FIRST LOOK: The Beatles' remastered box sets

The Beatles in mono is a key part of the box set
The Beatles in mono is a key part of the box set

The Beatles' remastered catalogue arrives on 9/9/09, but MusicRadar got the whole set early and now we're giving you a sneak peak at what's in store.

The collection comprises all 14 Beatles albums (Past Masters I and II are included, but as one disc) in stereo, with tracklistings and artwork as originally released in the UK.

With each CD's new packaging, there are added photographs and booklets with detailed historical and recording notes. For a limited time, each CD will be embedded with a mini documentary film about that album. (Or, if you buy the boxed set, it's a separate DVD.)

And that's not all: There's a second collection, The Beatles In Mono, which gathers 10 of the albums with their original mono mixes (plus two further discs covering similar ground to the stereo mixes on Past Masters).

It's all quite grand, as you can see in the video. Giddy are we? Just a little. So keep it locked on MusicRadar for our upcoming review of The Beatles remasters. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

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Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.