Decca & London Phase 4 Stereo Records are not Quadraphonic or 4 Channel
Released Recordings
that are NOT Quadraphonic
6-7-2014 VERSION 1.1b

   This is a list of recordings that were thought to be quad but are not.
Some of the titles were actually issued with a quadraphonic notation on
the cover either to create additional marketing potential or simply by 
error like in the case of some Angel classical titles. Others were just 
rumors or recordings synthesized from mono or stereo sources. 
Through listening tests and other methods or by contacting folks
involved with the engineering these titles have been determined not to 
quadraphonic.
  Hopefully this list will put an end to the rumors and save folks the time
and money of acquiring titles that they thought were quad but are not.

  For titles that are rumored to exist but did not originate from printed
media, refer to the RUMORS discography.

  For titles that were issued a catalog number and advertised in catalogs
but never saw the light of day, refer to the NEVER ISSUED discography.

    For additions to this list, include:
    1. Artist
    2. Title of album
    3. Record label
    4. Catalog number
    5. Quadraphonic format (QS, SQ, CD4, UMX)
    6. Format - LP (vinyl), Q8 (Quad 8-track), QR (Quad Reel to Reel) 
         since catalog numbers change w/format
    7. Add a D in front of the tape format code listed above if Dolby
         was used on the tape.
    8. Country of origin (U.S., U.K., Finland, etc.) since catalog
       numbers change with country of origin       
    9.  Year of release
    10. Any comments that might be helpful like who distributes the
       recording and address and phone number if known.
    
    
    
    Please send any additions or corrections to this list to :
    
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    1. List compiled & Copyright by: Mark Anderson 2. All listings are Quadraphonic encoded (QS, SQ, CD4, Discrete Tape) 3. All listings are U.S. pressings unless noted otherwise with country code in brackets [ ]. 4. Updates, corrections or changes from previous version are indicated by an asterisk (*). 5. Abbreviations : ( ) 8 - 8-track CD4 - Discrete/Matrix Vinyl Format D** - Dolby Quad Reel or Dolby Quad 8-Track DY- Matrix Format Vinyl LP EV - Matrix Format Vinyl LP LP - 33-1/3 rpm Long Play Record Q4 - Quad 4-Track Cartridge Q8 - Quad 8-Track Cartridge QCC - Quad 4 Track cassette QR - Quad Reel to Reel QS - Matrix Format Vinyl LP (Applies to RM) QSC - QS Encoded Cassette QS8 - QS Encoded 8-Track QX - Matrix Format Vinyl LP (Nippon-Columbia) SQ - Matrix Format Vinyl LP SQC - SQ Encoded Cassette SQ8 - SQ Encoded 8-Track UD4 - Discrete/Matrix Vinyl Format LP **EP - 7", 33-1/3 rpm extended play vinyl format proceeded by quad format **45 - 7", 45 rpm vinyl format proceeded by quad format Format? LP - Matrix format is unknown as the recording just lists quadraphonic, 4 channel or something similar (most likely QS)
    A GENE AMMONS - * Heavy Sax. Olympic 7126 (QS) {The title above is from a mono recording re-channeled for quad} PETER APPLEYARD - * Presents. Salisbury Laboratories SALS D2D-001 {This title was listed in Schwann Record Catalog as quad. The jacket reads "Direct to disc stereo album on white quadradisc vinyl" but is referring to "Virgin Vinyl" and not a quad recording}
    B JOAN BAEZ - The Best. of Joan Baez. Squire SQ 33001 (SQ) [Italy] {The catalog number was thought to be SQ encoding} PEARL BAILEY & LOUIS BELLSEN - Pearl Bailey and Louis Bellson. Everest FS-284 (QS) {The title above is from a mono recording re-channeled for quad} DAVE BRUBECK & PAUL DESMOND - * 1975 : The Duets. Horizon SP-703 (QS) {This title was believed to be QS encoded but is not}
    C CLIMAX BLUES BAND - * Stamp Album. Sire SR-6016 [previously SASD-7507] (QS) {This title was believed to be QS encoded but is not} COZY COLE - * Cozy Cole. Everest FS-288 (QS) {The title above is from a mono recording re-channeled for quad} JOHN COLTRANE - * Concert in Japan. Impulse [2 LP] AS-9246/2 (QS) {This recording is from a mono radio broadcast. The only mention of quadraphonic is on the sleeve that states it can be played mono, stereo and on quadraphonic equipment and the label mentions synthesized quad. No mention of QS encoded. Playback reveals straight Mono} Interstellar Space. Impulse ASD-9277 (QS) {QS enhanced from Stereo source} EDDIE CONDON - The Immortal Eddie Condon. Olympic 7122 (QS) {The title above is from a mono recording re-channeled for quad}
    D MILES DAVIS - no title. - Everest FS 283 (QS) {The Everest title is a mono recording re-channeled for quad} DECCA RECORDS "PHASE 4 STEREO" LP Records marked "Phase 4 Stereo" are not Quadraphonic or 4 Channel
    E EARTH, WIND & FIRE That's the Way of The World. Columbia PC 33280 {On this one just the front cover says SQ quad(just like the original) but it has number PC 33280 on the spine and on the record. The Columbia label is all red and it says PC 33280 Stereo. The back cover has a bar code and has no mention of quad.} EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - * California Jam. Trademark of Quality/Highway Life F1-113 (QS) (Bootleg) {The cover mentions quad QS recording but the concert was only broadcast in stereo, A California FM station was experimenting with Quad broadcasts at the time and even encoded stereo recordings to 4-channel and would announce it as a quad broadcast.}
    F FRUMPY - * By the Way. Billingsgate BG-1003 (SQ) {This title was believed to be SQ encoded but is not. It does have a SQ logo but no mention of quad on releases in other countries leads one to believe it was just a marketing ploy to appeal to a larger market as it does not decode properly}
    G GONG - * Shamal. Virgin PZ 34156 (SQ) {A copy of this album was found with the Virgin Quad logo label but is a stereo recording} STEPHANE GRAPPELLI - * Stephane Grappelli. Everest FS-296 (QS) {The title above is from a mono recording re-channeled for quad} GREATFUL DEAD - * Steal Your Face. United Artist [2 LP] GD-LA620-J2 (QS) {This title was believed to be QS encoded but is not} AL GREEN - Greatest Hits. {The vinyl version IS NOT quad (QS) encoded}
    H JIM HALL - * Live. Horizon SP-705 (QS) {This title was believed to be QS encoded but is not} JIMI HENDRIX & LITTLE RICHARD - Roots Of Rock. Everest FS-296 (QS) {The title above is from a mono recording re-channeled for quad} FLETCHER HENDERSON - Harlem in the Thirties. Olympic OL 7118 (QS) {The title above is from a mono recording re-channeled for quad} EARL "FATHA" HINES - The Essential. Olympic 7125 (QS) {The title above is from a mono recording re-channeled for quad}
    I IGUANA - The Winds of Alamar. United Artist UA-LA683-G {Re-released as United Artist UA-LA683-G which IS NOT QS encoded}
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    K KANSAS - * Song For America. PZ 33385 (SQ) {A copy of this album was found with the CBS Quad logo label but is a stereo recording} THE KENDALLS - * Old Fashioned Love. Ovation OV-1733 (QS)/ OV8-1733 (QS8), OVC-1733 (QSC) {This title was believed to be QS encoded but is not}
    L GEORGE LEWIS - Jazz Funeral in New Orleans. Olympic OL-7117 (QS) {The title above is from a mono recording re-channeled for quad} DAVID LIEBMAN - * Sweet Hands. Horizon SP-702 (QS) {This title was believed to be QS encoded but is not} LONDON RECORDS "PHASE 4 STEREO" LP Records marked "Phase 4 Stereo" are not Quadraphonic or 4 Channel LOGGINS & MESSINA - Sittin' In. CBS/Sony SOPL 30 (SQ) [Japan] LUCIFERS FRIEND - * Lucifer’s Friend. Billingsgate BG-1002 (SQ) {This title was believed to be SQ encoded but is not. It does have a SQ logo but was mixed in 1970 prior to SQ and no mention of quad on releases in other countries leads one to believe it was just a marketing ploy to appeal to a larger market as it does not decode properly}
    M MOUNTAIN - * Flowers of Evil. Windfall M8119-5500 {A stereo version with 4 tracks in a blue quad cart with notch is available and is not quad}
    N NEU - * Neu. Billingsgate BG-1001 (SQ) {This title was believed to be SQ encoded but is not. It does have a SQ logo but no mention of quad on releases in other countries leads one to believe it was just a marketing ploy to appeal to a larger market as it does not decode properly}
    O PATRICK O'SULLIVAN & LINA JEONG * Don't Let Us Be Misunderstood. Salisbury Laboratories SALS D2D 002 [Canada] {Label mentions "White Quadradisc Vinyl" but is referring to "Virgin Vinyl" and not a quad recording}
    P PEREZ PRADO - Pérez Prado Su Mambo Cuadrafonico. Raff 969, Discos Fuentes 218003 [Colombia], Cisne CI-1956 [Mexico] {Although the title mentions Quad, these are not encoded} PHASE 4 STEREO LP Records from London & Decca marked "Phase 4 Stereo" are not Quadraphonic or 4 Channel
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    R RENAISSANCE - * Turn of the Cards. Sire SR-6015 [previously SASD-7502] (QS) {Listed in the Quad Incorporated Supplement to the First Edition 1981 as "This may not be Quad, the status has not yet been determined". No indication of quad encoding has surfaced over the years}
    S BUFFY SAINT-MARIE - Native North-American Child/An Odyssey. Vanguard VSQ-40027 (SQ) {A copy found in France was found with cover mentioning QUADRAPHONIC in the usual Vanguard-fashion, but just over the Quadraphonic SQ Sound mark has the number VSD 23003, the number of the stereo-version. The back cover looks like the stereo-version. It also mentioned "DISTRIBUTION EXCLUSIVE MUSIDISC EUROPE". The label on the record is marked QUADRAPHONIC, but only on side A. The record is made in France and mentions on both sides VSD 23003-The matrix number is the stereo version on both sides} SCORPIONS - * Lonesome Crow. Billingsgate BG-1004 (SQ) {This title was believed to be SQ encoded but is not. It does have a SQ logo but no mention of quad on releases in other countries leads one to believe it was just a marketing ploy to appeal to a larger market as it does not decode properly. A version was made that says "Dolby Stereo" on the record label (Heavy Metal World Wide HMI LP 2) but the album was issued in 1972 prior to Dolby Stereo which came out in 1976} SLY & THE FAMILY STONE High On You. {The cover definitely looked like a reissue and does have SQ indicators on the front. Back cover??? This one is tricky because there is no bar code on the back cover. I didn't note the number used on the spine. Since it was sealed, I couldn't look at the label and I couldn't listen to it. All three reissues appear to be US issues. I have not really heard if all these reissues that came out were counterfeits or not. I've seen these reissue for many labels so it wasn't just one company that did reissues.} CAT STEVENS - * The Hoaxer's Midnight Dream. Amazing Kornyfone TARKL 1904 (QS) {The Hoaxers Midnight Dream was made from the ABC In Concert Moon & Star Concert that was simulcast in stereo in 7 markets (LA, Chicago, NYC, SF, Houston, Pittsburgh and Detroit). The LA broadcast was on KLOS and The DJ mentions Quad at the end of the show. All advertisements in all markets mention stereo. Billboard magazine reported on Nov. 3, 1973 that during quad broadcast tryouts that "KLOS used a QS encoder and ran all their programming through the encoder". It appears that the stereo simulcast was synthesized for quad and not actually from a four channel mix and this title is not actually quadraphonic}
    T ART TATUM - The Art Tatum Legacy. Olympic 7120 (QS) {The title above is from a mono recording re-channeled for quad} RAY THOMAS - * From Mighty Oaks. Threshold THS-16 (QS) {This title was believed to be QS encoded but is not}
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    CLASSICAL ANGEL (Multiple Disc/Tape Sets) SB-3893 [2 LP] ANTON BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8 in C (Jochum/ Dresden State Orchestra) {This recording has SQ etched in the master number in the vinyl trail off, But is not Quad.} SCLX-3815 [3 LP] VERDI: Aida (Caballe, Domingo, Cossotto, Cappuccilli, Ghiaurov, Muti/New Philharmonia; Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) {disc version is not SQ encoded, the cassette 4XS-36887 is SQ encoded and excerpts on S-372283 are SQ encoded] ANGEL (Single disc/tape albums) * S-36887 Willi Boskovsky/Johann Strauss Orchestra of Vienna: Music of Vienna, Album 2 (JOHANN STRAUSS II: Wine, Women & Song, 0p. 333; Tales from the Vienna Woods, Op. 325; At the Hunt, Op. 373. EDUARD STRAUSS: Open Track, Op. 45; Non Stop, Op. 112. JOSEF LANNER: Schonbrunn Waltz, Op. 200. FRANZ VON SUPPE: Light Calvary Overture. CARL MICHAEL ZIEHRER: Vienna Burghers, Op. 419. KAREL KOMZAKS: Baden Girls, Op. 257.) {disc version is not SQ encoded, the cassette 4XS-36887 is SQ encoded} S-37045 ANTONIN DVORAK: Serenade for Strings in E, Op. 22. P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY : Serenade for strings in C, Op. 48 (Barenboim/ English Chamber Orchestra) {This title has the double circle Quad logo on the jacket, but is not Quad} S-37485 HECTOR BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 (Previn/ London Symphony Orchestra) {This title has the double circle Quad logo on the jacket, but is not Quad} S-37523 SERGE PROKOFIEV: Symphony in D, "Classical," Opú 25, Symphony No. 7, Op. 131 (Previn/London Symphony) {This title has the double circle Quad logo on the jacket, but is not Quad} S-37535 EDVARD GRIEG: Peer Gynt (complete incidental music/ original version) (Valjakka, Thallang, Blomstedt/Staatskapelle Dresden; Leipzig Radio Chorus) {This title has the double circle Quad logo on the jacket, but is not Quad} SZ-37568 JOHANNES BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 in d, Op. 15 (Ohlsson, Tennstedt/London Philharmonic) {This title has the double circle Quad logo on the jacket, but is not Quad} SS-45023* (SQ) TOMASO ALBINONI: Adagio for Strings & Organ. W.A. MOZART: Serenade in G. "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", K.525. JOHN PACHELBEL: Canon (Marriner/Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields) {Only Mozart selection (from S-37443) is SQ, Remainder are Stereo from S-37044} EVEREST * 3364 (QS) Maria Callas & Giuseppe Di Stefano at La Scala. MEDEA (Cherubini) With Miriam Pirazzini, Mirto Picchi, & Giuseppe Modesti Orchestra of La Scala di Milan. Conductor: Tullio Serafin . DONIZETTI LUCIA LAMMERMOOR with Renata Scotto Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milano Conductor: Nino Sanzogno * 3365 (QS) Artistry of Janet Baker. Holst: Choral Fantasia, Psalm 86, Finzi: Dies Natalis. Wilfred Brown, Ralph Downs; English Chamber Orchestra, Imogen Holst & Christopher Finzi 3367 (QS) Oistrakh plays the Composers. Khachaturian-Violin Concerto, Prokofieff-Violin Concerto No. 1 (The titles above have the QS logo on the back, but like Olympic LPs are probably not quad) EVERYMAN GOTTSCHALK: A night in the tropics GOULD: Latin American Symponette (Utah Symphony Orchestra). Everyman #unknown (Q8 Cartridge-Double Stereo) MAHLER: Des Knuben Wunderhorn (Symphony Orchestra of the Vienna Festival) (Q8 Cartridge-Double Stereo) MOZART: Sonatas (Denis Mathews-Piano). Everyman GRT 8184-196 E (Q8 Cartridge-Double Stereo) TUMBALALAIKA: Decameron Orchestra. Everyman #unknown (Q8 Cartridge- Double Stereo) Guitar-The Classical Guitar, 16th Century through the 19th Century (Ramon Ybarra-Guitar). Everyman #unknown (Q8 Cartridge-Double Stereo) Gabrieli-Processional & Ceremonial Music. Everyman GRT 8184 281 E (Q8 Cartridge-Double Stereo) {The above titles have 2 program tracks and are listed as "quadraphonic compatible stereo 8-track" and a note that the cartridge may be played on 8-track and quadraphonic players but the recording IS NOT quadraphonic as it is double stereo} OLYMPIC * 8113 (QS) Beethoven - Eleven Viennese Dances, Wellington's Victory 91, King Stephan Overture 117 8118 (QS) Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G (Op. 44) (Leningrad Philharmonic Orch., Kondrashin cond., Emil Gilels-piano) 8127 (QS) HAYDN: Symphony No. 44 Trumpet Concerto. Swarowsky, Vienna Symphony Orchestra 8130 (QS) Boys Choir of Vienna with Justin Kramer's Symphonic Carillon, Vienna State Opera Orch.(Etti Cond.) - Voices & Bells of Christmas * 9102 (2LP) (QS) NICOLAI: Merry Wives Windsor. Bohme, Kleinert * 9104 (3LP) (QS) GLUCK: Alceste. Semser, Seri, Leibowitz, Rampal * 9105 (QS) Mussorgsky: The Marriage. Leibowitz, Agroff, Desmazures * 9107 (QS) TELEMANN: Pimpinone. Helen Fuchs, Erich Lassner, Jonathan Steinberg; Salzburg String Quartet, Wolfgang Messer * 9108 (QS) ROSSINI: Stabat Mater, Anton Dermota, Paul Schoeffler, Ilona Steingruber; Vienna Academy Choir & Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Jonathan Steinberg (The titles above have the QS logo on the back, but like other Olympic LPs are probably not quad)
    MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS * Madron, Original Soundtrack. Riz Ortolani. Quad Records QUS-5001 * Tommy (Soundtrack). Polydor [2 LP] PD-2-9502 (QS), Polydor MP9492-3 (QS) [Japan] {This title was believed to be QS encoded but is not}




    List Compiled and Copyright By
    Mark Anderson


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    Acknowledgments :
    
    This page would like to thank the following folks who have passed on
    information, comments and corrections to this list :
    
    
    John Wise
    Tad Bartel
    Bob Herndon
    Tom Fornoff
    John Dunkerley
    Niels Henrik
    Oxford Dickie
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