OK. I get it. The Beatles Mono Box Set is intended as a supplement to The Beatles Stereo Box Set. For the hardcore Beatles fan. It completes your collection of officially released Beatles albums and singles. But does it?
I love the mini-LP packaging: miniature replicas of the first British album releases. But they're unique to the mono box. Therefore I own only 12 of their 15 albums in this authentic style packaging. I can't go out and buy the other three because they don't exist: the remaining three albums were originally issued only in stereo and the stereo releases are in contemporary packaging.
I don’t know about you but as a collector I lean towards having complete sets. I want to own one of every Hot Wheels casting from 1968-1975. I’m not content to own 95% of them.
Don't get me wrong. The Beatles Mono box is outstanding and a must have for Beatles fans. It just comes up a tad short in my perfect world.