin Benge; Peter Bown; Phillip McDonald; Barry Sheffield

    Composers: John Lennon; Paul McCartney.
    Personnel: George Harrison (guitar); Paul McCartney (bass guitar); Ringo Starr (drums).
    Audio Mixer: Peter Bown.
    Audio Remasterers: Sam Okell; Sean Magee; Steve Rooke; Guy Massey; Paul Hicks.
    Liner Note Authors: Tony Barrow; Dan Davis; Derek Taylor; Mark Lewisohn; Kevin Howlett.
    Director: Bob Smeaton.
    Editor: Julian Caidan.
    Photographers: Iain Macmillan; Bruce a. Karsh; Ethan Russell; Robert Freeman; Michael Cooper.
    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. Crucially, it's also inarguably the best-sounding Beatles music ever released, robust and rich even on the earliest rock & roll. None of the albums have been remixed--although HELP! and RUBBER SOUL retain George Martin's 1987 mixes, the original stereo mixes being bonuses on the mono set--so this doesn't shock the way the YELLOW SUBMARINE soundtrack did with its reimagined stereo mix. Nevertheless, these remasters surely do surprise with their clarity and depth, with each album feeling bigger and fuller than the previous CD incarnation, but not artificially so. It's not that these are pumped up on digital steroids; it's that the veil has been lifted, so everything seems full and fresh. Appropriately, there's more to savor from HELP! onward, as the Beatles' productions grew ambitious, but PLEASE PLEASE ME, WITH THE BEATLES, and A HARD DAY'S NIGHT all have a strong punch, while BEATLES FOR SALE is warmer than the previous disc.
    As a package, the stereo box is slightly unwieldy--it's a large, vertical set with two stacks of discs in slick cardboard sleeves piled on top of each other. No extra book is included with the set, but each disc has its own booklet with dry, straightforward liner notes detailing the recording process instead of analyzing the music. Nevertheless, these do offer annotation, something sorely lacking from the first CDs, and they do replicate the original notes--in the case of MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR, including the entire storybook; in the case of SGT. PEPPER'S, all the 20th anniversary annotation is added-- finally bringing the Beatles to the same standard for reissues that every other major (and most minor) bands have had for years now. And the story, at least for the stereo box, is not the packaging --it's the glorious sound that makes this such a treat. There's also no question that those who waited 22 years to hear a better version of the Beatles will not be disappointed (although they may still wonder why it took so long for the Fabs to be treated as they deserve).

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