The undoubted leader of the World's Most Famous Rock Band, John Lennon, would have turned 74 today. Wonder how different music would have been had he lived to see 74.

"In celebration of John Lennon’s 74th birthday, eight essential studio albums, two compilations, and the acclaimed John Lennon Signature Box are making their high definition digital audio debuts. All of the titles have been digitally remastered in high resolution digital audio for the first time from John Lennon’s original mixes and are available worldwide via Capitol/UMe for purchase from all major hi-res digital audio providers.

Beginning today, Imagine and Rock ‘N’ Roll are available in hi-res 96kHz/24bit digital resolution. On October 14, Double Fantasy, Mind Games, and Walls And Bridges will debut in the same digital resolution, followed by Plastic Ono Band, Sometime In New York City, and Milk And Honey on October 21."

I'm not really sure what "Hi-Res" digital audio is, but it probably will be exciting! Beatles and Lennon fans rejoice! And happy Birthday to the brooding Beatle.

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