THRILL TO THE SUPER STEREO SENSATION – VARIOUS (CBS PR 17) 1967

“You Only Live Twice”

Superstereo will bring out the full potential of your playing equipment

Looking at the front cover of this album details the tracks and genres I was letting myself in for. Film soundtracks, jazz interludes and some smushy orchestrated ballads. To be honest, the way-out cover sold it and for £1 it was always coming home with me from that charity shop I found it in.

Superstereo Sensation albums were released from around 1967 onwards and were probably aimed at individuals who were in at least their thirties (and over-the-hill) with decent HI-FI equipment. Teenagers and twenty somethings wouldn’t go anywhere near this kind of release in ’67.

I bought this because I was interested to hear the John Barry number “You Only Live Twice” in superstereo. Wow, what a difference! The music on this track does indeed sound superstereo sensational.

All of the other cuts are not my scene but do you know? I’d gladly pay a couple of quid for these if I get at least one song / instrumental worthy of a “Yellow Paper Suns” entry – and that’s what my charity shop excursions are all about!

Back cover liners:

The SUPERSTEREO albums bring to you a new concept in stereo recording. For, until now, most stereo has been of the ‘gimmick’ type exploiting the techniques of stereo whilst not fully realising the true musical value of the performance.

Now, CBS Records are proud to present the recordings you really wanted. The lush sounds of big, famous orchestras and the exciting rhythms of instrumental groups – flawlessly recorded.

Spectacular records, but records that faultlessly retain the superb artistry and dramatic arrangements the artists intended. Superstereo will bring out the full potential of your playing equipment.

You will thrill to the sensational sound of Superstereo.

charity shop purchase @ £1

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