Up until their 1968 classic self-titled record, aka The White Album, The Beatles made sure each of their releases received two unique mixes: one in stereo and one in mono. For the band, however, it was mono that reigned supreme. That’s why Apple Records and Universal Music Groups have painstakingly recreated that original sound for The Beatles in Mono, a 14-LP box set that hits stores this week.
The set contains the US version of Magical Mystery Tour, a three-LP collection of non-album tracks dubbed Mono Masters, and the Fab Four’s first nine UK records: Please Please Me, With The Beatles, A Hard Day’s Knight, Beatles For Sale, Help!, Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the dual LP The Beatles. All the records were remastered at Abbey Road Studios by Grammy winners engineer Sean Magee and mastering supervisor Steven Berkowitz using entirely analog equipment.
To match the purity of the albums’ sound, each is presented in sleeves featuring precise replicas of the original artwork. Also in the set is a 108-page, 12-by-12-inch hardcover book containing new essays; radio producer and author Kevin Howlett’s detailed recounting of the mastering process; and a collection of rare studio photos, archive documents, and 1960s articles and ads.
You could head over to Amazon right now and pick up The Beatles In Mono for yourself – we’ll even give you the link: here. But because we love our readers and our Beatles so much, we’re going to give you a chance to save yourself the retail price of $374.98. We’re giving away one copy of The Beatles In Mono box set. All you have to do is enter using the widget below. Entry enrolls you in our newsletter, and sharing on social media can earn you more chances to win.
Below, watch the official unboxing of your potential prize with Pete Nash of The Beatles Fan Club Magazine.