Don't blame "that funny early two channel deal" It was 1964.That's the "genius" of Rudy Van Gelder.If you are unsuccessful in your search,I likely have an extra mono around somewhere.
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My mono copy sound WAY better than my late 70's ultra thin bad pressing. This would come as no surprise to any audiophile. However when I got the new deluxe CD (for the extras) I thought it sounded pretty good, a definite improvement mix-wise over the bad pressing. But still, in the final analysis, the mono is king. Beautiful thick vinyl, fantastic detail, dark luscious ambience. I think the same way about all the old Impulse releases, and all the old Beatles mono's too.
NOTE: check out Pharoah Sanders monos on Impulse especially.