Archive | June, 2014

Focus – Moving Waves

30 Jun

Focus - Moving Waves DS398 front

Album info

Release: DS398

Source: Q8



Bobby Goldsboro – Summer (The First Time)

27 Jun

Bobby Goldsboro - Summer (The First Time) CB017 frontLink

Not quadraphonic friends but no less than the official Quadrasonic from United Artist. I hope we can tell the difference. The title song which is about summer was the big hit here on this tape. Bobby also did a good job with track 04 ‘Killing Me Softly With Her Song’. I liked track 06 ‘Marlena’ a real toe tapper but didn’t it sound sort of like ‘Candida’ by Tony Orlando & Dawn? But now my big favorite is track 09 ‘Mississippi Delta Queen’ with those big fat horns. Coupling that with the cadence and rhythm of lyrics makes it a real bell ringer for the Captain. This was originally only available as a Q8. I wish to express my thanks for the tape which was supplied by Lupine. Enjoy CB

Album info

Release: CB017

Source: Q8



Kellee Patterson – Maiden Voyage

23 Jun

Album info

Release: DS174f-2

Source: QS CD

Process: QS/IIa



Chicago – IV: At Carnagie Hall

18 Jun

Chicago - IV DS395f front

As is well known, out of Chicago’s first ten albums, only Chicago IV, a 4 LP set recorded at The Carnegie Hall, was never released in quad, even though it was planned to be. The main reason for it’s cancellation was probably down to sound quality, which was primarily down to the poor acoustics in the hall.

During testing of an improved version of the Ambisonic SuperStereo process, i used two albums, one being a nice baroque album supplied by Owen Smith, and the other was Chicago IV. The results have moved me to break one of my own rules.

As this blog is dedicated to the decoding of quadraphonic & surround encoded material, this is a one off release.

I hope you all enjoy it in the way it is meant: to complete the ten album series in quad.

Album info

Release: DS395f

Source: Stereo CD

Process: Ambi-SuperStereo (UHJ-SS/IIa)

Format: 2 x DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD


Janis Ian – Aftertones

16 Jun

Janis Ian - Aftertones DS394f front

Album info

Release: DS394f

Source: SQ LP

Process: SQ/II



Norrie Paramor – 40 Years Of BBC T.V. Themes

13 Jun

Norrie Paramor - 40 Years Of Television DS393f frontWithdrawn due to pending new ‘Hydra’ decode

Released in 1976 and marked as stereo, it is actually an un-marked Matrix-H encoded album. This discovery takes the number of known commercially released Matrix-H albums to four!

Release: DS393f

Source: Matrix-H LP

Process: H-77/II


Another UHJ Broadcast

10 Jun

Again, a bit late, but Radio 4 Extra are broadcasting the radio series : ‘A Confidential Agent’ in UHJ this week.

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