June 30, 2020
One of the most sought after mono mixes from the sixties, Simon & Garfunkel's Bookends is full of tasty treats for us to digest in both the mono and stereo mixes of the album, as well as 2 unique mono single mixes, including the classic Mrs. Robinson! So join us as we board a Greyhound for Pittsburgh on the hunt for Joe Di'maggio, and dig in!
Happy Listening, Freddie
June 16, 2020
Hello Friends! In 1967 The Hollies released their last LP with Graham Nash, Butterfly, a glorious exploration of pop-psych, and luckily for us, they got the mixes all mixed up around the globe! From the already vastly different UK Mono & Stereo mixes, via the German Stereo mix, to the US only Dear Eloise/King Midas In Reverse Mono & Stereo mixes, along with an Aussie B-Side, and even two non-LP cuts, this is by far our deepest dive yet.
June 3, 2020
Hello Friends, and welcome to the main event! The first album that really made me take notice of mono/stereo mixing, and one of the most successful LPs of all time, The Beatles' 8th is undoubtedly a feat in studio engineering. To most, a fascinating collection of songs and sounds. To us, a greater window for differences to arise between the mixes of the album, and indeed there are plenty! So don your moustache and badges, choose your outfit, and get ready for our deepest dive yet.
May 20, 2020
In our first look at The Beach Boys on Mixology, we're taking a dive into the group's 5th studio album, Shut Down Volume 2, originally released on Capitol in March 1964 in the US, and July 1964 in the UK. Released in both dedicated mono and stereo mixes upon release, 3 of the tracks also received alternative mixes and edits for release on 45. So let's take a dive in to one of the more unusual - yet vitally important - early LPs in The Beach Boys' canon.
May 5, 2020
Hello Friends, today we're going to be taking a look at The Monkees' second LP, and their first of 3 releases in 1967, More of The Monkees. Recorded across many different studios by no less than 7 producers, this hodge-podge of an album has plenty of mix differences across its mono, stereo, and mono TV mix counterparts from 1966/67! So don your wool hat, grab a fistful of maracas, and let us explore every nook and cranny of this pop classic.
Thanks for Listening - Freddie
April 24, 2020
Hello Friends, and welcome to Mixology. If you want a small taste of what you're letting yourself in for, I've prepared a little introduction, looking at the track 'Help!' By The Beatles from 1965, and comparing the Mono and Stereo mixes available of it. Happy Listening - Freddie
April 22, 2020
Hello Friends, and welcome back to Mixology! In this month's episode, we're going to be taking a look at The Kinks album 'Something Else by The Kinks', released September 15th 1967 in the UK, in two very contrasting Mono and Stereo mixes! Featuring mixes from both the original 1967 releases, a trusty German stereo mix of album highlight 'Afternoon Tea', and a bonus session outtake, there's plenty here to sink our teeth in to.
Thanks for listening - Frederick
April 22, 2020
Hello Friends, and welcome to Mixology! For our first episode, we're going to be taking a look at The Beatles album 'Rubber Soul', released on December 3rd 1965 in the UK - with unique Mono and Stereo mixes, and luckily for us, some great international variants! Using mixes from the original UK Releases, the US Stereo LP, and the Rarer US 'Echo Enhanced' Stereo LP, there's no shortage of variations to look at!
Thanks for listening,