Mastering and Re-Mastering

Derek K. Miller on the upcoming new Beatles releases:

So it’s true that these new Beatles CDs (and, with luck, eventually iTunes tracks) will be new digital re-masters, but they won’t be the first ones. If you already have a complete collection of Beatles CDs from those 1987 digital re-masters, these new ones will probably sound different, maybe better. But they could sound worse.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009