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    Default Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band - Smoke Dreams

    Captain Matchbox were a reasonably obscure band even here in their native Australia (they were a sort of comedy/cabaret style act doing 20s & 30s style tunes), so I was amazed to learn that there 1973 debut Smoke Dreams was not only released in the US but was released in Dynaquad! Apparently it was released on a reciprocal deal between record companies where the Aussie company released an album by New York underground band The Godz.

    I notice that in the quad discography it states that there is no known stereo version. Just for completeness the original Aussie release on local label Image ILP 724 was stereo only - no quad.

    I'm not sure if you include 45s/singles in the discography, but I was even more amazed to find that the band's signature single My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes was released in quad in the US as well:

    The Aus B-side was Nagasaki, can't guarantee what the US B-side was.

    http://www.totalshutdown.com/espdisk/3010.jpg

    The offical ESP site shows the album's catalog number as 3010 but that appears to be the single and the album is correctly cited as 3009 on the discography.

    http://www.totalshutdown.com/espdisk/espdisk20.html

    PS: I don't suppose anyone, anyone at all actually has this album. I'd say it'd be pretty damn rare.

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    Default Re: Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band - Smoke Dreams

    i have the usa and australian copies of it.. I haven't gotten around to comparing usa and aust versions.....you do see the title on ebay from time to time..the australian single is edited/remix...it can be found easily...but the usa single is rare ...

    it may have made it cd... Wangaratta Wahine certainly did

    fantastic band...Mic Conway is still going strong ....and he also does work for the wiggles......he is in fact the voice of "wags the dog" in the wiggles show..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cap...x_Whoopee_Band


    and at this link here it states..
    http://www.milesago.com/Artists/matchbox.htm
    .....The ESP version of Smoke Dreams was also remixed and released in the then newfangled Quadraphonic audio format, and this version of this LP is evidently now something of a collector's item for Quad fanatics.

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    Default Re: Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band - Smoke Dreams

    SD and WW were released in 1996 as a 2 CD set called Making Whoopee - not to be confused with the LP of the same name which was alternative takes of stuff from the earlier albums plus studio dialog. WW was later released as a single CD.

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