I have been buying Beatles records CDs picture discs for the last 40 years. But grew up with my stereo vinyl in the 70's. I have the red mono box set from the 80's but never really played it preferring my stereo until I got both remastered.cd releases in 2009. And prefer the sound of the mono but like The white album in both. I did not purchase The Stereo Vinyl box set but said if they released them in mono I would buy it. Not only have they released it but have used the 60's masters not 2009 remastered recordings. I have original 60's albums with the fold back sleeves. But I have never seen the fold back covers in immaculate condition. The back covers of their early albums are so white and clean. I was wondering were they ever this white in the 60's. Who cares these albums are fantastic and having Magical Mystery Tour lp in mono for most people is a first ( I have a 60's copy) in this country. Everything about this box is amazing the records, book and the box it comes in is fab. All I can say is buy it you won't regret and turn up the volume to appreciate them. You won't need another format anymore unless you wear them out.