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Old Quad Guy

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Also, Blue Oyster Cult’s “Agents of Fortune“ Quadraphonic mix exists or once did.

I had a very rare SQ record of it, that had the gold label. I only saw two copies of it. I bought one of them. It was bought at Warehouse Records when the record first came out, at the Willow Pass Road, Concord location.

I regret selling this record. But, there is hope as it seems Columbia records have maintained the Quad Masters well. I only ask that it be looked for.

The Dave Mason titles would make for a nice release.
 

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Also, Blue Oyster Cult’s “Agents of Fortune“ Quadraphonic mix exists or once did.

I had a very rare SQ record of it, that had the gold label. I only saw two copies of it. I bought one of them. It was bought at Warehouse Records when the record first came out, at the Willow Pass Road, Concord location.

I regret selling this record. But, there is hope as it seems Columbia records have maintained the Quad Masters well. I only ask that it be looked for.

The Dave Mason titles would make for a nice release.
So you didn't like this MC? I don't have it and don't know how it sounds BTW.

 

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So you didn't like this MC? I don't have it and don't know how it sounds BTW.

The 2005 Sony Multi Channel version of Agents is excellent but I never heard the Quad, never even seen it referenced.
 

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Also, Blue Oyster Cult’s “Agents of Fortune“ Quadraphonic mix exists or once did.

I had a very rare SQ record of it, that had the gold label. I only saw two copies of it. I bought one of them. It was bought at Warehouse Records when the record first came out, at the Willow Pass Road, Concord location.

I regret selling this record. But, there is hope as it seems Columbia records have maintained the Quad Masters well. I only ask that it be looked for.

The Dave Mason titles would make for a nice release.
I think you might be suffering a bit of the Mandela effect on this one (or you owned some kind of pirate/bootleg fake) because Agents of Fortune definitely wasn't released in quad. Columbia stopped using the gold border design on their quad LPs partway through 1973, and Agents of Fortune was released at the end of May, 1976. Furthermore, a quad version of the album doesn't appear in either the 1976 or 1977 US Catalogs of Copyright Entries, which it would if it was released - anything bearing the Phonographic Copyright (p) symbol is collected in these catalogs, without exception, and every single CBS quad is in there including the faked ones like Santana's Amigos and Festival and Herbie Hancock's Secrets.

That's not to say the possibility doesn't exist that it was mixed for quad - 1976 puts it in the wheelhouse for the last quad hurrah from CBS - but in that era there are plenty of big name titles in the '76/'77 timeframe that should have (but didn't) get the quad treatment, including this one, Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA, Return to Forever's Romantic Warrior, and Boston's self-titled debut album. I think the fact that BoC's 1975 On Your Feet or On Your Knees live album didn't get the quad treatment either suggests that the quad sales of their two previous albums probably had CBS believing that they didn't merit quad remixing anymore, and by the time Agents of Fortune took off, it was probably too late to go back and remix it for quad since it was all but dead by that point.
 

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I’m sorry, I can’t prove I had the record. I’m just asking, if possible, if such a mix exists to the powers that be. Thank you for your consideration. Thanks.
 

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I’m sorry, I can’t prove I had the record. I’m just asking, if possible, if such a mix exists to the powers that be. Thank you for your consideration. Thanks.
Apologies if I was overly forceful (or overly academic!) in my reply, it's just so easy for rumors to get started (and he told two friends, and they told two friends...) so I like to try and answer them when I have substantive facts at hand.

I agree with you completely though, if there is a quad mix of AoF it's probably a real knockout and should definitely be released. That's part of the reason I've done as much research as I have, because a lot of the information about unreleased quad mixes is hidden in plain sight - in off-hand comments from producers/engineers/label bosses in old interviews, or studio work updates in trade magazines, or catalog listings for upcoming releases. My hope is that by continuing to dig, and ask people who are still around questions, is that eventually something major will be unearthed as a result. I can be a bit overly optimistic at times, but I think sooner or later something big will come to light, and this is more a case of 'when' rather than 'if'.
 

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That's not to say the possibility doesn't exist that it was mixed for quad - 1976 puts it in the wheelhouse for the last quad hurrah from CBS - but in that era there are plenty of big name titles in the '76/'77 timeframe that should have (but didn't) get the quad treatment, including this one, Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA, Return to Forever's Romantic Warrior, and Boston's self-titled debut album.
Did you mean Born To Run?
 

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I would love it if Sony see’s fit to release,
Santana’s Caravanseri
Santana & McLaughlin’s Love Devotion & Surrender
Mahavishnu Orchestra’s Between Nothingness and Eternity
Blue Oyster Cult’s Tyranny & Mutation
Santana’s Caravanserai : real masterpiece!!!
 
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