There's always been a cult market for quadraphonic LPs and from time to time I stumble across quad releases.  

So here's my small, but growing listing.


I've included a link to an on-line listing of popular quad listings:


Mark Anderson's Quadraphonic Discography of Popular Recordings:  This hasn't been updated in about a year, 

but is a fascinating reference.  Here's Anderson's description of his reference:


This list was created out of the need to help owners with Matrixed surround and Quadraphonic decoders 

find material made for decoding. These recordings will also benefit owners of other matrix surround sound 

decoders (Circle sound, Dolby ) by providing front and rear information that your decoder can do more with 

than a stereo recording (although you will not hear exactly what the engineer intended, the experience is 

still quite pleasing). This is not a complete list. Information about radio broadcasts (Old Rolling Stone 

magazines from the era advertised Quadraphonic broadcasts) and any media using Quadraphonic sound 

is greatly appreciated and encouraged. Country of origin has been listed to help in the search of a recording. 

Catalog numbers apply only to the country of origin. However, it should not be assumed the recording was 

only available in that country.


  Recent updates

- October 2010 - Added Edgar Winter Group "Shock Therapy"

- August 2013 - Added Janis Joplin "Pearl"

- July 2014 - Added Earth, Wind and Fire "Head To the Sky"

- July 2014 - Added Simon and Garfunkel "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

- November 2016 - Added Poco "Deliverin'"

- November 2016 - Added "The Eleventh Hour with Larry Coryell" LP




LP cover Artist   LP Title Label catalog # Year Grading


Carpenters, The The Singles 1969-1973 A&M QU-53601 193 VG+ cover / VG+ LP;  gatefold sleeve $20.00

Doors, The The Best of the Doors Elektra EQ 5035 1973 VG+ cover / VG+ LP $30.00

Dylan, Bob Desire Columbia PCQ 33893 1982 VG+ cover / VG+ LP $75.00

Earth, Wind & Fire Head To the Sky Columbia QC 32194 1974 VG+ cover / VG+ LP $40.00

The Eleventh Hour with Larry Coryell Introducing the Eleventh Hour with Larry Coryell Vanguard VAQ 40036 1974 VG+ cover / VG+ LP $40.00

Franklin, Aretha The Best of Aretha Franklin Atlantic QD 8305 1973 NM cover / NM LP SOLD $40.00

Janis Joplin Pearl Columbia CQ 30322 1978 VG+ cover / VG+ LP $30.00

Jefferson Airplane, The Volunteers RCA Victor APD1-0320 1973 VG+ cover / VG+ LP; promo copy


Oldfield, Mike Tubular Bells Virgin QD13-105 1973 VG+ / VG+; this was the only quad album released during Virgin's affiliation with Atlantic. Soon after it hit the stores, Virgin changed  distribution to CBS, causing Atlantic to stop production  creating one of the rarest US CD-4 titles 


Redbone Message From a Drum Epic EQ 30815 1973 VG+ cover / VG+ LP

SOLD $20.00

Redbone Beaded Dreams Through Turquoise Eyes Epic EQ 33053 1974 NM cover / NM LP; sealed; quad pressing


Santana Abraxas Columbia CQ 30130   VG+ cover / VG+ LP; minor ring wear on cover


Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water Columbia CQ 30995 1972 VG+ cover / VG+ LP

SOLD  $25.00

Sly & the Family Stones Greatest Hits Epic EQ 30325 1971 VG+ cover / VG+ LP; still in shrink wrap (torn)


Edgar Winter Group Shock Treatment Epic PEQ 32461 1974 VG+ cover / VG+ LP; piece of white tape on edge