QOTD: Are You Buying Beatles Stuff Tomorrow?

Tomorrow's a big day for Beatlemaniacs. Those who love the world's best known band but are with the times can look forward to playing the Beatles' best tracks using plastic instruments in Rock Band. For them and everyone else, however, there will be the release of remasters of the entire Beatles catalog.

The remastering process has been years in the making, ensuring that the Beatles have never sounded better than they will on the new CDs. In fact, tomorrow's release will be the first time that some recordings will have ever been available in their original monaural mix on CD. Remastered, stereo versions will also be available.

In an age where music artists are now selling their music on a track-by-track basis, the Beatles (which as of this moment are still not available via digital mediums such as iTunes) are sticking to selling their recordings as full albums.

Will you be buying anything Beatles tomorrow? If you're buying the CD box sets, will they be in mono or stereo? If you're going the Rock Band route, will you be getting the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Wii version?

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • jellico
    Not really my cup-o-tea. So the short answer is, no, I won't be buying anyting relating to the Beatles tomorrow, or at any time in the foreseeable future.
  • JohnnyLucky
    Nope! I still have the LP's (That's a very large 12 inch diameter cd).
  • chaohsiangchen
  • billin30
    I couldn't care less about the Beatles...I know they were a great band like 50 years ago, but I really dont care.
  • gwolfman
    Knowing kids these days, they'd prefer the MP3 versions of the songs (whenever available) over the original vinyl... :(
  • mactruck
    I'm buying the PS3 game, non-bundle as I have plenty of RB and GH controllers. I think I only know 4 of the 45 songs on the disc so it will be my first time hearing many of them. My GF is a Beatles fan and without her enthusiasm I'd probably play through Dirt2 first.
  • igot1forya
  • Dave_69
    No, I won't be buying. Instead I'll be buying Megadeth's ("Endgame") and Porcupine Tree's ("The Incident") new albums next week.

    (spoken with sarcasm) Oh yay, another Beatles re-master.... That makes FIVE times that they've re-mastered the Beatles catalogue since 1983. Hopefully they didn't over-compress the signal like so many sound engineers seem keen on doing...

  • Hellbound
    I dont like their music.
  • rudeboyransom
    I have actually held off on finishing my Beatles CD collection for tomorrow, so yes I will be buying Beatles. I wasn't aware of the mono and stereo offerings though!