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If the same person mixed both the stereo and the quad, maybe the label thought separate credits were redundant?
I think you're right about that. I was looking on discogs at the Van Morrison titles, Tupelo Honey specifically, and the back of the box for the reel edition said 'remix by Don Landee and Lee Herschberg' for what I think might be a quad reel of that album. I don't know much for details on any of the old quads, but when they are listed as 4-track stereo, are they meaning to say 4-channel?
 

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No, 4-track tape doesn't signify Quad. A 4-track open reel tape signifies that there's 2 channels x 2 programs. In this case, it means a 2ch tape that has a forward and a reverse direction.

A Quad reel is still 4 tracks, all running in the same direction. It will be called Quad, or 4-channel.

There were also 4-track cartridges, the predecessor to 8-track cartridges. These had 2 programs, each with a stereo pair. In this case, both programs read in the same direction.

An 8-track cartridge is not 8 channels. It is either 2ch x 4 programs or 4ch x 2 programs.
 

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I asked earlier in this thread, and the response from our man at Rhino is there were no names on the tape boxes.

Ted Templeman definitely oversaw these remixes as it's mentioned a couple of times in old issues of Billboard - I think it's almost certain (but apparently unprovable if the tape boxes are blank) that the guys that did the stereo mixes, either Lee Herschberg (who was the head of WB's quad program) or Donn Landee, or both of them together, did the quad mixes.

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Did I miss something, there was a Van Morrison Album done in Quad! I think that it's obvious from that article that the quad mixes were done by the same people as the stereo version and at the same time!
 

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No, 4-track tape doesn't signify Quad. A 4-track open reel tape signifies that there's 2 channels x 2 programs. In this case, it means a 2ch tape that has a forward and a reverse direction.

A Quad reel is still 4 tracks, all running in the same direction. It will be called Quad, or 4-channel.

There were also 4-track cartridges, the predecessor to 8-track cartridges. These had 2 programs, each with a stereo pair. In this case, both programs read in the same direction.

An 8-track cartridge is not 8 channels. It is either 2ch x 4 programs or 4ch x 2 programs.
Thanks Linda - I understand all that, I just thought there might be a mistake in the listing, that's all.
 

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Did I miss something, there was a Van Morrison Album done in Quad! I think that it's obvious from that article that the quad mixes were done by the same people as the stereo version and at the same time!
I mentioned this sometime back in this thread:


It's most likely Hard Nose the Highway given the 1973 date of that Billboard snippet, but it could also be St. Dominic's Preview or Tupelo Honey as well. Van owns the rights to all this stuff now and I think is distributing it through Sony - who knows if the quad mix(es) still exists or if they're aware of them, or at all inclined to release them. I wouldn't count on it with Van though, he reportedly cancelled his 2008 CD reissue campaign becasue the discs weren't selling enough, and has held back Tupelo Honey from digital release since then too, possibly because his ex-wife is on the cover of the album.
 

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That’s the truth. I thought I’d be smart and wait for the inevitable price drop on Pink Floyd Later Years. Took off like a rocket. I feel very very fortunate I found on Amazon Germany 259 euros shipped to USA. That box set is absolutely ridiculous now.
 

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That’s the truth. I thought I’d be smart and wait for the inevitable price drop on Pink Floyd Later Years. Took off like a rocket. I feel very very fortunate I found on Amazon Germany 259 euros shipped to USA. That box set is absolutely ridiculous now.
Early Years too, or just the Later Years?
 

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Early Years too, or just the Later Years?
The Early Years actually came down. But I ordered day one snd got it for $313. I really thought the other would drop. Now the prices are crazy. You can’t find the Chicago Quadio for what you originally paid either )). Really surprised about the Doobie set. It’s a great deal for anybody who sat on the fence.
 
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