The Beatles: The Collection
14 LP Collection
|Box set by The Beatles|
|Recorded||1962–1970 at EMI, Trident, Olympic, De Lane Lea, Regent Sound and Apple studios, London and Pathé Marconi Studio, Paris|
|Label||Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab|
|The Beatles chronology|
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.
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. Today, The Collection can fetch more than $7,000.00 for a mint condition set in online auctions.
Each album was pressed on black vinyl by the Victor Company of Japan ensuring the best sound quality possible. 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 was all of the Beatles' singles that did not appear on their original UK albums.
- Please Please Me - MFSL1-101
- With The Beatles - MFSL1-102
- A Hard Day's Night - MFSL1-103
- Beatles for Sale - MFSL1-104
- Help! - MFSL1-105
- Rubber Soul - MFSL1-106
- Revolver - MFSL1-107
- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - MFSL1-100
- Magical Mystery Tour - MFSL1-047
- The Beatles - MFSL2-072 (2 LPs)
- Yellow Submarine - MFSL1-108
- Abbey Road - MFSL1-023
- Let It Be - MFSL1-109
- The Beatles Collection
- The Beatles Box
- The Beatles Mono Collection
- The Beatles Box Set
- The Beatles Stereo Box Set
- The Beatles in Mono
- "The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour Mfsl Audiophile - Mfsl 1-047 - Classic Rock - by Mobile Fidelity". Koolkatjazz.com. Retrieved 2011-10-27.
- "Beatles: The Collection (Mfsl Box W/Lps, Book, Geodisc)". Collectors Frenzy. Retrieved 2011-10-27.