Archive | December, 2016

Enoch Light – 4 Channel Stereo

31 Dec

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I’ve been holding this back for some little while now but as the minutes tick away towards the end of 2016 i felt i needed to get this out so i can reissue some of the previously released EV-4 albums that are filling my release HDD.

This is the first EV-4 album to be released having been decoded by the latest of my ‘Mythical’ processes to incorporate the principles of H.O.P. (Heart Of Phoenix).

Due to the basic nature of the EV-4 matrix, and after a couple of attempts previously, i didn’t believe it was possible to incorporate H.O.P. into the decoding process, but yet another flash of inspiration a month or so ago finally led to the creation of ‘Dryad’.

The improvements are much in line with the other process’, although obviously not as effective. There is a small increase in separation with a more stable image, an improvement in low-level detail and, in general, a cleaner sounding decode.

I would appreciate some feedback as to whether the improvements are audible, especially when some of the tracks were used in AOQ’s recent EV-4 ‘shoot-out’ (you did partisipate, didn’t you?) so comparisons can be easily done.

p.s. This is a new transfer done especially for this release.

Release: DS17d

Source: EV-4 LP

Process: ‘Dryad’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

 

 

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George Blackmore – Live

17 Dec

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It’s hard to believe that after almost 600 releases, this is the first album i’ve released of music played on a cinema/theatre organ. very much a sound of days gone by, but what a sound!

I have fond memories of going to the saturday morning cinema club, watching old cliff-hangers like ‘Flash Gordon’, ‘Buck Rogers’ and so many westerns, and at the beginning and end of the show we sang the club song, with the cinema’s organ being played by the local church organist.

Ah, the 60’s, such a magical time……

Of small interest, this was Doric’s first quadraphonic release, which is in SQ. I suspect this was used because it was the system used by the radio broadcaster who sourced the material for this release, as all quad releases afterwards were in QS.

Release: DS13p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A?V  MLP/DTS/DD

Army Of Stars – The Angels Sing

15 Dec

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This was released in 1973 on the Salvation Army’s own label, and although there were releases of Christmas albums in previous years, i believe this was the first, of a few, that was released in quad.

Mike (Manix) Connors, Evelyn Petros, Douglas Lawrence, Gwen Jones, John Stuart, Rex Koury, ‘Army of Stars’ Orchestra, Azusa Pacific College Choir – Earle Anderson (Director)

Reissue: New decode

Release: DS122ch

Source: QS LP

Process: ‘Chimera’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic

13 Dec

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Allmusic

Reissue: (D) New source & decode

Release: DS37ch

Source: QS LP

Process: ‘Chimera’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

The Harry Roche Constellation – Spiral / Sometimes

10 Dec

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Reissue: (D) New Decode

Release: DS38ch

Source: QS CD

Process: ‘Chimera’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

John Lee Hooker – Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive

10 Dec

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Allmusic

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS489ch

Source: QS CD

Process: ‘Chimera’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

The World Rejoices – A Festival of Carols

8 Dec

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A special thank you goes out to ‘MoonStarStudios’ (Simon. A) for having this LP sent from the USA so a complete version of this album can be made available here. The extra tracks from the previous release are obviously missing, but to be honest, they aren’t missed. The album now sounds complete.

Reissue: New source and decode

Release: DS119ch LP

Source: QS LP

Process: ‘Chimera’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

The Buddy Miles Band – Chapter VII

6 Dec

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I found this an easier album to get into than its follow-up, Booger Bear. More likely just personal taste.

Allmusic  Review

Release: DS599p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

 

 

Eberhard Schoener – Meditation

4 Dec

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Review 1  Review 2  Review 3

Release: DS598p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

 

 

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