Vanguard unreleased quad mixes

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steelydave

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While I was doing research for that Vanguard history post I just made, I was looking through Vanguard's VSQ QS LP series, and I noticed there are a ton of holes in the sequential numbering system, presumably for albums that were assigned a quad catalog number and then released only in stereo and not quad.

As we know, a lot of the Vanguard QS LP's have a common back cover that denotes both the stereo and quad catalog number, so I went through all the Vanguard VSD stereo releases from 1972 through 1975 and looked at the back covers, and found a bunch that have quad catalog numbers that were never released in quad, and also don't show up in the 'Quadraphonic Recordings NOT RELEASED' discography:

VSQ 40021 - The Country Gentlemen 'The Country Gentlemen' (1973)
VSQ-40023 - Larry Coryell 'The Real Great Escape' (1973)
VSQ-40027 - Buffy Sainte-Marie 'Native North-American Child: An Odyssey' (1974)
VSQ-40041 - The Roto Rooter Good Time Christmas Band 'The Roto Rooter Good Time Christmas Band' (1974)

There are also several more catalog prefixes that I can't find any information for, but were probably allocated to other Vanguard releases of the 1973/74 period:

VSQ 40010 - ?
VSQ 40014 - ?
VSQ 40019 - ?
VSQ-40029 - ?
VSQ-40030 - ?
VSQ-40037 - ?
VSQ-40038 - ?
VSQ-40044 - ?
 

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@steelydave

That stereo album of Seigel Schwall - Best Of (1973) , unreleased SQ album ,comes with a stereo numbers listings on the album jacket .
However there is no way to discern how the quad numbers are assigned.

Sorry Steely.
 

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While I was doing research for that Vanguard history post I just made, I was looking through Vanguard's VSQ QS LP series, and I noticed there are a ton of holes in the sequential numbering system, presumably for albums that were assigned a quad catalog number and then released only in stereo and not quad.

As we know, a lot of the Vanguard QS LP's have a common back cover that denotes both the stereo and quad catalog number, so I went through all the Vanguard VSD stereo releases from 1972 through 1975 and looked at the back covers, and found a bunch that have quad catalog numbers that were never released in quad, and also don't show up in the 'Quadraphonic Recordings NOT RELEASED' discography:

VSQ 40021 - The Country Gentlemen 'The Country Gentlemen' (1973)
VSQ-40023 - Larry Coryell 'The Real Great Escape' (1973)
VSQ-40027 - Buffy Sainte-Marie 'Native North-American Child: An Odyssey' (1974)
VSQ-40041 - The Roto Rooter Good Time Christmas Band 'The Roto Rooter Good Time Christmas Band' (1974)

There are also several more catalog prefixes that I can't find any information for, but were probably allocated to other Vanguard releases of the 1973/74 period:

VSQ 40010 - ?
VSQ 40014 - ?
VSQ 40019 - ?
VSQ-40029 - ?
VSQ-40030 - ?
VSQ-40037 - ?
VSQ-40038 - ?
VSQ-40044 - ?
The Vanguard quad LP's were in SQ, except for in Japan, where they were QS.
 

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I remember when quad came out that some record companies use the same number for the stereo and quad issues and changed only the prefix for the difference between the stereo and the quad.

For the ones with no quad issue, there was only the one number.

They also did the same thing for the difference between the mono and stereo versions.

I have one album in both the stereo and mono version. The covers have the same number, except that an S was added to the prefix on the stereo version.
 
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