Comprised entirely of number 1 hits from UK and the U.S, '1' was originally released in 2000, breaking records by debuting at the top of the charts in 35 countries, and going on to sell over 31 million copies worldwide. It was and remains to this day a most emphatic introduction to and collection of The Beatles' career-spanning dominance of pop music through the 1960's. Now EMI and Apple Corps Ltd are proud to release The Beatles '1', splendidly repackaged and featuring the critically acclaimed 2009 remastered recordings. For the 2009 remasters, each track was remastered by a dedicated team of engineers at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London over a four year period utilising state of the art recording technology alongside vintage studio equipment, carefully maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. The result of this painstaking process is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since its original release. The 32 page booklet remains faithful to the original, featuring a foreword by George Martin, along with international cover art, as well as recording and release information on each one of the #1 tracks on the CD. All now reproduced in digipack format in the style of the 2009 Beatles studio album re-releases, '1' is a truly essential, unparalleled showcase of a band that defined an era and changed rock music forever.