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Quad LP/Tape Poll Isley Brothers: Go For Your Guns [SQ/Q8]

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EMB

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T-Neck PZQ/ZAQ 34432 from 1977.


Side 1:

The Pride (Part 1 & 2)
Footsteps in the Dark (Part 1 & 2)
Tell me When You Need It Again (Part 1 & 2)

Side 2:

Climbin' Up the Ladder (Part 1 & 2)
Voyage to Atlantis
Livin' the Life
Go For Your Guns

ED :)
 

fredblue

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I am still very much trying to process how I feel about these Isley Quads (they are tough nuts to track down, I'd only heard all but 3+3 up until last year) but I can tell you that whatever else is going on with Live It Up and Harvest For The World (I feel they are in part upmixes/fake mixes) the Quad of Go For Your Guns is a genuine set of remixes (you can tell right from the very first track where the handclaps are much more prominent and forward in the mix than in the stereo..). More to come!
 

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This is the first Isley Brothers album I've seriously listened to, and I love it! The only thing I heard from them prior to this was the quad mix of "That Lady" on AF's The Collection SACD. It's short, but there's a perfect balance of uptempo funk numbers and killer slow jams, plus some seriously fiery guitar work (the internet tells me Ernie Isley learned from Jimi Hendrix).

The quad mix is fantastic (I'm listening to the SQ LP through a Tate). I believe it's one of the last credited to Larry Keyes, one of CBS' main quad engineers. Drums, bass, lead vocals, and guitar solos are across the front, while the rears feature handclaps, backing vocals, and rhythm guitars. The lead vocals are always front center, with one exception: "Climbin' Up The Ladder" presents the double-tracked lead vocal on what sounds like a time-delayed split between the front and rear. It's hard to explain the effect, but it's really cool.

"Climbin'" is pretty awesome, but the most impressive use of surround is in the track "Voyage To Atlantis". The lead vocal has this huge reverb effect that hits the rear speakers. It's not just an ambient echo, it's a directional effect that you can feel travel through you from front to rear. I had previously thought that it's impossible to do reverb in an SQ-encoded mix (most CBS quads are totally dry), but it seems Mr. Keyes cracked the code by 1977. I wonder what other advanced surround mixing techniques would've come out of CBS had their quad program continued past '77.

I give it a 10. It's a real shame this one is so hard to get- the SQ doesn't pop up much and the Q8 is pretty much unobtainable. A reissue of this from the master tapes would be absolutely stunning.
 

fredblue

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I am still very much trying to process how I feel about these Isley Quads (they are tough nuts to track down, I'd only heard all but 3+3 up until last year) but I can tell you that whatever else is going on with Live It Up and Harvest For The World (I feel they are in part upmixes/fake mixes) the Quad of Go For Your Guns is a genuine set of remixes (you can tell right from the very first track where the handclaps are much more prominent and forward in the mix than in the stereo..). More to come!
having scrutinised them more carefully, i have since wised up and revised my view of the Live It Up & Harvest For The World Quads, i believe they are the real thing and this GFYG Quad is as awesome as sjcorne says and the best Isley Quad mix that saw release imho. its a "10".
 
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