Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Third Power - We, You, I / Snow (1968) [Original US Single] {FLAC 96/24}

3rd Power - We, You, I / Snow
Original US Single -- 1968 Baron AR 626
~ThePoodleBites rip in 96kHz / 24bit FLAC + full high-resolution scans~

The Third Power: Believe is probably my favorite Detroit psych record. Unfortunately it's getting harder to find a clean copy these days, but even more uncommon than the relatively rare Vanguard LP is this private single, released by the group a couple years beforehand. It's definitely a "loud cut" (read: distortion will be present) but the raw, garage/psych sound and relation to one of the best power trios ever to emerge from the US warrants its inclusion on this blog.

Thanks to C.F. for his assistance in finding a clean-playing copy of this 45!

Only two tracks here (obviously), but don't let the A-side turn you off. I actually prefer "Snow" of the two. That said, the band's vision would become much more refined on their full-length record to emerge in 1970.

Lundborg wrote a micro-blog-post about this 45 single which is here.

Track Listing:
1) "We, You, I" -- 3:25
2) "Snow" -- 2:49

Vinyl Condition: VG+ 
Dynamic Range: DR 12
– Audio-Technica AT150MLx Dual Moving-Magnet Cartridge
– Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Direct Drive Professional Turntable (internal stock preamp/ADC removed)
– TCC TC-754 RIAA Phono Preamp (new regulated power supply, added LM7812 regulator)
– Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 MkII (96kHz / 24bit)
– Adobe Audition CC 2019 (recording)
– iZotope RX 7 Advanced Audio Editor (manual declicking, additional adjustments)
– Audacity 2.3.0 (fades between tracks, split tracks)
– Foobar2000 v1.4.3 (tagging, dynamic range analysis)

Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sMg_DxAVj_3bzkO-hUWWtnyI3hvIBUMi


  1. Thanks for your work with these precious pieces of music.

    1. Thanks for the comment Peter -- stay tuned for more! :)

  2. Incredible rare single- thank you for sharing!

  3. Thanks very much. A great band!