Archive | January, 2017

Michael White – The Land Of Spirit And Light

21 Jan

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Allmusic

Release: DS51ch

Source: QS CD

Process: ‘Chimera’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Tess Of The D’Urbervilles

17 Jan

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Link

Release: DS49u2q

Source: Ambisonic/UHJ CD

Process: U2Q

Format: 2 x DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

AOQ SQ Decoder Shoot-Out

16 Jan

In case any of you were unaware, AOQ has started his SQ Decoder Shoot-Out, so PLEASE do take part…. HERE

TAGC – Digitaria

14 Jan

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This album is certainly ‘different’, and one i found to be an oddly enjoyable listening experience, no doubt helped by it having an interesting mix.

I’ve included the five UHJ tracks from the album ‘Audiophile’ which makes for a rather lengthy album.

Allmusic

Release: DS40u2q

Source: Ambisonic/UHJ CD

Process: U2Q

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Message – From Books and Dreams

13 Jan

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Review  Reviews

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS165p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Airto Moreira – Fingers

11 Jan

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Allmusic

Release: DS35p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Runrig – Once In A Lifetime: Live

10 Jan

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Allmusic

Release: DS24u2q

Source: Ambisonic/UHJ CD

Process: U2Q

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

John Gregory And His Orchestra – A Man For All Seasons

5 Jan

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A United Artists UK only dual inventory release, “A Man For All Seasons” was released with much fanfare in the press, but unfortunately failed to catch the public’s imagination and disappeared without trace after a very short while. This makes the stereo version hard to find, and the quad version a prized collectors item.

When you consider the money that was put into, what was after all, just a ‘middle-of-the-road’ album, i would doubt UA ever recouped the cost of the elaborate artwork, let alone all the other costs related to such an ambitious release.

For a little more on the release, visit HERE (on the right of the page)

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS374p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Supersonic Quadraphonic Sound Spectacular

5 Jan

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Link

This is one of the most interesting quad compilation albums i’ve come across, put out by Australian label ‘Interfusion’ using remixed tracks from some of its artists. The odd thing is that this seems to be the only quad album they put out, not one of the artists contained on here had their respective albums appears to have been released in quad.

There are a few gems on here, one being the track “One Fine Morning” by the band ‘Lighthouse’ which was a hit in the USA  and the quad remix would appear to be only available on this compilation. Unfortunately the pressing is not of the highest quality, i apologise as there are some artefacts here and there.

I would appreciate some feedback regarding the perceived improvements (or not)

Reissue: New decode

Release: DS534d

Source: EV-4 LP

Process: ‘Dryad’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Santana – Caravanserai

2 Jan

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Allmusic

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS308p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Argent – In Deep

2 Jan

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Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS307p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

 

 

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