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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.

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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.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The Who - The Singles Collected 1964-68 [A Prof. Stoned/JWB Comp]


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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136 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! Thanks Prof and JWB!

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

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

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  4. 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

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

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

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

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

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  9. 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 !!!

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  10. Mucho Thanks for this....

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

    Dubley

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  12. 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 ?

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  13. Thank you again for your great work. Just amazing!

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  14. Yes, lukpacs rip was better sounding.

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

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

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

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  18. This is wonderful. Thanks so much Prof.

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  19. Superb! Thank You for making my day.

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  20. 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!

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  21. This is awesome! Thanks

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

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

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  24. 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

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  25. Nice one Prof, another gem. Thank You

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  26. Big honking thanks for this, Professor!

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

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  28. Great selection and the sound is fantastic. Thank you

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  29. Thanks so much Prof! Most expertly done once again!

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  30. 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.

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  31. Thank you - great collection.

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  32. Thanks Prof! Can't wait to dive in

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

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

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

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  36. 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!

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

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

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  39. thank you very much Profmaestro

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

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  41. Thank you very much, greatly appreciated.

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  42. Fabulous!!! Thank you very much!

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  43. Many thanks as usual, kind sir!

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  44. so very awesome, thank you sir

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  45. 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).

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  46. Excellent as always !! Thanks Prof !!

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

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  48. 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.

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

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

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  52. Thank you so much.... sounds excellent!

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  53. Hey Prof.!
    Many thanks for this.

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  54. As always, thank you, Professor.

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

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

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

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

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  59. Thanks Prof. Stoned!

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  60. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  66. Thanks for this one!

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  67. Arghh, what is my problem. Fixed...

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

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

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

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  71. THANK YOU... BRILLIANT WORK AS ALWAYS

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

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  73. Great set. What happened to Woodstock?

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

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  75. 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

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

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  77. 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.

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  78. Glad to know you're donig fine!

    Cheers
    D.

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  79. 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!!!

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  80. Many thanks for the pristine 'Oo.

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

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

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

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  83. 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

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  84. 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

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

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  86. 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..

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

    Zaval80

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

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  89. 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.

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

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

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  92. 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.

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  93. 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.

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  94. 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.

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  95. 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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  96. First time here great find thank you

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  97. Outstanding set. Many thanks :)

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  98. This is fantastic. Thank you.

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  99. I have been enjoying this set tremendously. Thanks so much for the evident love & care on all these posts.

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  100. Thanks prof, great stuff, I wish you could work your magic on some unreleased live Who from 71-72
    Cheers!!!

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  101. Thank You very much!

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