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Beatles to release catalog in apple-shaped USB --not Itunes

by Slikkster / November 4, 2009 1:53 AM PST
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Beatles to release catalog in apple-shaped USB --not Itunes
by wizkids32 / November 4, 2009 6:17 AM PST

Yep this is good and it is legal and it is expensive though.

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I might consider it if Amazon discounts it to 180
by minimalist / November 4, 2009 9:40 AM PST

like they do the box sets. Otherwise the stereo box set will work for me.

I do think its pretty innovative that the digital version comes with better than CD quality 24 bit FLAC files though. People sometimes act as if CD's are the pinnacle of audio quality when in fact they are a 25 year old format with pretty serious storage limitations.

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24 bit flac
by Nicholas Buenk / November 4, 2009 9:52 AM PST

Best sound quality you can get. Awesome.
But on a USB stick? Why can't you download it. This is crazy, what are they thinking?

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Well its 16GB so the download would take forever. And its
by minimalist / November 4, 2009 10:08 AM PST
In reply to: 24 bit flac

a limited edition so having a physical object makes it a bit more a collectable. I actually think its a pretty innovative thing to do. Not unlike the way you can pay more to get special editions from Nine Inch Nails. I'm sure the download versions will come soon.

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Won't take as long as the postman
by Nicholas Buenk / November 4, 2009 10:32 AM PST

I should think. Wink

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(NT) Not to mention... a 280 dollar download is a hard sell.
by minimalist / November 4, 2009 12:51 PM PST
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Beatles USB is great but expensive
by Machineman88 / January 28, 2010 3:56 AM PST

Amazon has dropped the price, after first raising it to over $300. Now it's back down around $230, probably as low as it will go for awhile. The CD box sets are cheaper but then you don't get the FLAC hi-rez audio. Great review of the beatles usb apple here:

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