* 16/44 lossless TORRENT MONO now seeding *
01-farewell, angelina (b.dylan)
02-daddy, you been on my mind (b.dylan
03-it's all over now, baby blue (b.dylan)
04-the wild mountain thyme (trad. mcpeake family)
05-ranger's command (w.guthrie)
07-satisfied mind (rhodes-hays)
08-the river in the pines (trad. Americana)
09-pauvre ruteboeuf (ruteboeuf, ferre)
10-sagt mir wo die blumen sind (where have all the flowers gone - p.seeger)
11-a hard rain's a-gonna fall (b.dylan)
I have been listening to this LP for a few years now, but mostly in Stereo Format. My stereo
copy is pretty dodgy, and a few months back I found a very nice USA mono pressing.
I personally am not a huge Baez fan, as her quivering vocal gymnastics can grate
those nerves in a caterwailing quality.
And like some of the most dynamic Jazz and Classical records, it takes a pretty
special Cartridge/Stylus to track her range.
(really, no joke, I had to play with 3 carts to get a good smooth transfer of her Sometimes-SSSSyy SSSParkle SSSaturation in her Voice delivery to get it SSSmooth and less Rasspy.. I think I got it 75% right on the transfer)
It is all the same takes, but it's a true Mono Mix.
The Stereo doesn't
sound much different really, just the placement of the voice is off to the right a bit
and sounds further away and is a tad more naked.
The Mono sounds (like is common) more punchy, and there is a slight bit more
Reverb added to her voice. I like the balance slightly more on the Mono mix
and this to my knowledge is the first time anyone has offered the Mono LP
JOAN BAEZ DOES DYLAN, DONOVAN WITH A FEW OTHER HITS IN BETWEEN
The cover of Donovan's song "colours" is so smooth, the Acoustic bass just throbs and keeps
a great glue contrasting Joan's range.