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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds Of.. (1966) {Deluxe Edition} [A Prof Stoned Comp]

 















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104 comments:

  1. Here is your christmas present, folks. Enjoy it. Be warned that I will delete the 2020 mono version in the near future because I believe the version contained herein is superior.

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    1. You have outdone yourself kind Prof.

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    2. Thank you very much! Merry X-mas!! - Ottoman79

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    3. Thank you Professor. Its going to take me a while to ingest all of this goodness. I am listening to the Avalon Ballroom and its awesome!!! Merry Christmas.

      Rockin' Daddy

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  2. Wow, first thing I'll do next morning is listening to this. Thank you, Prof. Happy Xmas!

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  3. It looks like you've been very busy on this one Prof. I'm looking forward to unwrapping the present and enjoying your excellent work as always. Many thanks and have a great Christmas yourself !

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  4. OMG Prof! Chrimble came early this year. Thanks so much. I'm so stoked for this. Eff off Charly Records and Paul Drummond. This is how it should (MUST) be done.

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  5. Fantastic! I was wondering when the kind Prof. first heard our hometown heroes…. Love from Austin🤠

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  7. Oh, how i love this! This is one of the greatest x-mas presents you could have made me, dearest Prof! Thanx a bunch for the effort you put into this! Cheers and very big hugs, Dan

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  8. Holy Cow, Prof !!! You have taken this album, ripped off all of the production inexperience of the original mix and gave us an incredible glimpse into the realm of just how amazing this album truly is with your demixing / remixing technique. This in itself would have been enough but you actually gave us and enormous "easter egg" for Christmas with the remastered mono, The Headstone Reels, Rough Mixes and 3 live performances!! You constantly knock my sox off.

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  9. Thank you. This made my morning!

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  10. This is EXCITING, thank you for the Xmas gift Prof!

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  11. Absolutely incredible. Thank you, Prof, for everything that you do. Merry Xmas!

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  12. Thanks very much for all you do. Merry Christmas!!

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  13. Thank you! This is so exciting! On a related note, can anyone here believe that the most recent edition of Rolling Stone’s top 500 (FIVE HUNDRED ffs) albums does not contain either this album or Easter Everywhere? Astonishing oversight that utterly vitiates the whole stupid book. I should know not to expect too much from poor dear sad old RS, but still!

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    1. This was the year the last vestige of Rolling Stone as any authority crumbled into nonexistence as Jann Wenner's bigotry--which guided the magazine through all the years it was actually vaguely relevant--was finally made public knowledge.

      The fans are the ones who have kept the legacy of the Elevators alive, the fans are the only ones that matter. It takes devotion to execute a project like this, devotion RS routinely slathered onto Wenner's friends and pet mediocrities while ignoring the true visionaries.

      Fuck Jann Wenner and fuck RS. The Elevators rule forever.

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    2. Amen to all that, including Wenner's insane late-career own-goal. Elevators forever.

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  14. Fantastic sound. I'm so grateful ... many thanks prof.

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  15. Thanks, Prof! - ths is mouth-watering! Have a great xmas!

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  16. Wow, this is the greatest Christmas-present of this century, without doubts!! Thank you Professor, and have yourself a great Christmas!!

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  17. Looking forward to unwrapping and hearing this. Thanks so much for your time and effort in making this available

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  18. Wow, great sounding mix. Many thanks.

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  19. Merry Christmas, indeed! Outstanding work - thank you very much, Prof.

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  20. Hey Prof, the new mono version is such an improvement on your last version it's unreal. Would you consider the mono mix, even with your spectrally-fixed stereo version taken into account, the definitive mix?

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    1. Neither will ever be perfect. The mono LP had copious amounts of compression applied during mastering. The stereo LP much less so but it has often too much reverb in the mix itself. I am very happy with the mono YGMM here though.

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  21. wonderful, thaks Prof. and hope you have a great Xmas as well

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  22. Thank you so much for your time and effort on this great project! A wonderful Christmas present!

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  23. Thank you Prof. Best wishes for a bright and prosperous new year.

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  24. Impressive! You're really at the next level of mastery. The big labels would do well to learn from your seriousness (I know, they're in it to make a buck...).
    Many thanks for this ultimate version, and for the others of course!

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  25. Merry Christmas, Prof! And thanks to your effort here, it will be a TRULY merry one! Thank you, can't wait to dive in!

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  26. What a wonderful Christmas present! Thank you so much!!!

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  27. Thank you for the 13th Floor, and the bonus live stuff. Just starting out but it sounds great!

    Erik0

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  28. Although I do not currently have access to the greatest audio equipment, I can still tell with my current setup that this is, by far, the best I’ve ever heard this album sound, BOTH mono and stereo.

    I’ve only heard one other person with a mono mix of this album that was this good, but he didn’t finish ripping all the tracks, and subsequently removed them. This was years ago.

    But now that you’re also offering a demixed version of the stereo mix, I really don’t know which one I prefer! 😁

    No kidding, you’ve really outdone yourself. I’m thoroughly enjoying listening to this. My new definitive go-to mixes.

    In all honesty, life hasn’t been the greatest for me, and this has really cheered me up. I’m trying to find more words to express my gratitude, but perhaps I’m overdoing it.

    And thank you so much for all the cleaned up live material and alternate takes, too! This has clearly been a passion project for you. Although, that’s not to say that you don’t approach everything you do with passion. Of course, you do!

    Once again, all the best to you and your loved ones these holidays. Peace and Love. ☮️ ✌️

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    1. Please fill out your equipment profile before commenting about sound quality. It's in the forum rules.

      Just kidding! Nice to see you PP!

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  29. Wowie Zowie! This like a properly presented Sign Of The 3-Eyed Men. Beautifully done Prof.

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  30. Thanks Prof, this is much more comprehensive than I could've imagined. Thank you.

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  31. Merry Christmas! Your attentive work is always greatly appreciated. -ejh

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  32. Amazing work ! Congrats and thanks for sharing it !

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  33. What a wonderful xmas gift! Thanks Prof. and Happy Holidays!

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  34. this looks amazing! thanks so very much!

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  35. This...is...PHENOMENAL! What an effort! What a Christmas present!! What a joy!!!

    Obviously words fail me at the moment.

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  36. Incredible! Thank you so much and happy holidays!

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  37. Merry Xmas...looking forward to this one. Thanks

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  38. Hì and merry Christmas everybody. Tranks, Prof, for this outstanding stuff! I'm interested in every possible cover of the rolling stones songs. And this group play Satisfaction in a very powerful way.

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  39. This is real treat, thanks a bunch

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  40. Thank you so much for this Prof!! I look forward to listening to this. It's going to be a great Xmas!

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  41. Whoa!!! Many thanks. What a treat.

    Would love a better mix of "Demon Angel" it's a fantastic album.

    I hope you look into Syd Barrett and his catalogue. Lots of room for a better mixed box set!

    Also, controversial but noteworthy "The Family Jams" by The Manson Family. Difficult to separate the the document from the deeds. Yet, it too is a amazing artifact but perhaps not worthy of your attention.

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  42. Hi Prof - a fabulous Christmas time, New Year celebration, and 2024 to you and yours. Thanks for being a giver not a taker. It's important.

    Jules

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  43. Thanks a lot Prof for this wonderful Christmas present!!!

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  44. Thank you, Professor!

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  45. Thank you prof! A beautiful Christmas' present. Merry xmas. Enrico

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  46. Wow. Excellent stuff, thanks Prof!

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  47. Thanks, you are always introducing me to some new wonderful music.

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  48. Thanks for posting
    I previously downloaded the mono version which means I now have about 9 versions:
    1. Radar LP
    2. Spalax CD
    3/4. Charly 2CD version inc mono and stereo
    5. Texas Psych group download version
    6. Original Prof Stone mono mix
    7. Sign of the 3 Eyed Men
    8/9. This one
    The Charly ones are all inferior to both of yours. The Radar one is less compressed but again, yours is superior...... and of course you now have all the bonus material.
    Heretical I know, but I prefer Easter Everywhere. Of course I have yours (again superior to Charly versions) and also the Poodle rip. I'm not going to risk insulting either of you by comparing yours to the Poodle's.

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  49. Thanks Prof and happy new year

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  50. Outstanding work Professor!! Thank you.

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  51. Cheers Prof - Thanks so much. I was just listening to this today, and la voila, another of your master works.

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  52. Thanks so much! The Elevators, Moby Grape and Traffic are long time faves of mine.

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  53. Thank you Prof. I look forward to hearing your magic again. Happy New Year to all.

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  54. Thank you! Can't wait to here your work

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  55. Excellent Prof. Thank you.

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  56. This is now the definitive document regarding the material surrounding the first album. People would pay good money for a package of this caliber, if Charly would ever get their heads out of their ass. Or at least come clean with their sources.

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  57. Thanks for the labor of love.

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  58. Wowweeeeeee! Do Easter Everywhere next! Thanks so much!

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  59. thanks very much Prof, this sounds fab

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  60. Thank you very much for all your passionate work

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  61. Thank you for compiling and posting.

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  62. What else can I say that others haven't already. Thanks for your ears and your effort.

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  63. This is great, thanks a lot Prof.

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  64. Thank you so much! I've been comparing versions of this album for years. I thought your 2020 rip was definitive but now you've topped yourself.

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  65. Many, many thanks for this and all the wonderful restorations, especially the Mono ones. You are a real international treasure.

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  66. Thanks. The Elevators defined American Psych. I listen to their first two albums almost as regularly as I listen to live Grateful Dead '68/69. That's a weekly dose...

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  67. Thanks so much. Brilliant work as ever.

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  68. Great work ! is there a chance of having the Houston Theater show 1967-02-18 reworked by you?
    Jeff

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  69. Thanks Prof, you have squee

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    1. ...squeegeed our collective third eye and we can see/hear clearly now!

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  70. This did rock my world. Much appreciated. I've been listening to this an awful lot since your post.

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  71. Thank you, Prof Stoned!

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  72. Finally got done listening to this and it's incredible, thanks again Prof.

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  73. Well . . . . this was a surprise. I expected to see the album remastered and maybe a few bonus tracks but instead, there is a ginormous treasure trove of 1966 musical material that will require a deep dive. Listening to the stereo album now and WOW, it's never sounded better to these old ears . . . almost makes me feel like I'm 13 again. THX Prof Stoned.

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