Swapping the Magical Mystery Tour bus for a good old-fashioned double-decker, on Wednesday November 21st The Beatles’ Vinyl Bus will hit London.
It will park up at Abbey Road Studios that evening from 6.30pm in time for the ultimate listening party: The Beatles Uncovered. Beatles fans and MOJO readers are combining to offer, through social and digital media, their favourite “deep cuts”. The rule is: if it’s on the “Blue” or “Red” albums it’s not coming in!
Fans who come to http://www.mojo4music.com/blog/ and vote for their favourite deep cut will go into a draw to win a Beatles Stereo Remasters Vinyl Box Set or tickets to next Wednesday evening’s exclusive Abbey Road event.
This event – organised by EMI in collaboration with MOJO – is not only a chance for guests to hear the stereo vinyl remasters in full, with an introduction by mastering engineer Sean Magee, but will also feature a panel discussion debating which tracks helped define The Beatles as the best band of the last 50 years, whittling down their catalogue down to a single album of Beatle Nuggets, which will be available to experience virtually at http://beatles.com/vinyl/.
Manufactured on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork, The Beatles stereo vinyl remasters sees 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.
The 252-page hardbound book, exclusive to the boxed edition, is authored by award-winning radio producer Kevin Howlett and features a dedicated chapter for each of the albums, as well as insight into the creation of the remasters and how the vinyl albums were prepared. The 12”x12” book showcases a wealth of photographs spanning The Beatles’ recording career, including many images which were not included in the 2009 CD booklets.