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Fleetwood Mac - I Believe My Time Ain't Long (1967) {Orig. UK Mono} 
24bit/96kHz (Hi-Rez Audio for DVD Burning)

01. I believe My Time Ain't Long *
02. Rambling Pony

These mono mixes have never appeared officially on CD (or elsewhere).

Producer: Mike Vernon
Engineer: Mike Ross
Recorded at CBS Studio, New Bond Street, London. September 9, 1967

Line up:
Peter Green: Vocal, Guitar, Harmonica
Jeremy Spencer: Vocal *, Slide-Guitar
Mick Fleetwood: Drums
Bob Brunning: Bass

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 adjusting DC bias, editing, (incl. manual removal of clicks 
   and pops), adding gain and making the cue points.
- Click Repair 3.4.1 used with setting Cl: 15, Cr: 0
- CueListTool v1.7 & Mediaval CueSplitter used for generating the .cue's & .m3u's.

Transfer & Restoration by Prof. Stoned

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Prof. sez:

Another one in the series "essential in mono but not available on cd". 

This single was Fleetwood Mac's very first release ever. Much in the same vain as 'Wrapping paper' 
by Cream, it was not exactly a spectacular musical starting point. It sold poorly and finding a 
copy in good condition is pretty difficult. The original mono mixes heard here are not available 
elsewhere. The two tracks were remixed in stereo in 1969 for the 'Pious Bird of Good Omen' album 
and those are the versions that have appeared on LP & CD since.
 
This was transferred from an EX copy.
The records are breathtakingly quiet and after a light declick, folding the two mono channels 
together and some manual restoration work, I think I've achieved an almost tape like quality.
There is absolutely no groove wear.

Enjoy!

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Fleetwood Mac - Black Magic Woman {Orig. UK Mono 45} 
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01. Black Magic Woman 
02. The Sun Is Shining 

Both tracks Mono and officially unavailable on CD or anywere else.

Producer: Mike Vernon
Engineer: Mike Ross
Recorded at CBS Studio, New Bond Street, London. February 22, 1968

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 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: 5, Cr: 0
- CueListTool v1.7 & Mediaval CueSplitter used for generating the .cue's & .m3u's.

Transfer & Restoration by Prof. Stoned

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Prof. sez:

Another one in the series "essential in mono but not available on cd". I'm rather proud of this one. 
Thanks to my good friend Aaron, who supplied me this beautiful NM copy with unworn grooves, I'm able 
to present you the rare original mix in sublime quality.     

BMW is a pretty well-known track, but the version we all know is of course the stereo mix that was 
prepared in 1969, more than a year after the initial recording.
So, for historical reasons alone, the mono mix is a must-hear (if you like this track, anyway).
But other than that, it is a much fatter sounding mix and it lasts 6 seconds longer than the stereo.
We also get to hear a different take of TSIS compared to the better known stereo version (which was
also prepared for the 1969 compilation album "The Pious bird of good omen").
This track may well be one of Jeremy Spencer's finest moments; loud abrasive vocals, 
a great lyric and a mean slide-guitar, all in the best Elmore tradition, of course. 

This was the band's 2nd single, released in May 1968, shortly after their debut album had come out.
Despite the fact that the album was a surprise hit, not all that many copies of the 7" were sold, 
which makes it quite difficult to find a clean copy these days. I have been actively looking for 
three years. Only the first 45 is probably even harder to find but I already did that one 
(check my mono-rip of the first album).

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 manually declicked the wave file (after Click Repair had already been applied with a light setting) 
to make sure the cleanest and most natural sounding result possible was achieved.

Enjoy!

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Fleetwood Mac - Need Your Love So Bad {Original UK Mono 45} 
24bit/96kHz (Hi-Rez Audio for DVD Burning)

01. Need Your Love So Bad 
02. Stop Messin' Round (Take 5)

Both tracks Mono and officially unavailable on CD or 33rpm LP.

Producer: Mike Vernon
Engineer: Mike Ross
Recorded at CBS Studio, New Bond Street, London. April 28, 1968

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 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: 5, Cr: 0
- CueListTool v1.7 & Mediaval CueSplitter used for generating the .cue's & .m3u's.

Transfer & Restoration by Prof. Stoned

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Prof. sez:

Another one in the series "essential in mono but not available on cd". This was the band's 3rd UK 
single and the last one to receive a separate mono mix. 

As with the first two UK singles, the original 45 mixes have not been available for very long.
Five of those six sides were remixed to stereo in 1969 for the compilation album "Pious bird of good 
omen", and those are the versions we have heard for the last 45 years. On this A-side, the strings 
are quite different from the 1969 remix, and it has a much fatter sound. The B-side is a different
recording from the version on "Mr. Wonderful" (Take 4). Take 5 was not remixed to stereo until the 
90's and instead the album version was used on subsequent FM compilation albums. Again, the 45 mix 
sounds much better and more authentic.
 
I have been actively looking for quality copies of this single for more than five years. Although 
medium scarce, the challenge was to find one without groovewear, which considering the delicate loud 
cutting on both sides is quite an undertaking. Many were auditioned and did not make the grade. And 
when I finally had two clean sounding copies at my disposal, they were still notable differences in 
playback quality. Each side here came from a different copy, but luckily no patch work was needed. 
Side A came out pretty clean, but you may notice that the other side is still a bit hot sounding.  

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) & 
Nitty Gritty mini-pro 2. I manually declicked the wave file (after Click Repair had already been 
applied with a light setting) to make sure the cleanest and most natural sounding result possible 
was achieved.

Enjoy!