Just grabbed a copy of this yesterday, and started listening to it today on DVD-Audio.
I agree with Giles Martin’s quote:
What people will be hearing on the album is a new experience, a way of re-living the whole Beatles musical lifespan in a very condensed period. [Source: NME]
It’s faithful to memories of The Beatles, and is a respectful mashup. The work that has gone into the Dolby Digital, DTS and 96kHz 24-bit mixes is clearly evident. Why bother with the CD when you can even use the disk in a normal DVD player and rattle the windowpanes with surroundaliciousness?
Well worth a listen even if Cirque du Soleil is not your thing. Strawberry Fields is the standout for me after my first listen.