Review: The Beatles – The Beatles 1 (2 Blu-Ray DVD / CD Edition) (Universal Music Canada)

BeatlesI heard someone joke recently that, “Christmas is coming. Must be time to release something by The Beatles.” While there is a shred of truth to the statement, the public’s appetite for product from the group remains insatiable and, in my opinion, completely justifies the release of product like this. Originally issued at the turn of the century, The Beatles 1 collects 27 of the band’s chart-topping hits (hence the album’s title), including “Ticket To Ride,” “Let It Be,” “Yesterday,” and “Hey Jude.” What collectors will no doubt be eager to get their hands on with this specific reissue is the inclusion of two DVD’s, offering promotional videos for each of the 27 tracks featured on the audio CD, as well as 23 additional videos, including rare alternate versions, all of which have been reportedly restored frame-by-frame. As if that isn’t enough, this version of The Beatles 1 is also packed with a beautiful hardcover book that is certain to leave a smile on the face of your Beatlemaniac.