EMI this week announced plans to release the entire Beatles catalog on a limited edition 16GB USB stick. Included on the stick are the re-mastered audio recordings for The Beatles’ 14 stereo titles, as well as all of the re-mastered CDs’ visual elements, including 13 mini-documentary films about the studio albums, replicated original UK album art, rare photos and expanded liner notes.
The news was met with both joy and disappointment from diehard Beatles fans. On the one hand, it's a very cool piece of Beatles merchandise, it's limited edition and it's the entire catalog, which kind of makes it a must have. On the other hand, it costs £200 in the UK and $279 in the US, which is pretty pricey.
Pre-orders are available from the official Beatles' store and the USB is set to ship on December