Magnavox Album Of Christmas Music

12 Dec

A “sampler” album of Christmas songs, mostly specially mixed for this release, and by some artists who never had any other Quad releases.
Includes tracks by: Andre Kostelanetz, Tony Bennett, Patti Page, Lynn Anderson, Peter Nero, Richard Tucker, E.Power Biggs, Percy Faith & Richard Kiley.

Release: DS124f

Source: SQ LP

Process: SQ*Final/I.



7 Responses to “Magnavox Album Of Christmas Music”

  1. mactwit December 22, 2015 at 12:01 #

    Thought I’d make a comment, even though this isn’t a recent release. At 25 minutes it’s not long, but it manages to present considerable variety in that time. Not everything is memorable, perhaps, but it’s a festive and pleasant blend. The last three selections are my favorites, all for different reasons. The Holly and the Ivy, besides the organ, is performed by a choir, doing a great job of the old carol. I Wonder as I Wander features the Percy Faith Orchestra, and I am a great admirer of the sound produced by those strings! Instantly recognizable. Lastly, Richard Kiley performs my favorite Christmas Song, Panis Angelicus. While there are better performances, this is a former Broadway star I have very few recordings of.

    While I didn’t notice anything remarkable about the quadraphonics, it certainly is great to have these four-channel rarities!

  2. OxfordDickie December 16, 2012 at 10:24 #

    Simply it's accurate. Anything pre- * is replaced, and the latest (and i suspect last) versions using SQ*Final/I. is the best version by far… Too complex to explain in a short post

  3. gjwAudio December 16, 2012 at 01:16 #

    Hi OD
    Can you please describe the difference(s) between 2011's DS124 release and 2012's DS124f… is there any advantage to this particular collection of songs from using the SQ*Final/I process ?

    (…better to save this month's bandwidth limit for something “new”, unless there's a “day and night” change)

    In any event, thank you for all the Christmas music choices… very enjoyable to have a wide choice of quad selections dedicated to The Season.

  4. Jack S December 13, 2012 at 15:26 #

    Nice album!
    I'm always pleasantly surprised that SQ vinyl can hold up so well over such a long time — 40 years!
    Thank you and Merry Christmas, everyone!

  5. OxfordDickie December 13, 2012 at 09:10 #

    Yes, i removed it. It will be re-released next christmas in an improved version

  6. Inquadwetrust December 13, 2012 at 09:02 #

    Looking forward to hearing this one.

    Did I dream it or did you put up a quad of Britten's 'Ceremony of Carols' last year? I've been listening to that again and it's superb. I looked to find it to put a comment but couldn't see it.

  7. quadro forever December 6, 2011 at 08:16 #

    THX! I can't find words, just hope that this is not the last Christmas yet…

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