Offered for sale is a Japanese SQ Quadraphonic copy of Super Session by Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, and Stephen Stills, including the original obi.
This LP can be played on stereo equipment, though the mix will be different from the stereo release.
About this copy: This copy of Super Session is a 1974 Japanese pressing on the CBS/Sony label of an album that was originally released in 1968.
The cover is M- and still has the original shrink wrap. There is a hype sticker promoting SQ Quadraphonic on the wrap, along with two other stickers showing a ¥2200 price that covers the printed ¥2000 price on the obi and cover.
The insert is M-.
The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc!
A nearly perfect copy of a scarce (and very good) quad LP.
Background: Released in 1968, Super Session was intended to be a collaboration between keyboardist/vocalist Al Kooper and guitarist Mike Bloomfield, but Bloomfield proved to be unavailable to finish the album, so Stephen Stills stepped in to help out on side two.
The album reached #12 on the U.S. album chart.
Allmusic.com gave Super Session a 4 1/2 star review:
As the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) had done a year earlier, Super Session (1968) initially ushered in several new phases in rock & roll’s concurrent transformation. In the space of months, the soundscape of rock shifted radically from short, danceable pop songs to comparatively longer works with more attention to technical and musical subtleties. Enter the unlikely all-star triumvirate of Al Kooper (piano/organ/ondioline/vocals/guitars), Mike Bloomfield (guitar), and Stephen Stills (guitar) — all of whom were concurrently “on hiatus” from their most recent engagements. … There is an undeniable synergy between Kooper and Stills, whose energies seems to aurally drive the other into providing some inspired interaction. Updating the blues standard “You Don’t Love Me” allows Stills to sport some heavily distorted licks, which come off sounding like Jimi Hendrix. This is one of those albums that seems to get better with age and that gets the full reissue treatment every time a new audio format comes out. This is a super session indeed.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1974|