The Beatles – Mono Vinyl Box Set £327.99 – Limited 14 x mono LP, 11 Album Box Set With Exclusive Hardcover Book (and available individually – Released 8th September)

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London – June 16, 2014 – 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. On September 8 (September 9 in North America), 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-winning engineer Sean Magee and GRAMMY-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.

And all available individually:

Please Please Me 00602537825707 1xLP £24.99
With The Beatles 00602537825714 1xLP £24.99
A Hard Day’s Night 00602537825721 1xLP £24.99
Help! 00602537825745 1xLP £24.99
Rubber Soul 00602537825752 1xLP £24.99
Revolver 00602537825769 1xLP £24.99
Beatles For Sale 00602537825738 1xLP £29.99
Sgt Pepper 00602537825776 1xLP £29.99
Magical Mystery Tour 00602537825912 1xLP £33.99
The Beatles (White Album) 00602537734535 2xLP £41.99
Mono Masters 00602537734511 3xLP £41.99

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