Admiral Presents Christmas In Four Channel Sound

5 Dec

Admiral Presents Christmas In Four Channel Sound CB059 front

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The Captain is happy to offer his first seasonal CB release. The genesis for this release was a request made by blog member Q! Luck afforded locating a sealed copy of this Christmas LP. A flyer insert for a Christmas music book offer was found inside and is included with this release just for fun and because it was there. It would be advisable not to send your $3.00 off for this musical treasury. After 41 years I suspect it would not be honoured. Hope this seasonal release brings some holiday cheer to you and yours. Enjoy CB

Release: CB059

Source: SQ LP



9 Responses to “Admiral Presents Christmas In Four Channel Sound”

  1. mactwit January 14, 2016 at 16:29 #

    I’d like to add my thanks as well for this extremely nice compilation. As atq said, it’s a mixed bag, but mostly I thought the sound quality was great, and indeed also the music. I believe I have another Christmas favorite!

    Always nice to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and as I mentioned in another post, Mr Biggs certainly has a fine choir to assist him when he goes a’caroling! The finest piece musically is at the end, “Angels from the Realms” with Leinsdorf conducting the London Symphony no less. To bad that is also the only one in relatively poor sound – wouldn’t it be something to hear if it could somehow be sonically enhanced! (And who are those great soloists?)

  2. atq December 7, 2015 at 13:39 #

    Great sound quality, really clear, and there are some deep rumbles from the organs which sound meaty without being distorted.

    Generally good separation.

    The main problem is that it’s a compilation, so it varies quite a lot in musical style and, more importantly, mixing style and quality. Some are more ambient and others are more discrete. I find that for many surround discs I need to adjust the levels between front and back to get the best balance. With this, I wanted to change it for each track, which is obviously not very practical.

    Even so, it’s very welcome at this time of year, and such a great transfer. Thanks to CB and host OD.

  3. Lonky 1 December 5, 2015 at 14:32 #

    Thanks for this, I’m sure my family will enjoy this especially if there is enough egg nog

  4. Q! December 5, 2015 at 11:42 #

    It’s a wonderful Christmas gift from CB and OD for all! Thank you very much!

  5. gleeksmirt7 December 5, 2015 at 06:17 #

    Great! I was hoping to see some Christmas music on here soon. Thanks CB 🙂

  6. SteveTuznik December 5, 2015 at 01:51 #

    Saw the e-mail announcement, downloaded immediately, burned, and played in less than an hour. My wife and I have already toasted this Christmas gem. We haven’t played as much Christmas music the past few years, but this one got us back in the mood.

    The opening “Joy to the World” was very uplifting, and the wonderful harmonies were coming from everywhere! Then came “Deck the halls” with a marvelous thunderous horn section. The traditional songs following were nice blends of fine orchestra and chorus. The sound was truly clear and vibrant. Nothing like opening a sealed lp. The sound field was also terrific. Up until now the only surround holiday album we had was “Charlie Brown Christmas”. It’ll be fun to play holiday music again now that we have something new and inspiring. Thank you Captain and Q!

    • Aberdeen-Angus December 6, 2015 at 21:35 #

      I’m not big on Christmas music, but Steve’s enthusiastic endorsement has prompted me to download this one. No chance to listen just yet.

      • sacdtodvda December 7, 2015 at 01:52 #

        I also managed to post under my family history blog ID. I’ll have to watch that.

  7. Owen Smith December 5, 2015 at 01:47 #

    So how was this SQ LP decoded? I’m suspecting an OD collaboration but don’t want to make assumptions.

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