"So what's different from those CDs you already have? As any surviving Beatle will tell you -- and both are known to say it -- the Beatles were "a great little band" -- a rock band. What comes through on the new stereo masters is the power and quality of the original recordings of that rock band -- the quality the Beatles themselves would have heard and intended when those recordings were created.
That means you can now hear John Lennon's raucous vocal in all its powerfully shredded glory on "Please Please Me's" "Twist and Shout" (the result of recording the group's first album in one day, with a cold, no less). The Beatles' first four albums were, until now, available on CD only in mono. "A Hard Day's Night's" title track always was a great way to start an album, but its full stereo mix, now presented with vigorous dynamics intact, provides a serious kick. And "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band's" launch once again reminds listeners they're hearing what was the cutting edge of rock-and-roll and creative recording of 1967, its rich, unusual soundscape including some sounds that couldn't be replicated even today."
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