Archive | November, 2014

The O’Jays – Ship Ahoy

30 Nov

A quick note to say that the  quad version of ‘Ship Ahoy’ has just been released in a nice SACD to DVDA conversion over on the SACD-to-DVDA blog.

And while your there have a look around at what else has recently been released.

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Original Broadway Cast – Annie

29 Nov

Release: DS8p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

West, Bruce & Laing – Whatever Turns You On

28 Nov

West, Bruce & Laing - Whatever Turns You On DS446p front

Album info

Release: DS446p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Quadraphonic Live officially cancelled

28 Nov

Message from Martin:

“We are sorry to have to announce that due to lack of interest the above event has been cancelled.
We hope to be able to put on a similar event in Oxfordshire sometime next year.
Thanks to all those who have expressed an interest in one way or another.”
Best,
QL

Quadraphonic Live show possibly to be cancelled

26 Nov

I’ve just received news that the Quadraphonic-Live show in Oxford on the 6th of December could possibly be cancelled. This is taken from the email:

Ticket sales have been truly dire, and, right now I’ll lose about £450 if I cancel, and about £1700 if I don’t. Also, a room of that size with about 10 people in will not lead to a great atmosphere I fear

Michel Polnareff – “Polnareff’s”

24 Nov

Michel Polnareff - Polnareff's DS445p

This release is from a rare album, originally released in stereo in his home country of France in 1971, remixed for quad release in Japan a few years later.

Album info

Release: DS445p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

The Royal Doulton Band – Clayhanger

21 Nov

The Royal Doulton Band - Clayhanger DS443f front

Who?

Release: DS443f

Source: QS LP

Process: QS/IIa

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Loose Caboose – Stay All Night

14 Nov

Loose Caboose - Stay All Night DS442 front

A review of the band

A bit of a rarity from a short lived label that only released three UHJ albums.

Release: DS442

Source: UHJ LP

Process: Ambi-UHJ

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Mountain – Avalanche

12 Nov

Mountain - Avalanche DS441p front

Album info

Release: DS441p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Quadraphonic Event

11 Nov

I realize most of you are outside of the UK but something like this in this day and age is not an everyday occurrence.

 

Quad poster

Stomu Yamash’ta – Red Buddha

10 Nov

Stomu Yamash'ta - Red Buddha DS440p front

Album info

Release: DS440p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Acker Bilk & Strings – Feelings Vol.1

8 Nov

Acker Bilk died on the 2nd November 2014 aged 85.

He was best known as one of the giants of the UK Trad-Jazz scene, and in the 70’s recorded a number of albums with an orchestra for the PYE 4D label.

This release contains tracks taken from a 4 CD box set that is mostly made up of tracks from his records for that label. It contains a re-recording of his 60’s hit ‘Stranger On The Shore’ and his 70’s hit ‘Aria’ which is probably the only time a quadraphonic single entered the UK singles chart.

The tracks are from the following albums: NSPL 41022, 41306, 41046, 41052, 41055, NSPLX 41056 & QUAD 1016

Album info

Reissue: Expanded & New Decode

Release: DS149f-2

Source: QS  CD

Process: QS/IIa

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP:/DTS:/DD

Art Garfunkel – Breakaway

7 Nov

Art Garfunkel - Breakaway DS439p front

Album info

Release: DS439p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

West, Bruce & Laing – Why Dontcha

5 Nov

West, Bruce & Laing - Why Dontcha DS438p front

Album info

Release: DS438p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Laura Yager – Comin’ Apart

3 Nov

Laura Yager - Comin' Apart DS437f front

I am surprised that such a talented artist like Luara Yager has none of her material available to buy on a modern format. Whoever owms the rights to the Ovation label really needs to get their act together and make the wealth of material available again.

I really like this album and feel there are a couple of unrecognized classics on it, one being the title track.

Release: DS437f

Source: QS LP

Process: QS/IIa

Format: DVD=A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

The Alyn Ainsworth Orchestra – Big City Soul

1 Nov

Alyn Ainsworth Orchestra - Big City Soul DS436f front

Release: DS436f

Source: QS LP

Process: QS/IIa

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD Continue reading

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