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The Beatles in Mono Vinyl (180G) Box Set Review

Beatles Mono Masters Vinyl Box Set

Beatles Mono Masters Vinyl Box Set


  • Product Name: Beatles Mono Vinyl Box Set
  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Review Date: January 03, 2015 14:05
  • MSRP: $336.40
  • First Impression: Gotta Have It!

The 14 disc box set includes 180G Vinyl Presses of the following albums:

  • "Please Please Me"
  • "With The Beatles"
  • "A Hard Day's Night"
  • "Beatles For Sale"
  • "Help!"
  • "Rubber Soul"
  • "Revolver"
  • "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
  • "Magical Mystery Tour"
  • "The Beatles" (The White Album) (2-LP)
  • "Mono Masters" (3-LP)

Beatles Vinyl CollectionNewly mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studio, The Beatles “Get Back” to mono with The Beatles In Mono vinyl box set. The set boasts fourteen 180-gram vinyl LPs, with the original artwork, as well as a 108-page hardbound book. Perfect for the classic rock fan, the mixes sound crisp, with the lowest noise floor we’ve ever heard in vinyl. The albums included are: Revolver, Magical Mystery Tour, Rubber Soul, With The Beatles, Mono Masters (3LP Set), The Beatles (2LP Set). Beatles For Sale, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Please Please Me, Help!, and A Hard Day’s Night. These albums are mixed directly from the original analog tapes, not the digital masters like all other Beatles recordings pressed to vinyl after 1986.  If you want to hear the Beatles like everyone did originally in the 1960's, then this box set is your bag baby.


Why mono?  Because those were the preferred mixes of the Beatles themselves.  Back in the day very few people had Stereo and they supervised every mono mix to ensure it sounded the way they wanted it to.

The Beatles Mono Masters Vinyl (180G) Box Set Review

Overall this box set is really something special that is a must have purchase for any diehard Beatles fan. Aside from some minor pressing defects including: warps, center holes drilled off center or not drilled big enough; the records themselves have a very lively and warm sound with a CD like noise floor.  Although the albums are in mono, you will swear at times they are in stereo.  You get a large soundstage and pin point phantom center image on the vocals.  Some albums sound a bit flat but that's a function of the recording, not the transfer.  Albums like Rubber Soul and Sgt. Pepper's are true gems in the box set.  Their sound is pristine and the artwork accompanying the albums will bring tears of joy to all Beatles fans.

So what are you waiting for?  It's time to enjoy the Beatles the way they were supposed to be heard and turn this generation of Justin Bieber MP3 listeners on to some real music with substance and excellence in audio fidelity!


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