I've never thought of getting this album, as I've got all the songs anyway...and I don't think I would buy it just on the grounds of improved sound quality. Beatles recordings already sound fine to me, and nowdays I just have them all loaded as mp3s on my computer and portable cd/mp3 player. As long as I can hum the tune, sound quality's a secondary consideration, and mp3s sound fine to me anyway. Better than the days of tape when you had to dub off all the songs you wanted to listen to, and put up with all that hiss. I can put up with a bit of mp3 compression better than tape hiss.