Now, I know that September is a long ways away, but the news broke this week that finally the Beatles' catalogue will be remastered on CD. It has been 22 years since the Beatles' music was remastered for the "new at the time" compact disc format. But, finally fans will be able to hear their favorite Beatles songs in pristine sound quality. From "Please Please Me" to "Let It Be" will be available in state-of-the-art sounding CDs. Each CD will be housed in a gate fold cover replicating the U.K. album artwork and include a booklet featuring the original and newly written liner notes and rare and never before seen photos of the band. Also included on the CD will be a short video about the making of each album.
With the Beatles catalogue, there was always the argument on which was better, the stereo version of the albums or the mono versions. Well, now you can own both and decide for yourself. Each album will individually available in its stereo version and for the collectors and Beatles' enthusiast, the mono versions of the albums will also be available as a box set. Most of The Beatles' albums will make their official mono form debut on CD with this box set.
But, that's not all. Also coming out on Sept. 9 is the long awaited "The Beatles Rock Band" video game. Somewhat similar to the Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and Guitar Hero: Metallica series, players will be able to follow the Fab Four from their club days up through their studio wizardry. A definite must-have for fans of either Rock Band or Guitar Hero franchises.
So, September will be a busy month for Beatles' fans. Just don't say I didn't warn you.