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2018 Winter Olympics in Surround

9 Feb

Am watching the live broadcast of the 2018 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony .And for onve i’m glad to say the Taiwanese have done a good job pn the surround mix with the UK announcer firmly front centre and the music heavily biased towards the rear, you can hear everything clearly.

The BBC could learn a lot from this!

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Andy Jackson – Signal To Noise

7 Feb

Andy Jackson began his career at Utopia Studios in London, training under James Guthrie, a relationship that continues to this day with the duo being co-pilots of Pink Floyd’s sound.  Andy had success as a recording engineer at Utopia, including hits with Boomtown Rats “I Don’t Like Mondays”, before the call came from James Guthrie to follow him into the world of Pink Floyd, to work on the film of “The Wall”, an offer he couldn’t resist, having been a Floyd fan for many years. So started a relationship that continues to this day, (on albums such as “The Final Cut”, “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”, “The Division Bell”, “Pulse”, Roger Waters’ “The Pros and Cons of Hitch-hiking”, David Gilmour’s “About Face”, “On An Island”, “Live in Gdansk”), resulting in two Grammy nominations for his work and Mix magazine’s award for best live sound engineer for “Pulse” tour. He is also engineer and a co-producer of the Pink Floyd album, “The Endless River”.


Personal Note:
This album does seem to split peoples views, you either love it or hate it. Amazon is the best place for both views.

The Doors – The Singles

31 Jan

The Singles

This new release is a much cheaper option to the now discontinued SACD reissue of The Best Of The Doors by including the Quadraphonic album on Blu-Ray.

Chicago – The Quadio Box-Set

31 Jan

Quadio

Containing all nine of Chicago’s Quadraphonic albums on nine Blu-Ray discs, this box-set is the answer to any Chicago fans dream, that is excluding my release of Chicago IV of course lol.

The price varies greatly for this set, so it’s probably a good idea to shop around, it may be possible to get a copy cheaper from abroad.

Jeff Snyder – Sunspots

26 Jan

Released today is the new Electronic Music album by Jeff Snyder

Available in a multitude of formats, including a double vinyl album, and an ISO containing the Quadraphonic mix as MLP/DTS/AC-3 streams and the Stereo mix via MLP,

For more information on all of the options available, please visit the labels web-page where you can also hear a stereo sample from the album.

Composed and performed by Jeff Snyder
Album art by Jessica Segall
Graphic design by Eric Li

Jeff Snyder – Sunspots

  

 

Audio Fidelity – Those You May Have Missed Pt.2

16 Jan

All AF Multi-Channel Discs are SACD

Labelle – Nightbirds

1-Lady Marmalade
2-Somebody Somewhere
3-Are You Lonely?
4-It Took A Long Time
5-Don’t Bring Me Down
6-What Can I Do For You?
7-Nightbird
8-Space Children
9-All Girl Band
10-You Turn Me On

The Jeff Beck Group – Jeff Beck Group

1 Ice Cream Cakes
2 Glad All Over
3 Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
4 Sugar Cane
5 I Can’t Give Back The Love I Feel For You
6 Going Down
7 I Got To Have A Song
8 Highways
9 Definitely Maybe

Loggins and Messina – Loggins and Messina

1. Good Friend
2. Whiskey
3. Your Mama Don’t Dance
4. Long Tail Cat
5. Golden Ribbons
6. Thinking of You
7. Just Before the News
8. Till the Ends Meet
9. Holiday Hotel
10. Lady of My Heart
11. Angry Eyes

Alice Cooper – Muscle of Love

1. Big Apple Dreamin’ (Hippo)
2. Never Been Sold Before
3. Hard Hearted Alice
4. Crazy Little Child
5. Working Up a Sweat
6. Muscle of Love
7. Man with the Golden Gun
8. Teenage Lament ’74
9. Woman Machine

Herbie Hancock – Thrust

1-Palm Grease – 10:37
2-Actual Proof – 9:40
3-Butterfly – 11:17
4-Spank-A-Lee – 7:12

Judy Collins – Colors of the day THE BEST of Judy Collins

Someday Soon
Since You Asked
Both Sides Now
Sons Of
Suzanne
Farewell to Tarwathie
Who Knows Where the Time Goes
Sunny Goodge Street
My Father
Albatross
In My Life
Amazing Grace

Mahavishnu Orchestra – Birds Of Fire

1. Birds Of Fire
2. Miles Beyond (Miles Davis)
3. Celestial Terrestrial Commuters
4. Sapphire Bullets Of Pure Love
5. Thousand Island Park
6. Hope
7. One Word
8. Sanctuary
9. Open Country Joy
10. Resolution

 

Audio Fidelity – Those You May Have Missed Pt.3

16 Jan

All AF Multi-Channel releases Are SACD

 

The Doors – The Best of The Doors

1  Who Do You Love
2  Soul Kitchen
3  Hello, I Love You
4  People Are Strange
5 *Riders On The Storm
6  Touch Me
7 *Love Her Madly
8  Love Me Two Times
9  Take It As It Comes
10 Moonlight Drive
11 Light My Fire

 

Audio Fidelity – Those You May Have Missed Pt.1

16 Jan

All AF Multi-Channel Discs Are SACD

Loggins & Messina – Full Sail

1 Lahaina
2 Travelin’ Blues
3 My Music
4 A Love Song
5 You Need A Man/Coming To You
6 Watching The River Run
7 Pathway To Glory
8 Didn’t I Know You When
9 Sailin’ The Wind

 

Blue Öyster Cult – Secret Treaties


1. Career of Evil
2. Subhuman
3. Dominance and Submission
4. ME 262
5. Cagey Cretins
6. Harvester of Eyes
7. Flaming Telepaths
8. Astronomy

 

Earth,Wind & Fire – Open Our Eyes

1 Mighty Mighty
2 Devotion
3 Fair But So Uncool
4 Feelin’ Blue
5 Kalimba Story
6 Drum Song
7 Tee Nine Chee Bit
8 Spasmodic Movements
9 Rabbit Seed
10 Caribou
11 Open Our Eyes

 

Laura Nyro – Eli and the Thirteenth Confession

1.  Luckie
2.  Lu
3.  Sweet Blindness
4.  Poverty Train
5.  Lonely Women
6.  Eli’s Comin’
7.  Timer
8.  Stoned Soul Picnic
9.  Emmie
10. Woman’s Blues
11. Once It Was Alright Now (Farmer Joe)
12. December’s Boudoir
13. The Confession

 

Billy Joel – Streetlife Serenade

Streetlife Serenader
Los Angelenos
The Great Suburban Showdown
Root Beer Rag
Roberta
The Entertainer
Last of the Big Time Spenders
Weekend Song
Souvenir
The Mexican Connection

 

Sly & The Family Stone – Greatest Hits

First time this album includes all original
MONO “HIT” mixes!

1.  I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER
2.  EVERYBODY IS A STAR
3.  STAND!
4.  LIFE
5.  FUN
6.  YOU CAN MAKE IT IF YOU TRY
7.  DANCE TO THE MUSIC
8.  EVERYDAY PEOPLE
9.  HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME
10. M’LADY
11. SING A SIMPLE SONG
12. THANK YOU

 

The Collection – Various Artists

  1. LAY, LADY LAY       Bob Dylan  
  2. MILES RUNS THE VOODOO DOWN        Miles Davis
  3. BLACK MAGIC WOMAN/GYPSY QUEEN      Santana  
  4. DEFINITELY MAYBE    Jeff Beck Group
  5. SHINING STAR         Earth, Wind & Fire  
  6. GRAZING IN THE GRASS      The Friends Of Distinction
  7. FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY      The O’Jays  
  8. PETER GUNN            Henry Mancini & His Orchestra  
  9. WATERMELON MAN         Herbie Hancock
  10. 7 SCREAMING DIZ-BUSTERS      Blue Öyster Cult
  11. WITHOUT YOU       Harry Nilsson  
  12. THAT LADY     The Isley Brothers  
  13. WAKE UP EVERYBODY   Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
  14. BIRDS OF FIRE  The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin

Lou Reed – Metal Machine Music

16 Jan

Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music

Lou Reed

Possibly the most controversial quadraphonic release ever, and it’s finally available on DVD (with AC-3 stream) and Blu-Ray.

If your unsure what this album contains, be sure to play the sample on the site!

 

Dutton-Vocalion: Those You May Have Missed Pt.3

15 Jan

All Dutton-Vocalion Quadraphonic Releases on Dual Layer SACD

and can be purchased directly from their site: see links

Hugo Montenegro – Others By Brothers & Scenes and Themes

Dutton-Vocalion

Others By Brothers

1: CARAVAN (Ellington; Tizol; Mills)
2: NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE (Davis)
3: NOAH’S ARP (Sears; King)
4: FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE (McDaniels)
5: WHAT’S GOING ON (Gaye; Cleveland; Benson)
6: NOTHING FROM NOTHING SUITE (Preston; Fisher)
7: CREEPIN’ (Wonder)
8: I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE (Whitfield; Strong)
9: AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH (Ashford; Simpson)

Personnel:
Ray Codrington, Gary Barone (trumpets/flugelhorns)
Dave Sears (trombone);
Ernie Watts, Don Menza (woodwinds)
Larry Muhoberac, Dave Sears (keyboards)
Larry Muhoberac (ARP synthesizer)
Bob Rose, Larry Carlton (guitars)
James Jamerson (bass guitar);
Hal Blaine (drums)
Bobbye Hall (percussion)

Scenes and Themes

10: LOST HORIZON (Bacharach; David) from the film
11: A MAN AND A WOMAN (Lai; Barouh; Keller) from the film
12: LOVE STORY (Lai; Sigman) from the film
13: LARA’S THEME (Jarre; Webster) from the film Doctor Zhivago
14: THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE (Mandel; Webster) from the film The Sandpiper
15: TARA’S THEME (Steiner) from the film Gone with the Wind
16: ALFIE (Bacharach; David) from the film
17: THE LOOK OF LOVE (Bacharach; David) from the film Casino Royale
18: LOVE THEME FROM ROMEO & JULIET (Rota; Kusik; Snyder)
19: LEARN TO SAY GOODBYE (Montenegro; Craig) from the film Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole

ARP Synthesizer programmer: John Montenegro

 

Tower of Power – Ain’t Nothin’ Stoppin’ Us Now

Dutton-Vocalion

AIN’T NOTHIN’ STOPPIN’ US NOW

1. Ain’t Nothin’ Stoppin’ Us Now LP (Castillo; Kupka; Bartlett)
2. By Your Side (McGee; Coulter) LP BL
3. Make Someone Happy (Beck; Rogers) GA
4. Doin’ Alright (Conte; Head)
5. Because I Think the World of You (Kupka; Biner)
6. You Ought to Be Havin’ Fun (Tubbs; Castillo; Kupka)
7. Can’t Stand to See the Slaughter (Kupka; Castillo)
8. It’s So Nice (T & E Castillo; Bartlett; Kupka; Biner)
9. Deal With It (Thompson)
10. While We Went to the Moon MG (Kupka; Bartlett; Castillo)

Soloists:
LP Lenny Pickett (tenor sax);
BL Bill Lamb (additional trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn);
GA Greg Adams (flugelhorn);
MG Mic Gillette (superbone)

Personnel:
Lenny Pickett (tenor sax, alto sax, lyricon);
Emilio Castillo (tenor sax, vocals);
Steve Kupka (baritone sax);
Mic Gillette (trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, superbone, bass trombone, baritone horn, vocals);
Greg Adams (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals);
Edward McGee (lead vocals);
Chester Thompson (organ, bass pedals, electric piano, piano, clavinet, Moog synthesizer, vocals);
Bruce Conte (guitar, vocals);
Francis Rocco Prestia (bass guitar);
Ronnie Beck (drums, dhaka-di-bello, vocals)

Additional background vocalists:
Melba Joyce;
Pat Henley;
Ivory Stone;
Carol Roger

 

The Main Ingredient – Euphrates River

Dutton-Vocalion

EUPHRATES RIVER

1. Euphrates (Seals; Crofts)
2. Have You Ever Tried It (Ashford; Simpson)
3. Summer Breeze (Seals; Crofts)
4. California My Way (Hutch)
5. Happiness is Just around the Bend (Auger)
6. Looks Like Rain (Fronte)
7. Don’t You Worry ’bout a Thing (Wonder)
8. Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely (Barrett; Freeman; Eli)

The Main Ingredient:
Tony Silvester,
Luther Simmons,
Cuba Gooding (vocals)

 

Hugo Montenegro – Hugo in Wonder-Land & Neil’s Diamonds

Dutton-Vocalion

HUGO IN WONDER-LAND

1. Living for the City (Wonder)
2. Too High (Wonder)
3. Superstition (Wonder)
4. You Are the Sunshine of My Life (Wonder)
5. My Cherie Amour (Wonder; Cosby; Moy)
6. Higher Ground (Wonder)
7. Don’t You Worry ’bout a Thing (Wonder)
8. Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day (Wonder; Cosby; Moy)
9. You’ve Got it Bad Girl (Wright)
10. All in Love is Fair (Wonder)

NEIL’S DIAMONDS

11. Cracklin’ Rosie (Diamond)
12. I’m a Believer (Diamond)
13. Song Sung Blue (Diamond)
14. Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show (Diamond)
15. Sweet Caroline (Diamond)
16. Porcupine Pie (Diamond)
17. Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon (Diamond)
18. Two-Bit Man Child (Diamond)
19. Walk on Water (Diamond)
20. Hurtin’ You Don’t Come Easy (Diamond)

 

Ray Davies & The Button Down Brass – Themes from The Exorcist,

The French Connection, The Sting and other great films & Flashpoint

Dutton-Vocalion

Themes from The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting and other great films

1: THE FRENCH CONNECTION (Ellis)
2: LOVE THEME FROM THE GETAWAY (Jones; A & M Bergman)
3: KLUTE (Small)
4: THE MAGICIAN (Williams) theme from the TV series
5: THE ENTERTAINER (Joplin) theme from the film The Sting
6: BULLITT (Schifrin)
7: COPS AND ROBBERS (Legrand)
8: ENTER THE DRAGON (Schifrin)
9: NIGHT MUST FALL (Davies)
10: POINT BLANK (Mandel)
11: BEYOND TOMORROW (Theodorakis; Kusik) love theme from the film Serpico
12: TUBULAR BELLS (Oldfield) theme from the film The Exorcist

Flashpoint

13: THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (Barry; Black)
14: THE BIG BOSS (Koo)
15: EARTHQUAKE (Williams) main title & love theme
16: MR MAJESTYK (Bernstein)
17: LOVE SAID GOODBYE (Rota; Kusik) from the film The Godfather Part 2
18: KOJAK (Goldenberg)
19: MAGNUM FORCE (Schifrin)
20: GOLD (Bernstein; Black)
21: LIVE AND LET DIE (P & L McCartney)
22: AIRPORT 1975 (Cacavas)
23: WE MAY NEVER LOVE LIKE THIS AGAIN (Kasha; Hirschhorn) from the film The Towering Inferno
24: FIST OF FURY (Koo)

 

Pure Prairie League – Two Lane Highway & If the Shoe Fits

Dutton-Vocalion

Two Lane Highway

1: TWO LANE HIGHWAY (Goshorn)
2: KENTUCKY MOONSHINE (Goshorn)
Chet Atkins (solo guitar)
3: RUNNER (Powell)
4: MEMORIES (Goshorn; Palmer)
5: KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN (Clark)
6: HARVEST (Goshorn)
7: SISTER’S KEEPER (Powell)
8: JUST CAN’T BELIEVE IT (Goshorn; Reilly)
Emmylou Harris (vocal)
9: GIVE US A RISE (Powell; Hinds)
10: I’LL CHANGE YOUR FLAT TIRE, MERLE (Gravenites)
11: PICKIN’ TO BEAT THE DEVIL (McGrail)

Personnel:
Larry Goshorn (lead guitar/background vocals)
George Ed Powell (guitar/background vocals)
John David Call (steel guitar/banjo/dobro/background vocals)
Michael Connor (keyboards)
William Frank Hinds (drums)
Mike Reilly (bass guitar/background vocals)
Guest musicians:
Johnny Gimble (violin); Don Felder (mandolin)
John Rotella (clarinet); Vince DeRosa (French horn)

If the Shoe Fits

12: THAT’LL BE THE DAY (Allison; Holly; Petty)
13: I CAN ONLY THINK OF YOU (L Goshorn; Reilly)
14: SUN SHONE LIGHTLY (T Goshorn)
15: LONG COLD WINTER (L Goshorn; Powell; Reilly)
16: LUCILLE CRAWFIELD (Powell)
17: GIMME ANOTHER CHANCE (L Goshorn)
18: AREN’T YOU MINE (Powell; Hinds)
19: YOU ARE SO NEAR TO ME (Powell)
20: OUT ON THE STREET (L Goshorn)
21: GOIN’ HOME (L Goshorn)

Personnel:
Larry Goshorn (lead guitar); George Ed Powell (guitar)
John David Call (steel guitar/banjo/dobro)
Michael Connor (keyboards)
Mike Reilly (bass guitar); William Frank Hinds (drums)

 

Return to Forever – Musicmagic

Dutton-Vocalion

Musicmagic

1: THE MUSICIAN (Corea)
2: HELLO AGAIN (Clarke)
3: MUSICMAGIC (Corea; Moran)
4: SO LONG MICKEY MOUSE (Clarke)
5: DO YOU EVER (Moran)
6: THE ENDLESS NIGHT (Corea; Moran)

Personnel:
Chick Corea (acoustic piano/Fender Rhodes/clavinet/Minimoog/Moog 15/Polymoog/ARP Odyssey/vocals)
Gayle Moran (acoustic piano/Hammond B3 organ/Polymoog/vocals)
Joe Farrell (tenor sax/soprano sax/flutes/piccolo) all reed solos
Stanley Clarke (bass guitar/piccolo bass/acoustic bass/vocals); Gerry Brown (drums)
John Thomas (trumpet/flugelhorn); James Tinsley (trumpet/flugelhorn/piccolo trumpet) flugelhorn solo on Hello Again
Jim Pugh (trombone) solo on Hello Again; Harold Garrett (trombone/bass trombone/baritone horn)

 

The Jimmy Castor Bunch – Dimension 3

Dutton-Vocalion

1: REVELATION (PROLOGUE) (Thomas)
2: THE LAST OLÉ (Castor; Pruitt)
3: HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE (Castor; Pruitt)
4: I’M NOT A CHILD ANYMORE (Castor; Pruitt)
5: HELPLESS (Castor; Pruitt; Thomas)
6: BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER (Simon)
7: SOUL SERENADE (Ousley; Dixon)8: A WHITER SHADE OF PALE (Reid; Brooker)
9: THE LONE RANGER (Thomas)
10: REVELATION (EPILOGUE) (Thomas)

 

Turiya Alice Coltrane & Devadip Carlos Santana – Illuminations

Dutton-Vocalion

1: GURU SRI CHINMOY APHORISM

2: ANGEL OF AIR – ANGEL OF WATER (Santana; Coster)
Angel of Air
Turiya Alice Coltrane (harp)
Devadip Carlos Santana (lead/rhythm guitar/wind chimes)
Tom Coster (electric piano); David Holland (acoustic bass)
Jack DeJohnette (cymbals/percussion); Jules Broussard (flute)
Angel of Water
Turiya Alice Coltrane (harp); Devadip Carlos Santana (guitar)
Tom Coster (electric piano); Jules Broussard (soprano sax)
David Holland (acoustic bass)

3: BLISS: THE ETERNAL NOW (Coltrane)
Turiya Alice Coltrane (acoustic piano/harp); Devadip Carlos Santana (guitar)

4: ANGEL OF SUNLIGHT (Santana; Coster)
Turiya Alice Coltrane (Wurlitzer organ)
Devadip Carlos Santana (guitar/finger & hand cymbals)
Tom Coster (Hammond organ/finger & hand cymbals)
Jules Broussard (soprano sax); Prabuddha Phil Browne (tamboura)
David Holland (acoustic bass); Jack DeJohnette (drums)
Armando Peraza (congas); Phil Ford (tablas)

5: ILLUMINATIONS (Santana; Coster)
Turiya Alice Coltrane (harp); Devadip Carlos Santana (guitar)
Tom Coster (acoustic piano)

String section [2-3, 5]
Arranger/conductor:
Turiya Alice Coltrane
Violins: Murray Adler (concertmaster), Ron Folsom, Bill Henderson, Nathan Kaproff, Gordon Marron, Paul Shure, Charles Veal
Cellos: Anne Goodman, Glenn Grab, Jackie Lustgarten, Fred Seykora
Violas: Marilyn Baker, Myer Bello, Rollice Dale, Alan Harshman, Myra Kestenbaum, David Schwartz; Bass: James Bond

 

The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds – The Black Motion Picture Experience

& Music for Soulful Lovers

Dutton-Vocalion

The Black Motion Picture Experience

1: ACROSS 110TH STREET (Johnson; Womack)
2: SLAUGHTER (Preston)
3: BEN (Scharf; Black)
4: ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (R Strauss) from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey
5: SUPERFLY (Mayfield)
6: TROUBLE MAN/“T” STANDS FOR TROUBLE (Gaye)
7: SHAFT (Hayes)
8: LOVE THEME FROM LADY SINGS THE BLUES (Legrand)
9: FREDDIE’S DEAD (Mayfield) from the film Superfly

Music for Soulful Lovers

10: SOULFUL LOVE (Camillo; Bogart)
11: I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY (White)
12: BREAK UP TO MAKE UP (Gamble; Bell; Creed)
13: YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE (Wonder)
14: NEITHER ONE OF US (Weatherly)
15: PILLOW TALK (Robinson; Burton)
16: KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG (Fox; Gimbel)
17: IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW (Gamble; Huff)
18: LOVING YOU HURTS SO BAD (Camillo; Sawyer)
19: CALL ME (COME BACK HOME) (Green; Mitchell; Jackson)
20: STAY WITH ME (Camillo; Sawyer)

 

Deodato – Prelude & Deodato 2

Dutton-Vocalion

Prelude

1: ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) (Richard Strauss arr/adapt Deodato), soloists: John Tropea (electric guitar), Stanley Clarke (bass guitar)
2: SPIRIT OF SUMMER (Deodato), soloist: Jay Berliner (acoustic guitar)
3: CARLY & CAROLE (Deodato)
4: BAUBLES, BANGLES AND BEADS (Wright; Forrest), soloist: John Tropea (electric guitar)
5: PRELUDE TO THE AFTERNOON OF A FAUN (Debussy arr/adapt Deodato), soloists: Marvin Stamm (trumpet), Hubert Laws (flute)
6: SEPTEMBER 13 (Deodato; Cobham), soloist: John Tropea (electric guitar)

Deodato 2

7: NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN (Hayward)
8: PAVANE FOR A DEAD PRINCESS (Ravel arr/adapt Deodato)
9: SKYSCRAPERS (Deodato)
10: SUPER STRUT (Deodato)
11: RHAPSODY IN BLUE (Gershwin arr/adapt Deodato)

 

Art Garfunkel – Angel Clare

Dutton-Vocalion

1: TRAVELING BOY (Williams; Nichols)
2: DOWN IN THE WILLOW GARDEN (Monroe)
3: I SHALL SING (Van Morrison)
4: OLD MAN (Newman)
5: FEUILLES-OH (Trad) – DO SPACE MEN PASS DEAD SOULS ON THEIR WAY TO THE MOON? (J. S. Bach; Grossman)
6: ALL I KNOW (Webb)
7: MARY WAS AN ONLY CHILD (Hammond; Hazlewood; Milchberg)
8: WOYAYA (Amarfio; Osei; Tontoh; Bedeau; Richardson; Amao; Bailey)
9: BARBARA ALLEN (Trad)
10: ANOTHER LULLABY (Webb)

Art Garfunkel (vocals)
Larry Knechtel, Michael Omartian (keyboards)
Louie Shelton, Larry Carlton, Dean Parks (guitars)
Joe Osborn (bass)
Hal Blaine, Jim Gordon (drums)

Other musicians:
J. J. Cale, Fred Carter, Jerry Garcia, Paul Simon (guitars)
Carl Radle (bass)
Tommy Tedesco (mandolin/bouzouki)
Jules Broussard, Jack Schroer (saxophones)
Jorge Milchberg (charango)
Stuart Canin (violin)
Milt Holland (percussion)
Dorothy Morrison, Sally Stevens, Jackie Ward & St. Mary’s Choir (vocals)

 

Henry Mancini – The Return of the Pink Panther & Symphonic Soul

Dutton-Vocalion

The Return of the Pink Panther

1: THE PINK PANTHER THEME (Mancini) soloist: Tony Coe (tenor sax)
2: THE GREATEST GIFT (Mancini; David) instrumental version
3: HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU, KID (Mancini)
4: SUMMER IN GSTAAD (Mancini)
5: SO SMOOTH (Mancini)
6: THE RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER (PARTS 1 & 2) (Mancini) includes The Pink Panther Theme
7: THE GREATEST GIFT (Mancini; David) vocal version/soloist: Henry Mancini (piano)
8: THE ORANGE FLOAT (Mancini)
9: DREAMY (Mancini) soloist: Henry Mancini (piano)
10: DISCO (Mancini)
11: NAVEL MANOEUVRE (Mancini)
12: BELLY BELLY BUM BUM (Mancini)
13: THE WET LOOK (Mancini)

Symphonic Soul

14: SYMPHONIC SOUL (Mancini) soloist: Bud Brisbois (piccolo trumpet)
15: BUTTERFLY (Hancock) soloists:Abraham Laboriel (bass guitar), Joe Sample (electric piano)
16: SATIN SOUL (White) soloist: Joe Sample (organ)
17: PETER GUNN NEW VERSION (Mancini) theme from the TV series soloists: Abraham Laboriel (bass guitar), Joe Sample (organ), Bud Brisbois (piccolo trumpet/trumpet)
18: SLOW HOT WIND LUJON (Mancini; Gimbel) soloist: Louise DiTullio (flute)
19: PICK UP THE PIECES (Ball; Stuart) soloist: Joe Sample (organ)
20: SUN GODDESS (White; Lind) soloist: Joe Sample (organ)
21: SOUL SAGA SONG OF THE BUFFALO SOLDIER (Jones; Brown; Bahler; Greene) soloist: Tommy Morgan (harmonica)
22: AFRICAN SYMPHONY (McCoy) soloist: Mayuto Correa (African finger piano)

 

Hugo Montenegro: Rocket Man – A Tribute To Elton John & Mammy Blue

Dutton-Vocalion

Rocket Man – A Tribute To Elton John

1: BLASTOFF (J. Montenegro) soloist: John Montenegro (synthesizer)
2: ROCKET MAN (John; Taupin) soloist: Chuck Findley (trumpet)
3: THE BITCH IS BACK (John; Taupin) soloist: Gary Barone (trumpet)
4: GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD (John; Taupin)
5: PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM (John; Taupin)
6: TAKE ME TO THE PILOT (John; Taupin)
7: YOUR SONG (John; Taupin) soloist: Dave Blume (synthesizer)
8: LOWDOWN HOEDOWN (Blume)
9: DANIEL (John; Taupin)
10: LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS (Lennon; McCartney)
11: SPLASHDOWN (J. Montenegro)

Arrangers: Hugo Montenegro [2-7, 9-10]
John Montenegro [1, 11], Dave Blume [8]
Conductor: Hugo Montenegro
ARP synthesizer: John Montenegro

Mammy Blue

12: ALL I CAN DO (Simmonds; Raymond)
13: UNCLE ALBERT/ADMIRAL HALSEY (P & L McCartney)
14: SUPERSTAR (Russell; B & D Bramlett)
15: MEDLEY: IF I WERE A RICH MAN (Bock; Harnick) – FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Bock; Harnick)
16: MAMMY BLUE (Giraud; Trim)
17: I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE (King)
18: PEACE TRAIN (Stevens)
19: THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN (Robertson)
20: ZINGARO (FROM SUNSET UNTIL DAWN) (Mattone; Migliacci; Wayne)
21: YO-YO (South)
22: MOVIN’ ON (J. Montenegro)

Arranger/conductor: Hugo Montenegro
ARP synthesizer: John Montenegro

 

Art Garfunkel – Breakaway

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1: I BELIEVE (WHEN I FALL IN LOVE IT WILL BE FOREVER) (Wonder; Wright)
2: RAG DOLL (Eaton)
3: BREAKAWAY (Gallagher; Lyle)
4: DISNEY GIRLS (Johnston)
5: WATERS OF MARCH (Jobim)
6: MY LITTLE TOWN (Simon)
7: I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU (Warren; Dubin)
8: LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT ONE (Bishop)
9: 99 MILES FROM L.A. (Hammond; David)
10: THE SAME OLD TEARS ON A NEW BACKGROUND (Bishop)

Art Garfunkel (vocals) [1-5, 7-10] Simon & Garfunkel (vocals) [6]
Arrangers/conductors:
Del Newman [1, 7, 9-10], Richard Hewson [2, 4, 8], Dave Matthews [6]

 

Dutton-Vocalion: Those You May Have Missed Pt.2

15 Jan

All Dutton-Vocalion Quadraphonic Releases on Dual Layer SACD

and can be purchased directly from their site: see links

Doc Severinsen – Rhapsody for Now! & Doc

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Rhapsody for Now!

1. Live and Let Die (P & L McCartney) theme from the film
2. Soul Makossa (Dibango)
3. Yesterday Once More (Carpenter; Bettis)
4. Touch Me in the Morning (Masser; Miller)
5. Shambala (Moore)
6. My Love (P & L McCartney)
7. Pictures (from Pictures at an Exhibition) Promenade (Mussorgsky) – The Great Gate of Kiev (Mussorgsky)

Rhapsody For Then

8. California Dreamin’ (Phillips)
9. The Look of Love (Bacharach; David)
10. A Song for You (Russell)
11. Sweet Caroline (Diamond)
12. You’ve Got a Friend (King)
13. I Remember Louis (A Tribute to Louis Armstrong)
Introduction
When it’s Sleepy Time Down South (L & O René; Muse)
Struttin’ with Some Barbecue (Armstrong; Raye)
Blueberry Hill (Lewis; Stock; Rose)
Hello, Dolly! (Herman)
Mack the Knife (Weill; Brecht; Blitzstein)
When it’s Sleepy Time Down South (reprise) (L & O René; Muse)

 

Chet Atkins – Superpickers & Chet Atkins Picks the Best

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Superpickers

1. Paramaribo (Loudermilk)
2. Fiddlin’ Around (Gimble)
3. Mr. Bojangles (Walker)
4. Beef and Biscuits (Camison)
5. Sweet Dreams (Gibson)
6. Just Another Rag (Atkins; Hubbard)
7. Canadian Pacific (Griff)
8. City of New Orleans (Goodman)
9. Bells of Saint Mary’s (Tringer)
10. Are You from Dixie? (’Cause I’m from Dixie, Too!) (Cobb; Yellen)

Personnel:
Chet Atkins (guitar); Johnny Gimble (fiddle); Buddy Harman (drums) Larrie Londin (drums); Charlie McCoy (harmonica); Bob Moore (bass) Farrell Morris (percussion); Weldon Myrick (steel guitar); Hargus Robbins (piano);Jerry Shook (guitar); Henry Strzelecki (bass); Bobby Thompson (banjo/guitar); Paul Yandell (guitar/ukulele)

Chet Atkins Picks the Best

11. You’ll Never Walk Alone (Rodgers; Hammerstein)
12. Lovely Weather (Lima)
13. Insensatez (How Insensitive) (Jobim; de Moraes; Gimbel)
14. Colonel Bogey (Alford)
15. Nuages (Reinhardt; Larue)
16. Anna (El Negro Zumbón) (Vatro; Giordano; Engvick) from the film Anna
17. Battle Hymn of the Republic (Trad arr Atkins)
18. All (Oliviero; Jessel; Grudeff; Fidenco) theme from the film Run for Your Wife
19. El Paso (Robbins)
20. Tears (Reinhardt; Grappelli)
21. I Wish I Knew (Moss)
22. Ay Ay Ay (Trad arr Atkins)

 

Ray Conniff & The Singers – Alone Again (Naturally)

& Love Theme from The Godfather (Speak Softly Love)

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Alone Again (Naturally)

1. Alone Again (Naturally) (O’Sullivan)
2. Song Sung Blue (Diamond)
3. Where is the Love (MacDonald; Salter)
4. The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA (Fargo)
5. The Candy Man (Newley; Bricusse) from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
6. Because (Clark)
7. Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast (Stephens; Callander)
8. Day by Day (Schwartz) from the musical Godspell
9. Run to Me (B, R & M Gibb)
10. Too Young (Lippman; Dee)
11. Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) (Lurie)

Love Theme from The Godfather (Speak Softly Love)

12. Love Theme from The Godfather (Speak Softly Love) (Rota; Kusik) from the film
13. Hurting Each Other (Geld; Udell)
14. A Horse with No Name (Bunnell)
15. I Need You (Beckley)
16. Living in a House Divided (Bahler)
17. Precious and Few (Nims)
18. Without You (Ham; Evans)
19. A Cowboy’s Work is Never Done (Bono)
20. The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face) (MacColl)
21. Shaft (Hayes) theme from the film
22. The Way of Love (Dieval; Stillman)

THE RAY CONNIFF SINGERS
Jackie Ward, Sue Allen, Sally Stevens, Ron Hicklin, Tom Bahler, John Bahler, Ray Conniff

 

Lynn Anderson – Rose Garden & Lynn Anderson’s Greatest Hits

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Rose Garden

1. Rose Garden (South)
2. For the Good Times (Kristofferson)
3. Another Lonely Night (Butler; Crutchfield)
4. I Don’t Wanna Play House (Sutton; Sherrill)
5. Snowbird (MacLellan)
6. Your Sweet Love Lifted Me (Sutton; Richey)
7. Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down (Kristofferson)
8. I Still Belong to You (Foster; Rice)
9. I Wish I Was a Little Boy Again (Sutton; Edwards)
10. It’s Only Make Believe (Twitty; Nance)
11. Nothing Between Us (Anderson)

Lynn Anderson (vocal)
The Nashville Edition (background vocals) [1-4, 7-8]
The Jordanaires (background vocals) [5-6, 9-11]

Lynn Anderson’s Greatest Hits

12. Rose Garden (South)
13. Cry (Kohlman)
14. How Can I Unlove You (South)
15. Stay There ’til I Get There (Sutton)
16. That’s What Loving You Has Meant to Me (Sutton)
17. Listen to a Country Song (Messina; Garth)
18. You’re My Man (Sutton)
19. No Love at All (Thompson; Christopher)
20. Don’t Say Things You Don’t Mean (Sutton)
21. I’m Gonna Write a Song (Sutton)
22. Nothing Between Us (Anderson)

Lynn Anderson (vocal)
The Nashville Edition (background vocals) [12, 14, 16-17, 19-20]
The Jordanaires (background vocals) [13, 15, 18, 21-22]

 

Floyd Cramer – Floyd Cramer with The Music City Pops & Floyd Cramer in Concert

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Floyd Cramer with The Music City Pops

1. Fancy Free (Cramer)
2. Bridge over Troubled Water (Simon)
3. Let it Be (Lennon; McCartney)
4. Is this Tomorrow (Cramer)
5. Last Date (Cramer)
6. I Saw the Light (Williams)
7. The Twelfth of Never (Livingston; Webster)
8. Makin’ Up (Cramer)
9. Maiden’s Prayer (Fischer)
10. The End of the World (Kent; Dee)

Floyd Cramer in Concert

11. On the Rebound (Cramer)
12. The Way We Were (Hamlisch; A & M Bergman)
13. Let Me Be There (Rostill)
14. Medley: San Antonio Rose (Wills) – Yesterday (Lennon; McCartney) – Love is Blue (Popp; Cour) – Brian’s Song (Legrand; A & M Bergman) – Joy to the World (Axton) – Bridge over Troubled Water (Simon) – Green, Green Grass of Home (Putman)
15. The Entertainer (Joplin arr Schuller)
16. Forever (Killen)
17. Flip, Flop and Bop (Cramer)
18. Last Date (Cramer)
19. Hank Williams Medley: Your Cheatin’ Heart (Williams) – You Win Again (Williams) – Cold, Cold Heart (Williams) – I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Williams) – Why Don’t You Love Me (Williams) – Jambalaya (On the Bayou) (Williams) – I Saw the Light (Williams)

Personnel [11-19]:
William E. Puett (baritone sax/flute/piccolo) George Cunningham, Donald Sheffield, George Tidwell (trumpets) Dennis Good, Bruce Waterman (trombones) James Wilkerson (guitar); Johnny Johnson (bass) Larrie Londin, Jerry White (drums)

 

Percy Faith – Clair & Joy

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Clair

1. Clair (O’Sullivan)
2. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (Taylor)
3. Ben (Scharf; Black) theme from the film
4. Sweet Surrender (Gates)
5. I Can See Clearly Now (Nash)
6. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) (R Strauss adapt Faith)
7. Nights in White Satin (Hayward)
8. Summer Breeze (Seals; Crofts)
9. Superfly (Mayfield) theme from the film
10. Love Theme from Lady Sings the Blues (Legrand) from the film
11. We Were Havin’ Some Fun at the Conservatory When … (Faith)
12. Dueling Banjos (Smith) from the film Deliverance

Featured soloists:
Buddy Childers, Plas Johnson, Mike Lang, Ralph Grierson, Earl Palmer, Clark Gassman

Joy

13. Joy (Bach arr Faith)
14. Brian’s Song The Hands of Time (Legrand; A & M Bergman) theme from the TV production
15. This Way Mary (Barry; Black) Love theme from the film Mary, Queen of Scots
16. Shaft (Hayes) theme from the film
17. Without You (Ham; Evans)
18. An Old Fashioned Love Song (Williams)
19. Diamonds are Forever (Barry; Black) theme from the film
20. The Summer Knows (Legrand; A & M Bergman) theme from the film Summer of ’42
21. Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves (Stone)
22. Medley: Sunrise, Sunset (Bock; Harnick) – Fiddler on the Roof (Bock; Harnick)
23. Hurting Each Other (Geld; Udell)

 

Ray Conniff – Theme from S.W.A.T. and Other TV Themes & Send in the Clowns

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Theme from S.W.A.T., Welcome Back, Happy Days, Mary Tyler Moore, M*A*S*H,

Laverne and Shirley and Other TV Themes

1. Police Story (Goldsmith)
2. Happy Days (Fox; Gimbel)
3. The Young and the Restless (DeVorzon; Botkin)
4. Baretta’s Theme (Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow) (Grusin; Ames)
5. Welcome Back (Sebastian) theme from Welcome Back, Kotter
6. S.W.A.T. (DeVorzon)
7. Love is All Around (Curtis) theme from The Mary Tyler Moore Show
8. Mystery Movie Theme (Mancini) Jackie Allen (vocal)
9. M*A*S*H (Suicide is Painless) (Mandel; Altman)
10. Making Our Dreams Come True (Fox; Gimbel) theme from Laverne and Shirley

Send in the Clowns

11. S.W.A.T. (DeVorzon)
12. Memories are Made of This (Miller; Dehr; Gilkyson)
13. Lonely Night (Angel Face) (Sedaka)
14. Vera’s Theme (Conniff) Ray Conniff & Pete Jolly (pianos)
15. Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover (Simon)
16. Send in the Clowns (Sondheim) from the musical A Little Night Music
17. Moments to Remember (Allen; Stillman)
18. Do You Know Where You’re Going to (Masser; Goffin) theme from the film Mahogany
19. Love’s Theme (White; Schroeder)
20. All by Myself (Carmen)

 

 

Dutton-Vocalion: Those You May Have Missed Pt.1

15 Jan

All Dutton-Vocalion Quadraphonic Releases on Dual Layer SACD

and can be purchased directly from their site: see links

Henry Mancini & Doc Severinsen – Brass, Ivory and Strings & Brass on Ivory

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Brass, Ivory and Strings

1. Theme for Doc (Mancini)
2. Ben (Scharf; Black)
3. Help Me Make it Through the Night (Kristofferson)
4. ’Round Midnight (Williams; Monk; Hanighen)
5. Without You (Ham; Evans)
6. Make it With You (Gates)
7. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) (Davis; Ramirez; Sherman)
8. Wave (Jobim)
9. Love Theme for Laura (Mancini)
10. I Can’t Get Started (Duke; I Gershwin)

Henry Mancini (piano),
Doc Severinsen (trumpet)
with orchestra and chorus
Arrangements: Henry Mancini

Brass on Ivory

11. Brass on Ivory (Mancini)
12. Dreamsville (Mancini; Livingston; Evans)
13. Brian’s Song The Hands of Time (Legrand; A & M Bergman)
14. If (Gates)
15. Willow Weep for Me (Ronell)
16. Sometimes (H & F Mancini)
17. Poor Butterfly (Hubbell; Golden)
18. Misty (Garner; Burke)
19. Never My Love (D & R Addrisi)
20. We’ve Only Just Begun (Nichols; Williams)
21. Soldier in the Rain (Mancini; A & M Bergman)

 

Floyd Cramer – Class of ’73 & Class of ’74-’75

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Class of ’73

1. My Love (P & L McCartney)
2. And I Love You So (McLean)
3. Killing Me Softly with His Song (Fox; Gimbel)
4. Yesterday Once More (Carpenter; Bettis)
5. Let’s Pretend (Carmen)
6. Will it Go Round in Circles (Preston; Fisher)
7. You are the Sunshine of My Life (Wonder)
8. The Morning After (Kasha; Hirschhorn)
9. Kodachrome (Simon)
10. Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree (Levine; Brown)

Class of ’74-’75

11. (Hey, Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song (Moman; Butler)
12. The Last Farewell (Whitaker; Webster)
13. Have You Never Been Mellow (Farrar)
14. Mandy (English; Kerr)
15. I Honestly Love You (Allen; Barry)
16. My Melody of Love (Vinton; Mayer)
17. Sunshine on My Shoulders (Denver; Kniss; Taylor)
18. Please Come to Boston (Loggins)
19. Seasons in the Sun (Brel; McKuen)
20. Time in a Bottle (Croce)

 

Henry Mancini – Six Hours Past Sunset & A Warm Shade of Ivory

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Six Hours Past Sunset

1. Softly, as I Leave You (De Vita; Calabrese; Shaper)*
2. Midnight Cowboy (Barry)
3. Traces (Buie; Cobb; Gordy)*
4. Natalie (Mancini; McKuen)*
5. Didn’t We (Webb)*
6. Two for the Road (Mancini; Bricusse)
7. Six Hours Past Sunset (Mancini)
8. Theme from The Fox (Schifrin)*
9. Quentin’s Theme (Cobert)*
10. Girl Talk (Hefti; Troup)*
11. Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven adapt Mancini)*
*with chorus

Henry Mancini (piano) with orchestra
Soloists: Ray Brown (bass), Vincent
DeRosa (French horn), Ethmer Roten
(flute), Dick Nash (valve trombone)
Arrangements: Henry Mancini

A Warm Shade of Ivory

12. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (Mann; Hilliard)*
13. Cycles (Caldwell)*
14. Moment to Moment (Mancini; Mercer)
15. A Day in the Life of a Fool Manhã de Carnaval (Bonfá; Sigman)*
16. Watch What Happens (Legrand; Demy; Gimbel)*
17. By the Time I Get to Phoenix (Webb)
18. Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet (Rota; Kusik; Snyder)*
19. The Windmills of Your Mind (Legrand; A & M Bergman)
20. When I Look in Your Eyes (Bricusse)
21. Meditation (Jobim; Mendonça; Gimbel)*
22. Dream a Little Dream of Me (Andre; Schwandt; Kahn)
*with chorus

Henry Mancini (piano) with orchestra
Soloists: Erno Neufeld (violin),
Vincent DeRosa (French horn)
Arrangements: Henry Mancini

 

Perry Como – Perry & In Person at the International Hotel Las Vegas

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Perry

1. Temptation (Brown; Freed)
2. Brian’s Song The Hands of Time (Legrand; A & M Bergman)
3. You Are the Sunshine of My Life (Wonder)
4. Behind Closed Doors (O’Dell)
5. I Don’t Know What He Told You (Renis; Mogol; Testa; Allen)
6. That’s You Eres Tú (Caldéron; Livingston; Evans)
7. The Way We Were (Hamlisch; A & M Bergman)
8. The Most Beautiful Girl (Sherrill; Bourke; Wilson)
9. Beyond Tomorrow (Theodorakis; Kusik)
10. Weave Me the Sunshine (Yarrow)

In Person at the International Hotel Las Vegas

11. Opening (Perito)
12. I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Porter) – Hello, Young Lovers (Rodgers; Hammerstein)
13. Everybody’s Talkin’ (Neil)
14. If I Had a Hammer (Hays; Seeger)
15. Without a Song (Youmans; Rose; Eliscu)
16. If I Could Almost Read Your Mind (Charles; Perito)
17. Prisoner of Love (Waller; Razaf)
18. Informal talk (Perito)
19. Father of Girls (Drake)
20. Love is Spreading over the World (Sedaka; Greenfield)
21. When You Were Sweet Sixteen (Thornton arr Charles) – Didn’t We (Webb) – ’O Marenariello (Gambardella arr Charles; Perito)
22. It’s a Good Day (Lee; Barbour)
23. You’ll Never Walk Alone (Rodgers; Hammerstein)
24. You Are Never Far Away from Me (Roberts; Allen)

 

Floyd Cramer – Super Country Hits & The Young and the Restless

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Super Country Hits

1. Battle of New Orleans (Driftwood)
2. Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone? (Martin; Kirby)
3. Let it be Me Je t’appartiens (Bécaud; Delanoë; Curtis)
4. Detroit City (Tillis; Dill)
5. Lonely Street (Belew; Sowder; Stevenson)
6. Sugarfoot Rag (Garland)
7. Oklahoma Hills (Guthrie)
8. Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’ (Peters)
9. Crystal Chandelier (Harris)
10. It’s a Sin (Rose; Turner)
11. Green, Green Grass of Home (Putman)

The Young and the Restless

12. The Young and the Restless (DeVorzon; Botkin) theme from the TV series
13. Top of the World (Carpenter; Bettis)
14. The Most Beautiful Girl (Wilson; Sherrill; Bourke)
15. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Zawinul)
16. The Star Spangled Banner (Key arr Cramer)
17. Behind Closed Doors (O’Dell)
18. Boogie, Boogie, Boogie (Stevens)
19. Laidback (Stevens)
20. Theme from a Dream (Bryant)
21. Rockin’ On (Cramer)

 

Michel Legrand – Twenty Songs of the Century

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1. St. Louis Blues (Handy) 1914
2. My Man (Yvain; Willemetz; Charles; Pollock) 1920
3. Charleston (Mack; Johnson) 1923
4. Mack the Knife (Weill; Brecht; Blitzstein) 1928
5. Malagueña (Lecuona) 1928
6. Stormy Weather (Arlen; Koehler) 1933
7. Solitude (Ellington; De Lange; Mills) 1934
8. Summertime (Gershwin; Heyward) 1935
9. Begin the Beguine (Porter) 1935
10. Cheek to Cheek (Berlin) 1935
11. My Funny Valentine (Rodgers; Hart) 1937
12. Over the Rainbow (Arlen; Harburg) 1939
13. How High the Moon (Lewis; Hamilton) 1940
14. Laura (Raksin; Mercer) 1945
15. Autumn Leaves (Kosma; Prévert; Mercer) 1947
16. One Note Samba (Jobim; Mendonça; Hendricks) 1961
17. Moon River (Mancini; Mercer) 1961
18. I Will Wait for You (Legrand; Demy; Gimbel) 1964
19. Yesterday (Lennon; McCartney) 1965
20. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon) 1969

 

Hugo Montenegro – Love Theme from The Godfather &

Music from A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Love Theme from The Godfather

1. Medley: Baby Elephant Walk (Mancini) from the film Hatari! – Moon River (Mancini; Mercer) from the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s
2. Norwegian Wood (Lennon; McCartney)
3. Me and My Arrow (Nilsson) from the TV movie The Point
4. Air on the G String (Bach)
5. Quadimodo (J. Montenegro)
6. I Feel the Earth Move (King)
7. The Godfather Waltz (Rota) from the film The Godfather
8. Love Theme from The Godfather (Rota; Kusik) from the film
9. Pavane (Fauré)
10. Stutterology (H. Montenegro)

Music from A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

11. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Morricone)
12. March with Hope (Morricone)
13. The Story of a Soldier (Morricone)
14. The Ecstasy of Gold (Morricone)
15. A Fistful of Dollars The Man with No Name (Morricone; Mellin)
16. Hang ’em High (Frontiere)
17. For a Few Dollars More (Morricone)
18. Aces High (Morricone)
19. The Vice of Killing (Morricone)
20. Sixty Seconds to What? (Morricone)
21. Square Dance (Morricone)
22. Titoli A Fistful of Dollars (Morricone; Mellin)

 

Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass – Travelin’ & Caribbean Cruise

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Travelin’

1. Rocky Top (B & F Bryant)
2. The Last Letter (Griffin)
3. Brassy Bluegrass (McPeake; Morton)
4. Almost Persuaded (Sherrill; Sutton)
5. Ramblin’ On (McElhiney; Bernier)
6. Gotta Travel On Travelin’ (McElhiney; Paxton)
7. Are You Sincere? (Walker)
8. The Nashville Express (G & B Mure)
9. Life is Like a Mountain Railway (Bernier)
10. If You Leave Me Tonight I’ll Cry (Mooney; Sanford)
from TV series Night Gallery

Caribbean Cruise

11. Marianne (Gilkyson; Miller; Dehr)
12. Jamaica Farewell (Burgess)
13. I Can See Clearly Now (Nash)
14. Mama Don’t Want No Peas an’ Rice an’ Coconut Oil (Gilbert; Charles)
15. La Fiesta (Williams)
16. Caribbean (Torok)
17. Banana Boat Song (Trad)
18. Yellow Bird (Luboff; Keith; Bergman)
19. Matilda, Matilda (Trad)
20. Jamaican Sunset (McElhiney; Bernier)

 

Arthur Fiedler – Greatest Hits of the ’70s Vols. 1 & 2

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GREATEST HITS OF THE ’70s • VOL. 1

1. Popcorn (Kingsley)
2. Play Me (Diamond)
3. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard (Simon)
4. Amazing Grace (Trad)
5. Everything is Beautiful (Stevens)
6. Lost Horizon (Bacharach; David)
7. Help Me Make it Through the Night (Kristofferson)
8. Song Sung Blue (Diamond)
9. The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face) (MacColl)
10. We’ve Only Just Begun (Nichols; Williams)

GREATEST HITS OF THE ’70s • VOL. 2

11. Love’s Theme (White)
12. The Way We Were (Hamlisch; A & M Bergman)
13. (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden (South)
14. One Less Bell to Answer (Bacharach; David)
15. Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) (Laurie)
16. Time in a Bottle (Croce)
17. The Most Beautiful Girl (Wilson; Sherrill; Bourke)
18. You Are the Sunshine of My Life (Wonder)
19. Killing Me Softly with His Song (Fox; Gimbel)
20. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Raye; Prince)
21. Take Me Home, Country Roads (Danoff; Nivert; Denver)
22. Joy to the World (Axton)

 

Percy Faith – Chinatown (featuring The Entertainer) & Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet

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CHINATOWN

1. The Entertainer (Joplin adapt Faith) from the film The Sting
2. I’m Gonna Go Fishin’ (Ellington; Lee)
3. What’ll I Do? (Berlin) from the film The Great Gatsby
4. Deep in the Morning (Diamond)
5. Chinatown (Goldsmith) theme from the film
6. Fifth Movement (Tubular Bells) (Oldfield)
7. Moody (Paris; Mitchell)
8. I Got Rhythm (G & I Gershwin)
9. Midnight at the Oasis (Nichtern)
10. 1, 2, 3, 4 (Faith)

LOVE THEME FROM ROMEO AND JULIET

11. A Summer Place (Steiner; Discant) theme from the film
12. Spinning Wheel (Thomas)
13. The April Fools (Bacharach; David) from the film
14. Aquarius (MacDermot; Ragni; Rado) from the musical Hair
15. Love (Can Make You Happy) (Sigler)
16. Hello, Tomorrow (Craig)
17. Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet (Rota; Kusik; Snyder) from the film
18. Good Morning Starshine (MacDermot; Ragni; Rado) from the musical Hair
19. One (Nilsson)
20. Without Her (Nilsson)
21. Through the Eyes of a Child Un Jour, Un Enfant (Stern; Marnay; Maitland)

 

Ray Conniff – Laughter in the Rain & Love Will Keep Us Together

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LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN

1. Laughter in the Rain (Sedaka; Cody)
2. I Honestly Love You (Allen; Barry)
3. Sundown (Lightfoot)
4. Angie Baby (O’Day)
5. Mandy (English; Kerr)
6. Seasons in the Sun (Brel; McKuen)
7. Eres Tú (Caldéron; Hawker)
8. Cat’s in the Cradle (H & S Chapin)
9. Feel Like Makin’ Love (McDaniels)
10. (You’re) Having My Baby (Anka)

LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER

11. Please Mr. Please (Welch; Rostill)
12. Midnight Blue (Sager; Manchester)
13. Rhinestone Cowboy (Weiss) – Wildfire (Cansler; Murphey)
14. Feelings (Albert)
15. My Little Friend (Budd; Cahn) theme from the film Paper Tiger
16. I’m Sorry (Denver)
17. At Seventeen (Ian) JW
18. Solitaire (Sedaka; Cody)
19. Love Will Keep Us Together (Sedaka; Greenfield) – How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You) (Holland; Dozier; Holland)
Featuring:
Ray Conniff (trombone);
JW Jackie Ward (vocal)

 

Henry Mancini – Mancini Country & Country Gentleman

Dutton-Vocalion

Mancini Country

1. Let it be Me (Bécaud; Delanoë; Curtis)
2. Last Date (Cramer)
3. Almost Persuaded (Sherrill; Sutton)
4. Take Me to Your World (Sherrill; Sutton)
5. Release Me (And Let Me Love Again) (Miller; Stevenson)
6. You Don’t Know Me (Arnold; Walker)
7. Phone Call to the Past (Mancini; Mercer)
8. I Can’t Stop Loving You (Gibson)
9. Make the World Go Away (Cochran)
10. Stand by Your Man (Wynette; Sherrill)
11. The End of the World (Kent; Dee)

Country Gentleman

12. Delta Dawn (Harvey; Collins)
13. If You’ve Got the Time (I’ve Got the Place) (Backer)
14. A Picture of Me (Without You) (Wilson; Richey)
15. Your Cheatin’ Heart (Williams)
16. For the Good Times (Kristofferson)
17. Take Me Home, Country Roads (Danoff; Nivert; Denver)
18. Come Live with Me (B & F Bryant)
19. With One Exception (Sherrill; Sutton)
20. The Ways to Love a Man (Wynette; Sherrill; Sutton)
21. Medley: All His Children (Mancini; A & M Bergman)
– Tomorrow is My Friend (Mancini; A & M Bergman)
– Dear Heart (Mancini; Livingston; Evans)

 

Paul Mauriat – Penelope & Holidays

Dutton-Vocalion

Penelope

1. Penélope (L’eternel Retour) (Alguero; Serrat)
2. Melancholy Man (Pinder)
3. La Bikina (Fuentès)
4. In the Summertime (Dorset)
5. Pardonne-Moi ce Caprice D’enfant (Carli)
6. Etude in the Form of Rhythm and Blues (Mauriat)
7. El Condor Pasa (Milchberg; Robles; Simon)
8. Pomme, Pomme, Pomme (Giraud; Cour)
9. Reviens, Je T’aime (Bouwens; Carrère; Ibach)
10. Che Sarà (Qui Saura) (Migliacci; Fontana; Jourdan) 2nd version
11. Et Mourir de Plaisir (Revaux; Sardou; Buggy)
12. My Sweet Lord (Harrison)

Holidays

13. Holidays (Polnareff; Dabadie)
14. La Chanson pour Anna (Popp) Michel Gesina (solo guitar)
15. Il y a du Soleil sur La France (Charden; Thomas; Rivat)
16. Après Toi (Panas; Munro; Dessca)
17. Mamy Blue (Giraud; Trim)
18. Last Summer Day (Adieu L’été, Adieu La Plage) (Mauriat; Ressi)
19. Speak Softly Love (Rota; Kusik) Love Theme from The Godfather
20. Jesus Cristo (R & E Carlos; Demarny)
21. I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (Backer; Davis; Cook; Greenaway)
22. Here’s to You (Morricone; Baez) from the film Sacco & Vanzetti
23. A Summer Place (Steiner; Discant)
24. Mother of Mine (Parkinson)

 

Charles Gerhardt – Lost Horizon: The Classic Film Scores of Dimitri Tiomkin

& The Thing from Another World Suite

Dutton-Vocalion

1. Lost Horizon (1937) – Symphonic Suite (Tiomkin) JAC
Prelude – Foreword Card – Riot in Baskul – Mob Scene at the Refuelling Station – Morning After the Plane Crash – Arrival of the Caravan – The Journey Over the Mountains – Entrance into Shangri-La – Nocturne – Riding Sequence – The Waterfall – Chinese Children’s Scherzo – Bell Sequence – Funeral Cortège of the High Lama – Escape from Shangri-La – Return to Shangri-La
2. The Guns of Navarone – Prelude (Tiomkin; Webster)
3. The Big Sky – Suite (Tiomkin)
Prelude – The Forest at Night (Nocturne) –
The Wide Missouri (Epilogue)
4. The Fourposter – Overture (Tiomkin)
5. Friendly Persuasion – Love Scene in the Barn (Tiomkin; Webster)
6. Search for Paradise – Choral Finale (Tiomkin; Washington; Thomas) JAC
BONUS TRACK:
7. The Thing from Another World – Suite (Tiomkin)*
Prelude – The Flying Saucer under the Ice – Melting Sequence – The Hand – Plasma I – Plasma II – The Growing Plants – The Thing on the Walkway – Electrocution

National Philharmonic Orchestra
JAC: The John Alldis Choir
Charles Gerhardt (conductor)
Recorded: Kingsway Hall, London, December 1975
*Previously unreleased in quadraphonic sound

A Change of Direction

14 Jan

With the start of 2018 i felt it was time to finally put the blogs to bed, at least as they were. As of today the scope of both blogs change from the decoding of Quadraphonic albums and making them available for download to that of announcing the wealth of modern day reissues of the Quad albums of the 1970’s and newly produced quadraphonic music albums.

I hope to announce a new ‘Electronic Music’ album towards the end of the month, but firstly there will be notification of Duttons latest SACD Quad reissues.

None of the albums listed on this blog are available, the listings are kept as part of the blogs history.

Having said that, there is planned a small number of “Reference Series” DVD-A/V’s that will be available freely for a very limited time, along with a couple of CD-4 sourced releases. More on that at a later date

I must say thank you to all of those who supported the blog in the past, it’s been quite a journey!

BBC Proms 2017 in Binaural and Lossless Sound

22 Jul

Many thanks for Owen for nudging me with regards to the BBC Proms this year. It does seem as though they have abandoned the Surround experiment in favour of Binaural

Owen sent this list of the live binaural broadcasts, which are available here.

The BBC is also broadcasting (i assume just the stereo feed) losslessly, using FLAC, which is available here

The Binaural Proms are (all time are UK BST)
Prom 1 – 14 July, 7.30pm
Prom 6 – 18 July, 7.00pm
Prom 7 – 19 July, 7.30pm
Prom 12 – 23 July, 6.00pm
Prom 13 – 24 July, 7.30pm
Prom 21 – 30 July, 7.00pm
Prom 23 – 1 August, 7.30pm
Prom 29 – 6 August, 6.00pm
Prom 37 – 13 August, 6.00pm
Prom 38 – 13 August, 9.45pm
Prom 43 – 17 August, 6.30pm
Prom 44 – 17 August, 10.15pm
Prom 47 – 20 August, 1.00pm
Prom 54 – 25 August, 6.30pm
Prom 60 – 29 August, 7.30pm
Prom 69 – 4 September, 7.30pm
Prom 71 – 6 September, 7.00pm
Prom 72 – 7 September, 6.30pm
Prom 73 – 7 September, 9.30pm
Prom 75 – 9 September, 7.15pm

The (dreadful) state of the Quadraphonic community

19 Jun

I’ve been forced to break my silence here because of the continued idiocy of those that are thought to be ‘In the know’ and ‘those to be followed’ in what it believes to be the font of all knowledge when it comes to all things Quadraphonic.

I feel sorry for those who know little, to nothing, of the heyday of quad in that all they have to go on is the tripe that is spurted out by these people held in (false) esteem. It is the one sadness that i have that i’ll be leaving having barely made a dent in these peoples strangle hold on the community.

What has brought this about (again) is the following statement by ‘kap’n krunch’ on a subject he quite obviously knows nothing about, in every respect:

Having done QC for this release, and for some insane reason, not stating ANYWHERE that it’s a DVD-A, I can attest to the fact that it was NOT an SQ decode.

First of all, you can not get that kind of separation even with the best of scripts (just listen to the perfect separation of the drums on the left rear, no way josé that it’s a decode.)

Second, I saw a note written by an engineer who did a transfer from the MASTER of one of Yes’  LANDMARK albums a YEAR after it was recorded and he found all kinds of imperfections; “surface noise”, clicks, etc.
Guys, remember , analog tape is great but it’s not perfect!
And this was a 40 year old tape!!! (and not even the 1st gen master!)

I was quite amused to listen to it and having it sound better than what I remember listening before it was released.

Yes, the cover is VERY sloppy; no info on who did what and the typos that remind me of the ELP BSS SACD (STS anyone??)… LPCDM??? DTX????  oh well..we got it and, as opposed to the “King Arthur” one which is a DISASTER, this one is quite enjoyable…I’ll give it a healthy 8.

So, you can attest that it’s not an SQ decode? Really? How? I certainly don’t remember you contacting ME (the person who actually did the (pre-phoenix) decode for, and used, on that release. The Quad master tapes most certainly were not available for any of the Rick Wakeman releases.

Where have you been living, the separation issue on SQ has long been broken (by myself), and may i state that if you think the level of separation is impressive (thank you for the back-handed complement) then you’ll be shocked just how more impressive the possibilities are now!

You continue to to use scripts from the dark past, wake up, things have greatly moved on in the world. All you do is to show just how little you, and the rest of the know-nothings there, actually know.

That release was/is, in my view, very poor and very badly treated by the compression happy ‘Abbey Road’ studios. That release is an embarrassment, so much so that i made available to a handful (literally) of people a uncompressed Phoenix decode in compensation as Universal were willing to do nothing to right what Abbey Road had done to it.

So people, please be warned, those who confess to know it all in a certain place are of this level. Basically they are technically devoid of anything resembling fact and are to be treated with the highest contempt. Unfortunately there is nowhere i can suggest to go for the facts, if that’s what you are requiring.

 

Holly Cole Trio – Girl Talk

21 May

Allmusic

Release: DS150u2q

Source: Ambisonic/UHJ CD

Process: U2Q

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

 

Nektar – Down to Earth

21 Apr

Allmusic

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS141p+

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix+’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Ash Ra Tempel – Starring Rosi

20 Apr

Allmusic

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS153p+

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix+’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

 

The Isley Brothers – Go For Your Guns

20 Mar

This album was released towards the end of CBS’s quadraphonic period and is pretty hard to find.

Allmusic

Release: DS82p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

 

 

Tony Mottola – Tony and Strings

20 Mar

I can imagine there are quite a few who are thinking “Why’s he releasing yet another Tony Mottola album?”

Well the simple answer should be”Well it’s Quad”, but actually here in the UK we are suffering from the left overs of the snow storm that hit the USA, and it’s raining, AGAIN!

I was playing this album and thought “why should i keep this to myself, it so fit’s the mood of the day”. So here it is, something on the gentle side for those certain occasions………

Release: DS99d

Source: EV-4 LP

Process: ‘Dryad’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

 

Johnny Cash at San Quentin

20 Mar

Recorded in 1969 and contains his surprise, novelty hit single ‘A Boy Named Sue’

Release: DS100p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Barbra Streisand – Live Concert At The Forum

16 Mar

Much has been written about the mix on this album, which i’m finding hard to understand. With this decode i find that it’s a fair representation of a live concert. There has been mention made that the Q8 is ‘under-whelming’, well i’ve not heard it so i can’t comment.

What i’d really like is those who get this new reissue to make comments on how they find the performance/mix, even more so if they’ve heard the Q8.

Allmusic

Reissue: (D) New source and decode

Release: DS140p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

 

 

 

Phil Bodner – The Brass Ring

9 Mar

Bio/Discography

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS525d

Source: EV-4 LP

Process: ‘Dryad’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Urbie Green – 21 Trombones

9 Mar

The track ‘The Green Bee’  was originally written by Tommy Newsom as a possible theme for the ‘Green Hornet’ TV series, but the producers went with Billy May’s theme. This was the first time Newsom’s version had been made available publicly.

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS521d

Source: EV-4 LP

Process: ‘Dryad’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

The Baker Gurvitz Army – In Concert 1975

28 Feb

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It’s nice to be able to make available this concert of The Baker Gurvitz Army from 1975. I remember hearing it on Radio One (in stereo) back in the day and now hearing it in quad brings back more than a memory or two.

Release: DS78p

Source: SQ Transcription LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Walter Wegmuller and The Cosmic Couriers – Tarot

23 Feb

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This, almost one and a half hour long, double LP album was released in 1972 and is quite possibly high on the ‘wants’ lists for those who are interested in Krautrock, Klaus Schulze or Manuel Gottsching.

In its original release format it’s quite rare, as is the 2 x CD release released in 2016.

Review

Release: DS76p

Source: 2 x SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Richard Zimmerman – The Complete Works Of Scott Joplin

22 Feb

richard-zimmerman-the-complete-works-of-scott-joplin-ds473ch-front

Originally released as a 5LP box-set

Allmusic

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS473ch

Source: 5 x QS CD

Process: ‘Chimera’

Release: 3 x DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Gentle Giant – Golders Green 5/1/78

4 Feb

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Recorded as part of the BBC’s year long quadraphonic tests in 1977/78 and broadcast as part of the ‘Sight & Sound’ simulcast series on BBC1 & Radio 1.

Release: DS71m

Source: Matrix HJ encoded DVD

Process: ‘Medusa’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

The Best Of Tony Mottola

3 Feb

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This album collects tracks from Tony’s pre-quad albums that were specially remixed for this release.

One point i must make is with regards the first track. The guitar is mixed low in relationship to the rest of the instruments. In fact it sounds like the effects track alone, without the main guitar track being switched in. Possibly a rush job and somehow went un-missed?

Release: DS69d

Source: EV-4 LP

Process: ‘Dryad’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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

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

 

 

Enoch Light – 4 Channel Stereo

31 Dec

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Link

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

 

 

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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Link

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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Link

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

 

 

Johnny Hammond – Higher Ground

30 Nov

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Allmusic

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS128p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

John Klemmer – Waterfalls

28 Nov

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Allmusic

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS139ch

Source: QS CD

Process: ‘Chimera’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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