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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Family - Music in a Doll's House (Mono Version) Remastered 2021




















 

CD Quality (16bit/44.1kHz)
High Resolution (24bit/96kHz)
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57 comments:

  1. Many HRM thanks for all your efforts!

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  2. I recall you telling me about this one a few years back, have always kept an eye open for one, but it is rare and elusive in quality condition, so glad to see you have found one and let us all have the chance to enjoy it! Thank you!

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  3. Just saw this. Awesome! Thanks! poorotterted

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  4. Fantastic, thank you !

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  5. Many people rave about "Entertainment" but this one is my favourite. Many thanks, Prof, for sharing this gem. I had never heard the mono version before!

    tambler

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  6. Woah, awesome! Thanks for yet another gem, Prof!

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  7. magnificent! i'm ever so happy to have this! (the patrick little 'zines are a nice touch too! i hope he hears this...)

    i have a US mono promo second generation woman/hometown single, if there's room in the prof st schedule. hometown has no vibes and sgw is indeed a different punchy mono mix too. neither has appeared on cd, including the recent hyper-deluxe box set.

    technical question: the album sides start quieter than they finish. was there any EQ or amplitude adjustments?

    p.s. this is kinda cute:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihMcfNoLZ38

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  8. Hell no, that's how it was originally mastered. I did not change or compromise the dynamics.

    I have the 2ndgenWoman UK 45. Considered it for this, but ultimately thought it was too much of a mood-breaker (let's face it, it's a terrible song).

    Will listen to the vid later. I've heard of that band though, the bass player was in the Q65.

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  9. Incredible album and transfer. Simply superb. Thank you very much for your expertise and generosity!
    Walt

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  10. Many,many thanks Prof for this and all your wonderful projects. I still listen to your Who soundboard 1969 sets when I feel the need !! Keep up the great work.
    John (AA)

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  11. Thanks alot Prof!

    --Clampdown

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  12. This is the good stuff and the mono mix makes it the best they made :)

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  13. A real shame this one only got as half as many notes as the RS Satanic Request. This is clearly the superior album of the two.

    Favorite songs of mine here include: The Chase, Mellowing Gray, Me My Friend... ok pretty much all of Side 1. :P While Side 2 may not be as catchy, it's still pretty memorable. I'd certainly take multiple variations on themes over "Cosmic Christmas", anyhow.

    I'm not sure if more Family-friendly stuff is coming up in your pipeline, but if it is, it's surely bound to be as good as this. Thanks a lot, prof!

    -Vic

    P.S. Apologies for the pun there...

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  14. many, MANY thanks to Prof. Stoned for his kind generosity in sharing this with us!

    I've always wondered about this record, ever since I read that The Beatles had to scrap their original title for what became the 'White Album', ie A Doll's House, because of this '68 release.

    Now to go listen! Thanks again, Prof.! :-)

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  15. this is a great gift, Prof. Thanks once more for your generosity & service to audiophiles everywhere.
    - martwwa

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  16. STILL enjoying this and many other drops! thanks again. and a question for the prof or anyone out there... has anyone heard or come across mono pressings of the 1st Fairport Convention album or the Cheerful Insanity of Giles Giles and Fripp?--both from late in the mono era, but both with sparse everything-in-the-left-and-handclaps in-the-right stereo mixes.

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  17. Recently someone told me about this place and I have found unique and wonderful things, I also see little movement, but I want to thank you very much I have found unique material, thank you very much for sharing your work

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  18. Thanks prof for your generosity and attention to detail

    Im sure im not the 1st to comment on a familiar Genesis sound on many tracks, or is that a Family sound on many Genesis tracks

    And then they groove into something totally different

    Cheers

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  19. Family's "Music in a Dolls House" has always been one of my favorite albums and it is nice to finally hear the superior monaural mix. I think I read somewhere that the group preferred this mix, however the album was withdrawn and deleted since one of the tracks caused the stylus to hop on some turntables on the mono mix.

    I am glad to see that the mono mix tones down much of Dave Mason's gimmicky production that dated this album a bit, especially on Me My Friend which is eliminates much of the sloppy phasing tricks on the stereo mix.

    Another album from the era that is quite rare and had a far superior mono mix is "The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack" by the Nice. I have a copy of this which is in okay condition, but far from perfect.

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  20. Many thanks for this. I bought the See For Miles vinyl re-issue about 30-odd years ago, so nice to have this mono mix edition.

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  21. Thanks! Hearing this album in mono is a revelation. I can't get over how better it sounds compared stereo

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  22. Thank you!!! for this great work.

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  23. Thanks again, Prof. Stoned.
    Family are another familiar favourite from my teen days.
    It'll be nice to re-connect with them.
    Cheers,
    Marc

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  24. v2.0: 16-12-2021 (same rip and restoration, HD file remastered -v1.0 was flat- and single tracks added)

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  25. Thanks for the upgrade Prof. Merry Christmas to you !

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  26. Masterful! Thanks for all your effort and expertise! Have a merry old Christmas!

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  27. Google drive link is down. Can't connect. Please fix.

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  28. The link is working again. Thank you.

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  29. Thanks very much!! Merry Christmas!

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  30. Thanks for this- one of the best and underappreciated albums of the era.

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  31. Fantastic, thanks Prof, season's greetings.
    Dubley

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  32. Thank you very much!

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  33. Sounds much improved from the first version you upped way back when. Thank you for the effort and share.

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  34. Thanks for all your effort. Merry Christmas.

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  35. This sounds fantastic! Thank you so much.

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  36. Thank you, even better sound and the 45!

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  37. Many thanks for this. A long time fave of mine but I always had a hard time getting my friends to hop on the Family bandwagon, even those who are big fans (who isn't?) of late 60s/early 70s Brit pop / psych / freakbeat. Superb job as always. Your work is much appreciated and, often times, revelatory. It's amazing how much we can still learn about music that's 50+ years old, even from artists who are well known.

    I humbly would request a future project involving anything from the Honeybus / Pete Dello / Colin Hare family tree. There are some BBC sessions that are elusive and desperately need upgrading.

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  38. Thanks for the upgrade, I will create a DVD-A from the highres tracks

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  39. Many thanks on a dark dream night made better!

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  40. Thank you for the opportunity to check out the mono mix. Fantastic. Thanks again.

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  41. I met Roger at The Bottom Line (David Essex I think). Anyway, he was a little bit out of it and he kept asking me who I was. Just a fan. Thanks for the album.

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  42. Under-rated band and album. Impressive sound on this one. Massive thanks for it.
    Walt

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  43. Prof stoned, thank you for your effort to produce this whole package. I agree with your assessment of this album as one of the greatest psych albums of all time and I am looking forward to hearing your version.

    btw, have you ever considered tackling Family BBC sessions? I guess that would be a monumental undertaking. all the best

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  44. Oh, my...another gem! Thanks a bunch...

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  45. Can't wait to listen to it.

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  47. This may interest some of you. It's a (presumably) fan-made collection of artificial extractions from Music in a Doll's House. https://disk.yandex.com/d/fFFc5voYq1s_pA

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  48. thank You for this sublime rip and remaster , beautiful mysterious record, and sublime job , appreciations, cyber hug !! . Marc From Orstralia

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  49. Nice.
    Very nice.
    Thank you for the Music.
    I prefer FA_DH_HR in 24bit/96kHz ✔

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