[Win This!] : Beatles Stereo Vinyl Remasters

For a band who hasn’t performed live or released a new record in over forty years, 2012 has been pretty damn good to The Beatles. Seems nary a week passes without something sure to make Beatlemaniacs swoon escaping from the archives. Mono masters, stereo masters, deluxe remastered versions of Yellow Submarine and Magical Mystery Tour, this year has been like one long extended Christmas if the lads from Liverpool are your thing.

Why, just last week, EMI and Apple Corps released the next holy grail of Beatles collectibles, as the band’s original studio album remasters on stereo vinyl landed on an unsuspecting planet. Manufactured on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork, these fourteen labours of love have more trimmings than your average Thanksgiving feast, including a replica of the original poster in The White Album and the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band’s cutouts. Each album is available individually, but if your fanaticism (and budget) can withstand it, there’s a lavish limited boxed edition that features (gasp!) “a stunning, elegantly designed 252-page hardbound book.” The book is authored by award-winning radio producer Kevin Howlett and features a chapter dedicated to each of the albums, as well as insight into the creation of the remasters and how the vinyl albums were prepared. This weighty tome also features a boatload of photographs spanning the band’s recording career, including many purposely omitted from the 2009 CD booklets. Take that!

And music junkies, what kind of friend would MOKB be if we didn’t give you the first taste for free?

MOKB/Beatles Stereo Vinyl Remasters Giveaway: One lucky MOKB minion is going to land themselves some sweet swag: the stereo vinyl remasters of Rubber Soul, Revolver and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band, about as good a musical trifecta ever cranked out. Gots to get your grubbies on these platters? Here’s what we expect. Simply answer the following question: Who is the only (non-Beatle) musician ever to receive label billing on an official Beatles release? Easy, right? Now just click on the Comment link, enter your name and email address, and show us that mama didn’t raise no dummy. Do it by Friday, November 23rd if you’ve recovered from your tryptophan stupor. Names of all folks answering correctly will be tossed in a hat and the winner will be chosen at random. So git to it and don’t forget to follow MOKB on Facebook and Twitter!

  • Paul Wasick

    November 19, 2012 [ 6:32 am ]

    Billy Preston

  • Seth Johnson

    November 19, 2012 [ 7:23 am ]

    Billy Preston.

  • Nan Bonyata

    November 19, 2012 [ 7:33 am ]

    Billy Preston

  • Justin North

    November 19, 2012 [ 7:37 am ]

    Billy Preston.

  • Jennifer Loo

    November 19, 2012 [ 9:25 am ]

    Billy Preston!

  • Zach Olt

    November 19, 2012 [ 9:30 am ]

    Billy Preston

  • Dave

    November 19, 2012 [ 9:35 am ]

    My answer is … Billy Preston

  • Nate Shera

    November 19, 2012 [ 9:49 am ]

    That would be Billy Preston. Thanks!

  • Jon Stone

    November 19, 2012 [ 11:07 am ]

    That would be the “fifth Beatle”. Billy Preston.

  • Eli

    November 19, 2012 [ 11:42 am ]

    Name: Eli Petersen

    Email: eli@twangville.com

    Answer: Billy Preson

  • Rich

    November 19, 2012 [ 12:07 pm ]

    michael jackson

  • Jordan

    November 19, 2012 [ 12:53 pm ]

    Billy Preston (Get Back)

  • Nicky

    November 19, 2012 [ 1:11 pm ]

    Billy Preston [and Tony Sheridan (The Beat Brothers)]

  • Clive Hacker

    November 19, 2012 [ 1:40 pm ]

    It was Tony Sheridan!!!

  • Jim Hanke

    November 19, 2012 [ 1:46 pm ]

    Billy Preston! He was billed on the “Get Back” single. :) REALLY hope I can win!!!

  • Jim Hanke

    November 19, 2012 [ 1:47 pm ]

    Billy Preston! He was billed on the “Get Back” single. REALLY hope I can win!!!

  • Lau Kjerstein

    November 19, 2012 [ 1:48 pm ]

    That was Billy Preston – keys on Get Back.

  • Adam

    November 19, 2012 [ 2:02 pm ]

    Billy Preston

  • Lynne

    November 19, 2012 [ 2:09 pm ]

    Billy Preston

  • Alex

    November 19, 2012 [ 2:14 pm ]

    Billy Preston

  • dnorsen

    November 19, 2012 [ 2:32 pm ]

    billy preston – keys & afro on get back!

  • Ryan Jake Jacobs

    November 19, 2012 [ 2:35 pm ]

    Billy Preston

  • Brent

    November 19, 2012 [ 2:45 pm ]

    Billy Preston.

  • gary ellis

    November 19, 2012 [ 3:06 pm ]

    tony sheridan

  • Ryan Claunch

    November 19, 2012 [ 4:02 pm ]

    Billy Preston

  • Clayton

    November 19, 2012 [ 5:13 pm ]

    yep… Billy Preston!

  • Chicky

    November 19, 2012 [ 5:13 pm ]

    Billy Preston

  • Robbie Mercy

    November 19, 2012 [ 5:34 pm ]

    On the get back single, the fifth Beatles, Billy Preston.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Kyle Knies

    November 19, 2012 [ 6:05 pm ]

    Pilly Breston

  • Andy B

    November 19, 2012 [ 7:39 pm ]

    Billy Preston

  • Rick w

    November 19, 2012 [ 10:10 pm ]

    Billy preston

  • Tyler Garland

    November 20, 2012 [ 12:43 am ]

    Billy Preston
    tgarland33@hotmail.com

  • Derek Operle

    November 20, 2012 [ 1:25 am ]

    That would be none other than Billy Preston on “Get Back”.

  • V Siordia

    November 20, 2012 [ 2:09 am ]

    Oh how I wish it was Billy Shears. Billy Preston.

  • Mike Davis

    November 20, 2012 [ 12:40 pm ]

    Billy Preston

  • John Moore

    November 20, 2012 [ 3:23 pm ]

    Billy Preston!

    -John Moore
    -Simeon.sez@gmail.com

  • Bob D.

    November 20, 2012 [ 4:02 pm ]

    Billy Preston

  • Dylan Taucer

    November 20, 2012 [ 6:49 pm ]

    Billy Preston – Momma didn’t raise no dummy!

  • Bwhartnaby

    November 20, 2012 [ 7:54 pm ]

    Billy Preston

  • Steve McDonald

    November 20, 2012 [ 10:24 pm ]

    The answer is Billy Preston, shown on your video of “Get Back.”

  • John Parham

    November 21, 2012 [ 7:33 am ]

    That would be Billy Preston!

  • Ed Nelson

    November 21, 2012 [ 8:42 am ]

    BILLY PRESTON. Mama might have raised a fool, but he can see which way the river flows.

  • Keith

    November 21, 2012 [ 12:08 pm ]

    Billy Preston.

  • Andy

    November 21, 2012 [ 1:11 pm ]

    Billy Preston

  • Jeffrey

    November 21, 2012 [ 1:12 pm ]

    Billy Preston

  • Susan

    November 21, 2012 [ 3:27 pm ]

    Billy Preston! And he made those Beatles stop fighting and play nice for a little while. :)

  • Marc

    November 21, 2012 [ 3:34 pm ]

    Billy Preston for the win!

  • Robert larson

    November 21, 2012 [ 6:33 pm ]

    Billy “pick me” preston.

  • Stafane

    November 22, 2012 [ 11:32 am ]

    Billy Preston !

  • Tib

    November 22, 2012 [ 2:46 pm ]

    Billy Preston

  • Henry

    November 22, 2012 [ 2:49 pm ]

    Billy Preston

  • Ryan Sondhi

    November 24, 2012 [ 3:17 pm ]

    Billy Preston!

  • Chris

    November 25, 2012 [ 11:42 am ]

    Billy Preston

  • Chris

    November 25, 2012 [ 11:42 am ]

    Billy Preston

  • Regie Sy

    November 27, 2012 [ 11:34 pm ]

    Billy Preston

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