The Beatles in Mono CD-box re-release
|“The Beatles in Mono”|
Word is out that Universal Music Group is about to re-release the 2009 “The Beatles in Mono” CD boxed set. Originally released by Apple/EMI in 2009, the CDs feature the group’s original monophonic Beatles albums, together with an odds and ends 2 CD set, called “Mono Masters”. Also included were the 1965 stereo mixes of “Help!” and “Rubber Soul”, the stereo version of the CDs featuring a 1987 George Martin remix of these albums.
The release comes probably because of the imminent release of the mono albums on vinyl. Unlike the all-analogue vinyl versions of the mono albums, the CD boxed set has a digital recreation of the master tapes, and this will still be the case with the re-release.
“The Beatles in Mono” was an expensive limited edition release, and was heavily pirated. Not just copying the official release, the pirate copies were done from scratch and included spelling mistakes of the titles. One we heard about, was a White album which referenced the titles as ‘Whil My Guitar Gently Weeps’ and ‘Revolution A’.
We don’t know if the re-release will mimic the original 2009 release, regarding the look of the box, CDs and booklet. Back when the Traveling Wilburys limited edition boxed set went into it’s second printing, they changed the colour of the box.