Greetings Fellow Travelers


Captain_BeyondWelcome aboard Captain Beyond’s Quadraphonic Wormhole, a portal in time to a place where sailing the cosmic seas of four channel sonic endeavors can be experienced once again. This website is devoted to matters concerning legacy quadraphonic music from the 1970’s. This would include documents, equipment, legacy releases, formats, history and any other notions of a quadraphonic nature. Respectfully  with your help and hopefully your contributions this site could become a repository of all things quad. So let’s hoist the mainsail. Forward into the past!


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April 2018 Review

Last months review of traffic activity here on Captain Beyond’s Quadraphonic Wormhole.

Visitors:         500

Comments:     8

Post:                  2

Views:          2121

Top 5 Titles Viewed:     

(23) CB067 Joe Cocker – With A Little Help from My Friends

(20) CB128 Bachman Turner Overdrive – Bachman Turner Overdrive

(17) CB015 The Grass Roots – Their 16 Greatest Hits

(16) CB023 Seals & Crofts – I’ll Play For You

(15) CB011 Dolly Parton – Bubbling Over

Top 5 Countries by Views:

(1313) United States

(172) Australia

(166) Sweden

(79) United Kingdom

(74) Germany

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The State of The Captain Address

Greetings to all. I hope this message finds all hands in good spirits and enjoying the music. I am sure you folks have noticed there have been no new releases here on the Wormhole in the last three months. The last release being CB129 Herbie Mann Reggae on January 23rd.

The cause for this pause of work is totally related to my poor heath. I began chemotherapy on the 3rd of January and my wellbeing has been spiraling downhill since then. Three trips to the hospital, two of those by ambulance. The most recent stay was nine days with a laundry list of medical issues. It was touch and go there for a few days and it was unsure if I was leaving by an SUV or the long black Cadillac.

I was thinking I would see improvement sooner and return to work on the blog without bringing my personal issues public. However I thought it best now to let those of you who follow this blog know what is going on and why there have been no releases for this extended period of time. For those of you who have sent material for conversion and posting on the blog please be patient. I plan to get that work completed first, just as soon as I am able.

I want to thank everyone for their understanding at this time and express my desire to continue work on the blog. I will continue to honor donations and request as I receive them. I hope to be fully functional as soon as possible. One day at a time. So many titles, so little time. As always enjoy the music.

Your Host,

Captain Beyond

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March 2018 Review

Last months review of traffic activity here on Captain Beyond’s Quadraphonic Wormhole.

Visitors:         434

Comments:     0

Post:                  1

Views:          1538

Top 5 Titles Viewed:     

(20) CB129 Herbie Mann – Reggae

(19) CB067 Joe Cocker – With A Little Help from My Friends

(17) CB128 Bachman Turner Overdrive – Bachman Turner Overdrive

(17) CB127 Jackson Browne – Late For The Sky

(10) CB095 Eric Carmen – Eric Carmen

Top 5 Countries by Views:

(844) United States

(116) United Kingdom

(105) Germany

(70) Indonesia

(67) Hungary

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February 2018 Review

Last months review of traffic activity here on Captain Beyond’s Quadraphonic Wormhole.

Visitors:         354

Comments:     2

Post:                  1

Views:          1527

Top 5 Titles Viewed:     

(28) CB129 Herbie Mann – Reggae

(24) CB128 Bachman Turner Overdrive – Bachman Turner Overdrive

(13) CB127 Jackson Browne – Late For The Sky

(11) CB096 Michael Nesmith & The First National Band – Loose Salute

(09) CB067 Joe Cocker – With A Little Help from My Friends

Top 5 Countries by Views:

(1025) United States

(117) United Kingdom

(91) Hungary

(46) Indonesia

(41) Denmark

 

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January 2018 Review

A new year, a new month and a new set of stats. I present you the latest monthly review of traffic activity here on Captain Beyond’s Quadraphonic Wormhole.

Visitors:         478

Comments:     13

Post:                  5

Views:          2310

Top 5 Titles Viewed:     

(53) CB128 Bachman Turner Overdrive – Bachman Turner Overdrive

(46) CB127 Jackson Browne – Late For The Sky

(40)  CB129 Herbie Mann – Reggae

(20) CB126 Julian Bream – Rodrigo Britten Vivaldi

(19) CB096 Michael Nesmith & The First National Band – Loose Salute

Top 5 Countries by Views:

(1200) United States

(530) United Kingdom

(154) Hungary

(92) Canada

(65) Germany

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Herbie Mann – Reggae

Herbie Mann - Reggae CB129 front

Recorded in London and released in 1973 ‘Reggae’ is an album by flautist Herbie Mann. The music is not reggae but a mixture of jazz, R&B and pop. Mick Taylor, Albert Lee and Pat Rebillot along with the Tommy McCook Band contribute to this album.

Some of you long time members of the Dreaming Spires Quadraphonic Archive II may recall the name Malcolm Piper. He was a frequent contributor of CD-4 transfers to that blog. His CD-4 transfers are some of the best you will ever hear. It is with great pleasure to welcome Malcolm and his fantastic transfers to the Quad Wormhole. Please feel free to leave a comment and give him a big thanks for all his hard work presenting this title for our benefit.

Allmusic

ReleaseCB129

Source: CD-4

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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Bachman–Turner Overdrive

Bachman Turner Overdrive CB128 front

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Released in 1973 ‘Bachman-Turner Overdrive’ is the debut album from Canadian rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive. It was originally titled ‘Brave Belt III’ as Brave Belt was the name of the band before they became Bachman-Turner Overdrive. BTO failed to produce any hits with ‘Blue Collar’ only reaching #68 on the US Billboard charts. The album was certified gold by the RIAA in 1974. The order of tracks on the Q8 is altered from the LP vinyl release.

Track three is titled ‘Little Gandy Dancer’. I found it a most interesting rabbithole to go down learning the meaning and origin of gandy dancer. If you are unaware of the term perhaps you might instigate a search to learn more yourself.

A line from a Pete Ham song comes to mind. ‘There is no real perfection
There’ll be no perfect day.” This Q8 has a wrinkle in one spot which introduces a few seconds of distortion in two songs. It is what it is until an improved copy becomes available.  Enjoy Q8

Allmusic

ReleaseCB128

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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Be On The Lookout for The ol’ Captain

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I would like to ask you folks to do crowsnest duty and be on the lookout for a quadraphonic record that the Captain has been unable to locate. It is ‘Ennio Morricone – Soundtracks’ CD-4 RCA TBD1 1068. As I understand it is an Italian only import. If you have a copy and would like to make it available for release on the Wormhole then please feel free to contact the ol’ Captain at quadimodo55@gmail.com     Thank You.    CB

Ennio Morricone - Soundtracks CD-4 RCA TBD1 1068

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Jackson Browne – Late For The Sky

Jackson Brown - Late For The Sky CB127 front

Released in 1974 ‘Late For The Sky’ was Jackson Browne’s third album. It was nominated for a Grammy and peaked at number 14 on Billboards pop album chart.  His friends Dan Fogelberg, Don Henley and J. D. Souther provided backing vocals. If you are in a relationship that has gone south then this is the album to listen to. It is the quintessential breakup album. However it’s dark foreboding tone mixed with clear-eyed poignancy and metaphorical complexities could push you over the edge so be warned stay clear of any tall bridges.  Enjoy  CB

Allmusic

ReleaseCB127

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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December 2017 Review

How about that, another month and now another year has passed us by. I present you the latest monthly review of traffic activity here on Captain Beyond’s Quadraphonic Wormhole. This will provide insight to what the most popular post were for the month and indicate overall traffic on the site. Now the statistics.

Visitors:         481

Comments:     9

Post:                  4

Views:          2062

Top 5 Titles Viewed:     

(72) CB124 London Festival Brass Ensemble – The Magic of Christmas

(26) CB054 Carly Simon – No Secrets

(19)  CB094 The Doobie Brothers – What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

(17) CB067 Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends

(16) CB126 Julian Bream – Rodrigo/Britten/Vivaldi

Top 5 Countries by Views:

(1195) United States

(154) Norway

(136) Hungary

(103) Germany

(96) United Kingdom

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