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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Mothers of Invention - Absolutely Free (1967) Mono Version

 






















 
 
 
 
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47 comments:

  1. My favourite Mothers album - big thanks for the fine mono mix. Hope Filefactory will give free slot for free users soon as I don't have a premium account now. Looking forward to this. Thanks, Yours Causinger

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  2. Thanks, nice to see you back.

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  3. Excellent! This is the best rip I've heard yet and I'm glad that you brightened it up a bit. I think this album just sounds bad because it's bad recording though. The stereo master is pretty much the same...dull and bass heavy.

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  4. Good to hear from you, J.
    I'd agree with you it's not that well-recorded to begin with. But then again, the 2012 stereo remaster has pretty clean high-end, or at least better than the original LP pressings, I think.

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  5. One of my favorite FZ records. Thanks for sharing.

    kkchome

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  6. I was just looking for a good mono rip the other day, so thank you muchly for this Prof

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  7. Thanks for FZ and GD Professor!

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  8. Thanks for the Zappa in mono! Your rip will probably be as good as it gets!

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  9. So happy to fianlly have this in mono! Sounds pretty chunky! Definitely a different listening experience. So grateful for your hard work Prof! A million thanks!!!

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  10. Thanks for the excellent mono mix. Very much appreciated.

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  11. Thank You Prof for doing this mono mix sounds excellent. Also I got this in the mail the other day.
    http://mailinglist.zappa.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/archive/zappanews/20170602151056/

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  12. I always thought my original mono lp (couldn't afford stereo records back then!) sounded like mud. This one is pretty nice. Perhaps my favorite Mothers record.

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  13. WOW! Thanks so much for this Prof. Stoned! Been looking forward to this for awhile. :)

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  14. as usual you make me appreciate mono more and more every day. thanks

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  15. Many thanks, Prof for another great mono rarity!!!

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  16. Shame the original mono tapes have been lost and/or misplaced. You'd think that music companies would take care of the recordings in their possession. Needless to say, this makes your vinyl transfer efforts that much more important in terms of preserving this rare mix so many thanks for your stellar efforts.

    James

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  17. Don't know exactly what your tweaks were on this one, but they did indeed improve the sound in comparison with that of other mono drops of I've heard. Many thanks for it, professor.
    Walt

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  18. Thanks a million for the upgrade Prof! Always great to get a bit of rare early Zappa/Mothers.

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  19. Thank you very much Prof...
    Downloading it right now...can't wait to listen to it !

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  20. Great to see this, looking forward to hearing! Many Thanks.

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  21. There's that tambourine, again! Thanks for posting.

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  22. Thanks for taking the time to get this mono mix out there. Looking forward to it.

    Joaquin Antique

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  23. Big thanks for this one. One of my favourite Zappa albums. Nice to hear it in this way... the mono does sound a little more vivid...though I did grow up with the reverby Ryko CD. Yet again another excellent effort!

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  24. Thanks for this and your hard work. What a treat!

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  25. Great! Love this album.

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  26. This is great! Thank you very much.

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  27. Thanks Prof for reviving this classic!

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  28. Thanks Prof for reviving this classic!

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  29. Thank you so much - MONO rules!

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  30. Much obliged, Prof! Can never have too much mono Zappa, and can only hope We're Only In It For the Money will show up eventually (or Hot Rats, my favorite Frank). Thank you very much!

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  31. @ReadySteady: the mono version of Money is available on the Lumpy Object Project box in great quality. My USA promo vinyl does not sound half as good.

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  32. Very fine. As usual, many thanks.

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  33. thank you! very nice to see a Mono release! Best, Arne

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  34. Good to see/hear this again. Thank you!

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  35. Thanks a ton Prof. I'm looking forward to hearing how your tweezing compares to my own straight to digital mono drop.

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  36. thanks a lot, looking forward to hearing it

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  37. My first d/l from you, Prof...excellent work, thanks!

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  38. Thank you, look forward to hearing the Mothers in glorious mono!

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  39. Many thanks to you! I hope this mix gets an official release one day. I've been curious to hear it for a long time.

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  40. Prof, you're a gentleman and a scholar. Your work is truly invaluable. So looking forward to finally hearing the both your MOI Mono mixes. Thankyou, sir.

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  41. Never heard this one. Much thanks PS!

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  42. Thanks. Looking forward to hearing this.

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