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Do You Care About Remastered Recordings?

Next month, digitally remastered versions of all of The Beatles' recordings will hit stores. The Beatles catalog is the latest major group of recordings to be remastered to enhance or improve the sound, but it's hardly the only one: REM recently released a remastered version of its first album (among others), and bands and singers from Elvis to Neko Case have had some of their prominent albums remastered.

I'm wondering: Do you care about picking up remastered recordings? At least one writer couldn't tell the difference between the remastered Beatles tracks and the regular ones — can you? Do you replace albums in your collection with remastered versions? Or do you only pick them up if you're buying the album for the first time?


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