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Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1967) Orig. US Mono
16bit/44.1kHz (Redbook Audio for CD burning)

01. Summertime Blues
02. Rock Me Baby 
03. Doctor Please 
04. Out of Focus 
05. Parchment Farm 
06. Second Time Around 

All tracks Mono.
These mixes did appear officially on CD but were sourced from worn vinyl.

Produced by Abe 'Voco' Kesh
Recorded at Amigo Studios, North Hollywood, CA by John MacQuarrie, Fall 1967

Hardware:
- Technics 1210mk2 
- Jelco SA-750D Tonearm (w/ JAC 501 cable)
- Audio Technica AT33PTG MC
- Pro-Ject Tube Box SE-2 
- Yamaha CA-1010  
- RME ADI-2 A/D Interface 

Software:
- Audition 3.0 used for editing, (incl. manual removal of clicks and pops) & adding gain.
- Click Repair 3.9.1 used with setting Cl: 10, Cr: 0 and mono summing
- MBit+ dithering and Sox Resampler used for converting to standard wav format.

Transfer & Restoration by Prof. Stoned

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Prof sez:

Here's a slice of awesome proto-stonerrock. Transferred from a vintage copy that was kept sealed 
in its plastic innerbag for 47 years until I opened it recently. Sundazed have done a 
reissue of this mono mix, initially on LP in 2012 and later on CD as well. However, their master 
was sourced from a noisy vinyl copy with patches from a folded stereo source to cover up 
innergroove distortion. We must assume this means that the monauraul mastertapes were probably 
thrown out to save some space.

That would be a terrible shame because the mono mix is far superior to the stereo version and 
holds up much better to today's standards. It brings out all the raw power of the rhytmn section
and puts the guitar solo's on a more even level with the backing track, even though it is far
from a audiophile masterpiece.
    
Enjoy!


P.S.: make sure to check out the 1967 demo's of Summertime Blues & Doctor Please on youtube.