Quad LP/Tape Poll Holmes, Cecil, Soulful Sounds: The Black Motion Picture Experience [Q8/QR]

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EMB

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One of Buddah's few quad releases (one of two by Holmes) on Q8 and Reel.

Program 1:

Across 110th Street
Slaughter
Shaft
Also Sprach Zarathustra
Superfly

Program 2:

Trouble Man/T Stands for Trouble
Ben
Love Theme from Lady Sings the Blues
Freddie's Dead

On the original stereo Lp (there was no quad Lp), "Shaft" and "Ben" reverse sides.


ED :)
 

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One of Buddah's few quad releases (one of two by Holmes) on Q8 and Reel.

Program 1:

Across 110th Street
Slaughter
Shaft
Also Sprach Zarathustra
Superfly

Program 2:

Trouble Man/T Stands for Trouble
Ben
Love Theme from Lady Sings the Blues
Freddie's Dead

On the original stereo Lp (there was no quad Lp), "Shaft" and "Ben" reverse sides.


ED :)
Was the Gladys Knight "Imagination" quad on Buddah too, Ed?

Bloody weird mix that one isn't it!?

Really nice collection of tunes on this one btw is the quad mix any good? I've never heard it :eek:
 

EMB

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Gladys and the boys were Buddah's biggest act in the mid-'70s, fresh off Motown and ready for a little change of direction.

The mix on the Holmes tapes are very active, but when listening to some of the covers you kinda wish, for instance, that Barry White had gotten the quad treatment. The arrangements are solid, but there is a 'canned' feeling to what is essentially just an assemblage of studio musicians and backing singers; in other words, a standard 'producer's project.' I'd also question how "Ben" got onto the album at all, since its only 'black' connection isn't the film (a horror film about a rat--exciting, huh?) but Michael Jackson (and it's one of his worst hits going away, IMO).

Buddah quad tapes and reels have never been easy to find (what few there are), and '70s soul in quad wasn't a lot to start with compared to other genres. Nice that Holmes' two albums appeared in 4-channel, and the man himself was likely responsible for that. But his albums sold mainly in the soul market, didn't cross over much.

ED :)
 
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