- Vinyl (8 Sept. 2014)
- Number of Discs: 14
- Format: Box set
- Label: Apple Corps
- ASIN: B005NJ9CHK
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,983 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
The Beatles In Mono [VINYL] Box set
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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. Newly mastered from the analogue master tapes the albums come with faithfully replicated artwork and within a lavish, limited 14-LP box, which also includes a 108-page hardbound book.
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So why release a mono set on vinyl in 2014? The new box offers something very different at a time when interest in listening to music on vinyl is gaining popularity. It also represents – to my 50+ age group, at least – something of a holy grail. Originally, the Abbey Road sound engineers were going to use the Mono CD digital remasters in the production of the Vinyl box set (a similar approach was taken to the 2012 stereo vinyl set, but using the stereo digital remasters). But someone came up with the intriguing idea of using the original 1960s analogue mono masters as their source and utilising the same LP production processes as in the 'sixties. In other words, these LPs are not sourced from digital remasters; they are made directly from the original analogue mono masters.
It’s that decision that gives the Vinyl set a validity and musical integrity to a band that, in the early sixties, “would kill to be on a piece of plastic”.
How do they sound? I have a middling Cyrus hi-fi system with a 30-year-old AR deck and KEF monitors.Read more ›
I am using an Ortofon 2M Black top of the range moving magnet (stereo) cartridge at 1.6 grams VTF , which has a similar recommended stylus profile for these vinyl grooves. (You can get a Mono version from Ortofon).
My cartridge is still running in after 19 hours, and the sound will get even better over time. On another deck, an Ortofon 2M Blue sounds very good too.
These vinyl discs are more enjoyable than the CD's I have of them, and they are not bad, either. More bass is apparent on many of the tracks and a more refined top end, more impact and cohesiveness overall. I noted a bit of distortion on peaks to parts of tracks like 'This Boy' which is on the Mono Masters three LP set. I suspect this is overload on the original master tape, and also noted it on the original record. But that doesn't matter, it is not digitised and true to the recording.
The presentation of the boxed set is excellent with individual record sleeves in cellophane and foam in the pack to keep it stiff for transport. The Mono masters three record set have lots of internal sleeve notes and photos.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've been a Beatles fan from a very early age, tape to cd to digital. I saw the true from the tapes mono set (2014) and I have to say I'm blown away by the warmth and richness of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mr. Nm Burns
The most wonderful collection of music, beautifully packaged and sounding better than I've ever heard it.Published 3 months ago by Dr. P Nuttall
Superb, now I need to get a mono cartridge, when the wife is not looking!Published 3 months ago by Me
This is brilliant. The Beatles never sounded better!!
Came delivered following day, solidly packaged. Great service from Amazon. I love this box set!
This box set was a real disappointment to me, the music is superlative and sounds better than ever.
My quibble is with the inner packaging, first of all album sleeves are so... Read more
An analogue lover, I could not understand why:
a) People buy digital-messups on overpriced vinyl.
b) Why people prefer 'The Beatles' in mono. Read more
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