"THE BEATLES IN MONO" REMASTERED CD BOX SET
 
   










  "THE BEATLES IN MONO" REMASTERED CD BOX SET

THE BEATLES STEREO REMASTERS MAY BE EMI AND APPLE'S OFFICIAL CANON, BUT WHAT COLLECTORS HAVE TRULY CRAVED WAS THE 09.09.09 RELEASE OF "THE BEATLES IN MONO" REMASTERED BOX SET.

THIS LIMITED-EDITION BOX (NOW OUT OF PRODUCTION) IS LADEN WITH NEW-TO-CD MIXES, CONTAINING 10 OF THE ALBUMS WITH THEIR ORIGINAL MONO MIXES, PLUS TWO FURTHER DISCS CALLED MONO MASTERS WHICH COVERS SIMILAR GROUND TO THE STEREO TRACKS ON PAST MASTERS. IT ALSO INCLUDES THE GENUINE RARITIES OF THE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MONO MIXES OF THE FOUR NEW SONGS FROM "YELLOW SUBMARINE".

NONE OF THE ALBUMS HAVE BEEN REMIXED Ė ALTHOUGH AS ADDED BONUSES THE HELP! AND RUBBER SOUL CDS HAVE GEORGE MARTIN'S ORIGINAL 1965 STEREO MIXES AS WELL (TAKE NOTE THAT THE BEATLES STEREO REMASTERS RETAINS GEORGE MARTIN'S 1987 MIXES). MAKING THEIR MONO MIX DEBUT ON CD ARE "REVOLVER", "SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND", "MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR", AND "THE BEATLES (WHITE ALBUM)".

THE PACKAGING IS GORGEOUS, FILLED WITH MINI-LP REPLICAS WITH STIFF CARDBOARD SLEEVES OF EVERY ALBUM FROM PLEASE PLEASE ME TO THE BEATLES (WHITE ALBUM), COMPLETE WITH REPLICATED GATEFOLDS, PACKAGING INSERTS, AND ALL OF THE ORIGINAL LABEL DESIGNS HAVE BEEN RETAINED. EACH ALBUM IS INDIVIDUALLY PROTECTED IN RESEALABLE PLASTIC SLEEVES.

AS PURE PHYSICAL PRODUCT, THIS SATISFIES ANY COLLECTOR ITCH, BUT THIS ALSO IS ARGUABLY THE BETTER-SOUNDING OF THE TWO SETS, PROVIDING AMPLE EVIDENCE THAT THE BEATLES DID SPEND MORE TIME ON MONO MIXES DURING MUCH OF THEIR CAREER. FOR GENERATIONS OF LISTENERS RAISED ON STEREO MIXES, THERE ARE PLENTY OF SURPRISES HERE, FROM THE FASTER VERSIONS OF "SHE'S LEAVING HOME" AND "DON'T PASS ME BY" TO THE NUMEROUS LITTLE DIFFERENCES THAT POP UP ON PEPPER, THE WHITE ALBUM, AND REVOLVER, ALL ADDING UP TO DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES.

THE ENTRANCE OF A COWBELL OR TAMBOURINE ON TRACKS SUCH AS "I CALL YOUR NAME" AND "TAXMAN" ARE STRIKINGLY DIFFERENT. GEORGE'S GUITAR SOLO ON THE MONO MIX OF "MATCHBOX" DIFFERS FROM THE STEREO MIX. SOMETIMES, THE DENSITY OF MONO JUST HAS MORE FORCE -- "LADY MADONNA" ROLLS LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN, "I'M DOWN" HITS TO THE GUT -- AND SOMETIMES THE COLORS JUST SEEM MORE VIBRANT; IN EITHER CASE, THERE'S ENOUGH EMOTIONAL DIFFERENCE TO MAKE THIS WORTHWHILE FOR THE DEDICATED, AND DEPENDING ON TASTE, IT MAY EVEN BE PREFERABLE.

THERE IS NO QUESTION OF ONE THING: OF THE TWO SETS, AS A PACKAGE, THE BEATLES IN MONO BOX SET IS A THING TO BEHOLD. AND THERE'S ALSO NO QUESTION THAT THOSE OF US WHO HAVE WAITED 22 YEARS TO HEAR A BETTER VERSION OF THE BEATLES ON CD WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED, ALTHOUGH WE MAY STILL WONDER WHY IT TOOK SO LONG FOR THE FABS TO BE TREATED AS THEY DESERVE.

THE BEATLES IN MONO REMASTERED BOX SET - PRODUCT DETAILS -

THE ALBUMS HAVE BEEN RE-MASTERED BY A DEDICATED TEAM OF ENGINEERS AT EMIíS ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS IN LONDON OVER A FOUR YEAR PERIOD UTILIZING STATE OF THE ART RECORDING TECHNOLOGY ALONGSIDE VINTAGE STUDIO EQUIPMENT, CAREFULLY MAINTAINING THE AUTHENTICITY AND INTEGRITY OF THE ORIGINAL ANALOGUE RECORDINGS. THE RESULT OF THIS PAINSTAKING PROCESS IS THE HIGHEST FIDELITY THE CATALOGUE HAS SEEN SINCE ITS ORIGINAL RELEASE.

REMASTERED BY PAUL HICKS, SEAN MAGEE WITH GUY MASSEY AND STEVE ROOKE. PRESENTED TOGETHER WITH AN ESSAY BOOKLET WRITTEN BY KEVIN HOWLETT.

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 INCLUDES ORIGINAL 1965 STEREO MIX)
REVOLVER
SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
THE BEATLES (WHITE ALBUM)
MONO MASTERS
(FEATURES ALL OF THE MONO TRACKS THAT APPEARED ON SINGLES, EPS AND TRACKS THAT NEVER MADE IT ONTO THE 13 ALBUMS).

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: BM001
PRICE: $550


 

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