Halfway to “A Millennium Of Quad”

4 Jul

If you find it hard to believe that the blog has reached 500 releases, and as already noted that doesn’t include re-issues, how do you think i feel. One think i’ve done to celebrate is to take time out to do a small number of re-issues that i wanted done, in fact i’m listening to one just finished as i type. They probably aren’t everyone’s top choices but……

Splitting off the Classical releases to their own blog has, in my mind at least, but successful. It’s allowed me to concentrate on my love of Classical music more. It’s membership is quite low compared to this one but then i appreciate it’s not everyone’s ‘cup of tea’ (must stop using that).

It’s a short dire-tripe this time, have to go to do my charity work, so again many thanks to those that have worked in the background, Owen Smith, Captain Beyond (rapidly reaching his  50th release), SACD2DVDA and many others, including YOU!

One little piece of news. Owen advised me of the British Library’s attempt to list those responsible for archiving audio, in the UK, from the past and the blog has been provisionally accepted. I’ve yet to hear any more but to be even considered is something, so thanks for the suggestion Owen.

And a Happy 4th July to our American cousins… hey hold on, didn’t we loose that fight?…….  😉


9 Responses to “Halfway to “A Millennium Of Quad””

  1. Mats Lindgren July 5, 2015 at 07:42 #

    Congratulations OD.

  2. captainbeyond55 July 4, 2015 at 20:16 #

    Congratulations on your 500th release OD. What an accomplishment that is and to have your archive work considered for the British Library too. Outstanding! You should be very proud of what you have achieved. The behind the scenes work you have done with the matrix equations bringing this material forward into the future as never quite realized in the past.is nothing short of a sonic miracle. The range, scope, depth and varied catalog offered here is everyone’s cup of tea. 🙂 The Captain is happy to be a small part of the history being made here. Thank you OD and all the members support for a community which benefits us all.

  3. joeerand July 4, 2015 at 16:49 #

    Classical, pop, jazz, avant garde, Indian, blues, audio plays, rock….your inclusion of every type of music and every analog surround format has made this a blog (and enterprise) that the British Library SHOULD take seriously! Not to mention your constant pursuit of technical improvements. It’s been a remarkable project and we’re lucky to share it. Congratulations!
    Yes we celebrate our “independence”, but the UK is our closest friend and ally!

  4. tarkus2013 July 4, 2015 at 15:28 #

    From an American cousin, thank you for the kind wishes. My wish for the 4th, as usual, is that we would have done a much better job since WWII as a nation and world leader. Squandered by politicians and gross apathy, sad to say. If anyone wants to hear a great song about us, Randy Newman wrote it: A Few Words in Defense of Our Country. Written during the lovely Bush years, it is a classic.

    As for the blog, words again fail to express thanks for all the wonderful music in quad you have shared. What a hobby you have, to impact lives with your efforts. Seriously, wonderful!

    Thank you.

    “If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music.” Kurt Vonnegut, my hero

  5. Highlander July 4, 2015 at 14:39 #

    Kudos to your 500th milestone OD and that’s a great announcement on being provisionally accepted by the British Library! I’m very appreciative of your fine work here and have been amazed at the scope of music found here. Congratulations . 🙂

  6. zaphod2359 July 4, 2015 at 14:29 #

    Bravo! I can’t begin to comprehend what’s involved in what you do. It’s surely a labor of love though. Preserving these treasures and making them available is important and much appreciated. And the opportunity for me to discover music I’d otherwise never get to enjoy is wonderful. It’s a soggy fourth here,but I’ll be raising a pint to you and all who contribute,then tackle the difficult job of choosing something to listen to from this embarrassment of riches.

  7. Owen Smith July 4, 2015 at 12:51 #

    Congratulations! And that’s good news on being provisionally accepted by the British Library.

    So of those 500 how many are now out in mythical series decodes? I’m guessing around 150 or a bit less, the first Phoenix seems to be DS424p so given the number of re-releases it’s possible mythical is approaching 150 releases by now.

    There are gaps, to pick one I’ve never had a copy of DS100 whatever it was. So how many gaps are there, and is it likely these casualties along the way will make a recovery and see the light of day? Not that it’s particularly important, I’m just interested. I think there are also still a handful of QS-Final releases that were withdrawn and have yet to be reissued.

    • oxforddickie July 4, 2015 at 13:39 #

      You know i haven’t counted, don’t have the time LOL

      Ah DS100, i bet none of you has it. I have looked at it and thought i must do something about it, but instead of doing it in three parts (of which only two were done) i thought i’d possibly do the complete thing in one go. Will think upon it.

      Yes, i think there may still be a few QS titles still waiting to be re-done. Will try to get them sorted.

  8. bayards July 4, 2015 at 10:54 #

    Excellent and a big well done OD. The breadth of issues contjnues to entertsin. I have dabbled in albums I may not otherwise have tried…. many thanks!

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