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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Leonard Cohen - BBC Sessions 1968 [A Prof. Stoned Comp] Expanded w/ Quality Source





















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105 comments:

  1. These a the real gifts of life. Never knew this existed, and now brought to us by the prof. Can't find words for my happiness. Just thanks ... Causinger

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  2. Thank you Prof. Nice job.
    dr blues

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  3. this is exciting news, kindest thanks, Prof.Stoned

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  4. thanks again Prof., keep 'em coming!

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  5. Thanks very much Prof.

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  6. The version of this that I downloaded a long time ago sounds like it is free of noise reduction to me. It is clear and airy and hasn't been reduced to mono yet. In fact, I wasn't even aware that there *was* a version with NR.

    The files are named thus:
    cohen1968-08-31-t09

    The lineage is listed as:
    TV broadcast > ?reel > WAV > FLAC

    ...and there are some BBC session bonus tracks.

    Let me know if you need this.

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  7. J., that's the Dime one I mentioned. I still had it somewhere on my HD, along with your remaster from 2007/2008 which has the bonus tracks. That source has quite a bit of NR, I'm afraid.

    If you feel like it, compare the beginning of Stranger Song with this version on headphones, you'll notice how the Dime source nearly has no reverb because nearly all ambiance is gone. This other source was no great improvement sonically, but it had about 50% less NR. Let me know if you need it as I found it.

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  8. I am just ecstatic to see this here. Thank you and thank you again, Prof!

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  9. Awesome, I'll check it out. Thanks prof!

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  10. Excellent. Thanks so much for this gem.

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  11. Excellent. Thanks so much for this gem.

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  12. Thanks for the upgrade, Prof!

    tambler

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  13. Thank you! I've never heard this one before, and I had no idea Dress Rehearsal Rag was such an early song.

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  14. Pure poetry. Thanks for reviving this.

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  15. Thank you so much!!

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  16. There can never be enough LC rips. Many thanks for resurrecting this vault recording.

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  17. Thanks for making this interesting concert available! Best wishes.

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  18. Thank you very much!!

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  19. Sorry folks. I was unhappy with the first version, which I finished off too quickly before going on holiday. Here's the definitive version (well, until a better source presents itself). Thanks, PS

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  20. Damn, Once again you come through with the Leonard Cohen. I've said it many times but can't help it, your rip of his first album is one of my most treasured files. It gets a lot of play over here. Thanks.

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  21. Prof, it always makes my day to check your site and see something new here. Thanks!

    - Joaquin Antique

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  22. Thank you, Professor. Taxman

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  23. I'm not sure what compelled me to read these comments again, but seeing you've already upgraded the set, I'm glad I did.
    I heard the first track from his new LP yesterday. The track (You Want It Darker) sends chills through me. There will never be another LC in my lifetime.
    Thanks again Prof!

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  24. Into.txt updated per 23-9-2016. Please download it from here, and replace it to folder.

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  25. Thanks Prof. I'm looking forward to the new album, so this will fill the gap in the meantime and help satisfy the longing.

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  26. Prof, as a long-time lurker can I say my pleasure at your blog is deep and abiding. Your taste is excellent and the deication to the original sound as compared to the loudness wars and digital feel is exemplary. Redbook stuff! Please accept my simple and sincere thank you for the joy you have wrought.

    opossum

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  27. Thanks! Keep up the great work ...

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  28. Hey I appreciate this very much -- thanks for the work you put into this project.

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  29. Many thanks. I didn't know this was out there.

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  30. many thanks. i can't wait to hear this upgrade

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  31. You're a dear! This Canuck is glad to have some more of the Bard of Main. Thanks.

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  32. Thanks. Much appreciated.

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  33. Thanks for the timely post!

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  34. Thanks for sharing this! I had a couple versions of LC in London that I had found over the years, there is such an improvement in your version that I am happily deleting them as I write this. The improvement is like night to day! You have made my day and I wish to sincerly thank you. Your work is amazing!!

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  35. Thank you Prof Stoned!!!!!

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  36. Thank You ,Prof. For This Lovely Gift Of Leonard's Early BBC Show.And Thank You Mr.Cohen.You'll Be Missed.

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  37. Many many thanks for all your masterworks

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  38. Thank you - another fine set of music.

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  39. Thank you, kind sir!

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  40. Thank you very much for the wonderful music & also for the 1644 FLACs !

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  41. Thanks so much! I really appreciate your work!

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  42. I loved Leonard Cohen's music since the first time I listened to a lossy mp3 I downloaded who knows where! You always offer the topper most quality, so this precious gift is one I really appreciate. Thanks!

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  43. Thanks a lot for this gift!

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  44. Many thanks for this

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  45. I stumbled across this by site accident but I'll be coming back on purpose.

    Many thanks!

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  46. You are a real pro. Thanks for many hours of enjoyment.

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  47. Just discovered your site today. Thanks so much, looking forward to this very much.

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  48. Thanks so much for this!

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  49. Thank you! Greatly appreciated.

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  50. Thanks so much for this gem! Your blog is amazing!

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  51. Sounds fantastic! Thank you, prof!

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  52. Thanks again Prof

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  53. Many thanks. I've had bootlegs of this on CDr and vinyl in the past but this is the best version by far. Well done. You've given a lot joy to a lot of Len fans!

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  54. v1.0 08-09-2016 (Paris theatre only, released as 'London '68')
    v1.1: 18-09-2016 (Paris theatre only, released as 'London '68')
    v2.0: 08-09-2021 (Peel session added, Paris theatre newly mastered)

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  55. Marvellous, really appreciate all your work, Prof.

    Dubley

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  57. Thank you Professor! Great work as always!

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  58. Prof, You overwhelm me with these BBC Session compilations ! Cheers

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  59. Thanks for another great collection!
    -Phillip DeJohn

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  60. v2.1: 10-09-2021 (Paris Theatre mastering corrected -it was too hissy- and Julie Felix show added)

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  61. Thank you, Professor for another splendid post...cheers

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  62. Many thanks for this one Prof. Stoned.

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  63. This looks amazing. Thank you so much.

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  64. Oh, this is exciting! I didn't know this existed.
    Thanks ever so much!

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  65. This is amazing!!!! Thank you!

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  66. Totally unaware of this. Thank you.

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  67. Wow -- very excited by this one as well. Your blog is a veritable goldmine. I wish there was an RSS feed so I could follow it properly but I'm very happy to be catching up now.

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  68. Thank You very much!

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  69. v2.2: 11-12-2021 (Paris Theatre and Julie Felix show newly mastered, still not perfect but notably better detail)

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  70. Wonderful, Professor! Great work as always!

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  71. Thanks for the upgrade. Appreciated.
    dr blues

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  72. Thanks so much for yet another improvement to my music library!!!!

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  73. Wonderful! Thank you.

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  74. Thank you prof. for your generosity.

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  75. Thank you very very much!

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  76. Wow. I never realised these existed! Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  77. Cool, excited to check this out. Thanks very much!

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  78. Wonderful! Thank you so much.

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  79. Thank you very much!

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