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Bob Dylan - Mixed Up Confusion (45rpm Mono) - Dutch 1966 CBS
16bit/44.1kHz (Redbook Audio for CD burning)

01. Mixed Up Confusion
02. Corinna, Corinna (alt. take)

These mono mixes do not appear officially on CD or any other vinyl release.
The 2nd track doesn't appear anywhere else in any format at all.

Producer: John Hammond

Hardware:
- Technics 1210mk2 
- Jelco SA-750D Tonearm (w/ JAC 501 cable)
- Audio Technica AT-OC9ML/II / AT33Mono 
- Pro-Ject Tube Box SE-2 
- Yamaha CA-1010  
- RME ADI-2 A/D Interface 

Software:
- Audition 3.0 used for adjusting DC bias, editing, (incl. manual removal of clicks 
   and pops), adding gain and making the cue points.
- Click Repair 3.5.3 used with setting Cl: 5, Cr: 0
- CueListTool v1.7 & Mediaval CueSplitter used for generating the .cue's & .m3u's.
- 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 another rare mono treasure.

The B-side is entirely different version from the one we know from Dylan's 2nd album
(recorded at the same session). This track not appear anywhere else other than this single.
 
It's a little bit more complicated with the A-side; there are no less than three different
takes of this song in circulation.
This is the original version as chosen by producer John Hammond and this single
is pretty much the only place where you can hear the original mono version as prepared for release.
The very same take appears in stereo on the revisited 1997 version of the Biograph boxset
but that version, with its wide stereo panorama, diminishes the strength of the song.

The 45 was first released in Dec. 1962 in the US only. It failed to do anything
and sold in small numbers. Pretty soon, it was deleted. But with Dylan's popularity on a
height on the mid-60's, the Dutch division of Columbia/CBS decided to re-release the 45 in
an attractive photo sleeve (with a picture from the Highway 61 sessions) in late 1966. 

Read more here (scroll down to 3/4 of the page): http://www.searchingforagem.com/1960s/1962.htm   

Of course, it would have been nice if I could have used an original 1962 US copy as the source
for this upload but since I cannot afford to spent a couple hundred dollars
on a used 45rpm record, I settled for an exceptionally clean copy of the Dutch '66 reissue. 
It sounds really nice and when I compare this to the Biograph version, I don't think the 
soundquality would have been all that much better when using an original 1962 copy.  

The record was professionally and carefully cleaned in three steps using Audio Intelligent�s 
Enzymantic formula, Super Cleaner Formula, and Ultra pure water on a VPI 16.5 
(using VPI brushes) and Nitty Gritty mini-pro 2. 
Then I spent time manually declicking the wave file (after Click Repair had already been 
applied with a medium setting) to make sure the cleanest and most natural sounding result 
possible was achieved. 

Enjoy!