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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 26 out of 34
  2. Negative: 7 out of 34
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  1. Nov 14, 2018
    9
    Overall this is one of the best albums of the 20th century and my personal favourite of The Beatles. The combination of soul, vocals and lyrics are almost perfect. Listen to: Happiness is a Warm Gun, I Will, Blackbird, Back in the USSR.
  2. Nov 15, 2018
    10
    A legendary album. An album where not only the splendor of the Beatles is more intense, but of all the genres with which they work, to reinvent them or give them another dimension, or even to create. Subjects as illuminating as they are obscure, which make this album still current and important, as it was in that year of 68, where all things seem to be summarized and performed in thisA legendary album. An album where not only the splendor of the Beatles is more intense, but of all the genres with which they work, to reinvent them or give them another dimension, or even to create. Subjects as illuminating as they are obscure, which make this album still current and important, as it was in that year of 68, where all things seem to be summarized and performed in this album, and this art, with a terrifying and dazzling depth. A masterpiece. Expand
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100

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

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  1. Nov 15, 2018
    100
    At least half of the 30 songs in The Beatles stand among the best of their career. Now, with this carefully detailed and appreciative restoration of how they were developed (from the beginning to end), this boxed set is yet more proof that genius doesn't take time so much as concerted, focused effort, and there is no way to trace the roots of perfect sonic chemistry. You just know it when you hear it.
  2. Nov 9, 2018
    100
    It’s a fuller, more contemporary-sounding mix that is fascinating on first listen, but unlikely to replace the original mixes in fans’ affections. ... Still, the extras are why we’re really here and that’s where this reissue really delivers. By becoming a fly on the wall at their sessions we have the chance to feel closer to The Beatles; to better figure out how they did it and become privy to their casual chats. Close your eyes, suspend your disbelief and you’re there as they make history.
  3. Nov 9, 2018
    100
    As good as Martin's remix is--it may not be as revelatory as his stereo remix of Sgt. Pepper in 2017, but it does manage the trick of sounding rich and bold without betraying the feel of the original--the real appeal of this deluxe reissue is the unreleased material, all presented in sparkling fidelity. This high fidelity is especially welcome on the Esher demos. ... Taken on their own, the session tapes are absorbing listening, but they also have the side effect of making the finished The Beatles not seem like a mess, but rather a deft, cleverly constructed album that accurately reflects the abundant creativity of these sessions.