Chad, owner of Acoustic Sounds/Analogue Productions is a great guy. Here's why. You know this giant Nat "King" Cole thing he dreamed up and we've been working on since October, right? http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=184804 Well, in addition to the SACD three-channel surround, SACD two-channel and CD layer there will be for four Nat albums the authentic original dedicated monaural LP mixes on the SACD/CD as well. Chad Kassem understands the significance of the mono versions (being the "hit" versions that sold millions of records). LOVE IS THE THING JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU NAT KING COLE SINGS SONGS FROM "ST. LOUIS BLUES" This means you will be able to hear the real deal plus a surround and stereo mix of these legendary albums. By real deal I mean the close-miked mono creation, done live in Capitol Tower Studios A & B along with the "upstairs" control room creation, the stereo versions with a different set of microphones and parameters. This is very exciting to me. These mono versions have been out of print since the 1960's and we will use the original mono reels, mastered flat to DSD via the awesome Grimm A/DSD converter. I'm jazzed about this, totally. Thanks, Chad for agreeing to do this wacky thing for us music lovers. What other label head would ever agree to do this or even understand why it needed to be done? By the way, there will be no mono for THE NAT "KING" COLE STORY or WHERE DID EVERYONE GO. Why? Those two albums did not have dedicated mono. The mono Nat Story was a full track transfer of the stereo mixes and the mono Where Did Everyone Go was mixed from the 3 to mono after the fact; by 1962 Capitol had stopped recording in two control rooms and had stopped running a live mono mix. Oh, and I can't forget the legendary Nat Cole LP AFTER MIDNIGHT. It was recorded in mono only but certainly deserves a disk to itself (and 6 bonus tracks). It's one of the greatest albums of the 1950s. Hey, maybe we should put the 1962 DUOPHONIC mix on there? Kidding. To be able to hear Nat and Gordon Jenkins (below from December, 1956) in both a stereo and a mono on the same disc (not to mention three-channel) is totally cool beans. Too bad we can't also do the Beatles: Mono, stereo and four-track all on the same disk!