Many Beatles collectors are aware that in August 1982 EMI UK reissued the original 10 Beatles mono albums as a box set, primarily for export. What is not well known is that the LPs were first issued individually in July 1981, using, in most cases, original 1960s tube cuts. It was just prior to July 1981 that EMI UK informed EMI (Australia) of the upcoming releases and offered the option of import, local manufacture, or neither. In this case, EMI (Australia) imported around 500 copies of each title.

The LPs were distributed to department stores and record shops with a street date of 27 July 1981 (except Beatles For Sale and Yellow Submarine which were not available until a few weeks later) and were all sold by the end of 1981. No more were imported, although buyers could still import them independently from their local record store. It would be another 13 months before EMI UK issued the LPs as a box set, and by then many of the LPs had received new solid state recuts by Harry T. Moss.

The above is an extract from the book “An Overview of Australian Beatles Records”, © 2011/12 by Jaesen Jones. Used by permission. Book available for purchase by clicking the "AUSSIE BEATLES BOOK" link in the top menu.
UK / 1981 / Mono reissue / Parlophone yellow-black / Please Please Me
UK / 1981 / Mono reissue / Parlophone yellow-black / With The Beatles
Please Please Me

Matrices:
XEX 421-3 / XEX 422-2N
With The Beatles

Matrices:
XEX 447-7N / XEX 448-7N
UK / 1981 / Mono reissue / Parlophone yellow-black / A Hard Day's Night
A Hard Day's Night

Matrices:
XEX 481-3N / XEX 482-3N

Some MONO labels were attached to STEREO (YEX) vinyl.
UK / 1981 / Mono reissue / Parlophone yellow-black / Beatles For Sale
Beatles For Sale

Matrices:
XEX 503-4N / XEX 504-3N
Help!

Matrices:
XEX 549-3 / XEX 550-2
UK / 1981 / Mono reissue / Parlophone yellow-black / Rubber Soul
Rubber Soul

Matrices:
XEX 579-5 / XEX 580-5
UK / 1981 / Mono reissue / Parlophone yellow-black / Revolver
Revolver

Matrices:
XEX 605-2 / XEX 606-3
UK / 1981 / Mono reissue / Parlophone yellow-black / Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt Pepper's Lonely
Hearts Club Band

Matrices:
XEX 637-1 / XEX 638-1
UK / 1981 / Mono reissue / Apple / The Beatles (disc 1)
The Beatles
disc 1

Matrices:
XEX 709-2 / XEX 710-2
UK / 1981 / Mono reissue / Apple / The Beatles (disc 2)
The Beatles 
disc 2

Matrices:
XEX 711-4 / XEX 712-2
UK / 1981 / Mono reissue / Apple / Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine

Matrices:
XEX 715-1 / XEX 716-1

Some MONO-matrixed (XEX) LP's were issued with STEREO labels.
UK / 1981 / Mono reissue / Parlophone yellow-black / Help!