Never The Same Way Once: Digital Downloads
Announcing Doc & Merle Watson audiophile downloads in 192kHz/24bit and 96kHz/24bit FLAC
digital downloads

You’ve been asking for it, so by popular demand, we bring you hi-res digital downloads of Never the Same Way Once: Live at the Boarding House- May 1974, available as full box sets, or as individual shows, from our partners at Acoustic Sounds. Mastered by Bear’s colleague Jeffrey Norman from the original vault tapes, with Plangent Processes to correct timing irregularities in the historic mechanical tape transports. These follow our celebrated all-analog audiophile releases on reel-to-reel tape and 45 RPM vinyl. Bear chased the purest sound possible, always seeking out the best equipment available, or building his own. He mentored countless professional sound engineers through the years, and attracted a loyal following of audiophiles. We’re honoring his work with these special editions, which capture some of the very finest live music recordings of Bear’s era, brought back to life with the finest talent and techniques available today.

Digital Downloads
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Merle and Doc Watson
Never the Same Way Once
Full Set Downloads
May 1st to May 4th, 1974
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Merle and Doc Watson
Never the Same Way Once
First Night Downloads
May 1st, 1974
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Merle and Doc Watson
Never the Same Way Once
Second Night Downloads
May 2nd, 1974
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Merle and Doc Watson
Never the Same Way Once
Third Night Downloads
May 3rd, 1974
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Merle and Doc Watson
Never the Same Way Once
Fourth Night Downloads
May 4th, 1974

100 Gram 45 RPM Vinyl

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Merle and Doc Watson
Never the Same Way Once
May 2nd, 1974
Double LP Set

Compact Discs

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Merle and Doc Watson
Never the Same Way Once
May 1st to 4th, 1974
7 CD Box Set

Reels

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Merle and Doc Watson
Never the Same Way Once
May 2nd, 1974
2 Reel Box Set

Merch

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Merle and Doc Watson
Never the Same Way Once
By Mike Dubois
Signed and Numbered
Edition of 200

Words of Praise for ‘Never The Same Way Once’

These discs blew me away. The sound is phenomenal! It’s like your sitting in the room with Doc and Merle. I got an emotional response from hearing Doc so clear. I can’t say enough about the sound quality. It’s worth buying for that alone. But that’s only a part of what makes this set a real gem; four superb nights with Doc and Merle playing at their best. Plus the banter is wonderful. The Owsley folks must have released this set first to get people pumped for more because it is so good. I can’t say enough positive things about this boxed set and can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeve. E. Witz

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The "Save The Music!" campaign seeks to raise money to enable the digitization, preservation, and release of Bear's Sonic Journals, a trove of over a thousand live concert recordings from the heart of the psychedelic era. Donations are much appreciated and are in fact essential to our ability to preserve and release future recordings!

Donate via our secure form, or send checks made out to the Owsley Stanley Foundation to: Owsley Stanley Foundation PO Box 625 Occidental, Ca 95465 We were officially granted 501(c)(3) nonprofit status by the IRS in December 2012. Any donations given prior to the granting of our nonprofit status are fully deductable.

Adopt-A-Reel Program:  For donations of $400 or more, we will work with you to select one of Bear’s Sonic Journals for priority preservation. Along with other recognition of your generous contribution, if the recording you select is viable for future release by OSF, you will receive a liner note credit.

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