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The Beatles' complete mono catalog released on vinyl LPs
The Beatles' complete mono catalog released on vinyl LPs

In one sense, Tuesday's release of the complete mono catalog of the Beatles on vinyl LPs is the most technologically ambitious attempt yet to take what is arguably the most significant body of recorded music in the pop era and do … absolutely nothing. "This is a lot different than many other [reissue] projects," said Steve Berkowitz, the lead producing engineer on the 14-LP "The Beatles in Mono" set. Berkowitz, who has overseen elaborate and meticulous restorations of vintage recordings by Robert Johnson, Miles Davis and many others, said, "The goal here was to replicate as closely as possible what their original intention was. The music didn't get...

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