The Beatles: The Collection

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The Collection
14 LP Collection
Box set by The Beatles
Released October, 1982
Recorded 1962–1970 at EMI, Trident, Olympic, De Lane Lea, Regent Sound and Apple studios, London and Pathé Marconi Studio, Paris
Genre Rock, Pop
Label Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Producer George Martin
Phil Spector
The Beatles chronology
Reel Music
(1982)
The Collection
(1982)
The Beatles Mono Collection
(1982)
Contents

The Beatles: The Collection was a vinyl box set of every Beatles album 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.[1]

Release[edit]

Released with much anticipation in early October 1982, The Collection was lauded by critics and Beatles fans worldwide for the superb sound, and sold-out completely within the first year. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL) pressed a second run of the Beatles Box Set for a total production run of 25,000 over the next two years or until October 1985.[2] Today, The Collection can fetch more than $7,000 for a mint condition set in online auctions. [citation required]

Each album was pressed on black vinyl by the Victor Company of Japan ensuring superior sound quality. 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.

Contents[edit]

  1. Please Please Me - MFSL1-101
  2. With The Beatles - MFSL1-102
  3. A Hard Day's Night - MFSL1-103
  4. Beatles for Sale - MFSL1-104
  5. Help! - MFSL1-105
  6. Rubber Soul - MFSL1-106
  7. Revolver - MFSL1-107
  8. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - MFSL1-100
  9. Magical Mystery Tour - MFSL1-047
  10. The Beatles - MFSL2-072 (2 LPs)
  11. Yellow Submarine - MFSL1-108
  12. Abbey Road - MFSL1-023
  13. Let It Be - MFSL1-109

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