He passed in early 2019. I found this box set in a corner of his stereo room which was more of an audiophile hoarders paradise. Sadly, due to the timeline and what he was going through, Im fairly confident he never even got to listen to it.All this to say that the set has continued to be stored in an air-conditioned Houston home during the 2+ years Ive had it. I have cut and pasted the original sellers details regarding the set below. Here follows the description of the set from Audiogon. Note 1 - since Audiogon doesn't have a Near Mint option, I selected Excellent. The set is Near Mint in my opinion. Label - Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs (MFSL).
Pressed - In Japan by the Victor Company. Issue Size - 25,000 copies total. Issue Number - #5498 - low numbered sets in this condition are hard to find. Condition - Near Mint all around. It's only Near Mint (versus Mint) because it isn't sealed.
The following is from Wikipedia. The Beatles: The Collection is a vinyl boxed set of every Beatles album until'82 remastered at half speed from the original stereo master recordings, except for Magical Mystery Tour which was mastered from Capitol Records' submasters with the last three tracks in rechanneled stereo.Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL) pressed a second run of the Beatles Boxed Set for a total production run of 25,000 over the next two years or until October 1985. Each album was pressed on black vinyl by the Victor Company of Japan. The album covers were replaced with photographs of tape boxes and log sheet. The original album covers were included in a booklet which also featured a certificate of authenticity as this was a limited edition collection.
Missing from this collection were all of the Beatles' singles, extended Play and a few miscellaneous tracks that did not appear on their original UK albums. The titles are the original 13 British Releases. Magical Mystery Tour (not an original Beatles release in LP form) was mastered from Capitols tapes. The resulting record (although in enhanced mono) still sounds GREAT!
Each disc is housed in a static free inner sleeve. The master tape for each album is pictured on the outside of each jacket.
The recordings reside in a special presentation box with titles for the LPs listed on the left inner cover. Included in the set is a numbered booklet with a certificate of authenticity along with colorful depictions of each of the album jackets in the collection (many with historic liner notes written by Beatles Press Officer, Tony Barrow).Included in the case is a Geo-Disc phono cartridge alignment tool in a separate box (shown in one of the pictures). There's not much for me to nitpick about since these have been carefully stored for 22 years in an air-conditioned Hollywood Hills home. Please consider the photos as part of the description! Album number "2" shows the number printed a little bit off to the side and not dead center but that's a factory folding issue & has nothing to do with its condition... I have another set in my personal collection that is exactly the same... Any questions, please contact me. It will be well packed and protected. Thank you for reading this far. The item "THE BEATLES The Collection Vinyl MFSL 1982 14 LPs, Booklet, Geo Disc" is in sale since Saturday, January 2, 2021.
This item is in the category "Music\Records". The seller is "mykingdom4ahorse" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.