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The Famley Guitar Band – Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Old Oak Tree

This 1st release by “The Famley Guitar Band” is sourced from a Q8 tape. They had six titles offered on Q4 reels and Q8 cartridges. No known vinyl exists. Little information is available about them or these titles either. It … Continue reading

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Gil Evans – The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays The Music of Jimi Hendrix

For your listening pleasure we have a CD-4 album by Canadian jazz composer, conductor and pianist Gil Evans. Released in 1974 this LP features arrangements of songs by Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix was scheduled to record with Gil Evans’ Orchestra but died … Continue reading

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Michael Nesmith & The First National Band – Loose Salute

Released in 1970 ‘Loose Salute’ was the second solo album from Michael Nesmith after leaving The Monkees. It peaked at #59 on the Billboard pop albums chart. The single release ‘Silver Moon’, which is a different mix here, reached #42 … Continue reading

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Aerosmith – Get Your Wings

Aerosmith’s second album ‘Get Your Wings’ was recorded at the Record Plant in New York City between December 1973 and January 1974. Surprisingly it only peaked at #74 on the US Billboard 200 but later of course went 3x platinum. … Continue reading

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Eric Carmen – Eric Carmen

This is the debut album from former Raspberries frontman Eric Carmen. Released in November 1975 it peaked at #21 on the Billboard album chart. The album spawned three top 40 hits. ‘All By Myself’ at #2, ‘Never Gonna Fall In Love Again’ … Continue reading

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The Doobie Brothers – What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

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, … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 […]

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Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra – Chacksfield Plays Bacharach

Frank Chacksfield interprets, in his own inimitable style, the repertoire of Simon & Garfunkel and Jim Webb aided by arranger Johnny Keating on this London/Phase 4 release. Enjoy  CB Allmusic Release: CB083 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

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 … Continue reading

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