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Fiddler on the Roof Original Broadway Cast in "quad"...

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sjcorne

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Has this ever been digitized? Would love to hear it! I read somewhere that this was a clever remix of the 3 channel master of the times. It is listed in the quadraphonic directory under Original Cast recordings.
I picked up the Q8 recently and it is indeed a clever mix. It's mixed as if you are standing on the stage, with the actors all around and the pit behind you. You'd never know it's from a three track source.

"Tradition" (Fiddle starts in left rear):
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"Matchmaker, Matchmaker" (call-and-response vocals alternate between the rear channels):
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"If I Were A Rich Man" (Zero Mostel's voice audibly walks back and forth between the front channels):
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ubertrout

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humprof

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This auction is still up, along with https://www.ebay.com/itm/GEORGE-ROCHBERG-STRING-QUARTET-NO-3-QUADRAPHONIC-7-1-2-IPS-REEL-2-REEL-INSERT/123078412450?hash=item1ca80b88a2:g:mLMAAOSwFm5a0qRz - which it seems was never actually released according to the quad discography (http://www.surrounddiscography.com/quaddisc/quadnot.htm). I'd consider buying if someone could handle the digital transfer - a little more than I'd like to pay, but the reels seem pretty rare.
Didn't @Bob Romano do a conversion of this from QR? I'm on the road & away from my music, but my notes say that while it's not hugely discrete, it's still full and rich, with a few "directional" elements. I kind of like the piece.
 
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