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Bitches Brew Quadraphonic SACD from Sony Japan

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An interesting link has appeared on Amazon Japan. It is for a Limited Edition Quadraphonic Hybrid SACD of Miles Davis' Bitches Brew (1970) from Sony Music Japan. The release date is August 8th, 2018:

https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07D5159PQ (original link)

https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07D5159PQ?language=en_US (with some site functions translated to English)

Japanese: ビッチェズ・ブリュー-SA-CDマルチ・ハイブリッド・エディション-(完全生産限定盤)

English: Bitches Brew - SA - CD Multi Hybrid Edition - (Limited Edition)

There is also more information at HMV, as translated by Google:

world's first! Sound world of shock reviving from 4ch analog master
Japan original planning, full production limited edition

A quadrupolic work by Miles Davis' shockwork "Bitchez Brew" (70) which changed the history with the most revolutionary content in the history of jazz appeared in the world with SA - CD multi - channel! 2channel is also the latest mastering from analog master, Japan original project to realistically experience the sound world that Miles wanted to express after 48 years since its release.
"Bitchez Brew" is called the monument of "Electric Miles", a popular work that became Miles's first gold disc. Participating members such as Wayne Shorter, Joe Zabinur, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Jack DiGiñnet and others are also the strongest, and important bands leading the rest of the music scene such as Weather Report, Return to Forever etc. are here It is born from. It was released in March 1970, which was popular not only for jazz fans since its launch. Recording is taking place in New York in August 1969 the day after Woodstock is over. Japan original project. (From manufacturer data)
 
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Amazing! From what I can gather it's a double-disc set, catalog number SICJ-10008

The product listing from ratuken.co.jp seems to confirm it includes the quad mix, referencing both '4ch' and 'quadraphonic' in the description. Rough google translation below from the Japanese:

world's first! 4ch sound world reviving from analog master ·
Japan unique original project, full production limited


jazz history The most revolutionary content of history The most revolutionary contents of Miles Davis 'impact shock work "Bitches Brew" (70)' s quadraponic work is SA -CD The world's first appearance on multi-channel! 2channel is also the latest mastering from analog master, Japan original project to realistically experience the sound world that Miles wanted to express after 48 years since its release.
 "Bitches Brew" is called the monument of "Electric Miles", a popular work that became Miles's first gold disc. Participating members such as Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Jack De Johnnette and others are also the strongest, and important bands leading the rest of the music scene such as Weather Report, Return to Forever etc. are here It is born from. It was released in March 1970, which was popular not only for jazz fans since its launch. Recording is taking place in New York in August 1969 the day after Woodstock is over. Japan original project. (From manufacturer's document)
 

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It rings a bell at least one of the jp sites allows tax to be paid in advance. Does anybody know which one(s)?

EDIT: Hang on - over £40 before tax? Ouch!
 

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Awesome! It's been a while since we've seen a new release from Sony Japan. I hope it has the SQ LP cover graphics like those amazing Jeff Beck releases.

Great quad mix that appeared officially in SQ matrix form only (though there is a discrete reel transfer circulating).

Hopefully unlike the S&G quad SACD this one actually comes out :LOL:
 
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If I did the conversion correctly, $54.27 US Price. Wonder if like all the other recent SONY Japan QUAD SACDs it'll come in their beautiful custom 7" packaging. Cannot Wait. A monumental Davis album!

On the BIG plus side, SONY, unlike all the other major record conglomerates, is at least attempting to clear out their QUAD vaults between Dutton Vocalion and now a few SONY Japan releases. I still hold out hope for Bridge Over Troubled Water in QUAD, or, as we like to refer to it: A Bridge TOO FAR...........
 
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Sony was apparently slated to release this title as part of their short-lived Multichannel SACD program around 2002, as this old catalog photo posted in another thread shows. It's unknown whether it was meant to be a new 5.1 mix or the a transfer of the old quad.

https://www.quadraphonicquad.com/forums/index.php?threads/2002-sacd-catalog-with-kansas-leftoverture-listed-as-coming-soon.24028/

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If so, then the DSD transfer and much of the work was already done and it sat there waiting to get released.

Great news, and good discovery.
 
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