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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.

Donations?
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Captain Beefheart - Safe as Milk (1967) Authentic USA Mono Version
























 
 
 
pass: profstoned

106 comments:

  1. Really looking forward to hearing this. Thanks so much for all the time and hard work you put into providing such quality items.

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  2. Thanks a lot for the first LP of the Good Captain and well, for everything else!

    zaval80

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  3. Thanks for posting. Best sounding version of this music I've ever come across! Best, James

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  4. Professor I've never heard this record with such clarity before. I love the sound of this rip & pressing. This is the only way to listen to this recording. Thank you.
    bigdavej

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  5. Big time upgrade from the Sundazed version. Once again many thanks Prof!!! So grateful for what you do.

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  6. Outstanding as always! I enjoy everything the good Prof. puts out, my go-to versions for sure.

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  7. Thank you very much!

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  8. Superb job THANK YOU VERY MUCH

    Regards
    Ondra

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  9. Thank you very much, the sound beats the other rip that had been making the rounds. You're number 1!

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  10. Oh and by the way, what Sundazed did really put a halt on my purchases from that company until I have verification of the source material.

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  11. I have been looking for this for a very long time. Thank you so much, Prof.

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  12. Can't thank enough, this is historically important stuff ! Yours Causinger

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  13. Thank you very much for sharing, and for the dedication you put in digitizing original materials in high quality, rally many thanks prof

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  14. Right on I just got some hash in the mail and now this from You, Somebody's gonna meet the monster tonight.

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  15. Wonderful Prof. Many thanks.

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  16. Thank you for righting another (rather serious) wrong by Sundazed!

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  17. dude. thank you.

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  18. really looking forward to hearing this one. thanks!

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  19. As always Professor, thanks for your time, effort, and dedication.

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  20. Many thanks for taking the time and expense to do this.

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  21. Brilliant stuff, many thanks, Prof.

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  22. Bedankt, Bob Irwin moet zich schamen!

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  23. Thanks so much, this was always number one on my wish list and boy is it primo.

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  24. Fantastic work on this album! Thanks!

    BTW, thanks also to JWB for pointing out this great Blog to me!

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  25. Just one general question:

    Do you keep the space between the tacks of an album, or do you cut/remaster each tack separate?

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  26. Thanks Prof!!!

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  27. Fabulous rip! Thanks very much for your efforts!

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  28. Can't wait to listen to this. Appreciate generosity and hard work. You got quite the set of equipment.

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  29. Thanks for this gem Prof. Now that I've heard the true reference tone, the yellow brick road will never be the same again...

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  30. sweetness & light...

    words fail, except THANK YOU PROF STONED

    :D

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  31. Thanks for this. It's always a treat visiting your blog.

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  32. A favorite! Thanks for the hard work in making this album sparkle.

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  33. Appreciate your efforts, thank you!

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  34. Thank you! I'm looking forward to the jolt of raw energy I always feel when 'Sure Nuff...' kicks in!

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  35. best i've ever heard the mono mix. BRAVO prof!!!!!

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  36. me again... holy moly this sounds really really really good. extra-triple-super-thanks!!

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  37. thanks, prof. sounds raw and great in mono. fantastic job!

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  38. Many thanks for the most recent flurry Prof. Four big faves in a row!

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  39. Stupid query dept. Thanks as always for your amazing work-you put the major labels to shame! But now that I'm using a Mac,I'm having trouble downloading here. Any advice? Best to you!

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  40. @Prof. Thank-you!

    @Dale. Try a different browser(?) Many things no longer work on my Snow Leopard browsers

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  41. This version blows away the Sundazed reissue. It kinda makes me sad for everyone, including myself, that paid good money for that Sundazed patchjob. Thank you for this great release.

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  42. Thanks for another wonderful drop, Prof! You may be hungry, but you sure ain't weird!!!

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  43. Yeah ! Great to finally get the true mono mix !
    Plus the filecloud download link was FAST!!, a minute only :-)

    Thank you Prof !!!

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  44. Call me a Neanderthal, but this was always my fav from the Captain. I saw him in a tiny auditorium around the time of this release - didn't undertand it at all at the time. Live and learn. Thanks, Prof!

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  45. Thanks so much, your work is greatly appreciated.

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  46. Outstanding history lesson, and good insight on the Sundazed piece too, great to hear this gem. Thanks!

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  47. thank you for all your efforts!

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  48. Just love this site!!

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  49. Thank you so much for all the time, money, hard work & most of all, for sharing the fruits of your labours with us.
    I particularly appreciate the 24/96 lossless files - squeezing this stuff down to anything less would be a waste IMO.
    James - in the UK.

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  50. Thanks, Professor!

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  51. Thanks Prof - this sounds superb.

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  52. Outstanding...I love it! Thank you!!

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  53. Thanks for all your work, i really appreciate it. For some reason this file doesn't download correctly for me. it gets to 99% and then fails, always

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  54. Thank you so much for this gem! It's people like you that make the world such a better place! Regards, with Beefhartian love.

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  55. I adore what you do but can't figure out how to download your links on a Mac. Any advice from out there would be appreciated!

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  56. Amazing, thank you very much for this. Good to know about the issues with the Sundazed as well.

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  57. Sounds fine, and it's nice to have the actual mono mix available. Thanks Prof!

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  58. Thank you for this - it was a wonderful way to revisit (and in a way understand for the first time) this psych classic. Listening also to Unconditionally Guaranteed and I can see that the Cap also wrote sweet love songs early in his career. Thank you!

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  59. have a stereo copy since i was teen, never came across a mono copy...til NOW...many sincere thanks for your efforts here. MONO "Something Else" by the Kinks next ??? one of my holiest relics is a MONO copy of "kinks greatest hits" that I unsealed myself a few years ago....did I say thanks already?

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  60. I find I'm unable to download your material on a Mac. Regrettable,as your site is fantastic. Anyone with advice for using a Mac here would be most welcome. long may you run!

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  61. ¡Muchas gracias, profe!

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  62. I have this in stereo but, I decided to hear what the Captain sounded like in mono. Thank you for your hard work. I used to have an Acoustic Research turntable. It needed some work and I was encouraged to just get rid of it. Later, I regretted it. Nothing like a good turntable. Thanks again.

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  63. Sounds great as always

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  64. I have original copies of the US stereo and UK mono and I must say this one is a real blast! Thanks for the HQ rip from a pristine source and for your dedication in sharing!!!

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  65. Thank you, prof.

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  66. For some reason,I can't download anything from this site with a Mac. Unfortunate,since I love your work.
    Keep on with the fantastic work!

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  67. You are gonna have to be more specific than that about what the problem is, Dale.

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  68. Amazing site! Unless you're using a Mac.

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  69. Hi, when I click the link, it takes me to a text uploader?

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  70. Thank you for this! I am so excited to hear the original version at last. Own the 1999 Buddha CD and a 1980´s UK fold down vinyl.

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  71. Excellent crisp sound, best I've heard this.

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  72. much appreciated--thank you!

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  73. I have a nice vinyl copy that I got second hand when I was about 16 and listened to constantly.
    The sound you got on this is absolutely stunning!
    Thank you so much! Dank U!
    Marc

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  74. Awesome! Many thanks! Agg, Regards from Athens, Greece

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  75. thank you for this Safe As Milk authentic mono, regards...

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  76. I've yet to find a rip of Strictly Personal that sounds fantastic. Apparently there's a mono version that those who've heard it rate highly. I'm not the only one who'd appreciate the Prof giving us what the music industry has failed to! How about it?

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  77. The best album the Captain ever released. Thank you for posting the TRUE mono mix (Sundazed version sounds like shit).

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  78. Great, thanks Prof, looking forward to hearing it as originally intended!

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  79. Excellent! Many thanks

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  80. Thank you, Prof. Stoned.
    It will be interesting to see how this compares to my old worn Marble Arch copy that I acquired second hand as a teenager and played to death. :)
    Cheers,
    Marc

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    1. Hi. You mean this one?

      https://www.discogs.com/release/375767-Captain-Beefheart-And-His-Magic-Band-Safe-As-Milk

      That's a reduction from the stereo mix. Mono mix was only released in the USA in 67.

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