Could Atlantic Records have released a Ray Charles Quad album in the 70's?

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Simon A

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Atlantic Records was one one of the first labels to acquire an 8 track deck in the late 50's. Some of Ray Charles' sessions were recorded with it and the company boasted about this when releasing this 1964 compilation.

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This makes me wonder if this album or the sessions it was put together from could have been mixed for a Quad release. I think that could have been quite a release for Soul music fans. Some early Quad titles were mixed from 3 track and 4 track masters so I can only imagine what this one could have sounded like. maybe the fact that Ray left the label means that such a project was unlikely to happen. I'm still thinking it was a lost opportunity.
 
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Not sure why, but a lot of the higher-profile Atlantic artists of the time never got quad releases - Led Zeppelin, CSN(Y), Yes, etc. You'd think that stuff probably would've sold better than the Modern Jazz Quartet or Herbie Mann.
 
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