Following on from all the excitement of the last week, next month will see the double vinyl LP edition of The Beatles 1 in 2015 form featuring the new stereo remixes created by Giles Martin:
The 2015 version of The Beatles 1 CD was released last week, along with numerous Blu-ray/DVD video iterations. The gatefold, 2LP 180g vinyl set looks to be packaged exactly the same as the two previous releases of this title (in 2011, and again in remastered form only just last year). Like them, it will come with four art cards (11′ x 8.5′), two inner jackets packed with images of original single sleeves, and a huge poster (33′ x 22′) featuring examples of more single sleeves from around the world:
Interestingly, all previous versions of The Beatles 1, featuring the 2009 remasters (first issued in 2011), are set to be quietly withdrawn and the new CD and vinyl versions with the new stereo remixes will permanently supersede them.
The Beatles 1 on 2LP vinyl will be released on 4 December 2015.
I acquired this on vinyl in 2009, a copy which therefore must be an original from 2000. It looks like the packaging configuration has remained the same through the various reissues, a layout which I feel is a nod the that of the White Album (double album, four portraits, a poster).
Yes, the packaging for “1” in vinyl is fantastic and has been identical each time it’s been released. It looks like it will remain so for this 2015 re-issue. The only changes (that first appeared on last year’s version – and will be on the 2015 too) are that there’s now a Universal Music logo included, and all the fine print has new copyright details. (See: https://beatlesblogger.com/2015/01/25/latest-beatle-vinyl-on-the-universal-music-label/ )
This year’s vinyl version of “1” will of course contain the new remixes of every song.