Archive | January, 2015

Aerosmith – KBFH 29-8-75

30 Jan

Aerosmith - KBFH 29-08-75 DS461p front

Another ‘in the audience’ mix which in my view suits the music perfectly.

Release: DS461p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op.61

28 Jan

Mendelsohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream DS460p frontAllmusic  Gramophone Review

Release: DS460p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

 

Calvin Keys – Proceed With Caution

26 Jan

Allmusic

Reissue: New Decode

Release: DS198s

Source: QS CD

Process: QS/Sphinx

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Edgar Froese – Tangerine Dream – RIP

24 Jan

Edgar Froese died suddenly & unexpectedly on the 20th January 2014 in Vienna of a pulmonary embolism.

Doug Carn – Adam’s Apple

23 Jan

Doug Carn’s fourth and final album for Black Jazz ‘Adams Apple’ from 1974 is a much funkier and upbeat record. It still retains the deep spiritual jazz theme but is expressed more joyously with ‘Chant’, ‘Higher Ground’ and ‘Sweet Season’ being the most uptempo tracks. His organ playing is more evident throughout especially on the instrumental ‘The Messenger’.

There is an early Earth Wind and Fire influence (he played with them) and a frantic cover of ‘Mighty Mighty’. ‘Western Sunrise’ is a beautiful track to close the set on. Joyce Greene and John Conner replace Jean as the vocalist, and the band includes Ronnie Laws, Calvin Keys and Big Black.

Reissue: New Decode

Release: DS145s

Source: QS CD

Process: QS/Sphinx

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

 

Vanguard DY Demonstration Disc

21 Jan

Vanguard DY Demonstration DS459u front

Whilst doing final testing on the new DY decoding process i was contacted by ‘Captain Beyond’ who had just acquired a DY demonstration LP and wondering if i’d care for a transfer of it. What perfect timing. It is interesting to note that the track listing is the same as Vanguard’s later SQ demonstration disc released some time ago: DS137f

As many people have no idea how DY/EV-4 sounded, given they were not capable to reconstruct the original four channels due to the basic nature of the matrices, i thought this was the perfect time to do a two disc release, one using DY/Unicorn and the other using an accurate software emulation of the Dynaquad adapter.

One small point regarding Disc 2. The Dynaquad adapter did not do any processing to create the front channels so they are just the raw stereo track. That means that they can be used for any experimentation you may want to try.

It would be interesting to hear any comments……..

Release: DS459u

Source: DY LP

Process: DY/Unicorn & Dynaquad Adapter Emulation

Format: 2 x DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry with Earl Hooker – I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes

12 Jan

Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry - I Couldn't Believe My Eyes DS457s front

A requested release

Recorded in 1968 but not remixed/released until 1973.

Allmusic

Release: DS457s

Source: QS CD

Process: QS/Sphinx

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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