The recent CD release of (re-worked) Beatles songs has probably deservedly been met with cynicism about it being a purely commercial enterprise. It's not being very prophetic to suggest that it will be in quite a lot of stockings this Christmas.
The new era of downloading music and the legal unavailability of The Beatles via this medium has sidelined them somewhat. That's probably why this new compilation works. It helps to re-establish just how stonkingly good the mop-tops were. There's just enough new little bits to keep you listening avidly.