Quad LP/Tape Poll King, B.B.: In London [QS/Q8]

Help Support QuadraphonicQuad:

Rate the QS/Q8 of BB King - In London

  • 10 - Great Surround, Great Fidelity, Great Content

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 9 -

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 8 -

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 7 -

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 6 -

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 5 -

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 4 -

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3 -

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2 -

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1 - Poor Surround, Poor Fidelity, Poor Content

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    0

steelydave

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Since 2002/2003
Joined
Apr 21, 2002
Messages
2,423
Location
Toronto, ON
Recorded June 9-16, 1971 at Command Studios, Picadilly, and Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, and released, October 11th 1971, In London was B.B. King's first quad LP, and a single inventory one at that, so all subsequent reissues should carry the QS encoding of the original. A discrete Q8 release followed in 1972 - first issues were manufactured by Ampex in their signature yellow shell, but ABC's tape duplication moved to GRT later the same year, and the tape was reissued first in a white-shell GRT cartridge, and then later their standard blue one.

bbking_london.jpgbbking-inlondon-AMPEX-q8-4.jpgbbking-inlondon-q8-1.jpg

ABC Records ABCX-730 [QS LP] ABC L 7730 [Ampex Q8] C 7022-730 [GRT White Q8] 7022-730 H [GRT Blue Q8]
Discogs links: LP / Ampex Q8 / GRT Q8
Wiki for the album: B.B. King In London
Quad mix produced and engineered by Joe Zagarino and Ed Michel

(The BBC did a 30 minute documentary as part of their Sounding Out series on the making of this album and some kind soul has uploaded it to YouTube. You can even see four quad joystick panners in the middle of the mixing console around the 17:10 mark in the video.)

Side 1
  1. Caldonia
  2. Blue Shadows
  3. Alexis' Boogie
  4. We Can't Agree
Side 2
  1. Ghetto Woman
  2. Wet Hayshark
  3. Part-Time Love
  4. Power of the Blues
  5. Ain't Nobody Home
 
Top