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Old 08-12-2006, 02:35 AM   #26
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Rob1956,

Just adding my quick note of thanks for the info.

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Old 08-12-2006, 02:44 AM   #27
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[quote]Originally posted by gretschviking1967:
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[qb] gretschviking1967, You being a musician must owned a Gretsch guitar?
Yes. I own a 1962 Country Club and a 1967 Viking. The latter is my fave (obviously).

Great Guitars, you are lucky. The Wreck Of The Fizt, must sound good on those...Jesse.
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[quote]Originally posted by gretschviking1967:
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[qb] gretschviking1967, You being a musician must owned a Gretsch guitar?
Yes. I own a 1962 Country Club and a 1967 Viking. The latter is my fave (obviously).

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Old 08-12-2006, 06:40 AM   #29
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Rob,

Interesting comments regarding the Moody Blues album(s). The seemingly limitless effort they invested into the production of their music is still obvious today.

Purely for the ease of listening to their recordings, I bought all of their work on CD and kept the vinyl collection intact. The quality was atrocious .... even my dog left the room.

That was until the "original seven" were remastered and re-released again on CD back (guessing here) back six or seven years ago.

What a difference ....
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Old 08-12-2006, 08:45 AM   #30
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You have lots of knowledge, much impressed. I do have "Tea for The Tillerman", in 8 track, and in CD. I just wish that Cat would have never left the music buisness. What a great talent he was.

Thanks for the info Rob, greatly appreciated...Jesse.
He still does some concerts, but only songs relating to the Muslim faith. Awhile back, I heard he was thinking about doing some shows with his old hits. Somehow, he got put on the list of people not allowed in the USA. He was labeled a terrorist. Right. I don't have to tell you what I think of that!
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More news: Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) will be releasing his first album of pop songs since 1978
this fall. It's not determined if he will release it under the name CS or YI. People who've heard the tracks say it's very much in the style of "Firecat". It was produced by Rick Nowels, who recently produced albums by Rod Stewart and Dido.
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Old 08-12-2006, 09:52 AM   #32
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More news: Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) will be releasing his first album of pop songs since 1978
this fall. It's not determined if he will release it under the name CS or YI. People who've heard the tracks say it's very much in the style of "Firecat". It was produced by Rick Nowels, who recently produced albums by Rod Stewart and Dido.
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Old 08-12-2006, 11:00 AM   #33
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Hopefully that is true Rob. No Cathy you dont have to say another word, you stand exactly where I stand. CAT STEVENS, what a great voice, speaking to a young generation in the 70's
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Hopefully that is true Rob. No Cathy you dont have to say another word, you stand exactly where I stand. CAT STEVENS, what a great voice, speaking to a young generation in the 70's
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:13 PM   #37
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catstevens.com/news.html?id=00235
Oops Rob to make a URL here clickable one has to show it in full comme ca:-
http://catstevens.com/news.html?id=00235
I'll be back to describe a fine surround sound equipped Goodmans amplifier I used for 20 years in the UK.
If I can find the user's manual it has a particularly well written description of how Surround Sound works which I will repeat here
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:13 PM   #38
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Quote:
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catstevens.com/news.html?id=00235
Oops Rob to make a URL here clickable one has to show it in full comme ca:-
http://catstevens.com/news.html?id=00235
I'll be back to describe a fine surround sound equipped Goodmans amplifier I used for 20 years in the UK.
If I can find the user's manual it has a particularly well written description of how Surround Sound works which I will repeat here
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:47 PM   #39
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It'd be quite ridiculous if (Yusaf) released his CD under anything but Cat Stevens.

I'm sure he's long past wrestling with that former identity and knows that Yusaf etc. would be a turn off to his most devoted fans and casual listners.
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Old 08-13-2006, 01:55 AM   #40
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Borderstone:
I couldn't agree with you more. Cat Stevens is a brand name millions of people know and it would be a mistake to issue the album under YI. He never took the CS name seriously anyway...everyone he knew called him Steve, because his name at birth was Stephen. He took the name Cat because a girl once told him his eyes looked like a cat.
Thanks to all you you Lightheads for letting us go off topic from Gord for a bit. I'll bet Gord has a couple of CS songs he likes. At the very least I bet Gord is aware of what a unique guitarist CS was....
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Borderstone:
I couldn't agree with you more. Cat Stevens is a brand name millions of people know and it would be a mistake to issue the album under YI. He never took the CS name seriously anyway...everyone he knew called him Steve, because his name at birth was Stephen. He took the name Cat because a girl once told him his eyes looked like a cat.
Thanks to all you you Lightheads for letting us go off topic from Gord for a bit. I'll bet Gord has a couple of CS songs he likes. At the very least I bet Gord is aware of what a unique guitarist CS was....
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Old 08-13-2006, 07:12 AM   #42
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Cat Stevens




Usuf Islam











http://images.google.ca/images?q=Cat...start=100&sa=N

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Cat Stevens




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http://images.google.ca/images?q=Cat...start=100&sa=N

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Old 08-18-2006, 04:24 AM   #44
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Re: my Audiophile stereo Sundown LP vs. quads

Maybe one or two thought I meant in my question regarding the Sundwon 1/2 speed master from MFSL that I thought my stereo "Audiophile" copy was quad.

Nope, just wondering if:

* what I knew to be stereo (it says stereo) could be played on a quad turntable ?

* does a quad turntable need a quad-only needle, and can they play stereo records like my Sundown I own John pictured ?

* lastly does anyone think used quad equipment like a quad turntable and amp is worth ramping-up on at a good price ? I do not have quad LP's noteably Sundown... are they worth the trouble
for the sound ?

--- Rob196 cleared these Q's of mine up very nicely. Thanks Rob...

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Old 02-07-2012, 07:15 PM   #45
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Bringing this OLD thread back up because I thought I'd mention that I've not seen any mention here of the unofficial DVD-A copy of the quadraphonic SUNDOWN that was floated around as a torrent file last fall. I got it and it's very good... much better than messing with old noisy quad-8-tracks or problematic quad-CD4-LP equipment. You just need a home theatre player that does surround after you burn the ISO file to a blank DVD, it's encoded into a few different surround formats.

It makes you go through a few steps to get the torrent file I had some trouble myself but figured it out on my second try (first you have to download a "rar" archive, then you need the password to unzip it - it is hidden on the by being black text on black background so you have to highlight it to find it, with that, then you can extract the torrent file.)

To save you from all of this, I changed the extension of the file from .torrent to .txt and it is attached to this post. Download the attachment, rename the extension to .torrent and it should work.

This is the page on that quadraphonic blogspot where this was posted:

http://the-quad-blog.blogspot.com/20...t-sundown.html

edit- also, the quad version of this album seems to be fairly well regarded in the quadraphonic community:

http://www.quadraphonicquad.com/foru...own-CD-4-Q8-QR

Someday maybe COLD ON THE SHOULDER will show up on DVD-A/V as well.

I'd meant to post this a while back but keep getting sidetracked I guess. But posting about a different album on the "cover versions" forum a few minutes ago that's on a different blogspot site, I reminded myself to do mention this as well.


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Old 05-03-2012, 05:34 PM   #46
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At long last, I just found that COLD ON THE SHOULDER in quadraphonic just got distributed digitally, in SACD format. Mojave, who also recently posted an SACD version of the DVD-A transfer of SUNDOWN, is the place:

http://mojaveproductions.blog.com/20...oulder-sacd-r/

This requires a player that can handle SACD, and many players do not. Many of the releases on mojave later show up in DVDA format on that other site mentioned above, so if you can't do SACD, cross your fingers that it'll show up there sometime.

They did make a mention to forgive them for glitches due to the tape not being in perfect shape. I can't attest to that yet, because I'm still downloading it... it is not a torrent this time. This time it's a split archive on Rapidshare, which is limited on free downloads at 30 kilobytes per second. So it will take a while to download. I just started it myself and won't be done for a while, to get all 6 pieces.

If anyone wants it, click here for a link to the initial info file. Download it and open it up.

https://rapidshare.com/#!download|11...5D3C14BB9B|0|0

Inside the text file will be download links for the 6 pieces that make up this compressed RAR file. As well as the password you'll need to extract it.

After you get all 6 downloaded, then you have to extract the RAR file, (7zip or WinRar work good for that) and then you'll need to burn it using Imgburn to a normal blank DVD. Instructions are in the text file.

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EDIT - it took a while but I finally got it all downloaded and recompiled onto a DVD. The result: awesome.! Worth getting.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:18 PM   #47
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It's great to re-read these posts from 6 years ago. Yusuf Islam did indeed go on to release 2 albums of pop music in '06 and '09 under the YI name...more correctly just Yusuf. His musical, Moonshadow: The Musical opens May 19 in Melbourne. Gord, of course released "All Live" which I just finished listening to for the first time. I noticed that there was a story on the internet that he didn't want to use any post 2002 recordings because the tracheotomy he had during his health emergency changed the timbre of his voice. That's the first time I've read that Gord acknowledged that some damage was indeed done due to that proceedure. Before, he had said things like "the voice will find its way back". Not exactly true, but I'd rather hear his voice "damaged" than he not being here at all.
If you want to hear surround done right and if you're a Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson fan, I suggest you pick up Ian's Thick As A Brick 2 cd/dvd. There's a 5.1 surround edition of the album included and it's excellent. To be done right, Gord would have to have a great surround engineer come in and remix his albums in surround, not just use the crappy out of phase left minus right pseudo-surround. Maybe that could be his project once he retires from touring.
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Just one note for our beloved moderator: none of the posts in this thread under my member name BILLW are actually mine. That's no problem as they are all nice and well thought out BUT they talk about things that I have no personal knowledge of, never did, never will. I think some other names are wrong too but I can't be certain.

Not a big deal but a curiosity nonetheless,

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Just look at this first sentence from 6 years ago. In all my years on corfid I don't think I've ever "cleared up" anything LOL

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Old 05-07-2012, 01:10 PM   #50
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I also don't know why the old posts show up twice - once with the original poster and then with another name..it's a mystery to me!
lol
I thought something off when I saw it twice and once with your name attached...lol
Regardless of who posted it I still don't know what the hell to do..
Somebody please send me a copy when you figure it out! lol
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