Sir Paul McCartney thinks the remastered The Beatles tracks sound "shiny".

The pop legend - who sang with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in the iconic British band - says the sound on the new LPs is so clear it transports him back to when the tracks were first recorded.

He said: "It reminds me of being in the room, the better the quality gets. When The Beatles sat around and played on the sessions I could actually hear John's strings vibrating, and now they're remastered it sounds closer to that realist. It's like an old snapshot being… what do they call it? Not remastered but… made wonderful, made shiny.

"The technology is now advanced to the point where if they wanted to get them absolutely pristine and sounding the best they can sound, then that's what's been done to them. In the old days it was just to get rid of the hiss, now you can bring out so much more."

Despite enjoying the updated versions, the 67-year-old musician says he was satisfied with the way the songs sounded first time around, even when played on an old fashioned transistor radio.

He explained: "I'm very happy with The Beatles' output. That's probably an understatement. I think we were a pretty hot band, really. I'm not a high-tech kind of person, they always sound good to me even it's on a trannie on the beach."