I do have a lot of those DGG and Philips MLP DVD~A discs and they're ALL ambient. Even Pentatone's extraordinary RQR series of Philips and DGG unheard QUAD analogue masters from the 70's contain only ambience save for a few on DGG which were engineered discretely by Thomas Mowrey.Yes, those DV classical titles have inspired me to dig into the back catalog of Deutsche Grammophon on DVD-A and SACD to try and find any that are mixed in a more 4-corner quad style, and not the ambiance in rear channels style. I have a ton of classical works on LP and CD, and my music server has the flac encodes. But I am finding that I gravitate (mostly) to the Mercury Living Presence and RCA Living stereo stuff for those 3-channel mixes.
The newer DVD stuff from Columbia has me excited, and now I want more. There has to be some DG material from 2000 - 2004 issued discs (in true quad) of their back-catalog to dig into. I can do this while I am waiting for Sony Japan to come up with two more Santana quads and DV to come up with more of what they do best.
I'd get those Ohio Players in a heartbeat!I'm thinking with the new access to the Mercury Quads..... does that mean a reissue of The Ohio Players Fire & Honey in the near future?? I hope so. Perhaps even maybe delving in to see if any of the announced but unreleased titles exist? That could mean a couple of high-profile titles from Rod Stewart and Bob Marley.
Since Mercury/Phonogram are now part of Universal, could this mean UMG is open to the idea of DV releasing more of their multichannel material? They did allow a Capitol title, with the Helen Reddy disc. But if they do allow for more artists and titles to be released through DV, imagine what that could mean! More Moody Blues? More Elton John? More Who? It's mind-boggling!The licensing of the BTO quads may have to do with Randy Bachman, who has been agreeable to re-releasing anything from his long career. We'll see if any other Mercury/Phonogram artists get licensed.
The waiting is the hardest part. I would hope for the Elton's. They're pretty good, and it's just a darn shame that ALL his classic albums were mixed but I think at least two were left unreleased. Which is a shame because I really wanted to compile a multichannel "Greatest Hits". But without "Daniel" or "Crocodile Rock"..... no can do.Since Mercury/Phonogram are now part of Universal, could this mean UMG is open to the idea of DV releasing more of their multichannel material? They did allow a Capitol title, with the Helen Reddy disc. But if they do allow for more artists and titles to be released through DV, imagine what that could mean! More Moody Blues? More Elton John? More Who? It's mind-boggling!
Three words... Hall. And. Oates.
One would think that Abandoned Luncheonette should have gotten the Quad treatment given its 1973 release. But it wasn't very successful when it first came out. By the time She's Gone became a top 10 hit in 1976, I suspect that this album was off the Quad radar screen. It ultimately did hit platinum. I certainly would buy it if re-mixed and released in 5.1.Hall and Oates had no quad albums.
i think maybe DV commissioned a couple of Raiders tracks to be newly mixed into MultiCh by Mark Wilder at Sony NY for inclusion in their Raiders SACD 2-fer release?Outside of classical D-V hasn't done any remixing. I'd imagine they'd need a host of clearances that would make it extremely difficult. But...you never know?
The two Donald Byrd titles DV did were Blue Note records originally which was owned by Capitol and acquired by Universal.Since Mercury/Phonogram are now part of Universal, could this mean UMG is open to the idea of DV releasing more of their multichannel material? They did allow a Capitol title, with the Helen Reddy disc.
Sony Classical and Sony Legacy (which handles all of Sony's pop/non-classical catalog) are two almost entirely separate entities with different policies, people and working procedures.
There are more than that - two Byrd titles, two Reddy titles, two BTO, two Ray Davies, Grover Washington Jr. Soul Box, and The Swingle Singers, along with 6 Paul Mauriat quad albums and a bunch more that were stereo-only. There are definitely more UMG titles in the pipeline, but just as with Sony, things have been slowed dramatically due to COVID-related shutdowns.The two Donald Bryd titles DV did were Blue Note records originally which was owned by Capitol and acquired by Universal.
So there are more than a couple (at least 6 albums) of Universal titles which DV got for quad SACD reissue.
I heard that they are or were very disorganized and not easy to work with. But if DV got six titles for quad, then that's six titles for quad. We can expect more.