Beatles in Mono Box Set

The Beatles in Mono Box Set

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This limited-edition mono box set contains the original mono versions of 11 Beatles albums on 12 discs. Remastered by Paul Hicks, Sean Magee, Guy Massey, and Steve Rooke, the set is packaged in the form of mini LP replicas (original artwork, sleeves, and gatefolds).

Contains:

Please Please Me

With the Beatles

A Hard Day's Night

Beatles

Overview

This limited-edition mono box set contains the original mono versions of 11 Beatles albums on 12 discs. Remastered by Paul Hicks, Sean Magee, Guy Massey, and Steve Rooke, the set is packaged in the form of mini LP replicas (original artwork, sleeves, and gatefolds).

Contains:

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

Mono Masters (features all of the mono tracks that appeared on singles and EP's or that never made it onto the 13 albums)

Essay written by Kevin Howlett

*Note: Yellow Submarine, Abbey Road, and Let It Be are not included, as they were originally recorded in stereo

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2009
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
5099969945120
catalogNumber:
99451
Rank:
21037

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Tracks

Disc 1

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

Disc 2

  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 Mister Postman
  8. Roll Over Beethoven
  9. Hold Me Tight
  10. You Really Got a Hold on Me
  11. I Wanna Be Your Man
  12. Devil in Her Heart
  13. Not a Second Time
  14. Money (That's What I Want)

Disc 3

  1. A Hard Day's Night
  2. I Should Have Known Better
  3. If I Fell
  4. I'm Happy Just to Dance With You
  5. And I Love Her
  6. Tell Me Why
  7. Can't Buy Me Love
  8. Any Time 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

Disc 4

  1. No Reply
  2. I'm a Loser
  3. Baby's in Black
  4. Rock & Roll Music
  5. I'll Follow the Sun
  6. Mr. Moonlight
  7. Kansas City: Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!
  8. Eight Days a Week
  9. Words of Love
  10. Honey Don't
  11. Every Little Thing
  12. I Don't Want to Spoil the Party
  13. What You're Doing
  14. Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby

Disc 5

  1. Help!
  2. The 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
  15. Help!
  16. The Night Before
  17. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
  18. I Need You
  19. Another Girl
  20. You're Going to Lose That Girl
  21. Ticket to Ride
  22. Act Naturally
  23. It's Only Love
  24. You Like Me Too Much
  25. Tell Me What You See
  26. I've Just Seen a Face
  27. Yesterday
  28. Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Disc 6

  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. The 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
  15. Drive My Car
  16. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) [Versio
  17. You Won't See Me
  18. Nowhere Man
  19. Think for Yourself
  20. The Word
  21. Michelle
  22. What Goes On
  23. Girl
  24. I'm Looking Through You
  25. In My Life
  26. Wait
  27. If I Needed Someone
  28. Run for Your Life

Disc 7

  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. Doctor Robert
  12. I Want to Tell You
  13. Got to Get You into My Life
  14. Tomorrow Never Knows

Disc 8

  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. A Day in the Life

Disc 9

  1. Magical Mystery Tour
  2. The 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

Disc 10

  1. Back in the U.S.S.R.
  2. Dear Prudence
  3. Glass Onion
  4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  5. Wild Honey Pie
  6. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
  7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  8. Happiness Is a Warm Gun
  9. Martha My Dear
  10. I'm So Tired
  11. Blackbird
  12. Piggies
  13. Rocky Raccoon
  14. Don't Pass Me by
  15. Why Don't We Do It in the Road?
  16. I Will
  17. Julia

Disc 11

  1. Birthday
  2. Yer Blues
  3. Mother Nature's Son
  4. Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey [Mono Version
  5. Sexy Sadie
  6. Helter Skelter
  7. Long, Long, Long
  8. Revolution 1
  9. Honey Pie
  10. Savoy Truffle
  11. Cry Baby Cry
  12. Revolution 9
  13. Good Night

Disc 12

  1. Love Me Do
  2. From Me to You
  3. Thank You Girl
  4. She Loves You
  5. I'll Get You
  6. I Want to Hold Your Hand
  7. This Boy
  8. Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand
  9. Sie Liebt Dich
  10. Long Tall Sally
  11. I Call Your Name
  12. Slow Down
  13. Matchbox
  14. I Feel Fine
  15. She's a Woman
  16. Bad Boy
  17. Yes It Is
  18. I'm Down

Disc 13

  1. Day Tripper
  2. We Can Work It Out
  3. Paperback Writer
  4. Rain
  5. Lady Madonna
  6. The Inner Light
  7. Hey Jude
  8. Revolution
  9. Only a Northern Song
  10. All Together Now
  11. Hey Bulldog
  12. It's All Too Much
  13. Get Back
  14. Don't Let Me Down
  15. Across the Universe
  16. You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beatles   Primary Artist
George Harrison   Guitar,Vocals
John Lennon   Rhythm Guitar,Electric Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Paul McCartney   Guitar,Piano,Bass Guitar,Electric Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Ringo Starr   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
George Martin   Piano

Technical Credits

Arthur Alexander   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Carole King   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Ringo Starr   Composer
Larry Williams   Composer
Johnny Russell   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
George Martin   Producer
Ken Scott   Engineer
Peter Bown   Engineer
Hal David   Composer
Geoff Emerick   Engineer
Wes Farrell   Composer
Robert Freeman   Cover Photo
Glyn Johns   Engineer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Jeff Jarratt   Engineer
Roy Lee Johnson   Composer
Phil Medley   Composer
Alan Rouse   Liner Notes
Bobby Scott   Composer
Barry Sheffield   Engineer
Norman Smith   Engineer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Derek Taylor   Liner Notes
Klaus Voormann   Cover Design
Meredith Willson   Composer
Martin Benge   Engineer
Kevin Howlett   Liner Notes
Bert Russell   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Georgia Dobbins   Composer
Richard Penniman   Composer
Tony Barrow   Liner Notes
William Garrett   Composer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer
Janie Bradford   Composer
Enotris Johnson   Composer
Robert Bateman   Composer
Ric Marlow   Composer
Voni Morrison   Composer
Drew Lorimer   Redesign
Freddie Gorman   Composer
Chris E. Thomas   Producer
Richard Starkey   Composer
Richard Drapkin   Composer
Phillip McDonald   Engineer
Robert Blackwell   Composer

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The Beatles in Mono Box Set 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
teemast More than 1 year ago
What a coup...to finally have this material released as it was originally intended to be heard. The Fab Four in a fab restoration that is brilliantly remastered, repackaged, and reproduced in every way. And in addition to all the great music you have the great liner notes and a great presentation. The box itself -- and all the original album covers reproduced within -- is a work of art...a pleasure to look at and to look through. But the best treat of all is when you put the CDs in your player and hear the music. Noone -- not even Beatles fans who heard them live back in the day (all they heard were screams!) -- has EVER heard the Beatles like this. Every other version of these discs is now rendered obsolete...these are the ones to own. Personally, I picked up this box set -- it was worth the wait -- and then got the other three discs that were originally recorded and released in stereo (Yellow Submarine, Abbey Road, and Let It Be). If you've ever heard of someone (with the financial means) liking a car so much they actually buy TWO so they'll have another one to drive when the first one wears out...and if you are fortunate enough to be in that position...you may want to consider picking up an extra set (hey, it's a lot cheaper than a car!), and do the same...though I doubt these will EVER wear out. Remember with LPs...you could play them so much you could actually wear the grooves out? (I'm dating myself here!) Well with CDs I don't think you'll have that problem...but the backup set will give you peace of mind. Put it in a safe deposit box. In a way, listening to all these great recordings is a little bit like opening up a time capsule. And what joys are to be found inside. It is a real eye opener -- and ear opener, too! Each disc holds a trove of special treats. Songs you'd forgotten about, lesser known wonders. Fab indeed!
sunburst More than 1 year ago
I grew up with this music so I had to have the Mono versions. The only other Beatles on CD I own are the Toshiba Box Set, BBC, Anthologies & LIBN. It would be hard for me to recommend this to a casual fan, especially the young folks like my boys. I've been playing music for 40+ years so this is like a history book so to speak. If you are strapped for cash I would wait because this will be milked to death and I feel sure you will be able to buy individual CDs in the future. It is expensive and the booklet is a joke. By the way, the best Box Set I have ever purchased was The Complete Hank Williams. That is how a Box Set should be packaged. Hank shaped the future of music just like the Beatles and his Box Set was presented as such. It is a bargain. Back to mono, this is how a lot of us heard this in the early 60's because Stereo was still a luxury until the mid 60's in the US. The mono versions are the way the Beatles completed the product thru the White Album, so I think they do sound better. But some of my friends don't think it sounds any better. Try to listen before you buy.
cblou2000 More than 1 year ago
I remember when recorded music was making the transition from mono to stereo. Accordingly, Beatles' albums by the mid 1960s were released in both formats. I have all of the original releases (mono and stereo) on LP. Then when CDs came of age in the 1980s, EMI held back on releasing the Beatles' catalog on CD until 1987. Like most most Beatles' fans I was truly excited when they were finally released. However, it always seemed as if something were missing. The "new" CD releases seemed generic. I bought them anyway as novelties. Finally, in this decade, EMI announced a new remastering of The Beatles' music for CD (they had already been selling reissued LPs for years but never advertised it). It took four years, and considering the amount of the output by The Beatles between 1962 and 1970, this was no minor task. Like many hardcore Beatles' fans I awaited the release of the stereo and mono box sets with great anticipation. I'm not only pleased with the results, I'm ecstatic with BOTH sets, but this review is about the mono set specifically. One album stands out as having more differences than the others--the mono version of "The Beatles" aka "The White Album." ("The White Album" was the last Beatles' LP to be released in the mono format--"Abbey Road" and "Let It Be" were ONLY released in stereo in the UK and the USA.) Even the opening track "Back In The USSR" with its jet plane intro was different with it's electric guitar riff sound during the jet engine beginning. The cross fade between the opening track and "Dear Prudence" is different in the timing of the first notes of "Dear Prudence." Most noticeable is the ending of "Helter Skelter." Ringo's famous "I got blisters on my fingers" is edited out. The running time is one minute less than the stereo version. Even with the differences and limitations of monophonic recording, "The White Album," like ALL of their albums, is of the highest quality considering that all of tracks from the multi-track master are being pumped through one channel. "Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band" also has a very different presentation in mono. Notably "She's Leaving Home" is sped up and is a semitone higher than the stereo version. The reprise of the title track barely has Paul's lead vocal and he sings parts that cannot be heard in the stereo version. I could go on all day about the subtle and not so subtle differences between the mono and stereo versions, but one thing stands out--the quality of their sound set the standards by which other studios could only be compared. The mono versions have remained dormant for nearly four decades. FINALLY they have been given the treatment they so richly deserve. It has been said that "If you haven't heard 'Sgt Peppers' (and other albums) in mono, then you haven't heard it." This statement could not be more true. If are a huge Beatles' fan, and you don't have the new mono releases, your set is incomplete. There's no mistaking the fact that the new digital remasterings are head and shoulders above the 1987 versions. I received my sets and began to listen with an open mind, fearing that they would not meet my expectations. I was completely taken aback by the sound quality on these CDs. They are as close to the original analog sound as possible. This is a MUST HAVE for collectors.
Progfellow More than 1 year ago
I debated long and hard about which version of the remasters to purchase - the stereo or the mono? I was leaning toward the mono version, but there's the extra cost and then you have to buy Abbey Road, Yellow Submarine and Let It Be separately. I decided to buy the stereo version. I had done a lot of reading prior and heard about the fake stereo and its "ping-pong" effect. I was not entirely sure what they were talking about. When I got the stereo version, I absolutely loved the packaging. It is gorgeous. Nevertheless, I was disappointed with the sound. I am no audiophile and my equipment is, maybe, slightly above average, but I think I now know what this "ping-pong" effect might be. I did not spend hours analyzing it, but I had the sense that the vocals were coming forward, then going into the background and then forward again. Things were not jumping from side to side, as I had imagined the ping-pong effect would be. It was more of a fading in and out as if making room for something else to come forward. It has to do with the technology at the time and the limited number of tracks available to record on. I was just not completely satisfied, though the sound was very clean. So, I broke down and bought the mono version. Actually, I went broke buying the mono version, but I gotta say that I was knocked out. I absolutely love the sound. This is as it was originally recorded. It is real. It is crisp, clean and pure. I even went to the trouble of deleting the stereo version from my MP3 player and replaced it with my mono version. My recommendation is that you buy mono and then separately buy the remasters of Abbey Road, Yellow Submarine and Let It Be. Because AB and LIB were originally recorded in stereo, you do not have the issues that you have with "manufactured" stereo. I do not know the complete history of YS, but it is only available in stereo. It is great (at least the sound quality). I was happy thinking this is something of value I could pass down to my kids after I leave this world someday, but I am now thinking I might take it with me!
FaquaBC More than 1 year ago
ISSUES/DEBATE First: complaints over missing CD's and/or songs and poor packaging..only purchase this through Amazon and not the individuals sellers at a cheaper price. Second: The issue over Mono versus Stereo. I have both and I am blown away by the distinguishable voices/instruments in mono. I also love the new stereo. I will play some albums in the mono format and some in stereo. Mono has everything the stereo has but more. Also rock and roll is about beat and rhythm and the mono crushes the stereo. The stereo versions need to be remixed with the voices in the center and not so much drastic separation. MONO VS STEREO Let me state what probably everyone already knows that mono was the format of the day and the Beatles put all their energy into mixing the mono release. When stereo hit they passed this task off to others (Martin/engineers) and did not participate, therefore, more care in mono toward details. HISTORY/FACT I am old enough and own all of the original mono vinyl records as they were released but I also bought the stereo records when available. With that stated I never listened to the vinyl mono recordings on a quality piece of equipment as it was simply called a record player with one speaker. I then purchased the stereo vinyl but listened on that same cheap player. When I finally bought a quality stereo I could hear the massive separation, which I enjoyed. Depending on where I sat in the room would determine what I heard and over the years I would also pick up some subtleties. Sometimes I would listen in friend's homes and the album sounded different never realizing the position in the room determined how much or what I heard. I spent many hours at night listening with headphone. I then bought reel to reel, 8 tracks, cassettes in stereo versions and listened on good equipment with Koss headphones. These versions are implanted in my brain forever. STEREO (REMASTERED) I bought the remastered stereo Box Set and loved it as I heard the same things but clearer. Like cotton was removed from my ears. The horns were brighter and enjoyable. I did hear or notice sounds not familiar to me but basically I heard the familiar sounds just better and clearer. MONO When the remastered mono set was released the cost was $400 and I never entertained purchasing as I just do not have the crazy passion I did 40 years ago to just blindly buy everything/anything Beatles. I really thought mono sound would be inferior and not worth the price for what I thought a novelty item. I read the reviews stating it was the way to listen to The Beatles but never gave that a thought to purchase but my curiosity was always up. When The Beatle songs/albums became available on I Tunes the mono box set price dropped to $129 BINGO! Got it and I would now be able to hear what all the fuss was about. The first song I went for was Paperback Writer from the Past Masters. I always thought that was their worst recorded song because the drums where barely audible and the cymbals were not present. That would be my barometer about all the mono fuss. WOW! On mono the drums are out front and the voices and the cymbals sound live. This excited me so much I then started on the albums in order. The main things noticeable are: 1. THE FOCUS. Mono is mono and directly in your face/ears no matter your position to the player. The stereo versions seem to lose or bury some sounds in the panning (separation) I just never dreamed mono could have the q
Cogno More than 1 year ago
This is how I rmeber hearing the Beatles for the first time. It's about time!
Sosohappy More than 1 year ago
Beatles in Mono is even better than the Beatles in Stereo CD box set. If you have to pick one of the them the mono is the better of the two. Both are great but the Beatles in Mono is a bit more intimate and especially in the case of Sgt. Pepper's the version that the Beatles worked on and expected the world to hear.
Walterama More than 1 year ago
The Beatles in Mono is the must have to own into your collection. In addition of having two of the Beatles Stereo Box Set, I finally have the Beatles in Mono on CD collection box set. Both the Beatles Stereo Box Set and the Beatles in Mono are now two of my favorite Beatles CD albums or box sets. I don't know much about the mono version. The differences between the two box set are the excellent sound quality. After listening to both the stereo and the mono version, they are in excellent sound. I love it anyway. It is bigger, better, cleaner, clearer, sharper, and louder than its original 1988 Beatles box set. Brilliantly remastered, repackaged, and reproduced in fine fab restoration. It just like you are listening to a brand new Beatles albums all over again. YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!!!
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MRNEUTRON More than 1 year ago
The Beatles' true mono recordings are all together in this beautifully packaged box set, having been digitally remastered in 2009. This is The Beatles I grew up with, as we didn't have stereo in our home; only a mono hi-fi. So we didn't buy the stereo albums until it was no longer an option. This set is mainly of interest to Beatles fanatics who already have the stereo versions of their albums. The mono versions of their recordings are representative of how The Beatles wanted it to be heard. The Beatles were quite involved in the mixing process for the mono recordings, but when it came to the stereo mixes, they left it up to George Martin and his production team to work it out. The result, in many cases, are alternate versions of their songs. Most are different just because of the mixing process, and a few are completely different takes. One example of an alternate take is the mono version of the song "Please Please Me". In stereo, John messes up the lyrics. On the mono version John got the lyrics right. One example of a song that differs because of the mixing process is "I'm Only Sleeping", which has different backward guitar sounds than the stereo mix. And the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is truly an alternate universe in mono. This set is really meant for the completist. I guess I'm one of those, as I was excited to know that I'd be able to hear "Back In The U.S.S.R." with the airplane sounds occuring in different places and the version of "Thank You Girl" without Lennon's harmonica. The only complaint I have is that "Abbey Road" and "Let It Be" weren't included, as these albums were never properly mixed in mono. It would have been the cherry on top if they made mono mixes of these albums just for this set. Two nice bonuses in this collection are "Help!" and "Rubber Soul", both of which include the mono mixes PLUS the original 1965 stereo mixes. The 2009 stereo remasters of these albums use a 1987 remix, prepared by George Martin for The Beatles' late 1980's CD debut. Each album cover replicates the original UK album cover design, right down to the mustache & badge insert for "Pepper", and the poster & Beatles photos for the "white album".
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