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The Beatles With The Beatles

(180g Mono Vinyl LP)

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The Beatles With the Beatles on 180g Mono LP

Audiophiles Get Their Wish: With the Beatles Cut from the Original 1/4-Inch Analog Master Tapes and Pressed at Optimal on a Dead-Quiet LP

NO DIGITAL USED IN MASTERING CHAIN: Working at Abbey Road, Engineers Magee and Berkowitz Used Same Techniques Employed in 1960s for All-Analog Project

This Extraordinary Mono Pressing is the Definitive Analog Version of This Legendary Album

Beatles remastering engineers saved the best for last. Cut from the original 1/4-inch analog master tapes and pressed at Optimal in Germany on a dead-quiet 180g LP, the Beatles' With the Beatles is made by and for audiophiles. More collectable than its stereo and digital processors, and featuring utterly transparent-to-the-source sound, it is completely different than its stereo analog counterpart by way of the all-analog cutting process and audiophile-focused manufacturing. Purists rejoice: NO DIGITAL is involved in any part of the chain. This pressing presents the band as it was meant to be heard, in spectacular mono sound.

Mastered from quarter-inch master tapes at Abbey Road Studios by Grammy-winning engineer Sean Magee and Grammy-winning mastering supervisor Steve Berkowitz, With the Beatles exemplifies sonic transparency and analog purity.  While the recent stereo LP and CDs were created from digital remasters, Magee and Berkowitz cut the records for the With the Beatles mono LP employing the same procedures used in the 1960s, guided by the original albums and 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.

Made in short order after Please Please Me, With the Beatles jumps with electricity and verve. While the band still reflects its penchant for raw rock and roll, the quartet ups its songwriting quotient with melodic tunes such as “Not a Second Time” and “Don’t Bother Me.” And even as no one could predict how the Beatles would revolutionize music and production within the next two years, With the Beatles makes clear that the group was far beyond any of its peers and pushing for more.

Recorded in much the same fashion as its predecessor, With the Beatles sparks with rollicking liveliness and a greater sense of tonal depth.
Paying homage to Motown, the band sends up “Please Mister Postman,” “Money (That’s What I Want),” and “You Really Got a Hold On Me” with equal parts ragged urgency and poignant emotion. A batch of rich originals spans bittersweet ballads (“All I’ve Got to Do”) to shout-out-loud rock classics (“It Won’t Be Long”).

While this set has been criticized for some for containing too many covers, it’s a snapshot of the Beatles during the band’s last connection to its Cavern Club days and avoids any dull moments. Again, the production emphasizes an in-the-studio feel, with minimal effects and few baffles. Now, hear just how hard the Beatles rocked. The strings of the band’s guitars and pop of Ringo’s 20-inch Ludwig kick drum resonate with punch, drive, and true-to-life imaging.

Yes, it's all here like you've never heard it before on what is the ultimate, definitive analog pressing of this legendary album.

The Beatles With The Beatles Track Listing

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1. It Won't Be Long

2. All I've Got To Do
3. All My Loving
4. Don't Bother Me

5. Little Child
6. Till There Was You 

7. Please Mister Postman
8. Roll Over Beethoven 

9. Hold Me Tight

10. You Really Got A Hold On Me 

11. I Wanna Be Your Man 

12. Devil In Her Heart
13. Not A Second Time

14. Money (That's What I Want)

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9. Hold Me Tight?
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