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(Re)releasing the Beatles

This paper presents a comparative analysis of various Beatles releases, including original 1960s vinyl, early compact discs, and present-day digital downloads through services like iTunes. I will provide original research using source material and interviews with persons directly involved in recording and releasing Beatles albums, examining variations in dynamic range, spectral distribution, psychoacoustics, and track anomalies. Considerations are given to mastering and remastering a catalog of classics.

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