Dedicated MONO recordings made AFTER 1980

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  1. pablo fanques

    pablo fanques "Mr. F!" Thread Starter

    Poughkeepsie, NY
    I'm curious to see what new material recorded after 1980 received a dedicated MONO mix. I'm not including fold downs, the recent barrage of re-releases from 60's artists, or live audience recordings taped on a mono source. I'm interested in situations where the artist made a conscious decision to mix a song to mono and release it that way. The only example off the top of my head would be Paul McCartney's "No Other Baby" single taken from Run Devil Run in 1999 but I'm sure there must be more. It sounds like the kind of thing Tom Petty or The Foo Fighters might have done for the sake of it so I'm just looking for examples. Thanks!
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  2. Shawn

    Shawn Forum Resident

    First one that springs to my mind is John Mellencamp's No Better Than This (recorded 2009, released 2010).
  3. majorlance

    majorlance Open-minded skeptic

    Collingswood, NJ
    I know that a Philly band called The Suggestions recorded several songs (8 tracks mixed to mono) around 1980-82. AFAIK, none of these were released.
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  4. pablo fanques

    pablo fanques "Mr. F!" Thread Starter

    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Thanks Shawn. I'll look into that right away!
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  5. arob71

    arob71 Capitol JAX

    A.J. Croce’s Just Like Medicine from last year was a mono release. It was produced by the great Dan Penn.
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  6. Popmartijn

    Popmartijn Forum Resident

    The Netherlands
    Dutch band Beans & Fatback recorded their 2013 album With Skin Attached in mono. They wanted to go for that old R&B vibe.
    This was its lead single, Use Me.
  7. xios

    xios Forum Resident

    Frederick, MD
    Most James Hunter releases.
  8. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

    Central VA
    The vinyl version of the Smashing Pumpkins' album Adore was a dedicated mono mix.
  9. pablo fanques

    pablo fanques "Mr. F!" Thread Starter

    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Ooh...adding that one to the list!
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  10. tlake6659

    tlake6659 Forum Resident

    The White Stripes - Icky Thump
  11. tlake6659

    tlake6659 Forum Resident

    Also available digitally on the Super Deluxe edition.
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  12. BryanW

    BryanW Likes his pop sunny.

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  13. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

    Pacific Northwest
    This Is The Sonics
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  14. Exit Flagger

    Exit Flagger Forum Resident

    New York
    Wasn't Neil Young's A Letter Home a mono recording?

    Don't think that record booth recorded to stereo unless Jack White retrofit the thing.
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  15. Rupe33

    Rupe33 Forum Resident

    Silver Spring, MD
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  16. Brian Barker

    Brian Barker Forum Resident

    Just a notice, the reissue of Adore on vinyl is the stereo mix.
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  17. Morton LaBongo

    Morton LaBongo Forum Resident

    Manchester NH
    I think Michelle Shocked recorded a whole album in mono on a portable tape recorder in the mid or late 1980s. I can't say I know a lot about her music but I had a room mate who was really really a big fan of hers and he played me this album a bunch of times.
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  18. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Dedicated Listener

    New Mexico USA
    The Mavericks, Mono

    Much reviled for its sound quality. I love it, including the way the vinyl sounds on my system.
  19. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    Love that album.
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  20. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    Was Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska completely in mono?
  21. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

    London, England
    I’m half-remembering that the Brian Jonestown Massacre made one of their albums entirely in mono. Haven’t heard it so I could be wrong but it sounds like something they’d do.
  22. The Reverent Payton's Big Damn Band - Payton on Patton. Pretty sure this is a dedicated mono mix ?
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  23. Doug Sulpy

    Doug Sulpy Forum Resident

    Ben Vaughn - Mono
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  24. Mark Snowden

    Mark Snowden Forum Resident

    Neil Young released a promo dj single of Opera Star in mono, I don't know if it's proper or a fold
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  25. Lilainjil

    Lilainjil Forum Resident

    Portishead - Dummy
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