Quad LP/Tape Poll Moody Blues: A Question Of Balance [Q8/QR]

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EMB

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From 1970, the 5th of the Original 7.

Side 1:

1. Question
2. How Is It(We Are Here)
3. And The Tide Rushes In
4. Don't You Feel Small
5. Tortoise And The Hare

Side 2:

1. It's Up To You
2. Minstrel's Song
3. Dawning Is The Day
4. Melancholy Man
5. The Balance
 

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MIDIQ

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I really like most of the Moody Blues Quads. All 10's to me except Days of future past. Can't wait to hear rhe SACD.:banana:
 

EMB

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This one's especially good, "Question" really blasts out of the speakers. And while the instrument/vocal placements might not always be optimum, the mixing engineer was very playful at times, and that works well on several cuts. A '9' from me.

ED :)
 

retrodude

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Hi, I'm a noob here, but I have this reel and just love the way it sounds. Does anyone know what quad reels like this and Seventh Sojourn are worth these days?
 

retrodude

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Well yes I do have them to sell, but there's already a guy wanting to buy them. I told him 10 bucks apiece... is that too cheap?
 

ArmyOfQuad

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Those have sold in the range of $100 - $270 each according to the ebay shocker log. That covers ebay auctions since 2004, so I'm not sure what the most recent price has been.
 

ArmyOfQuad

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No need to feel like an idiot, sometimes there's no telling what holds value and what has become worthless.

Yes, that one is also quite valuable. There is a thread called the shocker log in the ebay category of the forum, I recommend taking a look at that thread, https://www.quadraphonicquad.com/forums/showthread.php?12600-2010-QuadraphonicQuad-eBay-quot-SHOCKER-quot-Log

According to that, the doors reel has sold for as high as $305, but once again I'm not sure how recent that is or what the most recent going value is.
 

retrodude

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WOW. So should I try selling it for, say, a hundred bucks? Funny thing is, I got that particular reel for a dime.
 

IronWaffle

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Ack, it goes for that much? I'm new to this and that's my favorite Moodies album and one which needs replacing (I gifted my copy away) and was hoping to replace it.
 

JonUrban

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Moody Blues Quad Reels always sold for well over $100 before the SACDs came out. Once it was determined that they "futzed" with the original quad mixes on the SACDs, the Quad Reels again sold for a lot, although not as much as before the SACDs.

Here's a rundown of MB reels that have sold on eBay for over $100 since 2004:

$561.30 EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR
$271.00 TO OUR CHILDRENS CHILDRENS CHILDREN
$270.00 SEVENTH SOJOURN
$265.99 A QUESTION OF BALANCE
$256.99 EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR
$251.83 A QUESTION OF BALANCE
$241.53 SEVENTH SOJOURN
$224.50 EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR
$221.50 SEVENTH SOJOURN
$220.07 EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR
$204.00 A QUESTION OF BALANCE
$202.51 TO OUR CHILDRENS CHILDRENS CHILDREN
$202.51 ON THE THRESHOLD OF A DREAM
$202.50 TO OUR CHILDRENS CHILDRENS CHILDREN
$202.50 DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED
$177.50 EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR
$170.00 ON THE THRESHOLD OF A DREAM
$164.00 DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED
$154.01 TO OUR CHILDRENS CHILDRENS CHILDREN
$154.01 DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED
$152.50 TO OUR CHILDRENS CHILDRENS CHILDREN
$152.50 ON THE THRESHOLD OF A DREAM
$152.49 ON THE THRESHOLD OF A DREAM
$150.27 DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED
$147.27 SEVENTH SOJOURN
$132.75 DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED
$132.50 DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED
$132.50 DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED
$131.50 A QUESTION OF BALANCE
$126.50 A QUESTION OF BALANCE
$125.00 SEVENTH SOJOURN
$125.00 SEVENTH SOJOURN
$123.79 TO OUR CHILDRENS CHILDRENS CHILDREN
$120.00 SEVENTH SOJOURN
$118.49 DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED
$112.50 DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED
$112.50 ON THE THRESHOLD OF A DREAM
$112.50 ON THE THRESHOLD OF A DREAM
$110.95 A QUESTION OF BALANCE
$110.00 DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED
$104.50 A QUESTION OF BALANCE
$104.50 SEVENTH SOJOURN
$104.50 SEVENTH SOJOURN
$104.18 DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED
$104.00 A QUESTION OF BALANCE
$101.51 A QUESTION OF BALANCE
$101.39 A QUESTION OF BALANCE
$101.00 A QUESTION OF BALANCE
$100.00 TO OUR CHILDRENS CHILDRENS CHILDREN
 

THX1136

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I only have this on Q8 and was quite disappointed with the mix on the title track. Question doesn't even sound "right" (compared to the original stereo mix) as it's a different mix altogether. The rest of the album is not too bad - at least It's Up to You sounds good. There are bits here and there where the balances are different - stuff hotter or cooler than the stereo mix.
 
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