The Beatles in Mono [Vinyl Box Set] The Beatles Vinyl, Sep-2014, 14 LPs MINT/NEW

Sold Date: September 21, 2022
Start Date: August 12, 2022
Final Price: $2,500.00 (USD)
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***COLLECTOR’S SET***


The Beatles in Mono

[Vinyl Box Set]


The Beatles


RELEASED SEPTEMBER 2014


BRAND NEW, MINT (from a collector’s home)



*PLEASE READ listing instructions VERY CAREFULLY*


This is the LIMITED EDITION, completely sold out and impossible to find IN MONO box set in BRAND NEW condition.



VINYL DESCRIPTION:


*The albums have NEVER BEEN TAKEN OUT OF THE WHITE BOX*


*The albums have NEVER BEEN REMOVED from the original plastic sleeves*


*The albums have NEVER BEEN PLAYED*


*The albums are in the ORIGINAL SHIPPED CONDITION (presumed MINT/MINT)*




BOOK DESCRIPTION:


*The BOOK has had the shrink wrap removed by me on 06/07/2022)*


*The BOOK has NEVER BEEN READ (only examined for condition)*


*The BOOK is in MINT CONDITION*




SLIPCOVER and WHITE BOX:


*The white slipcover has only been removed once for photos - 06/07/2022*


*The white slipcover is in shipped (MINT/NEAR MINT) condition*


*The white box is in SHIPPED CONDITION - it has been opened for photos only*


*The box is PURE WHITE CONDITION (some photos may be affected by lighting) - BOX IS PURE WHITE*




Brown SHIPPING BOX:


The shipping box you see in photos will be DOUBLE BOXED and filled with padding. It will ship and arrive in perfect condition.



NO RETURNS:


***This is an AS IS sale. There are absolutely NO RETURNS***


(Sadly, I have been scammed by more than one seller on expensive items. I will not allow that to happen again)


DO NOT PURCHASE UNLESS YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH ENTIRE DESCRIPTION ABOVE



SHIPPING:


***ITEM WILL SHIP FEDERAL EXPRESS with FULL INSURANCE or USPS MEDIA MAIL - buyer chooses and pays any additional shipping for full INSURANCE ***



*NO RETURNS - Listing AS IS (any shipping issues must be handled by the buyer with FEDERAL EXPRESS or UPSP)*




QUESTIONS:


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CONTENTS:


Please Please Me (MONO)

With The Beatles (MONO)

A Hard Day’s Night (MONO)

The Beatles For Sale (MONO)

Help! (MONO)

Rubber Soul (MONO)

Revolver (MONO)

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (MONO)

Magical Mystery Tour (MONO)

The Beatles (White Album) (MONO)

In Mono (MONO)



FULL DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS:


The Beatles 2014 get back to mono in a limited edition 14 LP box set!


180-gram LPs pressed in Germany


Newly remastered for vinyl from the analogue tapes by Sean Magee and Steve Berkowitz


Cut to lacquer on a VMS80 lathe


Exclusive 12" 108-page hardbound book with rare studio photos!


"The EMI representative told me that after absorbing the criticism heaped on the digitially sourced stereo box - including the extensive AnalogPlanet.com coverage, which was correctly construed as constructive criticism - the decision was made to produce the mono LPs using an all-analog mastering chain. ... Berkowitz told me that in his opinion and in the opinions of many, the mono mixes were the more important reissues and I agree." - Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com. To read Fremer's full report, including his exclusive access to one of the mono mastering sessions, click here.


A seriously audiophile-minded undertaking! The Beatles in mono is how most listeners first heard the Fab 4's first recordings, 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.


Now comes The Beatles In Mono vinyl box set - 14 180-gram LPs for sale individually and as a lavish, limited boxed edition featuring a 12" 108-page hardbound book with rare photos and fascinating archive documents.


The release includes all nine original mono mixed U.K. albums plus the original American-compiled mono Magical Mystery Tour and the Mono Masters, a three LP collection of non-album tracks also compiled and mastered from the original analogue tapes.


As mentioned in the quote above, analog expert and viny guru Michael Fremer, of AnalogPlanet.com, says EMI representatives heard and responded to criticisms concerning digitally sourced mastering used to produce The Beatles Stereo Box Set on vinyl. For the mono version, the decision was made to use an all-analog mastering chain to the degree possible.


"It's important to remember that the tapes have aged - some as much as fifty years - and the monitoring, playback and mastering equipment have changed as well, even though the work was done in the very same room in which the originals were mastered. Solid state has replaced tubes in the cutting chain," writes Fremer.


The Beatles' 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.


Fremer says the lathe was equipped with a Neumann SX-74 cutter head. The originals were cut on a Scully lathe, perhaps with a Westrex cutter head.


This is really a deluxe reissue project, done properly, and with careful attention to detail. Beatles collectors and even casual fans of the Lads from Liverpool will be transfixed. Treat yourself!