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Sunday, March 24, 2024

Pink Floyd - BBC Sessions 1967-1971 [A Prof. Stoned Comp] (UPDATE: 24-3-2024 | New 1967 sources!)
















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238 comments:

  1. This looks great. Your work is always incredible. I love reading all the details. Thank you !

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  2. Thanks a lot for this! Eager to listen this recordings with your treatment. From the notes it already looks very good. I'm sure it will be a most pleasant listening experience.

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  3. Fantastic! that was the big thing we were hoping for!
    the notes are indeed very interesting to read, and intriguing. Plus de DJ comments will make you teleport into the past just as if you took the Delorean from Back To The Future.
    Any suggestion about the best way to split this set to burn it on audio CD ? (I want to use vintage-vinyl-like CDR) of course 1970 show and 1971 will be on a single CD; but I was wondering about the best way to assemble the early years - in chronological order of course.

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  4. Thank you so much for that one.

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  5. What can I say,thanks and thanks again good sir.

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  6. The best way is to start second CD with the "Gilmour years". I'm intrigued by the fact that the actual title of Murderistic Woman (the early Careful with that Axe, Eugene) is actually Murderotic Women.

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  7. fascinating liner notes. Regarding the 8 multi-track recording of the epic, mythic 1971 performance, I wonder what sounds to be like a rehearsal (sound was somehow different especially with a few warmin'up during the intro) of One Of These Days (not the mono or stereo version) comes from a different mix from the 8-track recording/mix.

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  8. Many thanks for this gem! :)

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  9. Thank you Professor, for your enthusiasm and your generosity

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  10. Thanks so much. Looking forward to listening!!!

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  11. Fabulous as always Prof and such detailed notes too. Many thanks for another instalment of brilliance!

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  12. Huge thanks to the Prof and Hallucalation

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    1. Hallucalation's input has been crucial to this project. Thx man!

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  13. Many many thanks. Looking forward to giving this a good listen!

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    1. Just finished listening to the May 1967 session. Rather amazing, hearing many detials I never noticed before.

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  14. Spiffing release prof. Outstanding work as usual. What wonderful music this is. Especially their early work when they were still taking chances and being radical in their approach.

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  15. Thanks for this, prof!! Very fascinating! can't wait to listen. RIP Yeeshkul

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  16. Thank you very much.

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  17. Many thanks for your outstanding work!

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  18. Thanks sooooo much as always!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Great work Prof. Many thanks.

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  20. To you and Hallucination, I am not sure there are words that would accurately describe my gratitude for this one. I will leave you with a "thank you" for now.

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    1. And to the others who participated in this as well, thank you to all!

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  21. Wow, here's something amazing I wasn't expecting! Thanks a lot, incredible work!

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  22. Magnificent work! Thanks.

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  23. Fantastic!! Looking forward to listening to your latest work.

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  24. Thank you for this huge effort. The results are fantastic!

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  25. Truly epic stuff. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  26. Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  27. Thank you. Christmas in February !

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  28. Your work is appreciated, very much!

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  29. Thanks for all of your hard work on these priceless treasures!! It's such a blessing to have all of the current best sources for these songs in one amazing collection!!

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  30. Eager to compare the 70s concert of paris theater with my CD https://www.discogs.com/fr/release/1724201-Pink-Floyd-Live-In-London-1971 ( wrong date for this CD)

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  31. Thank you very much for sharing this!

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  32. This sounds great. Clean and smooth compared to earlier versions i remember. Drums and other transients seem punchier and vocals are more intelligible. Like other prof stoned demix-remixes the '70/'71 sessions have a nice analog feel - kinda like a well produced high quality late sixties/early seventies record.

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  33. Thanks once again for your huge efforts to enhance great music.

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  34. Thank you so much for all the hard work that went into this!!

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  35. Thanks. You do incredible work.

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  36. Thanks for all your work, what a wonderful compilation!

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  37. Thank you! More Floyd!

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  38. This so important! First time I have the chance to enjoy many of them in really great quality. Like discovering a lost early album. Many thanks - Causinger

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  39. Thanks again for your great work, Prof. Much appreciated!!!

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  40. Wow, just wow! Listened to this on headphones last night and it is amazing. I never thought we'd hear the BBC stuff in this quality. So thanks to Hal for the sources and the Prof for the magic dust..

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  41. Great stuff, as usual. Many thanks, Prof.
    Dubley

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  42. This sounds great thanks so much.

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  43. what a lovely surprise, thank you so much Prof, Hallucalation, Colin H., RonToon, Chris M.

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  44. Is this the version that was 'promised' on (soon to be RIP) Yeeshkul? Thanks a lot!

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  45. Thank you very much, I appreciate it

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  46. thank you veeeeery much prof!!!

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  47. Dear prof - your releases make any day Christmas. Thank you!!

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  48. Thank you very much!!!

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  49. Brilliant, thanks. As ever, your efforts are appreciated!

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  50. Thank you for all your wonderful work Prof!

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  51. Hello Professor, thank you for the most excellent Pink Floyd. Regarding the 09-30-71 recording, "The Embryo" in stereo has slightly reduced fidelity having been obtained from an alternate (FM) source. Would it be possible to remix the mono source of "The Embryo" into stereo and obtain improved sound, similar to the other stereo tracks (minus "Blues")?

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  52. THANK YOU!!! So very nice to have all the BBC stuff in one place, and as discussed ad nauseum elsewhere, in best quality. MUCH appreciated! :)

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  53. Thanks a lot Professor!!!

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  54. Thank you very much sir.

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  55. Another fantastic BBC Session from The Professor ... Hot Dog !!!

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  56. Damn Professor, you have taken your game up yet another notch by applying the demix technology. I know I say thank you all of the time but the fact that you use your ever increasing sonic arsenal to take your already amazing remastering projects to another level says a lot about your personal work ethic. Thanks for letting us reap the benefits.

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  57. Thank you so much to all the people involved :)

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  58. Thank you Prof! Always great to see new upgrades here.

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  59. Thank you for your efforts, skills, and dedication!

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  60. The sound is warm and clear. Seperate elements seem to flow and intertwine, rather than becoming muddied in the mix. In all a very analogue listen via digital means. Superb. Essential. Beats any other sound mastering of these tracks by miles. I hope the prof turns his skills to Syd Barrett and his much maligned solo works. One can only dream.....

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  61. Thank you for this cornucopia of audio awesomeness!

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  62. Super cool! Thank you for all your hard work and generosity.

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  63. This is the definitive version of Pink Floyd BBC Sessions! I've been waiting for so many years for an (decent) official release, and Prof Stoned has provided us a fantastic version, even better than what I would expect from an official release. Thank you!

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  64. BRAVO! I must own a half dozen versions of these tracks and your collection is the best sounding and most complete I've ever experienced! Makes all the other versions OBSOLETE!!!!

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  65. Incredible work sir, you have surpassed yourself with this set!

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  66. Thanks so much, Prof! The BBC sessions by Pink Floyd are among my favorite recordings by them, and this is the best sound quality for them that I've experienced. Hopefully, some day, I wish that you will be able to get access to the better-quality tapes that are still in the hands of others so that you can perform your miraculous treatment to them and share them with the world. Kudos to you!

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  67. I've been searching for the best version of the BBC sessions and this just may be it. Thank you.

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  68. Huge thanks for your excellent work on this essential collection. It puts the official compilers to shame!

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  69. I've been looking for a good sounding BBC Collection for many years and was very disappointed of the bad quality used for the Early Years box set of the early sessions as well as using the mono mix of the 1971 session, when there existed such an excellent stereo version. One of many flaws that could have been avoided in the Early Years box set (not to mention the missing Seabirds I was hoping to get in good quality at last!). What a dissappointment! And then: along comes the Professor! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I haven't liestened to this yet but I'm sure it will be amazing – as all your stuff I've heard so far is really fantastic. Mike F.

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  70. Smashing labor of love! thanks

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  71. This is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Thank you!!

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  72. This is not working for me at all. When I try to uncompress the RAR file all tracks show up as 0kb.

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    1. Download completed? Try different unpacking software perhaps?

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    2. Got it to work. I'm not sure what the problem was. Thanks so much for the files!

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  73. Thanks for the upload, it looks fantastic!

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  74. Very appreciated, Prof. Thanks for all your hard work.

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  75. Loving this, sounds fantastic and learning about early Floyd finally! Thanks again.

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  76. Excellent, thanks a lot!

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  77. Wow! Incredible. Thank you so much. I too am a HUGE fan of Syd Barrett era Floyd.

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  78. Thanks so much for this labour of love.

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  79. Just found your site via Doom & Gloom from the Tomb. Looks amazing. Appears I will be spending a good amount of time visiting going forward. Thanks.

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  80. thanks for this major upgrade. you work is always very much appreciated here in Suffolk, UK

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  81. I've done some slip case covers based on Floyd picture sleeve singles if anyone is interested.
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1G-Refc91rWtjsrdY8irXiOn4aYC2l4rp?usp=sharing

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    1. WOW, those rock. Those put mine to shame.

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    2. Thank you. Here's a folder of more stuff I've done for Prof Stoned's work
      https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11ndGNQXKiaI8IXcyeEviALVO0BdilIyN?usp=sharing

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    3. Wow, awesome Craig, really lovely!!

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    4. Please consider me for any future assignments ;)

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    5. I've added them to my own folder, so they will be included with an upgrade.

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    6. Wow, thanks for those Craig, much appreciated! They look very snazzy with the files playing in my iPod!

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    7. Craig! How can I contact you? I'd like to discuss a small album covers project with you to see what you think. I love these. I'm at foster lynch, (one word) at the google email.

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  82. Here, the covers I made years ago for my first attempt to make a BBC compilation. It went well, but the one by Professor Stoned made me rethink the whole thing.

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1O3f-M-2a3P6GaApdKroyQwK_iYtXGZGF?usp=sharing

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  83. Working my way through these and they are superb so far. Thank you so much.

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  84. Excellent work. A lot of work. This version is now the go to. Fine line with taking liberties. You haven't, and yet you've improved the quality considerably. Thank you. Floyd fans will be grateful for many years to come. You won't hear from most of them, but they will enjoy it more because of you. All the best.

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  85. Brilliant all-round. Big Thanks for the love of Pink & Floyd.

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  86. Wow, Prof. Outstanding work. I remember my first experience with the BBC stuff, courtesy a tape dub of an old boot LP taken from off-air broadcasts, with AM static and all (ie: Flaming. Do you remember that?). Of course we've had various new sources and upgrades, but your work gives new life to these amazing recordings. Thanks pal!

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  87. v1.0: 25-02-2023
    v1.1: 09-04-2023: (tr 01-06 from stereo section session #12 newly mastered from better -mostly non-vinyl- sources (it is a huge improvement); tr 03-04 from session #9 newly mastered (minor changes only); tr 01 added to session #6 (this is the actual version that was featured in the AML film).

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    1. Thank you so much professor. Much appreciated.

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    2. So these are the sections that have been upgraded, right? Nothing else is touched, and stays as on the previous version, am I correct?

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  88. Thank you for the upgrade and thank you for the information about the recordings. Everything you do is very much appreciated and much gratitude to you for all these years of tremendous works indeed.
    dr blues

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  89. Thank you very much indeed (again!). Cheers to you

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  90. Very excellent, and will get many plays. Thanks PS.

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  91. Prof., I dig when you return to one of your projects to improve upon your already stellular work. Thanks for caring so much !

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  92. thanks for the update!

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  93. Hey Prof....just putting a bug in your ear, but your new process could possibly do some wonders to the 13th Floor Elevators catalog. Wink Wink.

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  94. Prof. Thank You very much for your dedication. Keep on groovin'.

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  95. Thanks again for the great job you do with these recordings!

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  96. Thanks Professor! I was hoping that you would tackle these sessions. I listened to Version 1 just last week. Looking forward to the upgrade. Atom Heart Mother from the '70 session is outstanding! Thanks again for putting these out and then upgrading when possible. Much appreciated.

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  97. All your work is deeply appreciated.

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  98. Your work is remarkable, truly. Can't thank you enough for breathing new life into these recordings.

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  99. Many thanks for your dedication and hard work in making these BBC sessions as good as it gets.

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  100. Absolutely fantastic work! I know this stands to be the definitive remaster of these tracks, and I’m deeply grateful for your hard work and effort. The “Let Their Beeb More Light” set used to my go-to, but it looks like I won’t need that anymore! I deeply appreciate the hard work and dedication. And it’s fascinating to see you utilizing demix technology in your remasters. All the best! :D

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  101. Just finished the '67 material . . . . truly amazing sound. THANK YOU Prof Stoned!

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  102. Thanks again - great update!

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  103. v1.2: 29-04-2023: (tr 04-05 from session #04 have been upgraded with a new source, tr 06 was already from that same source; the existence of tr 04-05 was completely unknown until it was presented to us by the mighty Johnny Kidd Fan Club recently, along with the assurance that Vegetable Man was not on the original tape. All the tracks from session #4 have been slightly re-mastered for better consistency with the new material.)

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    1. Many thanks for all of this absolutely amazing work and recent upgrades. It does not get any better than this (until the next upgrade of course)

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  104. Thank you so much!

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  105. Really looking forward to listening. Thanks so much for all your work.

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  106. Professor Stoned,
    let me thank you from the deepest depths of my heart!
    I was close to tears hearing scream and jugband blues.....
    it may sound pompous....but I'm not exaggerating!!!
    They have revealed a true sound wonder!!!
    Thank you!!!
    Ben

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  107. Prof., I was about to update the files from 1967-12-20 and then I saw that it was one file short compared to the previous version. There are 9 tracks from the original version that you uploaded. After track 4 - "Scream Thy Last Scream" there is track 5 - "John Peel". You're updated version has omitted track 5. Is this on purpose ?

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    1. I was told this track caused trouble with CD burning because it was under 4 secs, hence I removed the trackindex.

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  108. Just when you think things can't get any better, they do! Thanks yet again.

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  109. Thank you so much for the continued upgrades!

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  110. Thanks again Prof! We've heard lots over the last few years about better sources etc. Super glad these are coming to light, finally. Rare and historical music should be shared, after all. Really appreciate these upgrades and your work. Outstanding!

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    1. There's still one party who's got a few crucial updates and additions but he's not gonna come forward anytime soon. This set here is pretty much the best we're gonna get. For now.

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    2. Okey does. Hopefully one day, eh. Thanks again Prof, wonderful update and thanks for the info. Cheers.

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  111. thanks again for the update! your attention to detail is much appreciated

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  112. Wonderfull, thanks a million !

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  113. Cheers, thank you very much! These tracks sound the best that I have ever heard them, well done! This is a long way from a cassette bootleg my friends and I bought from a crazy Pink Floyd centric record store in the Chicago 'burbs in the late 80s.

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  114. Thank you again to all involved in this. Thank you for the quality and expediency. You guys are the best examples we have. Well wishes.

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  115. Many thanks for this updated release! (and all the others!!)

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  116. thank you very much for this one,sounds amazing,D.T,

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  117. thanks a lot professor, spacing-out...

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  118. previous anonymous comment was intended for the Ummagumma post and was not meant to be anonymous, this here BBC collection is totally wacko and so very much appreciated...

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  119. I bought the new Tomorrow reworked mono album by Steve Howe. Your vinyl rip is better. This album needs a proper stereo mix.

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  120. Great collection! Thanks for sharing.

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  121. this is wonderful, thank you

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  122. Excellent. Thank you very much!

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  123. Yay! Super, ta! Antony

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  124. Thanks for the latest update, Prof! Your work is always greatly appreciated.
    -David S.

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  125. This looks definitive - many thanks Prof!

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  126. Wonderful quality. Thank you so much for sharing your fine efforts.

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  127. Oh God. Sweating for anticipation on listening your job with Rontoon's. Thank you!

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  128. Thanks as always!

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  129. Spectacular! Thank you Prof Stoned!

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  130. Amazing work - thank you!

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  131. Thanks, looking forward to listening to them.

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  132. Thank you so much for your work and sharing. I appreciate the completeness. I've listened to some of these sources for over 20 years and the upgrades and mix upgrades are wonderful! Thank-you!

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  133. Can't wait to check these out, Amazing work!

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  134. When I try to unarchive the file on my mac, it gets halfway through and then requests the password again. Any ideas?

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  135. The best this has sounded. Thank you so much

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