The Flames – The Flame

10 Sep

The Flames - The Flame DS418f front

This album, in a good condition, is reasonably rare. There was a CD release  but it used a so-so copy of the LP as it’s source. This release is from a rarer limited release CD that used the master tape as its source.

Album info

Release: DS418f

Source: DY CD

Process: DY/II



18 Responses to “The Flames – The Flame”

  1. bayards September 21, 2014 at 14:19 #

    Latest download now fine – able to extract WAVS from disc. Many thanks – excellent release!

  2. capt2muchclutter September 16, 2014 at 00:53 #

    I’m so happy!

  3. Owen Smith September 14, 2014 at 20:42 #

    This is very enjoyable. Some of the guitars and vocals remind me of the Beatles, other tracks aren’t like anything I can describe. Definitely a bit off the beaten track, but good stuff. Having listened to it twice now, there’s a lot of complexity in some arrangements, and they’re starting to remind me of some early Pink Floyd (but only a little).

    The DY/II decode is good, the mix isn’t the most active of the DYs but there is some stuff in the rears. Spread of instruments across the front is good too.

  4. captainbeyond55 September 14, 2014 at 17:56 #

    This is a rare and most interesting album. Your DY decoding process really shines. So the Rutles… hum and I thought it was perhaps early Klaatu. 🙂

    • oxforddickie September 14, 2014 at 18:10 #

      Ah! Klaatu, now there was an interesting band, love the album ‘Hope’

      • birdycat19 September 14, 2014 at 21:27 #

        Lordy now there’s an album that would be stellar in quad 😦

        • oxforddickie September 14, 2014 at 21:30 #

          Too true, but the chances of that are pretty much zero i’d imagine

        • Owen Smith September 14, 2014 at 21:34 #

          If we’re talking albums we wished were in quad, mine would be Queen II.

      • gjwAudio September 16, 2014 at 07:10 #

        Ohhh YES !! Klaatu are so creative – and I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE the “Hope” album. Played it many many times when it came out.

        For a real treat (…for the Hope-O-philes out there), be sure to get yer mitts on “SunSet” (released 2005) – you’re sure to get a smile from the ORIGINAL mix of the album – especially the LSO parts. Without the added synths, you can really appreciate the beauty of the orchestral arrangements.

        I think I prefer the final mix – if forced to choose – but the sparser first edition informs in a way so differently, it’s another perspective on the songcraft and musicianship.
        Klaatu released 5 albums over 6 years. Later they released 2 greatest hits packages. They have also appeared on numerous various artists collections.

        With one or two exceptions, the versions on the various artists collections have been the same as the versions on the original Klaatu LPs. Klaatu have also released several singles over the years that have alternate versions of songs, whether they be completely different recordings or just different mixes.

        In addition, in 2005, Bullseye Records put out a 2 CD set called SunSet with tons of alternate mixes, unreleased songs, live recordings, and it’s a wonderful package with more than 2 hours of Klaatu recordings like you’ve never heard before.

        They also released a vinyl companion to SunSet called Raarities which has it’s own set of versions of some of Klaatu’s songs, but which was NOT originally available on CD. Those tracks eventually got released in March 2009 on the Solology CD along with the complete reunion concert from 2005.

        OK, ’nuff said. Well, almost.

        For the interested, a nice page on “The Music of Klaatu” ->

  5. sacdtodvda September 14, 2014 at 08:54 #

    Wow – even though their material was written by Neil Innes, it’s no wonder Ricky Fataar ended up in The Rutles (apart from the Stig O’Hara being Indian gag).

    If you told me that the opening section of Track 5 was an outtake from George’s Cloud Nine (from 1987!) I wouldn’t be surprised – and then track 6 could be right out of the McCartney Book of Whimsy!

  6. zaphod2359 September 13, 2014 at 01:37 #

    Why is there a new torrent?Was the first one corrupted?

    • oxforddickie September 13, 2014 at 07:36 #

      I do mention it on the posting on the blog. Dropouts on track one.

  7. rayshackleford September 11, 2014 at 05:10 #


  8. bigheadrascal September 10, 2014 at 22:20 #

    I can’t seem to find the “Paypal” link today. Also the new instructions for making donations. I’m using Firefox which at times can be glitchy, also I’ll freely admit to not being the sharpest tool in the shed where the internet is concerned. Would somebody help me muddle through? I would be most grateful.

    • oxforddickie September 10, 2014 at 22:43 #

      WordPress are mucking around again!! Hopefully it should be sorted

      • bigheadrascal September 10, 2014 at 23:21 #

        Thanks for the “heads up”. I’ll check back later. 🙂

  9. lupineassassin September 10, 2014 at 21:51 #

    Donation sent! Thanks again.

  10. birdycat19 September 10, 2014 at 21:23 #

    “The Flame is widely-regarded as the first quad LP.” Well THAT sounds intriguing 🙂 As a Beach Boys fan I am obligated to get this of course. Also, as a Rutles fan 😉

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