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Grateful Dead - S/T (1967) === The Mono Version === 
[24bit/96kHz High Resolution FLAC]

01. The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
02. Beat It On Down the Line
03. Good Morning Little School Girl
04. Cold Rain and Snow
05. Sitting on Top of the World 
06. Cream Puff War
07. Morning Dew 
08. New, New Minglewood Blues
09. Viola Lee Blues

All Tracks Are The Original Mono Mixes
Never Available on CD/Official Download in Mono 

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Source:

- The Grateful Dead (LP, Album, Mono) Warner Bros. Records W1689 USA 1967 1A/1A

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Vinyl Recorded & Mastered using:

- Technics 1210mk2 
- Jelco SA-750D Tonearm
- Audio Technica AT33PTG MC 
- Pro-Ject Tube Box SE-2 (using a matched pair of Genalex Gold Lion tubes)
- RME ADI-2 A/D Interface @ 24/96
- Audition 3.0 (editing, manual clean up)
- Click Repair 3.9.1 (light automatic click setting)

All mono recordings were mastered from a single stereo channel, except on selected parts of Tr. 1, 2, 3, 6 & 9 L+R folding was done.

Transfer & Restoration by Prof. Stoned 

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Mastering Note:

This was sourced from a near-mint USA mono pressing and meticulously restored for optimal sound reproduction. 

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Notes: 

Though absent on the recent 50th anniversary edition, this rare mono mix is really the only way this album should be heard. It was 
reissued only once after the 1960's on a limited 2011 vinyl edition (which I haven't heard yet but I'd definitely like to check
it out). 

As for the music itself, this is The Dead still in their infant stage. The music is not yet as psychedelic as the sleeve promises. 
And it has to be said; some of the tracks have not held up too well, but there are also some gems in here (my favorites: "Golden Road", 
"Cold rain & Snow" & the haunting rendition of "Morning Dew"). The band was clearly still searching for a musical direction and would 
go on to explore further on the next few albums.