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Help! The Beatles in Glorious Mono

October 21, 20142 min
When we first heard the classic soundtracks of the Beatles’ Help and A Hard Day’s Night, they were in pulsing, pounding mono from a movie theater speaker. Retrieving the original tapes, experts have re-produced that seminal sound on vinyl for the first time. Steve Berkowitz, co-producer of the Beatles in mono project, tells Bill Newcott what it was like to thread those historic tapes into a reel-to-reel tape deck after all these years. 

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