The new vinyl editions of the Beatles albums sound pretty amazing. They were cut from the new digital masters made for the CD re-issues of 2009, but not subjected to compression, except in a few isolated moments, amounting to five minutes of music in all, to deal with egregious hiss and crackle present in places on the master tapes.

What this means is that you get the full-bodied sound of the CD remasters without the slight but noticeable thinning out of the high-end range, which always distinguishes even the best CDs from vinyl. The result is quite spectacular.