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The Beatles - Mono Albums 13CD Box Set - direct audio

The Beatles - Mono Albums 13CD Box Set

Capital Records

  • $ 18998

The Beatles Mono Albums 13CD Box Set

These Catalog Remasters are Truly the Audio Event of the Century. No Compression Used on Collector’s Set featuring 10 Studio Records in Mono

Box Exclusive: Mono Mixed Studio Albums Are Not Available Individually

Also Available: 16 x CD The Stereo Albums Box Set with Entire Catalog in Stereo

Finally! After a nearly 23-year wait, the Beatles are at long last getting the treatment they’ve always deserved. The most anticipated catalog reissues in music history have arrived and feature the pristine remastering that fans have craved since being subject to the highly inferior, much-maligned release of the British quartet’s records on CD in 1987.

This time around, proper care and a painstaking series of steps were taken to ensure that music lovers would hear the Fab Four in all their glory. With EMI’s legendary Abbey Road Studios providing the backdrop, the four-year restoration process combined veteran expertise, state-of-the-art equipment, vintage studio gear, and rigorous testing to net what is without doubt the highest fidelity possible—and authentic, jaw-dropping sound guaranteed to rival the original LPs. There is no longer any need to pay hundreds of dollars for Japanese pressings.

At the start of the restoration process, engineers conducted extensive tests before copying the analog master tapes into the digital realm using 24-bit/192 kHz resolution and a Prism A-D converter. Dust build-ups were removed from tape machine heads after the completion of each title. Artifacts such as electrical clicks, microphone vocal pops, excessive sibilance, and poor edits were improved upon as long as it was determined that doing so didn’t at all damage the integrity of the songs. Similarly, de-noising technology was applied in only a few necessary spots—and on a sum total of less than five of the entire 525 minutes of Beatles music. NO COMPRESSION WAS USED ON ANY OF THE MONO MIXES. Worried about dynamics? Breathe a sigh of relief.

Why mono, you ask? For starters, no less of an authority than Beatles producer George Martin is on record intimating that the mono mixes are superior. And the Beatles themselves are rumored to have left the studio once the mono mixing had been completed. Due to its one-track nature, mono allows more previously hidden details to come to the surface, including instrumental accents, fade-away lyrics, low-end frequencies, and all kinds of notes.

Lacking the separation of instruments in the left and right channels, the sound is different, but it's also more vivid and present, simultaneously clearer and more physical. To many ears, mono is also more natural, particularly given that stereo was in its infancy during the recording of many Beatles records--and not even yet an option for its initial albums. So if you want to hear the Beatles as they were meant to be heard, mono is the way to go.

A rigorous string of checks and balances ensured that the results exceeded expectations. Subject to numerous playback tests, songs were auditioned by the remastering team to determine if any lingering mistakes needed correction. The restored versions were also compared side-by-side against the original vinyl pressings (loaded into Pro Tools), and then again auditioned in the same studio where all recent Beatles projects, including Love, were mixed. Once all EQ issues had been addressed, another round of listening litmus tests occurred in still another location. Finalization required the approval of everyone involved in the remastering process. For this project, there was no such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen. Yes, it took a village to get it right.

And there’s no better way to experience it than in mono on this special collector’s set aimed at enthusiasts that features 10 Beatles studio albums in mono, six of which are making their mono debut on CD. In addition, Help! and Rubber Soul each come with the original 1965 stereo mix, which have never before been heard on CD. There’s more. Each album is packaged in mini-vinyl CD replicas of the original sleeves that include all of the original inserts and retain the original label designs. A white, glossy slip case holds it all together. This is a fanatic’s dream.

PLEASE NOTE: The mono mixes of the albums are exclusive to The Beatles In Mono box set. 

The Beatles Mono Box Set contents:

Please Please Me
With The Beatles
A Hard Day's Night
Beatles For Sale
Help! (mono mix CD debut) (also includes original 1965 stereo mix)
Rubber Soul (mono mix CD debut) (also include original 1965 stereo mix)
Revolver (mono mix CD debut)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (mono mix CD debut)
Magical Mystery Tour (mono mix CD debut)
The Beatles (mono mix CD debut)
Mono Masters

The Beatles Mono Box Set Track Listing:

Please Please Me

1. Taste Of Honey
2. I Saw Her Standing There
3. Misery
4. Anna (Go To Him)
5. Chains
6. Boys
7. Ask Me Why
8. Please Please Me
9. Love Me Do
10. I Love You
11. Baby It's You
12. Do You Want To Know A Secret
13. There's A Place
14. Twist And Shout

With The Beatles

1. It Won't Be Long
2. All I've Got To Do
3. All My Loving
4. Don't Bother Me
5. Little Child
6. Till There Was You
7. Please Mr Postman
8. Roll Over Beethoven
9. Hold Me Tight
10. You've Really Got A Hold On Me
11. I Wanna Be Your Man
12. Devil In Her Heart
13. Not A Second Time
14. Money

A Hard Day's Night

1. I Should Have Known Better
2. If I Fell
3. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
4. And I Love Her
5. Tell Me Why
6. Can't Buy Me Love
7. Hard Day's Night
8. Anytime At All
9. I'll Cry Instead
10. Things We Said Today
11. When I Get Home
12. You Can't Do That
13. I'll Be Back

Beatles For Sale

1. No Reply
2. I'm A Loser
3. Baby's In Black
4. Rock 'n' Roll Music
5. I'll Follow The Sun
6. Mr Moonlight
7. Kansas City
8. Eight Days A Week
9. Words Of Love
10. Honey Don't
11. Every Little Thing
12. Don't Want To Spoil The Party
13. What You're Doing
14. Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby

Help! (CD also includes original 1965 stero mix)

1. Help
2. Night Before
3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
4. I Need You
5. Another Girl
6. You're Going To Lose That Girl
7. Ticket To Ride
8. Act Naturally
9. It's Only Love
10. You Like Me Too Much
11. Tell Me What You See
12. I've Just Seen A Face
13. Yesterday
14. Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Rubber Soul (CD also includes original 1965 stero mix)

1. Drive My Car
2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
3. You Won't See Me
4. Nowhere Man
5. Think For Yourself
6. Word
7. Michelle
8. What Goes On
9. Girl
10. I'm Looking Through You
11. In My Life
12. Wait
13. If I Needed Someone
14. Run For Your Life


1. Taxman
2. Eleanor Rigby
3. I'm Only Sleeping
4. Love You To
5. Here There And Everywhere
6. Yellow Submarine
7. She Said She Said
8. Good Day Sunshine
9. And Your Bird Can Sing
10. For No One
11. Dr Robert
12. I Want To Tell You
13. Got To Get You Into My Life
14. Tomorrow Never Knows

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. With A Little Help From My Friends
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
4. Getting Better
5. Fixing A Hole
6. She's Leaving Home
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite
8. Within You Without You
9. When I'm Sixty Four
10. Lovely Rita
11. Good Morning Good Morning
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
13. Day In The Life

Magical Mystery Tour

1. Magical Mystery Tour
2. Fool On The Hill
3. Flying
4. Blue Jay Way
5. Your Mother Should Know
6. I Am The Walrus
7. Hello Goodbye
8. Strawberry Fields Forever
9. Penny Lane
10. Baby You're A Rich Man
11. All You Need Is Love

The Beatles Mono Masters (Features all of the mono tracks that appeared on singles, EP's or that never made it onto the 13 albums)

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