Hi-Rez & CD Quality downloads of long-lost MONO mixes and other curiosa, meticulously restored from the best sources. Hendrix, The Who, Beatles, Love, Mothers, Stones, Them, The Dead, etc. Free for All!
Who? Retired sound engineer who loves music from the 60's & early 70's.
What? My aim is to make rare stuff publicly available again with the best possible sound quality.
This is fantastic! Thanks Prof and JWB!ReplyDelete
Great stuff as always :)ReplyDelete
Absolutely fantastic! Listening to it now and it sounds terrific. Thank you so much.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I am so pleased that you chose to do this. Thanks so much! You've made my night!ReplyDelete
Brilliant effort. I would love you to do a alternative mixes/outtakes compilation of the who in the future. Now that would be a challengeReplyDelete
The Who have always been one of my all-time favorite bands! Thank you!!!!ReplyDelete
I really appreciate another fine job that you have done. Looking forward to dive into these Who tunes. Thank you!!!ReplyDelete
Terrific!! Thanks so much.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to listen to this later today. Thanks for yet another great post!ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot Prof !!ReplyDelete
As always you've outdone yourself!!!!!ReplyDelete
Another fantastic compilation from the Twin Quasars of quality !ReplyDelete
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 !!!
I dislike the 1999 gold disc of "Who's Next" because it's smothered in noise reduction. It stifles the life out of the sonics, most notably on "Behind Blue Eyes" and "Getting in Tune". Otherwise, it would sound great. To my ears, the best sounding CD edition of WN remains the 1984 Steve Hoffman master. Jon Astley's Who remixes are occasionally interesting, but not definitive. Plus, his heavy-handed mastering ruined Tears for Fears' expanded reissues, not to mention Townshend's.Delete
Mucho Thanks for this....ReplyDelete
Superb, Prof, you're really on a roll.ReplyDelete
Prof .... quick question.ReplyDelete
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 ?
Thank you again for your great work. Just amazing!ReplyDelete
Yes, lukpacs rip was better sounding.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much, as always your rips and work is superb! ottoman79ReplyDelete
Thank you very much, Prof. Stoned, great work and share!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much.ReplyDelete
Your work is always greatly appreciated.
Nice choice thank youReplyDelete
Thank you !ReplyDelete
This is wonderful. Thanks so much Prof.ReplyDelete
Superb! Thank You for making my day.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
This is awesome! ThanksReplyDelete
BeebBaron - Do you recommend a particular source for the Ready Steady Who EP?ReplyDelete
Thanks...AWESOME as always sir!!ReplyDelete
Nicely Done! Thank you Professor for this nice set and everything you do for the music listeners world-wide!ReplyDelete
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 CausingerReplyDelete
Thank you !!!ReplyDelete
Nice one Prof, another gem. Thank YouReplyDelete
Big honking thanks for this, Professor!ReplyDelete
Got to love this thank youReplyDelete
Many thanks, much appreciated.ReplyDelete
Excellent, there's been so many attempts at this, but I can't wait to hear yours, which I know will be definitive - thanks1ReplyDelete
Great selection and the sound is fantastic. Thank youReplyDelete
Thanks so much Prof! Most expertly done once again!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Thank you - great collection.ReplyDelete
Thanks Prof! Can't wait to dive inReplyDelete
Thanks again. Listened to this during my morning run. So grateful for all you share Prof! You are super f-ing Cool!!!ReplyDelete
The care, dedication, and level of detail to which you attend shows in all of your offerings. Great share. Many thanks!ReplyDelete
Wow, how cool is this, Thank you much Prof!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
https://we.tl/t-DxW2YTz7Tp HI prof wonderful Who Collection I designed a back cover if you like it see linkReplyDelete
This is an unbelievable treasure trove of riches. Thank you so much for your work here.ReplyDelete
thank you very much ProfmaestroReplyDelete
hooray! the High Numbers sides in original mono! ...does the never-digitized 1973 5:15 single lurk anywhere?ReplyDelete
Thank you very much, greatly appreciated.ReplyDelete
Fabulous!!! Thank you very much!ReplyDelete
Many thanks as usual, kind sir!ReplyDelete
so very awesome, thank you sirReplyDelete
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).ReplyDelete
Excellent as always !! Thanks Prof !!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Professor! Another fantastic collection. Your time, dedication, and generosity are much appreciated.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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Touch the link and choose ooenReplyDelete
Open I meanReplyDelete
Thanks Prof and JWB for the music and thanks to the unknown posters who helped me access them.ReplyDelete
Thanks - nice work, but Call Me Lightning is the Direct Hits mix, without the lead guitar heard on the single.ReplyDelete
Good catch, gonna fix that.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much.... sounds excellent!ReplyDelete
Many thanks for this.
As always, thank you, Professor.ReplyDelete
Thanks to all involved in making this happen. Thanks for all the time you put into this Prof, and for sharing with us all.ReplyDelete
My favorite band of all times, many thanks for posting them!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, essential work. Thank you for all that you do. Best wishes, stay safe.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the fixing "Call Me Lightning" that Arne W. caught .. CheersReplyDelete
Thanks Prof. Stoned!ReplyDelete
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?ReplyDelete
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.
Yes, I made the edit. We have decided to follow the USA single version here.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! You allow me to re-experience familiar music as if it was the first time.ReplyDelete
Wow! Thank you for this gem!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much!!!!ReplyDelete
Wonderful set. Thank you! One question: What was your source for Magic Bus?ReplyDelete
Missed that one apparently, info file above is now correct.ReplyDelete
Thank you again!ReplyDelete
Wait a second...Magic Bus isn't on the Rarities CD. Sorry to be so persistent.ReplyDelete
Thanks for this one!ReplyDelete
Arghh, what is my problem. Fixed...ReplyDelete
Just found your site, looking forward to listening to your efforts.ReplyDelete
Just did and A/B, and your versions are much Meatier, Beatier, Bigger & Bouncier. Thanks Prof Stoned!ReplyDelete
Great as usual. thanks.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for your work...every project is obviously a labor of love. :)ReplyDelete
THANK YOU... BRILLIANT WORK AS ALWAYSReplyDelete
Thanks so very much for this effort. Enjoying listening now. Really great sound.ReplyDelete
Great set. What happened to Woodstock?ReplyDelete
Tremendous!! The band's 'real' singles box was so darned disappointing (wrong versions, etc.) that this is VERY welcomed! Thank you.ReplyDelete
Excellent, thank you kindly!ReplyDelete
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
Yeah, no worries. I just ran out of ideas.ReplyDelete
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.
Sorry to let you down....ReplyDelete
Thank you again for this post.ReplyDelete
You could never let us down!
Glad to know you're donig fine!ReplyDelete
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!!!ReplyDelete
Many thanks for the pristine 'Oo.ReplyDelete
Just downloaded and listening to these now - they sound great.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for your time, effort and attention to detail.
Thanks heaps for this Prof. Stoned, love ya work!ReplyDelete
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/1016328ReplyDelete
Dude had no talent.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
(Thanks a lot for this most splendid set, and everything else.)
This will be fun. All in one place. Thanks alot.ReplyDelete
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..ReplyDelete
RE: first QMS - Professor, thank you very much for letting me know!ReplyDelete
Hi Prof, any chance you could do the mono of 'The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack'?ReplyDelete
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!
Excellent - thanks Prof.ReplyDelete
Thank you :)ReplyDelete
Great study. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Thanks again for sharing your work with us....and the updates. Always appreciated. Great music will never die.ReplyDelete
I just saw this now. Can't wait to give it s listen. Thank you.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Excellent work Prof!ReplyDelete
Hi! Every now and then I check status of this magnificent blog and this time I just want to say hello.ReplyDelete
First time here great find thank youReplyDelete
Outstanding set. Many thanks :)ReplyDelete
Many thanks prof!ReplyDelete
This is fantastic. Thank you.ReplyDelete
I have been enjoying this set tremendously. Thanks so much for the evident love & care on all these posts.ReplyDelete
Thanks prof, great stuff, I wish you could work your magic on some unreleased live Who from 71-72ReplyDelete
Thank You very much!ReplyDelete
Listening to this right now... and the sound is incredible!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much!
This is absolutely fantastic stuff.ReplyDelete
Thank you so very much.
I am currently trying to finish a project like this for the monkees and so i know how hard this is to do.
Thank you for this great compilation :)ReplyDelete
I remember downloading this some time back. Thanks for making an upgrade available.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your serviceReplyDelete
Thank you very much!ReplyDelete
This compilation is absolutely magnificent! Thank you very much!!!ReplyDelete
thank you so so much for putting this together and sharing it. what a treat!ReplyDelete
Fantastic job, and some surprises to an avid collector of Who... However, there is no source indicated for Magic Bus. Any chance of updating on that? Thank you so much for all the trouble!ReplyDelete
The info file here is up to date.Delete
Thank you so much!ReplyDelete
A folder containing covers I've made for the two discs of this amazing set along with some other Prof masterpieces!ReplyDelete
This collection is so wonderful. I did recently acquire the Substitute single on Reaction (3prong with Waltz b-side) & boy is the bass sound intense on it... was wondering if you compared a needle drop of the UKS single to the digital source used & ended up preferring the latter.ReplyDelete