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BEATLES - BEATLES IN STEREO BOX (LTD 16LP BOX/180GM VINYL)

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For a BEATLES fan, it HAS to be THE Ultimate Christmas Gift! – Sixteen Remastered 180gm Vinyl LP’s & a 252 Page Hardbound Book in a Lavish Box!

This amazing, heavy, bulky, but beautifully put together package will be cherished by it’s owner, and thus deserves to be transported to that person in packaging worthy of what is inside, and that is what you get here!
‘The BEATLES In Stereo’ will be delivered to you in a bespoke box that is similar to that which pieces of expensive audio equipment are shipped in! The Box is “suspended” between two tough moulded foam casings fitted tightly within a heavy-duty double walled card outer case, to make sure there is no damage in transit!

Manufactured on 180-gram, Audiophile Quality Vinyl with Replicated Artwork, these 14 Classic Albums return to their original glory with details including the poster in ‘The Beatles {White Album}’, the ‘Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band’s Cut-Outs, and Special Inner Bags for some of the titles.
Each album is available individually, and accompanied by a stunning, elegantly designed 252-Page Hardbound Book in a Lavish Boxed Edition, which is Limited to 50,000 copies worldwide!

The Book, exclusive to the boxed edition, is authored by award-winning radio producer Kevin Howlett and features a dedicated chapter for each of the albums, as well as insight into the creation of the remasters and how the Vinyl Albums were prepared. The 12" x 12" Book showcases a wealth of photographs spanning The BEATLES' recording career, including many images that were not included in the 2009 CD booklets!

The titles include The BEATLES' 12 original UK albums, first released between 1963 and 1970, the US-originated ‘Magical Mystery Tour’, now part of the group's core catalogue, and ‘Past Masters - Volumes 1 & 2’, featuring non-album A-sides and B-sides, EP Tracks and Rarities.

Since it was recorded, The BEATLES' music has been heard on a variety of formats - from chunky reel-to-reel tapes and eight-track cartridges to invisible computer files. But there has never been a more romantic or thrilling medium for music than a long-playing twelve-inch disc. We 'play' records. The process of carefully slipping the disc out of the sleeve, cleaning it and lowering the stylus provides a personal involvement in the reproduction of the music.

In September 2009, The BEATLES' remastered albums on CD graced charts around the world. Seventeen million album sales within seven months was resounding evidence of the timeless relevance of their legacy. Through five decades, the music of The BEATLES has captivated generation upon generation.

For producer Rick Rubin, surveying The BEATLES' recorded achievements is akin to witnessing a miracle. "If we look at it by today's standards, whoever the most popular bands in the world are, they will typically put out an album every four years," Rubin said in a 2009 radio series interview. "So, let's say two albums as an eight year cycle. And think of the growth or change between those two albums. The idea that The BEATLES made thirteen albums in seven years and went through that arc of change... it can't be done. Truthfully, I think of it as proof of God, because it's beyond man's ability."

There has always been demand for The BEATLES' albums on vinyl. Indeed, 2011's best-selling vinyl LP in the United States was ‘Abbey Road’. Following the success of The BEATLES' acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning 2009 CD remasters, it was decided that the sound experts at EMI's Abbey Road Studios should create new versions of The BEATLES' vinyl LPs. The project demanded the same meticulous approach taken for the CD releases, and the brief was a simple one: cut the digital remasters to vinyl with an absolute minimum of compromise to the sound. However, the process involved to do that was far from simple.
The first stage in transferring the sound of a master recording to vinyl is the creation of a disc to be used during vinyl manufacture. There were two options to consider. A Direct Metal Master (DMM), developed in the late seventies, allows sound to be cut directly into a stainless steel disc coated with a hard copper alloy. The older, alternative method is to cut the sound into the soft lacquer coating on a nickel disc - the first of several steps leading to the production of a stamper to press the vinyl.

A 'blind' listening test was arranged to choose between a 'lacquer' or 'copper' cut. Using both methods, ‘A Hard Day's Night’ was pressed with ten seconds of silence at the beginning and end of each side. This allowed not only the reproduction of the music to be assessed, but also the noise made by the vinyl itself. After much discussion, two factors swung the decision towards using the lacquer process. First, it was judged to create a warmer sound than a DMM. Secondly, there was a practical advantage of having 'blank' discs of a consistent quality when cutting lacquers.

The next step was to use the Neumann VMS80 cutting lathe at Abbey Road. Following thorough mechanical and electrical tests to ensure it was operating in peak condition, engineer Sean Magee cut the LP’s in chronological release order. He used the original 24-bit remasters rather than the 16-bit versions that were required for CD production. It was also decided to use the remasters that had not undergone 'limiting' - a procedure to increase the sound level, which is deemed necessary for most current pop CD’s.
Having made initial test cuts, Magee pinpointed any sound problems that can occur during playback of vinyl records. To rectify them, changes were made to the remasters with a Digital Audio Workstation. For example, each vinyl album was listened to for any 'sibilant episodes' - vocal distortion that can occur on consonant sounds such as “S” and “T”. These were corrected by reducing the level in the very small portion of sound causing the undesired effect. Similarly, any likelihood of 'inner-groove distortion' was addressed. As the stylus approaches the centre of the record, it is liable to track the groove less accurately. This can affect the high-middle frequencies, producing a 'mushy' sound particularly noticeable on vocals. Using what Magee has described as 'surgical EQ,' problem frequencies were identified and reduced in level to compensate for this.

The last phase of the vinyl mastering process began with the arrival of the first batches of test pressings made from master lacquers that had been sent to the two pressing plant factories. Stringent quality tests identified any noise or click appearing on more than one test pressing in the same place. If this happened, it was clear that the undesired sounds had been introduced either during the cutting or the pressing stage and so the test records were rejected. In the quest to achieve the highest quality possible, the Abbey Road team worked closely with the pressing factories and the manufacturers of the lacquer and cutting styli.

An additional and unusual challenge was to ensure the proper playback of the sounds embedded in the 'lock-groove' at the end of side two of ‘Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band’. Requiring a combination of good timing and luck, it had always been a lengthy and costly process to make it work properly. In fact, it was so tricky it had never been attempted for American pressings of the LP.
Naturally, Sean Magee and the team perfected this and the garbled message is heard as originally intended on the remastered ‘Sgt. Pepper’ LP.

Highly skilled technicians have worked long and hard to make The BEATLES on vinyl sound better than ever. All we need to do is listen to the results of their dedicated labour on the remastered LP’s.
Handle with care. But most of all - enjoy the music!

‘Beatles In Stereo’ is also available as a 17CD Box Package – Stock # 1199281


BEATLES: BEATLES IN STEREO Track List:

LP 1 - Please Please Me [2009 Remaster] Side 1:
01. I Saw Her Standing There
02. Misery
03. Anna {Go To Him}
04. Chains
05. Boys
06. Ask Me Why
07. Please Please Me

LP 1 - Please Please Me [2009 Remaster] Side 2:
01. Love Me Do
02. P.S. I Love You
03. Baby It's You
04. Do You Want To Know A Secret
05. A Taste Of Honey
06. There's A Place
07. Twist And Shout

LP 2 - With The Beatles [2009 Remaster] Side 1:
01. It Won't Be Long
02. All I've Got To Do
03. All My Loving
04. Don't Bother Me
05. Little Child
06. Till There Was You
07. Please Mister Postman

LP 2 - With The Beatles [2009 Remaster] Side 2:
01. Roll Over Beethoven
02. Hold Me Tight
03. You Really Got A Hold On Me
04. I Wanna Be Your Man
05. Devil In Her Heart
06. Not A Second Time
07. Money {That's What I Want}

LP 3 - A Hard Day's Night [2009 Remaster] Side 1:
01. A Hard Day's Night
02. I Should Have Known Better
03. If I Fell
04. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
05. And I Love Her
06. Tell Me Why
07. Can't Buy Me Love

LP 3 - A Hard Day's Night [2009 Remaster] Side 2:
01. Any Time At All
02. I'll Cry Instead
03. Things We Said Today
04. When I Get Home
05. You Can't Do That
06. I'll Be Back

LP 4 - Beatles For Sale [2009 Remaster] Side 1:
01. No Reply
02. I'm A Loser
03. Baby's In Black
04. Rock And Roll Music
05. I'll Follow The Sun
06. Mr Moonlight
07. Kansas City / Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey
08. Eight Days A Week

LP 4 - Beatles For Sale [2009 Remaster] Side 2:
01. Words Of Love
02. Honey Don't
03. Every Little Thing
04. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
05. What You're Doing
06. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

LP 5 - Help! [2009 Remaster] Side 1:
01. Help!
02. The Night Before
03. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
04. I Need You
05. Another Girl
06. You're Going To Lose That Girl
07. Ticket To Ride

LP 5 - Help! [2009 Remaster] Side 2:
01. Act Naturally
02. It's Only Love
03. You Like Me Too Much
04. Tell Me What You See
05. I've Just Seen A Face
06. Yesterday
07. Dizzy Miss Lizzy

LP 6 - Rubber Soul [2009 Remaster] Side 1:
01. Drive My Car
02. Norwegian Wood {This Bird Has Flown}
03. You Won't See Me
04. Nowhere Man
05. Think For Yourself
06. The Word
07. Michelle

LP 6 - Rubber Soul [2009 Remaster] Side 2:
01. What Goes On
02. Girl
03. I'm Looking Through You
04. In My Life
05. Wait
06. If I Needed Someone
07. Run For Your Life

LP 7 - Revolver [2009 Remaster] Side 1:
01. Taxman
02. Eleanor Rigby
03. I'm Only Sleeping
04. Love You To
05. Here, There And Everywhere
06. Yellow Submarine
07. She Said She Said

LP 7 - Revolver [2009 Remaster] Side 2:
01. Good Day Sunshine
02. And Your Bird Can Sing
03. For No One
04. Doctor Robert
05. I Want To Tell You
06. Got To Get You Into My Life
07. Tomorrow Never Knows

LP 8 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [2009 Remaster] Side 1:
01. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
02. With A Little Help From My Friends
03. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
04. Getting Better
05. Fixing A Hole
06. She's Leaving Home

LP 8 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [2009 Remaster] Side 2:
01. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!
02. Within You Without You
03. When I'm Sixty Four
04. Lovely Rita
05. Good Morning Good Morning
06. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Reprise]
07. A Day In The Life

LP 9 - Magical Mystery Tour [2009 Remaster] Side 1:
01. Magical Mystery Tour
02. The Fool On The Hill
03. Flying
04. Blue Jay Way
05. Your Mother Should Know
06. I Am The Walrus

LP 9 - Magical Mystery Tour [2009 Remaster] Side 2:
01. Hello, Goodbye
02. Strawberry Fields Forever
03. Penny Lane
04. Baby, You're A Rich Man
05. All You Need Is Love

LP 10 - The Beatles {White Album} [2009 Remaster] Side 1:
01. Back In The U.S.S.R.
02. Dear Prudence
03. Glass Onion
04. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
05. Wild Honey Pie
06. Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
07. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
08. Happiness Is A Warm Gun

LP 10 - The Beatles {White Album} [2009 Remaster] Side 2:
01. Martha My Dear
02. I'm So Tired
03. Blackbird
04. Piggies
05. Rocky Raccoon
06. Don't Pass Me By
07. Why Don't We Do It In The Road?
08. I Will
09. Julia

LP 11 - The Beatles {White Album} [2009 Remaster] Side 3:
01. Birthday
02. Yer Blues
03. Mother Nature's Son
04. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
05. Sexy Sadie
06. Helter Skelter
07. Long, Long, Long

LP 11 - The Beatles {White Album} [2009 Remaster] Side 4:
01. Revolution 1
02. Honey Pie
03. Savoy Truffle
04. Cry Baby Cry
05. Revolution 9
06. Good Night

LP 12 - Yellow Submarine [2009 Remaster] Side 1:
01. Yellow Submarine
02. Only A Northern Song
03. All Together Now
04. Hey Bulldog
05. It's All Too Much
06. All You Need Is Love

LP 12 - Yellow Submarine [2009 Remaster] Side 2:
01. Pepperland
02. Sea Of Time
03. Sea Of Holes
04. Sea Of Monsters
05. March Of The Meanies
06. Pepperland Laid Waste
07. Yellow Submarine In Pepperland

LP 13 - Abbey Road [2009 Remaster] Side 1:
01. Come Together
02. Something
03. Maxwell's Silver Hammer
04. Oh! Darling
05. Octopus's Garden
06. I Want You {She's So Heavy}

LP 13 - Abbey Road [2009 Remaster] Side 2:
01. Here Comes The Sun
02. Because
03. You Never Give Me Your Money
04. Sun King
05. Mean Mr Mustard
06. Polythene Pam
07. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
08. Golden Slumbers
09. Carry That Weight
10. The End
11. Her Majesty

LP 14 - Let It Be [2009 Remaster] Side 1:
01. Two Of Us
02. Dig A Pony
03. Across The Universe
04. I Me Mine
05. Dig It
06. Let It Be
07. Maggie Mae

LP 14 - Let It Be [2009 Remaster] Side 2:
01. I've Got A Feeling
02. One After 909
03. The Long And Winding Road
04. For You Blue
05. Get Back

LP 15 - Past Masters - Volume 1 & 2 [2009 Remaster] Side 1:
01. Love Me Do [original Single version]
02. From Me To You
03. Thank You Girl
04. She Loves You
05. I'll Get You
06. I Want To Hold Your Hand
07. This Boy
08. Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand
09. Sie Liebt Dich

LP 15 - Past Masters - Volume 1 & 2 [2009 Remaster] Side 2:
01. Long Tall Sally
02. I Call Your Name
03. Slow Down
04. Matchbox
05. I Feel Fine
06. She's A Woman
07. Bad Boy
08. Yes It Is
09. I'm Down

LP 16 - Past Masters - Volume 1 & 2 [2009 Remaster] Side 3:
01. Day Tripper
02. We Can Work It Out
03. Paperback Writer
04. Rain
05. Lady Madonna
06. The Inner Light
07. Hey Jude
08. Revolution

LP 16 - Past Masters - Volume 1 & 2 [2009 Remaster] Side 4:
01. Get Back
02. Don't Let Me Down
03. Ballad Of John And Yoko
04. Old Brown Shoe
05. Across The Universe
06. Let It Be
07. You Know My Name {Look Up The Number}