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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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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Mothers of Invention - Absolutely Free (1967) Mono Version

pass: profstoned

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

My favourite Mothers album - big thanks for the fine mono mix. Hope Filefactory will give free slot for free users soon as I don't have a premium account now. Looking forward to this. Thanks, Yours Causinger

Anonymous said...

Thanks, nice to see you back.

JWB said...

Excellent! This is the best rip I've heard yet and I'm glad that you brightened it up a bit. I think this album just sounds bad because it's bad recording though. The stereo master is pretty much the same...dull and bass heavy.

Prof. Stoned said...

Good to hear from you, J.
I'd agree with you it's not that well-recorded to begin with. But then again, the 2012 stereo remaster has pretty clean high-end, or at least better than the original LP pressings, I think.

Unknown said...

One of my favorite FZ records. Thanks for sharing.

kkchome

YankeeBoy said...

Very cool!!!! Thank you.

Lloyd Miller said...

I was just looking for a good mono rip the other day, so thank you muchly for this Prof

rkipp683 said...

Thanks for FZ and GD Professor!

rockjazzeclectic said...

Thanks for the Zappa in mono! Your rip will probably be as good as it gets!

Brad Goodman said...

So happy to fianlly have this in mono! Sounds pretty chunky! Definitely a different listening experience. So grateful for your hard work Prof! A million thanks!!!

warpig said...

Thanks for the excellent mono mix. Very much appreciated.

buttawitz said...

Thank You Prof for doing this mono mix sounds excellent. Also I got this in the mail the other day.
http://mailinglist.zappa.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/archive/zappanews/20170602151056/

Bill said...

I always thought my original mono lp (couldn't afford stereo records back then!) sounded like mud. This one is pretty nice. Perhaps my favorite Mothers record.

Ezra said...

WOW! Thanks so much for this Prof. Stoned! Been looking forward to this for awhile. :)

cadillacred said...

as usual you make me appreciate mono more and more every day. thanks

Opie said...

Many thanks, Prof for another great mono rarity!!!

Anonymous said...

Shame the original mono tapes have been lost and/or misplaced. You'd think that music companies would take care of the recordings in their possession. Needless to say, this makes your vinyl transfer efforts that much more important in terms of preserving this rare mix so many thanks for your stellar efforts.

James

Anonymous said...

Don't know exactly what your tweaks were on this one, but they did indeed improve the sound in comparison with that of other mono drops of I've heard. Many thanks for it, professor.
Walt

Anonymous said...

Thanks a million for the upgrade Prof! Always great to get a bit of rare early Zappa/Mothers.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much Prof...
Downloading it right now...can't wait to listen to it !

Hazy Dave said...

Great to see this, looking forward to hearing! Many Thanks.

Jimmie Dee said...

There's that tambourine, again! Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking the time to get this mono mix out there. Looking forward to it.

Joaquin Antique

Anonymous said...

Big thanks for this one. One of my favourite Zappa albums. Nice to hear it in this way... the mono does sound a little more vivid...though I did grow up with the reverby Ryko CD. Yet again another excellent effort!

Mr B. Normal said...

Thanks for this and your hard work. What a treat!

Anonymous said...

Great! Love this album.

Kwork said...

This is great! Thank you very much.

Ted Greenwald said...

Thanks Prof for reviving this classic!

Ted Greenwald said...

Thanks Prof for reviving this classic!

MeanMrKite said...

OUTSTANDING.

many many thanks

:)

Pittylabelle said...

Thank you so much - MONO rules!

ReadySteady said...

Much obliged, Prof! Can never have too much mono Zappa, and can only hope We're Only In It For the Money will show up eventually (or Hot Rats, my favorite Frank). Thank you very much!

Prof. Stoned said...

@ReadySteady: the mono version of Money is available on the Lumpy Object Project box in great quality. My USA promo vinyl does not sound half as good.

hcb said...

Very fine. As usual, many thanks.

Arne Herges said...

thank you! very nice to see a Mono release! Best, Arne

Zoomer Roberts said...

Good to see/hear this again. Thank you!

UncleRemus said...

Thanks a ton Prof. I'm looking forward to hearing how your tweezing compares to my own straight to digital mono drop.

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