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The Brandeis bonus CD is apparently an Amazon exclusive, and is being given out with both the Witmark set and the mono box.

This was posted on the Hoffman forum:

Pre-order the Witmark Demos or The Original Mono Recordings from one of the below retailers and receive this bonus CD with your shipment.

US: Amazon.com

UK: Amazon, Play.com

AUSTRALIA: JB Hi-Fi

BELGIUM: FNAC

DENMARK: Stereo Studio

FRANCE: Amazon, FNAC

GERMANY: Amazon

INDIA: Rhythm House, Landmark

KOREA: Hottracks

NETHERLANDS: BOL.com, Bertus

PORTUGAL: FNAC

SOUTH AFRICA: Look & Listen

SPAIN: FNAC

SWEDEN: CDON.com

SWITZERLAND: CEDE.ch

http://www.bobdylan.com/#/news/brandeis-show-bonus-offer-available-exclusively-at-select-retail-partners

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Sundazed has released Dylan's albums through John Wesley Harding in mono. I already had mono versions of most of his early records. Wore out my Blonde on Blonde years ago & replaced it with a Sundazed version, & never saw a Columbia mono version of JWH, so I picked up that one. Sound on both is fine - both beat out the Columbia stereo LP versions I had.

So just how different are the mono and stereo versions of the electic stuff, is it a different mix or is it more punch, what are we talking here? :unsure: :unsure: :unsure:

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i just listened through the Whitmark set - quite a nice earful from Dylan's Freewheeling folksinger prime.

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Sundazed has released Dylan's albums through John Wesley Harding in mono. I already had mono versions of most of his early records. Wore out my Blonde on Blonde years ago & replaced it with a Sundazed version, & never saw a Columbia mono version of JWH, so I picked up that one. Sound on both is fine - both beat out the Columbia stereo LP versions I had.

So just how different are the mono and stereo versions of the electic stuff, is it a different mix or is it more punch, what are we talking here? :unsure: :unsure: :unsure:

Don't have the stereo versions anymore, but the mono versions sounded more focused & just more listenable/enjoyable to me. To my ears, on the mono version of John Wesley Harding, Charlie McCoy's bass and Kenneth Buttrey's drums sound like part of the music, as opposed to mere accompaniment. And, for me, there's so much going on during Blonde on Blonde - not so many musicians, but so many different things happening on many of the tracks - that the mono sound pulls everything together more than the stereo sound did, which works better for me.

I've read that Dylan worked on the mono mixes of Blonde on Blonde and left the stereo mixes to studio engineers. I don't know if that's so, and I've read nothing about the mono mixes for John Wesley Harding. All I know is what my ears tell me.

Edited by paul secor

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New release: Ben Sidran Quintet. Looks interesting: "Dylan Different Live in Paris at the New Morning."

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Sundazed has released Dylan's albums through John Wesley Harding in mono. I already had mono versions of most of his early records. Wore out my Blonde on Blonde years ago & replaced it with a Sundazed version, & never saw a Columbia mono version of JWH, so I picked up that one. Sound on both is fine - both beat out the Columbia stereo LP versions I had.

So just how different are the mono and stereo versions of the electic stuff, is it a different mix or is it more punch, what are we talking here? :unsure: :unsure: :unsure:

Just going from memory here, but IIRC, the mono BIABH and H61R aren't really any different than their stereo counterparts except for maybe how the instruments blend. BOB, OTOH, has two distinct differences:

1) "Visions of Johanna:" the mono version doesn't have the ride-cymbal taps during the one line of the one of the last verses that the stereo version has;

2) "Sooner or Later (One of Us Must Know):" one version has a piano break where the other version has an organ break. Too tired and lazy to spin the CD to remember which is which.

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The sound on the Mono box, remastered by Mark Wilder, is really good imo.

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I can't believe this has been available for 3 years and I just found out about it...

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You should get the DVD. :)

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Did you see this video for the mono recordings? (where it says "Check Out Related Media"):

Amazon

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It does pain me to post this, but it's a good think piece:

Last Friday night, Bob Dylan chugged through "Highway 61 Revisited" at the Borgata, an Atlantic City, N.J., casino. His always-raspy voice, now deteriorated to a laryngitic croak, echoed through the no-frills ballroom. Security guards wandered the seated audience, enforcing his no-cameras policy. Behind some empty rows in the rear, a handful of dancers shimmied mildly. A trickle of people peeled off for the exit, descending an escalator into the ringing rows of slot machines. One of the walkouts, 50-year-old Warner Christy, said he wouldn't be paying to see the singer again: "I've been scared straight."

For people of influence in any walk of life, from corporate leaders to sports stars, the question of when to leave the stage is a crucial one. Do you go out at the top of your game, giving up any shot at further glory? Or do you dig in until the end, at the risk of tarnishing a distinguished career?

More here:

Should Bob Dylan Retire? - WSJ

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Did you see this video for the mono recordings? (where it says "Check Out Related Media"):

Amazon

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

That SO made my day! Absolutely brilliant!

Edited by Big Al

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Picked up the mono box last week and rather like it. Certainly isn't gonna replace the stereo CDs, but it was definitely worth the bucks!

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Interesting. I like the sound and the mastering on these mono cds so much that I don't see myself listening to the stereo versions much.

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Thanks for posting that. I always did like the "Hard Rain" LP. And do you remember the days when TV specials showed only once, as this did on, IIRC, NBC? I wonder when there'll be a volume of The Bootleg Series devoted to his films and music videos. Have you seen the one for Times Have Changed? YouTube

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Oh no! I read her book last year. She's was very smart. The books as much about The Village in the early sixties as it is about Dylan and is a terrific evocation of the time-- warts and all.

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That photograph on Freewheelin' was a part of my early life. Seems as if everyone's dying.

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Everyone is, just not at once.

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Everyone is, just not at once.

so far.

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That photograph on Freewheelin' was a part of my early life. Seems as if everyone's dying.

Mine too.

We're all (inevitably) aging.

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Everyone is, just not at once.

so far.

Until then...make mine carbonated!

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+1

These days, it's just a block from our apartment--who knew, as a kid growing up in Portland, Oregon, that THAT would happen!

That photograph on Freewheelin' was a part of my early life. Seems as if everyone's dying.

Mine too.

We're all (inevitably) aging.

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