Having been a Beatles fan since the very beginning the mono versions of their earlier records were all I knew. Many of the stereo versions that eventually came out were a bit of a disappointment. After reading The Beatles in Mono it confirms that I wasn't just being nostalgic in preferring the mono versions. This book brings back the initial feelings of excitement when hearing the records for the first time. I've read many many books on The Fabs and, believe me, this is one of the best. Better than 'Revolution in the Head' and easier to absorb than 'Tell me Why.' Well balanced, intelligent and extremely well written.