30 years ago The Beatles' first CDs arrive in stores

music news 27/02/2017

On February 26 1987 The Beatles' first four UK albums were released.

After a year long campaign to issue The Beatles on CD, Please Please Me, With The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night and Beatles for Sale were the first albums to be released on compact disc.

I was asked by EMI to give my opinion, and my advice was not to put them out the way they were doing,” Beatles producer George Martin told Billboard in 1987.

They were going to issue fake stereos—the bane of my life for the past two decades and I said, ‘Well, these were recorded in mono, so why do this?'

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