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Old Oct 15, 2010, 12:52 AM   #1
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Default Red and Blue albums available early!

I didn't get a chance to buy them as I already had a handful of John's remasters to buy, but the Red and Blue albums are already popping up in some stores ahead of their release date on 18/19 October. I found them in JB Hi Fi (an Australia/New Zealand music-movies-electronics retailer) that generally puts stock out when they receive it, even if it's before the set release date.

There's not really much to report on them, the packaging matches last year's remasters and the back covers exactly match the old Red/Blue CDs from 93. Seeing as how they're only $20 here (very cheap for double CDs), I may pick them up just to see what they're like. They're also available in a box set with all four discs, but unfortunately I didn't have the time to check the price.
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 08:49 AM   #2
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Old Oct 22, 2010, 05:28 AM   #3
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I don't get it. Weren't all these songs included in the recent remasters?
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 01:08 PM   #4
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I don't get it. Weren't all these songs included in the recent remasters?

The red and blue albums are an important part of the Beatles catalog.These releases are good for people who only want the hits.Although I picked up the remasters last year,I did get these.They were two of the early albums in my Beatles collection and I wanted them for sentimental reasons.I already had them on record and cassette,but never bought the cds until now.
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 02:03 PM   #5
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Both have gone top 10 in UK
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Old Oct 27, 2010, 08:24 PM   #6
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If I get these, it'll be for Christmas or my birthday a month later. But I'm not buying them myself.

I had The Blue Album on 8-track tape (LOL!), I still have my Red Album on vinyl... and I bought The Red Album a few years ago on CD. It's obsolete now. Maybe I'll get $3.00 for it as a trade-in.

Interesting... I had to go look out of curiosity, and I found something I didn't expect: The Red Album is $19.88, while the Blue Album is $14.99 at Amazon. Why the price difference, I wonder?

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Old Oct 30, 2010, 03:45 AM   #7
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Just a pointer, even though the Beatles website says differently (or is just phrased awkwardly), these just reuse the 2009 remasters, they didn't go back and re-remaster these batches of songs. The discs all say "digital remasters copyright 2009", when obviously if they were new remasters it would be copyright 2010 instead (the only mention of 2010 is in regards to the packaging). Just a heads up, as even though I would have always got these [completionist], I'm a little disappointed it's the exact same remasters from last year and not something they've remastered from the compilations' original master tapes (the only incentive being it lets us have a couple of the tracks previously available only in the mono box).
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