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Who?
I have a turntable and a nice record collection, mostly LP's from the 60's & early 70's.

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

Requests?
Generally, no. I select my projects very critically. Vinyl condition is everything. I tend not to work with records that are in less than pristine condition.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (50th Anniversary Edition 1967-2017)
























pass: profstoned

112 comments:

Opie said...

Thanks so much, Prof!!!

YankeeBoy said...

Can't wait to dive into this! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you much profstoned. Nobody does Jimi as good as you.

dr blues

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Can't wait to give it a spin

Kwork said...

I always enjoy it when you can revisit this album. Thank you very much for the continued improvements you make to your releases. Much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Very big thanks, Dear prof. stoned. All of Your work is highly appreciated and Your version always become my go-to versions. So this will be, too - no doubt.

Shibata said...

Excellent! My New Gold Standard. Many Thanks, Prof!

warpig said...

Sure to sound wonderful. Thanks so very much.

Unknown said...
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Mi Syryus said...

Thank you!!!

Sherri Milburn said...

Thank You For Remembering The Jimi Hendrix Experience 50th.

Mats said...

Thank you for this gem.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting! Looking forward to comparing it to your earlier version which I thought was fantastic. Guessing this one will be even better! Best, James

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! You're right, such a world-changing LP deserves commemoration and respect.

johnny42 said...

Thanks so much for the share!

Brad Goodman said...

Terrific post! So grateful for all that you've shared! You are awesome Prof!!! God Bless you!

ondras said...

Great job thank you

Regards from CZ
O.

Roberto Crema said...

thank you :-)

Fabio Danieli said...

Thanks Prof. for your inarrivable work!

delude101 said...

I appreciate your work. It brings me and countless other much joy.

philhomebh5 said...

Thanks :)

neille33 said...

Beautiful. Many thanks, Prof.

Lloyd Miller said...

Yes indeed! Thank you as always Prof

Unknown said...

I'd like to say thanks but thats an understatement. Really love all you do

Jorge Luiz said...

Thank you dear professor for another gem. :-)

Anonymous said...

My eternal gratitude, Professor! Making the original mono mixes of the "Hey Joe"/"Stone Free" single alone available in excellent quality is an incredible gift to all of us.

Citizen Arcane said...

Downloading now...will soon turn the amp up to "11" and rip off the knobs!

rockjazzeclectic said...

EPIC!!!!
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Professor for your fine work in commemorating the 50th anniversary of this great album. Janie Hendrix & Sony have seriously dropped the ball on marking the anniversary, though I'm sure any effort on their part to present the core AYE tracks would have fallen far short of your spectacular effort!

Michael P. said...

Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Many thanks indeed.

MeanMrKite said...

Once again, the Good Prof steps into the void and delivers the GREATS. Many, MANY thanks, ProfStoned. What a treat! :)

haddemall said...

Thank you for taking the time to do this important work.

teletree said...

Thanks so very much for this post Prof....can't wait to hear it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!
I've just bought the mono version of Axis: Bold as love on vinyl. So I'm really curious how AYE in mono sounds.
FritsfromHolland

Anonymous said...

Now I am further experienced - thanks very much!

captainsolo said...

I thought AYE didn't get any better than the Barclay mono. I missed the UK mono repressing from a few years ago before it went OOP.

But all that seems unimportant now. This is one heck of a release Prof.

This is so damn well put together, researched and documented that it should have been an official release. Wow. Just Wow. This is so good that I have to let my dad know as he was the first person to turn me onto Hendrix and played me all of his bootleg LPs he had collected in his teens when I was a kid.

Thank you so much!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome as usual. Thanks a lot.

Old_fat_bloke said...

We are lucky there are some beautiful people out there with a passion to share their love of music in ways no record companies can ever do.
God bless Prof Stoned

Anonymous said...

great sound as usual thank you very much

Kevin Johnston said...

This is just really good stuff. Thank you for the time and effort you put into it, and for sharing it with us.

dmf273 said...

This is as good as it will ever get! And everyone should also check out your incredible "Steppingstone". Thank you Thank you Thank you!

Geoffrey Titchmarsh said...

Phabulous Philanthropy and Wizard Work on Jimi's Jewel - Much thanx, appreciation & admiration !

Anonymous said...

Brilliant!!

DaveF said...

Another great release of one of the great debut albums of all time. Thank you so much for this rare treat.

Robert Fitzpatrick said...

thanks mr stoned!

Doc said...

this is IT, thankk you so much.
Doc

Doc said...

one minor correction on the sessiongraphy file: the mono take of Red House comes from an earlier session in December... Thanks again!
Doc

Prof. Stoned said...

Nope. It's not from CBS. It's a live take with vocals, but no vocals were recorded at CBS. An excellent article appeared in Univibes about this subject, which concluded that both takes must have been recorded at the same session at De Lane Lea.

Mr B. Normal said...

Thanks for your hard work with this. I'm looking forward to having a good listen. It's much appreciated.

fromnabulax said...

Thanks so Prof.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, Professor. I cannot locate it now, but I believe you wrote something "way back when" about not revisiting this album again if you could help it. As much as you appear to love Hendrix, I smiled when I read that and thought "we'll see about that". Well, I'm glad you did and I'm looking forward to listening to your celebratory set here. You're on a roll this year and I thank you again and wish you much happiness as you continually share this great music with all of us making us extremely happy! Take care.

Doc said...

mmm... probably right about CBS st., but they do sound different, at least to these ears, maybe both at De Lane Lea but from different sessions? What do you think?
Doc

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this and all the other posts, Prof!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much - this is wonderful!
Am hoping that you also fancy giving Axis: Bold As Love the same treatment in future :)
Thanks again.
James - UK

Anonymous said...

Nice! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Praise hail satan!

Anonymous said...

Great work. Much appreciated.

alessandro said...

Thanks Prof!!

Cheater Slick said...

This sounds really good. Too bad there aren't any stereo versions of "51th Anniversary", "Stone Free" or "Highway Chile" but the rest is probably the best I've ever heard it.

Thanks for all your efforts.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear this through the headphones. Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Many Thanks!

James R said...

This is the first time I've heard the US configuration of AYE. It's... yeah. Having only ever heard it in its UK form since I first heard it back in 1990 (via that first Polydor CD edition mentioned in the notes), I'm *really* thrown by the differences. I quite like "Wind Cries Mary" as the side 2 opener, but the other tracks that are moved about just seem... wrong somehow. (To be honest I've never been a fan of "Red House", which is probably heretical of me.)

I continue to be amazed by the UK mono mix, so many different things going on to the stereo version. (Never did understand why markedly different takes/performances were used for respective mono and stereo mixes...) And don't sell your own mastering skills too short either; this sounds better than I suspect the Hendrix estate's own version might've done had they bothered to release one.

Prof. Stoned said...

@James R: Like!

jim said...

Thanks Prof. Stoned. Sitting back and enjoying Jimi and a few brews. The sound is amazing. Thanks.

Jim Miller

Anonymous said...

EXCELLENT!
Thank You so very much !

Anonymous said...

Anyone else getting an error extracting 24/96 files? I'm looking forward to hearing this professor but I can't unpack it. I believe there may be a problem with track 08. Fire. Either that or I'm the problem. Thanks for all your hard work.

Authentic Living said...

Thank You Prof. Your previous version has been my go too for a long time. Can't wait to get this going in the car..

Prof. Stoned said...

@loadwarrior, it works here.... I use an older version of winrar.

Anonymous said...

This is great stuff. Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

release black gold

Anonymous said...

Thank you very very MUCH! prof.

Anonymous said...

Re: black gold @anonymous: Send me the tapes.

nameeman said...

I love what you are doing!
Thanks for the Hendrix!

Hamhead said...

Thank you so much, this is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Thanks again Prof! Great work.

Anonymous said...

Thanks again a lot for you work, Prof Stoned.

geoff29 said...

Thank you many times!!

tuck1496 said...

Prof
You really are TheMan!!!! This the best 50th Anniversary AYE Jimi anyone official/unofficial has bothered to do.

Well Done

Erkel Devine t said...

Thank you sincerely for your glorious effort and generosity. It is always appreciated and always a joy to find what gem you have unleashed each time. Besides that, just a big fucking thank you!

Jp said...

Thanks Prof. Always enjoyed the background info for the projects

Anonymous said...

I always appreciate your work, thanks again!

G. Friday said...

Thank you - I was just alerted to your project here. I can't wait to read up on how you do what you do.

Anonymous said...

Awesome, thank you!

Gedders said...

Thanks,sound is great,no problems.

Gedders said...

Thanks,sound is great,no problems.

Anonymous said...

What a marvelous labour of love. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for the JHE! Classic stuff.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I have never heard the mono before. :)

Anonymous said...

just terrific; hasn't left the car in months, much to my wife's dismay!

ProgWizard said...

Thank you very much, sounds excellent.
Great work Prof.!

86ed said...

Tremendous share, thank you so very much!

Arne Herges said...

Thank you for this great Mono version!

tunestony said...

Phenomenal job.

Anonymous said...

Where on earth did you come from? I found this site today and I'm truly grateful. Exquisite taste--which might just be the most important--as well as execution. Well done!

Tony Angel said...

my guess is you are not posting anymore, since the last one was august of 2017

Kelhard said...

This is the way it should be done. Thanks for your efforts, Prof. We truly appreciate the love and detail you put into this.

James Carter said...

I'm coming to the party rather late, but thank you!

Louis Bova said...

You're skills are impeccably top notch on everything you do.
Thanks for giving attention to the details that far too many labels ( and some of the artists) seem to regard as incidental.
Carry on Professor!!!

A.J. MACHETE said...

(Yay, I get to be the 100th comment, but more importantly)
Thank you for your dedication to music, your rips, and for your blog, which I only discovered recently. I hope we'll see Axis get the same treatment this year.

IM said...

My god, man. I haven't actually listened to anything I've downloaded yet but the amount of work you put into this project - talk about a labor of love! You are a stellar example of the greatness that can come out of the internet - doing something out of love and wishing to share it with the world. Thank you thank you thank you and again, I thank you! Not necessarily stoned...but beautiful...

Anonymous said...

What an Experience ,never heard this so good, much cheers.

KD said...

Thank You Sir

Scrimp said...

Looking forward to hearing this config. Thanks for all you do, much appreciated.

Purple Jim said...

Thanks Prof. Great work!

darrenyeats said...

Thanks!

Kelhard said...

Wow Prof, this is absolutely amazing. This is the benchmark for all AYE issues, bar none. Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Profesor:
more than a year waiting for your news ... is it okay?

Anonymous said...

Wow, this sounds amazing. I have a vinyl rip from a very popular vinyl ripper and I think this sounds as good if not better than his. This one has a warmer and richer sound, plus all the extra B-sides, etc. Thank you for all your hard work and for sharing!

Luke said...

Just happened to notice this in the notes:

"All mono recordings mastered from a single stereo channel (no L+R folding)."

Can I ask why? Usually using both channels and folding, making sure they are precisely aligned, will result in less noise and distortion. The mono music is in-phase while much of the noise and distortion is out of phase, so folding results in a better ratio of music to noise and distortion.

Prof. Stoned said...

This record was not cut with a mono head, the L&R channels differed too much. Also, there is no noise or distortion here that is not part of the recording itself.

Markus said...

thank you so much for this great post

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