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SGT 50th anniversary remasters/packages
29 January 2020
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jamessick
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I knew about the 50th anniversary Sgt Pepper 's, White Album , and Abbey Road re-mastering, but when on a lark I searched eBay for 50th Anniversary Please Please Me , With the Beatles, etc. I discovered that a company called SGT issued 50th Anniversary stuff for at least 6 of the first 7 albums (didn't see Help !).

Are these 50th Anniversary albums worth a listen? They come with outtakes

Another website said they were "unofficial." Is that the same as bootleg?

29 January 2020
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sir walter raleigh
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Anything before Pepper is technically a Bootleg, although there are early demos and outtakes that officially appear on the anthology 

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29 January 2020
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I would have to disagree with @sir walter raleigh on the definition of bootleg. Bootlegs are illegal releases while unofficial, often known as "grey market", releases are totally legal within the country that has produced them, most often because the work has fallen out of copyright in the country in that country and is considered to be "public domain".

These 50th Anniversary releases come from Japan which, it seems, had a copyright length of 50 years until last year signing up to a trade agreement which extended copyright to 70 years, though stating it wouldn't be backdating the law to bring work that had become "public domain" up to the end of 2018 back under copyright. So these 50th Anniversary releases are completely legal under Japanese copyright law, therefore NOT bootlegs.

Using the catalogue number on their 50th Anniversary PPM - SGTAE001 - to search and changing the number by one each time, it appears they have done every album up to and including AR (which is the only one which could well be considered a bootleg now given the changes to Japanese law). As well as the standard studio albums they have also done A Collection of Beatles Oldies and MMT.

As to whether they are worth getting, it's difficult to say without hearing them, though none of them contain anything (apart from their own remixes of the albums), that isn't easily found on bootleg, and found for free in many places on the interweb.

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