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I have a turntable and a nice record collection, mostly LP's from the 60's & early 70's.

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My aim is to make rare stuff (in glorious mono or sometimes stereo) publicly available again with the best possible sound quality.

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Generally, no. I select my projects very critically. Vinyl condition is everything. I tend not to work with records that are in less than pristine condition.

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Pretty Things - Amsterdam 1969 [Prof. Stoned 2020] R.I.P. Phil May





















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58 comments:

  1. Terrific, many thanks.

    Dubley

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  2. Excellent! Thank you!

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  3. Wow, so nice Professor - thank you for taking the time and trouble to make this available for us

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  4. A stunning performance. Nice choice. Thanks.

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  5. Can't wait to listen! Thank you very much!

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  6. Superb stuff! Thanks Prof. Fantastic guitar sounds (especially for the time - sounds like it could have been performed yesterday) and excellent sound quality. A real gem of a find.

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  7. thank you kindly, Prof.Stoned

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  8. Thanks for this. I just recently discovered the SF Sorrow album so I'm looking forward to hearing this. Speaking of SF Sorrow, I bought the Snapper release on CD that comes with the DVD Live at Abbey Road. It looks like it was also re-released in mono as well. Can anyone attest to the quality?

    - Joaquin Antique

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  9. Thank you for laying us on to The Pretty Things.For an all forgotten band that has been doing it for longer than most from that era.

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  10. Thanks for another great post! Best wishes.

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  11. Many thanks,Prof! You do the best work around and blow "professional" remaster techs away!

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  12. Many thanks for your hard work.

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  13. Thanks so much. I am looking forward to this. Always appreciate all the effort you put into sharing with us.

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  14. Thanks! I love the pretty things.

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  15. Another fabulous (and rocking) offering from you, sir. Thank you very much! Taxman

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  16. A lot of these records you share are completely new to me. You're improving the quality of my music collection massively. Thank you very much indeed!!

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  17. Wow!!! This is SH!T-HOT!!!! An instant Prof Stoned classic. Right up there with Fresh Cream, The Bluesbreakers Mono Singles, and early Stones in Mono. Go raibh maith agat!!!

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  18. I am always very pleased to see a new listing and very thankful for the time and effort you put into these gems. Thank you so very much

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  19. Thanx dude! Great stuff as always!

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  20. How delightful to discover here that this exists!! Many thanks :D :D :D

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  21. I am so delighted you are back on the air, Prof!

    You have had an effect on my ear with all the great stuff you've posted. I am definitely going to record my band's next album in two channel mono. So, don't think you are just dwelling in the past with all these old records, you are also changing the future! :D

    Thanks Again

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  22. Great stuff! Thanks :)

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  23. wow...what a treat! Many thanks!!

    :)

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  24. Many thanks for the Pretties, great band.

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  25. Thanks a lot for the Pretty Things.Fantastic band.

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  26. This is unbelievable, it sounds as if you are there in the audience!

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  27. WOW! What an amazing show from one of my all time favorite bands. I think this show might feature Pete Tolson (RIP) on guitar? One of the great unsung guitar heroes, he's just killing it here. I really enjoyed this one. Thank you Professor!

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  28. Nope, Dick Taylor is on this.

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  29. great. just catching up with pretty things before October 26th and Cold Stone

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  30. Thank you so much for all your efforts!
    Really exciting music and terrific sound - not just this one but all the recordings that I've listened to so far!
    CrazyMama

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  31. This news hits hard. And I wish more flags were flying at half mast in the rock-oriented blogs of cyberspace. Thanks for this and "Emotions." Could you do the world a great favor as a memorial? Post "S.F. Sorrow" in mono. I compared your mono version of Pink Floyd's "Saucerful of Secrets: with the one released on Record Store Day in April 2019--and I found yours was better. You're got the ear for mono and understand its merits better than almost anyone. Again, thanks for all that you do.

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  32. I would but the 1998/2003 cd Snapper sounds really close to the orig mono lp. I dont see the point of trying to compete with a tape sourced remaster that has no faults.

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  33. That version is out of print, is it not? I think Snapper replaced the mono with the stereo, did they not? If they did, I shall try to track down a used copy of the 1998 issue. Thanks again.

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  34. I bought mine in the late 90s so yeah it might be OOP.

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  35. I have spent much of this quarantine day listening to your splendid mono mixes of Simon and Garfunkel, plus that anarchic first-edition mix of "Tomorrow Never Knows." I have always thought the same substitution process was at work between the first and second mono edition of "Sgt. Pepper," specifically with regard to "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds." Having learned in 1966 that British Beatles albums had 14 rather than 11 or 12 tracks, I sent for 'Pepper', hoping it would have extra songs. Although I ordered a stereo version, my London source sent a mono by mistake, which I kept, then ordered a stereo. 'Lucy' in mono was unquestionably superior to the stereo. Friends sent for the mono, but I couldn't help feeling as I listened to theirs that some of the psychedelic touches of my mono were less pronounced and noticeable. The mono was still, in everybody's opinion, better, but I felt my copy was more of an artist's proof than theirs. In any case, there is a anarchic mono mix of 'Lucy' in the 50th anniversary set that I swear is the version that was used for the first edition. Has time played tricks on me? Or am I having a true recovered memory? In any case, thanks for your work. Your mono "Saucerful of Secrets" is, to my ears, superior to the vinyl released on Record Store Day in 2019. Please continue your work.

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  36. There was only ever one cutting (-1/-1) used for all 1967-1969 British mono pressings, so it was all in your mind.

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  37. Another labour of love, Professor...thanks from heart...

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  38. Cracking stuff! Gracias amigo

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  39. Thanks for this great recordings!
    R.I.P. Phil May

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  40. I had wandered so far I had forgotten my way back, Big Ups to that False Memory Foam for the thoughtful reminder. Your dedication is in a class of few, which does not include me.
    KUDOS Ps! from Thee Most High, TheeRevLouCifer

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  41. still have the 2016 version, is this one re-done? No matter, I'm d'ling regardless, it's that good :)

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