Beatles in Mono
The be-all, end-all, ultimate gift for the ultimate Beatles fan! Manufactured exquisitely at Optimal Media in Germany, this 14-LP boxed set brings you the Fab Four’s albums in their original glory, both sonically and with regard to their packaging. Holding it all together is a 12" x 12", 108-page hardbound book that’s exclusive to this set. Inside, you’ll find new essays and a detailed history of the mastering process by award-winning radio producer/author Kevin Howlett. There’s a treasure trove here for Beatlemaniacs, even before you put the records on the turntable: many rare studio photos of the Beatles, fascinating archival documents and articles and advertisements sourced from original 1960s publications. But it’s the songs and performances of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr and the widely revered sound of these albums that’s at the center of all the hoopla, so let’s get to that. The original Beatles albums you’ll find reborn here are Please Please Me, With the Beatles (both ’63), A Hard Day’s Night, Beatles for Sale (both ’64), Help!, Rubber Soul (both ’65), Revolver (’66), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (’67), the 1967 U.S. comp Magical Mystery Tour and the 2-LP 1968 classic The Beatles (a.k.a. the White Album). You also get the 3-LP Mono Masters compilation, which collects all the band’s mono singles. Long dreamed of, long sought after, finally here: the complete Beatles story in mono, as told on uncannily replicated vinyl records and in a lavish hardcover book! Capitol.