The Beatles in Mono 14 LP Box Set, New and SEALED
Welcome. On offer is a brand new copy of the Beatles in Mono, now long sold out.14 superb 180gm LPs remastered from the original analog tapes (more info below). I am the original owner, having received it on the day of release back in 2014...consider these first pressings. Note the original silica gel packets it shipped with! I'll include those.
Please note that the physical box itself did not originally come shrink wrapped. Rather each album is sealed in cellophane with adhesive seals. They are all unopened/unplayed and the accompanying book is in the original shrink wrap. Note too that the outer paper wrapper does have a tiny tear on the front as shown in the photo.
This is a very heavy box so expect higher than normal insured UPS shipping rates (in the US). It will be packed securely in a sturdy 275lb-rated double walled box.
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The Beatles in mono: This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. THE BEATLES IN MONO VINYL BOX SET is released in mono on fourteen 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork, newly mastered from the analogue master tapes.
In an audiophile-minded undertaking, The Beatles' acclaimed mono albums have been newly mastered for vinyl from quarter-inch master tapes at Abbey Road Studios by GRAMMY®-winning engineer Sean Magee and GRAMMY®-winning mastering supervisor Steve Berkowitz. While THE BEATLES IN MONO CD boxed set released in 2009 was created from digital remasters, for this new vinyl project, Magee and Berkowitz cut the records without using any digital technology. Instead, they employed the same procedures used in the 1960s, guided by the original albums and by detailed transfer notes made by the original cutting engineers.
Working in the same room at Abbey Road where most of The Beatles' albums were initially cut, the pair first dedicated weeks to concentrated listening, fastidiously comparing the master tapes with first pressings of the mono records made in the 1960s. Using a rigorously tested Studer A80 machine to play back the precious tapes, the new vinyl was cut on a 1980s-era VMS80 lathe.
Manufactured for the world at Optimal Media in Germany, The Beatles' albums are presented in their original glory, both sonically and in their packaging. The boxed collection's exclusive 12-inch by 12-inch hardbound book features new essays and a detailed history of the mastering process by award-winning radio producer and author Kevin Howlett. The book is illustrated with many rare studio photos of The Beatles, fascinating archive documents, and articles and advertisements sourced from 1960s publications.
Albums included in the box set are REVOLVERMAGICAL 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.
Hello. I've had a few inquiries about shipping and why it's so high. It looks like I entered the wrong weight and box size. The box dimensions 20x16x12 and the total packed box will be 23 lbs. You can use those specs to get a rough estimate. Don't forget to add insurance and signature confirmation.