Maybe the very first images of the full packaging for “Double Fantasy – Stripped Down” have been posted on the web.
Apparently the full range of the “Gimme Some Truth” releases (including the 11 CD box set) are already available for sale in a CD shop in Brussells:
The site these come from is in French and Google Translate says something like this:
“No need to wait for the official release date (October 4th), all the new Lennon are already (and apparently have been for 1 or 2 days) at a record store in Brussels in the “old quarter”…The big box (at 145 € euros), the single CDs, compilations…and “Stripped Down” (at 19 € euros). The packaging is like those for the CD stereo Beatles remasters: soft cardboard (which shows fingerprints and the ink of which will undoubtedly be transferred onto neighboring CDs in a rack – just like the Beatles ones). The CD slid out without any protective inner sleeve.”
This was posted on September 30th. Thanks to the French Beatles forum yellowsub.net for these images.
Also, as to the sound of “Stripped Down” there’s a nice side-by-side comparison been posted by Willard on the Never Get Out of the Boat blogsite.
How on earth do you do your research?
I`ve been involved with the media for over 20 years & have a mind of trivia but I don`t know how you do it
Keep up the good work
The web is a vast resource – plus I’m on a couple of mailing lists so that’s another way to keep up with Beatles news.
All the best.