The Beatles in Mono: 180-Gram LPs Available September 8, Individually and in a Limited 14-LP Boxed Edition with Hardbound Book.
London – June 12, 2014 – The Beatles in mono: this is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. On September 8 (September 9 in North America), The Beatles’ nine U.K. albums, the American-compiled Magical Mystery Tour, and the Mono Masters collection of non-album tracks will be released in mono on 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork.
Newly mastered from the analogue master tapes, each album will be available both individually and within a lavish, limited 14-LP boxed edition, The Beatles In Mono, which also includes a 108-page hardbound book.
In an audiophile-minded undertaking, The Beatles' acclaimed mono albums have been newly mastered for vinyl from quarter-inch master tapes at Abbey Road Studios by GRAMMY®-winning engineer Sean Magee and GRAMMY®-winning mastering supervisor Steve Berkowitz.
While The Beatles In Mono CD boxed set released in 2009 was created from digital remasters, for this new vinyl project, Magee and 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.
Cannot wait to see this show! The Fab Faux will be performing The Beatles' Revolver this Saturday at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor! The musicians go all out to perform the legendary music of The Beatles and we are so excited to hear them!
Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8 pm.
Following their three successes in 2011, 12 and 13, The Fab Faux will return to the Michigan Theater! This time they will perform the Beatles’ album, Revolver, in its entirety. The concert will include the rockers, the ballads, and everything in between.
The group includes outstanding New York studio musicians – and lifelong Beatles fans - Will Lee (bassist in David Letterman’s band), Jimmy Vivino (guitarist and music director of Conan O’Brien’s band), drummer/producer Rich Pagano, guitarist Frank Agnello and ace keyboardist Jack Petruzzelli.
With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles’ repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles). Far beyond a cover band, they play the music of The Beatles so impeccably that one must experience it to believe it.
Imagine hearing complex material like “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “I Am the Walrus” performed in complete part-perfect renditions; or such harmony-driven songs as “Because”, “Nowhere Man”, and “Paperback Writer”, reproduced not only note-for-note, but with extra vocalists to achieve a double-tracked effect.
Reserved seats are $29.50-$65 with limited Gold Circle and VIP seating available. VIP Tickets also include a post-concert Meet & Greet with the band.
Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000.