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Mixology: The Mono/Stereo Mix Differences Podcast

Welcome to 'MIXOLOGY', the show where I take Mono, Stereo, and International/Single mixes of classic albums, and compare and contrast all the key differences to create the ultimate in-a-nutshell guide!

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Headquarters by The Monkees

Hello Friends. Today on the show we're returning to LA's favourite foursome, with The Monkees' third LP 'Headquarters'. Their 2nd of 3 LPs release in 1967, this marked their debut as a self contained unit, and was of course released in mono and stereo mixes at the time. However, while the previous albums we have look at from the group were littered with little mixing treats for us to pick out, things are a little more straight forward here. But despite this, which of these mixes should you be seeking out? For Pete's Sake, there's No Time to waste! Happy Listening,FrederickSupport the show and get hours of extra content at: https://www.patreon.com/backtomono Email the show at: backtomonoradio@gmail.com Listen to companion podcast Back to Mono: https://www.mixcloud.com/backtomonoradio/playlists/back-to-mono-complete/ Find me on Instagram @hypnoticfred Join the Facebook Community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/backtomono

25mins

20 Oct 2021

Rank #1

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Pandemonium Shadow Show by Nilsson

Hello Friends! Today we're taking a look at our second (and last) Nilsson album on the show, his fantastic debut 'Pandemonium Shadow Show'. Much like 'Aerial Ballet', this album features some wonderful differences between its 1967 mono and stereo mixes, and once again we'll be subjecting ourselves to the remixes from 'Aerial Pandemonium Ballet' for even deeper comparison. So, without further ado, grab your Cuddly Toy because She's Leaving Home, but is it with the mono or stereo LP? Let's find out... Happy Listening,Frederick P.S. This may be the end of the Nilsson journey on the podcast, but there's more on the Patreon on Mixology on 45, looking at the Rainmaker single and both of it's A-Sides, I Will Take You There & Mourning Glory! Listen, support the show, and get hours of extra content at: https://www.patreon.com/backtomonoEmail the show at: backtomonoradio@gmail.com Listen to companion podcast Back to Mono: https://www.mixcloud.com/backtomonoradio/playlists/back-to-mono-complete/ Find me on Instagram @hypnoticfred Join the Facebook Community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/backtomono

33mins

6 Oct 2021

Rank #2

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Buffalo Springfield Again by Buffalo Springfield

Hello Friends! In our latest Patron requested episode of Mixology we're taking a look at the second album from the short lived LA group Buffalo Springfield, succinctly titled 'Buffalo Springfield Again'. This time we have two contemporary mono and stereo mixes to be looked at, each with their own flavour to be observed, digested, and ultimately hung upside down. So, if you're expecting to fly with the bluebird, why not come along for the ride and let's find out if we should be taking this journey in single or dual channel sound!Happy Listening,Frederick Support the show and get hours of extra content at: https://www.patreon.com/backtomono Email the show at: backtomonoradio@gmail.com Listen to companion podcast Back to Mono: https://www.mixcloud.com/backtomonoradio/playlists/back-to-mono-complete/ Find me on Instagram @hypnoticfred Join the Facebook Community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/backtomono

22mins

22 Sep 2021

Rank #3

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Small Faces by Small Faces

Hello Friends, and today we're in 1967, with Small Faces' first album on the Immediate label, and their second self-titled album overall. Including 14 original compositions, ranging from Pop, Soul, Psych, and Baroque, this album truly covers an undeniably broad range, and leads into a lovely broad range of mixing differences too! So, let's go up the wooden hills to Bedfordshire, and dive right in!Happy Listening,FrederickSupport the show and get hours of extra content at: https://www.patreon.com/backtomono Email the show at: backtomonoradio@gmail.com Listen to companion podcast Back to Mono: https://www.mixcloud.com/backtomonoradio/playlists/back-to-mono-complete/ Find me on Instagram @hypnoticfred Join the Facebook Community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/backtomono

31mins

8 Sep 2021

Rank #4

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Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane

Hello Friends! Today we're travelling to 1967 San Francisco, with the hit LP from Jefferson Airplane, 'Surrealistic Pillow'. Hailed as a revolutionary turning point in the merging of Folk and Psych, this album is home to such hits as 'Somebody To Love' and 'White Rabbit', and wonderfully has two very contrasting mono and stereo mixes! But which should you be listening to? The dry and raw mono, or the reverberant and more psychedelic stereo? Come on the Embryonic Journey, and let's find out...Happy Listening,FrederickSupport the show and get hours of extra content at: https://www.patreon.com/backtomono Email the show at: backtomonoradio@gmail.com Listen to companion podcast Back to Mono: https://www.mixcloud.com/backtomonoradio/playlists/back-to-mono-complete/ Find me on Instagram @hypnoticfred Join the Facebook Community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/backtomono

19mins

25 Aug 2021

Rank #5

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Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles

Hello Friends, and today we're going with a slightly controversial option, and that is The Beatles 1967 US-Only LP 'Magical Mystery Tour'. Originally released as a double EP in the UK (as well as a number of places in the rest of the world), the US rejigged the track order, and filled Side 2 with the non-LP songs from earlier in the year. While another Capitol Hodge-Podge, this album works extremely well, and has now been assimilated into the official catalog, and so today, we're going to be looking at all 11 tracks from this wonderful beastie. With far too many mixes of I Am The Walrus, along with a couple of later mixes from the 70s to bump things up, let's hop on the Coach and go off to meet the Fool on the Hill.Happy Listening,FrederickSupport the show and get hours of extra content at: https://www.patreon.com/backtomono Email the show at: backtomonoradio@gmail.com Listen to companion podcast Back to Mono: https://www.mixcloud.com/backtomonoradio/playlists/back-to-mono-complete/ Find me on Instagram @hypnoticfred Join the Facebook Community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/backtomono

58mins

11 Aug 2021

Rank #6

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Bonus Episode - From Me To You b/w Thank You, Girl by The Beatles (Patreon Sneek Peak)

Hello Friends! On this fine Tuesday afternoon I thought I'd treat my listeners, by sharing an example of the sort of exclusive content supporters over at the Back to Mono Patreon have access to, with an episode of Mixology on 45, the Patreon-Only series where I take a look at non album A and B-sides, and their many occurring mix differences. With this in mind, I've decided to dig out my episode on The Beatles' 3rd single, From Me To You. Here's the original description from my Patreon: In the 3rd installment of Mixology on 45, we're jumping to 1963, with the 3rd single from The Beatles, the great 'From Me To You', and it's flipside 'Thank You, Girl'. These tracks have an interesting history, with From Me To You being mixed in to stereo in 1966 for 'A Collection of Beatles Oldies', and Thank You Girl getting a stereo mix for 'The Beatles' Second Album' in the States, but this was only released after Dexterization. The EMI Stereo mix was not released until 2009! With differences focussed heavily on echo and harmonica, it's once again a rollicking good time with the Fab Four! With this in mind, if you wish to access the rest of the ever growing catalog of Mixology on 45 episodes, as well as extended Back to Mono episodes, Longplayers in Mono, and even Artists in Mono, you can do so at patreon.com/backtomono Happy Listening, Frederick 

8mins

10 Aug 2021

Rank #7

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Happy Together by The Turtles

Hello Friends! Today we're in 1967, with The Turtles, and their wonderful album "Happy Together". Obviously including the title hit, this album has an absolutely wonderful selection of cuts, ranging from the upbeat and uplifting opener "Makin' My Mind Up", to the beautiful ballad "Like The Seasons". However, how does it compare between it's original mono and stereo mixes? The stereo certainly features a number of well thought out panning decisions, but the mono brings in a number of effects used more haphazardly in the stereo. To top it off, we get two mixes only issued on 45s, with missing overdubs and alternate fade outs! So consider this your Guide For The Married Man! Happy Listening,  Frederick  Support the show and get hours of extra content at: https://www.patreon.com/backtomono Email the show at: backtomonoradio@gmail.com Listen to companion podcast Back to Mono: https://www.mixcloud.com/backtomonoradio/playlists/back-to-mono-complete/ Find me on Instagram @hypnoticfred Join the Facebook Community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/backtomono

25mins

28 Jul 2021

Rank #8

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All Summer Long by The Beach Boys

Hello Friends! Today we're basking in the summer of 1964, with The Beach Boys' Summertime Magnus Opus, 'All Summer Long'. Featuring Classics such as I Get Around, Wendy, the title track, and Little Honda, this album was originally released in both mono and stereo mixes, but both versions suffered on two differing tracks. With a modern remix or two to help us out, which of these equally fantastic yet equally compromised mixes is the one to go for? Don't Back Down from the decision, let's find out! Happy Listening,  Frederick  Support the show and get hours of extra content at: https://www.patreon.com/backtomono Email the show at: backtomonoradio@gmail.com Listen to companion podcast Back to Mono: https://www.mixcloud.com/backtomonoradio/playlists/back-to-mono-complete/ Find me on Instagram @hypnoticfred Join the Facebook Community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/backtomono

26mins

14 Jul 2021

Rank #9

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The Spirit of '67 by Paul Revere & The Raiders

Hello Friends! Thanks to the appearance of their music in Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in 2019, Paul Revere & The Raiders have entered into the musical radar of many people, myself included, and this group are like any other when it comes to their Mono & Stereo mixes! With this in mind, I've today chosen to take a look at their defining LP, "The Spirit of '67", with 11 classic tracks, including an alternate single version for good measure in there as well! So, is the added separation and clarity of the Stereo where it's at, or should you seek out a Mono copy of this album for that grit and punch that can drive those more Garage Rocking tracks home? If you're deeply Hungry for the answer, don't wait 1001 Arabian Nights - let's dig in right away! Happy Listening,  Frederick  Support the show and get hours of extra content at: https://www.patreon.com/backtomono Email the show at: backtomonoradio@gmail.com Listen to companion podcast Back to Mono: https://www.mixcloud.com/backtomonoradio/playlists/back-to-mono-complete/ Find me on Instagram @hypnoticfred Join the Facebook Community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/backtomono

30mins

30 Jun 2021

Rank #10