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PostPosted: Thu November 18th, 2010, 05:53 GMT 
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I guess your dodge says it all. :lol: I was moving this couch through my doorway the other day. The mono cases reminded me of that.


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PostPosted: Thu November 18th, 2010, 07:42 GMT 

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Warren Peace wrote:

From my (admittedly brief) time with the set, those sleeves are lame. You really have to CRAM the discs to get them back in there. I'll take functionality over nostalgia every time. Get the SACDs, Kiddilkenny -- not only will you have better sound, you'll have a case that's worth a damn.


The Japanese mono box is bigger than the european/us version no problem with craming them in that.


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PostPosted: Thu November 18th, 2010, 09:08 GMT 
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Oh you have to cram the disks into the sleeves? Wow, I never realised that - must have been too busy just putting them in there easily to notice.

Warren, have you ever owned a real vinyl album?

I wonder about the pitiful state of humanity more and more with each passing day.


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PostPosted: Thu November 18th, 2010, 19:56 GMT 
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Warren Peace wrote:
I guess your dodge says it all. :lol: I was moving this couch through my doorway the other day. The mono cases reminded me of that.

bringing it all back home, ship in a bottle, yes indeed


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PostPosted: Sun November 21st, 2010, 16:18 GMT 

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Like A Rolling Stone had for me moved years ago from Can't get enough to Great, but had enough . . . the mono made it new again . . . beautiful and tender instead of the harsh edge . . . piano and organ more prominent?


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PostPosted: Mon November 22nd, 2010, 00:52 GMT 
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I can definitely hear the piano more in mono.


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PostPosted: Mon November 22nd, 2010, 01:10 GMT 
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There's a color to the sound I haven't heard on any other version of LARS


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PostPosted: Wed November 24th, 2010, 00:44 GMT 

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"Like A Rolling Stone" in mono is the way I remember it when I first heard it.

I think the drums are much prominent.


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PostPosted: Wed November 24th, 2010, 22:39 GMT 

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just noticed, Queen Jane has a crazy-long fade-out.

the Desolation Row vocal sounds lazy and conversational, not in a bad way.

is this in mono or somethin?


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PostPosted: Fri November 26th, 2010, 15:02 GMT 
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Call me old-fashioned if you like, but I much prefer the original mono mixes. These 2010 versions sound digitised to my ears.


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PostPosted: Wed December 1st, 2010, 22:57 GMT 

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Hey does the vinyl set come with digital downloads?


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PostPosted: Thu December 2nd, 2010, 02:11 GMT 
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Hey, the Witmark/Mono threads have been un-stickied! Awesome!

And I just bumped this one. Oh well. Die, mono, die! Mwahahahahahahahaha!

Alright, I'm done. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu December 2nd, 2010, 02:26 GMT 

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Do u at least know the answer to my question lol


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PostPosted: Thu December 2nd, 2010, 07:02 GMT 
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this thread will never die, hater.


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PostPosted: Mon December 6th, 2010, 20:22 GMT 
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Vinyl TOMR just shipped today!! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun December 26th, 2010, 17:46 GMT 
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I finally got my hands on this and have listened through the set once. I'm only familiar with the stereo mixes. Initial thoughts...John Wesley Harding sounds so much less harsh/shrill. The harmonica, in particular, doesn't split my ears open any more. Everything sounds warmer and more of a whole across the entire set. Another Side and The Times--albums that sounded slightly sterile to me before, and far from favorites, have become like curling up in front of the fire. Greil's notes are excellent. I'd agree with...


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Mr Tambourine Man becomes - quite rightly - a much more joyful and bouncy song, with Dylan's vocals riding the crest of the mix rather than dominating it, a beautiful little guitar solo later on really defining that trippy sixties sound. The song becomes less draggy druggy and more celebratory.


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John Wesley Harding is very, very nice.

Blonde on Blonde sounds absolutely awesome. I hate to admit it, but it has always been an album that I have admired more than loved. Not anymore. I had only heard the stereo cd before and this is revelatory. Everything just gels together so much, it's amazing.


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Listening to 'Times A Changin', I'm struck again by how goosebump-inducing Dylan's singing is across the whole album. Utterly perfect, I'd say. And the mono mix goes a long way in putting the guitar and vocals in a space together that presents the songs as the work and vision of one man.


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PostPosted: Sun December 26th, 2010, 19:07 GMT 
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The last comment is a reminder the statement "his greatest influence is on lyrics" is bollox. There iddun one element of a good song that's more important than any udder


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PostPosted: Sun December 26th, 2010, 20:21 GMT 
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I'm really digging the mono version of Visions of Johanna. It always was in the top 10 for me, but now it's giving LARS a run for its money. This version sounds more immediate and powerful. Combining all the elements--which had been separated on the stereo mix--just makes it so much more forceful that the song hits you like a freight train. This new mono mix also gives you the feeling that the song is headed in a specific direction, as opposed to the stereo version which felt looser and even stagnant at times.


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PostPosted: Sun December 26th, 2010, 20:33 GMT 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrjwaqZfjIY


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PostPosted: Sun December 26th, 2010, 20:53 GMT 
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Warren Peace wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrjwaqZfjIY


Thanks for keeping this thread alive, Warren.


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PostPosted: Sun December 26th, 2010, 21:04 GMT 
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PostPosted: Mon December 27th, 2010, 23:57 GMT 
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The mono boxed set is the finest musical investment I've made all year. Every album sounds simply incredible - well balanced, warm and foreceful. I was sold for the longest time on the stereo remasters, but Sony knocked it out of the park on this one. This is the way Bob's early material is meant to be heard, in a manner that captures your attention and envelopes your senses from the get go.
The stereo remasters of these albums are no longer needed.

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I'm really digging the mono version of Visions of Johanna. It always was in the top 10 for me, but now it's giving LARS a run for its money. This version sounds more immediate and powerful. Combining all the elements--which had been separated on the stereo mix--just makes it so much more forceful that the song hits you like a freight train. This new mono mix also gives you the feeling that the song is headed in a specific direction, as opposed to the stereo version which felt looser and even stagnant at times.

I have to agree with you this. I was never really captivated with the studio take of "VOJ" until I heard the mono version. It just surrounds you from the get go and its impact is much more effective and heartbreaking.


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PostPosted: Tue December 28th, 2010, 06:26 GMT 
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I listened through it once but it's at the bottom of my CD stack. I just don't care to return to the sixties... not with Bob holding my hand


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PostPosted: Tue December 28th, 2010, 06:43 GMT 
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i think they're the best versions available of those albums...so if you want to listen to those albums, listen to them. if you don't, dont!


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PostPosted: Tue December 28th, 2010, 09:22 GMT 
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The music reviews itself. When it's this good, you need only open your ears.


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