Quad LP/Tape Poll Jefferson Airplane: Volunteers [CD-4/Q8/QR]

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Rate "Volunteers"

  • 10: Great sound, mix, content

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 9

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • 8

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • 7

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 6

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • 5: So-so

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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  • 1: Sux

    Votes: 2 40.0%

  • Total voters
    5

EMB

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Side 1:

We Can Be Together
Good Shepherd
The Farm
Hey Fredrick

Side 2:

Turn My Life Down
Wooden Ships
Eskimo Blue Day
A Song for All Seasons
Meadowlands
Volunteers


ED :)
 

Q-Eight

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I sincerely dislike this Q8. I also have the CD-4 and they proudly proclaim that it was recorded 16-track. Yet the mix is sloppy, dull and lifeless. Several of the songs have the same thing playing out of both rears however the back right will be EQ'd to be dull, dark, and messy. I don't know if this is the original intent or what but it's a horrible mix. What's the point of having a 16 track if you're not going to do anything with it? Some of their 4 and 8 track mixes were more interesting.
 

quicksrt

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No, it's just fine, and features alternate takes of Volunteers, Hey Frederick, and Eskimo Blue Day. I gave it an 8.
from Discogs comments section: "Title track is a different take. Hey Frederick is longer. Eskimo Blue day has (slightly) different lyrics and different vocal take. Wooden Ships is missing the intro sound effects."

I have a 24/96khz drop from the CD-4 recorded in stereo for the alt mix, takes, etc. I'm glad to have it. Member here loaned it to me.
 

quicksrt

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You can get the Volunteers alternate takes in stereo redbook in the JA LOVES YOU box.
I knew that there were some, but is it all four of them? (Of course the remainder of the album is a full on remix in quad as well).
 

halbroome

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I knew that there were some, but is it all four of them? (Of course the remainder of the album is a full on remix in quad as well).
The Wikipedia page lists four on JA LOVES YOU that came from the quad:

"Wooden Ships"
"Volunteers"
"We Can Be Together"
"Hey Frederick"

It is claimed that "Good Shepherd" is from the regular Volunteers album, but it sounds like a remix to me, but at the time the box set came out we only had the original redbook CDs to compare (the later RCA remasters from the '90s are much better, but of course the MoFI SACD is king!).
 
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quadtrade

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I think it was the ones who recognised he was destroying the fabric of our country when he stated "Government is not the solution to our problem government IS the problem. What a stupid remark.
 
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