Monday, June 16, 2014

Beatles Mono Mixes Coming to Vinyl This September

On September 8, Capitol will be issuing all eleven of The Beatles' mono LPs, including a triple-LP Mono Masters set identical to the one included in the CD mono box from 2009 in line-up but not in master. According to the official press release,"this new vinyl project, (engineer Sean) Magee and (mastering supervisor Steve) 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."

The records will be available individually and as a limited edition box set. Pre-order for all incarnations are now up on Amazon.com:


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