Friday, October 17, 2014
"Mono Pt. 2": THE WEEKEND MIX
Last month, "Anonymous" suggested a second edition of Mono 45s for a Weekend Mix, so here we go.
The original post is here, if you missed it.
For this round, we have eight original mono singles, six tracks from mono LPs (though the Zombies track is questionable since it has been said that the original mono masters of "Odessey & Oracle" have been lost and it seems unlikely that the mono CD version was mastered off of vinyl), one promo mono album mix and one fold-down, explained below and included because of its scarcity.
Led Zeppelin II...unlike most mono promos, this isn't simply a left channel blended with the right channel mono but has actually been specifically remastered using the CSG process, exclusively for AM radio stations. This was done because the lead vocals & instruments would often sound too loud when heard played back in mono. When the left and right channels were simply added together, the lead vocals or instruments, being equal in level on both channels, would add up to be 3 decibels louder than the mix in Stereo, so the CSG [Compatible Stereo Generator] process was used to neutralise this effect & create a more natural sounding mono from an original stereo master.
Jumping Jack Flash- Rolling Stones
Lucifer Sam- Pink Floyd
The Letter- The Box Tops
Rain- The Beatles
The Trip- Donovan
Love Is A Beautiful Thing- The Rascals
She- The Monkees
The Mighty Quinn- Manfred Mann
Wichita Lineman- Glen Campbell
Brief Candles- The Zombies
Substitute- The Who
A Hazy Shade Of Winter- Simon & Garfunkel
21st Century Schizoid Man- King Crimson
White Room- Cream
Whole Lotta Love- Led Zeppelin
To Sir With Love- Lulu
Have a great, one-channel weekend!