Chris Morris 09/09/2009
No less an authority than EMI engineer Geoff Emerick writes in his Beatles memoir Here, There and Everywhere, “In contrast to the way they carefully oversaw the original mono mixes, the group had expressed no interest in even being present when we did the [stereo] ones; that’s how little thought we all gave stereo in those days.” Many Beatles connoisseurs prize the mono versions of the albums highly. The new limited-edition box contains 10 Beatles albums in their original mono configuration, plus two discs of non-album mono tracks (similar to Past Masters). These mono editions are available only in the boxed set. As a bonus, the set – which also features mini-LP packaging -- includes original 1965 stereo mixes of Help! and Rubber Soul.
Dimensions: 5.75" x 5.38" x 2.63"
Hard white glossy slip box
All 13 studio remasters plus Past Masters
Limited edition and numbered (10,000)
CDs packaged as mini LP replicas (replica artwork, sleeves and gatefolds)
Original Mono versions of 11 albums (12 discs)
Remastered by Paul Hicks, Sean Magee with Guy Massey and Steve Rooke
+ = mono mix CD debut
Please Please Me
With The Beatles
A Hard Day's Night
Beatles For Sale
Help! (CD also includes original 1965 stereo mix)+
Rubber Soul (CD also include original 1965 stereo mix)+
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band+
Magical Mystery Tour+
Mono Masters (features all of the mono tracks that appeared on singles, EPs. or that never made it onto the 13 albums)
Essay written by Kevin Howlett
*Note: Yellow Submarine, Abbey Road and Let It Be are not included, as they were originally recorded in stereo.