The Beatles in Mono - Limited Edition Box Set [Vinyl LP] Box set
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The Beatles in Mono
This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. In September 2014, The Beatles’ nine U.K. albums, the American-compiled Magical Mystery Tour, and the Mono Masters collection of non-album tracks will be released in mono on 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork. Newly mastered from the analogue master tapes, each album will be available both individually and within a lavish, limited 14-LP boxed edition, The Beatles In Mono, which also includes a 108-page hardbound book.
In an audiophile-minded undertaking, The Beatles’ acclaimed mono albums have been newly mastered for vinyl from quarter-inch master tapes at Abbey Road Studios by GRAMMY(R)-winning engineer Sean Magee and GRAMMY(R)-winning mastering supervisor Steve Berkowitz. While The Beatles In Mono CD boxed set released in 2009 was created from digital remasters, for this new vinyl project, Magee and Berkowitz cut the records without using any digital technology. Instead, they employed the same procedures used in the 1960s, guided by the original albums and by detailed transfer notes made by the original cutting engineers.
Working in the same room at Abbey Road where most of The Beatles’ albums were initially cut, the pair first dedicated weeks to concentrated listening, fastidiously comparing the master tapes with first pressings of the mono records made in the 1960s. Using a rigorously tested Studer A80 machine to play back the precious tapes, the new vinyl was cut on a 1980s-era VMS80 lathe.
Manufactured for the world at Optimal Media in Germany, The Beatles’ albums are presented in their original glory, both sonically and in their packaging. The boxed collection’s exclusive 12-inch by 12-inch hardbound book features new essays and a detailed history of the mastering process by award-winning radio producer and author Kevin Howlett. The book is illustrated with many rare studio photos of The Beatles, fascinating archive documents, and articles and advertisements sourced from 1960s publications.
The Beatles In Mono
Available individually and collected in a limited 14-LP boxed edition, accompanied by an exclusive 108-page hardbound book.
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Opening it up and just staring at this huge chunk of white box in my living room, I was apprehensive about opening it up. I didn't want to unwrap it. Finally I gave in and opened it up to find the best thing I have bought in vinyl in a very long time. I immediately put revolver on my Dual turntable and let it spin. Hearing George's "Taxman" play in glorious Mono was perfection. I couldn't stop, I then played "The White Album" and so on. My afternoon was spent. When my girlfriend came home, "Hey Jude" was playing and I was in my chair grinning like the cat that ate the canary.
She laughed and asked why I was so happy, then she saw the boxset and just shook her head. My obsession with vinyl is tolerated, I don't drink or smoke. It is an expensive addiction, but it's my money and as long as I pull my weight, she doesn't get mad.
So if you are a Beatlemaniac or a Vinyl junky like me, do yourself an favour and get this boxset. You won't regret it.
Just don't buy coffee at Starbucks for a few months.
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It doesn't get much better than this! Best mastering I've ever heard!Published 4 months ago by Brian Kelly
without a doubt the best sounding quality Beatles vinyl. silent between tracks!Published 4 months ago by Jeff
Enjoy the LP's music etc can't go wrong. Only thing that concerned me was the ad said new/ sealed box set? it wasn't the box set had no shrink wrap? So to call it new?? Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Really nice box set. Very happy with the sounds quality, made in EU vinyl, the works. Very quiet vinyl, very little surface noisePublished 6 months ago by Daniel Botelho
The Beatles are the best, what else can be said, other than these mono pressings are the best of the best! Read morePublished 6 months ago by GrowlKillBear