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The Beatles - Stereo Vinyl Box Set
Stereo Vinyl Box Set
Artist: The Beatles
Format: Vinyl


Label: CAP
Catalog: 33809
Rel. Date: 11/13/2012
UPC: 5099963380910

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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 1
10. Baby It's You 1
11. Do You Want to Know a Secret 1
12. A Taste of Honey 1
13. There's a Place 1
14. Twist and Shout 1
15. It Won't Be Long 1
16. All I've Got to Do 1
17. All My Loving 1
18. Don't Bother Me 1
19. Little Child 2
20. Till There Was You 2
21. Please Mister Postman 2
22. Roll Over Beethoven 2
23. Hold Me Tight 2
24. You Really Got a Hold on Me 2
25. I Wanna Be Your Man 2
26. Devil in Her Heart 2
27. Not a Second Time 2
28. Money (That's What I Want) 2
29. A Hard Day's Night 3
30. I Should Have Known Better 3
31. If I Fell 3
32. I'm Happy Just to Dance with You 3
33. And I Love Her 3
34. Tell Me Why 3
35. Can't Buy Me Love 3
36. Any Time at All 3
37. I'll Cry Instead 3
38. Things We Said Today 3
39. When I Get Home 4
40. You Can't Do That 4
41. I'll Be Back 4
42. No Reply 4
43. I'm a Loser 4
44. Baby's in Black 4
45. Rock and Roll Music 4
46. I'll Follow the Sun 4
47. Mr. Moonlight 4
48. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! 4
49. Eight Days a Week 5
50. Words of Love 5
51. Honey Don't 5
52. Every Little Thing 5
53. I Don't Want to Spoil the Party 5
54. What You're Doing 5
55. Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby 5
56. Help! 5
57. The Night Before 5
58. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away 5
59. I Need You 6
60. Another Girl 6
61. You're Going to Lose That Girl 6
62. Ticket to Ride 6
63. Act Naturally 6
64. It's Only Love 6
65. You Like Me Too Much 6
66. Tell Me What You See 6
67. I've Just Seen a Face 6
68. Yesterday 6
69. Dizzy Miss Lizzy 7
70. Drive My Car 7
71. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) 7
72. You Won't See Me 7
73. Nowhere Man 7
74. Think for Yourself 7
75. The Word 7
76. Michelle 7
77. What Goes on 7
78. Girl 7
79. I'm Looking Through You 8
80. In My Life 8
81. Wait 8
82. If I Needed Someone 8
83. Run for Your Life 8
84. Taxman 8
85. Eleanor Rigby 8
86. I'm Only Sleeping 8
87. Love You to 8
88. Here, There and Everywhere 8
89. Yellow Submarine 9
90. She Said She Said 9
91. Good Day Sunshine 9
92. And Your Bird Can Sing 9
93. For No One 9
94. Doctor Robert 9
95. I Want to Tell You 9
96. Got to Get You Into My Life 9
97. Tomorrow Never Knows 9
98. SGT. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 9
99. With a Little Help from My Friends 10
100. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds 10
101. Getting Better 10
102. Fixing a Hole 10
103. She's Leaving Home 10
104. Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite 10
105. Within You Without You 10
106. When I'm Sixty Four 10
107. Lovely Rita 10
108. Good Morning Good Morning 10
109. SGT. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) 11
110. A Day in the Life 11
111. Magical Mystery Tour 11
112. The Fool on the Hill 11
113. Flying 11
114. Blue Jay Way 11
115. Your Mother Should Know 11
116. I Am the Walrus 11
117. Hello, Goodbye 11
118. Strawberry Fields Forever 11
119. Penny Lane 12
120. Baby You're a Rich Man 12
121. All You Need Is Love 12
122. Back in the U.S.S.R 12
123. Dear Prudence 12
124. Glass Onion 12
125. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 12
126. Wild Honey Pie 12
127. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill 12
128. While My Guitar Gently Weeps 12
129. Happiness Is a Warm Gun 13
130. Martha My Dear 13
131. I'm So Tired 13
132. Blackbird 13
133. Piggies 13
134. Rocky Racoon 13
135. Don't Pass Me By 13
136. Why Don't We Do It in the Road? 13
137. I Will 13
138. Julia 13
139. Birthday 14
140. Yer Blues 14
141. Mother Nature's Son 14
142. Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey 14
143. Sexy Sadie 14
144. Helter Skelter 14
145. Long, Long, Long 14
146. Revolution 1 14
147. Honey Pie 14
148. Savoy Truffle 14
149. Cry Baby Cry 15
150. Revolution 9 15
151. Good Night 15
152. Yellow Submarine 15
153. Only a Northern Song 15
154. All Together Now 15
155. Hey Bulldog 15
156. It's All Too Much 15
157. All You Need Is Love 15
158. Pepperland 15
159. Sea of Time 16
160. Sea of Holes 16
161. Sea of Monsters 16
162. March of the Meanies 16
163. Pepperland Laid Waist 16
164. Yellow Submarine in Pepperland 16
165. Come Together 16
166. Something 16
167. Maxwell's Silver Hammer 16
168. Oh! Darling 16
169. Octopus's Garden 17
170. I Want You (She's So Heavy) 17
171. Here Comes the Sun 17
172. Because 17
173. You Never Give Me Your Money 17
174. Sun King 17
175. Mean Mr. Mustard 17
176. Polythene Pam 17
177. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window 17
178. Golden Slumbers 17
179. Carry That Weight 18
180. The End 18
181. Her Majesty 18
182. Two of Us 18
183. Dig a Pony 18
184. Across the Universe 18
185. I Me Mine 18
186. Dig It 18
187. Let It Be 18
188. Maggie Mae 18
189. I've Got a Feeling 19
190. One After 909 19
191. The Long and Winding Road 19
192. For You Blue 19
193. Get Back 19
194. Love Me Do [Single Version] 19
195. From Me to You 19
196. Thank You Girl 19
197. She Loves You 19
198. I'll Get You 19
199. I Want to Hold Your Hand 20
200. This Boy 20
201. Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand [I Want to Hold Your Hand] 20
202. Sie Liebt Dich [She Loves You] 20
203. Long Tall Sally 20
204. I Call Your Name 20
205. Slow Down 20
206. Matchbox 20
207. I Feel Fine 20
208. She's a Woman 20
209. Bad Boy 21
210. Yes It Is 21
211. I'm Down 21
212. Day Tripper 21
213. We Can Work It Out 21
214. Paperback Writer 21
215. Rain 21
216. Lady Madonna 21
217. The Inner Light 21
218. Hey Jude 21
219. Revolution 22
220. Get Back 22
221. Don't Let Me Down 22
222. The Ballad of John and Yoko 22
223. Old Brown Shoe 22
224. Across the Universe 22
225. Let It Be 22
226. You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)

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Manufactured on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork, the 14 albums return to their original glory with details including the poster in The Beatles (The White Album), the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band's cut-outs, and special inner bags for some of the titles. The albums are accompanied by a stunning, elegantly designed 252-page hardbound book in a lavish boxed edition which is being in limited quantities worldwide.


Albums included:
Please Please Me
With The Beatles
A Hard Day's Night
Beatles For Sale
Rubber Soul
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles (The White Album) (2LP)
Yellow Submarine
Let It Be
Abbey Road
Past Masters (2LP) The Beatles' acclaimed original studio album remasters, released on CD in 2009, make their long-awaited stereo vinyl debut.

Manufactured on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork, the 14 albums return to their original glory with details including the poster in The Beatles (The White Album), the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band's cut-outs, and special inner bags for some of the titles. The albums are accompanied by a stunning, elegantly designed 252-page hardbound book in a lavish boxed edition which is being in limited quantities 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"x12" book showcases a wealth of photographs spanning The Beatles' recording career, including many images which 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 One & Two, first released individually in 1988, featuring non-album A-sides and B-sides, EP tracks and rarities. With this release, The Beatles' first four albums make their North American stereo vinyl debuts.

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 LPs 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 CDs.

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.