Remastered Beatles and Rolling Stones CDs Due: Economy Saved?

Call it the year of the second British Invasion: Remastered collections of both the Beatles’ and the Rolling Stones’ albums are set be released this year.

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All 13 of The Beatles’ studio albums, including the Magical Mystery Tour soundtrack, will be released individually and in a packaged set September 9, just in time for “The Beatles: Rock Band” video game, reports. However, no announcement has been made about whether this catalog will be available for download, a longtime sticking point for the surviving Beatles.

The Rolling Stones plan to re-release their 14 latest albums in chunks, with the first group coming out May 4. The albums will range from 1971’s Sticky Fingers to 2005’s A Bigger Bang, but Exile on Main Street won’t be available until after the others have been released during the summer, reported. All of the Stones’ albums will keep their original packaging and tracks, and will be available for download.

The Beatles’ catalog will also include Past Masters Vol. I and Past Masters Vol. II as one CD, as well as a documentary DVD collection of “archive footage, rare photographs and never-before-heard studio conversations,” Billboard reports. A 12-CD boxed set called The Beatles in Mono will be released for mono purists.

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