Oh yeah. You know that if the announcement of Beatles Rock Band required a multiple exclamation point title, the remasters finally, finally, finally being released sure as fucking hell deserves an all caps one.
Press release, here. Video, if you can get it to load. (Might play better on Yoko’s site.) The clips they provide in said video sound really good. At least as good as my bootleg versions, if not better 🙂
But, have I ever mentioned that I hate the Beatles? Like, really, really hate them? Well, okay, I obviously don’t mean that. What I mean is this: they’re releasing two box sets, both of which I need. One is stereo with all of the albums and a DVD (!) and one is mono, with replicated packaging, and you know, it’s in mono (!!!), which certain albums are just a million, gazillion, other-made-up-words- trillion times better in. And Rock Band is being released on the same day.
Prices have not yet been announced for said box sets, but I’m guessing that they are going to be around $250 each. Which is what the Rock Band box set is going to cost. And I’m just really, really hoping that I’m not guessing radically low. If there is extra special packaging with the box sets, though? I probably am. Which would suck.
Where am I going to come up with at least $750 to drop on Beatles shit in a single day? Oh, you better believe that I have no fucking clue, other than a good chunk of the tax refund I just got back going in savings at the moment. Probably by sitting in my house and not leaving or doing anything fun until 09/09/09.
Somehow, it will happen. It must. But, Dear Beatles, you suck at the same time as you rule. Really really suck, and really really rule.
I think the below song is highly appropriate for the circumstances: