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Electric Prunes - Electric Prunes (1967) Orig. US Mono
24bit/96kHz (High Resolution Audio)

01. I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) 
02. Bangles 
03. Onie 
04. Are You Lovin' Me More (But Enjoying It Less) 
05. Train for Tomorrow 
06. Sold To The Highest Bidder 
07. Get Me To The World On Time 
08. About a Quarter To Nine 
09. The King Is In The Counting House 
10. Luvin' 
11. Try Me On For Size 
12. The Toonerville Trolley

All tracks Mono.
These mixes did never appear officially on CD except Tr 1, 4, 7 & 10

Produced by Dave Hassinger
Recorded at American Recording Co. by Richie Podolor with Bill Cooper, Early 1967.

- Technics 1210mk2   
- Jelco SA-750D Tonearm (w/ JAC 501 cable)
- Audio Technica AT-33PTG
- Pro-Ject Tube Box SE-2 
- Yamaha CA-1010  
- RME ADI-2 A/D Interface 

- 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 3.7 used with setting Cl: 10  Cr: 0
- CueListTool v1.7 & Mediaval CueSplitter used for generating the .cue's & .m3u's.

Transfer & Restoration by Prof. Stoned


Prof sez:

Here's another one in the series "essential in mono but not available on cd". Transferred from
a vintage copy that was kept sealed for 45 years until I opened it recently.

Mostly known from their big hit and Nuggets anthem "I had too much to dream", there was more to the Prunes than 
just that one psychedelic masterpiece. They released two albums in the classic line-up before being
taken over by producer Dave Hassinger & composer David Axlrod who forced the ambitious but out-of-style 
"Mass in F minor" upon the group, after which the band disintegrated. More Electric Prunes albums
followed though, but these were basically other people playing different music. 

This rare mono mix is much more enjoyable than its stereo counterpart, pretty much in the same way as 
the Stones' album Aftermath. This comparison is of course partly deliberate, since both albums 
share the same producer. Rhino has released four mono tracks on the "Too Much to Dream - Original Group 
Recordings: Reprise 1966-1967" 2CD, but to my taste they sound much better here, in no small part thanks to the 
bright mastering that Dan Hersh seems to be known for. But what do I know, maybe Rhino wants it that way?
I wish I could have included a clean transfer of the rare first 45 as well, but those hardly ever show up on
ebay, and if they do, it's still no guarantee that it will play clean. Maybe, a day...

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. 
I cleaned up some clicks and pops manually. All restoration was done without harming the music.