albums Apple To Release The Beatles Red and Blue Compilations Remastered

Apple has announced the release of remastered editions of the Beatles red album (1962-1966)and blue album (1967 – 1970) for October 19th in North America.

Both compilations make use of remastered tracks from last year’s Beatles catalogue release and will feature booklets with rare photos and new liner notes by Bill Flanagan.

The Beatles’ Classic 1973 ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ Collections Remastered by Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI Music for Worldwide Release in October.
In Stores: October 18 (October 19 North America)
The September 2009 release of The Beatles’ remastered original albums and new boxed collections in stereo and mono was one of the year’s top entertainment events, breaking chart records around the world. Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI Music are pleased to announce that The Beatles’ original 1973 compilations, 1962-1966 (‘Red’) and 1967-1970 (‘Blue’) have been digitally remastered for worldwide CD release on October 18 (October 19 in North America). Both 2CD packages include expanded booklets with original liner notes, newly written essays by Bill Flanagan, and rare photos.

The first Beatles compilations to be released after the band’s 1970 disbandment, the popular ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ collections each feature a selection of singles and album tracks written by the band’s members.

‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ have been remastered by the same dedicated team of engineers at EMI Music’s Abbey Road Studios responsible for remastering The Beatles’ original UK studio albums, carefully maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. The result is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since its original release.

  1. piotrkrzyzek2 says:

    Considering the sumptuous treatment the back catalog has been enjoying these days, you’d think that record executives would have taken taken advantage of the resurgence in interest to release a Mono version of the Red Album.

    After all, most of these tracks were first heard in mono, anyway. The mono sales exceeded anything remotely approaching stereo (which, in those days, was simply an audiophile pursuit, not the standard it is now), and the mono mixes were overseen by the Beatles themselves. For all the differences, the harmonies that coalesce on the mono recordings are worth the price of admission alone….

    If you have the mono box set, you can certainly burn all of these tracks onto a single CD. In the meantime, I’ll talk myself into keeping the stereo version.

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