Dr. Ebbetts Sound Systems (DESS) is a pirate label specializing in
needledrops of The Beatles US and UK releases.
At a time when many audiophiles were unsatisfied with the sound of the
official CD catalog, Dr. Ebbetts provided a high quality alternative and
gained a loyal following. These remasters sourced from pristine, original
vinyl pressings and packaged in faithful reproductions of the original
artwork became instant classics and must-haves for aficionados.
In 2009, with EMI on the verge of releasing the long awaited, official
remasters of The Beatles UK catalog, Dr. Ebbetts decided to put an end to
his 14 year-old project. Proclaiming the remasters to be "good enough to
make the Ebbetts catalogue solidly inferior," DESS immediately became a
defunct label. Today, genuine DESS releases are highly sought after by
fans and extremely prized among collectors.
As a fan developed site, drebbetts.com has no affiliation with the creator
of the DESS series. This site is not an e-commerce or trading platform.
None of the titles listed here are for sale, trade, or download.
Built for fans and collectors of the DESS label, drebbetts.com has been
designed as a reference tool and is only to be used for that purpose. Dr.
Ebbetts officially shut down the label in 2009 and the administrators of
this site cannot provide any information on where or how to obtain these