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My aim is to make rare stuff (in glorious mono or sometimes stereo) publicly available again with the best possible sound quality.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Leonard Cohen - London 1968 [Prof. Stoned 2016]
























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66 comments:

Anonymous said...

These a the real gifts of life. Never knew this existed, and now brought to us by the prof. Can't find words for my happiness. Just thanks ... Causinger

Wilder Advance said...

You rock, Prof! Solid Gold!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Prof. Nice job.
dr blues

Anonymous said...

this is exciting news, kindest thanks, Prof.Stoned

Unknown said...

thanks again Prof., keep 'em coming!

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much Prof.

JWB said...

The version of this that I downloaded a long time ago sounds like it is free of noise reduction to me. It is clear and airy and hasn't been reduced to mono yet. In fact, I wasn't even aware that there *was* a version with NR.

The files are named thus:
cohen1968-08-31-t09

The lineage is listed as:
TV broadcast > ?reel > WAV > FLAC

...and there are some BBC session bonus tracks.

Let me know if you need this.

Prof. Stoned said...

J., that's the Dime one I mentioned. I still had it somewhere on my HD, along with your remaster from 2007/2008 which has the bonus tracks. That source has quite a bit of NR, I'm afraid.

If you feel like it, compare the beginning of Stranger Song with this version on headphones, you'll notice how the Dime source nearly has no reverb because nearly all ambiance is gone. This other source was no great improvement sonically, but it had about 50% less NR. Let me know if you need it as I found it.

Anonymous said...

I am just ecstatic to see this here. Thank you and thank you again, Prof!

Ezra said...

Awesome, I'll check it out. Thanks prof!

warpig said...

Excellent. Thanks so much for this gem.

warpig said...

Excellent. Thanks so much for this gem.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the upgrade, Prof!

tambler

Dayfold said...

Thank you!

C said...

Thank you! I've never heard this one before, and I had no idea Dress Rehearsal Rag was such an early song.

nick Doenitz said...

Thanks! I Love Leonard!

Jimmie Dee said...

Pure poetry. Thanks for reviving this.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!!

Anonymous said...

There can never be enough LC rips. Many thanks for resurrecting this vault recording.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making this interesting concert available! Best wishes.

AnĂ³nimo said...

Thank you very much!!

Prof. Stoned said...

Sorry folks. I was unhappy with the first version, which I finished off too quickly before going on holiday. Here's the definitive version (well, until a better source presents itself). Thanks, PS

Joe Eoj said...

Damn, Once again you come through with the Leonard Cohen. I've said it many times but can't help it, your rip of his first album is one of my most treasured files. It gets a lot of play over here. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Prof, it always makes my day to check your site and see something new here. Thanks!

- Joaquin Antique

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Professor. Taxman

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what compelled me to read these comments again, but seeing you've already upgraded the set, I'm glad I did.
I heard the first track from his new LP yesterday. The track (You Want It Darker) sends chills through me. There will never be another LC in my lifetime.
Thanks again Prof!

Prof. Stoned said...

Into.txt updated per 23-9-2016. Please download it from here, and replace it to folder.

Sir Billy Himalaya said...

Stunning. Respect.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Prof. I'm looking forward to the new album, so this will fill the gap in the meantime and help satisfy the longing.

Anonymous said...

Prof, as a long-time lurker can I say my pleasure at your blog is deep and abiding. Your taste is excellent and the deication to the original sound as compared to the loudness wars and digital feel is exemplary. Redbook stuff! Please accept my simple and sincere thank you for the joy you have wrought.

opossum

tylerw said...

Thanks! Keep up the great work ...

Unknown said...

Thank you for this!

Anonymous said...

Hey I appreciate this very much -- thanks for the work you put into this project.

Lost In Cyberspace said...

Many thanks for posting this

Peter said...

Many thanks. I didn't know this was out there.

Anonymous said...

tanxalot!

Unknown said...

Many thanks!

Anonymous said...

many thanks. i can't wait to hear this upgrade

Danny O'Dare said...

Thanks, this is great!

jbull49 said...

You're a dear! This Canuck is glad to have some more of the Bard of Main. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Much appreciated.

beedub said...

Thank you for this gift.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the timely post!

Rey Rey said...

Big up & Nuff Respect!

GRK. said...

Appreciated greatly!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this! I had a couple versions of LC in London that I had found over the years, there is such an improvement in your version that I am happily deleting them as I write this. The improvement is like night to day! You have made my day and I wish to sincerly thank you. Your work is amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Prof Stoned!!!!!

alessandro said...

Many thanks!!

sherri said...

Thank You ,Prof. For This Lovely Gift Of Leonard's Early BBC Show.And Thank You Mr.Cohen.You'll Be Missed.

Anonymous said...

Many many thanks for all your masterworks

James Carter said...

Thank you - another fine set of music.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, kind sir!

zerosilent said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the wonderful music & also for the 1644 FLACs !

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! I really appreciate your work!

PoIsOn_HeArT said...

I loved Leonard Cohen's music since the first time I listened to a lossy mp3 I downloaded who knows where! You always offer the topper most quality, so this precious gift is one I really appreciate. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this gift!

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for this

Anonymous said...

I stumbled across this by site accident but I'll be coming back on purpose.

Many thanks!

Narrow Dog said...

Appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks!!

MeanMrKite said...

thumbs WAY up! thanks bunches!!

Anonymous said...

You are a real pro. Thanks for many hours of enjoyment.

appleboy said...

Just discovered your site today. Thanks so much, looking forward to this very much.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Greatly appreciated.

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