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Great for sonic obsessives but not so good for fans!
on 9 September 2009
I have no doubt that for the "connoiseurs" of sound the remastering is great but for those who do not appreciate such things, who are fans and had all the CD's before this momentous "remastering" event the "new" CD comes as a dissappointment.
I was only every interested in the extras not the new improved, sonic quality. So what are the extras? The answer to this question is "not much!"
1) An information booklet with little information saved by several (perhaps as many as three) not seen before photographs.
2) On top of this if you take the trouble to put the Cd into the CD ROM of your computer you can hear the Beatles commentary (nothing new all from the appropriate "Anthology" DVD),see snippets of the Beatles (again all on the Anthology DVD) and hear some studio (in my mind completely new but, unfortunately, ridiculously short. In all no more than 5 minutes worth of mini documentary.
A marketing con to keep the coffers in the Beatles industry melting pot bubbling anyone?