But let's face it... We're all suckers.
We're going to go out there and buy those records and those box sets and watch the television specials and pretty much anything that says "Beatles" on it.
It's Beatlemania all over again.
[O]n Amazon’s list of top sellers, “Abbey Road” from 1969 is edging out “The Beatles,” which is followed by “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Revolver” and “Rubber Soul.”And the box sets are selling like hot cakes too!
Don't look now, Beatles Fans, but keep spending that hard-earned cash and you might see The Beatles kick-start this sluggish economy. (Wishful thinking).
Now before you go off and do something rash, here are some tips:
Be sure to buy the mono box set which is the way
Then pick up the Past Masters (it combines both volumes!).
And then you're pretty much set.
Well, almost set. You definitely gotta get A Hard Day's Night and Help! on DVD, then The Beatles Anthology (book and DVD set). Then maybe you wanna pick up The Beatles: The Biography by Bob Spitz. Then maybe Larry Kane's awesome books on The Beatles. Then posters, old magazines, Beatles gear books, books on the chords and structures of the songs, chord books, Rickenbackers, solo albums. And the inevitable Beatles iPod that will come out when Beatles songs are finally sold on iTunes.
And while we're at it, where are The Rutles remasters??
Jeez. All of this is like heroin.
But the good kind of heroin where you don't die when you use a lot then build a tolerance and use more until you overdose.
Y'know, the heroin that says "Beatleroin" on it.