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

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

Requests?
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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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)





















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

40 comments:

Prof. Stoned said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Ben

Pentastone said...

Awesome!

John Jones said...

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

Noises From Apt 2A said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!

anchovyarchives said...

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

Silvio said...

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

marmalade said...

And thank you once again sir, from Aberdeen, Scotland

Unknown said...

Prof you are so cool!

Lawrence said...

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.

Thomas said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

der spunk said...

thank you, Sir :)

Jobe said...

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?

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

ras said...

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

lif68 said...

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.....

Captain Acid said...

Thanks Prof.

Softshoebanana said...

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

db said...

Am I in the right classroom - but thanks anyway!

deadmanstar said...

Thanks for the needle drop!

iggyd said...

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.

Prof. Stoned said...

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.

nik said...

Thanks again Pofessor. Enjoying EL as I type.

scott1234 said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Prof. Stoned said...

The late great George Marino mastered this.

Malone said...

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

Justin said...

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

Kamandi said...

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

MeanMrKite said...

Thank ye kindly, good Prof!

ChrisCCDS said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot, I love your work!

DJ said...

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

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