Now here’s the bad news: The vinyl reissues have been collected in a 16-LP box set, due Nov. 13, that will set you back a whopping $399.99 — and that’s on sale from the list price of $449.99.
Of course, for hardcore Beatles fans, it’ll be an investment worth making; the set contains all 12 studio albums, plus ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and the ‘Past Masters’ releases, presented on 180 gram vinyl in what the label description promises is “authentic, jaw-dropping sound guaranteed to rival the original LPs.”
“For this project, there was no such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen,” continues the description, outlining the rigorous steps taken to enhance the albums’ fidelity while preserving the integrity of the original tracks. “Yes, it took a village to get it right.”
It might take a village to pay for this thing, too — but hey, even if you have to eat peanut butter sandwiches for a few weeks, at least you’ll be able to listen to newly remastered Beatles records on your turntable, right?