Archive | December, 2014

Jefferson Airplane – Bark

23 Dec

JAB - Bark CB035 front

Allmusic

Release: CB035

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Babe Ruth – Babe Ruth

21 Dec

Babe Ruth - Babe Ruth CB034 front

This is Babe Ruth’s 4th LP and was only offer in quad format on a Capitol Q8 cartridge. In 1975 the Captain must have been living under a barnacle at the time as this band slipped under his radar. I found this a very enjoyable listen with good use of surround mixing techniques. Stadium anthem material ‘Somebody’s Nobody’ as well as smooth FM tunes ‘We People Who Are Darker Than Blue’ are offered here. ‘Jack O’ Lantern’ how come I never heard that song on the radio… demographics? Then right into ‘Private Number’ that should be another stadium anthem or top 40 hit. Followed by my favorite cut ‘Turquoise’. This rare tape was donated toward the cause by member ‘rockyofpittsburgh’. Enjoy! CB

Allmusic

Release: CB034

Source:  Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Three Dog Night – Hard Labor

19 Dec

Three Dog Night - Hard Labor DS455s sm

I’ve included both the banned & release versions of the cover art.

Allmuic  Wikipedia

Release: DS455s

Source: QS LP

Process: ‘Sphinx’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Two Rick Wakeman Special Editions

18 Dec

Universal are continuing with their support of the quadraphonic/surround market by re-releasing two of Rick Wakeman’s albums, complete with the original quadraphonic mixes. They are ‘Six Wives of Henry VIII’ and ‘Myths and Legends of King Arthur…’

They are being released as two disc sets, one being a DVD-A/V which will include the same streams as my releases allowing everyone to play them.

I’ve added some links to the section on the right and have repaired the two that were faulty.

Please support Universal in their on going support for the quad/surround market, if nobody buys them then they’ll stop releasing new titles.

The Spirit Of Christmas Past

18 Dec

The Spirit Of Christmas Past DS454 frontFreebie with Link

Album info  How the 78’s are transferred

Release: DS454

Source: UHJ CD

Process: Ambi-UHJ

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Deep Purple – Machine Head

17 Dec

Deep Purple - Machine Head DS248p frontAlbum info

Reissue: New decode

Release: DS248p

Source: SQ CD

Process: SQ/Phoenix

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Advent Carols From St. John’s

16 Dec

Advent Carols From St.John's DS453 front

Album info

Release: DS453

Source: UHJ CD

Process: Ambi-UHJ

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Ray Charles – Genius Live In Concert

13 Dec

Originally released in the 1960’s the album was re-released in quad in the 1970’s.

This new decode has shown that instead of being re-mixed the album is an up-mix from the original master. But don’t let that put you off, it’s an interesting and enjoyable concert.

Reissue: New source & decode

Release: DS97s

Source: QS LP

Process: QS/Sphinx

Format: DVD-A/V   MLP/DTS/DD

Frank Sinatra – Some Nice Things i’ve Missed

12 Dec

Frank Sinatra - Some Nice Things I've Missed CB033 frontLink

Sourced from a Q8 provided by’ Lupineassassin’ is this mixed bag of songs from The Chairman himself. Another short release here clocking in at 28:11. Please don’t be put off by the CD-4 cover. The Q8 label was without photo so I used the LP cover instead. Enjoy. CB

Album info

Release: CB033

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin – Love Devotion Surrender

10 Dec

Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin - Love Devotion Surrender DS451p front

Album info

Release: DS451p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Adrian Legg – Lost For Words

8 Dec

Adrian Legg - Lost For Words DS450 front

A rarity from another short lived label. It was recorded using multi-track techniques then mixed ambisonically.

All Music  Wikipedia

Release: DS450

Source: UHJ LP

Process: Ambi-UHJ

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Queen – A Night At The Opera

7 Dec

If this album is one of your favorites then nip over to the ‘SACD-to-DVDA’ blog for something a little special.

Ron Steele – Chicago Guitar

5 Dec

Ron Steele - Chicago Guitar DS449c front

This release marks the introduction of a new EV-4 decoding process named “Centaur”. The improvements are increased detail, separation & image positioning/stability.’

Release: DS449c

Source: EV-4 LP

Process: EV-4/Centaur

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Billy Paul – War Of The Gods

3 Dec

DS448p - Billy Paul _ War Of The Gods front

Album info

Release: DS448p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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