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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Maria Muldaur – Waitress In The Donut Shop

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The 2nd solo album by Maria Muldaur is offered here sourced from a Q8 provided by member joeerand. Thank you Joe. It has amazed me how the members here on the DS Quad Archive have made wonderful donations of their relic tapes and LP’s in support on this blog. Equipment too! The best part is I have made new friends from across this planet right here on this archive. Their desire to share is the fuel that feeds the engine of what I can offer here for the enjoyment of all members. I wish to take a moment to thank all members who support the preservation of quadraphonic music. Also if you don’t mind I will call out a few friends that have sent the Captain material to transfer. I wish to thank them publicly. In no particular order oxforddickie, lupineassin, rockysquirrrel, SteveTuznik and joeerand thank you very much for your caring and sharing. You have material you have sent the Captain that has not yet been released. Stay the course and with time permitting I plan for all to find anchor here in this wonderful archive.

Oh the release. That’s what we are here for. Hope you folks enjoy Maria. I sure did because it is a real toe tapper. The who’s who on this album is out of this world. Paul Butterfield’s Harmonica on ‘I’m A Woman’ takes me out of this world too. As always enjoy. CB

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Release: CB053

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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The New Seekers – The Best of The New Seekers

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As requested by smokey901 here we have ‘The Best of The New Seekers’. I will try to meet request for all non-matrix titles that I do own. Please bear with me as the request stack is tall and it does take a bit of time. As always enjoy CB.

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Release: CB052

Source: Q4

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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This Is Music Country – Quadraphonic Spectacular

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Bell & Howell presents the spectacular sound of 4-channel stereo on this Columbia special products quad cartridge. This collection includes songs by four of country music’s top artist from the classic era, Tammy Wynette, Ray Price, Lynn Anderson and Johnny Cash. This is another quick one clocking in at 28:47. Offered for your listening pleasure as a freebie I do hope you folks find it an enjoyable listen.    CB

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Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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The Doobie Brothers – Toulouse Street

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Toulouse Street is the second album from the Doobie Brothers. Their self-titled first release failed to chart. Toulouse Street is the name of a street in the French quarter of New Orleans. The cover and inside centrefold photos were taken at a former brothel on Toulouse Street. Perhaps the working title was Well Placed Hat but there is no proof of that. 🙂

This release was sourced from a CD-4 record and is the Captains first offering from that format. If any of you have a CD-4 set-up then you realize how touchy CD-4 can be. It is by no means a plug and play solution. This is the surprise I mentioned earlier and I do hope it is acceptable to the quad community here. If successful this would open the door to many more titles that could find a home here on this blog. As always enjoy. CB

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Release: CB051

Source: CD-4

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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The Ventures – Hawaii Five-O

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The 50th release from the Captain pays tribute to one of my favourite instrumental groups The Ventures. This album was originally released in 1969 on Liberty Records. It reached #11 on the Billboard Top LP chart and the title track reached #4 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. The conversion offered here was sourced from a quadrasonic Q8.

I wish to thank you the members of this group of quad enthusiast. Without your support and interest this whole endeavour would be pointless. The Captain has many titles yet to convert and offer here for your enjoyment. Also have a surprise release planned which if acceptable by the community will open the door to many more titles that could find a home here. The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades. Enjoy CB

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Release: CB050

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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Seals & Crofts – Summer Breeze

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This is the 4th album from Seals & Crofts and is considered their major commercial breakthrough. The title track ‘Summer Breeze’ and ‘Hummingbird’ were released as singles and both charted. I enjoyed the track ‘Yellow Dirt’ for no particular reason. Please note the track order on this tape is different than the LP. This Q8 conversion was made possible by the generosity of member ‘rockysquirrrel’. Enjoy CB

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Release: CB049

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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Jefferson Starship – Dragon Fly

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Release: CB048F

Source: Q4

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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Glen Campbell – Reunion the songs of Jimmy Webb

 

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With the sad passing of one of the biggest icons in music I thought it was an appropriate time to post this. Released in 1974 this was Glen Campbell’s 27th album. He was an original member of the Wrecking Crew and one of the few who broke out with a successful solo career. Know for his singing style it should not be forgotten he was a guitar virtuoso as well. ‘Reunion’ was his lone quad release and only available on Q8. This tape was provided by Simon A. and we appreciate his generosity sharing this with the quad community.  Enjoy.        CB

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Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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The Best of Tommy James & The Shondells

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Here is a fun listen that fits the season too. Ah the summer of ‘69 for me was still a time of innocence even while it was taking it’s dying breath. Enjoyed bubblegum pop music especially if it had the psychedelic tint of crystal blue persuasion. The cars, the girl’s, the bars, the war, sex, drugs, rock n roll and a whole lifetime of experiences lay just around the next corner. Not sure what Tommy and the Shondells were smoking to produce ‘Crimson and Clover’ but pretty sure it wasn’t banana peels. Perhaps it was just crimson and clover. Enjoy CB

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Release: CB047

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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The Firesign Theatre – Everything You Know Is Wrong

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Welcome Seekers…… everything you know is wrong! What can I say to entice you to give this a spin? How about real gas music from Jupiter. Or characters such as daredemon Reebus Cannibis, Gary the Seeker, “Happy” Harry Cox or Nino Savatte the Mindboggler. At last the hole truth! Interestingly the LP cover crops the flying saucer on the right while the Q8 label is uncropped. The saucer appears to be escaping its two dimensional domain. You may too. Beware repeated playing may cause unpredictable long term side effects. I would like to leave you with this closing thought. “You know a cave is  just really a hole on its side Ray.” Enjoy CB.

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Release: CB046

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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