F.A.Q.

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?
Get outta here!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The Who - The Singles Collected 1964-68 [A Prof. Stoned/JWB Comp] [Update 17-8: Please DL again]


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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128 comments:

BeebBaron said...

This is fantastic! Thanks Prof and JWB!

TimeWarper said...

Great stuff as always :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fantastic! Listening to it now and it sounds terrific. Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I am so pleased that you chose to do this. Thanks so much! You've made my night!

Old_fat_bloke said...

Brilliant effort. I would love you to do a alternative mixes/outtakes compilation of the who in the future. Now that would be a challenge

YankeeBoy said...

The Who have always been one of my all-time favorite bands! Thank you!!!!

Anonymous said...

I really appreciate another fine job that you have done. Looking forward to dive into these Who tunes. Thank you!!!

warpig said...

Terrific!! Thanks so much.

jimmie d said...

Can't wait to listen to this later today. Thanks for yet another great post!

Yves-Pierre said...

Thanks a lot Prof !!

Jobe said...

As always you've outdone yourself!!!!!

Noises From Apt 2A said...

Another fantastic compilation from the Twin Quasars of quality !

I agree that The Who Continuum's accuracy of presenting the catalogue has a lot to be desired. When the Jon Astley remasters started coming out in the late 90s I knew we were in trouble. I kept all of the previous MCA reissues because even though the sound quality wasn't the greatest at least it was accurate. To my ears, the only remaster that captured the energy of and accuracy of the recording was the 1999 MCA Ultimate MasterDisc release of "Who's Next" but that was due to the fact that the remaster was done from the original two track analogue masters by Glenn Meadows.
So it was has no Jon Astley remaster/remix retelling of The Who's legacy.

Thanks for the August surprise !!!

Nappyrags said...

Mucho Thanks for this....

Anonymous said...

Superb, Prof, you're really on a roll.

Dubley

Noises From Apt 2A said...

Prof .... quick question.
Did you choose the lukpak vinyl rip of the Brunswick single over your 2014 vinyl rip of the Brunswick Dutch Lp (both being mono) due to sound quality ?

DougL said...

Thank you again for your great work. Just amazing!

dr blues said...

Thank you.

Prof. Stoned said...

Yes, lukpacs rip was better sounding.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much, as always your rips and work is superb! ottoman79

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much, Prof. Stoned, great work and share!

rowland said...

Thank you very much.
Your work is always greatly appreciated.

Fourmost said...

Nice choice thank you

archibaldjleach said...

Thank you !

katstep said...

This is wonderful. Thanks so much Prof.

Shibata said...

Superb! Thank You for making my day.

BeebBaron said...

This makes a great 2-CD set if you put track 1-18 plus the Ready Steady Who EP on disc 1, then 19-39 plus prof's "Young Man Blues" transfer on disc 2. Two hour long discs of 22 tracks each!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! Thanks

Anonymous said...

BeebBaron - Do you recommend a particular source for the Ready Steady Who EP?

Michael solof said...

Thanks...AWESOME as always sir!!

JBH69Flyer said...

Nicely Done! Thank you Professor for this nice set and everything you do for the music listeners world-wide!

Anonymous said...

Thanks prof., this will definitely become my favourite early who collection, no doubt. To me, their first years until Tommy came out were the most interesting. These collected single works are such a great fun to listen to, many other bands deserve it ... thinking about "The Byrds" for example. BTW, I still regularly play the Simon & Garfunkel single collection - also a definitive collection. Thanks again for Your great work, best wishes - Yours Causinger

turkeyonarow said...

Thank you !!!

Wingbat said...

Nice one Prof, another gem. Thank You

Eltootheye said...

Thanks

Enoch Soames said...

Big honking thanks for this, Professor!

ctmar0 said...

Got to love this thank you

riddla sizzla said...

Many thanks, much appreciated.

Gummo said...

Excellent, there's been so many attempts at this, but I can't wait to hear yours, which I know will be definitive - thanks1

John D said...

Great selection and the sound is fantastic. Thank you

Bill said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Prof! Most expertly done once again!

db said...

Thanks!

David Federman said...

I used to buy both the Decca and Polydor (Track, Brunswick, etc.) versions of these marvelous records, and I always thought the English versions were far better. I assume you worked mostly from British originals and must congratulate your for this collection. One question: Was there a more phased version of "Magic Bus" released in America? Or am I thinking of "Mary-Anne With the Shaky Hand"? I remember hearing a distinctly psychedelic version of one of those songs. It's been a lot of years and I long ago lost possessions of my 45s. So I may be giving into "invented memories." In any case, thanks for this much-needed pandemic relief. I saw the Who four or five times before and after "Tommy." They were always great, although I hated the obligatory instrument destruction.

Anonymous said...

Thank you - great collection.

Schmitty76 said...

Thanks Prof! Can't wait to dive in

Unknown said...

Thanks again. Listened to this during my morning run. So grateful for all you share Prof! You are super f-ing Cool!!!

MTW said...

The care, dedication, and level of detail to which you attend shows in all of your offerings. Great share. Many thanks!

ib.tripn said...

Wow, how cool is this, Thank you much Prof!

marmalade said...

What a wonderful surprise, thank you Prof. I'm with you, that this period is by far the most interesting (and best!) period for The Who, and that a proper compilation was needed for their singles - so thank you again for doing such a great job - and thank you to JWB and lukpac as well!

Unknown said...

https://we.tl/t-DxW2YTz7Tp HI prof wonderful Who Collection I designed a back cover if you like it see link

DaveF said...

This is an unbelievable treasure trove of riches. Thank you so much for your work here.

Anonymous said...

thank you very much Profmaestro

Anonymous said...

hooray! the High Numbers sides in original mono! ...does the never-digitized 1973 5:15 single lurk anywhere?

evkatz said...

Thank you very much, greatly appreciated.

Pentastone said...

Fabulous!!! Thank you very much!

amacoz said...

Many thanks as usual, kind sir!

Shaughn said...

so very awesome, thank you sir

Anonymous said...

This is amazing. I'd love to see a sequel with all the later singles, but I'd settle for the impossible-to-find-digitally single version of 5:15 (already mentioned by the other Anonymous).

Musicman13 said...

Excellent as always !! Thanks Prof !!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Professor! Another fantastic collection. Your time, dedication, and generosity are much appreciated.

Keith Carley said...

Please excuse my ignorance, but I came to this site from a Facebook post on the Long Live Rock - Goldhawk Club page. From what I read it seems like we can d/l sound files from here, but I don't know what I'm supposed to do to accomplish that. I'm an old geezer and don't have a younger person I can call on to show me the ropes. Could you please give me some instructions? Thank you in advance.

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

Touch the link and choose ooen

Unknown said...

Open I mean

Keith Carley said...

Thanks Prof and JWB for the music and thanks to the unknown posters who helped me access them.

Arne W. said...

Thanks - nice work, but Call Me Lightning is the Direct Hits mix, without the lead guitar heard on the single.

Prof. Stoned said...

Good catch, gonna fix that.

Bob said...

Thank you so much.... sounds excellent!

6D Music said...

Hey Prof.!
Many thanks for this.

Silvio said...

As always, thank you, Professor.

Schooner333 said...

Thanks to all involved in making this happen. Thanks for all the time you put into this Prof, and for sharing with us all.

Little Bill said...

My favorite band of all times, many thanks for posting them!

nemo said...

Beautiful, essential work. Thank you for all that you do. Best wishes, stay safe.

Noises From Apt 2A said...

Thanks for the fixing "Call Me Lightning" that Arne W. caught .. Cheers

Anonymous said...

Thanks Prof. Stoned!

Anonymous said...

I'm confused by track 13, The Kids Are Alright, which is the US edit that removes most of the instrumental break. It's said to be from the 2011 My Generation SACD, but as far as I can tell that disc has only the full-length version (in both mono and stereo). Did Prof. Stoned re-create the edit using that disc, or is it actually from another source?

And shouldn't the full-length version be used on this compilation anyway, since that's what appears on the UK single? Ideally the US edit could still be a bonus track.

Prof. Stoned said...

Yes, I made the edit. We have decided to follow the USA single version here.

kfrogg said...

Thank you so much! You allow me to re-experience familiar music as if it was the first time.

Phillipdejohn said...

Wow! Thank you for this gem!

Giba Paiva Magalhães said...

Thank you very much!!!!

Vic Spaulding said...

Wonderful set. Thank you! One question: What was your source for Magic Bus?

Prof. Stoned said...

Missed that one apparently, info file above is now correct.

Vic Spaulding said...

Thank you again!

Vic Spaulding said...

Wait a second...Magic Bus isn't on the Rarities CD. Sorry to be so persistent.

LonChes said...

Thanks for this one!

Prof. Stoned said...

Arghh, what is my problem. Fixed...

MrDave said...

Thank you!!

Newcomer said...

Just found your site, looking forward to listening to your efforts.

peacenik said...

Just did and A/B, and your versions are much Meatier, Beatier, Bigger & Bouncier. Thanks Prof Stoned!

djmcblues2 said...

Great as usual. thanks.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your work...every project is obviously a labor of love. :)

pds said...

THANK YOU... BRILLIANT WORK AS ALWAYS

bandache said...

Thanks so very much for this effort. Enjoying listening now. Really great sound.

Spitfire said...

Great set. What happened to Woodstock?

lemonflag said...

Thanks

Rockin Librarian said...

Tremendous!! The band's 'real' singles box was so darned disappointing (wrong versions, etc.) that this is VERY welcomed! Thank you.

FryGuy said...

Excellent, thank you kindly!

dystopic eye monkey said...

Thankyouthankyouthankyou

Anonymous said...

Dear Prof,

it's quiet some time since your last post. And i wonder if you're doing fine? A sign of life would be great - just to make shure everything's ok!

All the best
D

Prof. Stoned said...

Yeah, no worries. I just ran out of ideas.

Noises From Apt 2A said...

Prof.,
After the summer of posts you gave us I think it made a lot of us anxious for more.
I know I check everyday ... hahaha.

Prof. Stoned said...

Sorry to let you down....

antony harrington said...

Thank you again for this post.

Noises From Apt 2A said...

Prof
You could never let us down!

Anonymous said...

Glad to know you're donig fine!

Cheers
D.

Prof. Stoned said...

Cheers guys.

Rockin' Daddy said...

I don't think it could be said that any of us could expect anymore than you have provided. Its all gravy at this point. Was popping in here to say its taken a while but I finally listened to this collection of Who singles. Tremendous stuff as always. Sound quality is impeccable, and the material is fantastic. It's hard to overstate just how important The Who's legacy is indeed!!! Thanks again Prof. If you feel motivated enough to keep feeding the followers here, I'll always be grateful for more. If this is the last post, then way to go out big!!!

Frank said...

Many thanks for the pristine 'Oo.

chippo said...

Just downloaded and listening to these now - they sound great.

Thanks so much for your time, effort and attention to detail.

Anonymous said...

Thanks heaps for this Prof. Stoned, love ya work!

Schmitty76 said...

Re: your note about running out of ideas, here's an LP that inexplicably has not made a digital appearance, and desperately needs your services: Buddy Miles Live https://www.discogs.com/Buddy-Miles-Buddy-Miles-Live/release/1016328

Prof. Stoned said...

Dude had no talent.

Anonymous said...

Professor - what do you think of the first Quicksilver album in its acetate form (very different from the released one; outtakes also are abundant on some diginoise-ridden and diginoise-free tapes). IMO one of the most worthy musics from that time by anybody.

(Thanks a lot for this most splendid set, and everything else.)

Zaval80

jsdruck said...

This will be fun. All in one place. Thanks alot.

Prof. Stoned said...

RE: QMS. The Poodle Bites from the ULTIMATE PSYCHEDELIC VINYL hq was working on a recording from superior sources. Dunno if it will come out, I hope so..

Anonymous said...

RE: first QMS - Professor, thank you very much for letting me know!

Zaval80

Anonymous said...

Hi Prof, any chance you could do the mono of 'The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack'?

Anonymous said...

Dear Prof,

from the bottom of my heart i wish you only the best! Thank you endlessly for your efforts and hard work you put into this labour of love! My deepest respect and thanks!

D.

stanleyb said...

Excellent - thanks Prof.

Anonymous said...

Thank you :)

Carl Parker said...

Great study. Thank you.

Grampa Ron said...

Thanks again for sharing your work with us....and the updates. Always appreciated. Great music will never die.

A-Mfan said...

I just saw this now. Can't wait to give it s listen. Thank you.

jgmoney said...

Thank you so much for this blog. ProfStoned will there be future installments here? I was so excited when you started posting again. Either way much appreciated.

Unknown said...

Thank you for letting people who don't own or can afford original singles/albums of their favorite artists in their original mix and/or master.

Tim said...

Thank you so much for this. I've been hoping for this for years - not sure why it was always beyond Track?Polydor/Universal to do it properly. I would have liked the full-length "The Kids Are Alright" in your mastering to keep the UK singles "correct", but I'm certainly not complaining about what IS here. Awesome work.

JP said...

Excellent work Prof!

db said...

Hi! Every now and then I check status of this magnificent blog and this time I just want to say hello.

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