This is really the ultimate. Beatles as we heard them in the sixties (I was 15 when I saw them in 1963). I felt the recent re-masters weren't far removed from the original CD releases in the eighties and I was reluctant to lash out £200 for the mono set just duplicating all the tracks I had. But serious listening to the "stereo" mixes shows how appalling some of them were. Paperback Writer was never made for stereo, neither were All You Need Is Love or Lady Madonna. The packaging is superb. Highly recommended, but don't cut corners and risk getting a fake.