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The Beatles in Mono Giveaway

on Wednesday, 01 October 2014.

The Beatles in Mono Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win The Beatles in Mono Vinyl Box Set!


London – June 12, 2014 – 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.

Newly mastered from the analogue master tapes, each album is included in a limited 14-LP boxed edition, The Beatles In Mono, which also includes a 108-page hardbound book.

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.

The Beatles In Mono:  Limited 14-LP boxed edition, accompanied by an exclusive 108-page hardbound book.

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

Contest ends November 1


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Comments (9)

  • Bill Beaver

    Way cool man!

  • Don Casale

    The contest ends on November 1st., my 49th. anniversary as a recording engineer. Coincidence? I think not. Lol.

  • Howard Kaplan

    10/07/2014 How many times can one enter The Beatles in Mono Giveaway??? reply to mrrocknrollhk@hotmail.com

  • Michael Savage

    Love your radio station ! I hear so many songs by my favorite 50's & 60's stars that l haven't heard before. It's great !

  • Lawrence Annucci

    I want this so bad, I can taste it! ha!

  • Ray Lev

    Ironically, I always paid the extra buck to get the stereo version of all these LPs. I never heard them in mono except for on the radio...

  • Mike Tony

    Just got xm radio and love the choices... but little steven is the best!!

  • David J Owens

    Little Steven I listen to your show every Sunday evening from Cleveland on 98.5 rockin radio station, love it. Way cool man, Peace to you

  • George Hollenbeck

    LS, couldn't help but notice last night on the UG that you featured Jim Carroll's - People Who Died (after that cool rap about Ginsberg & Leary) with "I am the Walrus". Reach out if you want to discuss my Sylvie & Paul crazy conspiracy theory. Well, its more about my SV discovery than Paul.

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