Original Broadway Cast – Hair

8 Aug

CB027 Hair - OBCR CB027 front

The original Broadway cast recording of ‘Hair’ received a Grammy Award in 1968 for Best Score from an Original Cast Show Album. It sold nearly 3 million copies in the U.S. alone by the end of 1969. The orange-and-green cover art is immediately recognizable. Original quadraphonic releases came in three flavors. Q4 reel, CD-4 record and Q8 tape which this transfer was sourced from. Sealed tape graciously provided by rockyofpittsburgh. Enjoy CB

Release: CB027

Source: Q8

Release: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD


18 Responses to “Original Broadway Cast – Hair”

  1. erikdali1 August 18, 2014 at 15:16 #

    Thank you for this release. Hair is a classic album!

  2. gleeksmirt7 August 14, 2014 at 19:31 #

    I’m having a ball listening to this! Many Thanks

  3. smokey901 August 12, 2014 at 13:19 #

    I was pleasantly surprised how good this sounds, much clearer than previous Q8 transfers of Hair that I’ve heard. A nice discrete mix of a classic album.

  4. prefabfan August 12, 2014 at 05:34 #

    Hmmm, my copy has pretty minimal fidelity. Not to look a gift horse but…

    • Owen Smith August 12, 2014 at 10:03 #

      It sounds fine to me. I’m listening to to the DVD-A MLP layer.

  5. lonky53 August 11, 2014 at 17:25 #

    Thanks for this Hair and West Side Story are probably the only 2 Broadway Musicals I ever saw and love too this day..The music of both take me back to my youth.

  6. Owen Smith August 10, 2014 at 14:51 #

    This is great. The lyrics are hilarious, and music is excellent, all round fun. The quad mix is active and good with it, contributes nicely to the experience. The Q8 is about as good as they come, there’s no tape hiss at all that I can hear, freqeuncy response doesn’t seem restricted, and I haven’t noticed any other issues. That sealed Q8 really was worth unsealing to do this transfer, good work Captain.

  7. Owen Smith August 10, 2014 at 14:26 #

    Do listen to the lyrics, I’m currently in hysterics.

  8. matsarnelindgren August 9, 2014 at 16:54 #

    Excellent transfer. Sounds good. Not many recordings from that time were recorded on so many tracks that allowed them to be released in quad. I know there are a few but not that many. Thanks again OD.

  9. bigheadrascal August 8, 2014 at 13:50 #

    I saw Hair. Senior class trip to NYC, May, 1971. Good to hear this and reminisce. Excellent transfer. Sounds terrific! Thanks so much!

  10. kilg0retr0ut August 8, 2014 at 10:15 #

    Many many thanks for this one!

  11. quadrophiliac August 8, 2014 at 04:24 #

    Groovy! My older brother had this when it came out. I’m looking forward to hearing it in quad. Thanks

  12. rockyofpittsburgh August 8, 2014 at 03:49 #

    There is a very long article for the show on Wikipedia. It was revolutionary in its day and had problems getting produced in many cities. In London, it required an act of Parliament to get staged. I remember hearing many of the songs performed by other artists on the radio in the United States: Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In by The Fifth Dimension, Hair by The Cowsills, Good Morning Starshine by Oliver, and Easy To Be Hard by Three Dog Night. There were many others.

  13. jaypfunk August 8, 2014 at 02:24 #


    Does CB happen to have the Q8 of Santana/McLaughlin Love Devotion Surrender??

  14. lupineassassin August 8, 2014 at 01:18 #

    Another classic! Thank you! 😀

  15. zaphod2359 August 8, 2014 at 01:16 #

    once again thank you!Amazing how many hit songs cam from this

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