Okay Bob RossBob Romano said:agreed. Stereo Only. Anything in the rear is a happy accident..... Wait.... What did I just say???:yikes
I figured as much. Thanks for putting that rumor to rest. Somebody should get Mark to amend the discography.oxforddickie said:In the end i used FIVE different sources, one of which was a transfer of the japanese LP release. Every single one, which included the two CD releases, AND the original LP release, were bog standard stereo.
The only way i can see of ever getting the quad version of the soundtrack is to actually get a copy of the actual soundtrack. One lives in hope....................
Actually, the all-star album came first, and the live performances (not a play) were to promote the studio album. Two shows on the same day with the album cast except Peter Sellers replaced Richard Harris - not two shows with two different casts as is often claimed.The Ode album with the pinball machine on it is not from the movie, but a stage play.
If this was true - and I am not saying it isn't - the album would have been a different mix to the film.I have a little more on the Polydor records.
The first release had the QS encoding. Then Polydor signed with JVC for CD-4, and made a new mixdown of the album without the QS.
The American release was definitely QS. It had plenty of separation when played through a QS decoder. As for Polydor signing with JVC for CD-4 in Japan, there were many record companies, such as King, Teichiku, even Toshiba (EMI) that did albums in RM or CD-4. They didn't stick to one system. Those that used SQ did that system exclusively. RM was essentially the same as QS, but a decoder only labeled RM didn't have the separation enhancements, like QS Vario-Matrix. The RM and QS matrices were the same, though, and most of the record companies that used RM employed Sansui encoders.Midimagic: "I have a little more on the Polydor records.
The first release had the QS encoding. Then Polydor signed with JVC for CD-4, and made a new mixdown of the album without the QS."
That does sound rather fanciful and i doubt it is true. Hasn't it already been proven that the lp was never qs encoded. This subject just will not die, will it.
I believe the only company in Japan that was exclusively SQ was CBS/Sony, along with its subsidiaries. The other companies used whichever system they deemed best for the particular recording. It wasn't unusual to see records which were released here in one system, offered in a different system in Japan. Vanguard Records, for example, used SQ for its American releases, but in Japan, the albums were released through King Records in QS. JVC was, as expected, exclusively CD-4.You mean like A&M which issued LPs in QS, SQ and CD-4?