long, long awaited stereo remasters of the beatles' studio albums on vinyl. in reissue terms, it doesn't get bigger than this. manufactured on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork, the 14 albums return to their original glory, overseen by rick rubin. while, in hindsight, it might seem that the beatles took a step back from the carte blanche precipice of the white album's creative explosion/implosion, the beatles fourth and last soundtrack packed more hits per minute than most bands do in careers. self-referential, weird and still absolutely essential, a sort of premature greatest hits album.