Live and Let Die is the last of the James Bond films i can watch over
and again. In my view it's easily the best of the Roger Moore films, and certainly one of
the more interesting soundtracks, no doubt helped by Paul McCartney's,
now classic, title theme.
point regarding the Q8 tape is that all of the tracks on program 2 have
their channels misaligned, so to hear them correctly you'd need to turn
90 degrees left as the fronts are actually Rear L & Front R! I've
corrected this misalignment for this release so that it can be heard as
Special thanks to 'Lupine Assassin' for the loan of his tape to 'Captain Beyond' who performed the rip and provided the Q8 scans.
Instead of doing what most labels would do, use the mixes from
released albums, they remixed tracks in an attempt to overcome the
limitations of the EV-4 decoder. This makes the tracks on this album
very different from those on their respective albums, especially the
'Rich Mountain Tower' track.
More importantly, the tracks on this album should not be taken as representative as on those albums.
Artists include: Dick Schory, Hollins & Starr, Paul Horn, Joe Morello, Rich Mountain Tower, Don Tweedy, Ron Steele, Laura, Bobby Christian.
Released as an introduction to the ‘Project
3′ quadraphonic matrix encoded LP’s using the ‘new’ EV-4 system (see
‘Matrix’ page), this album contains 10 tracks picked from the initial
releases. Project 3 went on to release albums in all of the later major
systems (SQ, QS, CD-4), more often available in more than one system,
until finally only releasing them in SQ.
This is one of the LP’s used during the devolopment/testing of the new EV-4/II process
Tech Note: The final track has an issue related to the LP itself, and not the decoding process
Cello Concerto in B minor, Piano Concerto in G minor,
Violin Concerto in A minor,Romance for Cello & Orchestra in G minor,
Rondo for Cello & Orchestra in G minor, Mazurka in E minor for Violin & Orchestra
Silent Woods for Cello & Orchestra
Walter Sussking & The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
This hard to find double album was a limited run released sometime in the mid 70's, possably as a fund raiser
Thanks: Paul Garfunkel& Stephen Disney
Organ: Marilyn Mason
Choir: National Shrine Men's Chorus Director: Joseph Michaud
Bach - Tocata & Fugue in D minor
Dupre - Deux Esquisses
Alain - Trois Danses
Bach - Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C
Van Der Horst - Etude de Concert
Le Clerc - Magnificat
Pergolesi - Sonata in F
Lidon - Sonata De I Tono Para Organo Trompetta Real
This 'single inventory release' album was released in Spain on the EMI/Harvest label in 1975 and limited numbers finally arrived in the UK in 1977, which is when i purchased it. My copy has been well played, and as it wasn't the best of pressings to start with, i have been holding off releasing it.
I recently found out that it had a limited release on CD in 1994, which has (like the LP) become quite rare, but i've managed to track down a copy, which was the source used for this release.
For those who are 'sensitive' to Non-English lanquage albums, i'd best warn you this is in Spanish. But if you let that get in the way, you'll be missing out on some great songs, even though the album clocks in at a shade under 27 minutes!
Having lived with the stereo version of this superb album since it's release in 1973, it was only this year that i found out it was also released in Quad (great marketing EMI). During my searches i found a couple of reviews of the quad version, where the reviewers actually prefered it to the stereo version when listening in stereo. Could this have been the reason why EMI finally went single inventory?
Piano: Sylvia Kersenbaum Conductor: Jean Martinoin Orchestra: Orchestre National del l'O.R.T.F.
Pinchas Zukerman and The English Chamber Orchestra recorded this superb reading of what must be Vivaldi's most popular work, great in stereo but given real life in quad. Full marks to the recording and mixdown team for capturing this brilliant performance.
One of my favourite Jarrett albums from his time at 'Impulse', and one i've never really felt showed it's true quality when it came to decoding it.
With the new process i believe it's now possible to hear how the musicians were placed in the studio, the first track in particular showing great placement of all the instruments, including the percussion.
With this new conversion, i really do believe that justice has finally been done to this album.
This is Lou Reizner's star studded production of The Who's opus "Tommy". with performances from: Pete Townsend, Sandy Denny, Graham Bell, Steve Winwood, Maggie Bell, Richie Havens, Merry Clayton, Roger Daltry, John Entwistle, Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Richard Harris and The London Symphony Orchestra
On a personal note, i've always felt there were parts that cried out for the inclusion of Rick Wakeman's keyboards
This release was only made possible by the involvement of the following:
Paul Garfunkel: Purchasing and making the album available for conversion
Dr Robert: Lp rip
OxfordDickie: Restoration, etc
Although listed as being a quad release, it ended being one of two that Command never actually released. But one encoded track did appear on a Koss Headphone quadraphonic promo album, and that's the only proof that the mix existed, until now.
This is a new version of this album, the first to be decoded with a new process that is the most accurate ever, hardware included. After extensive testing, i firmly believe this is as far as is possible to go with this matrix system.
Separation, image placement & stability, etc, are greatly improved, showing that for the first time, QS is finally capable of standing shoulder to shoulder with SQ.