Billy Cobham "Spectrum" by Audio Fidelity

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Claus, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. van1

    van1 Forum Resident

    Does anyone know if this is still available? trying to track down some fusion sacd's (prefereably with multi channel) and this is on my list
  2. rbp

    rbp Forum Resident

    Unfortunately sold out.
    Secondary market copies have become hard to find and are expensive.
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  3. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

    Toulouse, France
    Look in the forum's classifieds, it shows up from time to time, or maybe post a Want To Buy ad.
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  4. ti-triodes

    ti-triodes Forum Resident


    Good luck with your search. If you ever wanted to know what it sounds like with your head jammed in the middle of a drum kit, this is as close as you can get. :)
  5. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    i have one. It is good.
  6. bmoura

    bmoura Forum Resident

    Redwood City, CA
    It's out of print. But definitely worth trying to find.
    Much better sound than the DVD-A edition.
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  7. ATR

    ATR Forum Resident

    Billy Cobham - Spectrum
  8. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    City of Angels
    I've never seen it appear there. It's rare as hens teeth.
  9. ATR

    ATR Forum Resident

    Available from discogs. See my post above.
  10. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    City of Angels
    I was speaking to plan9 not replying to you. Reread my post above.

    It also appears on eBay!
  11. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

    So. ME USA
    I'm listening to the Spectrum 4.0 quad mix and it sounds excellent! Reminds a bit of Jeff Beck's instrumental albums from the 70's and 80's. Well worth searching for to get a copy!
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  12. formu_la

    formu_la Pigs whisperer

    Toronto, Canada
    Pretty good. Little bright maybe.
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  13. van1

    van1 Forum Resident

    Jeff Beck's 'blow by blow' and 'wired' are my main reason for expanding my interest in similar fusion albums - let me know if you have any other good similar recommendations. the Spectrum album and Beck's work (especially 'wired') are very guitar (and drums) driven fusion but I'm also interested in more keyboard oriented albums such as Herbie Hancock's 'head hunters', although not sure whether to go with the more accessible Sony 5.1 sacd or the harder to find (for us folks outside the USA) af quad sacd
  14. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

    Toulouse, France
    IIRC the 5.1 mix of this one was actually a repurposed Quad mix (i.e. they took the 4.0 channels and expanded them to 5.1). Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
  15. van1

    van1 Forum Resident

    sound similar to the jeff beck multi channel sacd's. If the head hunters 4.1/5.1 still sounds good, it may be easier and cheaper to pick up the Sony version for me. if you have a bar code number that would be helpful as I know HH has had many sacd versions
  16. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

    Golden Gate
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds Of Fire... AF / Kevin Gray
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  17. fredblue

    fredblue Forum Resident

    London, England
    the AF Quad SACD of Herbie's "Thrust" is excellent, if you don't have it already :righton:

    there are some great fusion/jazz/r&b Quads that haven't been reissued on a modern format yet that i'm really hoping get rereleased someday soon, including;
    "Introducing Larry Coryell & The Eleventh House",
    Herbie Hancock's "Sextant" (the mix is incredible!),
    Miles Davis "B!tches Brew",
    Gil Evans "Svengali",
    Blackbyrds "Flying Start",
    Brecker Brothers "Back To Back",
    Mingus Moves,
    Duke Ellington "New Orleans Suite"
    Average White Band "AWB",
    Bill Bruford "In Search Of Ancient Gods",
    BS&T "Mirror Image",
    Chase "Pure Music",
    Weather Report "Tale Spinnin",
    Maynard Ferguson "Conquistador", Quincy Jones (You've Got It Bad Girl, Body Heat & Mellow Madness) and a whole slew of CTI Quads.. all highly recommended :)
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  18. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

    Toulouse, France
    Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters

    There are also a EU and a Japan version.
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  19. CraigVC

    CraigVC Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    Hopefully Welcome to the Dutton Vocalion website will release some of those on quad/stereo SACD in the future. They've already released two albums of Deodato as a 2-on-1 SACD.

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  20. van1

    van1 Forum Resident

    Just ordered the Spectrum 2001 dvd-a, so it least I can listen to the 5.1 mix till I pick up the sacd with quad
  21. van1

    van1 Forum Resident

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