Archive | July, 2015

Poco – Crazy Eyes

31 Jul

Poco - Crazy Eyes DS507p front


Release: DS507p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’



Blue Oyster Cult – Tyranny & Mutation

28 Jul

Blue Oyster Cult - Tyranny & Mutation DS46p front


Release: DS46p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Process: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

WordPress & Piracy

27 Jul

One of the problems of running a blog like this is the possibility of it being targeted on the grounds of piracy, even though 99% of this material will ever be available for purchase legitimately. Of course, in many respects this blog can be seen as a way of saving these recordings and making them available to play on today’s (and tomorrow’s) equipment long after the Quadraphonic experiment had stopped.

This posting is of some interest to me so i thought i’d share it with you all, so you know why if the blog suddenly disappear.

The Doobie Brothers – Toulouse Street

25 Jul

The Doobie Brothers - Toulouse Street CB051  frontLink

Toulouse Street is the second album from the Doobie Brothers. Their self-titled first release failed to chart. Toulouse Street is the name of a street in the French quarter of New Orleans. The cover and inside centrefold photos were taken at a former brothel on Toulouse Street. Perhaps the working title was Well Placed Hat but there is no proof of that. 🙂

This release was sourced from a CD-4 record and is the Captains first offering from that format. If any of you have a CD-4 set-up then you realize how touchy CD-4 can be. It is by no means a plug and play solution. This is the surprise I mentioned earlier and I do hope it is acceptable to the quad community here. If successful this would open the door to many more titles that could find a home here on this blog. As always enjoy. CB


Release: CB051

Source: CD-4


Jimmy Smith – Paid in Full

21 Jul

Jimmy Smith - Paid In Full DS505p front

“By 1974, not only was the face of jazz changing distinctly from whatever it was before, but the Hammond B-3 was distinctively falling out of favour among jazz listeners. It was no longer cool to play this 500-pound elephant when a variety of new, comparatively lightweight (and easier to travel) electronic keyboard sounds – from the RMI Rocksichord and Moog Synthesizer to the Farifisa organ and the Fender Rhodes – made the Hammond B-3 organ sound like your grandfather’s kind of music. Many jazz organ players made the switch to the electronic keyboards. Or they just stopped playing altogether and faded away into obscurity.

With the market shifts and lack of label interest in organ music, Jimmy Smith and his wife/manager, Lola, launched their own label, Mojo, and released a whopping two albums during 1974-75, truly the darkest days of Hammond jazz. The first of these albums, Paid In Full, is a 1974 studio session with the great Ray Crawford on guitar, Larry Gales on bass, Donald Dean on drums and Buck Clarke on percussion”.

Release: DS505p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’


The Ventures – Hawaii Five-O

18 Jul

The Ventures - Hawaii Five-O CB050 frontLink

The 50th release from the Captain pays tribute to one of my favourite instrumental groups The Ventures. This album was originally released in 1969 on Liberty Records. It reached #11 on the Billboard Top LP chart and the title track reached #4 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. The conversion offer here was sourced from a quadrasonic Q8.

I wish to extend a hardy thank you to our host OD for his unending help and support which makes this all possible. I also wish to thank you the members of this group of quad enthusiast. Without your support and interest this whole endeavour would be pointless. The Captain has many titles yet to convert and offer here for your enjoyment. Also have a surprise release planned which if acceptable by the community will open the door to many more titles that could find a home here. The future is so bright I got to wear shades. Enjoy CB

Release: CB050

Source: Q8


The BBC Proms 2015 in Quad

17 Jul

Yet again the BBC will be broadcasting ‘experimental’ quadraphonic broadcasts from this years proms here in the UK. It looks as though nothing has changed, you still need to use ‘Chrome’ as before. Hopefully there won’t be as many technical issues this time round,and the sound quality improves, some of last years broadcasts weren’t exactly a good advert for the experiment.

More info here

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