First there’s The Beatles Remasters Mono Box Set. It’s probably the most prized of the two sets. It contains 10 albums – from Please Please Me to Let It Be – as well as the original 1965 stereo mixes of Help! and Rubber Soul, previously unreleased until now.
The Beatles Remasters Stereo Box Set comprises 14 discs that have been cleaned up with more clarity and sharpness. Early reviews say the stereo separation is clean and not artificial. The whole package comes in a beautifully crafted box (see above) with each one in a digipack reproducing the original artwork.
Then there’s ‘The Beatles: Rock Band’ video game. Available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii, it includes 45 different songs, historic Beatles performance venues, and 3D representations of the band members, along with the standard ‘Rock Band’ gameplay. The object is to match the on-screen notes: If you see a green guitar note, you have to hold down the green fret and hit the strum bar. Drummers need to pound colored drumheads, while singers need to match pitch and phrasing. The premium bundle ($250) includes all the gear you need, but you can use instruments from previous ‘Rock Band’ or ‘Guitar Hero’ games.