(love) | Love [Da Capo] Original Monarch Mono
(love) | Love [Da Capo] Original Monarch Mono
(love) | Love [Da Capo] Original Monarch Mono
(love) | Love [Da Capo] Original Monarch Mono

Da Capo
Original Monarch Mono

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This is a BEAUTIFUL Elektra Gold Label Mono Original pressed at Monarch, a version with a well-deserved reputation among audiophiles and collectors. Speaking generally, I tend to prefer a good stereo mix over a mono one but there’s something thrilling about hearing a song like Seven And Seven is with everything pushed front and center, right in your face and doing work. There are a few albums that I like to keep around in both stereo and mono formats because the experience is so different; among them are the first Doors album, Kind Of Blue, and the first two Love albums. I mean, I'd love to keep multiple versions of all of my favorite around, but at some point we need to make room for other things besides records in this house.

This is an incredibly clean copy and it plays very well. The sound is very strong -- super rich and full-bodied with a killer bottom end and real immediacy to the vocals. I don't think I could find a nicer copy than this one, and I'm out digging all the time. A superb copy that sounds amazing for some of Love's best songs: "Orange Skies," "Stephanie Knows Who," "Seven And Seven Is," and the great "She Comes In Colors".

Vinyl: EX (I bet I never see a cleaner mono OG)
Cover: VG+ (light rainwear, light wear to corners and edges)
Play notes: Probably the best sounding mono copy I've heard, also probably the quietest - just some light surface noise behind the music in a few spots.