Beatles: Stereo Box Set [Limited Edition] [CD & DVD]

  • Artist: The Beatles
  • SKU: 9459285
  • Release Date: 09/09/2009
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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (51 out of 52)

Songs


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  • Please Please Me
  • With the Beatles
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Beatles for Sale
  • Help!
  • Rubber Soul
  • Revolver
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Magical Myster Tour
  • The Beatles (The White Album)
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Let It Be
  • Abbey Road


Overall customer rating

4.9
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Packaging leaves Something to be desired

    Posted
    jlm63

    I picked up my Stereo box set on 5 October. The first CD I decided to listen to, Beatles For Sale, had semi-dried glue blotches on the outer edge of the CD. I then opened Past Masters, and found those 2 CDs to be perfect. However, upon opening the rest of the CDs the following day, about half of them had glue blotches. I wiped them off with a smooth towel, but you can still see the residual marking on the CDs. I noticed in a post on another site's forum that rubbing acohol can clean them, so I might try that. Regardless, the CDs all sound fine. I did notice on the Magical Mystery Tour CD that it lists the Let It Be mini-documentary as the final track. So, in summary, I am disappointed in the packaging of this very expensive Box Set. Greater care should have been taken in the packing of the CDs, and, in looking over the final product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It sounds great to me!

    Posted
    nneptune

    I know that some people expected this to be totally remixed music, but it's all of the Beatles albums completely cleaned up. To me, it's like taking a movie, and putting it out in the blue-ray format. I've listened to their albums for years, and now I have them all in a very attractive boxed set. I don't understand the one star review. Not at all. It sounds fantastic to me. I can hear every little mistake (which is what makes some of the early recordings so fun), tamborine, keyboard, and soaring guitars! The "white album" sounds open and free; not muddled in the least. To me, the CDs sound "warm". So, I personally think it;s fantastic. I guess there's no pleasing everyone... but I'm very pleased!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Timeless classic revisited

    Posted
    MaxFax
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    The music of the Beatles pretty much defines good music for this music connoisseur. The remastering does improve the sound quality, without tinkering with what you love about this music. The documentary videos are pretty weak, and I would have liked to see them put the Stereo and Mono mixes on these discs like they did with the Capitol releases, but then they couldn't try to sell you another box with just those for even more money! But since us fans have already bought the same music 4 times, this should, at least for now, be the quintessential version of the Beatles catalogue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally remastered after over 20 years!

    Posted
    Wavesponge

    Finally THe Beatles get the remastering that their music deserves. I've read several reviews by journalists that were lucky enough to be invited to hear some examples of the remastered material. All of the reviews have been very positive! One reviewer said it was like the difference hearing the original CD's in 1987 compared to the vinyl, that's how much better the new remasters sound compared to the 1987 CD's! Another reviewer said that the examples from The White album were just phenomenal, like a veil was lifted off of the music revealing details he never heard before.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    digital beatles don't keep the beat

    Posted
    zeus53

    Digital reproduction brings out flaws that were masked before. Chorus and background music are enhanced and offer a welcome insight to the clever choreographed songs. A little too much enhancement takes away from the harmony element that previously was just a unique Beatles sound. Flat tones on many notes are evident and it takes away from the original tracks I have copies of on earlier cd release. Recommend enhancing bass and reducing treble to maintain a more traditional appreciation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beatles Stereo box set

    Posted
    Pedals

    After a lengthy wait, the boxed set arrived. 2 months was worth waiting for, I've heard it all before anyway. When the first Beatles CD's were released, they sounded flat and muted. The remastered CD's take care of that problem, the sound clarity is greatly improved. The packaging is much nicer, instead of cheap jewel cases, the CD's look like mini LP albums. I got the stereo boxed set, I couldn't see getting mono for authenticity, I wanted the sound as it was meant to be heard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Set!!

    Posted
    PamW

    This is a great set because you have all the music of the Beatles in one collection. This collection is reflective of how the music was outputed in the UK which is the true original. My husband says that in the USA the way the albums came out is slightly different from the UK including the album covers were slightly different in the USA. We both enjoy listening the music on a Saturday evening while making dinner or just relaxing at home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally

    Posted
    TheMan1971

    The bass is incredible. There are some background sounds and instrumentation that you can hear but was never audible. The end of Strawberry Fields sounds very different. In Back in The USSR i knew you heard an airplane at the beginning but never knew it was suppose to be hear over and over again throughout the song. There are other little things like that on each album. I've just rediscovered the Beatles and you can too.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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