I don't buy or play vinyl anymore, so I'm writing here for the Beatles CDs, and only those which I've heard. I hated the 1987 CDs that were standard EMI reissues; dull, lifeless, an abomination to my ears for the most part and I am tempted (though not the kind of person!) to hold a grudge against the company to this day for ever allowing such a travesty to go unrectified for 22 years. Thanks and kudos to Dr. Robert, er, I mean Ebbetts for somewhat remedying this intolerable situation; while not perfect in terms of what is possible in the digital domain I feel he did an admirable job - he certainly cares! - and his CDs actually had me listening to Beatles music once again. Now comes the 2009 mono remasters & the 2009 stereo-only remasters. When I got the news that Dr. Ebbetts retired his Beatles project, saying that the 2009 remasters were superior to his own, I was both elated and sad at the same time. Was all that loving care and work he did for all those years to be proven only a stopgap measure ? Well, yes ( more than half-expected ) and no. I still find myself going back to those needledrops, more out of nostalgia than anything, though I do agree with the good Doctor's initial assessment (and I assume he was referring mainly to the mono remasters), that they are indeed superior. I haven't bothered tracking down anything that is possibly better than the 2009 remasters because I am satisfied with them and my music collecting habits have taken me into other realms of late.