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Carole King Music

tryphon

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The CD of the "Carole King Music" album that I have is properly encoded in RM and is identical (at least to my ears) to the Quad LP. It is one of the most effective Quad releases ever. The LP even showed the position of the various instruments around the listener. I just replayed the CD and the album it is still as wonderful as it was in the 70s!
 
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I thought the same thing first I heard this cd too! Actually have the quad on vinyl, though it's far from mint. Sometime I'll try an a/b. Regardless, cd was nicely done.
 

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I recently got a Carol King - Music CD, new. But it is not the QS mix.
The number is EK 34949. UPC 886972454429 - appears to be a US made disc.
No real info of remastering or any dates of release.

There must be a different/earlier version that is the QS mix.
Any distingushing info on that disc?

Vinylguy4
 

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I just picked up the first issue of this CD. It's on Epic/Ode, EK 34949, but the SKU is 0-7464-34949-2. I'm pretty sure it's a first issue because it contains a full lyric booklet on onionskin paper, plus the note to "contact our quality control department in New Jersey" if there are any defects with the disc.

I'll try to decode it shortly and let you know what I find.
 
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I got a copy off of the net recently just to test it out, as the cd I have is the later one. The one I got from the net decodes nicely, and much different than the later cd. Just my 2 cents.
 

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Success! I ripped the CD with Audition and used Kempfand's QS decoding script, and it came out nicely. Instrument and vocal placement corresponds to the diagram on the Lp's innersleeve. It works! Thanks Tryphon for figuring this out!
 
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After viewing this thread, I went ahead and ordered the mentioned CD; it is indeed the QS mix and decodes really nicely on the Involve Surround Master. I was quite pleased!
 

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I ordered the SACD as I like the album and don't have it in any format. I don't know if the SACD is still QS, great if it is!
 

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My Mo-Fi SACD of "Music" arrived. I've never owned this album and I really like it, I wonder why I never got it before. Anyway in just about legible text in the bottom right of the left hand side of the gatefold is "ALSO AVAILABLE IN QUADRAPHONIC ??Q 8???? which Iooks like SQ 88613, not 8Q-88013, but it is so hard to tell! I also played it via Dolby Pro II Music and sometimes it seems like discrete instruments in the rears, sometimes it doesn't, but if it is from a QS encoded Master Pro II Music isn't that good, better for SQ. Whatever, its a great album.
 

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quick question (its related to the topic in hand) to any QQ-ers who have heard the Quad of this album discrete from Q8 or the Japanese CD-4, please;

is it a "vocals-all-round" style mix with vocals mixed in all 4 channels or with vocals only in the Front channels?

tia! (y)
 

4-earredwonder

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quick question (its related to the topic in hand) to any QQ-ers who have heard the Quad of this album discrete from Q8 or the Japanese CD-4, please;

is it a "vocals-all-round" style mix with vocals mixed in all 4 channels or with vocals only in the Front channels?

tia! (y)

Wonder if Dutton Vocalion would ever consider releasing this title as a QUAD SACD?

It's ashame that SONY Japan and SONY Hong Kong concurrently re~released Tapestry on 5.1 SACD instead of releasing MUSIC.

Tapestry has THREE 5.1 releases on SACD...and one MoFi Stereo SACD!
 
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fredblue

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BUMP!

to any QQ-ers who have heard the Quad of Carole King's "Music" album discrete from Q8 or the Japanese CD-4, please;

is it a "vocals-all-round" style mix with vocals mixed in all 4 channels or with vocals only in the Front channels?