2019 Beatles UK Singles boxed set (Was: "Beatles Mystery Boxed Set")*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Monasmee, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Adam9

    Adam9 Senior Member

    Toronto, Canada
    Yes - got one of those. :)

    BRODNATION The Future Never Dies because Tomorrow Never Knows

    singles box reissue: boring
    completely digitally remixed singles box: you have my attention
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  3. Carl80

    Carl80 Forum Resident

    United Kingdom
    Saves money for Abbey Road, still might be tempted when I see it though, can’t completely rule it out !
  4. Danby Delight

    Danby Delight Forum Resident

    You do realize that some of us don't mind getting up every few minutes to flip a single, right? It's not actually a hardship, unless one of the cats has jumped in my lap. It's what I'm doing tonight, as a matter of fact.
  5. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    Pass on this. I have the older CD set.
    Anyone’s guess on the remastering.
  6. WolfSpear

    WolfSpear Music Enthusiast

    Probably the same exact thing but with the entire UK singles collection gathered.

    It’s nothing that I’m excited about, but if you haven’t had 20 chances in the past 60 years... there ya go.
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  7. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    So much moaning! Sure, I get that long-time collectors aren't into this - but I bet this'll sell like hotcakes.

    I'm actually fairly interested - it'll come down to how it's all packaged, the mastering, and the pressing plant.
  8. raq0915

    raq0915 Forum Resident

    \New Jersey
    As a collector, I’m certainly looking forward to it. Folks need to remember that not all of us were around when these singles or reissues came out and for some of us this will be our first chance to pick up the singles without having to spend a fortune buying used
  9. Jimmy Cooper

    Jimmy Cooper Forum Resident

    Kiel, Germany
    Great news! I'm in!
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  10. Dodgytc

    Dodgytc Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
    If it is the UK singles I am happy, just as I was happy with the Christmas Singles set last year.
    My only concern is the price. What would you expect a 23 single box set to cost? Any guesses?

    Last edited: Jul 13, 2019
  11. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Yeah, that's also a factor. Especially with the next Bowie box likely being announced next week ... it's possible my entire Autumn music budget is going to wind up on these two items. At least I'm going with CD on the Bowie boxes now. That saves a bundle in both money and headaches.
  12. My *guess* is that the singles will be in stereo and use the previous remixes prepared for #1 and Sgt. Pepper, where possible, and from hi-res digital sources. For the songs that have not been remixed during the past few years, my guess is thatthey will be sourced from the same 24/44.1 digital sources as the 2012 vinyl LP's, A long shot would be brand new remixes utilized for those tracks.

    Finally, a very pleasant surprise would be an AAA reissue from original mono and stereo masters.
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  13. That would be nice . . .
  14. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

    I'm betting a lot of folks will buy this just for the Free As A Bird/Real Love single
  15. Willowman

    Willowman Forum Resident

    London, UK
    Well, I loved the 45s box last time it came out - the one with the late 70s editions of the singles in green and black covers. So, why not? Sometimes it’s nice to be reminded that these were stand-alone little blasts of wonder, not track 4 side B on an archival compilation.

    No one’s forced to buy it!
  16. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy Senior Member

    New York
    A combination of remixes and B sides sourced from the 2009 remasters is probably the worst possible outcome, other than using the 2009 remasters.

    Either use remixes for all of them (save the initial 4 singles) or cut from original singles masters, all analog. If Apple and Ume have taken the easy way out, I won’t buy the box.

    Hope Apple and UM employees are lurking around, since they’re supposedly bent out of shape over the Abbey Road leak and are monitoring the thread.
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  17. AdamChanSiuLung

    AdamChanSiuLung Forum Resident

    The Target stores singles/45 were about $20 if I remember correctly, so let's say the single alone was $10 each. The RSD 4 single box was more than $40 for 4 records, and the Christmas singles box had a list price of over $100 for 7 records, so it's not going to surprise me if each single will cost at least $10.

    So my guess is the suggested retail will be at least $250. Just a guess and all I know is that it won't be cheap.
  18. I’m good. Don’t think I will be plunking down my money for this.
  19. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    Correct. Vinyl only.
  20. Jimmy Cooper

    Jimmy Cooper Forum Resident

    Kiel, Germany
    I hope they'll do this box set as close to the original 45's as possible.
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  21. DRM

    DRM Forum Resident

    Okay. No problem.
  22. Gavaxeman

    Gavaxeman Take me back to dear old Blighty...

    West Midlands U.K.
    My cats hate vinyl , much prefer CDs as they can keep me imprisoned to the sofa , they were ecstatic when I got a 300 cd jukebox with a remote . There is no truth that I am in collusion with them to avoid doing household chores spread by Mrs N
  23. beatlesaint

    beatlesaint Forum Resident

    I might have to see how it looks before deciding.......but I probably will buy it :laugh:
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  24. DRM

    DRM Forum Resident

    Apple money grab, but enjoy. If you want it, come and get it.
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  25. Gila

    Gila Forum Resident

    Quite a lot of those songs were remixed on 2015 1+ re-release, even some of the B-sides.

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