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So, this should be no surprise.  In the ever diminishing world of popular music, a world whose sole intent to earn capital has left it creatively flaccid (yet continuously lucrative in spite of the crumbling record empire), a Grammy to The Beatles (a Best Historical Album win in honor of their 2009 Stereo and Mono Box Sets) isn't too shocking.  But, as the less deserving continue to earn accolades, a Beatles' win is a victorious one.

When The Beatles' Stereo Box Set was released, I was put to the daunting task of reviewing the set for No Ripcord.  It was a three part series.  If you're interesting, here are the links:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3 

Also, just for the sake of revisiting one of the greatest moments in my "career" as a music blogger, some information regarding the Beatles' Love mash up is included in the below press release.  I wrote a review for Love months after its release and, somehow, Giles Martin, son of the one and only George Martin, thanked me for my words.  The review can be found here.

Thanks for enduring my self-indulgence and Beatles geekery.

The below information is courtesy of EMI:



16CD+DVD Collection of Band’s Remastered Studio Albums Earns Historical Album Award for its Producers and Engineers

Los Angeles, California – February 13, 2011 – At today’s 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, The Beatles’ acclaimed stereo box set won the GRAMMY for Best Historical Album (Jeff Jones and Allan Rouse, compilation producers; Guy Massey, Steve Rooke, Sam Okell, Paul Hicks, and Sean Magee, remastering engineers).

The September 2009 CD release of The Beatles’ remastered original albums and new boxed collections in stereo and mono was one of the year’s top entertainment events, breaking chart records around the world. The Beatles’ original UK studio albums were remastered by this dedicated team of engineers at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London over a four year period, carefully maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. The result is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since its original release.

The remastered catalogue comprises all 12 Beatles albums in stereo, with track listings and artwork as originally released in the UK, and
Magical Mystery Tour, which became part of The Beatles’ core catalogue when the CDs were first released in 1987. In addition, the collections Past Masters Vol. I and II are now combined as one title, for a total of 14 titles over 16 discs. The Beatles’ self-titled stereo box set includes these 14 remastered titles and a DVD collection of mini-documentaries about the albums. The Beatles in Mono collects, in a limited edition box set, all of The Beatles’ recordings that were mixed for a mono release.

Released digitally on November 16 along with the remastered core catalogue, iTunes’ exclusive digital
Beatles Box Set features all of the GRAMMY-winning stereo collection’s remastered audio and visual elements, plus the concert film Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964, a worldwide iTunes exclusive which captures The Beatles' very first U.S. concert.

On February 8, The Beatles’ GRAMMY-winning
LOVE album made its worldwide digital debut exclusively on iTunes. The album’s songs, including iTunes-exclusive, previously unreleased LOVE versions of “Fool On The Hill” and “Girl,” are also available to purchase and download individually.

All Together Now, the GRAMMY-winning feature-length documentary about the making of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil®, is now available for pre-order on iTunes worldwide.

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