The Beatles in Mono boxed set was first issued in 2009 on compact disc in'Mini-Lp' format (made to duplicate the original 60s UK vinyl editions) and the sources used for transfer were digital masters. To create the 2014 Mono vinyl edition, Sean Magee (mastering engineer) and Steve Berkowitz (mastering supervisor) obtained the original 1/4 inch Mono master tapes for every title and using a completely analogue signal path , created new metal "stampers" or "master lacquers" from which each one of these records were pressed. The results are truly outstanding. Most fans, collectors, and audiophiles agree that these "new" Mono pressings are very nearly as impressive; (while some even consider them superior) to the very first UK Mono pressings from the 60s. Also included is the much talked about, 108-page hardbound book (still sealed) detailing the whole Beatles "Mono Story" and filled with many never-before-seen photographs of the band.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This boxed set was preordered by me in April 2014 and received during the very first week of release in June, 2014. It is one of the earliest pressings.Only one title (Please Please Me) was opened for inspection and audition then placed back into the box. The rest of the titles (including the book) have NEVER been opened. So, technically, this box set must be described as "used", but in fact, apart from one Lp which is Near Mint Mint, it is essentially, NEW. Matrix Numbers: (for the ONLY opened title,'Please Please Me').
Side 1 BD 16687-01 A1 Stamper Codes: N. Side 2 BD 16687-01 B1 Stamper Codes: H. In any case, this box set is 95% NEW and given the stringent quality control that these Lps were placed under during manufacturing, I do not forsee any problems to arise. The item "The Beatles Mono Vinyl Box 14-Lp 1st A1/B1 PRESS 06/2014 withBook Mint Like-New" is in sale since Saturday, January 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Music\Records".The seller is "rsir9501" and is located in Montreal, Quebec. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.