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I'm sure most people have seen QQ's fantastic RCA Quadradisc info/checklist page. It covers RCA's quad output from when they started releasing CD-4 Quadradiscs some time in mid 1972, but before RCA got in to LP-based quad they dozens of albums on Q8 tapes with the PQ8 prefix. I was curious how these releases slotted in chronologically, and how much overlap there was between the PQ8 series and RCA's later unified APT/APD series of CD-4 LPs and Q8 tapes.

So with the help of Mark Anderson's Surround Discography (which any self-respecting quad collector should consider their bible) and also trawling through old issues of Billboard and Cash Box magazines, I was able to establish a pretty strong timeline for these releases. Hopefully this is of some use or interest to anyone who's interested in these tapes or the history of quad in general.

I did discover some interesting things:
  • RCA seems to be the first label to go 'all in' on quad - their initial batch of releases was in December 1970, preceding most other labels by a year or more.
  • Two titles (South Pacific soundtrack and Brian Auger 'Fourever') show up in the initial release list/artwork but never came out. They're absent from the 1971 advertisement.
  • The Jefferson Airplane quad releases are absent from all the advertising in 1970 and 1971 - could this be because they were in the middle of renegotiating their contract with RCA and starting Grunt Records?
  • RCA didn't go back an re-release any of these in the US on CD-4 once they got in to quad vinyl in 1972, despite doing exactly that in Japan with the R4P series....with one exception, Jefferson Airplane's 'Volunteers'.
  • There's a pretty big overlap between the R4P series and the APT/APD series in late 1972 and early 1973 - I'm surprised something like The Guess Who's 'Artificial Paradise' was Q8 only in 1973.


RCA/Victor
CATALOG NUMBERRELEASE DATEARTISTTITLELP CAT #

OQ8-5002

11/28/70

Harry Belafonte

At Carnegie Hall (Highlights)

R4P-5050/QR

OQ8-1001

12/12/70

Original Soundtrack

The Sound Of Music

R4P-5080/QR

OQ8-1003

12/12/70

Original Soundtrack

South Pacific *NEVER RELEASED*

OQ8-1005

12/05/70

Original Cast

Fiddler On The Roof

QR

OQ8-1006

12/12/70

Original Broadway Cast

Hello Dolly!

QR

PQ8-1011

12/05/70

Al Hirt

Best Of

OQ8-1038

12/12/70

Original Broadway Cast

Hair

QR

PQ8-1088

12/05/70

Eddy Arnold

My World

PQ8-1128

12/05/70

Henry Mancini

The Best Of

QR

PQ8-1185

12/05/70

Eddy Arnold

Best

PQ8-1221

12/12/70

The Youngbloods

Get Together

QR

PQ8-1226

xx/xx/71

Henry Mancini

The Concert Sound Of

PQ8-1261

12/05/70

Chet Atkins

Picks The Best

PQ8-1301

12/05/70

Hugo Montenegro

Fistful Of Dollars/Few Dollars More/Good, Bad, Ugly

R4P-5002

PQ8-1315

12/05/70

Henry Mancini

The Best Of, Vol. 2

QR

PQ8-1377

12/05/70

Jose Feliciano

Feliciano!

R4P-5004

PQ8-1441

12/05/70

Henry Mancini

A Warm Shade Of Ivory

R4P-5010

PQ8-1442

12/05/70

The Guess Who

Wheatfield Soul

PQ8-1443

12/05/70

The Friends Of Distinction

Grazin'

R4P-5008

PQ8-1452

12/??/70

Charley Pride

Sensational Charley Pride

PQ8-1456

12/12/70

Elvis Presley

From Elvis In Memphis

R4P-5005

PQ8-1470

12/??/70

Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass

More Nashville Sounds

PQ8-1472

12/05/70

The Guess Who

Canned Wheat Packed By

PQ8-1476

12/05/70

Ed Ames

The Best Of

PQ8-1479

12/05/70

Jose Feliciano

10 To 23

R4P-5012

PQ8-1489

12/05/70

The Friends Of Distinction

Highly Distinct

PQ8-1505

12/12/70

Charley Pride

The Best Of

PQ8-1507

??/??/71

Jefferson Airplane

Volunteers

R4P-5053/APD1-0320/QR

PQ8-1508

12/05/70

Henry Mancini, His Orchestra & Chorus

Six Hours Past Sunset

R4P-5014

PQ8-1518

12/05/70

The Guess Who

American Woman

R4P-5011

PQ8-1536

??/??/7?

Charley Pride

Just Plain Charley

PQ8-1537

11/28/70

Jose Feliciano

Alive Alive-O! Part 1

R4P-5019

PQ8-1538

11/28/70

Jose Feliciano

Alive Alive-O! Part 2

R4P-5020

PQ8-1552

11/28/70

Henry Mancini

Mancini Country

R4P-5025

PQ8-1555

12/05/70

The Friends Of Distinction

Real Friends

PQ8-1568

12/05/70

Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass

You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet

PQ8-1583

12/05/70

Henry Mancini & His Orchestra

Theme From "Z" and Other Film Music

R4P-5003/QR

PQ8-1590

xx/xx/71

The Guess Who

Share The Land

R4P-5006

PQ8-1591

12/05/70

Hugo Montenegro

The Best Of

QR

PQ8-1592

12/05/70

Floyd Cramer

With The Music City Pops

PQ8-1593

12/12/70

Charley Pride

10th Album

PQ8-1594

12/12/70

Elvis Presley

On Stage February 1970

R4P-5009

PQ8-1595

12/05/70

Jose Feliciano

Fireworks

R4P-5004

PQ8-1597

11/xx/71

Nina Simone

Best

PQ8-1600

12/05/70

Brian Auger & The Trinity

Befour *NEVER RELEASED*

PQ8-1601

12/xx/70

Dolly Parton

Real Live Dolly

R4P-5031

PQ8-1608

12/05/70

Perry Como

Live In Las Vegas At The International Hotel

PQ8-1613

12/05/70

Hot Tuna

Hot Tuna

PQ8-1617

xx/xx/71

The Youngbloods

Best Of

PQ8-1622

xx/xx/71

The Friends Of Distinction

Whatever

PQ8-1633

??/??/7?

Michael Nesmith & The First National Band

Loose Salute (not listed in 1970 or 1971)

PQ8-1636

xx/xx/71

Michael Nesmith & The First National Band

Magnetic South

R4P-5018

PQ8-1640

12/xx/70

Floyd Cramer

Class Of '70

PQ8-1652

xx/xx/71

Elvis Presley

That's The Way It Is

PQ8-1653

??/??/7?

Jefferson Airplane

Worst (probably '71 but copyright is '70)

QR

PQ8-1692

??/??/71

Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass

Something Else (1971 Copyright date)

PQ8-1710

11/xx/71

The Guess Who

Best Of

QR

PQ8-1711

??/??/71

John Denver

Poems, Prayers & Promises

PQ8-1734

??/??/71

Harry Nilsson

Nilsson Schmilsson

R4P-5052/QR

PQ8-1762

11/xx/71

Hot Tuna

Electric (aka First Pull Up, Then Pull Down?)

R4P-5030

PQ8-1798

11/xx/71

The Nite-Liters

Morning, Noon & Nite-Liters

PQ8-1819

11/xx/71

Buddy Rich

A Different Drummer

R4P-5015

PQ8-1828

??/??/72

The Guess Who

Rockin'(1972 Copyright Date)

PQ8-1861

11/xx/71

Hugo Montenegro

Mammy Blue

R4P-5023/QR

PQ8-1862

??/??/72

Henry Mancini & Doc Severinsen

Brass On Ivory

PQ8-1895

??/??/72

Buddy Rich

Rich In London

R4P-5034

PQ8-1959

08/19/72

V/A

I Will See You In Hawaii

PQ8-2054

??/??/72

Elvis Presley

Recorded Live At Madison Square Garden

R4P-5032

PQ8-2064

??/??/72

The Jimmy Castor Bunch

Phase II

PQ8-2090

12/02/72

Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass

Turn On Some Happy Music (BB New Release Listing)

PQ8-2113

04/??/73

The Friends Of Distinction

Love Can Make It Easier (ad in 04/14 Cash Box)

PQ8-2114

??/??/73

The Guess Who

Artificial Paradise

PQ8-2121

??/??/73

Jerry Reed

Hot A' Mighty

PQ8-2124

??/??/73

Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton

We Found It

PQ8-2136

??/??/73

Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton

Lonesome, On'ry and Mean

PQ8-2140

??/??/73

Elvis Presley

Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite Part 1

R4P-5035/QR

PQ8-2141

??/??/73

Elvis Presley

Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite Part 2

R4P-5036/QR


Kirshner
CATALOG NUMBERRELEASE DATEARTISTTITLELP CAT #

PQKO-1002

12/05/70

The Archies

Sugar, Sugar

R4P-5050/QR


Grunt
CATALOG NUMBERRELEASE DATEARTISTTITLELP CAT #

PQFT-1001

11/xx/71

Jefferson Airplane

Bark

R4P-5028

PQFT-1002

??/??/72

Paul Kantner & Grace Slick

Sunfighter

R4P-5027

PQFT-1003

??/??/72

Papa John Creach

Papa John Creach

R4P-5024

PQFT-1004

??/??/72

Hot Tuna

Burgers


RCA Red Seal Classical
CATALOG NUMBERRELEASE DATEARTISTTITLELP CAT #

RQ8-1002

12/05/70

Cliburn/Kondrashin

Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1

RQ8-1010

12/05/70

Fiedler/Boston Pops

Music From Million Dollar Movies

RQ8-1027

12/05/70

Richard Rodgers

Victory At Sea, Vol. 1

RQ8-1047

12/05/70

Fiedler/Boston Pops

The Best Of

RQ8-1048

12/05/70

Leinsdorf/RCA Italiana Opera Orch. & Chorus

Puccini's Madama Butterfly (Highlights)

RQ8-1052

12/05/70

Julian Bream

Rodrigo's Concierto De Aranjuez

RQ8-1077

12/05/70

Leinsdorf/Rome Opera House

Puccini's La Boheme (Highlights)

RQ8-1103

12/05/70

Fiedler/Boston Pops

Up, Up and Away

RQ8-1110

12/05/70

Rubenstein/Ormandy

Chopin's Concerto No. 2 in F/Grand Fantasy On Polish Airs

RQ8-1112

12/05/70

Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra

Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6

RQ8-1115

12/05/70

Buketoff/New Philarmonia Orch.

Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture

RQ8-1123

11/28/70

Ormandy/Philadelphia Orch.

Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsodies No. 1 & 2

RQ8-1137

12/05/70

Hans Wurman

The Moog Strikes Bach

RQ8-1141

12/05/70

Fiedler/Boston Pops

Bizet's Carmen Ballet

RQ8-1160

12/05/70

Fiedler/BSO

Dvorak's New World Symphony

RQ8-1162

xx/xx/70

Hans Wurman

Chopin A La Moog

RQ8-1164

11/28/70

Ozawa/Boston Symphony

Stravinsky's Firebird & Petrouchka

RQ8-1165

11/28/70

Rubenstein/Ormandy/Philadelphia Orch

Saint-Saens: Concerto No. 2 / Falla: Gardens Of Spain

RQ8-1168

11/28/70

Reiner/Chicago Symphony

Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathaustra

RQ8-1170

11/28/70

Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra

Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite

RQ8-1179

11/xx/71

Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra

Love Story

QR: ERQA-3210-QF

RQ8-1198

11/xx/71

Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra

Handel/Hallelujah!


Demo Tapes
CATALOG NUMBERRELEASE DATELABEL/VENDORTITLENOTES

PCQ8-1000

1970

RCA

Your RCA Dealer Presents Hearing is Believing

PCQ8-1001

PCQ8-1002

PCQ8-1003

1971

Motorola

Spectrum of 4 Channel Sound

PCQ8-1004

1971

Motorola

Spectrum of 4 Channel Sound

PCQ8-1005

PCQ8-1006

1971

RCA

The Sounds of Stereo Today!

PCQ8-1007

1971

Philco-Ford

Kaleidoscope of Universal Musical Favorites

PCQ8-1008

PCQ8-1009

PCQ8-1010

PCQ8-1011

1972

Thomas

Special Demonstration Tape For The Thomas 4-Channel Quadraphonic Spinet Organ

PCQ8-1012

1972

RCA

Four Channel Q8 Stereo The Sound Around You

(Many of these 'PCQ8' compilation tapes included tracks from albums that weren't released in quad. The links in the catalog numbers of each will take you to their individual discogs pages, which give a full accounting of which tracks are unique to their compilations, and what original stereo albums they were culled from. The catalog entries with no information either don't exist or haven't surfaced yet.)

11/28/70 = Pictured in RCA Quad 8 Billboard Magazine advertisment
12/05/70 = Listed in Billboard New Releases for that week
12/12/70 = Listed in Billboard New Releases for that week
11/xx/71 = Listed in Tape News Report, CashBox Nov. 13 1971 pg. 38
xx/xx/71 = Pictured in RCA 'Q8' Billboard Magazine advertisement Oct. 2nd 1971 (Shows most titles up to PQ8 1640)
 

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Cash Box Magazine, October 24, 1970
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Cash Box Magazine, November 7, 1970
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Billboard Magazine, Nov 28th 1970 Issue - Pages 34-35
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Billboard Magazine, Nov 28th 1970 Issue - Page 33
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Billboard Magazine, October 2nd, 1971 (Click to Enlarge)
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CashBox Magazine, November 13, 1971
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Electronics Today International (UK), August 1972
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(Quad Eight was the manufacturer of a range of mixing desks and other outboard audio equipment that was especially popular in the 1970s - this letter explains why RCA changed the labelling on their quad tapes from "Quad 8" to "Q8" sometime in mid-1971.)
 
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Any info on how those RQ8 Classical titles were remixed into Quad? I assume several of those recordings were originally from the late 1950s and early 1960s.
 

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Any info on how those RQ8 Classical titles were remixed into Quad? I assume several of those recordings were originally from the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Yeah, lots of 2 & 3-track recordings in there that must have been upmixes. A lot of the subsequent RCA classical quad releases were discrete, but I suspect most of these aren't.
 

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Any info on how those RQ8 Classical titles were remixed into Quad? I assume several of those recordings were originally from the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Many RCA-owned studios were using 3-track as early as 1958. But many of them could have even come from mutlitrack film as that was still a common format right through around 1964 when multitrack tape became the new standard and began to surpass film in number of tracks. Remember Enoch Light used multitrack film on many of his Command releases which enabled them to be remixed to Quad later on.

The Al Hirt 'Best Of' Q8 which bears a copyright of 1964, comes from a mix of 3 and 4 track tapes. The mix is actually quite pleasing.
 

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Many RCA-owned studios were using 3-track as early as 1958. But many of them could have even come from mutlitrack film as that was still a common format right through around 1964 when multitrack tape became the new standard and began to surpass film in number of tracks. Remember Enoch Light used multitrack film on many of his Command releases which enabled them to be remixed to Quad later on.

The Al Hirt 'Best Of' Q8 which bears a copyright of 1964, comes from a mix of 3 and 4 track tapes. The mix is actually quite pleasing.
Thanks for your reply.

This might be a stupid question but these Quad 8 releases of those Classical titles contain a 4-channel mix, right?
 

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Thanks for your reply.

This might be a stupid question but these Quad 8 releases of those Classical titles contain a 4-channel mix, right?
I would assume so. I don't collect classical titles - mostly rock, pop, country and soul acts. However I do have some early Mancini's and the aforementioned Al Hirt title. The Al Hirt is actually quite good, although more of a curio than a truly immersive Quad mix. Since many songs, like "Java" are recorded in 3-track, you have Al's trumpet front center, with rhythm track 1 on Back Left and Rhythm Track 2 Back Right. To create a stereo image in the front, you have a bit of rhythm track 1 bleed on the left and track 2 bleed on the right. Like I say, it's pleasing, but a far cry from the 8, 16 and 24 track mixes we most associate with Quad. There are some 4-track songs on this album as well. But again, it's mostly Vocal 1 in FL, vocal 2 in FR, Band track 1 BL and Band track 2 BR. Some channel bleed in the front to avoid going completely silent during non-vocal parts.

You've got to at least give credit where credit is due. RCA certainly gave it the old college try to make some of these early titles into Quad. The Belafonte concert is especially good. I still can't tell if that's a 3, 4 or 8-track concert. It's dated 1965, so it could be any of them! The mix is far from discrete, but it certainly makes you feel like you're at the concert. It's that smooth.

The early Mancini's are hard to tell. When you're dealing with a plethora of stringed instruments, woodwinds and pianos; it's very difficult to determine where exactly they emanate from. These might be faked, but I doubt it. I do believe they stem from multitrack recordings, but when omnidirectional microphones are used to capture the sound of an acoustic space, instruments don't get an exact placement on the soundstage. So, everything sort of comes at you from everywhere. (This is sort of the reason I avoid Classical titles - they're not aggressively discrete enough for my tastes).

P.S. - One of the early PQ8 series titles they did go back and re-release as a CD-4 disc was Nilsson Schmilsson.
 

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Many thanks for your detailed response, Q-Eight! I can get a pretty good picture of what was going on. I agree RCA certainly gave it their all with recordings back then. Those RCA classical titles are still popular today not only for the quality of the sound but also for the excellent performances. I wonder if RCA thought they could get something more out of them by mixing them into Quad. It would be fun to listen to some of them.

But, I haven't played an 8-track tape since the 1970s. I've forgotten the ins & outs of them. So, I was curious if RCA might have transfered those 2 channel recordings as they were simply to release them on an 8-track tape for the market at the time.

One's taste in music is similar to one's taste in food. There's no right or wrong, good or bad... We like what we like. But, I do hope you'll be able to get into Classical performances in Quad and 5.1 in the future. There is so much fabulous music out there. And with AF sadly scaling down their Quad SACDs, I'll be relying more and more on Classical to fill the void.

Your posts are most helpful! Thanks again!
 

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You missed two in the Red Seal dept:

RQ8-1103 Up Up and Away - Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops
RQ8-1179 Love Story - Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra (Reel: ERQA 3210-QF)

Images available on request.
 

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I did a search and I know this has been posted about in Mark Anderson's thread about compilation tracklistings, but I just happened upon this tape on eBay and thought it was interesting:

PCQ8-1012 ('Four Channel Stereo Q8 / The Sound Around You') 1972
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One of many of RCA's Q8 samplers, with a lot of the usual suspects on board - but a couple of those tracks, as far as I know are from albums that were never released in quad:

Eydie Gorme 'A Time For Us' (from 'Tonight I'll Say A Prayer' RCA Victor LSP-4303, 1970)

Claus Ogerman 'It's Not Unusual' (from 'Watusi Trumpets' RCA Victor LSP-3455, 1965)


Another one of those 'I wonder what else never got released' moments...
 

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Based on a conversation in another thread about the rarity of the Jose Feliciano 'Alive Alive-O!' Q8's, I happened to remember there was a full page advertisement for RCA's quad catalog in the August 9th, 1975 issue of Billboard magazine.

The advertisement was a list of (what I believe is) all of the quad product RCA had in print at the time, and I happened to notice that Alive Alive-O wasn't listed, but that the other Feliciano 'PQ8' Q8's (Feliciano!, 10 To 23, Fireworks) were. So what I think this means is that RCA had already taken some of their PQ8 series Q8 tapes out of print by 1975, and as a result they had a much shorter print run than the rest of RCA's quad product which went out of print in the late 70's.

I went through the list of PQ8 tapes I made in the first post of this thread and compared them one by one with the 1975 RCA ad and these are the ones that don't appear in 1975:

PQKO-1002 - The Archies - Sugar, Sugar
PQ8-1011 - Al Hirt - Best Of
PQ8-1221 - The Youngbloods - Get Together
PQ8-1226 - Henry Mancini - The Concert Sound Of
PQ8-1261 - Chet Atkins - Picks The Best
PQ8-1443 - The Friends Of Distinction - Grazin'
PQ8-1470 - Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass - More Nashville Sounds
PQ8-1489 - The Friends Of Distinction - Highly Distinct
PQ8-1508 - Henry Mancini, His Orchestra & Chorus - Six Hours Past Sunset
PQ8-1537 - Jose Feliciano - Alive Alive-O! Part 1
PQ8-1538 - Jose Feliciano - Alive Alive-O! Part 2
PQ8-1555 - The Friends Of Distinction - Real Friends
PQ8-1568 - Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass - You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet
PQ8-1583 - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra - Theme From "Z" and Other Film Music
PQ8-1592 - Floyd Cramer - With The Music City Pops
PQ8-1608 - Perry Como - Live In Las Vegas At The International Hotel
PQ8-1622 - The Friends Of Distinction - Whatever
PQ8-1633 - Michael Nesmith & The First National Band - Loose Salute
PQ8-1636 - Michael Nesmith & The First National Band - Magnetic South
PQ8-1640 - Floyd Cramer - Class Of '70
PQ8-1798 - The Nite-Liters - Morning, Noon & Nite-Liters
PQ8-1828 - The Guess Who - Rockin'
PQ8-1861 - Hugo Montenegro - Mammy Blue
PQ8-1959 - V/A - I Will See You In Hawaii
PQ8-2113 - The Friends Of Distinction - Love Can Make It Easier
PQ8-2121 - Jerry Reed - Hot A'Mighty
PQ8-2124 - Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton - We Found It

I think what's interesting is that if you've collected these PQ8 series tapes you'll notice that the ones listed above are amongst the most difficult to find. The Archies, Friends Of Distinction and Mike Nesmith tapes usually go for big bucks on eBay when they do show up, and it also answers my own wonder about why it was so hard to find a copy of The Guess Who's 'Rockin' when a lot of their other Q8 tapes are pretty easy to find.

This is the original 1975 Advertisement:

 

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Thanks to Jon for importing the tables in to the new format.

This is sort of a work in progress, but I've made a few minor changes to the table that will hopefully make things a little more readable. I've also added a few tapes I missed the first time: the four Bark label (PQFT) releases, and the two missing Red Seal (RQ8) tapes that @boojidad highlighted.

I also added several trade magazine articles (in chronological order) to post #2 about the history of RCA's early Q8 endeavours, including one that explains why they changed the name of their quad tapes from "Quad 8" to "Q8" in 1971, something I've always been personally curious about.
 

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Does anyone know if the Nina Simone title listed here ever actually saw the light of day? It's mentioned in a few quad discographies, and been searching for it the past 5 years or so to no avail. Were some of these titles announced but not actually released or do we know for a fact this entire catalogue made it out?
 

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Does anyone know if the Nina Simone title listed here ever actually saw the light of day? It's mentioned in a few quad discographies, and been searching for it the past 5 years or so to no avail. Were some of these titles announced but not actually released or do we know for a fact this entire catalogue made it out?
I've never heard it, but the tape definitely exists.
 

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That tape has always been a tough one to find, and anecdotally speaking anyway. It's always seemed to me that the PQ8 tapes that were part of the initial December 1970 batch are much easier to find than the ones from the subsequent batches like the November '71 batch that the Nina Simone tape is part of.

The PQ8 tapes from 1972 have been even harder for me to find - I think I've seen about 5 copies of The Guess Who's Rockin' and Jimmy Castor's Phase II in the last 15 years of eBay trawling, which seems crazy when you compare that to some of the later RCA APT1 Q8's, like later Guess Who titles (#10, Road Food, Flavours, Power in the Music, etc.) and the '73-'75 Mancini/Montenegro tapes which are almost constantly available for sale.
 

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That tape has always been a tough one to find, and anecdotally speaking anyway. It's always seemed to me that the PQ8 tapes that were part of the initial December 1970 batch are much easier to find than the ones from the subsequent batches like the November '71 batch that the Nina Simone tape is part of.

The PQ8 tapes from 1972 have been even harder for me to find - I think I've seen about 5 copies of The Guess Who's Rockin' and Jimmy Castor's Phase II in the last 15 years of eBay trawling, which seems crazy when you compare that to some of the later RCA APT1 Q8's, like later Guess Who titles (#10, Road Food, Flavours, Power in the Music, etc.) and the '73-'75 Mancini/Montenegro tapes which are almost constantly available for sale.
So steelydave.....whisper into the ears of Mr. Dutton that The Best of Nina Simone might be a great contender for a D~V SACD upgrade. Would certainly satisfy his existing fan base as well.
 
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