Quad LP/Tape Poll War: The World Is A Ghetto [Q8]

Help Support QuadraphonicQuad:

Rate The World Is A Ghetto

  • 10: Great Mix, Great Sound, Great Content

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • 9

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • 8

    Votes: 9 64.3%
  • 7

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 6

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • 5

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • 4

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1: Bad Mix, Bad Sound, Bad Content

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    14

ChristopherLees

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
Since 2002/2003
Joined
Aug 30, 2003
Messages
2,252
Location
Melbourne Australia
I had 2 different USA Q8 carts of this...from memory one had the date in Roman numerals and one with the date typed in normal digits.
It's been 18 months since I sold both on ebay,so my memory is little hazy but the carts were also different colours as well.
one sounded quite good..the other was just typical average q8 sound....
I think the later pressing with the normal date is the good sounding one...

a great lp....

a QR of this would be nice...
 

aquadad

400 Club - QQ All-Star
Joined
Feb 6, 2005
Messages
448
Location
Hillsboro, OR
I had 2 different USA Q8 carts of this...from memory one had the date in Roman numerals and one with the date typed in normal digits.
It's been 18 months since I sold both on ebay,so my memory is little hazy but the carts were also different colours as well.
one sounded quite good..the other was just typical average q8 sound....
I think the later pressing with the normal date is the good sounding one...

a great lp....

a QR of this would be nice...
Hello,

Can anyone confirm what Chris is saying here? Also, what color cart has the good mix?

This is great summer music!
 

winopener

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
Since 2002/2003
Joined
Mar 2, 2002
Messages
3,969
Color for UA carts can be vary; so far i've seen three variants:
- black shell, duplicated by Liberty
- white shell, duplicated by Liberty
- gold shell, probably duplicated by RCA - riveted cart.

For example, the double Shirley Bassey Live do esist in black and gold variants; War WIAG i've always seen it as white shell, as for Deliver the word, while all War Live are black shell.

Probably the difference is between Liberty factories and RCA factories, so the Gold cart could be better.
 

JonUrban

Forum Curmudgeon
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Since 2002/2003
Joined
Mar 2, 2002
Messages
16,853
Location
Connecticut
I always thought that the gold carts were "Canadian"???

Oh, by the way, the Q8 I have has a great surround mix. Gotta love "Cisco Kid" in surround!! :D
 

aquadad

400 Club - QQ All-Star
Joined
Feb 6, 2005
Messages
448
Location
Hillsboro, OR
I always thought that the gold carts were "Canadian"???

Oh, by the way, the Q8 I have has a great surround mix. Gotta love "Cisco Kid" in surround!! :D
Hello Jon,

So what color is your cart? Does it have Roman Numerals or standard digits for the year? Could you please clue me in so I know what to look for.

Thanks
 

winopener

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
Since 2002/2003
Joined
Mar 2, 2002
Messages
3,969
My UA gold carts doesn't show any Country and do have year in regular numbers; black or white carts does have year in roman.
Nice to know these gold carts are canadian.
 

aquadad

400 Club - QQ All-Star
Joined
Feb 6, 2005
Messages
448
Location
Hillsboro, OR
Hello,

OK, I'm going to go out on a limb here a try and make an informed guess.:rolleyes: From what I can tell, the gold cart with the regular #'s is the Q8 with the good mix. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
 

JonUrban

Forum Curmudgeon
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Since 2002/2003
Joined
Mar 2, 2002
Messages
16,853
Location
Connecticut
Not sure. Mine is white with the MCMLXXII on the back. Must be an early one.
 

ChristopherLees

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
Since 2002/2003
Joined
Aug 30, 2003
Messages
2,252
Location
Melbourne Australia
Oy Vey!

Pray tell, which one?:eek:
I think the later pressing with the normal date is the good sounding one...

but after 2 years I'm not 100% sure..
all I know is that I transferred the decent sounding one to Hi8 multitrack digital on my DA88 before I sold both of them on ebay....
one day (when I have the time) I'll do a dts transfer
 

aquadad

400 Club - QQ All-Star
Joined
Feb 6, 2005
Messages
448
Location
Hillsboro, OR
Hello,

Ok, I'm back on the Gold cart with standard #'s, to get the good mix with the best high end. Yowsah!
 

Eggplant

Banned
Since 2002/2003
Joined
Aug 18, 2003
Messages
1,043
Location
Huntington Beach, CA
Great album, a 70's soul classic.

I had a DTS conversion made of my quite-used white-shell UA cart.
Unfortunately, the sound quality is appalling.
Anyone have a gold cart conversion? Trade ya.

And, ferchrissake, if anyone knows ANYTHING AT ALL about the supposed QR of this or Deliver the Word, PLEASE SPEAK UP!
 

zabble

1K Club - QQ Shooting Star
Since 2002/2003
Joined
Mar 1, 2003
Messages
1,154
Location
Chicago
Great album, a 70's soul classic.

I had a DTS conversion made of my quite-used white-shell UA cart.
Unfortunately, the sound quality is appalling.
Anyone have a gold cart conversion? Trade ya.

And, ferchrissake, if anyone knows ANYTHING AT ALL about the supposed QR of this or Deliver the Word, PLEASE SPEAK UP!

My white cart sounds great.

But then I never had a gold one to which to compare it.
 

winopener

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
Since 2002/2003
Joined
Mar 2, 2002
Messages
3,969
For the guys that has never seen a UA gold cart, here's one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/QUADRASONIC-8-TRACK-SHIRLEY-BASSEY-CARNEGIE-HALL-1_W0QQitemZ110011104253QQihZ001QQcategoryZ618QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

And now a question...
i do have this same UA gold cart (SB vol.1) but mine has a Dolby logo too on front and Dolby blubr on back; to add weirdness, SB vol. 2 (gold cart) has no Dolby logo.
Two different edition, with the same catalogue numbers?
BTW, i've nver spotted a SB vol.2 cart (any color) with the Dolby logo.
 

zabble

1K Club - QQ Shooting Star
Since 2002/2003
Joined
Mar 1, 2003
Messages
1,154
Location
Chicago
My white cart sounds great.

But then I never had a gold one to which to compare it.
I take that back. My BLACK cart sounds great.

:eek: I don't have a white cart. Maybe the white ones DO sound crappy.
 

cupboy

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
Joined
Jul 25, 2003
Messages
4,892
Location
UT, USA
What is meant by QR here? Far as I know the farthest the QR of this and the other War title got was an announcement, and UA never made the tapes.

Is someone claiming to have one?

I don't know of any UA quad reels.
 
Top