Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Another clue for y'all

People have been questioning our claim that EMI/Apple is about to unleash the Beatles remasters on vinyl this year. Well here's another clue for you all, the best selling vinyl LP in the USA, "Abbey Road" went out of print a month or so ago. Now why would they let their best-selling title go out of print if it's not just to be replaced by a better sounding version? As we reported back in January, The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album was the best selling vinyl album of 2011 in the USA (not just by The Beatles, but by anyone), just like it was in 2010 and 2009. It has been kept in print ever since it was released back in 1969, the most recent edition having been made in 1995.

I'm still not sure if I'm going to spend money getting the new incarnation of the vinyl albums. After all, I have several editions of all the vinyl albums already, and I have both the stereo and mono remastered CD's. They will probably have to put something more into the package to hook me again.

2 comments:

Gabor Peterdi said...

Will not sound better than the 24bit Flac on the Apple USB... and if it will look like old release not a replica of the CD package than i'll pass on it this time.

That Funky Dude said...

Gabor, since a vinyl record is an analog medium, it's hard to compare the quality of it to a digital audio file. A digital file can always only be a compressed version of what's on the analog source.
And I really like the idea that they are releasing them as replicas. But I don't own any Beatles LPs yet, so I understand why collectors might want to have "new" packaging.