Captain Beefheart Safe As Milk from the MONO master on Sundazed!!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Laservampire, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Laservampire

    Laservampire (╯°□°)╯︵ ןıo ǝʞɐus Thread Starter

    From Sundazed on Facebook: a mention of the mono masters and two Beefheart 45 releases on Black Friday, with more to come....

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  2. Izozeles

    Izozeles Rock’roll Stalker

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    YYYEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
  3. ottoman79

    ottoman79 Forum Resident

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    Gotta love Sundazed!
     
  4. yardbuzzard

    yardbuzzard Forum Resident

    Very cool!
     
  5. Sid Hartha

    Sid Hartha Well-Known Member

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    A mono Safe As Milk would be most awesome.
     
  6. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

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    YEAH BABY !!!:goodie:
     
  7. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

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    Are these the actual original mixdown masters, or is this another case of finding a production submaster in some far flung country (like the Mamas and Papas)?
     
  8. Jon Busey-Hunt

    Jon Busey-Hunt Forum Resident

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    (Not to toot my own horn -- well, okay, to do that *a little* -- but I did that sleeve above!! Pretty proud of it, but man, this other one for Abba Zaba is even *cooler*)

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    (Wish I knew more about the technical details!!)
     
  9. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    You gotta think that experts like Sundazed, that they have the real thing and know all about the difference between the US and UK monos. If there's one label that I would expect to do this right, it's Sundazed.
    They didn't do the first Leonard Cohen in mono, but I suspect that was because the tapes weren't there.
     
  10. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

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    A production submaster could still be a copy of the legit dedicated mono mix. But it wouldn't be the first generation master.
     
  11. Sid Hartha

    Sid Hartha Well-Known Member

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    True, but a production submaster would be fine if nothing better could be found. Let's face it, most of what's considered "original pressings" out there are not cut from first-generation masters anyway.
     
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  12. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

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    Sure...Could be great, depending on how carefully the submaster was cut. This was more a question of interest than one of dire concern.
     
  13. MikeyH

    MikeyH Stamper King

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    That is far from true, in any country.

    Master finished? Cut that disc. No time for anything else. Music used to be a fast business.
     
  14. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

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    I could imagine the "original" master tape here to be in exceptional condition. I can't imagine this tape being ordered up for recut after recut, when the stereo mix would be considered the go-to reel.

    But why am I the only one who thinks that the stereo mix is a real TKO?
     
  15. Sid Hartha

    Sid Hartha Well-Known Member

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    I've only heard a needledrop of the mono mix, but I like it much better than the stereo.
     
  16. D Schnozzman

    D Schnozzman Forum Resident

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    Oh hell yeah!
     
  17. Laservampire

    Laservampire (╯°□°)╯︵ ןıo ǝʞɐus Thread Starter

    I wanna know what's on the other side of 'Plastic Factory'! I hope to god it's Electricity, that's the only track with IGD on the mono needledrop I have.

    Man you do awesome work, everything I've seen of yours really captures that vintage vinyl artwork vibe :righton:
     
  18. MikeyH

    MikeyH Stamper King

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    I like it too. I have a mono, and an early stereo copy.

    There are some rather nasty sounding stereo LPs about of this release, like the UK issues. Maybe people think of those, not what the record was intended to be.
     
  19. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

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    I hope they do this one at some point !!!
     

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  20. mike65!

    mike65! Forum Resident

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    I'm excited about this!
     
  21. Jon Busey-Hunt

    Jon Busey-Hunt Forum Resident

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    The other side of Plastic Factory is Where There's Woman!! I believe this single actually came out in...early 70s?

    And thank you very much for the kind words!! I am proud as heck of this one.
     
  22. John D.

    John D. Forum Resident

    What is it with Beefheart and vacuum cleaners. :confused:
     
  23. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

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    Yeah, I know what you mean. I have a multicolored Buddha LP (second label), which sounds starchy and brash in the wrong way. The late BMG issued CD got it right imo.
     
  24. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Forum Resident

    I inherited an original 60's Safe as Milk stereo LP that would have sounded fine, but the previous owner didn't take care of his vinyl. In the 80s I came across a Buddha vinyl reissue and figured I'd upgrade, but when I brought it home and played it, it was loaded with tape hiss and it was in mono and had no dynamic range. The store let me return it for credit even though it wasn't technically defective.
     
  25. GroovinGarrett

    GroovinGarrett Mrs. Stately's Garden

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    The Mamas and Papas tape was a Western Studios EQ master found in the far flung UK. Nothing wrong with that considering the flat mixdowns are trashed. We shall wait and see what Beefheart treasures still exist!
     
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