Apple Records to Release Remastered Albums by James Taylor, Billy Preston, Badfinger

Apple Records to Release Remastered Albums by James Taylor, Billy Preston, Badfinger
Beatles-founded label Apple Records has revealed that it is set to reissue remastered editions of 15 albums from its catalogue.

The collections will drop on CD and digitally on October 26 with the help of EMI, with most of the physical versions coming bolstered with bonus material. Among the albums seeing re-release will be James Taylor's 1968 self-titled debut, Billy Preston's That's the Way God Planned It and Encouraging Words, Badfinger's Magic Christian Music, No Dice and Straight Up, and John Tavener's The Whale and Celtic Requiem, along with albums by Mary Hopkin, Jackie Lomax and the Modern Jazz Quartet.

The albums have been digitally remastered at Abbey Road Studios by the same engineers behind the Beatles' recent reissues and will mark the first time Apple Records has made its albums available for digital download.

Of course, this can bring more noise from Beatles fans still waiting for the band's catalogue to hit iTunes. If you ask Paul McCartney, it's EMI's fault.

For more details on the Apple reissues, head here