The Beatles - 1962-1966 (2023 Edition) Half-Speed Mastered (180g) (3LP)

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The Beatles - 1962-1966 (2023 Edition) Half-Speed Mastered (180g) (3LP)

2023 Edition Half-Speed Mastered 180g 3LP

Remixed & Expanded with 12 Additional Tracks

The Beatles' 1962-1966 ('The Red Album') landmark compilation introduced generations of fans to the incredible history of the most storied band in music. For its 50th anniversary, the collection has been expanded: 'Red' has 12 additional tracks, including for the first time some of George Harrison's earliest songs and some classic Beatles versions of R&B and rock 'n' roll hits that were so influential on the band.

The 3LP collection now contains 38 tracks, 30 of which have new mixes for 2023. The set's 12 newly added tracks are collected on its third LP. An insert contains new sleeve notes by journalist and author John Harris.

For current fans and future generations alike, the new 1962–1966 collection is a joyous celebration of The Beatles' timeless musical legacy.

    The expansion corrects a couple of flaws on the original sequence of The Red Album by adding a good chunk of Revolver and several songs from George Harrison, who had no lead vocals or compositions in the 1973 incarnation of the compilation. Additionally, the enduring standards 'I Saw Her Standing There' and 'Twist and Shout' have been added to the album, making for a fuller picture of the Beatles' early years. The big news about this particular reissue isn't the expansion so much as the remix. Using the machine-learning technology developed for Peter Jackson's 2022 documentary Get Back, Martin was able to isolate elements of the original mixes, thereby allowing him to develop dynamic new mixes that employ the full range of the stereo spectrum. These new remixes retain the spirit of the original but leap from the speakers, sounding bigger and bolder than before.
    -Stephen Thomas Erlewine,, 4.5/5 stars

    Hearing the 2023 stereo remixes of early mono tracks like 'I Saw Her Standing There' and 'Twist and Shout' or Rubber Soul's 'Norwegian Wood' truly tells the tale. Once peaky vocals are smoother, a soundstage is defined, harmonies are detailed, and the clarity of the bass and drum figures are far superior. 'Twist and Shout,' for example, rocks like never before—Lennon's throaty vocal was never as vivid or present. The original British monos still may win on pure immediacy, but these close the gap. If you grew up listening to the American pressings in processed, hard-panned stereo, these are stunners and worthy additions to any Beatles collection.
    -Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound


    2023 Edition 3LP
    180g Vinyl
    Half-Speed Mastered
    Black Vinyl
    Remixed & Expanded
    38 Total Tracks
    30 Tracks with New Mixes for 2023
    12 Additional Tracks
    Some of George Harrison's Earliest Songs
    Classic Beatles Versions of R&B and Rock 'n' Roll Hits
    Gatefold Jacket
    Insert with New Sleeve Notes by John Harris
    Made in Germany

Track Listing:
LP 1

    Love Me Do
    Please Please Me
    From Me to You
    She Loves You
    I Want to Hold Your Hand
    All My Loving
    Can't Buy Me Love
    A Hard Day's Night
    And I Love Her
    Eight Days a Week
    I Feel Fine
    Ticket to Ride

LP 2

    You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
    We Can Work It Out
    Day Tripper
    Drive My Car
    Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
    Nowhere Man
    In My Life
    Paperback Writer
    Eleanor Rigby
    Yellow Submarine

LP 3

    I Saw Her Standing There
    Twist and Shout
    This Boy
    Roll Over Beethoven
    You Really Got a Hold On Me
    You Can't Do That
    If I Needed Someone
    Got To Get You Into My Life
    I'm Only Sleeping
    Here, There and Everywhere
    Tomorrow Never Knows



Format: LP Vinyl
Label: Capitol
Catalog No: 1000134807
Barcode: 0602455920539
Genre: Rock
No of Discs: 3
Release Date: 11/10/2023


UPC:  602455920539