And lets not forget how well Michael Dutton has done when only having Q8 copies available to work with.In looking over Mark Anderson's invaluable Quadraphonic Discography listing of all Carpenter QUAD releases, it would seem logical that somewhere in the world there still exists those Carpenter QUAD masters ......
THE CARPENTERS -
A Song for You. A&M 8Q-53511 (Q8), Y8QAM-63511 (Q8) [UK],
SAML 934561Q (SQ) [New Zealand]
Close to you. A&M 8Q-54271 (Q8), Y8QAM 998 (Q8) [UK]
Horizon. A&M QU-54530 (CD4), 8Q-54530 (Q8)
Now & Then. A&M QU-53519 (SQ), 8Q-53519 (Q8), A&M 4D-1 (CD4)
[Japan], 4CHA (M)-15 (Q8) [Japan], 4CHA(R)-15 (QR) [Japan]
The Carpenters. A&M 8Q-53502 (Q8), Y8QAM-63502 (Q8) [UK]
The Singles 1969-1973. A&M QU-53601 (SQ), 8Q-53601 (Q8), 4D-22 (CD4)
[Japan], A&M SAMX 2112 (SQ) [Brazil]
If the Quads are gone, I'll will take a CD mastered from a good Q8 copy as the best way to preserve what is left.