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29 January 2014
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MichWond
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29 January 2014
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I'm listening to Ask Me Why right now. Personally, it sounds like a travesty to me.

29 January 2014
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Here's the press release for this:

THE BEATLES – RELOVED

NEW FABULOUS BEATLES ALBUM INCLUDING MODERN VERSIONS OF THEIR BIGGEST HITS IS RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 4 2014

A new massive and groundbreaking Beatles album will be released by on February 4 2014. The album is titled Reloved and includes modern versions of twelve of their biggest hits that preserve the original artistry but enhance it with better and fuller instrumentation. The concept is genuinely revolutionary. The tracklist includes, among the others, new versions of I Want To Hold Your HandTwist And Shout, She Loves You andFrom Me To You. It also includes two additional bonus alternate versions of Love Me Do and, in the 2CD Deluxe Edition, twelve newly remastered original recordings. This cutting-edge album created with modern tastes in mind is a new milestone for the greatest and most influential act of the rock era and a must have for every Beatles fan.

Considering this has been up for a week and no other site has reported it i'd seriously doubt this is official. If you think back to On Air Volume 2 and The Bootleg Recordings 1963 rumours were going about for weeks before anything official (or unofficially official) was said by Apple or its representatives but nothing about a new album of remixes.

I also doubt the whole album would be available for folks to listen to freely, Apple's lawyers would be having the uploader and the site running for cover from all the lawsuits thundering in their direction.

The concept is nowhere near revolutionary as it was being done in the 80's. "Massive and groundbreaking"? How exactly? And no publicity with under a week to go! If this was "massive and groundbreaking" Apple would be shouting from the rooftops and spending an absolute fortune on publicity campaigns. There has been less about this than 'The Bootleg Recordings 1963' and they didn't want us to know about that.

And finally it sounds terrible and reminds me of that ghastly Love Me Do remix that someone posted here which was meant to be official (it wasn't) and bringing the Beatles back to the masses (where had they been exactly?!). It got slaughtered by everyone. Cheesy mixes over the original recordings (some sped up a bit) that sound badly dated and are 30 years too late, even Apple aren't that stupid, surely. Two bit fans who barely know how to use a computer could come up with better - and have done.

"Twelve of their biggest hits"? Misery, Ask Me Why, Chains, Do You Want To Know A Secret, (no question mark by the way), P.S. I Love You!?They wouldnt even get on a list of their 100 biggest songs never mind biggest hits. And sort out the letter casing, it's just sloppy.

I will add however that you can place an order for it, for just $15.45 here. Me, i'm saving my money for the Yoko screaming Box set "JOHHHHHHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!". 23 cds crammed full of the original 18 minute track, the best Get Back sessions Jams she did with the Beatles (minus George), the best of her solo shrieks (album and concert performances), outtakes, remixes, remasters and extended outfakes. All for just $359.99. I was in two minds but the lovely box it comes in and the 56 page booklet convinced me.

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29 January 2014
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My immediate thoughts:

1. It's not bad, though, personally, I liked The Beatles HATE more.  And before anyone says anything, OF COURSE it's not as good as the original Beatles versions.

2. "THE BEATLES – RELOVED, new fabulous Beatles album including modern versions of twelve of their biggest hits."  "Modern" is an extremely vague term to use.  What does that even mean?  If whoever made this actually wants anyone to actually listen to it, they need to define the style of music better.  Oh, and what meanmistermustard said about it not being biggest hits.  It might be more accurate to say that it's "Please Please Me Remixed."

3. Frankly, I'm really impressed with how well they isolated certain elements of the tracks.  I mean, in 1963, they were recording on two track machines and, in order to isolate any element of the early tracks, you need to use really clever mixing tricks.

4. Obviously, it isn't official.

5. "...enhance it with better and fuller instrumentation."  That's an awfully ballsy thing to say about the greatest band in history.  I can only say for sure that I don't agree with this statement, but I don't think that I'd be too out of line in assuming that most people on earth wouldn't agree with this statement.

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29 January 2014
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29 January 2014
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29 January 2014
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Necko said

3. Frankly, I'm really impressed with how well they isolated certain elements of the tracks.  I mean, in 1963, they were recording on two track machines and, in order to isolate any element of the early tracks, you need to use really clever mixing tricks.

5. "...enhance it with better and fuller instrumentation."  That's an awfully ballsy thing to say about the greatest band in history.  I can only say for sure that I don't agree with this statement, but I don't think that I'd be too out of line in assuming that most people on earth wouldn't agree with this statement.

On point 3, that is nothing impressive. Please Please Me, With The Beatles and the accompanying singles were recorded on 2-track yes, but that two track contains instruments in the left and vocals only to the right, and that was used to balance better the mono mix. So, the stereo mixes are just that, the two-track master except for an added layer of reverb (the reverb is more notorious in the first album).

I had to say a big NO on point 5. That is an insult to The Beatles; what they recorded originally cannot be surpassed except for something they themselves created.

And If I want to hear a Beatles remix album, I would prefer Love (or a sequel to it if it ever exists).

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