Blood, Sweat & Tears – Greatest Hits

31 Jul

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Greatest Hits DS285f front

Release: DS285f

Source: SQ LP

Process: SQ/II



16 Responses to “Blood, Sweat & Tears – Greatest Hits”

  1. Rick August 26, 2016 at 18:53 #

    That’s an “A” above High C on a Bb Trumpet Owen. That was Lew Soloff, RIP. He passed on to a better gig last March……

    • Owen Smith August 26, 2016 at 23:45 #

      I had to find what I wrote, I made the comment about the screaming high trumpet just over three years ago. Unsurprisingly I’d forgotten all about it. But yes, an A above high C is damed high, most players can’t get much or at all above high C itself. Myself included, but that’s on tuba so not really the same thing.

  2. Jorge Rey December 22, 2014 at 02:54 #

    Thanks for this one, left surround channel is 90 degrees out of phase, I inverted and sounds ok after aligning the wavs to the bit in each of the songs.
    Same problem I found in a release of Aretha Franklin, Best Of, DVD-A.

    • oxforddickie December 22, 2014 at 08:36 #

      I would doubt that

      • Jorte Misiero December 23, 2014 at 02:25 #

        Just take a look at the waves, Left surround is inverted and it sound funny when you play it with the Right surround.

        • oxforddickie December 23, 2014 at 03:46 #


          So you altered the phase of the rear left channel by 90 degrees. So i can try to understand what you’ve done, which way did you alter it.

          I’m also wondering why you find do the same thing on a CD-4 decode solves the save issue you have with the album you mentioned.

          • Jorte Misiero December 23, 2014 at 04:09 #

            I mount the .iso file in a virtual drive, got DVD Audio Extractor to extract the MLP 48000Hz/24Bits 4 Channels, in separate wav pcm uncompress, one per channel in each song, then open in Audition in multitrack, inverted the Left surround channel, save it, then you can put then back as MLP or DTS.
            I think the error was at the moment of recording it to digital, the LS channel was inverted, the + in the place of the – in the connection.

            • oxforddickie December 23, 2014 at 04:20 #

              I thought you said you altered the left channel by 90 degrees, but you didn’t say whether it was + or -, and now you say you inverted it.

              And i’m sorry, i don’t understand the last sentence.

          • Jorte Misiero December 23, 2014 at 04:19 #

            The other album was taken years ago from a russian place, it was a real to real tape, the guy who did it inverted the left surround channel, as in this release, it might be that this CD-4 is made from factory with this error.

            • oxforddickie December 23, 2014 at 04:24 #

              If memory serves me right it was a Jackson 5 title. and it was a CD-4 album and not a Q4.

              • Jorte Misiero December 23, 2014 at 05:49 #

                I was referring to a person who rip a quad real to real tape of Aretha and inverted the 3rd Ch of it, and share it in a DVD Audio,I can send you a link of the place if you can read Russian, but that DVD audio is not for share anymore in any place on the net, a year later there was a company who put it for sale in the market, I never hear that release from that company, it might be ok.
                DS285f is inverted in the 3rd Ch, as well as DS205f, I just test it and found it to be 90 out of phase too. I can send you if you like and let me know how, the 2 left channel of the song you prefer of both releases, one the way it is and another after correction, I hope I’m not been annoying in any way, is just for the sake of the good sound.

                • oxforddickie December 23, 2014 at 06:12 #

                  You seem confused whether it’s 90 degrees out of phase (you still haven’t replied to whether it’s + or -) or inverted.

                  Also you now saying another title has the same problem.

                  My reply is that the left channel is correctly in phase in relation to the fronts and rear right, as per SQ specifications.

                  You’ve also failed to explain the last comment in your last posting.

  3. Owen Smith August 17, 2013 at 16:48 #

    Great stuff, not a band I’ve heard before though it turns out a couple of tracks are famous and I go “hang on I know this one”.

    Being a tuba player I love the little tuba solo in track 3 and the extensive use of brass accompaniment throughout. They’re all good players too. Listing for the screaming high trumpet notes that keep appearing, the one at the end of track 3 is a pretty good example.

  4. joeerand August 1, 2013 at 01:44 #

    Thank you.

  5. jaypfunk July 31, 2013 at 19:17 #

    Like this a lot but the single edits bug me. I’d rather listen to the 2nd album for the full versions of the hits from that one.

  6. zaphod2359 July 31, 2013 at 16:27 #

    YESSS!!Love this album

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