The Beatles

The Beatles in Mono [Vinyl Box Set]

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Released in 2014, five years after its digital parent and two years after the big Beatles stereo vinyl box, The Beatles in Mono was cut with care. The engineers at Abbey Road took pains to master the 14 LPs -- every album from Please Please Me through the White Album had its own mono mix, as did the Yellow Submarine soundtrack, whose side of original Beatles songs is part of the additional Mono Masters compilation that rounds up all the single mono mixes -- from the analog master tapes, never using digital technology. This makes the box as close to the original '60s wax as possible and the packaging also replicates the original releases, with the exception of a 108-page hardbound book that is a terrific bonus to this handsome set.

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