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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sound In The Eighth Dimension

This Heart

Sound In The Eight Dimension
A New World Of Stereo
Originated and Produced by Loren Becker and Robert Byrne
Command/ABC Records
RS 928 SD

The album title refers to a "new" studio technique that included 8-channel recording.

From Billboard - March 30, 1968: The result of two years of experimentation (this album) is especially exciting as songs such as "El Gato Montes" (a bull fight) and "South Rampart Street Parade" take on a "live" sound.

This ABC release is not the typical (Enoch Light, Command) gate-fold, so there are no details about the artists. I assume, to demostrate a spectrum of "sound", the producers decided to feature a variety of approaches which mean that you don't get the typical Command creative focus on this project.  The engineering/sound is outstanding, but LP plays through like a "test" record.

Limehouse Blues
Ebb Tide
Talk To The Animals
The Heart
Spanish Eyes
March Of The Space Cadets
South Rampart Street Parade
The Sound Of Music
El Gato Montes
Blue Hawaii
Get Me To Church On Time

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