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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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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

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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.

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Source: CD-4

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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Bachman–Turner Overdrive

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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

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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

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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

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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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Julian Bream – Rodrigo/Britten/Vivaldi

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This seems like the appropriate time, as good as any other, to release a classical title. While listening to this I get the overwhelming urge to don green tights, a bejeweled cod piece and jump about with my flute or lute as the case may be. Your experience may vary.  Enjoy      CB

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Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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Charles Gerhardt and the National Philharmonic Orchestra – Spellbound The Classic Film Scores of Miklos Rozsa

Charles Gerhardt National Philharmonic Orchestra - Spellbound The Classic Film Scores of Miklos Rozsa CB125 front

 

During the seventies RCA, on the Red Seal label, issued the ‘Classic Film Scores’ series which presented a wide range of film scores from the golden age of motion pictures. These were all re-recordings by the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt. There were at least a dozen different titles in the series with six of those being available in quad.

The quadraphonic titles are ‘Citizen Kane: The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann’, ‘Sunset Boulevard: The Classic Film Scores of Franz Waxman’, ‘Casablanca: Classic Film Scores for Humphrey Bogart’, ‘Spellbound: The Classic Film Scores of Miklos Rozsa’, ‘Captain Blood: Classic Film Scores for Errol Flynn’ and ‘Lost Horizon: The Classic Film Scores of Dimitri Tiomkin’.

Released in 1975 ‘Spellbound’ was the tenth in the series. I do hope to be able to release all six quad titles in this series however it may be a challenge acquiring the lot.  Enjoy     CB

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Source: Q4

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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London Festival Brass Ensemble – The Magic of Christmas

London Festival Brass Ensemble – The Magic of Christmas CB124 front

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Tis the season to be jolly…….   With each holiday season it becomes a bit more difficult to locate quadraphonic Christmas music that has not been offered before. This past year the Captain was lucky enough to acquire this title which was originally released in 1974. It contains twelve yule time favorites and I hope it will add a little something to your holiday cheer.    Enjoy    CB

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Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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November 2017 Review

Well shiver me timbers another month and almost another year has spun away just like that. 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:         416

Comments:     12

Post:                  10

Views:          1757

Top 5 Titles Viewed:     

(32) CB116 Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass – Whipped Cream & Other Delights

(23) CB118 Gordon Lightfoot – Sundown

(22)  CB121 Greenboard South – The Sounds of Southern Railway Steam Engines in Motion

(20) CB115 Love Story – Original Soundtrack

(18) CB122 Arlo Guthrie – Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys

Top 5 Countries by Views:

(1068) United States

(122) Hungary

(109) United Kingdom

(88) Germany

(70) Canada

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