The Beatles Mono Collection - *MINT/UNPLAYED* UK 1981 Red Box Set (BMC 10)
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Released by EMI in July 1981, this box set (BMC 10) contains of all The Beatles' mono albums as originally issued in the UK.
Many sides were recut for this set by the Beatles' original cutting engineer Harry Moss. However some utilized the original 1960's tube cuttings (marked *)
This set includes a mispressed 'Sgt Pepper's..' disc which is mono on side 1 but stereo on side 2.
Unlike the black mono box set exported to the U.S., only a reported 500 red sets were produced.
Here is a list of the box contents along with the matrix information:
PMC 1202 - 'Please, Please Me' - XEX 421-3 & XEX 422-2N*
PMC 1206 - 'With the Beatles' - XEX 447-8 & XEX 448-8
PMC 1240 - 'A Hard Day's Night' - XEX 481-3N* & XEX 482-3N*
PMC 1240 - 'Beatles For Sale' - XEX 503-4 & 504-3N*
PMC 1255 - 'Help!' - XEX 548-3 & XEX 549-2*
PMC 1267 - 'Rubber Soul' - XEX 549-6 & XEX 580-5*
PMC 7009 - 'Revolver' - XEX 605-3 & XEX 606-4
PMC 7027 - 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' - XEX 637-1*/YEX 638-6-1-1-17 (STEREO side 2)
PMC 7067/8 - 'White Album' - XEX 709-2*/710-2* & XEX 711-4/712-2*
PMC 7070 - 'Yellow Submarine' - XEX 715-1* & XEX 716-2
All discs are housed within semi-gloss/unlaminated 'Garrod & Lofthouse' printed covers.
The 'White Album' is side-loading and un-numbered. Poster and 4 colour photos are included.
'Sgt Pepper's...' comes with its cut-out insert sheet.
All inner-sleeves are original and contemporary with this set's release.
All discs are MINT/UNPLAYED
All covers are MINT except for 'Help!' which has two small tears (1cm & 0.5cm) tears to its rear opening edge (see image). All corners of all covers are square and unbumped and there are no seam stresses or splits to any.
All inner-sleeves are MINT, again with no seam splits, tears or writing.
Box: EXCELLENT +
A fine clean & fully intact example. All of the gold lettering is complete and there are no marks on the front panel. There is a hint of shelfwear to the lower left corners and a couple of scratches on the rear but the front hinged opening is unworn and unstressed. The four metal studs on each side are clean & unrusted.
We don't think you would need or be able to upgrade this beautiful, great sounding set.