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Quatermass CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Double CD, NTSC


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  • Audio CD (15 July 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Double CD, NTSC
  • Label: Esoteric
  • ASIN: B00CI5MXV4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,391 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. One Blind Mice
2. Entropy
3. Black Sheep Of The Family
4. Post War Saturday Echo
5. Good Lord Knows
6. Up On The Ground
7. Gemini
8. Make Up Your Mind
9. What Was That
10. Make Up Your Mind (Reprise)U
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Disc: 2
1. One Blind Mice
2. Entropy
3. Black Sheep Of The Family
4. Post War Saturday Echo
5. Good Lord Knows
6. Up On The Ground
7. Gemini
8. Make Up Your Mind
9. What Was That
10. Make Up Your Mind (Reprise)
See all 11 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a Two disc Deluxe edition of the self titled album by QUATERMASS. Originally released in 1970 on the Harvest label, Quatermass is one of the most remarkable albums of the era. Featuring PETER ROBINSON (Keyboards), JOHN GUSTAFSON (Bass, Vocals) and MICK UNDERWOOD (Drums, Percussion), Quatermass were one of the most imaginative groups of the Progressive era. Their unique brand of powerful progressive rock encompassed classical music and hard rock, a unique combination that influenced contemporaries such as Deep Purple (indeed Ritchie Blackmore covered Black Sheep of the Family on the first Rainbow album). This Esoteric Recordings edition features stunning new mixes by Peter Robinson in both Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound, along with three bonus tracks, two of which are previously unreleased. The set also features a lavishly illustrated booklet with new essay written by Peter Robinson

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bring_back_the_60s on 26 Aug 2013
Format: Audio CD
I brought this set based on other opinions and thanks to youtube for a preview of the original album. The DVD contains all the bonus tracks that the CD has, not shown here on Amazon. The 5.1 mix is nice but not flying all over the speakers. It is actually very enjoyable and listenable.
Quatermass is a bit more funky than ELP and has a sound that reminds me of some King Crimson from the early 1970s. This is a very interesting album that is quite unique from that era of musical experimentation and before the time where money, business is more important than the music.
The booklet is very informative and does explain in detail about how the 5.1 mixes were completed from missing multi-track tapes.
I did hear a digital noise during the 2nd song on the DVD in DTS mode. The CD sound is great but has been mastered at a higher volume than I prefer.
Overall this is a lost classic that is no longer lost.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By R. White on 13 Aug 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I remember buying "Quatermass" in November 1970 on vinyl because of the amazing artwork & the fact that it was launched on the late & great progressive Harvest label. It turned out to be probably the best album I ever bought on impulse - up there with similar buys such as "Parachute" by the Pretty Things & "Trespass" by Genesis.

At the time critical comparisons were made between Quatermass & ELP however I always believed that these were both unhelpful & misleading. Quatermass were another beast entirely, bereft of the ELP bombast which they replaced with some of the tightest ensemble playing I have ever heard. In Peter Robinson they had a thinking man's Emerson (heavy on musical ability but light on flag burning & knives), ably supported by the locked-in rhythm section of Mick Underwood (drums) & the great John Gustafson (bass & vocals).

"Quatermass" has easily stood the passage of time with its stomping "Black sheep of the family", followed by the electric jazz/blues of "Post war Saturday Echo"; orchestral "God Lord knows"; rocky "Gemini", proggy "Make up your mind", bluesy/jazzy "Up on the ground" through to the eerie jazz conclusion of the orchestrated "Laughing tackle". Most Quatermass fans will already have the Repertoire CD release, however this expanded version on Esoteric is a penalty kick for the unreleased live tracks which sound amazing considering their age! There are informative sleeve notes & an additional DVD 5:1 surround sound of the original album + a recent photo of the reunited band members (for me a really nice touch). This is the holy grail for Quatermass fans & is housed in a triple digi-pack replicating the 1970 sleeve.

So instead of investing in the latest ELP cash-in of remasters, dig this little beauty out! I guarantee it will probably be one of the best reissues from our glorious prog past you will ever buy. Essential!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By john robinson on 18 Oct 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Thanks, Philip, for your comprehensive review of the Quatermass remix CD/DVD.

Your comments were welcome and useful. With respect, though, your comment regarding the vocal which, in your opinion, "strips away all the echo and reverb that had been used on John Gustafson's voice (in the original mix), and(on the tracks that are in genuine surround sound) presents Gustafson's voice totally "dry" and much further out in front of the instruments (versus the original mix)". I can only say that it sounds like your centre channel is too loud. I suggest that you get a cheap SPL meter and make all your speakers the same level (usually 85 dB). It's a common mistake in consumer 5.1 systems that the user tends to increase the volume of the centre channel in order to hear dialogue clearly when watching a film or TV show. While it is tru that I did place John Gustafson's vocals in the centre channel exclusively, the reverb and delays on that vocal which I placed in the left, right and surround channels were painstakingly balanced that, when a correct set-up of the listener's system is utilised, the vocals should be perfectly balanced between the 3 front speakers with additional reverb/delays occurring in the surrounds.
A good way to check if you're not sure about the band/vocal balance, is to play the CD which should give you a prerfect example of the intended mix ( irrespective of whether you like it or not) . When switching between 2 channel stereo and 5.1 channel surround, the mix should, and will, sound identical if the surround system is set up correctly. Hope this helps.

Cheers,

J. Peter Robinson
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Format: Audio CD
Had purple not had the fantastic guitar talents of Richie Blackmore, one of the greatest guitarists ever, then they would've sounded similar to Quatermass. There are a few reasons why I will compare this prog rock trio to Deep Purple; for instance, their members included Mick Underwood and John Gustafon, who were both in a band called Episode Six, whose singer was Ian Gillan. And us rock fans all know which band he ended up singing with don't we!
Musically, this album is of Hammond organ dominated progressive rock, typical of the time, although dated and very much a product of it's era; is still a fine record. Highlights include Black Sheep of the Family, where connections with Deep Purple arise again, as this great tune was covered by Rainbow. On a final note, there is another connection with Deep Purple, you might think that I am a bit of a geek for mentioning this, but this concerns record labels and catalogue numbers. Quatermass was released at the same time as In Rock; Both original copies of the albums appeared on the Harvest label and could be listed together on a discography on Harvest albums. (Quatermass cat# SHVL775), (In Rock cat# SHVL777). (There was'nt a SHVL776 as far as I know).
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