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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)





















CD Quality (16bit/44.1kHz)
pass: profstoned

43 comments:

  1. The same rip from 2010, but with a minor mastering correction.

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  2. Thanks very much for all your great work. No one masters Hendrix as well as you.

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  3. It's a dream hearing my favorite album in that amazing Quality!!
    Thank you so very much!!

    Ben

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  4. Wow!
    Thank you kindly for all the great work you do...

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  5. Prof, I checked your info and I totally agree with your assessment of Electric Ladyland. I find myself not listening to the album the same way twice.
    Thank you once again for creating another "always go to" rip. ...Cheers

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  6. Prof, Thank you for your dedication and sharing your work with us. I've listened to this great album for 50 years, and this is the best!

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  7. Great work as always prof .....Superb
    many thanks
    AA

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  8. I never grow tired of hearing Hendrix...thank you, my friend...

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  9. And thank you once again sir, from Aberdeen, Scotland

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  10. I first became aware of your amazing work in 2016 and always hoped that you would repost this album. Thank you for making a hope a reality.

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  11. Thanks !!!
    I appreciate all the work you do.
    I have been enjoying your work for many years now.

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  12. This has to be the best sounding E.L/land version that I have heard.Congratulations for such a great achievement

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  13. Thank you for this and all of your superb work.You set the standard higher than others can reach.

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  14. Hey Prof! It's always a thrill when I check out your site and find a bunch of new stuff. Today was one of those days. Hendrix, Floyd, and the Pretty Things! Great stuff! Thanks for all you do. I'm still grooving to the Q'65 stuff you recently uploaded.

    - Joaquin Antique

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  15. Gotta agree with what the others are saying about this. Thank You. I've read that MONO promo copies of this exist. Do you know if that's true?

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  16. Also want to thank you for all your recent new transfers. Love your work!

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  17. Thank you Professor! Another great LP to add to my pandemic playlist. You are easing the stress and adding a ray of sunshine for this grateful fan.

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  18. Thank you!!! Can't wait to hear a great-sounding version of this!

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  19. Fantastic!!!!! Gracias a million for this masterpiece

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  20. currently listening side two and i was so happy with the sonic sounds reaching my ears of the first side that I'm forcing the wife to listen to it in it's entirety.....

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  21. Prof, I salute your generosity...thank you very much

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  22. Am I in the right classroom - but thanks anyway!

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  23. Electric Ladyland is one of my favorite albums, I have listened to it hundreds of times and it always holds up as a timeless masterpiece. Unfortunately, the newer cd versions have not really done it justice. To my ears they always sounded a little brittle and they somehow lost the organic feel that I remembered from my 1970’s era vinyl pressings (thankfully I still have those old records). The only cd version I had ever heard that did justice to the vinyl pressings was the 1987 double cd version mastered by Lee Herschberg, this was the one where they put sides 1 &2 and 3&4 on individual cds. For my money this was the best sounding version of ELL available on compact disc (and I still urge anyone reading this to pick one up if they see it in the used bins). I was not all that impressed with the 50th anniversary edition (BRICKWALLED) but the 5.1 surround sounded good.
    So Hats off to Prof. Stoned for this version, it matches up to (and in some ways even betters) the 1987 Herschberg edition with a real clarity of sound without losing the organic feel of the original vinyl which is something most of the cd versions haven’t gotten right. Of course, all this is subjective and some of you out there might really like the current official release of ELL but to my ears this version really does it justice and most importantly sounds like I remember it sounding back in the day. Thanks Professor! And I’m sorry this was so long winded, but as I mentioned ELL is one of my all time favorites.

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  24. Thanks for reporting. The 4 Herschberg CD's from the mid-80s are clearly all taken from superior sources. But I found them sounding a bit 'unfinished' for the most part, probably because they were mostly transferred as-is. That's just my opinion. All the other CD versions of the first 3 albums have problems. The 2010 George Marino vinyl remasters that I transferred are near-perfect, I think, although Axis could have used a bit more high-end.

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  25. Thanks again Pofessor. Enjoying EL as I type.

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  26. I always liked the UK Track but I'm going to listen to this to see if I should revise my opinion on it. thanks Prof

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  27. This must be absolute mastery.

    I never really totally got into this album as a whole. I respected it but I didn't love it.

    But your transfer, dear almighty Prof. Stoned, made me totally re-evaluate.

    With only a slightly above average stereo set-up I'm not an audiophile at all but I listened to the complete album more often within the last 3 months than the last 30 years combined (OK, I always skip the Noel track and sometimes also "Burning.." which I often place before the "Axis:..." album).

    And the CD transfers of this are really not the worst to begin with, so I don't know exactly what it is but this sounds and feels simply wonderful.

    You have such an appreciation for the artists but also the listeners there's only one word coming to mind: LOVE

    Thank you Prof.

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  28. The late great George Marino mastered this.

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  29. many thanks, looking forward to hearing this vs my cd version

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  30. Quick note on the recording of this album. The Record Plant had a 1" Scully 12-track, not 8-track (which you can see in the photo here: http://www.recordplantdiaries.com/2018/03/20/the-house-that-hendrix-built-inside-the-birth-of-the-record-plant/)

    This was used for a couple months, and then they started using an Ampex 2" 16-track.

    The inferior quality of the Scully, plus the fact that some recordings were transferred from 1/2" 4-track to 1" 12 track and then 2" 16-track may explain at least part of the sound quality issues. Kramer talks a bit about it here: https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/classic-tracks-jimi-hendrix-experience-all-along-watchtower

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  31. Excellent, many thanks. May the Force be with you, friend.

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  32. The late great George Marino might have mastered this but YOU made the vinyl transfer back to digital. And it's simply wonderful. Thank you.

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  33. Thanks a lot, I love your work!

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  34. It was more than 50 years ago today when this masterpiece was released. Cheers Prof for a fantastic sounding version.

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  35. thank you professor, another long time fave...

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  36. Thanks, Prof. Stoned!
    Marc

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