For decades, The Beatles have been (no pun intended) the meat and potatoes of popular music. As icons, their music has been dissected and studied more than anyone. So when the day finally arrived for the release of the newly remastered BEATLES BOX SET in Stereo and Mono (EMI), everyone wondered if the project (and price asked) was worth the investment.
Point of reference: This is not the first attempt to put out audiophile Fab Four releases. In 1981 Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs released an LP box set of Beatles recordings. This comprised all thirteen original British versions of their albums, mastered from the original Abbey Road Studio tapes using high-density “virgin” vinyl and half-speed mastering,
After hours of comparing both the MFSL and new EMI recordings, let alone the Capitol CD releases, I can assure any Beatle fan that the new recordings are essential. You’ll hear enough changes in the overall sound to rekindle the reason why this band is so damn popular. You may even want to pull out those headphones to sit and listen to music for a while…like the old days when these records came out.