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The Beatles Catalog Available On USB

After releasing The Beatles' re-mastered back catalog on CD in September, EMI and Apple Corps Ltd. are now introducing a limited edition apple-shaped USB containing the re-mastered audio plus a bunch of goodies.

The 30,000 USB editions will be available from the The Beatle's Website on December 8th in the U.S. and will retail for about $280. In addition to the 320 Kbps MP3s of The Beatles' 14 stereo titles, the USB will contain original album art, rare photos, expanded liner notes, and 13 mini-documentaries about the albums. The green apple shape is definitely cute, but will it be as much fun to open as the box set?