Last year, on my brithday, I received a record player. When I placed a record on the turntable, the hiss and crackle made me feel like I was a teenager again. So many memories rushed through my head.
You can get this same experience with The Beatles’ newly released original studio album remasters, on stereo vinyl. Manufactured on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork, the 14 albums return to their original glory with details including the poster in The Beatles (The White Album), the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band’s cutouts, and special inner bags for some of the titles. Each album will be available individually, and accompanied by a stunning, elegantly designed 252-page hardbound book in a lavish, limited boxed edition.
The titles include The Beatles’ 12 original UK albums, first released between 1963 and 1970, the US-originated Magical Mystery Tour, now part of the group’s core catalogue, and Past Masters, Volumes One & Two, featuring non-album A-sides and B-sides, EP tracks and rarities.
“It’s pure history, marvelously packaged and setting the bar for top-notch, catalog vinyl reissues… about as good as it gets.” – Rolling Stone
When The Beatles’ albums were first released, the listener enjoyed a tangible relationship with the music in the grooves of a record. There was an emotional connection to the artifact carrying the sound, and this bond was strengthened by the LP sleeve. Rather than a merely functional object to protect the disc, it was elevated to a stylish accessory. Certainly, the cover of a Beatles album conveyed a message about the music it was wrapped around. For example, the dominant orange and brown hues and elongated faces on the front of Rubber Soul seem to embody the sound of the record. With the advent of the cassette tape in the seventies and the compact disc in the 1980s, album artwork was reduced in size and importance, losing much of its charm. That is partly why vinyl LPs have not, as predicted, been discarded.
If you’d like to indulge yourself in the classic Beatles’ sound, I’d like to give you an opportunity to win a set of these LPs. One lucky Mocha Dad reader will win a set of Beatles albums that includes: “Please Please Me,” “Hard Days Night,” and “Let It Be.” Visit www.thebeatles.com for more details on the albums.
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Who is your favorite member of the Beatles and why?
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Mocha Dad’s “The Beatles Vinyl Albums – ‘Please Please Me,’ ‘Hard Days Night,’ and ‘Let It Be Giveaway” starts on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 and ends on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 11:59 a.m. (CST), and is open to all Mocha Dad readers, subscribers, and/or fans 18 years old and older in the continental U.S. No purchase required. Relatives and employees of Mocha Dad Media are not eligible to win. You are also ineligible if you’ve won a prize from this website within the past 30 days. One (1) winners will be chosen via Random.org and announced soon after the ending date. You must leave your contact information to collect your prize. If a winner does not respond within 3 days, a new winner will be chosen. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received compensation and/or one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. All opinions are my own. Total prize value is $75.