If you're looking for the ultimate Beatles collector's item, look no further than Beatles Box of Vision, a lavish storage case for not only the remastered CDs, but other releases such as the Anthology volumes, Love, Let It Be...Naked, and more. Ultimately the package provides the user with a powerful connection between two kinds of art: their music and their visual impact.
The cloth case holds a treasure trove of Beatles album artwork—an LP-sized book reproducing all the cover art, sleeve, and gatefold art for the UK and American releases; a Catalography guide to the Beatles' entire catalog; and vinyl sleeves in which to store CDs.
Each sleeve is emblazoned with a black and white reproduction of each album cover, enabling the user to easily store the CDs in chronological order. CD booklets may be stored right in the same sleeve as the discs. Both are held in separate sleeves, so the CD can be removed without disturbing the booklet.
Collectors will find the Catalography a particularly useful resource, as it displays the UK and American releases side-by-side. Essays explaining the differences in cover art and music content accompany each album. The tome also features an essay by Bruce Spizer, author of such essential reference books as The Beatles' Story on Capitol Records and The Beatles Are Coming: The Birth of Beatlemania in America.
The cloth-bound album artwork book displays, in beautiful full-color resolution, all cover artwork, back covers, and gatefolds from each Beatles release. Readers can view each cover in exquisite, close-up detail. Like the Catalography, the book includes the UK and American releases as well as special releases like Love and Let It Be...Naked.
As a final touch, the back of the cloth box is emblazoned with the last line from Abbey Road's “The End”: “And in the end/The love you take/Is equal to the love/You make.”
Jonathan Polk, creator of the Beatles Box of Vision, first conceived this ultimate tribute to The Beatles over nine years ago. The main catalyst was his continued frustration with CD storage issues and album artwork shrunk down to CD booklet size. “I wanted to address all the things that frustrated me about CDs, and what I felt was disconnecting fans, especially young fans, from artists and albums: the abandonment of large size album artwork, and the difficulty of organizing and displaying CD collections in a satisfying way,” Polk states.