The Beatles in Mono, Mixes or Separate Tracks?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Maverick1337, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2008
    Hello guys, I've been searching for the past few days for the answer to my question. I recently downloaded the Beatles Mono Box set and it's simply amazing. I want to know, is the mono box set all the albums in separate mixes or single tracks? The one I have, each album is basically one long 60 min mix of their CD so you can't jump through the CD to specific songs unless you fast forward. Is this normal for record albums back in the day? Thanks in advance for the help.
  2. pkoch1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    They are on CDs, so each track is separated. Yes it was normal on record albums back in the day, because they were on vinyl, not CDs. There were no seek buttons on a record player. ;)
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    There was the lift and drop method.
  4. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    Where did you download it from?

    Each song should be a separate track as shown in the screen shot below...

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  5. JulesNYC macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    Ahh, the ole' lift and drop technique. I was roughly 92% accurate with that.
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    If this is a boot leg copy of the box set then there is no knowing what the unloader did. But it was released both on iTunes and in the CD version as tracks. If you downloaded a vinyl rip then the guy who made it was just to lazy to cut the files at the tracks. On the vinyl there is an easy to see silent section between each track.

    But back in the day, when this music was new people listened to it as album sides and only a 9 year old kid would play one song, over and over usually. Radio stations would play one track from an album but at home it would be the whole side, then you have to flip it over. So,... who ever made this mighthave been trying to re-create the authentic experiance that is listener in the 60's would have heard. and also the way the Beatles intended you to hear it.
  7. ArchaicRevival macrumors regular


    Jan 16, 2011

    The good ol' days :-(
  8. Sydde macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2009
    If you desire nice separate tracks, hop on over to and get a copy of Audacity.

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