O. M. G.
By Neal Downe
Suddenly, this is my new favorite album. Now, nothing against George Martin, at all - he was a meticulously professional music producer from the Sixties, and he was working with the technology available at the time. He did a brilliant job with what he had to work with, and it will last longer than almost everything else produced in that era. His son, Giles, however, has taken these recordings and completely rejuvenated them - it sounds like a brand-new album, recorded just this year. This version of "The Beatles" is every bit as deep, rich and nuanced as "Sgt. Pepper" was back in the day. I sat down to give it a listen - because I'm the kind of person who still does that - and I was so immersed in the masterful reworking of this music that I didn't realize we had reached "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" until Jonh's shout of "Ay-o!"... and I was completely destroyed. I can only hope that Mr. Martin the Younger has his sights set on reworking the entire Beatles catalog. (Please?) A note: I'm basing this review solely on the album as released. All you completists can grovel over the alternate takes, outtakes and rejects all you want, but there's a reason that the songs were released (or not!) in their original form. (Just sayin')
November 9, November 9, November 9...
It's the White Album; it was at least going to be passable.
In the end, it turned out great! The Esher demos are a neat bonus feature, too.
Best Beatle LP
Has anyone heard "Carnival of Light"? Only a few people have. I heard there's a reason for it.....
All Beatles Updates Are Great
Say what you will but I love anything they put it out ... it is not up to we the public to decide what version is best yada yada, to have new versions is to have more to love if you ask me. The mixes are excellent.
Ignore the bad reviews
I'm not sure what's wrong with the previous reviewers. This is INCREDIBLE. If you were wow'd by the sgt pepper updated stereo mixes, these are even better. The mix is RIGHT up front, listen to "while my guitar gently weeps" to see what I mean.
I could have done with just the remastered album without the extras, but 24$ is a fair price. If you're a true fan-BUY IT.
I love the Beatles but this is not it it’s just all the songs live... disappointment
“The Beatles” just got better!
By Snoop Robb
The Beatles’ eponymous album is one of the greatest albums of all time. Now with the new remasters, it’s even better.