Pressing info concerning Beatles' reissues pressed at QRP, Optimal
We have learned that the upcoming Beatles LP reissues — Red (1962-1966), Blue (1967-1970), The Beatles' Love album, and The Beatles' 1 — will not be pressed exclusively at Quality Record Pressings. Instead, there will be an initial batch of 10,000 copies pressed in Europe by Optimal Media, the same plant that pressed the Beatles mono box set. Only after that initial run is sold will the QRP-pressed versions be made available. So, to reiterate, the LP copies that are set for a December 9, 2014 street date will be the European-pressed versions. The QRP versions will come sometime in 2015. Both versions will be 180-gram pressings. We've made separate catalog numbers to differentiate the Optimal Beatles versions from their QRP-pressed cousins. We hope this accommodation relieves confusion and satisfies your needs as a customer of Acoustic Sounds. Customers who have pre-ordered the QRP-pressed versions will be contacted individually by Acoustic Sounds and given the option to retain their QRP-version preorder or to instead switch to the European-pressed version that will be available sooner.
We appologize for any confusion. We are sharing this news as soon as it became available to us.