Like everything in 2020, The Doobie Brothers had to reschedule their 50th Anniversary Tour to 2021. November’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be a special program instead of the usual ceremony, which is another bummer, but there’s good news: A chance to dust off your quad speaker set again! (Or you can use your surround sound, but that’s not as cool)
Rhino Records says they will release a “new boxed set that highlights some of the music that helped make the Doobie Brothers one of the most popular bands of its generation. THE DOOBIE BROTHERS: QUADIO will feature quadraphonic mixes of Toulouse Street, The Captain & Me, What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits, and Stampede. The four Blu-ray audio discs come in replicas of the original vinyl record sleeves and are all packaged together in a clamshell box.” For this collection, all four albums have been mastered using the original four-track Quad mixes. The set includes both the quadraphonic and high-resolution stereo (19224 DTS-HD Master Audio) mixes for each album. To enjoy the Quadraphonic mix as intended, the Blu-ray audio discs should be played using Surround Sound.
The set will be available for pre-order now for a September release. You can grab it HERE.
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