27 Songs, 1 Hour 18 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Beatles' 1 was originally released in 2000 and quickly became the fastest-selling album of all time. Featuring 27 of the band’s most significant singles—all of which reached No. 1 in the U.S. or U.K. charts—this updated edition now features brand-new stereo mixes by Giles Martin and Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The Beatles' 1 was originally released in 2000 and quickly became the fastest-selling album of all time. Featuring 27 of the band’s most significant singles—all of which reached No. 1 in the U.S. or U.K. charts—this updated edition now features brand-new stereo mixes by Giles Martin and Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

Coffeeswigger ,

Impressive remixes

This is a new version of the 1 album. The original album used the stereo mixes put together in the 1960s, often regarded as being inferior to the mono mixes created at the same time.

This new version of 1 has new stereo mixes created by Giles Martin, son of the original Beatles producer George. And what a result! Vocals are centred; check out the sample for Eleanor Rigby - the original 1960s stereo mix had Paul’s vocal on the hard left channel. Giles Martin’s new mix has him (front and) centre. Then listen to We Can Work It Out and listen to how distinct and easy to follow Paul’s bass in.

This clarity and skilfully mixed stereo is repeatedly throughout the album (barring the opening tracks in mono). For newcomers this is an awesome intro to the band. For those of us who saw the light years ago, here’s a chance to listen with a new perspective to familiar material.

DJ from MK ,

Finally some Beatles with decent stereo mixes?!

Fantastic sounding remixes. It's a joy to hear some of these songs with vocals moved to the centre. Paperback Writer easily benefits from this the most. The song now has a drive and power that the original stereo mix sorely lacked.

Hopefully this album will pave the way to the entire catalog being remixed, where possible (probably A Hard Days Night onwards).

I would highly recommend a re-purchase ...you can throw out the old one!

A1Angela100 ,

Ms

Listening to George Martin's Love Album and then The Beatles 1 Album in my car shows how weak the dynamic sound of 1 is compared to Love. This album was well overdue for a re-mix. Pity that the whole back catalogue still hasn't received the same treatment.

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