Roy Clark – The Best Of

4 Mar

Roy Clark - The Best of Roy Clark CB014 frontLink

Roy Clark is one the best pickers from our generation and deserves more credit as a virtuoso than he gets. This title was only released as quadraphonic on the Q8 format. The Captain had more than a few issues with this cartridge including steaming and ironing out the 40 year old wrinkles. You will notice some imperfection and I hope they are acceptable until a better copy comes along. Enjoy   CB

Release: CB014

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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15 Responses to “Roy Clark – The Best Of”

  1. Brian Moura September 12, 2014 at 02:59 #

    Carribean Cruise by Danny Davis & the Nashville Brass would be great !

  2. vax2man March 10, 2014 at 23:30 #

    We had a stereo record of this album when I was growing up. My father liked Roy Clarks’s version of “Malaguena”. Amazing to hear it in quad after all these years. Thanks for all of your hard work in preserving this little gem!

    • timalina2 April 26, 2015 at 18:08 #

      Malaguena seems to be missing on my copy of this. Great rip otherwise.

  3. Owen Smith March 6, 2014 at 19:27 #

    The sound quality here is FAR better than I was expecting. It’s quite respectable for a Q8 and I doubt you’ll find a better copy. The ironing and steaming were clearly worth the effort you put in, the results are excellent.

    Musically this appeals to me more than some of the other guitar releases. Perhaps it’s a bit more of a mainstream or UK friendly sound? As ever speaker seperationg is great, this being Q8,s only strength compared to matrix formats.

  4. gregtanner March 6, 2014 at 10:14 #

    Sorry… forgot to ask… i have a pretty good Q4 rip of Black Sabbath – Paranoid ( i’m not sure who ripped it… could have even been you hehe ) but i’m always on the look out for a version that’s even better, and the deluxe edition DVD was really disappointing… i was wondering if you had a Q4 or Q8 of this album ?

    • captainbeyond55 March 7, 2014 at 00:28 #

      Must admit not guilty concerning your Q4 rip of Black Sabbath – Paranoid. Like you the Captain is on the look out for this title. Report from the crow’s nest reveals no treasure in sight only a hole in my pocket where coin use to be.Good luck with your adventure and smooth sailing.

  5. gregtanner March 6, 2014 at 09:55 #

    I’m a guitarist too CB so i appreciate these “guitar releases”… keep them coming… 😉

  6. joeerand March 5, 2014 at 15:29 #

    Thanks for your work on this!

  7. gregtanner March 5, 2014 at 03:38 #

    Thanx for this one CB… sounds much better than i expected it would, and as is mostly usual with Q8’s, the instrument separation is great…

    • captainbeyond55 March 6, 2014 at 03:15 #

      It turned out better than I expected. Lots of repair went into this labor of joy. Happy you enjoyed it.

  8. Owen Smith March 4, 2014 at 21:26 #

    I’ve never heard of ironing the tape before. Hopefully it won’t produce a hot mix (groan).

    While these guitar releases are quite nice, you have issued a lot of them. Some variety would be nice. I know you’re sticking to stuff that was only issued on Q4 or Q8 and thus restricted in what you issue, but I’d like to see what else is available. Or is what you’ve issued a representative sample of the releases that only made it onto Q4 or Q8?

    Please don’t take this as a criticism, it’s just a question/suggestion.

    • captainbeyond55 March 6, 2014 at 03:12 #

      Hot mix…. (he he ha ha) and I was worried about a flat response. Understand you are a musician. I am also with the guitar being my instrument of choice. You’re right as it does appear that guitar players and guitar bands loom large in the small CB catalog. They are not a fair representation or cross section of Q8’s entire legacy catalog whatsoever. Q8’s had a rather large and varied range of musical genres whereas the Q4’s had fewer titles with less pop or rock. I do like to offer titles that were only released on the Q8 format as that makes sense. The Q8 has its distractions and other source formats are always preferred when available. The Q4’s on the other hand are rarer, can be expensive, with some examples showing their age or having binder issues. A sticky mess.

      Point well taken and I shall make an effort to mix it up a bit. Please note that the Captain’s booty only contains a small range of titles ever offered. However could float something up to the top of the ‘repair & to do’ stack. Let’s see.. how about Henry Mancini, Urbie Green, Free Design, Phil Bodner, Herb Alpert & TTB, Doc Severinsen , Captain and Tennille, Danny Davis and The Nashville Brass, Billy Preston or my favorite Various Artist. Always thought that would make a good name for a band. Thanks for your input and feedback much appreciated.

    • Owen Smith March 6, 2014 at 09:52 #

      While we’re on the subject of the Q4/Q8 catalogues, did either of them have classical releases that weren’t on other formats? I appreciate classical on Q8 might be a bit disappointing sonically.

      And if Q4 had less pop/rock, what sort of stuff was released on Q4?

      As for the tape binder issues, that’s why master tapes are often baked. The issue is it has to be done at a low temperature in an oven with very stable temperature control. The switch to non whale oil binder in the early 1970s produced a horrible hygroscopic binder which absorbs water vapour and degenerates as a result.

      • captainbeyond55 March 7, 2014 at 02:27 #

        Your two questions are interesting knowledge to consider. You make me wonder as well. There must be some qualified individual who knows the answers. If I may suggest Mark Anderson’s Quadraphonic Discography as a starting point. Think you can sort his list by classical and by format too. I refer to it upon occasion.

        You are spot on about the whale by-product used in the binder being replaced by an inferior synthetic substitute. Some tapes are affected while others are not. Baby sitting a food dehydrator for hours with 30 minute flips I have had better than 90% success baking these stubborn reels. Who knew the Captain would be baking and ironing 40 year old magnetic media. The future can be so strange.

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