Posted in music | technology on November 14, 2012

Beatles box set

Twenty-two pounds. Six Inches. $449 retail. The Beatles are releasing their fourteen original studio albums plus rarities into a single massive sixteen LP box set containing a 252 page booklet. Each album will also be sold individually as well. The release(s) have been newly remastered and are available now ("now $349"), for all of you who don't have copies of the records, possibly purchased from your local used record store.

Rumor has it that this massive sixteen LP and reported 50,000 copy box set has had another, unseen price though too... a delay in the pressing in many other records. Due to the limited and shrinking number of vinyl pressing plants in the US, many other labels have had delayed returns on their own pressings. It's too early to tell if this will have a serious negative impact on some companies (and record collectors), though the renewed interest in Beatles vinyl could also be good for the already-growing vinyl business as a whole.

Let us know if you've had an order delayed "due to Beatles".

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Comments (41)

Death Grips are way better than The Beatles.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 2:34 PM

Buy vinyl, support global warming. That's the fact.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 2:37 PM

crazy cash grab - almost as ridiculous as that kiss book

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 2:37 PM

Blu ray hi res stereo and mono, NOW.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 2:43 PM

Never listened to these guys, are they worth getting into? A sixteen-LP boxset is a bit pricey for me. Can anyone recommend other points of entry?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 2:44 PM

Look on Youtube for "Yellow Submarine".

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 2:49 PM

^Ask yo' momma. She knows!

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 2:49 PM

That's only $28/LP. Thieves!

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 2:53 PM

if you don't already have all of these, give up on life

Posted by Doc Brown | November 14, 2012 2:56 PM

still waiting for my 180 gram of the new Converge album. This would be less shitty if the 2 best Beatles were still around at least.

Posted by Brendan R | November 14, 2012 2:57 PM

I tuned out when The Beatles kicked Pete Best out of the band.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 3:10 PM

They were great until Rubber Soul came out

Posted by Venkman | November 14, 2012 3:35 PM

Rainbo Records delays because of the re-releases pushed back a few of my releases by four-six weeks.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 3:40 PM

2:49, I checked out that song. Do these guys only do children's music? Not really interested if that's the case. They should get a new singer too.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 3:41 PM

I liked them better when they were called The Quarrymen

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 3:45 PM

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) is the single greatest song of the 1960s. Maybe of the 20th c.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 3:46 PM

I'd rather listen to Oasis. Beers, coke and whores. Sign me up!

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 3:57 PM

This isn't the only time this has happened. I have friends who run small labels whose released always get bumped in favor of bigger label releases. Singling out The Beatles is ridiculous.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 4:10 PM

revolution #9 is the greatest..oh man, sooo avant-garde...blows the mind

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 4:12 PM

These LPs were pressed at Rainbo?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 4:26 PM

@4:10 - Agreed. This used to happen when I worked at an indie in the early 90's. Nothing new here.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 4:30 PM

They did nothing worthwhile after they left the Star Club..

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 4:46 PM

Got Pig Destroyer's book burner like a weeks ago, and am still waiting on the new Converge record thanks to this freakin' thing!

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 4:48 PM

"Blu ray hi res stereo and mono, NOW."


Hi res stereo is already out. Came out on a USB stick when the box set cd's came out. The mono lp box is coming out next year.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 4:54 PM

Everybody should own these on vinyl. That's why EVERYBODY ALREADY DOES. Jesus.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 5:37 PM

Fuck this shit, where's the Maiden, man? Christ, maybe some BOC? This would have been PERFECT for Father's Day though...

Posted by Small child wandering into a room | November 14, 2012 5:49 PM

5:37 wins for today fellas. Come on back and try again tomorrow.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 5:56 PM

^ 5:37's mom. Really nice of you to support your kid but you migt wanna encourage him to get out of your basement.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 6:41 PM

Waiting for the Mono edition coming out next spring

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 7:14 PM

There are 12 original albums. The rest of the collection are compilations and not original alums put out by Capitol Records, such as Magical Mystery Tour.

Posted by Len Richard | November 14, 2012 7:47 PM

anybody see how many tickets stub hub has for the shea stadiun show - complete bullshit

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 10:32 PM

are these guys gonna tour?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 10:50 PM

I think it's safe to say that no records that will be talked about in 45 years are being held up at the pressing plant right now.

Posted by streetdude | November 15, 2012 12:14 AM

Magical Mystery Tour was their greatest album

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 8:18 AM

how many fucking times do we need to buy this shit ... Feed the Rich

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 9:14 AM

I heard they're reissuing them again next year in smell-o-vision. I'll pass on Eleanor Rigby.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 10:09 AM

I prefer the ipods more diversity from kill yourself kill yourself kill yourself

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 11:11 AM

12:14 are you seriously doubting the cultural impact of a new Converge record?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 11:40 AM

Ah, my favorite source: "Rumor Has It"

Posted by Eh Kae | November 15, 2012 2:23 PM

My 200 copies of a 2xLP has just shipped... SIXTEEN week turnaround. 16.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 1:23 AM

I love the Beatles.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 6, 2013 11:30 AM

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