The Doobie Brothers – What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

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This is the fourth studio album from The Doobie Brothers. It was released February 1974 and contains their first number one hit ‘Black Water’. The contributing artist on this album are something else. Among those are , just to name a few, Arlo Guthrie,  The Memphis Horns, Bill Payne and James Booker.    Enjoy   CB

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Release: CB094

Source: Q4

Format: DVD-A/V MLP/DTS/DD

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Eugene Ormandy The Philadelphia Orchestra – Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D Op. 43

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We offer the final in this series of classical releases here on the Quad Wormhole. I should like to mention these Q4 reels were provided by a long time member of the quad community. Their generosity is most appreciated and their support benefits the hobby as well as all you mates who dock here from time to time.  You can’t row alone. Without support from the community the ship would sail in circles or most likely flounder. The Captain would like to thank all of you who have picked up an oar and help set sail.  Enjoy   CB

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Release: CB093

Source: Q4

Format: DVD-A/V MLP/DTS/DD

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Eugene Ormandy / The Philadelphia Orchestra – Shostakovich Symphony No. 15

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Another from Ormandy and The Philadelphia Orchestra in a series of classical releases here on the Quad Wormhole.    Enjoy   CB

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Release: CB092r

Source: Q4

Format: DVD-A/V MLP/DTS/DD

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Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra – Chacksfield Plays Bacharach

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Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra interpret the repertoire of Burt Bacharach on this London/Phase 4 release. You may notice the cover list the twelve songs from the LP. However the reel only contains eleven songs, omitting ‘The Green Grass Starts To Grow’. The back label and the reel label both got it correct. Ahhh…  just makes you want to take your hushpuppies off and put your feet up. Martini please.. no olive.    Enjoy  CB

 

Release: CB091

Source: Q4

Format: DVD-A/V MLP/DTS/DD

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Eugene Ormandy/The Philadelphia Orchestra – Debussy/Ravel – La Mer/Daphnis And Chloe: Suite No. 2/Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Faun

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This RCA Red Seal Q4 (ERQ1-0029-QF) release from 1973  was also available on CD-4 (ARD1-0029) but not Q8. This Captain is grateful for the donation of this reel which preserved on the Wormhole can be enjoyed now and hopefully also by those so inclined in the future.    Enjoy    CB

 

Release: CB089

Source: Q4

Format: DVD-A/V MLP/DTS/DD

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Eugene Ormandy/The Philadelphia Orchestra – The Fantastic Philadelphians, Volume 2

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This release may come as a surprise to long time followers of Captain Beyond. More similar to this are upcoming if all goes well. What surprised the Captain was that the songs contained on this reel sounded very familiar to someone who is not acquainted with this form of music. Have heard these songs somewhere before but in a long forgotten context.

Eugene Ormandy who conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra for 44 years truly had an amazing career. He left us with a vast recorded catalog. Under his baton, the Philadelphia had three gold records and won two Grammy awards. His work was captured spanning from early acoustic recordings all the way through to the modern age of digital recording. Enjoy   CB

Eugene Ormandy

Release: CB087r

Source: Q4

Format: DVD-A/V MLP/DTS/DD

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Army of Stars ’77 – The Children at Christmas

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I believe this may be the 5th in a small group of quadraphonic releases from the long running series Army of Stars, the Salvation Army’s Special Christmas Program. Roger Wagner conducts the California Boy’s Choir, a girl’s chorus selected from the Los Angeles school system and the 50-piece Sinfonia Orchestra. This also features narration by Burl Ives and was released on Salvation Army’s own record label for the 1977 Holiday season.  Enjoy   CB

 

Release: CB090

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V MLP/DTS/DD

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Billy Preston – Music Is My Life

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Released in 1972 ‘Music Is My Life’ is the seventh studio album by Billy Preston and the first he produced himself. It contains his first #1 hit with ‘Will It Go Round In Circles’. I always thought it was Willie. He is backed here by the Brothers Johnson, George and Louis who are known by their nicknames Lightnin’ Licks and Thunder Thumbs. This is Billy Preston’s single quadraphonic release and was only available on the Q8 format.   Enjoy   CB

 

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Release: CB088

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V MLP/DTS/DD

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Humble Pie – Smokin’

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Released in 1972 Smokin’ was the fifth studio album from Humble Pie and their first after the departure of Peter Frampton. The album charted #6 on the US Billboard 200. Stephen Stills wanders into the session after completing his own recordings in an adjacent studio. He then ends up guesting on ‘Road Runners ‘G’ Jam’ playing Hammond organ fills and also adding backing vocals on ‘Hot ‘n’ Nasty’.  Quadraphonic format only released on Q8 which successfully kept the original LP track order. Enjoy    CB

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Release: CB086

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V MLP/DTS/DD

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Harry Partch – The World of Harry Partch

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Earlier in ‘The Sound of Music’ post we discussed the twelve equal intervals to the octave in western music notation. Do-Re-Mi and so forth. Partch found this system did not suit his needs and devoted himself to music based on scales tuned in just intonation. He composed with scales dividing the octave into 43 unequal tones derived from the natural harmonic series. In 1930, he burned all his previous compositions rejecting the European concert tradition.

To play his music, Partch built a large number of unique instruments, with names such as the Chromelodeon, the Quadrangularis Reversum, and the Zymo-Xyl. He used materials including found objects like artillery shell casings, Pyrex jars, bottles, and old fuel tanks to construct his instruments. Here is a link to a site which catalogs with photos the many special built instruments played in Harry’s orchestra. Hary Partch

The music contained on this release is most unique and the only quadraphonic title by Partch. I would suggest doing some research to determine if this is something you would find entertaining.

I do believe the Captain has had a severe case of Quadrangularis for years or perhaps he’s just a carrier. Nevertheless here it is in four channel glory.  Enjoy    CB

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Release: CB085

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V MLP/DTS/DD

 

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