I have pretty-much decided to buy at least the new stereo box set. Online, Amazon is quoting 2-4 weeks for delivery. Best Buy also lists it online, but for about $20 more, quoting 2-3 weeks for delivery. Out of curiosity I decided to go to the local Best Buy to see if they had it, and to check out the other new Beatle gear.
Wing looks so friendly and charming on the album cover that we hate to say it, but it's true: this is, by far, the worst Beatles cover album we have heard. It's laugh-out-loud bad. It's "yank out my ear buds" bad. It's "please shoot me" bad.
The Beatles Stereo Box Set contains all 13 Studio remasters plus Past Masters (digi packaging with digital mini documentaries).
Note: With all due respect to Sir Paul, most of his non-Beatles songs are omitted from the lists above.
Today, September 9, 2009 will be remembered not just for the launch of The Beatles: Rock Band and the release of remastered versions of The Beatles' catalog, it will also be remembered for the first entry in the CoverTogether blog.