Limited numbered sixteen 180 gram vinyl LP box set. For the first time ever, all mono studio recordings released by The Rolling Stones in the 1960s are available in one unique historic collection. This collection contains a total of 186 tracks, 56 of which have never before been heard in mono since the advent of the digital age. Spanning the era between 1963 and 1969, The Rolling Stones in Mono covers the formative years of "The Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the World." During this era, most rock and pop recordings were originally recorded in mono, with stereo often an afterthought, dealt with only following the completion of the original (mono) version of a given track. In short, mono reigned and this was, indeed, the case for the Rolling Stones during the period. While typical playback systems of the time were less than sophisticated, the original mono recordings, especially as heard through quality components, were of the highest audio quality and had a powerful and very direct impact. The Rolling Stones in Mono was mastered by acclaimed Grammy award winning engineer Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering. For the project he utilized Direct Stream Digital (DSD) transfers from the original master recordings, with a sampling rate of 2,822,400. Lacquer cutting for vinyl was performed at Abbey Road Studios by Alex Wharton and Sean Magee. Albums included in the box set are The Rolling Stones/12 X 5/The Rolling Stones No.2/The Rolling Stones, Now!/Out Of Our Heads (US)/Out Of Our Heads (UK)/December's Children (And Everybody's)/Aftermath (UK)/Aftermath (US)/Between The Buttons (UK)/Flowers/Their Satanic Majesties Request/Beggars Banquet/Let It Bleed/Stray Cats (a collection of rare non-album tracks).