List of stereo recordings that sound great in quad

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tcdriver

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Neil Diamond, Tap Root Manuscript - MCA MCAD-37196

This title is already on the master list as sounding good with played through the SQ-W decoder. It also sounds pretty good played through a Dolby Pro-Logic II decoder, however; it sounds phenomenal when played through a Circle Surround (SRS) decoder.
 

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I just finished listening to all 16 lp's in the George Harrison box set. I started with the newest first and worked my way backwards. The results through the surround master were acceptable on many but then I played Wonderwall and holy moly, it sounded like true 4 channel. Electronic music decoded well also but Wonderwall was a real eye opener. Check it out if you have it.
 

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I've been meaning to mention this one for quite a while: Billy Idol - Cyberpunk.

His music is not everyone's style, and this album is not classic Billy Idol. The album wasn't well received on many fronts either. But has a lot sonically going on and it expanded well through a QSD-1 in synthesized surround mode. It's been a while since I've played it, but I remember the audio piece between "Wasteland" (track 2) and "Shock to the System" (track 3) really opened up and I heard pieces of recordings I hadn't heard so clearly before, and I think the closing audio piece after the last song ("Mother Dawn") also did the same.
 

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Try Joe South's "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" in QS, all four channels come alive, it really sounds like it was intended to be so.
 

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If you have A Step Further by Savoy Brown give the track "Where Am I" a spin in DPL or QS . It should move in a circular motion front to rear towards the end of the tune . Bongos in surround !


I used this cd version .


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If you have A Step Further by Savoy Brown give the track "Where Am I" a spin in DPL or QS . It should move in a circular motion front to rear towards the end of the tune . Bongos in surround !

Wow, thanks for the heads up, sounds amazing in PLIIM on my rig.

I've had the 1990 Deram USA CD for decades, heard the LP a lot in the early 70s.
Years beyond the release date, it was in heavy rotation at friends' pads.

The side-long, Canned-Heatish live boogie medley got more play.
Simmonds' opening over-driven chords, Chris Youlden's incantations to the crowd...

The studio side with horns & strings is impressively recorded & engineered.
In stereo it's a very wide field, hard-panned, sometimes to "even wider than the speakers" effect.

Matrix decoding dramatically steers much wonderful discreteness to the rears on all the tracks.

:51banana:

Is it common knowledge, the matrix effect on this 1969 release?
Was it original to the first pressings?
Quite advanced and cutting-edge for the time, it seems.

Delighted to hear it this way almost 50 years on.
That's +2 today on QQ discovering new surround gems in existing releases. :sun
 

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I am using the surround synthetizer on my Sansui QRX 7001 and feeding Tidal Hi-Fi through AUX: so far anything by Spyro Gyra and Joe Satriani sounded really great! Lots of action in the back channels!!!
 

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I came across my old cassette of Tangerine Dream ‘Optical Race’ and knew that I had to try that out in Surround mode on the Tate. Boy, that one “decodes” great in fake quad. I had an inkling that it would and I wasn’t wrong.

I have some other TD stuff and while I know that people prefer the older stuff from them and stick their noses up at Optical Race, I am the opposite and have never really liked their supposed classic stuff much. It is too meandering and Optical Race is more like Tangerine Dream meets Synth Pop.

I also listened for the first time an album that I have owned for a couple years and never got around to hearing. It is by guitarist John Willams and is called “The Height Below.” It has a couple of his future band mates from Sky and is similar in style but mellower and not as Symphonic sounding. That also decodes well in surround mode, which is surprising because the Sky II album doesn’t.....and that is my favorite record of all time.
 

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I came across my old cassette of Tangerine Dream ‘Optical Race’ and knew that I had to try that out in Surround mode on the Tate. Boy, that one “decodes” great in fake quad. I had an inkling that it would and I wasn’t wrong.

I have some other TD stuff and while I know that people prefer the older stuff from them and stick their noses up at Optical Race, I am the opposite and have never really liked their supposed classic stuff much. It is too meandering and Optical Race is more like Tangerine Dream meets Synth Pop.

I also listened for the first time an album that I have owned for a couple years and never got around to hearing. It is by guitarist John Willams and is called “The Height Below.” It has a couple of his future band mates from Sky and is similar in style but mellower and not as Symphonic sounding. That also decodes well in surround mode, which is surprising because the Sky II album doesn’t.....and that is my favorite record of all time.

If you like that T D..... I totally recommend that you give ENCORE a try in SQ .
 

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If you like that T D..... I totally recommend that you give ENCORE a try in SQ .
OK will check it out. I thought there was a song on Optical Race I really liked and it wasn’t there. I wracked my brain and started to think that maybe it was actually Jean-Michel Jarre, but then remembered I had another TD cassette titled ‘Le Parc’. It’s on there.....now I have to find it!

Is Encore later period TD or the early stuff?
 

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OK will check it out. I thought there was a song on Optical Race I really liked and it wasn’t there. I wracked my brain and started to think that maybe it was actually Jean-Michel Jarre, but then remembered I had another TD cassette titled ‘Le Parc’. It’s on there.....now I have to find it!

Is Encore later period TD or the early stuff?

Early , from 1976 I think.
It's their "Live In America" album ., and it was available on Virgin .

Oh yeah, I used to have Le Parc . In fact most of the T D albums from the 80 's . And most were very good , all naturally surround like . Poland is another , and FWIW ..........."Destination Berlin" on Ariola Records , was recorded with a 360 degree film process. Something like that is in the liner notes
But I'm not certain if it was Dolby Surround (MP Matrix) compatible, or just something of their own making such as Tangerine Dream just promoting a Surround Film process.

You can Count me in for any of their 80's albums in Surround these Masters of Electronic Music .

IT'S no accident that they were in high demand ,for so many Film Soundtracks .
 
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