Which MONO Albums Are You Currently Listening To?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by hodgo, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. FJFP

    FJFP Host for Podcasts 'Back to Mono' & 'MIxology'

    My favourite early Dylan comp too - I wish they’d included Crawl Out Your Window just for completionists sake, though at least the mono is very common.
     
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  2. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

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    Art Blakey: At the Cafe Bohemia V1. Blue Note. 47 W 63rd St label


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  3. urasam2

    urasam2 A Famous Potato

    I totally agree. I can't listen to the stereo mixes, they lose all the power and impact of the mono. Homeward Bound and I Am A Rock especially benefit from the mono mix, the vocal is mixed dry and way up front.
     
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  4. gjuro76

    gjuro76 Forum Resident

    Bill Evans - Live At The Village Vanguard
     
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  5. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

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    Are You Experienced? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Prof Stoned needledrop.

    I re-housed my non-RE-1 Reprise CD of AYE in a modern hinged-tray 2CD case, and put a burn of the Prof Stoned in there too. I barely listen to the stereo CD now.

    I actually think the AYE stereo is a fine mix, regardless of whether Hendrix had any direct involvement, but the UK tracklisting knocks the socks off the US, and the mono is the only proper way to hear it. The original mono take of Red House in particular, with Chandler audibly stunned in the post-track chat, is perfect.
     
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  6. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 "Mumbling Member”

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    This thread has caused me to search out and play some albums I haven't played in a long while, so thanks for that:

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    Johnny Doherty - Johnny Doherty
    Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Records, Ireland, 1975, CL-10
    CCE-6001-A1
    CCE-6001-B1

    Mono.

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    I have no clue who Alex or Fr. McCullagh are, but it adds a certain authenticity to the record.

    Boy, this fella can play!
     
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  7. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 "Mumbling Member”

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    Various Artists - Unto Brigg Fair
    Leader Records, UK, 1972, LEA 4050
    LEA 4050 A1
    LEA 4050 B1

    Mono.

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  8. LFSDoc

    LFSDoc time has told me not to ask for more

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    still trying to make out exactly what Chandler says after all these years... ("yeah, just keep out pushing ........."?!)
    Prof Stoned's drop is truly the real thing.
     
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  9. HorseyAnn

    HorseyAnn Equine-loving rhyme-artist

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    I love Wensleydale cheese. I don't like curd tarts or rhubarb. I don't like Pontefract cakes either.

    I hope you enjoyed yourself. That's a good album.

    Yes. It is. I'm very sorry for derailing the thread. I did start on topic though. :0) I guess another way to get it on topic would have been to mention songs about food as food was mentioned a lot.
     
  10. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

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    JH: “How’s that one?”
    CC: “Yeah… let’s keep that one, you should put that one on.”
    JH: “Yeah, okay”

    Always felt that little bit of chatter was important to document that the track was recorded live straight onto tape.
     
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  11. Crawdad

    Crawdad Detroit Rock Citizen

    Couldn't resist sharing here.

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  12. vudicus

    vudicus Analog Dog

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    John Coltrane's "Both Directions at Once" has been getting a lot of play here recently.
    The vinyl is very nice indeed.
     
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  13. Tremaindous

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    I've been listening to The Best of Wilson Picket, Friday Music remastered by Joe Regosa and Kevin Gray.
     
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  14. Crawdad

    Crawdad Detroit Rock Citizen

    I bought this first then got the Mono Box. I never understood why the Beatles or Stones didn't do a mono companion disc like this.
     
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  15. FJFP

    FJFP Host for Podcasts 'Back to Mono' & 'MIxology'

    Agreed. Even with the mono box I still regularly crack this one out. I can understand the Beatles, but why ABKCO didn’t seems unlike them - anything to make £££ usually!
     
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  16. ODShowtime

    ODShowtime Swirl Life

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    Man it is a PITA to find that in the US these days...
     
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  17. challenge

    challenge Forum Resident

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    Kevin Gray Cut Eight Miles High sounds incredible
     
  18. tomjonze

    tomjonze Well-Known Member

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    i opened this thread expecting the amazing japanese band MONO. oh well.
     
  19. Crawdad

    Crawdad Detroit Rock Citizen

    To my knowledge the Beatles didn't even make an mono promo sampler like they did for the stereo.
     
  20. Buddybud

    Buddybud Paisley DayGlo Freak!

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    John Martyn - London Conversation

    Lovely album......
     
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  21. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

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    I found this at a local thrift yesterday...73 cents.. glossy cover,vinyl is VG+. Roy sounds so great in mono....shivers. :cool:

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  22. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

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    Here's a few other monos from yesterday,same thrift. Try and give these a spin later today...all in nice shape.

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  23. bill44

    bill44 Well-Known Member

    I found the Jimmie Rodgers album at local used record store a year or two back. Looked like it had never been played or handled. $0.75. A real good intro though the track selection jumps around chronologically. Your other 2 look great, too, esp. Loretta.
     
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  24. DBMartin

    DBMartin Forum Resident

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    So cool! I have one of these too, looks pretty beat-up and probably the smelliest record in my collection :laugh: Plays well though, and in Mono the song Crying really makes the hair on my arm stand up, pure shivers!
     
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  25. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

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    I picked up a bunch of good thrift vinyl last week that was a bit musty smelling but yesterday's group smelled really good like they were stored near fabric softener sheets or something flowery. I wish these two would have been mono but they're not... but, great titles that I was thrilled to find. I'm on a completist mission with the Louvin Brothers...mono & stereo.

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