Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Legend - Portrait Of Youth / Enjoy Yourself [Original Single]

The Legend - "Portrait Of Youth" b/w "Enjoy Yourself"
Original 45 RPM Mono Single
Megaphone ‎– R 703
~ThePoodleBites rip in 96kHz / 24bit FLAC + full high-resolution scans~

Here's another really cool single from my colleague C.F. Both songs have been comp'd (the A-side most famously on Boulders, and the flip-side on A Lethal Dose Of Hard Psych), but I think this new and freshly restored transfer transcends the audio quality available elsewhere. The Legend also released an eponymous album on the short-lived Megaphone label, but that album was recorded in part by session musicians in a band-unapproved move towards the pop-rock style; the songs on this 45 are both heavy psych monsters. Breaking from their management, the Legend rebranded themselves Dragonfly and released one killer psych-/hard-rock long-player on the same label in 1968. Dragonfly also features a re-recorded version of "Enjoy Yourself" but most will prefer this single version, which should've justifiably been a major hit. 

Thanks for C.F. yet again for lending out this rare psych monster from his archives!


Track Listing:
1) "Portrait Of Youth" -- 2:47
2) "Enjoy Yourself" -- 2:53

Dynamic Range: DR11

Lineage:
– 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 Audio Editor (manual declicking, EQ subtraction, additional adjustments)
– Audacity 2.3.0 (fades between tracks, split tracks)
– Foobar2000 v1.4.8 (tagging, dynamic range analysis)



Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xrTtXTUMDNV5EhclSZVfPuvcpFQGbNcn?usp=sharing
Enjoy yourself & happy Thanksgiving! :)

4 comments:

  1. Thx so much TPB & C.F. ;)

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  2. Another fantastic rip, sounds much better than the comps. Thank you.

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  3. I bought that "killer" LP that Dragonfly released on this label, back in '68. It is one of my "deserted Island" picks, for sure. Never knew about their history, nor this 45. Thanx!!!

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  4. Alguns Álbuns, or EPS, or Single, que eu já baixei, não consigo obter or captar o
    ÁUDIO, o Áudio é zero às vêzes tem algum ruido.
    Eu não si o que acontece.
    Obrigado, se tive alguma orientação, GIVE ME A HELP !
    ( Help, help i need somebody ... Betles )
    E ME A HELP

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