iLounge is reporting that
the Beatles catalog is currently being remastered in preparation for (finally) selling
it through online music services (yea, plural). A Reuters
article states that Neil Aspinall, a former Beatles road manager and witness in the Apple vs. Apple trademark
lawsuit, is apparently working on remastering the Beatles' catalog and doesn't think it would be right to offer
downloads of the old masters, and then release the remastered versions at a later date. Good call Neil.
Presently, there is no ETA on when the remastering process will be finished or when the online music services could finally sell one of the most highly-anticipated online music catalogs in history. Who wants to place bets that, once the Beatles finally go digital, the catalog will be an iTunes exclusive?