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BEWARE: wretched packaging design
on January 14, 2005
Ok, after 41 years since I first heard the Beatles (Feb. '64) we finally have the actual Beatles' albums as we had 'em as teens and pre-teens (I was 12 in Feb.'64 when I Wanna Hold Yer Hand from "Meet The Beatles" was released). So, great. Now the original Capital records have been digitized.
And so, finally, dear Apple/Capitol, thanks. It certainly took a while.
However.....who or whatever (individual or committee) corporate entity(ies) approved the box "package" for Vol. 1 ought to be strung up by their respective thumbs for a totally USELESS design.
Hence, my WARNING: The instant you pull out the cds/booklet "holder" the contents spill out onto the floor/couch/desktop/wherever. The two ends of this rectangular "holder" are OPEN, so once you pull out "the contents holder unit" the cds instantly spill out the open end - (of course, if you try desperately to avoid this, the booklet spills out the other end.) Plus, it splits in half so that even if you succeed in pulling it out in one piece, once you pick it up it folds in half and the contents spill out. Its absolutely insane.
So, CAUTION: if you purchase Vol. 1, carefully pull the innards out on a flat surface; because if, like me, you simply pull it out, everything will end up on the couch (or floor) in total disarray and you will curse the idiot who configured this absolutely user-unfriendly arrangement.