Aretha Franklin Lady Soul MONO

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Peter Marchesi, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. Peter Marchesi

    Peter Marchesi 1% Thread Starter

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    Hi, I am a New Member and would like to make a comment and ask a question regarding Lady Soul.

    Recently,I have Found the MONO Versions have become almost Impossible to Find.Has Anyone Else

    Experienced This?Also,I recently Found a Red/Purple 2 Step Label with AT LW W and JA in the Deadwax.

    I Believe the "JA" Stands for Engineer Jack Adams?Does Anyone Else have any of these same Copies

    WITH the JA etched in the Matrices? I Love this Album!!
     
  2. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    mill valley CA USA
    This album is indeed not easy to find in mono. I think it came out around the time mono was being fazed out? I’ll have to check my copy and see what the deadwax says.
     
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  3. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Seeker of Truth

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    NYC
    Atlantic was very good at recording and stereo, so stereo-to-mono transition for them was easy and quick.
     
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  4. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    mill valley CA USA
    I have two mono copies of this album. One is like yours with JA in deadwax. My other is a Columbia pressed stamped pressing.
     
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  5. Peter Marchesi

    Peter Marchesi 1% Thread Starter

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    Thank You for responding.I Did have Two Other Copies as well but Sold Them before I knew How Rare these are.One was a Columbia Terre-Haute like Yours!
     
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  6. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    UK pressings aren't so rare, but I don't know if they are dedicated mono or a fold.
     
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  7. Peter Marchesi

    Peter Marchesi 1% Thread Starter

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    this may help You.This is the (CT) Version.I have been trying to get the (JA) Added to Discogs inventory,with no luck.

    Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul
     
  8. Peter Marchesi

    Peter Marchesi 1% Thread Starter

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    Yes,I have One,Sounds different from US.
     
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  9. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Senior Member

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    OH
    Lady Soul in mono is a holy grail of mine
     
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  10. Peter Marchesi

    Peter Marchesi 1% Thread Starter

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    I was lucky enough to come across 4 Copies so far,Still have Two,Sold the Other Two and still kicking Myself.
     
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  11. WillieDaPimp

    WillieDaPimp Cave Dweller

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    Philadelphia, PA
    I have a Terra Haute Machine stamped copy, 1A/1B.
    Not a “JA” but still sounds nice...
     
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  12. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    mill valley CA USA
    Yes mine is a Terra Haute as well. Oddly, I think it sounds better than the Atlantic JA copy as I recall. Been a long time since I played.
     
  13. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

    Location:
    Central PA
    I pulled my 2 copies of Lady Soul this morning but both are stereo. One must be an RCA stamped with t 1 and maybe AB..so light I can't really tell but it has pink/gold label STA. It does not (weaker, more distant) sound as good as the other an OG with green/blue labels, AT LW.

    I also pulled this to see if I was gonna keep it and of course I am :nyah: :rolleyes:. Side 1 alone is worth the price of admission.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Raunchnroll

    Raunchnroll Forum Resident

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    Seattle
    My copy is a Presswell pressing - with JA scribed. It has a small orange color DJ Promo copy sticker on the cover and a DJ Promo copy inkstamp on one label. Labels are switched from the sides however! No biggie - still sounds great.
     
  15. webmatador

    webmatador Man Of The People

    Location:
    Austin, TX, USA
    I have a Lady Soul mono pressed at Monarch with JA in the deadwax. My preferred way to listen to the album. FWIW, his initials are not in the deadwax of my other Atlantic mono pressings of Never Loved a Man, Arrives, and Now (the latter two also being Monarchs).
     

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