CD-4 & UD-4 "Items Of Interest" ( Billboard 1972 - 1976)

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The WEA record group backs CD-4 and sets guidlines . The first discs in quad should appear
for a May 73 release .
(March 03rd 1973 ; 10)



Ted Templeman states there are already quad mixes on tbe latest albums from :
Van Morrison , The Doobie Brothers , Arlo Guthrie , Ry Cooder , and Randy Newman , scheduled for an
August /September 73 release date .
(August 04th 1973 ; 49)

The first quad CD-4 records from Warner Electra Atlantic appear in the U.S.
(August 25th 1973 ; 13)

Ed Barton is mixing for quad , Bread , and , Black Oak Arkansas at Wally Heiders in L. A.
They have 2 Quad mixing Studio Studios , with a 3rd pending.
(August 25th 1973 ; 15)
 

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Jac Holzman of Electra Recording Studios said they tried and tested both SQ and QS at Electra Sound Studios.
It's worth noting that Electra Studios does all the recording for both Atlantic and Electra records.
(July 1st 1972 ; 48)

WEA debuts CD-4 records in the U.K. (October 13th 1973 ; 41)

UD-4 records are first unveiled August/September 1974. ( September 21st 1974 ; 70)

David Bowie in to mix 4 channel 2 L.P. set with Tony Visconti at Electric Lady Studios in New York . Eddie Kramer will engineer .
(September 28th 1974 ; 20)
 

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Both "Meloydia" and "Erato" records in Japan have committed to CD-4 .They will be available on the
"VMISHEN SEKAI" (New World) label . (August 17th 1974 ; 28)


CD-4 Cutting Lathes are going to ; DGG , JVC America , RCA N.Y. , CBS , Pioneer Tokyo , and JVC Tokyo .
(July 14th 1973 ; 01 & 70)

UMX ( pre UD-4 ) is debuted in Berlin by Nippon Columbia (October 13th 1973 ; 34 & 37)

UD-4 is being promoted at this years AES by Nippon Columbia. Hitachi is the parent Company to Nippon Columbia
(Denon) and will also make the quad equipment. (May 18th 1974 ; 35)
 

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JVC America will be importing CD-4 albums from Japan . (November 23rd 1974 ; 06) ,
and in the same issue ;
JVC is rushing the CD-4 Motown releases (page 80).

Artists that are pro quad include Burton Cummings of The Guess Who (October 18th 1975 ; 10)

Anti-Quad : Ken Glancy of RCA records says David Bowie is taking an artistic stand against 4 channel .
(July 31st 1976 ; 26)

UD-4 Featurette :

BMX 2 CHANNEL MATRIX
TMX 3 CHANNEL MATRIX
QMX 4 CHANNEL DISCRETE
(March 01st 1975 ; 40/41)
 

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Recent Quadulator "Test Pressings" made in CD-4 include ;
Stephen Michael Schwartz , David Gates , Carly Simon , and
Graham Central Station - Aint No Doubt About It .
(November 15th 1975 ; 04)

Arista goes CD-4 with first Quadradiscs. (January 10th 1976 ; 01/10)
Also mentioned in- (February 28th 1976 ; 27)

Fantasy, Prestige , Milestone (FPM) Records , show pictures of first Quad CD-4 Discs.
(May 01st 1976 ; 81)

Teichiku Records Japan issue an 18 cut CD-4 record in JAPAN .
Also in Japan , are CD-4 records released on the Motown and Avco Record labels .
(August 03rd 1974 ; 73)
 

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This little tidbit comes courtesy THE CD-FORUM , the CD-4 promotional newsletter.

"A&M Records will release a series of quadraphonic albums over the next few months including the new Herb Alpert album , Coney Island and the new Chuck Mangione album , Chase The Clouds Away , among others.
The CD-4 albums will be day-and-date the same as the stereo versions. A & M plans on releasing about six albums in the first year as a discrete advocate , all by best selling artists.
Gil Friesen , senior vice president , announced A&M 's exclusive committment to the CD-4 system. Masters will be cut at the JVC Cutting Center in Los Angeles and records will be presssed at Monarch."

(Volume 1 , Number 9 , March/April 1975)
 

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The WEA record group backs CD-4 and sets guidlines . The first discs in quad should appear
for a May 73 release .
(March 03rd 1973 ; 10)



Ted Templeman states there are already quad mixes on tbe latest albums from :
Van Morrison , The Doobie Brothers , Arlo Guthrie , Ry Cooder , and Randy Newman , scheduled for an
August /September 73 release date .
(August 04th 1973 ; 49)

The first quad CD-4 records from Warner Electra Atlantic appear in the U.S.
(August 25th 1973 ; 13)
There is a small Warner Bros. /Atlantic Records blurb in Billboard that tends to contradict the intial unveiling of the First CD-4 Recordings in August of 73 , as indicated above . :rolleyes:
The article states that Atlantic's first 4 Channel CD-4 recordings unveiled are from : The J Geils Band , Herbie Mann ,
Aretha Franklin , and Bette Midler .
Billboard -April 28th 1973 page 4.

Not only is this interesting as to when the first CD-4' were shown via Atlantic Records , but it's well worth noting that The J Geils Band , hadn't released their first quad album until sometime in the latter part of 1974 .
That particular CD-4 release would be "Nightmares" , the stereo release date is September 1974.
That being said this adds some credibility to the release of "Bloodshot" being mixed in quad (for CD-4) , but for whatever reason was withheld , by the label.
BTW " Bloodshot" was released in stereo in..... April 1973 !
The Same Month and Year of Atlantic Records first CD-4 Quadradiscs unveiling.

There were multiple indications such as... in Schwann Record Guide , and other quad (and CD-4) related Audio Magazines , that this Quad album was "pending" an official release date , or indicated as Coming Soon .
 

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I'm not sure he was really pro quad in the 70's .

FWIW He was there with Visconti when Eddie Kramer mixed "DAVID LIVE" in 4 channel at Electric Lady NY .
A Billboard indication for a few weeks stated "Young Americans" was expected via the top 100 hits listings .
And one more "Stage" live recording was set up in quad for Tony Visconti with RCA bigwigs in attendance.

So something spooked him off quad recording releases in favour of Stereo only. And I'm pretty certain his contract gave him the rights to forgo any quad release , him being one of the few big money RCA ICONS .


Both Neil Young , and Van Morrison , probably had the same final decision. ( plus Ry Cooder)
:(
 
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I'm not sure he was really pro quad in the 70's .

FWIW He was there with Visconti when Eddie Kramer mixed "DAVID LIVE" in 4 channel at Electric Lady NY .
A Billboard indication for a few weeks stated "Young Americans" was expected via the top 100 hits listings .
And one more "Stage" live recording was set up in quad for Tony Visconti with RCA bigwigs in attendance.

So something spooked him off quad recording releases in favour of Stereo only. And I'm pretty certain his contract gave him the rights to forgo any quad release , him being one of the few big money RCA ICONS .


Both Neil Young , and Van Morrison , probably had the same final decision. ( plus Ry Cooder)
:(
Hearing a contaminated CD-4 record is enough to scare anyone away. "Wham! Crash! Thud!"
 
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