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Grateful Dead - Aoxoamoxoa (1969) === The Original 1969 Mix === 
[16bit/44.1kHz CD Quality FLAC]

01. St. Stephen	      	
02. Dupree's Diamond Blues	      	
03. Rosemary	      	
04. Doin' That Rag	      	
05. Mountains Of The Moon	      	
06. China Cat Sunflower	      	
07. What's Become Of The Baby	      	
08. Cosmic Charlie	 

All Tracks Are The Original Stereo Mixes
This Version Never Available on CD/Official Download



- Aoxomoxoa (LP, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records WS 1790 USA 1969 (1B/1B Matrix)


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)
- MBit+ dithering and Sox Resampler used for converting to standard wav format.

Transfer & Restoration by Prof. Stoned 

Photo's of the original 1969 promotional pressing are included.


Mastering Note:

If you're reading this, you probably are aware of the fact that two different mixes of this album exist: the original from 1969 and the remix from 
1971 which has since graced almost every reissue. Apparantly, the original production 1969 tapes where lost or thrown out somewhere along the way, 
because they were never used again after the intitial release. Only once was the original mix ever reissued, as part of a 2010 vinyl-only box-set*. 
However, it used an inferior master (very dull sound with strong use of noise reduction). Hard to believe that one got okayed, considering the 
meticulous standards the band holds when it comes to remastering their studio and live recordings.  

This new version serves two points: 1) the original mix has fine fidelity, or at least much better than the 180gr reissue would have you believe 
and 2) the original version rocks! I consider it far superior to the revisionist remake, which mostly tends to clean up the rough spots and minimize 
the overall chaotic and psychedelic atmosphere.

Lastly, the attentive listener may notice a few clicks and distortion; these are part of the original recordings.
* Despite claims that the original master was used on the 2013 high-definition remastering for download, it uses the remixed version (again).



This is probably my favorite Dead LP. It is the only place where the band's bluesroots, the earlier psychedelic leanings and the later countryrock-
influenced song-writing come together. Reportedly, the album cost $180,000 to make and that included the aborted earlier sessions, leaving the band 
deeply in debt with their record company Warner Bros. Although the Dead would go on to clean up their financial difficulties and achieve greater 
success with the following two studio albums, this album stands as a testimonial to the band's eclectic genius (though any deadhead will now probably 
tell me the real gold's in the live recordings).